March 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm #192777AnonymousInactive
Wondering how y'all feel about flashcards. I have been re-writing Becker flashcards as part of my REG review. It is very time consuming though and I'm not sure if maybe I'm better off just looking at them on my cellphone through the app or just doing something else entirely. Definitely don't want to sink HOURS into this if it's not really going to help much…..advice welcome!March 17, 2015 at 10:47 pm #657690AnonymousInactive
Let me add that I failed REG with a 68 in February and am planning a re-take for April 9th.March 17, 2015 at 10:56 pm #657691SkynetParticipant
It depends. It may be time consuming, but for some people by writing the info on flash cards, subconsciously it sticks in their head.March 18, 2015 at 1:39 pm #657692tami3492Participant
I personally thought the Becker flashcards were a waste of time and $. I would use them every once in a while while on my phone while at my kids sports events, but i found it more useful to just create my own.March 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm #657693AnonymousInactive
The answer you dont want to hear – its really a case by case basis.
I personally do not think i would have passed the CPA with out the becker flashcards. When i first started taking these exams i made my own flash cards, failed FAR twice, then invested in becker flashcards for all 4 sections and passed all four in a row. Some people don't find them useful and some people like myself owe their CPA to them. Just depends on how you learn.March 18, 2015 at 2:10 pm #657694AnonymousInactive
Everyone is different. Flashcards don't do it for me. I wish the did, because I don't mind them. I hate MCQ's…and getting through all of them is the only way I can pass. Go figure.March 18, 2015 at 2:55 pm #657695AnonymousInactive
The NINJA Flashcards were very helpful for REG..March 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm #657696justgivemea75Member
Didn't touch them (got them for free from my firm), passed all four on the first try. I never have used flashcards for any subject, however, so I could be an outlier. They just don't do anything for me and I personally only learn through application (i.e. solving MCQs/SIMs)March 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm #657697AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the input everyone! Yeah…it is totally a case-by-case basis. With three weeks until my exam (the plan as of now) I just want to make sure I'm maximizing my time and study materials.March 18, 2015 at 4:26 pm #657698taxgeek83Participant
For what it's worth, wrote out and used the Ninja flashcards for FAR, BEC & REG. There were at least 3 or 4 questions on each of those exams in which I was able to pick out the answer by recalling info I had memorized from those things.March 18, 2015 at 5:15 pm #657699govtecMember
The flashcards were good on the iPhone when I'm standing in line for something and would brush up for a few minutes. Other than that my go to was the notes and actual book.March 18, 2015 at 5:55 pm #657700AnonymousInactiveMarch 18, 2015 at 7:20 pm #657701MartinParticipant
The flash cards are used for repetition,so you can test yourself on concepts over, and over, over. If anyone is implying that repetition does not work as a study tool to memorize (not understand) certain concepts, then you are saying that the science behind it is incorrect. I think it has been proven for many years that repetition does work. I wouldn't rely on it for Audit.March 18, 2015 at 7:23 pm #657702Jeff Elliott, CPAKeymaster
I just sent you an email, CPABOUND 🙂March 18, 2015 at 7:46 pm #657703AnonymousInactive
You are the best, Jeff!!March 18, 2015 at 7:48 pm #657704OnMyWay732Participant
I thought FC were a waste reallyMarch 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm #657705AnonymousInactive
I created my own flashcards for BEC and AUD because the amount of material (6 chapters each) isn't as large as FAR and REG. However, for the latter 2, I keep notebooks and jot down notes and charts to help me memorize concepts.March 18, 2015 at 11:08 pm #657706AnonymousInactive
Have you taken REG yet @Club300? Good luck to you!March 18, 2015 at 11:14 pm #657707AnonymousInactive
Note yet! Scheduled for next month.. fingers crossed.March 19, 2015 at 12:08 am #657708Star86Participant
I started off creating my own, but then discovered that it was a waste of time for me since I, during most of my study time, had the space and the quiet to actually look at the book instead. So it just depends on how much you think you'll get out of all that typing/writing on the back end. If you do type your own, fyi, Avery makes card labels that are sturdy enough. You can buy the labels at an office supply store. You just have to use a printer that prints on the back and front.March 19, 2015 at 12:45 am #657709AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the input @Star86! I agree….it feels like a time sink. I think writing notes/fact nuggets (especially) in the weak areas is super helpful, but as far as re-writing flashcards, I've nixed that idea. 🙂March 19, 2015 at 7:53 am #657710AnonymousInactive
ninja flashcards helped me so much for reg & bec.
i think it's really helpful for memorizing boring parts of reg (like Blaw and ethics).
i didn't rewrite them or anything. i just went through them on my ipadMarch 19, 2015 at 11:57 am #657711MamabearMember
Flashcards are good for memorization things like formulas and definitions, but I never rewrote them. I had someone quiz me on them whenever I was burnt out on MCQ, but MCQ was my main source of study.March 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm #657712AnonymousInactiveMarch 20, 2015 at 3:44 pm #657713howmany74sMember
I spent a good $$ on flashcards and concluded that they were a great waste of my time and money.
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