|Posted: 23 Nov 2009 at 23:14 | IP Logged
I liked watching a lecture, doing the HW once, including supplementals. Move on to next subject...go through all of them like that.
Then come back to Ch.1, not watch the lecture again, yet print off the class notes from Becker and skim each chapter and add details to their outline and study that. Do the hw one more time. At this point I had printed off all homeworks (don't tell my boss, shhhhhh :-)) and in the 2nd go-round of mcq's, set aside any questions you got wrong, but most importantly write down on the piece of paper WHY you got it wrong. This more than helped me remember details come exam time.
Then I had a pile of all mcq's from all chapters that I got wrong on the second time around and all I did was study these and my outlines for the 2 to 3 days prior to the exam. This helped weed out questions that were easy that you don't need to waste time on.
Personally, I never did a simulated exam or simulations - looked at one to get a feel for the outline but that was it. Quite honestly, I'm not all that sure they would have helped.
FAR - 95
AUD - 95
REG - 73, 93
BEC - 87
CPA, Colorado Board
Becker 2008 (AUD & FAR)
Becker 2009 (REG & BEC)