Tag: Tips

Managing Stress on the CPA Exam

There is no denying that studying for the CPA Exam is an inherently stressful experience. One cannot completely eliminate that stress, and it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to do so because stress can be a motivator, but you don’t want the time you spend studying to be the worst experience of...


Job Search and Interview Strategies

Whether you’re an experienced professional seeking a new career path or a recent college graduate starting out in your field these tips will help ensure your job search and subsequent interviews are a success. Job Search Strategy Your chances for long term success are much greater if you apply a...


Presentation and Public Speaking Tips

“I read a thing that actually says that speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. I found that amazing—number two was death! That means to the average person if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the...


Time Management Tips for the USMLE Exam

“If only I had more time,” is a common lament of students as they walk out of the USMLE. The simple fact is the USMLE is a timed test. And time matters. No, time by itself does not determine your score. But the time limits that govern each exam provides a constraint that restricts your potential...


What to Focus on During USMLE Review

The key to successful exam preparation lies not in what you study, but in what you choose to ignore. If you try to learn everything—every little detail, every little fact, you will not succeed, there is simply too much material to master in too short an amount of time. A better system is to use...


USMLE Problem Solving Strategies Review

The USMLE is not only testing your content knowledge, but also your ability to problem-solve on your feet. Success on the USMLE depends on identifying issues and thinking clearly. Yes, you must have memorized essential content. But, the exam wants more from you than a demonstration of what you have...


CPA Exam Tips for Research Questions

As many of you know, the CPA Exam includes seven task-based simulations for FAR and AUD, and six for REG. And for each of these exams, at least one of the tasks will be a research question. The research questions are either right or wrong and no partial credit is given. So it pays to invest your...


Mental Preparation Tips for the CPA Exam

Studying for the CPA exam is a huge test of mental endurance and, unfortunately, there are no shortcuts. You have to put in the hard work. You will have good study days and bad ones and you may feel like giving up. But in the end, it’s well worth it. Trust me. You will have conquered one of the...


What to Do the Day Before the CPA Exam

The months of preparation, endless studying, and time away from family and friends has all come down to this. It’s time to take your CPA Exam. So don’t let any last-minute anxiety affect how well you do. Here are a few simple tips to ensure you are well rested, alert, and ready to achieve a...


Time Management Tips for the CPA Exam

The CPA Exam uses a multistage testing format. If you do well on one testlet, the next testlet will be harder, so time management is key. Here are some tips to keep you on task when you sit for the exam: Move Quickly Through the First Testlet The first testlet is at a level of moderate difficulty....