Back to Study Group
What are your day-of-exam tips and advice?
Nate - 11/1/2019, 7:02 pm

It's obvious we need sleep, water, and food to function. What tactics or substantive tips would you recommend to someone a week or two out from taking their very first CPA exam?

verified_user RobPremCPA (Instructor) - 11/1/2019, 8:31 pm

Good question, Nate.

I've said it before, and I will say it again - your job and goal during studying is to be constantly finding, identifying the holes in your understanding, and then filling them in! Just like a dentist would with a cavity filling or root canal.

Therefore, in the last two weeks, it is all MCQs. But instead of going in chronological order in the book (ch1, ch2, ch3, etc.), you want to bounce between all chapters during the BOLT PHASE of your studying. This will allow you to trip up and make mistakes (this is what you want to do)!

Any thoughts or questions? Please, just ask!

Varun-62811 - 05/11/2020, 2:28 pm
  • Revise through observation
  • Don't study any new topics as this will only get you more tensed
  • Maintain notes of important points that you want to quickly walk through your day before exams
  • Be confident about what you already know and rely greatly on them
  • No matter how much you prepare, you might end up feeling unconfident. This is totally normal. Trust your preparation.
  • Don't discuss it with many people! This can leave you confused!