I used the Becker flash cards, I cross-referenced those to the book and back to the more difficult questions. I keep lists of difficult questions coded by section...
Read each chapter, take notes, search for other materials if I don't understand (FASB, GASB, Accounting Standards Codification, Concept Statements, textbooks from college, textbooks I found online, Google, YouTube, the backs of cereal boxes...
Simulate Exam Day, Layer with Repetition, Previous Chapters, What Worked & Didn't Work, Don't Rush FAR Grind (FAR Tips 6-10)
FAR Study Tip #6: Simulate Exam Day
Make sure to understand the concepts rather than memorize. If you get the general logic in each topic then the JEs fall into place. I used CPAExcel and kept taking MCQs in study mode so I would learn what I missed. I also did two practice exams where...
FAR Study Tip #1: Concepts
In FAR is very important to focus on concepts, ask yourself why things are done a certain way while you read your book or most importantly when doing mcqs. That why when the real test asks you questions in a different way you will be able to decipher the answer. Do not memorize the answer, be skeptical and question why things are done in that way. - Carlos C.