3 Smarter Ways To Study For The CPA Exam

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By Bryan Kesler, CPA

The Biggest Problem?

When you are studying for the CPA exam, the biggest problem you will have is retaining EVERYTHING that you cover in your CPA review course.

This makes perfect sense because of the breadth and depth of topics that are covered on the CPA exam.

But no worries! These three ways to studying will keep you focused and motivated.

Study Method #1: CPA Exam Study Loops

CPA Exam Study Looping is a study method made popular by the CPA exam mentorship program, Ultimate CPA Exam Guide.

The idea behind study looping is that when studying for the CPA exam you not only need to always be moving forward but also looking back and reviewing everything you have just learned.

This concept seems simple, but is much more complex to implement than you might think.

If you want to learn more I do recommend that you take this free CPA exam study personality quiz to help you tailor this process to your learning style: Start Your Quiz

After you complete the quiz you will receive tailored advice for how to implement study loops based on your situation.

Method #2: CPA Exam Tutor Boosting

I was recently chatting with Roger Philipp of UWorld Roger CPA Review and he brought up something fascinating.

He explained that the way that he proved to himself that he understood the material was to actually try to teach the concepts to someone else in a small group setting.


This way he could take a complex topic, digest it himself and then take it down to it’s simplest terms when explaining his understanding.

Now what if you don’t have a group of people to study and tutor with?

Pretty simple!

Sign up to become a CPA Tutor Booster today!

You can create Tutor Jobs that are highly targeted towards the section and topics that you need to study yourself.

CPA Tutor Boost also makes managing your jobs as simple as possible so that you don’t have to waste time tracking down people to tutor.

The buyers come to you 😉

Study Method #3: CPA Exam Study Funnels

Another study method made famous by Ultimate CPA Exam Guide is call “CPA Exam Study Funneling.”

This is the Final Review process that you want to follow when spending your final 10-14 days prior to sitting for an exam.

The process goes like this.

If you have been following the Study Looping and CPA Exam Tutor Boosting Methods up to this point, you should have a strong understanding of what you know and don’t know.

Your job in your final 10-14 days is to FUNNEL out everything you understand and focus all of your time on the areas that need your attention.

Again, this is easier said than done and the method you implement this depends on the CPA review course you are using.

I recommend finding a CPA exam mentor who has an understanding of how to implement this complete process before taking a stab at implementing this on your own.

In the meantime, take the free CPA Exam Study Personality Quiz here

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January 28, 2021