Copying NINJA Notes + Staying on Track

Kamiash is a weekly NINJA CPA Blogger.

I started off pretty good this past week. I went through the NINJA Notes and copied, copied, copied. Then I went through my lecture notes and again started to copy, copy, copy them too.

I started to get the hang of this new technique and found that I was starting to retain the information pretty well. I started doing Wiley MCQs and I was doing well on them. Hey, guess it does work.

I totally agree with Jeff with the fact that it does help to rewrite the material a few times to get it in your head. We have such photographic memory. It is bound to stick somewhere.

4 days into my schedule left less and less time for me to study. I started to get super busy at work with the month end close. The weather started getting nicer and….well you can guess the rest.

By the time I was ready to hit the books I just couldn't retain any of the information I'd been studying the past week. It's not because I took the day off or studied less than I had planned. It was because I burned myself out.

One thing you can't do is burn yourself out. Take the day off if you are going to take the day. Don't try to do fit it all in. You will just get discouraged. It's a little frustrating to think….what have I been wasting all my time on. That's how I felt with the last 3 exams I took. All the hard work. All the time spent for a 61. It feels horrible.

But I won't let it happen again. I will get this done. Then I can look back and say that it was worth the effort. It's hard, but in the end it pays off.

So with this I am going to re-review what I feel I lost, finish my first chapter, and start chapter 2. I've made a plan to allot at least 16 hours a week to studying for the first 6 weeks. My last 2 weeks will be to get at least 50 hours a week in with review, review, review.

You can do anything you put your mind to. You just need to learn to set up the time to get it all done. I'm no Super Woman but I am not a quitter either.

Success is 10% inspiration, and 90% perspiration.

Related Posts

New NINJA CPA Review Flashcards

Check out the new NINJA Flashcards. No additional app is needed – it’s all included in the new DOJO that’s been optimized for mobile studying. Want To Try The NINJA Flashcards for Free? To Your Success, Jeff Elliott, CPA (KS) NINJA CPA | Another71

NINJA CPA Promo Code

Does NINJA CPA Review have any promo codes? No. NINJA CPA Review doesn’t run promo or discount codes. Most CPA Review courses play the discount code game where they say, “this is the price (but it’s not really the price…wink wink)”. NINJA CPA doesn’t play the promo code game. Instead, we offer the same affordable […]

cpa exam simulations

15 New CPA Exam Simulations added to NINJA MCQ

NINJAs, We just added 15 CPA Exam Simulations to the NINJA MCQ Simulation list. New Simulations: FAR: Consolidation: Eliminating Journal Entries AUD: Evaluating Audit Evidence BEC: Direct vs Absorption Costing (SIM), Expected Value (SIM), Budgeting: Master, Static and Flexible (SIM), Economic Indicators (Written Communication), Financial Statement Analysis (SIM), Performance Measurement (SIM), Capital Budgeting Decision (Written Communication), […]

With a Full-Time Job and Two Kids, I PASSED the CPA Exam!

Hello Ninjas, This will be my last blog entry as a NINJA CPA. I found out at the last score release that I passed both AUD and FAR to bring an end to my CPA exam journey. My journey with NINJA began about 4 years ago. After not having taken the exam for 7 or […]

Leave a Reply


Kimberly 11 years ago

OMG! How are you doing it all with all of those kids?? I only have one teenager and its a struggle at times.