Mood - nervous but not manic
Study Time – 3.0 hours (275.0 total - BEC - 68.5 - REG: 118.0 - AUD: 89.5)
Scores: AUD-94, REG-??
I took the first practice final in the Becker software tonight. I got 73 out of 90 for 81%. This is below my margin of comfort, but would have been enough to pass. The Becker final exams are also trickier than what I should actually see on the exam. I actually did pretty well on the calculation problems. Four of my seventeen misses were RTCDQ problems. Three more mistakes were missing an item in the description that figured into my calculation (basically another 3 RTCDQ issues). While I still am not confident in this section the feelings of panic are subsiding. I only had 2 questions where I really went "how in the hell am I suppose to figure that one out?" On the timing side of things I am a lot closer than I'd like to be. I finished with 6 minutes remaining. I didn't feel like the practice test was very calculation intensive though. Sadly, it really is going to come down to the luck of the draw on exam day.
On a side note, the AICPA still has not released the REG scores to the states. This means I'm probably looking at a Thursday (if lucky) or Friday release. This opens the debate of should I even consider looking at the score Friday morning before my test (if it is even available then)? I'm still figuring on my test being bumped into Wave 2 just because that is how my luck rolls. That doesn't stop me from being a bit obsessive over the score though.