Week 12: Study Tips to Stay on Track

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This past week has not been one of my more productive weeks for studying. Work has been extremely busy and I’m in the process of a move. I need to get back in the swing of things this week to stay on pace to take the FAR exam at some point in this next testing window. I was really hoping that Id have a few weeks toward the end of the testing to window to review, but Ill need to keep moving through the material to make that happen. I feel like the concepts in FAR require a much more focused and concentrated study effort than other sections such as Auditing. The difficulty of the material kind of makes me feel like I need to review things a few times before I really get a handle on the topic.

This is where I really get a lot of use out of the video lectures. After reading a specific topic Ill go back to the lectures, in some cases more than once, and typically take down a lot of notes. Roger is very thorough on the videos and I’ve noticed a big difference on how I score on the MCQ after I’ve spent the time watching the class online. Its also nice to see him go through a few sample problems toward the end each topic. It helps to see exactly how the material is going to be tested right after you’ve gone over it in the lecture.

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