Kristen is a NINJA CPA blogger.
There is a break down in my approach for CPA Exam preparation and it’s due to the fact that I am unable to foresee the future.
I am unable to see if my workload will align with my study needs, if my kids will need extra cuddles at night or if I am just unable to get my NINJA MCQ scores above an 80 consistently.
As I schedule my exams out 2-3 months I think that this will motivate me to study. The motivation does last for about 2-3 days and then I am skipping a day or two (or four since we’re all friends here).
By the time I realize that I will not be able to study as I have planned the exam is no longer free to reschedule and let’s be honest I can find 100 other ways to spend the $35 than lining Prometric’s pockets.
This results in late nights leading up to the exam and lots of MCQ cramming. As noted previously this approach did not work for FAR and is to be determined for AUD.
Wishing you all the best!