Flashcards…dig 'em or ditch 'em?

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  • #192777
    Anonymous
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    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!

    #657690
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Let me add that I failed REG with a 68 in February and am planning a re-take for April 9th.

    #657691
    Skynet
    Participant

    It depends. It may be time consuming, but for some people by writing the info on flash cards, subconsciously it sticks in their head.

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    #657692
    tami3492
    Participant

    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.

    #657693
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    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.

    #657694
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    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.

    #657695
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The NINJA Flashcards were very helpful for REG..

    #657696

    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)

    #657697
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    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.

    #657698
    taxgeek83
    Participant

    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.

    #657699
    govtec
    Member

    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.

    #657700
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I don't think I can buy ANOTHER ninja item. I already have the notes, book, audio, and MCQ for REG. I'm a little burnt out from spending so much money on materials. I do occasionally use the flash cards on my phone also.

    #657701
    Martin
    Participant

    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.

    #657702

    I just sent you an email, CPABOUND 🙂

     
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    #657703
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    You are the best, Jeff!!

    #657704
    OnMyWay732
    Participant

    I thought FC were a waste really

    #657705
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    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.

    #657706
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Have you taken REG yet @Club300? Good luck to you!

    #657707
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @CPABound

    Note yet! Scheduled for next month.. fingers crossed.

    #657708
    Star86
    Participant

    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.

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    #657709
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    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. 🙂

    #657710
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    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 ipad

    #657711
    Mamabear
    Member

    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.

    #657712
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I like the ninja flashcards so far. I just don't really love brainscape (the app to use them). It doesn't allow me to just go through the flashcards once. It keeps skipping around. Minor issues…haha…I am grateful for them and hope they will give me an edge in the next exam!

    #657713
    howmany74s
    Member

    I spent a good $$ on flashcards and concluded that they were a great waste of my time and money.

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