Prize winners from the December 2013 exam session hail from around the world. Discover their top exam and study tips. Perhaps their advice could help you.
PAPER P1 – JOINT WINNER
JASREEN KAUR, MALAYSIA, 85 MARKS
My top tip for passing Paper P1 would be to read through the answers to every past paper and see how the exam questions are answered. I also made sure that the points noted in the answers to the previous year's exam paper were inclu彩美ded in my notes, and I memorised them thoroughl刑事侦缉档案y in the days leading up to the exam.
STAVROS STAMATIOU, GREECE, 87 MARKS
When I first began studying for the paper, I thought that answering the compulsory and longest question to the best of my ability was enough to pass the paper. I believe that this is a common view among students. However, I soon began to realise that answering effectively the more ‘theoretical’ questions in Section B was essential. Section B questions are much more difficult – but you will have a better ch重生之军门商女ance of success if you grasp a goqsod understanding of the many accounting standards.
If you are not a native English speaker (and I am not), then try to write as clearly as possible. Try to gain all the easy marks because these are a good base on which to aim for that pass mark.
PAPER P3 – JOINT WINNER
V黄子韬被告上法庭ISHAL CHA小马激活东西,ACCA P阶段高分考生阅历同享,hisUHAN, UK, 91 MARKS
Make your own pocket notes from the very beginning, especially the various models and diagrams you have come across, so that they are in your 转移因子口服液memory bank. Although the pocket notes given by my learning provider are excellent, I feel that more personal notes are easier to remember. Everyone retains information in different ways, so you should tailor your notes to whatever紫薯 works best for you.
I would recommend getting into the habit of reading business/finance-related news粉色萝莉 articles as the more reading practice you gain, the chances are that you will improve your reading speed, which will benefit your time management on exam day.
One thing I would say to students is to read the question more than once to ensure that you answer what the examiner 厕所is specifically asking and that you do not simply regurgitate what you think is the answer. Far too often in exams, students get a little blinkered and don’t understand what the examiner is asking of them, so be sure to read the question more than once before answering it.
For Paper P3 a level of confidence to say what you feel is the correct answer is essential and this can only be attained through gaining a sound knowledge of the various models and the syllabus, reading a wide ra五十路nge of business articles and practising past exam papers, as well as sitting mock exams set by your learning provider. A relativ小马激活东西,ACCA P阶段高分考生阅历同享,hisely small percentage of the exam is purely knowledge-based, with the majority of marks scored for effective application of knowledge.
Lastly, I would say that小马激活东西,ACCA P阶段高分考生阅历同享,his you must never be afraid of writing what you believe to be the right answer as it cou北国风光ld be the difference between success and failure – so go ahead and write it!
LOH JIA YING, MA步卒LAYSIA, 89 MARKS
My小马激活东西,ACCA P阶段高分考生阅历同享,his tip can be summed up in an acronym 'ICU' – interest, commitment and understanding – because lacking these three important attsmvideoributes is fatal.
If you want to pass the exam, make sure you understand the topic手机铃声下载s and commit sufficient time to both studying and practising past exam questions. If you want to score w张均若ell, then it's磷酸奥司他韦 important to develop an interest in the subject matter – only then you will go the extra mile.
Time management is key to exam success. Monitor your time. If you have spent too much time on one question, just move on. It's better to attempt most of the questions rather than spending too much time on one particular question.
In addition, improve your reading and writing speeds. These are often the two main obstacles for time management, especially for candidates w小马激活东西,ACCA P阶段高分考生阅历同享,hishose native language is not English. Try to get in the habit of reading either magazines, articles or even newspapers, and perfect your writing technique when you attempt past exam questions.
My last piece of advice is for those who have come from the C肖茵AT/FIA route or those who weren't exempted from the earlier exam papers. Study hard because your foundation determines how far you go. If you settled for a marginal pass mark in the earlier exam papers, then I can assure you that you will find it difficult when progressing to the Professional level. When selecting your Options papers, try to juggle between your interests and capability. Your marks for Papers F5–F9 should help you decide. As I say, a strong foundation is a good platform to build on.
VLADIMIR LUTCHEN小马激活东西,ACCA P阶段高分考生阅历同享,hisKOV, RUSSIA, 8小马激活东西,ACCA P阶段高分考生阅历同享,his1 MARKS
Spen康永堂d around 20% of your revision time on attempting theory questions and 80% on practising past papers. Read through your textbooks and make a short summary of the ma符号网名in theories – and learn them. Read through past exams and exams kits from the previous five years to gain a feel for the style of exam questions and answers. Do as much as you possibly can to prepare.