Wiley almost made me quit because of their crappy explanation for one crappy question. I had a nervous break down, but people's support on here, especially Jeff's, kept me studying. I am done with studying with Wiley's plan – for FAR, and I am at the review stage, about to purchase Ninja. I just kept going using Wiley – just completing all of their lesson plans, because their videos aren't bad at all, and doing the assessments. I think it is a good idea to stick with one thing, and then Ninja is great for review. So I plan to review until I sit on Aug 17th. That is a long time to review, but now I'm just using Anki to make index cards for all my notes, and I make an index card for any question that I get wrong…I actually ditched taking notes towards the end and just started putting key stuff into index cards. I can't wait to be able to clean, workout, while listening to Ninja audio. I heard that Ninja explanations are the shyt. I haven't purchased the WIley book, but I did purchase an e-book rental of the latest intermediate accounting book by Kieso et al. (Dr. Bain's advice!). I really like reading the text book because it really gives me the WHY with good real life examples and also brings accounting to life for me. I really couldn't stand Wiley's lessons on leases, because I couldn't click with the prof that did those lessons. So reading the e-book intermediate textbook really helped and I think I can just memorize the stuff that i don't get because I am just not as sharp as I was back in college and my 3.89 GPA is probably not reflective of my current brain power.
I also couldn't click with the prof that did their gov't lessons on Wiley Just. Not. Getting. It. So I might buy a gov't accounting book rental too. Depending on how well Ninja gets into that. d
Well I have studied with Wiley since about beginning of May. I have two little kids. It is really hard.
So I think that going back and forth can waste a lot of time. I waited to get thru all the lessons with WIley – some of them I just literally skimmed (the gov't lessons) and just stumbled through the assessments and learned from getting the answers wrong – because I just wanted to get thru to the end…Even just skimming the topics briefly, understanding what I NEED to know, and getting that familiarity, so that my brain knows what I need to work on.
Wiley is so amazing but sometimes just awful. It is a love/hate relationship. I think I love them more than I hate them, but now it feels good to be done with them for a while and just focus on Ninja.
This is BrightLight,
Over and out.
“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” ― Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)