Sunday, April 4, 2010

Getting There

10 days remaining (adjusted to final test date - saved 9 days over October 2009 estimate)
Mood - good
Study Time – 4.5 hours (379.0 total - FAR: 99.0 - BEC: 74.5 - REG: 118.0 - AUD: 89.5)
Scores:  AUD-94, REG-97, BEC-93

I skimmed through FAR-3 & FAR-4 today.  After reading FAR-3 I did a progress test including FAR-1 through FAR-3.  I got 94% on that one.  After reading FAR-4 I did a progress test including FAR-1 through FAR-4 & FAR-8 through FAR-9.  I got 90% overall on the second progress test.  If you just look at the FAR-1 through FAR-4 portion though I only got 84%.  Basically I'm doing decent on the materials overall and strong on the governmental and not-for-profit stuff.  Many of the questions I missed were the ones I knew I was going to have issues with, but even still I had it down to two answer choices.  All in I'm feeling better about the materials.  

The plan is to do FAR-5/6/7 over the next three days with progress tests each day.  Thursday/Friday overall progress tests (100 questions, which will simulate the 90 I'll actually get).  Saturday I'll review the simulations (and maybe another progress test).  Sunday & Monday I'll do the two practice final exams.  Tuesday I'll try and do little to nothing as it is the day before the exam.

It is finally beginning to come together.


  1. Here is what the problem is: I am also doing well on the progress tests, but I feel that I did them so many times that I remember what I am looking for when I see the question and I am scoring 90% and above. I just hope the real exam will be very similar in content of what we are studying and no stupid surprises. :)

  2. There are always a couple of surprises. The trick is to know the material good enough that you don't have to stress over the random oddball. Every exam I've taken has had 2-4 "where did that come from?" questions on it.

  3. Question: Are you going to redo all the homework questions or will you just do the progress tests?

  4. At this point I'll probably just do progress tests over and over unless I have a single topic that is just bugging me. If I'm having issues with a single topic I'll rework the homework for that topic in its entirety.