Gleim CPA Blog

Learning from the multiple-choice questions you answered incorrectly is very important. You must analyze and understand why you chose the wrong answer and learn how to avoid the same error in the future. This study technique may prove to be the difference between passing and failing for many CPA candidates and is an essential step...
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This CPA Prep Tip concerns the financial accounting pronouncements that candidates are responsible for on the CPA exam. Financial Accounting Standards Board statements, interpretations, and other accounting pronouncements are eligible to be tested in the exam window beginning 6 months after the pronouncement’s effective date, unless early application is permitted. When early application is permitted,...
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Question: “When will you release your next edition of CPA materials?” Answer: We plan to release a new edition of CPA Review in December. We are now taking pre-orders for the 2009 edition. Our CPA Complete System with Gleim Online (available per section) comes with an 18-month product replacement guarantee. If Gleim releases a new...
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Some candidates have asked why they sometimes receive scores before or after others when taking the same exam on the same day. The issue is that some exam forms contain experimental multiple-choice or Simulation questions that require review and analysis before they can be scored. These forms take longer to grade. Recall that NASBA sends...
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All of the information found in this week’s Forum is devoted to important new developments found in the recent release of the AICPA’s Candidate Bulletin. Many of these topics have been covered in previous releases of Gleim’s CPA Exam Candidate Forum. Those topics include computer problems at Prometric testing centers, exam scheduling, exam registration, exam...
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A major issue with the new computerized CPA exam is time management. The only help you get is hours and minutes remaining in your test with no guidance for breaks or time allocation to individual testlets. Most likely, you have never experienced anything like this. Successful candidates use the Gleim Time Management System to guarantee...
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This Study Tip of the Week is concerning the length and frequency of study blocks. Candidates should study some every day. Do not skip a day, as the “start up costs” are too great. It is better to be steady with short blocks of study time every day than to try to allocate one or...
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This CPA Prep Tip concerns computer problems at Prometric If you encounter any unusual message or screen display, please stand up and get the immediate attention of the Proctor to assist you. We are told that the chance of a computer problem at a Prometric testing center is 1 in 500 and the normal cure...
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This CPA Prep Tip concerns self-study in groups. While preparing for the CPA exam, you must decide whether you will add a group study component to your self-study efforts. Group study entails meeting and interacting with other CPA candidates and obtaining the benefit of an instructor. The CPA review materials used for self-study are books,...
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