The remedy to forgetfulness on the CPA Exam.

You study. You get to the Prometric Center. You start the exam. The questions pop-up and you’re like, “Dang, I studied and understood this at the time, but I’m not quite sure anymore.”

That’s basically the exam experience in a nutshell.

In order to be successful, you’ll need to study AND THEN remember on the day.

So, how can you make sure you’re remembering as many of the concepts you study as possible?

Note-Taking

I would imagine that a lotย of candidatesย currently employ this strategy. But if you don’t, its worthy to note (pun intended) that writing helps you better understand and most importantly, remember.

Speed

This is one of my best strategies. I write about it in-depth here.

Obviously, the lesser the time between studying and taking the exam, the greater your chances of remembering.

So don’t spend four months studying for a section. It’s hard to remember the little details from Chapter One four months later.

Progress Tests

The review course I used had progress tests.

If yours does too, then consider taking them at intervals to keep the material fresh in your mind.

These progress tests letย you attempt questions from all the topics you’ve covered so far. It’s quite helpful.