Tagged: Cheap CPA Review
July 10, 2012 at 2:29 am #172530willpassCPAMember
I was wondering what do you guys think are the most effective/and most economical options out there to study for the CPA, or more specifically the FAR section of the exam?
Will just the Yaeger 2012 FAR Review Book or the Wiley FAR Book (without the review course), be enough to study and pass the section/exam? Or is the purchasing of the entire review course (CD/video) necessary? I was planning on doing this and hoping the material will be enough to pass.
Any other suggestions for materials??
ThanksJuly 10, 2012 at 3:17 am #356630tbstewMemberJuly 10, 2012 at 3:42 am #356631SandraMember
For FAR the ninja notes are good- I didn't end up using the FAR audio very much for that section, but am loving the audio for the REG. FAR has so many calculations/concepts that I just don't think can be explained well on audio.
From what I've seen on here people that pass with Wiley alone pass either by wide margin or fail miserably. There is so much info in that book that you'll either know “too much”, or you won't be able to remember all of it. Adding Yaeger should definitely help as I'm sure their book reads a little better than Wiley.
As for tbstew's suggestion of only the ninja materials and the Wiley test bank… I know I couldn't pass that way and would think it difficult for anyone. But tbstew is probably much smarter than me. The wiley book is only 35 bucks, so I'd add at least that.July 10, 2012 at 4:08 am #356632Jeff Elliott, CPAKeymasterJuly 11, 2012 at 3:08 am #356633tbstewMember
@Sandra – I SERIOUSLY doubt I'm any smarter than you or very many other people here, hahahah. My brain works like a cow's on most days of the week. The only reason I've passed some sections is because I beat the living daylights out of the material, doing 4000+ MCQs and about 100 SIMS before sitting for each section; and listening to audio every spare moment. I know my weaknesses, and work hard to overcome them. Maybe one of the reasons why I like sticking to Wiley/Ninja is because I can't FOR THE LIFE OF ME learn anything from a textbook. It's automatic drowsiness for me. And lectures? Same… like taking a sleeping pill.
I suppose there are many people out there who learn better by lectures & books. So my approach wouldn't be ideal for them. But for those who have a short alertness-fuse like me, I'd say ditch the books and lectures and just do MCQs and audio until it becomes impossible to fail.July 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm #356634JB_2840Member
I used the Wiley Book, Wiley Test Bank CD and ninja notes for all of my sections. The test bank is key as you will need to do tons of MCQ's. Go through each chapter in the book first and take notes. After each chapter do the MCQ's and refer back to the book/notes when you get questions wrong and figure out why. Repeat this process numerous times and you should give yourself a good chance. I got all 4 sections on my first try using this methodJuly 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm #356635AnonymousInactive
Remember The Rules of the CPA Exam:
#41 – Do MCQ's until you puke. Then clean up the puke. Then do more MCQ's. 🙂July 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm #356636willpassCPAMember
Thank you everyone for the advice, I really appreciate it!!
I will look into the options you guys have told me!!
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