- The Deceiver- These are the students who declare before the exam that they did not review yet their eye bags clearly suggest that stayed up late studying. They just don’t want others to expect too much from them. If they get a low mark, then it’s quite acceptable. If they get a high score, then this may mean that they can still manage to get good grades without studying. It’s like ‘Oha, mataas pa din grade ko kahit petiks ako”
- Show Off- They are the ones whom you think is the most-prepared among the class. They walk into class with confidence. They will share what they have studied and you’ll be quite surprised of the topics they have covered to study. You’ll be intimidated of course on how ready they are. Sadly, they just don’t deliver during actual exams.
- Religious- You will see them inside the church every term exam, or even offering eggs to monasteries. They call all saints they know to intervene during exams. Simple, they are no yet ready for the examination.
- Silent killer- The mamba. They are quite. They are in the corner just observing what’s happening around. They won’t share if they have studied or not. They don’t participate on last minute group study before the exam. But if it results time, they are, most of the time, on the top of the list.
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1. Do it for the right reason(s). Who does not hope to win has already lost. So believe in yourself, work hard and you will emerge as a winner.
2. Assess your situation. You must know where you are before you determine how to get where you want to be. " Never…
While trust could be given, accountants still tend to validate things. Just in auditing, it’s essential to have a professional skepticism. (Professional skepticism is an attitude that includes a questioning mind, being alert to conditions which may indicate possible misstatement due to error or fraud, and a critical assessment of audit evidence.) If you are planning to lie, just make sure you have the evidence to corroborate your statement. CPAs are good in finding the truth. So if you want to date a CPA, just don’t lie. It doesn’t work.
CPAs practice the full disclosure principle. The full disclosure principle states that you should include in an entity’s financial statements all information that would affect a reader’s understanding of those statements. Surely,It will eventually bug you if CPAs keep on questioning your whereabouts such as:
"Why did it take 7 minutes before you replied?"
"Who’s that girl in the photo?"
"Please give me the list of names of your company tonight".
The interpretation of this principle is highly judgmental, since the amount of information that can be shared is unlimited. To avoid such conflicts or misunderstanding, you should both set a standard of materiality as to what information that must be shared to each other. If you don’t want this kind of hassle, just don’t date a CPA.
Your date is under a strict budget. Everything is already calculated. If you are a just-spend-if-that-makes-you-happy kind of person, then just don’t date a CPA. CPAs always go with what’s in the budget. CPAs may spoil your excitement.
The Matching Principle. The matching principle states that each expense item related to revenue earned must be recorded in the same accounting period as the revenue it helped to earn. Or simply, an expense must matched with related revenue. CPAs tend to seek compliment or appreciation of the things they have put in a relationship such as time, effort and money. An effort should be rewarded by compliment, a kiss or a warm hug. Just don’t neglect their efforts. If you can’t match their efforts, then just don’t date one.
Imagine this — you’ve been studying for hours, burning the midnight candle just to understand the logic behind what you’re studying. You feel all confident that you’re going to do well tomorrow because you studied well. But you didn’t do well. You flunked.
Don’t you just hate that feeling? It’s like all efforts are sucked into a vortex of frustrations; like a ship getting lost in the Bermuda Triangle; like your heart, shattered into pieces. Don’t you just want to give up and end the agony?
Well, think about it. You’ve come this far. Why throw it all away? You’ve invested so much time, effort and tears — why let something seemingly so negative like a flunked quiz or an unmet expecatation derail you from your dreams?
When things get a bit a bit rough, BREATHE. Think about it. Should you really just throw it away and just get on with it? Well don’t. Think of the reason why you want this badly. It may just remind you that you shouldn’t quit and come hell or high water, you’ll do what it takes to reach your heart’s aspirations. Compose your self and forge ahead.
This question was raised a couple of days ago by a reviewee who’s going to start her formal review in CPAR. To answer this question, you need this:
- YOUR HANDOUTS/REVIEW MATERIALS - If you enrolled in a review center just because everyone else did, well then, MEH. Seriously, MEH. You enroll in a review center because you acknowledge the fact that you still have a lot to learn. In enrolling in a review center, you have the perks of getting your hands in their handouts. NO, YOU DON’T JUST FOLD ‘EM IN HALF OR COMPILE THEM IN FOLDERS, YOU ANSWER THEM IN ADVANCE. What is the advantage? When you enter your lecture class, the lecturer gives you the answer. All you need to do is compare your answers, confirm ‘em if they’re correctly done and learn from your mistakes. Review classes are not designed for the purpose of merely writing the correct answers, they are for learning purposes. YOUR HANDOUTS > REVIEWERS.
- TEXTBOOKS FROM YOUR UNDERGRAD - You need them because that’s where you go to when you don’t understand the topic and you need help in understanding the solution, principles and stuff. Your textbook and your handouts go hand in hand. They’re like peanut butter and jelly.
- A LOT OF SELF BELIEF - Aanhin ang reviewers if you yourself are not doing anything, right? Sabi nga ni Captain Planet, THE POWER IS YOURS. If you’re the pessimistic, sluggish and lazy type, PWES! UMAYOS KA. ANG LAPIT NA OH. Push lang, friend! Di bale nang Stress Drilon lagi o Haggardo Versoza your festicles, basta CPA. Ayun na eh! ;)
So that’s basically it. I know, I know you’re asking, Ate, bakit ang reviewers? Hindi kailangan? Well, you do need them. BUT, do not answer your reviewers not until you finished answering your handouts. Your handouts were designed in such a way that everything you need to know about a topic is there. They were hand-picked from hundreds of problems because a. they probably came out in the previous board, b. they MIGHT come out during your board exam, and c. to remind you that these are the things you need to remember. Only after solving your handouts and understanding ‘em, then you can solve your reviewers.
Q: Ate, kailangan ba updated ang reviewers?
Nope.It is an advantage pero, aanhin mo naman ang updated reviewer kung hindi ka hiyang at kung di mo gagamitin?
Q: Ate, helpful bang makakuha ng kopya ng handouts ng review centers?
Yes, but only if you finished solving your review center’s pop sheets first. It’s nice to be exposed to a lot of problems but face it, we are not designed to operate at theoretical capacity. Our bodies are subject to inherent limitations after all (Oh look, I used an accounting jargon in expressing myself. WOOPDIEDOO). You can have them photocopied but due to time constraints, you might not solve them.
Q: Ate, nagpupuyat ka ba during review?
I always believe that one has a specific study style/habit that he she likes doing. Just because the others are doing it, you should do it too. WAG KANG MAPRESSURE. Kanya-kanyang sikap at trip lang yan. If you’re not the type who sleeps late, then don’t. If you’re a morning person, study in the morning. It’s all about comfort.
OKAY, I might have said too much. I shall end this long text post with a word completely unrelated to this post. BACON.
During our senior year, a lot of us were contemplating as to where will we be reviewing. It all boiled down to CPAR, ReSA, PRTC and CRC-ACE. Which one’s the best review school? Well, it depends:
Go to CPAR if you feel that you have a solid foundation in accounting. The pacing there, in my opinion, is quite fast. The problems we solve there are more of the comprehensive problems especially in Prac 2 (I nearly died solving their P2 review materials. LOLjk). The star-studded cast of reviewers (Roque Brothers, Papa Valix and his hot son…OOPS) help you further your understanding, in my opinion. As to the pressure, well, medyo grabe. Why? It’s because most of the honor students of each school as well as almost all the graduates of La Salle, UST and UP are there. So you have an idea on your competition in passing the board and in finding a job. Half of the examinees go to CPAR, more than 4,000 to give you an idea of how big the population of the reviewees in CPAR. AND, prestigious companies go to CPAR and give talks about their company and post job vacancies so it’s a bit of an advantage for me.
Go to ReSA if you’re a bit shaky in BL&T and AudTheory. Plus, the review center is home to Sir Dayag whose an expert in Prac 2. Their review materials are filled with fundamental yet challenging problems that would assess what you’ve learned during undergrad.
Enroll at PRTC if you want periodical drills to test your understanding in every topic. After a hearty discussion, they give you drills to test whether you understood the topic. They follow a strictly zero base grading system which adds a little more pressure. It may be a bit of a drain, because you spend two-three days discussing one subject (P2 on M-T, P1 on ThF, MS next MT, AT next ThF) but overall the experience is okay.
CRC-ACE is where Salosagcol teaches and I heard he’s an excellent lecturer too. I don’t know much about CRC-ACE but what I know is their materials are comprehensive but solvable.
SO, WHERE TO REVIEW? Here are a few things you need to do before enrolling yourself in a review center:
1. Assess your learnings during your undergrad years. Know your waterloos and strengths. Review is the most crucial 5-6 months because it tests you on what you know and what you do not know. Enrolling in a review center that doesn’t address your concerns in the topic then it will be harder for you.
2. Ask your higher batches who reviewed in the said review centers to help you have an idea of what’s in store for you.
3. Check the surroundings or the ambience of the place you will be reviewing. The review school might be great but if other factors such as the hassle of traveling, being 5-6 months away from your family and other factors might disturb you, then you might want to reconsider.
In the end, it’s not really about where you reviewed, it’s about how you use your time during your review. The prestige of the review center and its lecturer wouldn’t be of relevance if you didn’t do your part. So, good luck and I wish you the best.
MANILA, Philippines - Dear Fresh Grad,
I think I saw you yesterday along Makati Avenue, wearing the most smart-casual attire your closet will allow, waiting for the traffic light to change to red. You were clutching a brown envelope — they contained your résumés, right? But you looked a little flustered. Did your job interview not go so well? It’s your fifth interview in six weeks, I hear? Don’t worry, they say “Don’t call us, we’ll call you” to almost everybody. Hindi ka nag-iisa. Oh, your best friend nailed her interview on the first try? And your other ka-barkada, too? Well, good for them. Wag ka lang inggitera.
I know, I know. You’ve imagined yourself to be in your dream job immediately after graduation, getting paid (a lot), and doing what you love to do (so “it doesn’t feel like work at all,”). You saw yourself changing the world, while live posting it on Twitter.
I must say, your imagination’s pretty impressive, and you must’ve been reading a lot of Steve Jobs. Darling, the real world doesn’t work that way, and definitely not that fast. So your two friends who nailed it on their first try? I’ll bet you’ll spend at least one Friday night with them at a karaoke bar, singing your angst away. Alanis’s Hand in My Pocket is a good first song, by the way.
You’ll find a job yourself soon. It won’t be your dream job, but hey, at least it will pay for happy hour. You will be asked to buy Starbucks for your boss’s guests, and while walking out of the office, you’ll tell the universe, “Nag-graduate ako ng cum laude para lang bumili ng kape?” When you return, the boss will be angry to know that you forgot to put Splenda in his coffee, and the universe will tell you, “E kape nga lang hindi mo mabili nang maayos, cum laude ka pa nyan ha.” You will print the wrong report. You will be yelled at for a lousy job someone else did, and you will be yelled at for a job you put your whole heart into. You will be told you’re stupid, and if you’re lucky, the whole office will be there to hear it. You will cry in your cubicle. You will lose the promotion to the boss’s son, or to someone less hardworking than you. You will learn about dirty office politics, and you will be frustrated to know that you can’t do anything about it. You will figure in office tsismis, and you’ll make your Twitter account private. You will see your friends going to Boracay, Bangkok and Europe, having the time of their lives, while you’re left here, living paycheck to paycheck, wishing you were born an Ayala, a Gokongwei, or a Gosling. You will think about quitting. You will lose the sparkle and the passion. You will forget about your ultimate dream when the real world crushes it right before your eyes.
But please don’t.
Make Passion Last
The truth is, you will never be as passionate as your Fresh Grad self ever again. Make that passion last as long as you can. I don’t want to be dramatic, but really, that sparkle? Once it’s gone, you can never take it back. Oo, parang virginity lang.
So while you have it, savor the moment. Go make mistakes, while you’re still expected to be imperfect. Go cry in the cubicle, while your age allows it. Go sing Hand in My Pocket and You Learn at the karaoke bar, while you’re still “young and underpaid.” Go chase your dreams and change the world. The best time to change the world? It’s right after college, when you are f*cking sure you can.
See, you will become 26. Then 28. Then 30. And you will be busy looking for money to pay for the bills, or yelling at your assistant who printed the wr ong report, and you will just forget about the world you badly wanted to change before.
How old are you again? Actually, I don’t really need to know. You were glowing from where I saw you, and that gave away your age. So stand up straight, clutch your résumés, hold on to your dreams, and stay glowing as long as you can. Make the most of your youth. I swear, you’ll miss it when it’s gone, and by that time, you will only be able to write about it.
An Ex-Fresh Grad
- Still uses Calculator in solving simple arithmetic. (So dependent to Calculator).
- Read the book for 6271891times and still says “I haven’t studied that much”.
- Computes. Gets an answer that has decimal places. Panics. Recomputes.
- Absent for 1 day. Feels absent for a month.
- Finishes the exam first. Still waits for a person to pass his papers first.
- Solves a problem. Answer not in the choices. Works back from the multiple choices.
- Finds the problem easy. Then thinks that some information has been neglected to be considered.
- Cheating is not an option.
- Hates memorization but learns to love such because of Law.
- Drops a ballpen during exam. Thinks that they wasted a couple of seconds on getting that pen.
- Knows the grade before the professor gives it.
- Still loves Accounting even it makes their lives stressful.