Trisha is a weekly NINJA CPA Blogger.
I managed to log some study time last week that I can be proud of!!! I FINALLY finished the lectures covering Marketable Securities ~ this topic was a beast for me!
I do feel like the re-watch was very helpful in better understanding the subject. I was also able to complete all of the MCQs pertaining to the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Accounting Standards, Conceptual Framework and SEC Reporting.
I was scoring consistently in the 70s and 80s within each subsection, much better than I did my first time studying for FAR. This gives me hope.
I am trying to mix up my approach a bit so I dont forget the material I studied early on I am listening to the NINJA Audio throughout my workday on shuffle. This helps because I am not always starting at the same spot, and it makes sure I am hearing a little bit on each topic.
I have also stopped doing the MCQs right after covering a subject. I think doing the questions immediately following gave me a bit of inflated confidence in my understanding. I feel waiting has forced me to assess what I have really retained, rather than tackling the questions while the lecture is still fresh in my head.
I also try to do 10-question quizzes over various subjects a couple times a day to test my knowledge in a way other than what I am seeing in my review materials. I am counting on my new method knocking out my third section and putting me that much closer to CPA!
I am going to get as much done as possible this week since I have an out-of-town wedding I am a bridesmaid in this weekend. I am very excited for this ~ the bride is one of my closest friends. But also have to admit a bit nervous for after ~ now I have no more excuses for not making studying FAR top priority!
Until next week NINJAs, cheers to successful summer study time!!!