9780470450024

You Can Pass the CPA Exam : Get Motivated!

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    9780470450024

  • ISBN10:

    0470450029

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-28
  • Publisher: Wiley
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You Can Pass the CPA ExamThird EditionGet Motivated! - Knowledge and confidence-building techniques - Completely updated for the new computerized Exam - Includes a 60-minute audio CDDebra R. HopkinsThe reliable training guide to understand, prepare for-and pass-the CPA ExamTaking the Certified Public Accountant's Exam can be overwhelming. Beginning with applying for the Exam, to the technical knowledge, and ending with the exam-taking process itself, it helps to have a little guidance-OK, a lot! Now you can become fully informed about the entire examination process and fulfill your dream of becoming a CPA, with the updated Third Edition of You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated!With a new motivational CD reflecting candidate exam experiences, the Third Edition presents the many navigational and technical aspects included in the computer-based exam. Here, you'll find complete guidance for customizing your own study plan and detailed tips for tackling every question, with coverage of essential topics including:Updated discussion of the Simulations component as well as the Research componentScheduling and applying for the ExamAssessing your strengths and weaknessesThe Multiple-Choice componentThe Communications component, formerly called EssaysDeveloping your personal study planCoping with your family, friends, and coworkersTime management and other mistakes to avoidThis Third Edition prepares you unlike any other prep guide, combining all of the aspects of the Exam-Research, Communications, Simulations, and Content Change-in one convenient reference source. With each chapter designed as a separate informational unit, You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated!, Third Edition will get you ready by test day to tackle every type of question in top form-including making the best educated guess on a tough multiple-choice question and confidently nailing complex simulation questions.You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated!, Third Edition gives you a leg up on the biggest hurdle you'll face before embarking on a professional career.

Author Biography

Debra R. Hopkins, CPA, is Director of the Northern Illinois University (NIU) CPA Exam Review and has more than twenty-five years of experience helping to prepare over 1,000 CPA candidates a year for the difficult CPA computer-based examination. Her NIU CPA Exam Review students have consistently achieved national ranking in exam pass rates and have also ranked in the top ten auditing pass rates more than any other CPA exam review.

Table of Contents

Believe That You Can Pass!p. 1
Content and Overall Exam Formatp. 9
Scheduling and Applying for the Examp. 33
A Time and Place for Everythingp. 45
Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknessesp. 59
The Multiple-Choice Componentp. 67
The Communications Component-Formerly Called Essaysp. 77
The Simulation Component: No Fearp. 85
The Research Component: How Many Hits?p. 91
CPA Exam Gradingp. 99
Developing Your Personal Study Planp. 105
Study Strategies to Improve Your Memoryp. 119
Coping with Family, Friends, and Coworkersp. 135
Revising Your Personal Study Planp. 145
How Will I Ever Pass? Practice Makes Perfect!p. 153
The Art of Auditing and Attestationp. 161
Financial Accounting and Reporting: Tough It Outp. 169
Regulation: The Rule-Oriented Sectionp. 175
Business Environment and Concepts: It's Different, It's Generalp. 183
Surviving the Prometric Experiencep. 191
Nerves of Steelp. 197
Time Management and Other Mistakes to Avoidp. 205
It's Show Timep. 215
The Waiting Gamep. 223
Regrouping after an Unsuccessful Attemptp. 227
Congratulations-You Are a CPA!p. 237
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