Mood - Unsure
Study Time – 4.0 hours (397.5 total - FAR: 117.5 - BEC: 74.5 - REG: 118.0 - AUD: 89.5)
Scores: AUD-94, REG-97, BEC-93
I just scored the lowest I've scored on any practice final exam of any section. By my calculation I 66 before any consideration of the written. While I am nervous about the written in general, I've done average to better than average on the actual exams. If you add 5 points for the written that puts me at a practice final exam #1 score of 71. This is a couple of points lower than what I did on the second BEC one where I got a 73. All in it isn't too horrible. I've done at least 12 points and as much as 20 points better on the actual exam, which would put me at 83-91. I expect this exam to actually be my lowest, but I should be ok based on this practice final exam. Obviously I'd like to be higher, but it should be good enough.
Onto the practice exam itself. I had 3 RTCDQ issues (2 in MC, 1 in a simulation). These are pretty silly mistakes that I should know better. I had 5 misses that I consider stupid. These are basic things that I know that I just plain missed (net of tax, mis-added/math error). While I'm sure I'll miss some on the actual exam, between these two areas I lost 5-7 points on the exam. If I could get half of those back I'd have gotten a 74 or 75. Three of the questions I knew the topic being asked but due to piss-poor wording in the questions and answers missed them. I'll see a couple like this in the exam and they are frustrating there too. I just have to remember there is nothing to be done about them and do what I can without wasting time.
On the timing I am ok. I am not getting through the MC as fast as I would like, but my goal on the MC question timing is a bit unrealistic. I want to have an hour for each simulation so that I can spend extra time on the written. This means I have to do the MC in 2 hours which is like 1.5 minutes per question. This just isn't practical or reasonable. If I can get 45 minutes on each simulation I should still be in good shape. On the practice final exam #1 I had a bit over 30 minutes to work on each written. It is less than I'd like and less than I've actually used on the other exams, but I'll have to make due.