Study Goals – Weekend

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  • #2602053

    Me
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    What’s everyone’s study goals this weekend? I am up early looking to get in 7 hours of lecture today. Exhausting right now, but I know it will be so worth it in the end.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2602848

    nmj012
    Participant

    I've got FAR on the 18th So I'm hoping to get through the last of the new material and maybe start reviewing. Aiming to do 12 hours today and tomorrow (taking breaks every hour). We can do it!

    #2603247

    Tncincy
    Participant

    I'm in as well. Expect to do 10hours today. I am starting with ninja notes and going to do mcq's topic by topic. Oh I dread mcq's, but there is no reason to keep putting it off. I know I can't memorize the book or notes so hey. I'm in ALL DAY.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2603502

    Me
    Participant

    @nmj012 —- yes we CAN do it!! @tncincy, what section are you studying for? I always have big hopes, but my weekends get so wrapped up with our son and just stuff that comes up. Trying to push through the rest of the night, except time for dinner.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2603709

    Tncincy
    Participant

    @me, I am working on Far. I failed Reg but Far is paid for so I decided to go on. Which part are you studying?

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2603721

    runincpa
    Participant

    Goal is 6 hours today, and 6 hours tomorrow. Currently studying for BEC. I just failed AUD with a 72, and that was my first CPA Exam. I'm planning on taking BEC in 3 weeks, then FAR in late October. I've been using the BEC Plus videos and they seem pretty helpful so far. I've been trying to do at least 100 MCQs everyday so I can get them all done by the end of next week, which would give me 2 weeks to review any week topics.

    AUD - 72
    BEC - 82
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - NINJA in Training
    Gotta get that bonus!
    #2603994

    Me
    Participant

    I am currently studying for BEC. I have that in 13 days. Then I take FAR in mid October. I have readjusted my study plan to review the highlighted portions from lectures since I felt I was spending too much time and not grasping things. Tomorrow I will begin MCQs – non-stop of course. @Runincpa it looks like we have the same study track. Helps to know someone is on the same track. Hopefully everyone has had/is having a successful study day.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2604939

    Me
    Participant

    Another day, more hours to study. Good luck everyone, make it a successful day!!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2607912

    Tncincy
    Participant

    I'm in all day today. I was not satisfied with my weekend. But I am the only one that can change this. I've had so many disruptions until I am aggravated today. But today is a new day so okay, so my rant is over. On to study.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2612547

    Me
    Participant

    Tncincy — do you use Becker at all?

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2613948

    Tncincy
    Participant

    I have an old version of Becker but I am using ninja.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2620818

    Me
    Participant

    Absolutely fell off track this week with not feeling well and other things going on. Rescheduled exam for last week in August to give myself a bit more time. My lack of preparing has caused me to need to finish ALL MCQs within the next 14 days to give myself 3 days for review. Hoping this is possible. Kinda feel like I keep setting myself for failure. Been at this for WAY too long and I really want to finish this to move on to different things. Happy weekend studying all! Hope it is productive.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2621829

    nmj012
    Participant

    I am right there with you, have had to reschedule my test as well. If you really focus I think you can do it, hope you've had a productive Saturday!

    #2622372

    ahugemistake
    Participant

    August 25th is the absolute latest I can take my test. So I am in my final review phase for AUD. Rereading my notes and doing MCQs. In Wiley my goal is to wrap up the Assessing Risks section today, and start the Performing Procedures and Obtaining Evidence.

    I basically reread all my notes, do 30% of the questions for the whole topic and move on. My goal is to be done with all sections by next weekend, and use the last week to hammer in the MCQs + problem areas.

    FAR: 78*, 75
    REG: 76*, 85
    BEC: 79*, 76
    AUD: 79*, 93

    All scores expired, let's try this again.

    #2627688

    Tncincy
    Participant

    Just came off a long weekend. My intentions were to study while my family and I attended my Husbands 40th year family reunion in Chicago. I thought study was going to be easy because of the way the events were planned and travel time. Boy, was I wrong. So I took all of my stuff (laptop, flashcards, ninja notes, note book, etc) for nothing. I listen to the ninja audio during the 6 hour drive, until my husband yelled, “who is that, turn than off, put that in your ears”! (lol) I thought he was into the ninja audio, but I guess it was too much. So the weekend is gone, study lacked and I am preparing for Sept 9th. I need motivation and luck. I definitely will have to do the hustle as of today until test day.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2628915

    Me
    Participant

    Tncincy — all the luck! I am with you. I would so like to just go cuddle with my little one, but know I need to get through this. Hope you have had a successful day so far!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2631654

    Me
    Participant

    Exhaustion and lack of the ability to focus makes you wonder sometimes —- what am I doing?! It’s Thursday and up at 3am….to study. Let’s not make this study goals – weekend … just STUDY GOALS to get through this next exam!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2632452

    yvettewalker
    Participant

    Re-write a months worth of notes (important points) and MCQ's until my eyes bleed. BUT . . . before all of THAT fun, my husband has a tennis tournament at 8am, so I'll use my phone and the Wiley app to answer MCQ's while I'm out there!! Haaaaa, so exciting!

    #2634114

    Tncincy
    Participant

    @1819istheyear – I agree, The post title is study goals-weekend. But I need to have daily goals to make it to my next test. So I am accepting the challenge again to face those mcq's. I'm starting with my ninja notes, I write notes so much I should know them by hard. But I am starting with the notes so when I go after the questions I can feel confident about getting them correct. I know, I know, repetition is the best way to conquer the mcq's but I am still gun shy.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2634564

    earbulan
    Participant

    Fri 2hrs, Sat 6hrs, Sun 6hr. I'm trying to effectively and realistically max out on study hours this weekend for my Reg exam in 3 weeks.

    #2635614

    Me
    Participant

    Today’s goal – finish Becker 5 and Becker 6 MCQs. Tomorrow’s goal – finish Becker 1 and Becker 2 MCQs. Monday’s goal – finish Becker 3 and Becker 4 MCQs. Let’s get this!!! We are all smart and strong and can get through this together. Check back a little later and update my progress.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2637477

    Skynet
    Participant

    My goal is to send good vibes and to cheer on all the CPA candidates who are studying on the weekend.👍

    AUD - 90
    BEC - 78
    FAR - 84
    REG - 87
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    #2640585

    Tncincy
    Participant

    I'm in all day today. Going topic by topic with the mcq's. 2 hours of notes, 4 hours mcq, 2 – 3 hours review. This is a flexible schedule, maybe even how long I can stand being at the coffee shop. I can't study at my office because people like to stop by and talk. So I'm changing my study places. I used to study with the radio shows on, or sport events but I thought this is too serious to be too casual. Anyone else changed their study locations or the way they study? noisy or quiet.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2642841

    Me
    Participant

    I am trying to study with music because it seems every time I am at the exam center the individuals who work there make A LOT of noise. I am set to study for a majority of the day. Need to focus. Got off track with my little one sick this weekend … so back at it today.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2644839

    Me
    Participant

    Feeling like I should have never purchased Becker …. I feel I am just lost at this point with exhaustion and not being able to focus.

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2667222

    Me
    Participant

    Ready to get through some study material. Long weekend, hopefully a lot of studying. Hopefully everyone has a great plan for the weekend and accomplishes a lot!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
    #2667483
    some_day
    some_day
    Participant

    to those studying like the rest of us, lets use the holiday to make up for any lost time and really buckle down. lets finish this thing so we can get our lives back!!

    #2667846

    Icarito
    Participant

    Feel the same way, @some_day. The weather forecast for this entire weekend is absolutely perfect, and I will be stuck inside all 3 days finalizing BEC for test on the 7th.

    That said, I need some help with Becker Chapter 6. My test is in a week and I have not yet looked at the IT portion. I am thinking of skipping the lectures and just hammering MCQ open book. Will the lectures be beneficial for IT portion of BEC?

    I also have not yet looked at the SIMS yet, so I plan to use those with the SkillMaster videos as a review, instead of going through them on my own. This worked for FAR.

    Good luck to all wishing they were outside enjoying their lives this weekend, our time is coming soon.

    FAR - 80 (4/1/2019)

    BEC - 82 (9/7/2019)

    AUD - November 23, 2019

    REG- February 2020

    #2668629

    Tncincy
    Participant

    I am sad to admit I am so far behind until there is no reason for me to press for the 9th. I am yet willing to study for the next window though. I hate to have to repay, and I know some say just take it anyway, but the testing center is 2 -3 hours away for me to have to travel to fail. Since a no show is a fail, I'll just start again. I lose motivation and get distracted so easy. I don't know….I guess I need to quit paying for Ninja monthly and just get a one time fee test bank. I get so stuck with those mcq's and when I go back to the materials there is nothing there to help me through the questions. I don't like going to too many materials to find answers. This is where I am getting distracted or attracted to other materials. I don't know…..I'll be ok though. Just venting again. I'll take my book out on my deck and start again chapter by chapter and make myself read the book before I do any mcq's. I like the notes, maybe they are making me lazy with reading the book. I'd rather write the notes and listen to audio than read the book.

    It begins with a 75
    Been here too long as a cheerleader.....time to pass
    #2668845

    Me
    Participant

    @tncincy – I am there with you on being behind. I was just doing the movements to get through Becker Videos. After seeing what some people say they said do FAR first so — I am aiming to get through F1 and F2 by tomorrow. Finishing videos tonight. Exam early October. Get your focus back – we can do this together!!!

    AUD - NINJA in Training
    BEC - NINJA in Training
    FAR - NINJA in Training
    REG - 77
    Never giving up!
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