Think studying for your CPA Exam over the summer means missing out on all the fun the season has to offer? Think again.
The modern miracle that is the Internet makes it possible to study pretty much anywhere, including the beach. In fact, doing your CPA Exam review at the beach could be more effective than locking yourself away in the library all summer. Here’s how.
Retain More Information
Studying in different places, like the beach, is about more than switching up your location. It can actually help you study more effectively. In fact, recent research from cognitive scientists suggests that alternating study spaces is a more effective way to retain information. There’s also evidence that shows memory is affected by things like location. Switching your location to some place like the beach increase your likelihood of remembering what you’ve learned.
Make It a Beach Party
There’s hardly anything more fun than a beach party. Basking in the sun with friends, swimming, playing Frisbee or volleyball—pure magic. Turns out studying with other people can be pretty great, too. Working through difficult study material with a friend can help you both better understand the material and retain it. So grab a few CPA study buddies, a blanket and head to the beach. You’ll be having fun and help each other master your CPA material.
Find Your Bliss
Let’s face it: studying can be stressful. And that’s why it’s so important to try and be relaxed while you’re studying. Being calm can help improve your focus and make for an all around more enjoyable study experience.
Give Yourself a Break
While single-minded, intense cramming may work for some, science suggests otherwise. Research shows that taking short breaks while studying can boost productivity and improve focus. And if you’re doing your CPA review with Wiley CPAexcel, our Bite-Sized Lessons make it especially convenient to study at the beach. You can do a lesson in 30 minutes or so, relax by playing in the surf for a bit, then come back and do another lesson.
So go on, get your CPA Exam review materials and hit the beach!
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