Ninja Notes – Worth It?

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  • #519608

    mramos
    Participant

    Hi Jeff,

    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?

    Thank you

    #519577

    Anonymous

    Jeff sends you updates for free until you pass.

    #519579

    jeff
    Keymaster

    Yes – updates are free…just email me please

    #619191

    MommyBear
    Member

    If you're feeling overwhelmed it could help streamline the material into digestible facts. 5 days is more time than you think, especially for BEC.

    #619192

    Laura M.
    Member

    Thanks! I just purchased them! I was thinking of just reading during my MCQ breaks. Do you think I should try to re-write them at this point?

    #619193

    Determined CPA
    Participant

    read the once and re-write them once

    #619194

    Laura M.
    Member

    Do you think I will have time to re-write them if I take the test on Monday?

    #619195

    MommyBear
    Member

    How many pages is it? I would think no if it were FAR, but you should be able to rewrite BEC. I assume it's 50 pages or less so 15 pages a day for the next few days. To break up the monotony, rewrite a section then take a MCQ quiz on that section, rewrite the next section of notes, then take a quiz on that section, etc. Helps reinforce the concepts

    #619196

    Laura M.
    Member

    It is 90 pages. I think a few of those are the intro, so probably like 80 total.

    #619197

    Determined CPA
    Participant

    BEC was around 80 pages, right? I really am a firm believer in re-writing them. I didn't re-write them for audit the first time and that was my only fail so far. Maybe skip reading them and just re-write them? This way you are reading and re-writing them at the same time? You have a week until your test? Maybe do 40 pages today and 40 tomorrow?

    #619198

    Determined CPA
    Participant

    I find it helpful bc as you write, not only do you remember but you say to yourself ‘ugh, I didn't know that' and then you can go back to the material/questions and learn it…it really is useful. 5 days is a LOT of time!!

    #619199

    MommyBear
    Member

    80 pages for BEC? Goodness. Even still, 80 pages in Ninja Notes does not equate to 80 pages of regular notes. There is a lot of white space on the Ninja notes. You can do it!! My highest score (85) was on the one test I rewrote the Ninja Notes for.

    #619200

    Laura M.
    Member

    Thanks guys! I am working today but taking Thurs/Friday off so I will have 4 full days plus after work tonight to study so I should be able to do it!

    #619201

    Determined CPA
    Participant

    Laura M. – in addition to the ninja notes, in these 5 days I would really focus on IT, COSO and variances. My test was no joke 60% IT and 20% COSO. They really focused on those 2 topics with me.

    #619202

    MommyBear
    Member

    Yeah. What he said ^^^^^!

    #619203

    Laura M.
    Member

    Oh good to know! Thank you!

    #619204

    Anonymous

    I used ninja notes for BEC and they helped a lot with the conceptual stuff (not so much with the formulas because I had already memorized the formulas from the becker book). To go off what DeterminedCPA said, if you dont have time to rewrite the notes, I would at least rewrite the IT/COSO portion because the notes do a good job of outlining those concepts. I took the exam in August, and I remember I had a lot of COSO questions!! So make sure you are comfortable with the IT/COSO concepts

    #619205

    Laura M.
    Member

    Thanks you for that!

    #619206

    Anonymous

    Re-writing the notes is a waste of time IMO. I did rewrite them for REG, but I realized that if I read them and really thought about the material instead of reading the notes and daydreaming my comprehension and understanding of the material was just as good as when I had re-written the notes.

    #619207

    MommyBear
    Member

    It varies from person to person. Some remember what they hear. Some remember what they read and some remember what they write.

    #619208

    Laura M.
    Member

    I think I am going to start by writing the sections where I am weaker, and then if I can tell time is going to be an issue then I will just probably start reading them and making sure I get it.

    #634799

    CPA soon
    Member

    You get unlimited free updates, so you don't have to wait till 2015. The way I use them is by taking notes on them while answering questions wrong. I end up having about 100 pages of notes and it's a good manageable final review of all material the last day or two before the exam.

    #634800

    CPA soon
    Member

    That method makes a difference! go for it.

    #634801

    Mamabear
    Member

    I did what CPA soon did. I converted the Ninja notes to Word and added my notes into it. I think it made a big difference!

    #634802

    kaleidascope28
    Participant

    Thanks! I will buy it. 🙂

    #783194

    Anonymous

    I felt that they helped me a lot on REG specially with all the basis rules. I think they are worth it. The are straight to the point and they simplify some of the concepts.

    #783195

    Tncincy
    Participant

    @NancyD, Yes the notes are worth it, they keep me focused and I result to them if I get stuck on the mcq's. I feel your anxiousness. Mind you that the notes are scaled down do they are not going to cover every topic, but the mcq explanations has helped me tremendously. I don't think the notes are a bad investment with the mcq's. I hope this helps.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #783196
    Nancy
    Nancy
    Participant

    Thanks guys! Just purchased them! I feel pretty good on the material I just need some extra help and motivation to keep going. I've been scoring in the 80s on MCQ and I just kind of had a panic attack during the exam when the time ran out.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - 78
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 82
    BEC: 78

    REG: 82

    AUD: February 20, 2017

    FAR: January 2, 2017

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