Just wanted to give a quick update on my process of studying for the CPA exam. Last time I mentioned this, I was planning on taking the exam at the end of February. Due to my lack of commitment to studying, I had to move my date and I am now taking it in two weeks. This is my first section of the CPA exam and I will admit, I’m pretty nervous.
I spent most of my spring break studying for this exam so now if I don’t keep up with it, I keep reminding myself that I wasted my spring break then. So far I am about half way studying with this section and definitely need to pick up the pace.
The problem I have been having is that now that classes are back in session, I tend to worry more about my homework than my CPA studying. That is good because my classwork is “due” first, but then again, I cannot neglect my studying. I also started a new class this half of the semester, which has added to my workload. Nonetheless, I need to get back on track with my studying so that I don’t waste all the time I’ve studied by not being prepared.
My advice, then, is that when you start studying for the CPA exam, you need to be committed to it and follow a schedule. Otherwise, it will fall by the wayside and will seem to always be a concern on your shoulders. I will keep you all updated on my studying and exam process as it continues.
On another topic other than CPA exam studying, the new class I started this half of the semester has been good so far. It is called Studies in Auditing and since I will be going into auditing after graduation, I hope the class will be very useful. So far (in the two classes we’ve had), I’ve definitely learned more about auditing and the profession. I look forward to our discussions about technical topics as well as current issues in the auditing profession as it is all quite interesting to me.
Please leave comments or questions about the CPA exam, my new auditing class, or anything else you would like to know!