Philip is a resident of the great state of New York, but has inspired and motivated fellow Roger students through online forums and social media platforms across the globe. Philip has already passed FAR and AUD, and is now gearing up for BEC.


Hello!!!  Here I am again, but rather than talking about BEC specifics, I would rather discuss a study technique that I think helps and what Ive done to perfect it, though I assume many of you can also give me some advice as well!

I used to prepare for exams in college by writing flash cards.  I followed up with this practice when I went thru the CMA program, and began it once again with the CPA Exam.  I found that I would go thru hundreds of cards with so many minute details that it was almost impossible to learn all of the information.  I found that I was wasting my time by creating flash cards for information I already knew.  So I watched one of Rogers videos on YouTube and realized that there was smarter way to use flash cards.


The very first thing I did was I only created flash cards for those concepts to which I didnt know or understand.  That cut the amount of cards almost in half.  Now instead of plowing thru hundreds of cards of information that I might already know, I know work a handful each day of those truly complex concepts.  I also found that making flash cards for the MCQs that I was struggling with really helped.


My second tip for flash cards is my numbering system.  I number each card based on the exam part and study section.  For instance, all concepts that I need help on for BEC 2.01 receive the label BEC 2.01, etc.  This becomes extremely helpful in the last week before the exam, because it allows me to focus on those sections and concepts that Im still struggling with.


I hope you find these tips helpful.  I look forward to hearing about yours.