How to Practice WC in BEC with Becker

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    Puppykoala
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    Didn't see any question or sections offering writing practice or training in Becker. Wondering how everyone else is tackling this part. I will need extended practice as English is not my first language. Any tips are appreciated!

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    Recked
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    I have yet to find a review course that actually grades your WC. They all seem to just give you an example, and of course mine never looked like the example.
    Grammar, punctuation, proper context/body/format, and keywords. Those should all be your focus.
    State what the question is asking, throw down some paragraphs with keywords to answer the question. Restate the question with the findings you just provided.
    Check the examples on the AICPA sample exam as well. Brain dumping and then forming that into a coherent letter format is the key.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

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    #2585982 Reply
    Puppykoala
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    Sounds good Recked. Appreciate your suggestion.

    Shoot for the stars!

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    REG 95 07/19

    BEC 91 11/19

    AUD 88 12/19

    #2587536 Reply
    Puppykoala
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    Also, do you know what would be an approperiate length for the writtig? Becker has really detailed and well written examples but they all seem too long for the real exam.

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    FAR 88 04/19

    REG 95 07/19

    BEC 91 11/19

    AUD 88 12/19

    #2589618 Reply
    Jimmy Dugan
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    I don't think the Becker examples are that long. You will always have something like like 5 paragraphs with 4 sentences each. Biggest help is having a plan; find out immediately what position you are taking on the matter and put that in the intro. Then support that position with 3-4 paragraphs of details on why you have taken that position. Then a conclusion paragraph on what you just said. Make sure you have some keywords that relate to the topic. It's that easy.

    People sweat the written questions, but they really are the easiest part of the exam. Recall your 5-paragraph essay skills from high school and you will be fine. What really kills people on the WC is not having enough time. You make more time by having a fast pace on MCQ's. Don't linger on anything too long and you should have plenty of time for the written portion.

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    #2594538 Reply
    Mike J
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    Follow this basic 3-paragraph rubric. 1) This is what I'm going to tell you, 2) This is what Im telling you, 3) This is what I told you.

    The this is what the question tells you to write about.

    Doing this helps give you structure (maybe even trick the computer into giving you point or two) and the very act of writing something may also help jog your memory.

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