1. avatar says

    Its my 3rd attempt in December 2014 of P1 ( 1st 38% 2nd 46%)and 2nd p3(39%) now m thinking 3 paper I.e. p1 p3 and p6 wht shoud I do to pas these paper.??? Especially for p3

    Note:advise for p1 n p6 also valuable

    • Avatar of MikeLittle says

      Hi Muazzam

      Sorry to hear you sad news. Clearly I cannot comment about where you are going wrong in P1 without seeing your script.

      However, for you to be scoring in the 30s suggests that there’s something fundamentally wrong in what you’re doing.

      It’s my firm belief that the biggest cause of student failure in the exams is poor technique – it cannot be a lack of knowledge because you wouldn’t go into that exam room if you didn’t feel that you had a reasonable chance of success

      Have you read the exam technique articles on this site for P1, P3 and “General” They may help

      There are 2 articles in Student Accountant archives from maybe 2 years ago by 2 members of the P3 marking team – they could help

      Post your question on the P3 Ask the Tutor and see what Gromit advises.

      And try this – it’s a bit of advice I gave to a P7 student this morning and it’s something we do in class to emphasise the point. It may just help.

      Get hold of a reputable revision kit.

      Read a question requirement.

      Divide the number of marks for the question by 2. That’s the number of minutes you have to plan an answer.

      Ok, plan an answer. Just one word bullet points are ideal.

      At the end of your planning time, stop. Count up the number of different points you have planned to write in a full answer.

      Did you get half marks?

      Check the printed solution to see what you missed. See if the solution has managed to get two separate points out of just one of yours.

      Did you manage to score more than half in each and every part of the question requirements?

      Do this exercise again and again and again ….. until you’re totally sick of doing it.

      And then do it some more.

      I believe that the biggest cause of failure in this exam is an inability to score enough separate points within the time allocation. And that ability has to be spread across all the parts of those questions that you attempt

      Try it, and see what you think

  2. avatar says

    Hello guys, I just failed my first trial on P1 after study for 2 weeks.
    I am planning to take 3 papers one shot (P1, P2 nad P3)
    Can anyone share experience as whether it is too burden?
    Is it possible if I start my revision from now for all the 3 papers?

    • Avatar of MikeLittle says

      It depends what else you have on your plate? Work? Family? Social life? Sick relatives? Motivation?

      If you are able to devote the time (maybe 5 hours per day every day) then yes, it’s possible. If you can manage more than 5 productive hours in the day, great! That will improve your chances of success each additional hour spent studying.

      But start NOW!

  3. avatar says

    Are these lectures still valid even though it says December 2010 on the slide? And the lecturer also mentions that this paper is no longer going to be there. I guess these are the old lectures but still applicable now???

  4. avatar says

    I am taking P1 for December 2014 & want to make a pair with either P2 or P3 but confused…………………..:( please anyone tell me which pair proves to be the best…?

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