I'm taking REG in a month. I've gone through Becker once, but it's my first time taking REG so not sure what the best studying strategy is. Any advice?

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I tattooed the different tax thresholds and brackets onto my forearm. I wore a long sleeve shirt into the room and once I sat down I rolled my sleeves up. I ended up getting a 69 though so not sure if that’s the best idea

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The way that I finally passed REG was by mastering a chapter (doing pretty much everything Becker offered), then moving onto the second. Then I’d redo every single question from chapter 1 and 2 before doing chapter 3. Then do all questions from 1-3 before 4 and so on. By the time I took the test I felt like I mastered most of it (I was lazy and running out of time near the end) and finally passed. And when you redo the questions it didn’t take too long to go through them since you learned them pretty well. Don’t memorize the answers though, work on memorizing the process. I’m a terrible test taker and forget things super easily so a lot of people won’t have to do what I did but it’s the only strategy for me that actually works. Good luck!

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Thank you!! All these tax concepts are new to me so think I'll try it when I'm going through the questions again.

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For REG I literally just tried to memorize legit everything...I’m not big on tax concepts but I managed to get a 92 on it just by treating it as a vocab test and memorizing the definitions/when to apply things/when something qualifies as such

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Thanks! Taking notes to memorize everything here...

For the chapters that are isolated by individuals/partnerships/corps, it helped me to practice transactions where they interacted. For example, who recognizes the gain on a property distribution from a partnership to a Corp etc.

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Thank you! That's a good point

Take it till you make it? Three times for me.

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Just do multiple choice questions over and over. If you get it wrong hand write the reasoning Becker gives you for the right/wrong answer. By time your done, you’ll have focused so much on your weak spots that you’ll know them best.

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Read from the back of the book to the front and the sentences from right to left, little trick I picked up

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Learn how to navigate the tax code!! It's in the provided materials on the test. I have a master's in tax and still had to look up the info for my simulations. They could hit you with estate tax or something like that which isn't covered well in Becker. If you don't know how things would be worded in the code for quick searches I recommend getting comfortable with the table of contents.

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Took it recently! failed unfortunately, but yes all of the tax codes are only in the sims

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Thanks everyone!!!

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