CPA Exam Success: Study Planners

When it comes to the CPA Exam, it is crucial that every candidate have a plan for each day leading up to the exam. Given the sheer amount of content, its easy to get lost in the material without a sense of direction. A suitable study planner will map out specific lectures, textbook chapters, and practice questions. Given the logical structure of a study planner, you will know which concepts youre focusing on each day and approximately how much time you will need to spend. This is key so that you can mentally prepare and allocate time every day for studying. To give what youve learned a chance to soak in, your study planner should also allow for some days off.

Here are some important benefits and tips to keep in mind when creating your study plan:

  • Having a study plan allows you to set milestones and earn rewards. This system will keep you bouncing back to your studies if you properly reward yourself for your hard work!
  • Less stress! Stress is not conducive to your studies, and if you have too much material to cram in the week before your exam, you’ll be stressing. To avoid wrinkles, high blood pressure, or both, plan your studies so you’re stressing less and studying more! 
  • Set realistic goals for studying every day. For example, if you work 15 hour days, studying 3 hours a day may not be conducive to your lifestyle. 
  • Once you have a solid plan in place, stick to it!  Sometimes, life will get in the way and you’ll have to make some adjustments, but be sure to stay disciplined and don’t let anything get you down.

The study planners integrated into the Roger CPA Review course organize a candidates studying in either 3, 6, 9, or 12 months. Every planner will cover all course material and can be tailored to fit any schedule, allowing for maximum flexibility. For each day of studying, the study planners dish out the specific topics and lectures specifically to work through. Students without any serious commitments who are ready to study aggressively can look to the 3 or 6 month study planner. Others who have more professional or personal commitments may want to look to the 9, or 12 month planners.  Each CPA Exam candidate needs to determine which plan of action will meet their specific life style and goals.