Mood - Frustrated
Study Time – 3.0 hours (254.5 total - BEC - 48.0 - REG: 118.0 - AUD: 89.5)
Scores: AUD-94, REG-??
I am pretty pooped after what has been a painful week. I am taking tomorrow off from work though, so hopefully I can recover a bit. I went through some of the BEC-5 Appendix readings (not all). I tried to do the BEC-5 questions tonight. I got through the first sub-set of questions with 76% correct. I got halfway through the second subset and was very frustrated and was basically just making up calculations trying to find a matching answer. I was getting horribly frustrated and annoyed. I finally just closed out of the BEC-5 stuff all together as my mental state was not going to be conductive to any sort of learning.
Instead, I fired up a Progress Test using material from all the BEC classes except BEC-5. This gave me 75 questions that I burned through in about an hour. The great news is that I got 73 out of 75 on those questions (97% - go me!). I felt mostly good on the questions. There were a couple that I didn't get at the correct answer the way the solution did, but it wasn't me guessing at the answer either (actually don't think I just plain guessed on any of them). The questions that gave me pause are the areas I will review over the next couple of days. There really weren't many areas that I didn't feel good on. I'll review that snazzy table for BEC-1 that summarized all the entity properties. I need to hit a few of the formulas from BEC-2 & BEC-3 again just to speed up my time on the calculation-intensive problems.
So, how am I going to deal with BEC-5? I am planning on going through the lecture tomorrow section by section doing the questions for each section as I do. That helped me a bit in BEC-2 and a great deal of help in BEC-3. If I can get comfortable with the BEC-5 stuff on Friday I can work on the BEC-2, BEC-3, & BEC-5 supplemental questions on Saturday and Sunday. That would give me Monday for a full 100 question progress test and Tuesday/Wednesday for the two practice final exams. I plan on little to no study time the day before so I can relax and be fresh next Friday for the actual exam.
I feel less prepared for this section than either of the other two. Looking at my study time for this section it becomes very apparent why. I really should be close to the hours for AUD since they both have five classes in them, yet I am just around half. I have known my hours were low for a week and a half but sadly I feel like it has been as many. This is the effects of the burn out I've been feeling I suppose. My mood was pretty similar after doing the BEC-2 & BEC-3 questions the first time. Re-watching those lectures really was extremely beneficial. Hopefully tomorrow will provide a similar bump in my mood/confidence.
While I'm being moody and down I suppose I can also rant about score releases too. I was hoping the AICPA would have released the REG scores to the NASBA and State Boards today (actually had hoped for yesterday). There really isn't anything I can do to influence the score release so I need to not worry about it. The lack of any activity on the score releases though is a bit frustrating though.