Hi Desmond, I know how you feel I just completed L4FS last year and looking to take the L4CT in the next couple of months just using the self-study books.
I found something that helped me was more of an illustrative approach to note-taking. For example, having several different accounting concepts all on one sheet such as a large mind map type format.
I found it easier to take in the information and a reference tool as condenses pages and pages of written text. As I am more of a visual learner, I found that this method helps best.
I am happy to share some examples to show you what I mean!