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techniques to answer tbs questions
On every section of the CPA Exam, you will encounter Task-Based Simulations (TBSs). A Task-Based Simulation is a CPA Exam question type that requires you to complete four to eight tasks using the information provided, and they can be quite complex. However, you don’t need to let them intimidate you. You just need to learn...
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Study Tips for the DRS questions in the CPA exam
As you may know, Task-Based Simulations (TBSs) are one of the primary question types featured on the CPA Exam. As constructive-response questions, TBSs are not only more complex than the other two question types (CPA Exam multiple-choice questions and BEC Written Communications), but they are also more varied. One kind of TBS you’ll see within...
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Dr. Gleim, our favorite teacher
With another Teacher’s Day come and gone, Gleim would like to honor the teacher to whom we owe decades of success. Dr. Irvin Gleim, Ph.D., CIA, CMA, CFM, CPA, founded Gleim CPA Review in 1974 after writing one of the first CPA review books. Since then, he has enabled Gleim to help millions of accounting...
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How to become a better CPA test-taker
As a CPA candidate, you know that taking the CPA Exam requires you to learn about the exam and study its content. These actions will prepare you at a basic level, but you can gain an extra advantage over the exam by improving your test-taking abilities as well. After all, the CPA Exam is a...
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Overcoming failing a CPA exam section
You stayed up almost all night for the CPA Exam score release, anxiously awaiting the appearance of two numbers that would indicate how much longer the exam process might last for you. When your score finally arrived, it was lower than you had hoped, and your heart sank with it. You didn’t pass that section...
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CPA Exam Schedule
Once you decide to take the CPA Exam in order to experience the benefits of becoming a CPA, you must make a few more decisions before you can achieve CPA Exam success. First, you must choose to which CPA state board of accountancy you will apply. Then, you must determine the order in which you...
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How to register for the CPA exam
Deciding to take the CPA Exam is a great career move for accountants, as the benefits of becoming a CPA prove. However, when you’re ready to take the CPA Exam, how do you get started? First, you need to become knowledgeable about the CPA Exam. Then, you need to use this information to complete your...
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CPA testing site closures due to weather
When you wake up on exam day, one of the last things on your mind may be the first thing to keep you from taking the CPA Exam: the weather. No matter the time of year, bad weather can whip up and jeopardize your testing appointment despite all of your preparations. While you can’t know...
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Exam-emulating cpa review
When you enter the Prometric testing center to take the CPA Exam, there is one emotion you’ll want to feel above all else: confidence. When you feel confident, you can do your best, and when you do your best, you can pass each CPA Exam section the first time you sit. The key ingredients for...
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