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August 19, 2017 at 10:24 am #1605846JayParticipant
I am thinking about getting the Ninja MCQ. “Adaptive learning” is what has my interest because I currently use Wiley CPA and it doesn't really point out where my weak parts are. The only thing holding me back from buying is that I believe that the MCQ are going to be identical to Wiley's MCQ (because they get it from the same place) so I am not sure if it would be worth the money.
Could you give me your personal experience with it and how you think it did or didn't help you?
Thanks!August 19, 2017 at 10:54 am #1605852AnthonyParticipantAugust 19, 2017 at 11:21 am #1605887Future_CPA_JAKParticipantAugust 19, 2017 at 11:41 am #1605899August 19, 2017 at 1:36 pm #1605956M123Participant
Let's say FAR has 30 hours of video in your chosen program (Becker, etc). If you supplement it with Ninja, you get about 1600 questions for FAR. If you take 2 minutes each, that's an additional 53 hours of rock solid material.
The question for you is:
– Does your MCQ program under consideration have adaptive learning?
– Does your MCQ track your progress with both reports and visual representations?
– Can you visibly see the “hockey stick” in your learning progress?
– Are the explanations of the MCQ of very high quality?
– Can you say at any time during your course of study that you know the point when you're turning the corner and starting to be really ready for the exam?
I'll say it from the rooftops because I would not have passed FAR with Becker alone (my 2nd exam).August 19, 2017 at 3:37 pm #1606052Scared-cpaParticipant
I have both Wiley and Ninja, and let me tell you, Ninja is so much better. I found Wiley's test bank to be very odd…I don't know how else to explain it. Further, the explanations in Wiley do not help at all. So if you get a question wrong, you don't really get much reference as to why it is wrong or why the correct answer is right. In Ninja, you get definitions related to each MCQ as well as references to short paragraphs surrounding that topic. This is extremely helpful for me since I tend to leave a lot of the learning up to Ninja MCQs during my final review.
For reference, I studied using Wiley CPAexcel and Wiley Test Bank as my final review source for my first FAR attempt. I got a 67. I purchased Ninja MCQ, worked them until I was trending 85 and sat again. I got an 82.
I think the difference between my FAR and AUD scores bring up a good point. I used Wiley test bank for my final review and got a 67 yet I didn't do a final review for AUD and got a 68, and I've never taken an auditing course in my entire life!August 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm #1606058IwannabeaCPA2017ParticipantAugust 20, 2017 at 12:28 pm #1606467dbmonster21ParticipantAugust 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm #1606490tvpaulParticipant
What's the best way to use the NINJA MCQ? I was thinking about going section by section until I get through all of the questions and then just keep hitting the adaptive learning until I get ~85% trending.
Solid plan?August 20, 2017 at 11:48 pm #1606787.Participant
Yes, the Ninja MCQs were very helpful. I used Ninja for my 2-3 week review period and CPAExcel for my initial learning as I was reading the text. I did not use the adaptive learning part of Ninja. I reviewed by each topic. So for example I would do 50 questions on bonds one day and 50 questions on leases another day. I believe you learn more by repetition. Flitting back and forth between different topics is less helpful.August 21, 2017 at 11:58 am #1608800tygolferParticipantAugust 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm #1608842AnonymousInactive
I don't know if I would feel prepared without Ninja MCQ-that's my #1 review tool. I usually go section by section, new questions only. Then do missed last time seen. Then do a set of random MCQs….
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