Finding the Right Study Strategy to Pass the CPA Exam

Farah is a weekly NINJA CPA Blogger.

One of the first things I realized when studying for the CPA exam was that I needed to nail down which studying style works best for me, and this could also apply to you. Otherwise, you’re spinning your wheels emulating someone who learns best by listening to videos, when you learn best by attending classes.

Back in high school, I used to learn really well by reading, then re-reading the material. However, my learning style evolved to where I now learn best by a mix of styles, namely experiential and auditory.

That means hello Notes, MCQs, and NINJA Audio. I write my fact nuggets, and then apply the information to the MCQs. It is essentially the same as Jeff’s NINJA method, except that the “A” stands for “Audio” in my case.

The other NINJA bloggers are right in how helpful the audio is. During those 30 minutes in traffic (one way), you can easily listen to a chapter and learn about internal controls, IT, etc. The AUD audio is great!

We all learn differently, and on the Another71 Forum, you can read about all the different approaches and study methods. When you find what works best for you, share the wealth of knowledge on one of the study forums. We’re all in the same boat, striving to pass the CPA exam!

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