July 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm #3304912LeelaParticipant
I would really like to take BEC by August 15th in order to get a test out of the way before my tax busy season. I'm unsure of the best way to effectively and efficiently study.
I have Becker and watching the lectures just takes up too much time. Mainly people offer the suggestion of just doing a bunch of multiple choice questions but I still need some type of structure and outline of the topics instead of just diving right in.
I really don't know what to do, any advice would be appreciated.July 21, 2021 at 11:30 pm #3304993ColinParticipant
I'm not sure how Becker is structured. I use Roger, and passed BEC on my first attempt. I watched all the lectures and did the MCQs. I winged the written portion for the most part and only looked at the AICPA Sample test written communication as review.
Your previous scores included in your footer seem to indicate you just need a little boost in order to get this part under your belt. I would suggest finding your worst scoring MCQ category and trying to improve your running score. Once it's no longer your worst scoring category, go find your next worst scoring category. Rinse and repeat until you feel comfortable or it is test day.
Taking a practice (mock) exam one week before your test day is key as well as it will be a good indication of what your test day will look like. If you notice any underperforming areas, I would focus those areas in your final week of studying.
Best of luck!July 23, 2021 at 3:18 pm #3305008
Crams the videos as fast as you can, and hammer the MCQs.
That's what worked best for me and my particular learning style.July 23, 2021 at 8:48 pm #3305011
Only watch the videos on topics you have trouble with. This saves alot of time. Then hammer mcs and sims for BEC. BEC is not easy, you need to fix all your weaknesses to pass. Im doing that for AUDIT and its definitely not funJuly 26, 2021 at 2:15 pm #3305026
25 exams and counting, that's incredible motivation for everyone to keep pushing forward!!July 27, 2021 at 12:25 am #3305041
@Recked lol yeah, im not too proud how i got to this point. Many have told me to quit but i whole heartedly believe i can pass this thing. I will do whatever it takes to pass!July 27, 2021 at 1:18 pm #3305050
It's clear you can pass, and you will, KEEP GOING!!!
It'll be worth it.
There was another user on here a few years ago that had a similar track record.
I can't remember the name, but everyone was pretty excited when they finally finished.
It's a great feeling.July 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm #3305053LeelaParticipant
Thank you all so much for the advice! I think I'm a bit too far behind at this point to make the August 15th deadline, but will definitely take everyone's approach going forward. I appreciate it!
@CPAHOPE – your name says it all. Keep hope and faith and you will pass! Please keep us updated. Best of luckJuly 28, 2021 at 2:51 am #3305065
@recked & leela
Thank you! Good luck to you leelaApril 12, 2022 at 8:37 am #3311479jmurdock21Participant
A dated response, but this might help. I started with BEC, but when to grad school and my credits expired.
I found the BEC to be ridiculously easy. I just started back up, I’m on day 11 and I think I could pass it tomorrow if I needed to.
I don’t have a good attention span, so videos and text are boring, time consuming and information overload.
What I do is: Go on ebay and buy the Becker flashcards. You can buy older ones as they are cheaper, except REG. Learn those f’ers forward and backwards. Until you can get through 300 cards worth of questions without missing anything. Some of the answers are worded very poorly. So if you don’t understand something once youve learned all of them, google the concept. Youll always find real world applications that make much more sense and reading those examples will make you more likely to remember and understand the concepts. It’s important that you understand the concept of each answer. It helps me to make up a real world example which is very helpful bc many of the questions on the exam are not straight forward questions. Theyre going to give you a lot of “cause and effect” questions like, “Johnny opens a karate dojo named Kai Cobra. His rival Daniel also opens a karate dojo named Do Miyagi. Johnny charges $100 per month. Daniel’s dojo is free. Johnny had 25 students, but lost 3 to Daniel. Which can we say about the elasticity of demand for Johnny’s dojo?”
The demand for Kai Cobra is elastic due to Do Miyagi offering free classes.
The demand for Kai Cobra is inelastic because Johnny will have to lower prices to avoid losing more students
The demand for Kai Cobra is inelastic because the percentage for change in price of a related good was greater than the change in demand.
The demand for Kai Cobra is inelastic because Daniel’s dojo will cause a rightward shift in the supply curve, lowering prices assuming no shifts in the demand curve
After that, I read the material to pick up tidbits not in the flashcards. It’s typically minor little things. Just by memorizing all the cards, youll know 90% of the text bullet points and topics.
Then just do mcq to practice. You should get around 80-90% of your practice questions correct.
If you can average 5-6 hours of study per day, you should be test ready within 2 weeks.
Easy peasy lemon squeezieApril 12, 2022 at 5:09 pm #3311482Rey JrGuest
Just stop making excuses and it will be done. Easy does itApril 13, 2022 at 9:32 pm #3311536
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