Tuesday, March 9, 2010

This Could Have Gone Better

43 days remaining
Mood - Still Tired
Study Time – 3.5 hours (304.0 total - FAR: 22.0 - BEC: 74.5 - REG: 118.0 - AUD: 89.5)
Scores:  AUD-94, REG-97, BEC-??

Based on last nights in-class questions and my understanding of the material I was expecting to blow through tonight's questions without issues.  I ended up at 80%.  The missed questions were a mixture of  RTCDQ and just plain missed a minor point issues.  There were very few that I just plain didn't know.  I found a couple of questions that even when linking to the part in the Becker book the software points you to I couldn't find the answer.  All in I don't feel bad about this part, but I'm not as far along as I thought I was.  The questions for FAR also take a long time to work.  It took me almost 4 hours (took out half an hour for a phone call and briefly talking to my wife) to get through the 143 questions.  That still works out to about 1.5 minutes per question, but with that many questions it just wears you out.  I now see the tricks the questions use to trip you up.  Hopefully I could get 85-90% if I were to work through the questions again.

Tomorrow will be an interesting day.  I get to sit through a four hour lecture on Goodwill and other items to celebrate my birthday instead of doing what normal people get to do like going out to eat and spending time with friends and family.  Isn't the CPA exam fun?  I told my wife we could do my birthday late next month.

I still have no word on my test not showing up as confirmed on the state board.  I spoke with a different person today and he said they had gotten several calls about it and they were looking into it.  The good news is it isn't just me.  The bad news is I still am no closer to an answer.  The Texas board person was nice and said to check over the next couple of days.  If it isn't up there by next week I'll call back again.

In theory Wave 2 BEC scores could be released late next week (17th-19th).  I'm not holding out for that since the testing window was extended into March due to the crazy weather we had in February across the country.  Still, I should hopefully have a score for BEC in 2-3 more weeks.

 On a blog note, I played around with some of the settings and was able to move my theme to a newer version.  There is some funky thing that can show the number of people following the blog that use some account thingy (not really sure, but its there).  I can also do polls.  I put up a poll to see who is using what study materials.  I might do another poll in a week or so asking what was the first section you took.  If you have other poll question suggestions you can leave them in the comments or email me.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update on the confirmation of the test. I meant to call today myself but ran out of time in the day. Will try tomorrow.. Best of luck with the rest of your studies!