3 am study time?!?

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  • #162337
    Nbkna2c
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    Today, I woke up at 3am, got coffee, and am now studying….I read about people getting up really early…I had to try something because after a whole day at the bank and then doing the family thing at night…once the kidlet is asleep, the last thing my brain wants to do is study FAR at 8pm…..so we'll see how this goes….I'll study till 6:30…this should get 15 more hours a great study time…has anyone else done this?

    #304475
    One day….
    Participant

    That's what I'm doing, getting up at 3am, shower, coffee and books till around 7am. Then I study a few more hours after work. Splitting up my study time seems to work better for me.

    #304476
    Nbkna2c
    Participant

    When is your test oneday? Mines 11/23…I'm through about 15% of the material. Think I have time?

    #304477
    One day….
    Participant

    Mine is 11/22. I'm just beginning F3 in Becker, which is probably about 15% through the material. So yes, we'll have time if we commit to do it.

    #304478
    Nbkna2c
    Participant

    Agreed….good luck!

    #304479
    One day….
    Participant

    Thanks, good luck to you too!

    #304480
    tnyfn20
    Participant

    I'm with you guys on the early study times! This is the best study time. Sooo quiet!

    #304481
    Nbkna2c
    Participant

    One more to go as well tnyfn20!!! I can see the light at the end of tunnel now!

    #304482
    jelly
    Participant

    Yep, I used to do the same. Tried to get in maybe 2-3 hours of studying before work, so there was less guilt when I got home from work (I'd study just a little more after dinner, but would watch some TV as a reward). Early in the mornings also, if you are able to do this in your house/apartment, I took breaks by getting the wash done, so it was one other chore that got taken care of.

    #304483
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I work at night, most of my studying is done at night between 2:30AM to 5AM, sometimes I get alot done others nights not so much. Once I get home I get to lazy and my brain cant retain anything that I am reading. Thats why I am here …surfing away before I sleep. This method did work for me as I passed FAR. lol

    Good Luck guys 🙂

    #304484
    rmm91909
    Participant

    I am just curious… what time are you all going to bed in order to function during the work day too!?

    #304485
    One day….
    Participant

    I usually go to bed between 9-10pm.

    #304486
    Minimorty
    Participant

    I go to bed between 9-10pm too. But I wake up at 7am. 😉

    #304487
    rmm91909
    Participant

    Mini I am right there with you! I need my 8 hours of sleep not to sure I would make a good auditor on five hours of sleep. However I am sure my clients would love it!

    #304488
    katiekanton
    Member

    I heard a doctor say one time that each hour of sleep before midnight was worth two after. Something about your body doing blah blah, but I don't remember.

    #2946210
    Anonymous
    Participant

    If i wake up that early, i would be exhausted by 7pm. I won't be able to focus. 🙂

    Stop goofing around. Put headphone on, airplane mode on baby. Wifi Off. Yeah buddy! Stay focus! Soon I will be a cpa.
    #2946525
    DocJ
    Participant

    Study whenever you want. Honestly, the time doesn't matter long as you won't be interrupted/have commitments/be too tired or distracted, and you get enough sleep (I went to bed at 8 last night and woke 3:30). Do whatever it takes.

    #2947665
    CPAHOPE
    Participant

    I would probably pass out if i had to study from 3 to 630am lol, but if it works for you effectivly then go for it!

    AUD - 72
    BEC - 76
    FAR - 80
    REG - 79
    FAR 57,61,57,56,68, 80

    REG 54,49,69,66, 79*

    AUD 39, 66, 72

    BEC 64,60,50,70,67,71,76

    "Theres no limit unless you allow it"

    *expired

    #2947698
    thunderlips
    Participant

    i sometimes study around 2 or 3 am after hitting up the bars. i would not recommend that to many

    #2948073
    Tncincy
    Participant

    I'm finding that you have to do what you have to do to pass. Sometimes I can't sleep, I might try this over the weekend Since I want to put in all dayers any way. why not, we can sleep when we pass. I'll let you guys know the results.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2948310
    Recked
    Participant

    I would often study before work. 3am seems a bit excessive.
    I'd get up around 5-6 and hit the books.
    Pretty much whenever I woke up I knew I would not be able to go back to sleep because I would just be thinking about the books anyway.

    Memento Mori - Kingston NY CPA & EA (SUNY Albany 2002)

    FAR-93 11/9/17 (10wks, 250 hrs, Roger 1800+ MCQs, Gleim TB 600+MCQs, SIMs)
    AUD-88 12/7/17 (3 wks, 85 hrs, Roger 1000 MCQs no SIMs hail mary)
    REG-96 1/18/18 (6 wks, 110 hrs, 1400 MCQs, no SIMs)
    BEC-91 2/16/18 (4wks, 90 hrs, 1240 MCQs)

    #2948439
    12tang
    Participant

    For FAR and AUD I woke up at 4:30 – 5 am every morning then sprinkled more study after work. Work hours are 8-5. I firmly believe that getting at least 1.5 hours of good study in before work is crucial to success with the CPA….unless you work a weak non-demanding job or are part-time. Exercise also does wonders for learning. It's all about managing stress and little to no exercise coupled with trying to learn after work will only raise stress. Put yourself first, your employer second! 🙂

    BEC - PASS

    FAR - PASS

    AUD - PASS

    REG - PASS

    BOOM!  JUST LIKE THAT, I GOT MY LIFE BACK!  =D

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