I'm planning to do a REG retake by end of this week hopefully. I redid the Corp section (C Corp, Partnerships, S-Corps) and was feeling really good like I had finally gotten it down. A few days 3-4 days after doing other sections went back in to re-review and to my surprise I couldn't remember how to solve the basic questions.. has anyone else experienced the same or am I losing it? How did you guys get around this to have an effective review?
AUD - 86 BEC - 81 FAR - 80 REG - 80
They were on to something when they said do it right the first time..
Hi, I think it's pretty normal to not remember everything after a couple of days. I am preparing for REG too and there are times I find my myself struggling to remember concepts which I thought I knew very well right after I studied them. There is a lot to be retained in this subject, especially with the different rules for different corporations.
I am a total newbie for this exam, and everyone has their own way of remembering and doing things. All I can suggest is try not memorizing the rules, but understanding why they are the way they are. Once you question and understand why a particular thing is added/ subtracted, why FMV is taken instead of AB, you will retain the material better. Also, whenever you are tired of studying, take a break and scan through the side notes you made for the rules, once in a day.
Also, I was told an insightful thing by someone here- keep testing yourself for topics you have previously studied, so as to keep the topics fresh in your mind. This can be done by taking out a day in a week to just do practice question sets on topics you have learnt in that week and before.
Hope that helps!
AUD - NINJA in Training BEC - NINJA in Training FAR - 92 REG - 91