Lately, I have been feeling like Wonder Woman, well an extremely tired version of Wonder Woman. I transitioned right from busy season to studying every day after work and all day long during the weekends. I have also been planning a wedding shower and bachelorette party for my best friend, which the ladies on here can relate, is a full time job in itself. So between my 3 full time "jobs" (planning, studying and actually working) I haven't had a free second to breath.
I took my AUD exam (2nd attempt) on May 28th and I am happy to report that I received a passing score! I passed REG in the fall so now I am halfway there. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
I plan on tackling FAR (2nd attempt) next. I attempted once before last summer and ended up with a score of 72. I plan on using the study technique that I used with AUD. I read the book, cover to cover, and write all my own notes and flash cards. I find that I am able to retain the information better than just reading and typing my notes out, or just listening to the lectures. I did not even use the Becker lectures for AUD; they don't help me. I find myself spacing out and half the time not even listening to them. I feel that reading and writing out my notes keeps me focused and my head in the game. I think I finally found the study technique that works for me.
I also found that keeping busy keeps the nerves at bay while waiting for the score release. I took my exam and an hour later I was on to the next thing on my to-do list. I think that keeping busy is a great way to cope with the anxiety that we all have while waiting for our scores to be released.
I am fortunate that at Friedman LLP, we are given the opportunity to have Fridays off during the summer months. I hope that this extra day off will give me the push I need to tame the beast that is FAR.
Keep up the good work everyone!