July 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm #203100NancyParticipant
Can someone please tell me if the Ninja notes are worth it? I have less than a month to retake Reg and the Becker material is just so much info. I'm looking for something that is straight to the point and written in easy to read terms as opposed to the complicated textbook language and is something manageable to read over and over in under a month. Please would love the input.July 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm #190184Laura M.Member
I am taking the exam on Monday (Nov 24th) and wondering if I should buy Ninja notes for BEC this late in the study game. I use CPA excel and WTB and have been doing that but used the notes for my other two exams that I have passed. However I got them way earlier and just read over them randomly.I don't feel very confident with my progess but not sure if 5 days of having the notes will make any difference?? Thoughts…Thanks!July 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm #190853kaleidascope28ParticipantJuly 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm #183919msd87Member
How many pages are in the REG ninja notes, the pdf's only? Considering to try them for REG, have been a Gleimer.July 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm #180531lauriemarie5Member
I didn't pass FAR first time around so I was thinking of adding Ninja Audio and Ninja Notes to my Becker materials…has anyone use the audio/notes for FAR and would you recommend this? I can't even think of taking FAR for a 3rd time and MUST pass it next time.
Also, how long do you think I need to study for the re-take? I was planning for last week of November so 7.5-ish weeks…think that is enough or should I wait until January?July 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm #183602noleguyMemberJuly 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm #160700AnonymousInactive
Has anyone else used the Ninja Notes and what are your opinions? Is it worth buying? What does it consist of?July 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm #320776rmm91909ParticipantJuly 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm #320777kb24ParticipantJuly 1, 2011 at 3:28 pm #320778AnonymousInactive
The Ninja notes are a great way to highlight all the major points you'll need to know for the test. Its very straight to the point, no “fluff”. I read the notes, and know that so long as I understand these things, i've at least got the most important things covered.July 1, 2011 at 3:42 pm #320779AnonymousInactive
I know this will make my wallet nag at me, but I went ahead and bought the Ninja notes for REG. With FAR and AUD, I was able to create my own notes and just work off of that. With REG, I did the same, but there's a lot more details and memorization involved and I find the material a lot more complex. So, I believe with my notes and Jeff notes combined, I can make my studying a lot easier and more effective. I'll start using them tonight. Go ninja!!January 12, 2012 at 5:08 pm #320780DParticipantJanuary 12, 2012 at 5:17 pm #320781AnonymousInactive
YES!!!!! not sure about the other sections, but definitely for AUD 😀January 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm #320782DParticipant
atelery- thanks!! 🙂January 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm #320783rgibson3rdParticipant
Definitely worth the investment. I used for FAR, REG and Audit….defintely get for audit.January 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm #320784rknight21ParticipantSeptember 16, 2013 at 5:53 pm #448319
Also – there are a lot of threads about people's experience with the ninja notes here: https://www.another71.com/cpa-exam-forum/forum/cpa-review-materialsSeptember 16, 2013 at 7:07 pm #448321Legit44MemberSeptember 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm #448323lauriemarie5Member
Thanks Legit44 – I am going to buy the complete NINJA Notes to give me the edge for AUD on 10/4 and to help me crush FAR in November!September 19, 2013 at 11:38 pm #448325AnonymousInactive
Hi Jeff, just got your ninja notes and audio. But im kinda confuse how can i merge the becker review course with the notes and audio since they are not in the same order.. should i read the becker books and if i dont understand i look up your notes? I failed the first time studying and I wrote my own notes but it took me so long… anw, just asking for an advice, thanks so much.September 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm #448327
Here are some threads where people have chimed in on how they used them:
Hope this helps!September 20, 2013 at 5:38 pm #448329AnonymousInactive
Thanks Jeff, I will try to make notes on the top of yours as i go through the becker material again. Wish me luck!September 20, 2013 at 10:22 pm #448331
What about the ninja study planner? has anyone used it? or can explain how to use it?
is it filled in or is that something I need to do?September 21, 2013 at 11:51 pm #448333
Has anyone used the study planner. I tried to download it with no luck. It might be my computer.February 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm #511271AnonymousInactive
The “NINJA Notes” that were part of the combo are what need to be rewritten. There's about 10 or so pages of instructions and study techniques at the front of each NINJA Notes section, and then somewhere around 70-120 pages of notes for each section (BEC is the shortest, FAR is the longest) that should be written out. The text isn't crammed on each page, so it should only take a few weeks to write out even the longest section. It definitely helps with retaining the info!February 11, 2014 at 9:33 pm #511273noleguyMember
Thanks. I kept seeing reference to “rewriting”, and I suppose I would eventually find out what is meant, but I was just curious.February 11, 2014 at 10:26 pm #511233
“Re-writing” means copying the ninja notes for the current part you are taking. The ninja notes come in a form where you can copy, print, pdf, however you would copy the notes as are the suggested amount of times included in the instructions along with any notes you have take with your review course. The re-writing helps keep the information fresh in your mind while studying and until test day.
Hope this helps.February 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm #519567
138 Pages – First 10 or so are study strategy
You can demo them here: https://www.another71.com/cpa-exam-study-plan/February 25, 2014 at 12:01 am #519573msd87Member
Just got home, it worked on the good ol iPad. Must have been work computer issue. By the way, I am on the 3 day study program (including tonight), due to rescheduling issues from winter storm earlier this month. Hope the Ninja notes help.February 25, 2014 at 5:03 am #519575mramosParticipant
I sent you an email… I am scheduled for BEC in May 2014 and AUD in July2014. I currently have Ninja complete Notes 2013 and Ninja complete Audio 2013 and Yaeger Lectures 2013 as well as Wiley book for 2013. How much is the cost to update my complete set of 2013 Ninja Audio and Notes? are the Wiley 2013 book and Yaeger Lectures still useful for BEC since its 2013?
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