The weekend went way to fast! I miss the shore already. I seriously contemplated moving down there and becoming a local. Oh well. Anniversary went great! Tom won me a #12 Cunningham old school jersey from 1990! It’s a reproduction, but I don’t care. It has EAGLES on it and its old school Kelly Green.
My Yaeger materials came today, so guess what I am doing tonight…..wait for it…..wait for it….STUDYING! What else would I be doing? I am still waiting on my NTS. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it comes late tonight or tomorrow morning. When I checked the Prometric site this morning, the days I wanted were still available at my #1 testing site. I hope they still are when it comes time to sign up.
I have taken another approach to this exam in addition to changing my studying material. I will be using social networking to its fullest potential! Instead of “status update stalking” during study breaks, I will actually use Twitter and email to correspond with my new study buddy. I have found a very good conversationalist via Twitter using #twudygroup. For me a good conversationalist actually replies and responds back to my Twits on a consistent and timely basis. Granted the topic is the CPA exam, but we are both able to guide each other and that is what we both need.
The idea came to me as the days got closer to my AUD exam and during the 2nd quarter score release. I realized if I failed a part it was probably because I am doing self study and have no instructor to ask a question to immediately. There is nothing wrong with self study, but I sometimes need a deeper understanding of material right away. This is the one negative I find when it comes to self studying. No instructor when I need them at 2 am on a Tuesday morning. There are message boards out there, but with my luck I would have to wait 2 days until a person found my post, knew the answer and actually responded in a fashion I would comprehend. In addition, I don’t have the time or patience to search 4 different sites for my question and hope someone else answered the post.
I have exchanged email addresses with my buddy. For our situation, he has failed AUD, but I have passed and I failed REG, but he has passed. We have similar access to the same knowledge base and study materials. Our goal is to take our incorrect questions and responses and send them to each other. We will show each other how we came to the correct response. My hope is to see what step I am missing and/or have another point of view explain a rule/regulation. I am really excited to see how everything plays out. I will keep my blog updated with our success and failures. I am sure there is going to be a learning curve on both our parts.
If you want to join in, have a similar story to share, or have a suggestion, feel free to reply or email me. Off to studying I go….