Sean says: I'm currently working full time in the tax service of a big four accounting firm. I started working in public accounting in January and have two CPA exam sections already passed. Now that I'm working it seems just impossible to study effectively because I'm learning new things on the job. I forget what CPA Review topics I studied way too easily but at the same time what I learned on the job doesn't get retained because I'm staying for the exams. It's a vicious cycle and I'm going absolutely insane. What can I do to survive this intense time in my life?
Sean, it sounds like you need to simply take good CPA Exam notes.
So you need to take notes while you're learning your new job and review them.
Keep a notebook with you.
Doesn't sound like you're taking notes for your CPA Review and so if you're taking one of those highlighter-friendly courses, then you need to stop highlighting and start taking notes.
And then compile a list of CPA Exam study notes and review them frequently.
And that will prevent you from forgetting what you've already studied. And it sounds like it will help you with your job as well. Take notes. You can thank me later.