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NINJA CPA Review

Christina is a NINJA CPA blogger. Do you know the saying, “when it rains, it pours?” I do, especially lately. The past 3 weeks, every person in my family, including me, has had bronchitis, AND a stomach virus. Additionally, I’ve been working nonstop due to year-end at work. My house is a disaster, my husband is working a new schedule (so I’m on overtime mommy duty) and my REG notes and MCQ haven’t been cracked open the whole time. To be honest, I’m going crazy without studying. Things have slowed down (sort of) at work enough that I can take a lunch break again. So today I am spending my break planning and writing out a new study plan, to start tomorrow. I plan on diving into MCQ, taking notes on everything. This has been the longest process in the world because I get pulled into a million directions. I am

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NINJA CPA Review

Kimberly is a NINJA CPA blogger. I typically sit for exams on Sunday. That allows all day Saturday to review notes and crank out mini sessions of NINJA MCQ in the most difficult areas. This time around, there were no Sunday dates, so I had to take AUD on a Saturday at 12:30pm. I got to the testing center at 11:30 am, which gave me time to review my notes in the car for 30 minutes. I’ve been to this Prometric site more times than I care to count, so I know the routine. I felt prepared enough to nail any MCQ thrown at me and to successfully think through the ones that posed a bit of a challenge. One of the things I’ve learned is to take my time and carefully read each question along with the answer choices. There were many instances at home where overlooking one critical word in the question caused me to get

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Vanessa is a NINJA CPA blogger. I’m feeling pretty defeated. I had pushed back my REG exam for two weeks only to be hit with another setback. Instead of hammering as many and flashcards as I could in the next two weeks, I had to put in many hours at work instead. Without exaggeration, I worked a total of 127 hours in the last two weeks. I’ve never worked so much in a two week span. Sad to say, it was difficult for me to adjust. I would come home so mentally drained that I didn’t even take the time to pop open a book or solve a question. I know I could have attempted to study; however, from past experiences I’ve learned that it is better to let myself rest instead of work more. Doing so would have been counterintuitive and much of the material I reviewed wouldn’t have

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NINJA CPA Review

Christina is a NINJA CPA blogger. I feel like a failure: I either fail this exam or push it aside for family obligations. Until recently I would tell people “I work in accounting” rather than “I’m an accountant” because I didn’t think I earned the title, but then my accountant mom overheard me. She made it very clear that passing the CPA exam does not make me an accountant. I already am one. The journey to passing the CPA Exam is tough because this isn’t just any old exam. This exam messes with your head. It was messing with my head. Then I realized: I can have a conversation about everything I’ve ever studied in my books (and be right), but I can’t get through the questions. Recently, I’ve focused on the book. I set aside MCQ for a little bit to try to regain my focus. If I can talk about the topics in the book, but

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