Has anyone used Surgent CPA Review ONLY to pass all four sections?

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    Asja
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    Has anyone used Surgent CPA Review ONLY to pass all four sections, especially FAR, on the first try? I keep getting anxiety that I chose the wrong review course because I have been out of school for many years and should have gone with something more comprehensive…

     
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    “The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” ― Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)
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    PNS2CLT
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    You can pass the CPA regardless of which review program you choose – they all teach the same concepts and utilize the same questions (licensed from the AICPA). While I didn't use Surgent, it's a very reputable company (they perform our training), and Liz Kolar — who designed the program — was Bob Monnette's righthand woman for many years (Philadelphia/BISK CPA Review).

    Ultimately, it's not the program that leads to failure, although if you pick one that better adapts to your learning style you'll have an easier time.

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    Asja
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    THanks…I just struggle with reading the surgent textbook knowing how much there is to read…it is all such smal font…but I know that for me, reading the textbook would increase my chance of passing by like 65%…
    I just wonder also, if people really did read their textbook alot to pass the exam…I've always been an A student strictly because I read the textbook thoroughly all the time…But at this time, I don't think I can make that luxurious investment…

    “The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” ― Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace)
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    PJ
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    I used only Surgent for all four parts and did well, however I didn't feel the need for a textbook.

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    BEC - 92
    FAR - 92
    REG - 91
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    PNS2CLT
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    Surgent is designed around the MCQ, with video lectures and text available for sections you're weak on. It's best for people who learn primarily by doing MCQ, the textbook is definitely a weak spot.

    If you're more of an old school student, Becker would've been your best CPA Review course option, as it's built around the text book. E.g. you read the text book, you attend (watch videos) lectures that rehash the text book, then you read the textbook again.

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