- Commuting to Puyallap on a Saturday
I will write about the entire Enrolled Agent exam experience when parts 1 and 2 or done, but all I have to say about part 3 is that it was hard. Surprisingly hard. Considering I was scoring very good on my Exam Matrix review course I expected this test to feel better than it did. I have a theory that I shouldn't have gone out of order (I think I should have started with part 1 instead of part 3), but I will know that better once the other two parts are completed.
And why did I start with Part 3 you might be asking yourself? Well Part 1 (Individual) and Part 2 (Corporate) didn't get updated review material until May 1. Since I bought the review course in February, it made sense at the time to start with the section that wasn't going to change when the tax year update happened.
Nim was so glad when I got home. The house was too hot and he needed to lay outside for some chewing. He just ignored me while I worked through my stress issues. I got so wound up at the test that my chest was still tight when I got home.
When you take these tests you have to drive to a testing facility. In my case the "closest" one was still an hour away and traffic was not my friend.
I may have to bring my own earplugs next time. There was a test taker next to me whispering all the questions to him or herself. I had to put on the provided noise-cancelling earphones. There were probably 12 - 14 bays all in one small room. Most of the desks were taken. That is a lot of people, under a lot of stress in one tiny area.
I also left a jacket which I will probably never see again. At least it was fairly inexpensive jacket from Target and it has got about 3 solid years of use. I also recently washed it which is nice for whoever had to deal with it given its general state of pet hair and smells.