I am taking REG on 5/29 and FAR on 8/2. Assuming a few days break in between to charge my batteries and sleep, I will have almost 9 weeks to study for FAR.
My typical study plan for AUD and BEC was to read the entire Wiley or CPAExcel (mostly Wiley) book and take notes. Then I would work the Wiley questions as I went along in the chapters. When completely done with the first pass, I typed the hand written notes (it is a great tool to help with memorization). Last, I would work MCQ's and/or SIMS until my eyes bleed, at least twice through the lot of the questions. That worked amazingly well for AUD and looks to have worked equally as well for BEC---next week will tell.
On one hand, I don't want to change a working system but on the other, the book for FAR is 1,000 pages for CPA Excel (not sure how long Wiley's book is). I do have the video lectures from CPAExcel for FAR but do not want to waste time watching someone unless there's value added. I learn more via note taking than lectures (unless there's some magic to the CPAExcel lectures).
How does one most effectively study for FAR?
AUD 87 Jan 2012
BEC 88 Feb 2012
REG 84 Aug 2012
FAR 79 Nov 2012