Ben is a weekly NINJA CPA Blogger.
Hello fellow NINJAs!
I am happy to hear that many of my fellow ninjas have done so well on this last round of exams! I am very hopeful that I will be able to get my first passing score after I take my first exam next month.
I am trying really hard to rev up my study schedule and not waste time focusing on things that seem to be ineffective. I am still working toward passing the FAR section next month and at this moment it means N for non-stop MCQs!
I finally finished my videos for FAR (there were so many of them!) and I am now trying to do MCQs on each section until I can get at least a 70-75% on each group of 20 questions consistently. I am also trying to listen to the NINJA Audio when I have time and I am trying to read the NINJA Notes.
There seems like there is so much information and I wonder if the hardest section of the CPA exam really is FAR? I am attempting it as my first section, but it seems like it is so hard because there is so much information.
Things are starting to come together as I am getting practice working problems from Wileys MCQs, but I am wondering how best to apply my time and if I should focus on the simulations at all. I think I will try to work the sims into my study somehow, possibly once I feel better about my progress on the MCQs.
I still have yet to schedule my exam because I want to be rock solid on the fact that I am ready before I do so. I figure since my clock has not started because this is my first exam that I should do this one right and then really try to knock the rest out by hitting them even harder.
I also am spending some more time on FAR because that was my weakest topic in school and I am hoping that the other sections will be a bit easier for me.
Well, back to some MCQs! See you next week!