Donovan says, “I want to start studying for the CPA while getting my Masters of Accountancy. Which section do you think will be the best to take concurrently with my masters program? Hoping to pass all four within six to eight months.” That is a tall order. I don't know if I would do it if I were you. You have a pretty big load studying for your Masters of Accounting. I would look and see how your semester lands up. If you're taking some financial accounting classes, like some heavy financial accounting classes your first semester. Most Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) programs, unless you're taking night school, it's like two semesters. If it's heavy financial then take FAR. It probably has financial tax and audit, so all those being equal I would take FAR. However you're taking it concurrently so that's a problem. What I would say is, finish
Vanessa is a NINJA CPA blogger. Hello NINJAs! With my BEC retake coming up in the next month, I decided to switch up my usual studying and incorporate new study methods into my routine. Usually I would do all the MCQ and then review. At times I would incorporate flash cards here and there or NINJA Notes; however, it wasn't consistent. With my recent score of 69, my study methods are obviously not enough to get a passing score. Recently, I joined a study group with fellow CPA candidates studying for the same exam that also have test dates around the same date. We hold online hangouts and go to review sections each week. Participating in the group helps me get a glimpse of how others approach the exam. It also exposes me to other people’s interpretations and understanding of the concepts. It’s been very helpful and I hope it will be beneficial.
Stacey is a NINJA CPA blogger. I finally feel better about ratios! It's possible I was avoiding them in the past. I figured what I learned in school, over five years ago, was going to be enough. This time, I attacked them head on, putting every single one on a flash card with an example on the back. Although I don't have them all memorized yet, the problems seem very easy once I know which equation to use. Often you just have to plug in information. When we have to use another equation to get the missing number, understanding the connections makes these questions not so scary anymore. Now I can move on to my next struggle, the statement of cash flows. I need a serious review of direct versus indirect. I'm not sure why this has been so difficult for me. Perhaps practicing simulations in NINJA MCQ will help get me on track and feeling
Does the New CPA Exam Change How You Study? – CPA Reviewed #77 [Listen on iTunes] [Listen on Google Play] [Listen on Stitcher] [Listen on Tunein] 1. Ashley: Just a quick question about the FAR changes. With the purchase of the FAR Book or Notes, can't remember which, came a PDF summary of the exam changes. I'm looking for some clarification on what exactly isn't being tested on the “new” exam. The Summary states that the Far Book 2, Chapter VI section on Investment Property is no longer tested. Is this already reflected in the book? I'm having trouble narrowing down which section this is alluding to in the version I have and I want to be sure I'm not spending time on something I shouldn't be. 2. Dave: If I purchase the MCQ questions for FAR and AUD for $47 each is this an unlimited time window or is
Christina is a NINJA CPA blogger. Why is choosing a CPA Exam testing date so difficult? Setting the date feels so final. You have to: Pick the perfect date for maximum study time. Pick a date that allows you to have a good chance to review before the exam. Pick a date that fits your personal needs. Someone who isn’t a morning person may not want an 8am test time, for example. You also need enough time to go over all of the material and NINJA MCQs. Am I the only one who takes a few days to decide on just the right date? Aside from making sure I pick the perfect test date (is that even possible?), I am studying and doing MCQ. I’ve looked over my notes and the MCQ in the back of the book when I can't do the actual test bank. I plan to take a day or two off to
Joe is a NINJA CPA blogger. I Passed REG! After 8 weeks of studying I finally received my REG score of 85! I am very happy because 85% is the EXACT trending score I had on the NINJA MCQ. Here are a few pointers that I learned from passing both BEC and REG: Stick with a study plan. I tried to study an hour at lunch and two hours at night before bed. Some days I would get in a full three hours, most days only two and some nights only one. Just keep studying and try your best to get as much done as you can. Notes, notes, notes. I filled an entire black and white composition notebook with MCQ notes. Then I rewrote those notes and filled a second notebook. I attribute this method to the majority of my success so far. Get the . Listen in the car; listen