For those of you using CPAexcel to study how are you using CPAexcel? What are your study methods? - Kee Kee R.
This is the first part I am studying for.. And at first I was doing every single thing in each assignment.. Then I realized it was taking way too much time. I have been reading the book, reviewing the slides, taking the MC, and then making a one page quick review on the assignment.
I have a had time making myself take the time for review when I have to much material to get to. I have been doing a review every couple days with the MC from all of the subjects I've covered.
I would love to hear what other people are doing. - Tiffany P.
I just took FAR on Friday hopefully it was my last one! My study methods changed with each exam. For FAR I watched the videos first and then skimmed over the study text. I did all of the PQ, EQ and TBS. I didn't bother with the slides or flashcards for this one. The videos with Pam Smith and Don Deis were good. I couldn't watch Dr. Black. I read through the mentored discussions for the questions I missed for additional explanations. I think Dr Bain is an awful mentor and I would never ask a question myself he is a condescending jerk. - Pamela
I'm sleeping with the book and learning through osmosis. Like Pamela, my study methods changed with each exam. Basically with each exam that I've taken I've learned to study less and less. Most of it is mental; you've already covered all this stuff in school. The CPA Review Systems are just that...review. I have used the Gleim system so I can't tell you how to study with CPAExcel, but basically I would advise you to read the book, do the quizzes and simulations. If this is your first time, it's really important to become familiar with the layout of the exam and the timing. Being able to pace yourself is crucial to passing. Be sure not to freak out on the day of the exam...tell yourself, "I've got this". You will be surprised how much better you will feel! - Reesie B.