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Making the FAR Multiple Choice Questions Work for You - Part 2

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Welcome to part two of our three-part series on how to get the most from your multiple choice question (MCQ) study time. If you missed part one, head here to catch up. If you’ve already read part one but need a little refresher, keep reading.

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Making the FAR Multiple Choice Questions Work for You - Part 3

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Welcome back to part three, the final in our three part series about how to get the most out of your multiple choice (MCQ) study time. After discussing the four general ways to get more out of your study time and how to anchor all of your questions in the general accounting cycle in part one, and how to take that foundation-level knowledge to the next level and deep-dive into recommended topics in part two, for part three we are saying enough with the theory, already… let’s look at an example of how to work through a topic.

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Making the FAR Multiple Choice Questions Work for You - Part 1

Posted by Guest Blogger on Apr 20, 2019 7:45:00 AM

Multiple choice questions (MCQs) are the bane of many a CPA candidate’s existence - they will drill them day in and day out, relying on scores from these practice tests as a measure of readiness.  But there is more than one way to study using MCQs, and this three-part series will give you a better way to utilize your test bank and get more bang for your buck when practicing.

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Planning to PASS the CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 9, 2019 8:11:00 AM

Wondering how long it will take to study for, and pass, the CPA exams? Finding that everyone has a different metric, or they’ll only tell you once you’ve signed up for their course? Well, let’s dispense with all the bait and switch. Here’s what I recommend.  

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Tags: CPA Productivity, CPA Review Tips, 2019 CPA Exam

5 Easy Steps on How to Support Your CPA Candidate

Posted by Carey Levin on Dec 30, 2018 9:54:19 PM

 As a non-CPA, I was floored when learning the requirements to sit for and pass the Uniform CPA Exam. Generally believed to be one of the most challenging accreditation exams in any industry, sitting for the CPA exam represents a tremendous commitment on the part of the candidate, both in terms of time and energy.

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CPA Exam Hack: How to Drop the Phone When You Hit the Books

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 28, 2018 3:52:45 PM

Okay, we love our mobile devices as much as the next person. Smartphones are amazing in all the things they give us access to, but that's exactly why you need to power down so you can focus. We are more tuned in, available, and distracted than ever. You can, and people literally do, stay entertained all day, every day on with apps alone. The result has become somewhat Pavlonian as a text message tone or vibration sends everyone near digging into their pockets. Our subconscious is hoping for a release of endorphins that when we get a text from a loved one. Getting a notification informing you you've been "liked" is an addicting process.

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Study Tips for the CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 14, 2018 5:58:01 PM

In January, the AICPA announced the dates when scores will be released for those who have taken the CPA Exam. You can check the dates here. This should help your preparation for the CPA Exam as you can see when the exams results will be released, you can minimize the time you have to wait for the results, and see whether you need to start studying again.

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Four Ways Accountants Can Make the Most of Their Office Layout

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Nov 13, 2017 12:24:50 PM

We all remember the episode of The Office where Jim creates a pencil barrier to keep Dwight's clutter off of his desk. This comical depiction of a shared workspace is good for a laugh but as office spaces become more open it brings to light that personal space is shrinking. You are much less likely to have a quiet area in which to work or call a client, and will find a little too much time is spent interacting with your peers that should be dedicated work time.

Brainstorming productivity around office layouts isn't exactly what accountants or CPA candidates normally focus on. We aren't interior designers and productivity around office layout can seem like high hanging fruit to HR. However, there are some simple suggestions you can make for the office at large and changes you can apply personally to combat shared or small workplaces.

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Tags: CPA Exam Prep, CPA Exam Tips, CPA Review Tips, office environment

5 Motivating Tips For Working and Studying Full-Time

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Oct 2, 2017 6:37:02 PM

Ah, the life of a full-time working, full-time student. Almost everyone else you know gets home from work and starts relaxing. Or once the formal work day is done, at least others have the option transition to working around the house, cooking dinner, and making progress on that endless to-do list.  You, however, must find the motivation to study!

Unfortunately, finding the motivation to study for the CPA Exam is hard. As with any long-term endeavor, like working out or eating healthier, great intentions are hard to turn into habits.

The key to staying motivated is going to be different for everyone. And, while there is no one fix for everyone, but we've got some ways of thinking and common practices that will help most of you.

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Tags: 2017 CPA Exam, CPA Exam Prep, CPA Review Courses, CPA Review Tips

How to Reach for Resilience After Failing the CPA Exam

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Aug 21, 2017 9:06:00 AM

People often look around after experiencing a setback and wonder, "What did I do wrong that all these other people did right?" You feel surrounded by individuals who are "making it," but you are coming up short. You may feel jealousy, and think some people don't deserve their success. Or, you'll see others who seem like they should have attained their goals already, but are struggling. You may feel like that about yourself.

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