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Dear NINJAs, I have about 2 weeks until my REG exam. I’ve skimmed the book and listen to the NINJA Audio during my commute. I’ve written the notes once and I’m currently taking notes while doing the MCQ’s however my average score is about 25% – I’m struggling! I know REG isn’t in my wheelhouse, but how do I “get it” enough to pass this test!? Thanks! -Eleanora Dear Eleanora, Some early warning signs are showing up… – Low average score (your cumulative score since you began working MCQs vs the Trending Score which takes more recent sessions into account) – You acknowledge that REG isn’t an area of strength – Knowing this, you only skimmed the NINJA Book Our advice: Reschedule your exam for before Thanksgiving (no one studies over Thanksgiving, so that’s a bad time for the “fina push” … take your exam before Thanksgiving. Make sure you

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Dear NINJAs, I am currently studying Far using Wiley CPA and Ninja Book, Notes and MCQs. But the material is overwhelming in Wiley. I study 8 hours a day it’s taking me a long time to get through the lessons … It took me 3 weeks to get through 50 lessons in Wiley … Is there a different way of getting through this material quicker? Taking the exam supposedly in December of this year. -Ramona Dear Ramona, It’s quite possible that you’re getting too “in the weeds” while you study … taking notes over every little nuance … pausing the video after every few sentences because you’re scared of missing a key detail. FAR is a mile wide and an inch deep. (Jeff says that someone smarter than him said that once but he can’t remember who). Get through your videos, skim/read the NINJA Book, and at some point say

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Dear NINJAs, I am really lost here, I hope you have some advice to guide me at least in some sort of direction. I am studying to RETAKE FAR – I got a 36 the first time around and I had studied for 3 months. I am now a month and a half in of studying the second time around. I watched lectures and took notes, and I just started doing MCQs today…. not so hot. I am getting an average of 40% and I have no clue what to do, as I listened to the lectures (Expensive Course) and took notes. I don’t understand how I am not getting the material. I am 27 days out and I need some major help! – Sara Dear Sara, Sorry to hear about your struggles. Let’s dive in and get you on the road to passing. When a CPA Candidate is struggling,

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Dear NINJAs, I took FAR yesterday and it was a battle. Since it has been over 18 months since I passed Audit, I lost my passing score of 80. Yeah, I’m not bitter or anything. I passed using (Crazy-Expensive Course), but am now exclusively using NINJA products. For FAR, I read the Ninja Book cover to cover. I can almost quote, verbatim, the Ninja Audios because I’ve listened to them so many times. I watched Bob’s videos on Ninja Plus (making tons of notes and documenting updated treatment for outdated item treatment, like Extraordinary Item presentation). I rewrote my Ninja Notes twice and read through my four legal pads of Bob video notes. Though I did not work as many MCQs and I wanted, I hit the areas where felt weak: Bonds, Leases, the big items. Anyway, I’m buying the NINJA Audit material from you. Should I both read the

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