Myth or Truth: studying at night is not as effective as Morning?
February 16, 2017 at 3:13 am #1479100
Is it more important about type of person you are (morning vs night) or does your brain suck in more information with a fresh mind when you wake up? Just curious to see what others think.February 16, 2017 at 3:35 am #1479105
For me morning is the best.As you said my brain absorbs more in the morning. I tried late nights initially and it doesn't work. So try to get up like 4:30 or 5:00 AM and study till 7:00. Then some MCQ's at work and also during lunch time. Then again like studying from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at home .Weekends are more productive like solid 6 hours each day on Saturday and Sunday.So for me morning.
E.SenthilAUD - 75
BEC - 80
FAR - 80
REG - 86February 16, 2017 at 4:57 am #1479117
I am a kind of person who studies when I wake up , take coffee and start studying
Some days I go back from work take 1 hour of sleeping then start
Some days I sleep tell next day, wake up 4 am and study 3 or 4 hours then go to work.
But I can't study or concentrate at all if I didn't sleep well.
BEC 73 retake April
REG : TBDAUD - 91
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FAR - 80
REG - NINJA in TrainingFebruary 16, 2017 at 7:24 am #1479136
I studied both morning and evening for Aud, Reg and Far and found that my best study times were in the evening. The worst times for me to study were on the weekends during the afternoon lol
I put in work, it was evidentAUD - 80
BEC - 75
FAR - 84
REG - 76February 16, 2017 at 7:26 am #1479139
Myth: I think it depends on the person. I worked a full-time job at a CPA firm when i had 2 exams remaining. I'd go in around 7:30, off at 5-5:30, took a nap til 7, then wake up and study until a local coffee shop/library closed at midnight. Studying at home didnt work well bc i'd get distracted. Main thing is, RETAINING what u learned no matter the time of day. I made my own note cards and would go over 20 before work & 20 before bed.
BEC: 77, (lost credit), 77
FAR: 64, 75
REG: 60, 67, 77February 16, 2017 at 7:29 am #1479142
I'd say myth. I almost never studied in the morning when I was taking the exams and was successful. I would come home from work, eat dinner, and head to the local library to study for 2-4 hours. My girlfriend wasn't the biggest fan of this but it paid off in the long run.
Primarily Gleim, supplemented with Ninja Notes & Ninja MCQs
Missouri CPA as of January, 2017February 16, 2017 at 10:18 pm #1479768
I'm only employed half time, a few times a week, and I find I do my best studying from like 2am to 6am in the morning! So it's all about when your mind and body is ready.February 16, 2017 at 11:14 pm #1479793
Myth, I have taken all four parts of the exam and have only study in the AM during the weekends. I find it very difficult to study in the morning before work or even during my lunch break because I just can't seem to stay focus. My typically work hours are 7:30am-5:00pm, get home around 5:30pm, take a short nap until 6:30, study 7:30pm-1am.
"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle"AUD - 79
BEC - 72
FAR - 84
REG - 86May 8, 2017 at 4:07 pm #1552216
Sometimes it's not about what's best, it's about what time you have. Most of the time I have 9pm-midnight available. So whether my brain likes it or not, I study then:)
Hoping for the best and preparing for the worst!AUD - NINJA in Training
BEC - 82
FAR - NINJA in Training
REG - NINJA in TrainingMay 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm #1552240
I always studied at night after getting home from work. Rarely on weekends I would read/study in the morning or around lunch time but the bulk of my time was 7pm or later.
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Licensed in New Mexico Dec16May 8, 2017 at 6:45 pm #1552341
It just depends on you. I cannot study and retain a damn thing at night. Grad school was a nightmare since all my classes were at night. Generally, the earlier I wake up, the more I retain. So, when I really need to hit the ground running I'll get up at like 4:00am and study hard until 10am or 11am (with a quick breakfast thrown in).
It also depends on the difficulty of the material. I really can't study much more than 5-6 hard hours per day on this dense CPA material. It's just too much and too difficult whereas I could probably stretch that out to about 8-10 hours if I was studying lighter material or doing research/writing a paper.
Regardless of when you decide to do it, it's a grueling, miserable experience.