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You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated, 3rd Edition

You Can Pass the CPA Exam: Get Motivated, 3rd Edition

Debra R. Hopkins

ISBN: 978-0-470-45002-4

Sep 2009

243 pages

Select type: Paperback

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This 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'll also 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 component

  • Scheduling and applying for the Exam

  • Assessing your strengths and weaknesses

  • The Multiple-Choice component

  • The Communications component, formerly called Essays

  • Developing your personal study plan

  • Coping with your family, friends, and coworkers

  • Time management and other mistakes to avoid


1 Believe That You Can Pass!

2 Content and Overall Exam Format.

3 Scheduling and Applying for the Exam.

4 A Time and Place for Everything.

5 Assessing Your Strengths and Weaknesses.

6 The Multiple-Choice Component.

7 The Communications Component—Formerly Called Essays.

8 The Simulation Component: No Fear.

9 The Research Component: How Many Hits?

10 CPA Exam Grading.

11 Developing Your Personal Study Plan.

12 Study Strategies to Improve Your Memory.

13 Coping with Family, Friends, and Coworkers.

14 Revising Your Personal Study Plan.

15 How Will I Ever Pass? Practice Makes Perfect!

16 The Art of Auditing and Attestation.

17 Financial Accounting and Reporting: Tough It Out.

18 Regulation: The Rule-Oriented Section.

19 Business Environment and Concepts: It’s Different, It's General.

20 Surviving the Prometric Experience.

21 Nerves of Steel.

22 Time Management and Other Mistakes to Avoid.

23 It's Show Time.

24 The Waiting Game.

25 Regrouping after an Unsuccessful Attempt.

26 Congratulations—You Are a CPA!