January 21, 2018 at 10:07 pm #1695655
I know there's a post about this already but it's not recent. I'm currently prepping for BEC. 3rd time taking it.. with Becker the first time I got 67, then I had winged it completely got 58.. I now have Becker again. . And I'm going through all it has but for FINAL REVIEW it seems kind if voluminous. I was wondering if to get Ninja Assault, the one that includes Ninja blitz. I love watching videos and I want something to just hammer the last few days before the exam.January 21, 2018 at 10:09 pm #1695661January 22, 2018 at 12:37 am #1695676turo9992000ParticipantJanuary 22, 2018 at 2:02 am #1695681CPAfitParticipant
Ninja Blitz is by far the most effective Ninja product if used properly. I can swear by this product as it helped achieve the highest points in Reg which was by far the hardest section for me, since I had no previous taxation background academically and professionally.
This is how I used Ninja for my final two sections and scored my personal bests (82 AUD & 83 REG) on the actual CPA exam. The method might vary from person to person and I am only sharing my personal experience. Since my study approach was consistent with both the exams, I am sharing only one scenario as it occured.
I always schedule my exams in the afternoon. Two reasons for doings so, first and foremost you don't have to worry about the traffic and second it gives you some time to do the final revision. There are people who stop studying at least a day before the exam, but I believe the CPA exam is all about recalling the right information at the right time during the exam. So cramming during the final hours before the exam makes sense, at least to me it does.
On a side note, since this is the final week before the exams, by this time I am done with the Ninja book at least two times, Ninja Audio countless times and counting plus the Mcqs at least two times. I start my Blitz round 1 at the beginning of the final week. By the time I reach exam day, I had done two rounds of complete Blitz. I left for the prometric center like I usually would for work, not allowing my body to feel strange by changing my routine and getting there at least 3 hours earlier. During my drive, I listened to Ninja Audio in no particular order. I brought my laptop with me to the center to watch the final round of Blitz. As soon as I came in, I checked in and let them know what time I would be back. I went back to the lobby and started watching the Blitz from the beginning. As soon as I finished all the videos which took me approximately 2.5 hours, i went straight in and told the administrator of the center that I would like to begin now. The first thing I do after hitting the start button, I write all the mnemonics from the Blitz into the working paper given to me by the Prometric staff. It sounds daunting but it only takes a couple of minutes and would save you a lot more during the exam. During my REG exam, I followed the same practice and found one of the TBS to be solvable verbatim through one of the Blitz mnemonics and I just could not believe it. In that moment, I said to myself either I am screwed or this is a home run. To this day, I am confident that solving that TBS through the Blitz mnemonic is a major contributing factor towards my all time high score.
I dedicate this long post to the Ninja Blitz and its creator Mr. Jeff.January 22, 2018 at 10:16 am #1695774
@CPAfit thank you for replying! Your stretchy sounds very effective and I plan on using it. I'm going to finish becker, for me becker was great at explaining and learning the information but it's hard to commit it to memory since it tends to be very lengthy, that's why I though ninja blitz would be ideal for my last two weeks of study. To reinforce certain concepts and make sure I'm prepared. I plan on purchasing as soon as I can. Best of luck with your career.January 22, 2018 at 10:17 am #1695777
@turo9992000 thank you!!! Yep I think it would be a good investment. 2018 is the year I become a CPA.January 22, 2018 at 10:43 am #1695789aaronmoParticipant
I – generally – liked Becker a lot…but it was NOT good for me on BEC. They separated topics that were naturally together. They made Cost overly complicated…especially variance. They sort of threw random stuff at you in too much detail…and it made study prioritization less intuitive than with the other sections. I think I also found the BEC lecturers on video less effective.
In retrospect, I'd have tried another study course for BEC…I think Becker had me working hard rather than smart on this section.
This might be totally subjective…we all learn differently.