Return of the Power Weekend

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  • #1786535

    Julia
    Participant

    Day 2 Recap: 240 MCQ at 5.5 Hours. 1 Hour of Notes re-writing. I feel drained.
    My trending score is up to 72.17% from 69.67% and my average is up to 68% from 65%
    I feel I am making good progress from 2 days. I will look at my overall tomorrow night.
    I am 28 days out. I will do another big study weekend 25th of May.

    B- 74, 84

    A- 75

    R- 74, 81

    F- 09-07-18

    #1787922

    Tncincy
    Participant

    Good to see the return. This power weekend was a definitely a motivator when I felt like I was in a lull. Just spent the 5/5 weekend with my two daughters graduation. This weekend 5/12 goes to my son's graduation. I am a proud parent but still need to pass this test and get on with my life. So welcome back power weekend. Oh, I will be doing mcq's between excitement.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #1788726

    Julia
    Participant

    Day 3 recap: I put this off b/c I was so tired.
    200 MCQ over 4 hours.
    Trending score 75.5% and average score 71%.

    Total tally: 540 MCQ over 12 hours and 1 hour of rewrite notes.
    Before weekend: Trending score was 69% and Average score was 65%.
    I like my results. This week will b SIMS and rewrite notes.
    Will do big study weekend again May 19 to 20.

    B- 74, 84

    A- 75

    R- 74, 81

    F- 09-07-18

    #1791906

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    This weekend I’ll be back for another power weekend. Two weeks ago, I was focused on preparing for an AUD retake. This time, I’m all in for a FAR retake next month. So, I’m trying to decide on the right plan of attack. I don’t want to set myself up for failure, but I must cover a lot of ground in order to feel as if I’m going to be able to attain my preparation goal. When I have a more concrete plan, I’ll be back to share so that I can hold myself accountable for actually completing it. I hope everyone is out there pushing studying hard. We can do this!

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #1794617

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    Updating my power weekend goal… Since I'm retaking FAR, I've decided to start my studies all of the way over because I must've missed something and need to fill the gaps between concepts.

    So, on Saturday, I'm going to review (videos,text, & mcqs) the conceptual framework, balance sheet, cash & cash equivalents, receivables, liabilities, cost & equity method, marketable securities & derivatives. On Sunday, I'm going to begin reviewing (vides, text, & mcqs) foreign operations, inventory, and fixed assets. I want to master as much of this as I can. Hopefully, you all are out here killing it too. Sending good juju to all of you.

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #1794692

    Anonymous

    I planned to be rolling by 9am this morning, but woke up late and had to take care of some errands. My goal is to get through Business Law this weekend so that I can get the ball rolling with Taxation on Monday. Prayer needed!

    #1794694

    Anonymous

    522 MCQs to work on this weekend for BLAW!

    I’ll come back Monday 5/20 to brag: “Folks, I got it all done!”

    #1797274

    Anonymous

    Dang!

    I did only 200+ this weekend:(

    #1842397

    hopefulcpa2016
    Participant

    Ready to get through 400 MCQs this weekend. Feeling good about BEC this time around. Hoping to be done with 3 sections (if not all) by Christmas!!! What is everyone's weekend plan?!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    You can never succeed if you don't try.
    #2424432

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    Anyone want to join me for a power weekend?

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #2424537

    Ali
    Participant

    Power weekend for me!! And looks like we are both studying for REG. My test is next Thursday and I took Tuesday and Wednesday off of work to study, so more like a power week for me!! What materials are you using to study?

    AUD - 85
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 76
    REG - NINJA in Training
    AUD - 85

    BEC - 78

    FAR - 76

    REG - NINJA in Training

    #2424666

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    Awesome! Yes, REG here we come! My test isn’t until June 9th and I’ve only completed a little over 400 MCQs to date. I’m currently using NINJA and hope to focus on partnerships and property this weekend. What are your weak areas? Btw, I have access to Becker, but prefer NINJA.

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #2424699

    Tncincy
    Participant

    I'm in. Although I am starting over, I'd didn't pass reg. I guess it feels good to know others are sacrificing the holiday to put a dent in study. My weak area is property transactions and capital gains and losses. Which some was on the test 🙁 , more investment, retirement, stock sales, partnerships and contracts. But I learned my lesson, study everything and do plenty of mcq's.
    P.S I see I posted last year about this time, I didn't take the test last year because of all the excitement, and my son graduated again with his master's two weeks ago. Time really does fly.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2424765

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    Honestly, I have plenty of weak areas LOL. I’m very likely to rewrite the notes of my problem areas, watch NINJA Plus for the concepts and hit MCQs this weekend. BTW, I was on this thread last year around this time as well. Let’s go ahead and put a cap on this exam. I’m soooo tired of studying 😣

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #2424927

    coffees56
    Participant

    What does a power weekend entail?

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - 81
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Trying to make it through FAR....
    #2426373

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    A power weekend is just a weekend of CPA review study cram sessions on overdrive. People hammer out MCQs, rewatch review videos, rewrite notes, etc. You decide what you need to do in order to power through the material per se. It's just helpful to know you're not the only one out here studying your heart away on a holiday weekend.

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #2426448

    PDiddy2000
    Participant

    My AUD exam is June 7 so this weekend and next weekend will both be power weekends. My plan this weekend is to complete section 4 in Wiley then do 300 MCQs(100 MCQs each for sections 2-4). Will start section 1 on Monday to finish up all sections. Keep grinding everyone!

    AUD - 75
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    BEC-August 2019
    AUD-(8 weeks and 60 hours of study time, 1877 MCQs, and 38 TBSs)-Wiley
    REG-(10 weeks and 72 hours of study time, 2000 MCQs, and 35 TBSs)-Wiley
    #2440665

    Tncincy
    Participant

    I'm in for power weekend. I am using it to re-gain a momentum. I am starting with notes and going topic by topic mcq's.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2440809

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    I'm in for a power weekend as well. I just made it to my local Starbucks and I plan to do a mix of MCQs, note review, and videos for my struggle topics. I don't know what it is, but my trending score is sitting disrespectfully at 62%. I need to focus on gaining a better understanding of these concepts. I'm not sure if you mentioned it above, but have you already sat for REG?

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #2441115

    Tncincy
    Participant

    @BORN TO WIN, yes I have sat for reg and scored miserably. My trending score didn't get above 60% and I should have waited but just got too anxious about getting it over with. Well, it's over with a fail. 🙁 So this time I am going back to lectures and the book for problem areas.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2441259

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    ^^Gotcha. Well, I'm confident you'll do much better and pass on the next go around. Each time I've failed, it's been because I went into the exam without knowing enough about the key topics. My hope on this last exam is to know enough about each topic in order to pull out a pass. I was supposed to do some MCQs, but I spent all of my time today viewing the PLUS videos, taking notes, and taking more notes. I'm actually going to take a much needed break and come back later this evening for about 3 hours. My hope is to view more videos, take and review more notes. I have to get better in my weak areas.

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #2441556

    PDiddy2000
    Participant

    Just finished up all 4 AUD sections in Wiley. I'm going to start my review week a little early(today) and hopefully be prepared enough to take and pass the exam on June 7. Happy studying everyone!

    AUD - 75
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    BEC-August 2019
    AUD-(8 weeks and 60 hours of study time, 1877 MCQs, and 38 TBSs)-Wiley
    REG-(10 weeks and 72 hours of study time, 2000 MCQs, and 35 TBSs)-Wiley
    #2459271

    Tncincy
    Participant

    It's power weekend again. I'm in. I've started this morning/afternoon re-writing ninja notes. I am going to incorporate several study suggestions with 100 mcq's per day. Fingers crossed, I hope I can get it done. I will be posting my hard questions so check in guys. Study hard, and good luck to those sitting soon.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2459523

    Lindsey_p87
    Participant

    Currently at work but I'm in as well. Work has been super stressful lately so sitting down to study has been difficult this week. I'm going to try to really get motivated and back on track this weekend. I just started REG about 2 weeks ago so I'm still learning the concepts, but I hope to make it through a good chunk of material this weekend.

    AUD - 79
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    1 down, 3 to go!
    #2461980

    Tncincy
    Participant

    I spent a lot of time yesterday re-writing Ninja notes and listening to audio. I put tabs in my book so I can easily find information for questions I struggle with. That wasn't my plan but it is a good foundation for my mcq session for today. My plan is to do 100 or more today. Not just do them but make sure I am learning and understanding. Keep studying hard, it will be test time before we know it.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2462073

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    Sitting for BEC on Monday, I find myself losing focus and feeling as if I'm over studying (what?). In reality I'm just so burned out. I've been studying non stop since September of last year. Passed FAR and REG, and I've had to really make myself focus for BEC. Keeping my fingers crossed to pass.

    So plan for today is to: review note cards for COSO, IT, and Cap Budgeting. Do multiple sets of MCQs for them.

    Tomorrow: Review note cards for ECON, Cost Accounting, do multiple sets of MCQs, review ninja notes, and rewrite formulas and at last take the AICPA practice exam to get a gist for the SIMs.

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*, 76
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2462364

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    I'm here this weekend as well. I was supposed to be taking REG tomorrow, but I know I'm not ready. So, instead of wasting my time, money, and effort on a half-behind attempt…I decided to reschedule and go in there with a lot more confidence in my understanding of the material. @tncincy thanks for giving me the advice to do what you wished you had done.

    Tonight, I'm not quite sure how I want to approach the material. But, I'm thinking I should approach it similarly to a retake after a fail. I believe it may make more sense to hit the start over. I have Roger, Becker and Ninja materials to take advantage of. Though, the NINJA Plus videos were really key in helping me identify some of the missing elements in those MCQs.

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #2462472

    Hopeful20
    Participant

    I am in need of a power weekend. Attempting to get Audit done beginning of July then get through my last two. What is everyone using as motivation? Happy studying all!

    #2463666

    BORN TO WIN
    Participant

    Who else is powering through on this beautiful Sunday? I'm focused on one of my hard to grasp topics today…corporations. Happy studying,people.

    Do NOT quit! There's more in you and if you quit you'll never see it. Show you that you can do it.

    AUD Passed  78
    BEC Passed  79
    FAR Passed  77
    REG 7/7/2019

    #2463801

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    @hopeful20 coffee lol

    @born to win, goodluck! I spent an entire day on corps and then entire day on partnerships. These are the most important chapters in REG more than BLAW, Individual and whatever else in there.

    Today is my last day of review before I sit for BEC. I'm feeling really nervous, as if the Wiley review wasn't enough. I've been kind of all over the place with my review. Goals of today include to at least review Ninja Notes, do the AICPA practice exam. Sims for key areas, review ratios/formulas.

    FAR: 76*, 75
    REG: 78*, 85
    BEC: 80*, 76
    AUD: 76*

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

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