On my second attempt, I have failed Programming and Analysis. Nothing I can do about it but just to pick myself up and continue. I was originally going with the route of doing PA, PPD, PDD, CE, PcM and PjM. But I might just change to doing PcM and PjM and then taking PA again after hopefully passing those. I was wondering how close apart should I take those two? How interchangeable is the information? I feel like I'm a short term retainer of unexciting information (ie, contracts and accounting) so I feel like it will be more efficient to just study once. I have quite a few resources, so I wouldn't mind someone's input on how long they took to study each resource, so I can put in a study plan.
FYI, I have about 20 years of work experience but I haven't really looked at owning a practice yet, and I remember doing contracts about 10 years ago.
My resources are as follows:
AHPP - I'm guessing I have to read all 1186 pages, (which I haven't done since I read War and Peace in 1995)
Schiff Hardin Lectures - Is this useful for both exams? How long are they and should I take notes while listening to them? (I hear people listen to them before going to bed, so I'm not sure if it's for meditation or studying?)
Ballast books - I've heard good and bad. I felt it was good for PA exam, but not as a sole study guide.
Black Spectacles - I thought the video's poor for PA. Way to general and didn't talk about anything that was on the exam. But I do like their practice exams.
Amber Videos - I thought these are great, I only got them a week ago, not enough time to study for the PA with them, but I thought it helped a lot.
AIA documents - If the other material covers them, should I read them in conjunction with the other material or on their own? Before or After the other stuff?
Any advice would be really helpful.
Let's see how much money N&%$B wants to scrape out of me this time.
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