How helpful are the REG NINJA Notes?

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  • #160920
    unDeR
    Member

    Just deciding between writing my own notes (which is pretty time-consuming) or replying on the NINJA notes. Your opinion is greatly appreciated.

    #290286
    WhyMe23
    Participant

    In my opinion writing your own notes is more helpful, if you are crunched for time the ninja notes will definitely help too. I'm doing both.

    #290287
    IwannaBaCPA
    Participant

    Both is best, but NINJA would be ideal if you are short on time…

    #290288
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I hope Jeff doesn't get upset at me for saying this, but they're ok, but it is missing some important information here and there. They're good if you want something to bring with you when you're on the go or if you want to cram and do some last minute studying. It also is a good addition to have because it did clarify a few things that I was unsure of and also had some important information that wasn't in my own notes. I would suggest you write your own informative notes and use the Ninja notes as a supplement.

    #290289

    Nah – not upset at all. Do they cover every single inch of the CPA Exam? No – they would be an inch thick.

    They were intended to be comprehensive (in all material respects), but usable as a review tool to compliment any review course, which is why I tried to keep them to 125 pages or less – give or take.

     
    Jeff Elliott, CPA (KS)
    NINJA CPA Review
    #290290
    unDeR
    Member

    Well, I pulled the trigger. Hopefully they will prove to be a legitimate substitute for the process of typing up 130+ pages, as I did for FAR. I just don”t want to go through that process again for REG with 1.5 months to go until exam day, but I may have to.

    #290291

    Awesome! I'm here to help people pass – not sell them junk they don't need…hope you find it helpful.

    Jeff

     
    Jeff Elliott, CPA (KS)
    NINJA CPA Review
    #290292
    aggies21
    Participant

    For what its worth, I thought the REG NINJA notes were great. The notes condensed everything down into a manageable size. It forced me to focus my thoughts on key points and eliminated a great deal of confusion due to the overload of information received from a full course.

    #290293
    rmm91909
    Participant

    @unDeR I took REG this weekend and the NINJA guide is what saved me I swear. I read it over twice the night before my exam and certain topics just stuck in my head. Lets just say I lucked out when I got to the sims that everyone dreads from rereading the NINJA guide! I literally said out loud to myself on one of the tabs “thank you Jeff”! I think they are worth the money and you can always give them back if you aren't happy!

    #290294

    Great to hear that they were an asset on exam day!

     
    Jeff Elliott, CPA (KS)
    NINJA CPA Review
    #290295
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I think the Ninja notes did an excellent job with Transactions in Property, Partnerships and Corporate Tax. Since those are three heavily tested areas, that's a good thing!! But for Individuals and Gifts/Estates, I would advise you to write your own notes on those and use the Ninja as an additional supplement.

    Though no matter how good someone's notes are, nothing is better than your own notes. The only thing is that is that it's tedious, time consuming process, but it's well worth it. You'd be surprised at how informative and concise your own notes can be. Sometimes it's even helpful to take your handwritten notes and type them up. That way, your can organize and condense everything. It did that with FAR and it helped a lot. I probably will do that this weekend with my Tax notes because my long handwritten notes are not getting me anywhere, lol.

    Just my 2 cents!

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