How to combine Becker + Ninja MCQ and Notes

CPA Exam Review CPA Exam Forum NINJA CPA Review NINJA Notes How to combine Becker + Ninja MCQ and Notes

This topic contains 6 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Big Mike 2 years ago.

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1557043

    Big Mike
    Participant

    I am currently in the process of studying for my first exam which is REG. Taking it May 31. I am starting to realize I am forgetting the material from the beginning chapters. Am I better off going through all the Becker lectures and questions, and then for my last week review doing the Ninja MCQ and notes? Is it better off saving the MCQ for last? Especially since right after a lecture I get questions right that I might not get right 2 weeks later.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 81
    DAY MAN
    #1557100

    IGOTTHEKEYS
    Participant

    Have you gone thru NINJA MCQ. i am interested in getting it right now, but i want to see the question layout per chapter and see what areas NINJA has more questions in vs becker. Can you PM a screenshot, if you have access to it?

    Thanks

    #1557109

    M123
    Participant

    It's pretty late to change course. Any choice is inherently risky but one way will give you a view of readiness.

    1 week is NOT enough time for Ninja MCQ. I would think you should get at least 1000 questions in – at 90 a day, that would be 11 days – plus time to process and let into long term memory. You have about 2 weeks left – if you have some affinity for tax – you just may pull it off.

    Becker wants you to do their way:
    Their videos
    Read
    Their MCQ
    Their progress tests

    What I have done for two exams for two exams successfully: watch their vids and then Ninja MCQ. I'm not highly enthusiastic about their vids because they don't explain enough – they just say “highlight” and “box off”.

    The vids take 20 hours or so . Take your own notes – not theirs. Then Ninja MCQ – target at least 90 a day. After each 90 – figure out where you are weak, then work on those sections for 60-90 questions. Then back to all sections.

    With each Ninja MCQ session, you will know your overall rate, you can trend that over time, see improvement or lack of it, and know when you're ready for the exam. That simply doesn't exist in the Becker format – at least as efficiently as Ninja.

    I consider the Becker MCQ to be limited in value and the progress tests are a waste as every round of question with Ninja is effectively a progress test!

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 77
    REG - 81
    REG - 1. Becker only - fail (forgot to study depr - oops); 2. Becker only - Pass
    FAR - 1. Becker only - fail; 2. added Ninja Notes and MCQ - Pass
    AUD - 1. Becker videos; Ninja Notes, Audio, MCQ, Becker Notes - Pass
    BEC - 1. Ninja Notes, Audio, MCQ, Becker Notes - Pass
    #1557112

    IGOTTHEKEYS
    Participant

    If you are dedicated, i think ninja mcq can be done in a week. I take REG in basically a week and i know i can complete ninja, obviously doing 700 questions for B-Law is not effective considering the weight it has on the exam.

    Hey @m123, im thinking of getting the NINJA mcq in a bit, did you see a lot of overlap in Becker MCQ vs NINJA MCQ. Im trying to get it for its corporation and other tax MCQ mostly. is it worth it?

    #1557117

    IGOTTHEKEYS
    Participant
    #1557270

    M123
    Participant

    Overlap between Becker and Ninja MCQ.

    I found that with Ninja the questions had more variety that were more representative of the complexity of the exam.

    Becker has a lot of permutations of questions as others indicated. Fact pattern x,y,z. Then “what's the basis”, “what's the realized gain”, “what's the recognized gain”, etc.

    The problem with that is that the exam is in no way like that. Becker gets you “comfortable” with a pattern of questions but the real examiners are diabolical in their ways of asking questions. You need to be prepared for that in addition to the knowledge of the subject matter.

    Advantage – Ninja.

    AUD - 77
    BEC - 81
    FAR - 77
    REG - 81
    REG - 1. Becker only - fail (forgot to study depr - oops); 2. Becker only - Pass
    FAR - 1. Becker only - fail; 2. added Ninja Notes and MCQ - Pass
    AUD - 1. Becker videos; Ninja Notes, Audio, MCQ, Becker Notes - Pass
    BEC - 1. Ninja Notes, Audio, MCQ, Becker Notes - Pass
    #1557318

    Big Mike
    Participant

    @n_123 Ive only briefly looked at my NINJA MCQ thus far but you can immediately tell that they are 100% worth it. Everything is broken down into subsections and the software knows where you struggle.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 81
    DAY MAN
Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.


Would You Hate It If I Gave You $162.12 Of Free CPA Review Material That Will Help You…

1) Study Less

2) Avoid Common CPA Candidate Mistakes

3) Get Higher Scores

4) Spend More Time with Friends and Family

5) Finally Pass and Get On With Your Life?