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!
Debra R. Hopkins, CPA, is Director of the Northern Illinois University (NIU) CPA Exam Review and has more than twenty-five years of experience helping to prepare over 1,000 CPA candidates a year for the difficult CPA computer-based examination. Her NIU CPA Exam Review students have consistently achieved national ranking in exam pass rates and have also ranked in the top ten auditing pass rates more than any other CPA exam review.