Checking in with the Auditing crowd!
I'm scheduled for Auditing Feb 19th
Using 2nd hand Becker, & Wiley.
Bought a digital recorder & recorded all of Becker & I listen to it while driving/ working/ cooking/ laundry/ etc... I created notecards while reviewing this.
Now I'm working my way through the printed Wiley 100% of all MCQ & SIMs - and creating notecards as I go.
I'm reworking my way through the Becker material to ensure I created a notecard for all the important info - as far as doing wiley - I make notecards when I miss the question - or when I find the answer of the question provides good insight.
I am heading into working my way through Wiley section 4 MCQ & Sims for the rest of the day - I don't think I'll finish tonight since there are so many.
For my study schedule I try to get 30 min to 1 hr before work - 30 - 45 min at lunch, & 2 hrs at night. I study 6-8 hrs each weekend day/holiday. Some days I get all that in & some I don't of course.
As for when I get bored/sleepy - - I switch methods of studying. I'll switch out of questions and start making or reading notecards. If I am really sleepy I will make recordings of the questions to listen to - - talking through it keeps me awake. If noise is a distraction for you - try earplugs & Gingko biloba (it helps me focus quickly).
I work full time/ have 3 kids & I have been out of school for 17 years - - so this road is a long one. All self teaching. Just wanted to share that part for any others who are coming back to studying after several years out of school.
For FAR I purchased a new intermediate accounting text book & I used Yeager videos & printed material from becker & wiley practice questions Printed & the wiley online test bank. I recommend using a text book & yeager videos (which are more teaching in style than becker) - if you have been out of school for a while & are self studying.
I try to focus on practice tests constantly (online test bank) in the final two weeks and reviewing notecards. I renew my memory of things like ratios in the last couple days - because they are harder to retain.
FAR 11/2012: 80
AUD 2/19/2013: 90
REG 5/14/2013: 76