Thursday, April 26, 2007

Big Ball O' Stress

Please, please bear with me these next couple of days. If I don't get a chance to read your blog it's because I am taking every free moment at work and home to study. I am taking the PRAXIS on Saturday in hopes of getting my provisional teaching license if I pass. And that's a big if.

When I graduated from college, I did what all accounting majors do - study and take the CPA. At the time, the requirements had just changed. In the state of Virginia, I had to take all four parts of the test, pass two of them with at least a score of 75 and get at least a 50 on the other two parts. I studied my ass off and thought I did well. I concentrated on two parts. One part I passed with flying colors, the other part? I got a 74. A freaking 74. I never took the exam again and it really didn't matter since I wasn't in public accounting.

So my luck on exams is not very good.

The exam I am taking on Saturday is 110 multiple choice and four essays. I think I can do well on the multiple choice (although I literally feel asleep taking a practice test last night). The essays are stressing me out. Hopefully all the papers I have written for my classes so far will help me.

Anyways, keep your fingers, toes, eyebrows, whatever crossed for me at 7:30 am on Saturday. I will need all the luck I can get.

17 comments:

Kellie said...

You'll be fine....you're smart :) I'll be thinking of you and sending all sorts of good vibes!!

Happy Working Mom said...

Good luck with your studying! After studying for that stupid CPA exam I'm so glad that I'm done with taking tests...they are sooo stressful, especially when you have kids!

I'm sure you will do fine...I'll be praying for you on Saturday morning!

Stu said...

You'll do fine! I passed it on the first try and I suck at taking tests. My only suggestion is that you should take it by computer instead of the classroom setting...it helped me out and made me more relaxed. Also, typing an essay was much easier then writing it. Anyways, good luck and if you need any pointers, give me a ring. I am your big brother and remember, I am a certified teacher. LOL

Beccy said...

Good luck Amy, I hope the exam goes well. My hubby is also studying hard so I can appreciate how difficult it is on family life.

CPA Mom said...

I have no idea what the PRAXIS is but I remember the CPA well. I first took it while in college (working on my MBA), working 4 jobs and supporting a deadbeat husband. I passed 3 parts. Then I moved to NC, and took the 4th part - got a 75 thank goodness. That was the last time the exam was given in that format (2 1/2 days, no calculator, written essays). 74 is what I got the first time around on that part by the way so I know your pain well.

Good luck!! Try not to obsess. You are a good writer so the essays should be a snap!

That Chick Over There said...

I'll even cross my girlie bits. Just for you!

Julie said...

Good luck! I have another friend studying for it as well. She's been in hell. I'm sure you'll do just great!

And don't worry, I've got nothing interesting to post this week anyhow. You won't miss a thing here! : )

Kelly M said...

I have been there and done that. Good Luck on your tests..I know how stressful they can be...remember to use the "buzz" words that are out in the education field in your essays..You will be fine..I'm sure you have been studying your butt off....relax don't stress..(I know easier said than done) I have faith you will pass!!! GOOD LUCK!!

Rachel said...

I know you're stressin! Good luck on your test!

I'm studying for my Series 7 so I kind of know what you're dealing with.

my4kids said...

Good luck Amy! We are all thinking of you.

Michele_3 said...

GOOD LUCK to you! you'll do great!
Keep us posted...

Lawyer Mama said...

GOOD LUCK!

Melissa said...

I have taken 4 Praxis tests and by the grace of God passed them all on the first try. I am not a good test taker at all especially when timed. Just do your best and don't forget to use all those catchy education terms in your essays. I will pray hard and I am sure you will do fine!!!
Mel

la bellina mammina said...

Best of luck - fingers crossed, sending my prayers your way!

Jippy said...

I hope the test went well today!

Wendy said...

I'm not sure how I missed this one? Hope that all went well with the test!

Heather said...

I'm a little behind, but I'm sure you did GREAT! The CPA exam sucked (at least in the 4 part format, like you, CPAmom and I took it!) I did the same thing you did, but I took it again and passed the first two, then passed the second two the next time. I bet you passed this one on your first shot!