I’ve read and done the EOC questions for Quant, Econ, FRA and about 70% of Corp Finance. I want to be done with all of the readings and EOC questions by April 25, so I’ll have 6 weeks to review and practice. Only thing you can do is study more as time passes. You shouldn’t start all out anyway as you may burn out. Better to build your endurance and increase your study pace as you get closer to the exam. I recommend tracking your actual study hours and setting a goal per day/week as this has helped me become more accountable.
I have finished all books except Ethics (Elan’s notes/videos and EOC questions with selective BB) once. I’m on my second round reviewing from Elan’s guides (this time with flashcards and my own notes written in margin) and also redoing all of EOC questions. I have finished Corp Finance, Econ, Stats, Equity, and almost done with FRA. I plan to finish my second round and Ethics by the end of March, which will give me 8~10 wks to devote 100% of my time doing mocks/practice questions and weak area drill.
I’m guessing your doing the Schweser readings given your banner, if this is the case I didn’t see you list the CFA text EOC questions in your approach - these are a must do for all of them. Also 8 to 10 weeks to review/drill is a lot - I got through with 6 weeks (while working) so you have a lot of flex time there if you get stuck on something - just try to do as many of the practice/mock tests as you can from Schweser and the CFAI - I did about 10 practice/mocks in total. Really drill the note cards too (I made about 700 note cards - it worked for me) and just kept on drilling them up to test day.
For as much complaining as you have done regarding Elan’s services, one would think you were just getting started with the curriculum. Seems like you are progressing along much quicker than the majority of us are…quite amazing actually.
For me, I am finishing up fixed income now and have derivatives and PM left to go before I complete my first pass. Hopefully I can get done by the end of the first week in March. Then im going to try to sneak in one more pass by the end of April before the full bore review the month of May.
I would discount the 400-450 hours even more if you study through the end of June… you’ll be about 3 weeks late for the exam if you do study that deep into the month and would’ve wasted the entire time spent studying…