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April 8, 2010 at 9:38 am
HMMM…am just registered with acca..going to take F1 F2 F3 for Dec exams…
Well have no accounting notion..(science student)
does i need to take separate tuition for accounting basics…???
books and lectures for acca F1 F2 F3 IS ENOUGH to learn accounting and PASS the exams??
I need help from those who have already passed their part 1..PLEASE ADVISE!!
THANK YOU!!April 8, 2010 at 11:50 am
F1,2,3 are pretty basic and you don’t need any previous knowledge.
I was a science student too when i joined ACCA and now I am in the Professional levels, clearing all my papers in first attempt.
So just stick with your books and you won’t need any extra tutionsApril 9, 2010 at 1:05 am
Nice to hear from you, kingnasha
Well can you tell which book is more convenient for me either kaplan or BPP..??
Its encouraging to hear a science student clearing all his papers in first attempt!!
Any tips of how to go through the book and revision kits?April 9, 2010 at 9:31 am
I used BPP study text for all 3 of them. But i used both the kits ftc and bpp
Tips on how to study. Well, read through the chapters and solve the kits. Pretty simpleApril 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm
Best way is to buy one of each type and see which you prefer when you use them. They are very similiar. I’ve used both.
I went to kaplan classes, so ended up using their books 90% of the time, but the 2 times I used BPP I had no complaints.
Tuition, Revision and Question based days are all useful, but as a lot of people on here do without them, it’s not a neccessity. I just didn’t mind spending some money (and getting work sponsorship) in order to get through them quciker and easier (for me – as I don’t know how much working alone I would have really done!)
Meanwhile, no previous knowledge is needed. But some find it easier than others!April 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm
Ensure you study hard. Don’t select some topics and ignore others. Read the entire text. Try to cover everything at least 3 weeks before the exam date. Get exam practice kit (BPP or Kaplan) and past exam papers (from ACCA’s website). Practise these past questions thoroughly. Sometimes, you realise that for level 1 papers, questions are repeated. I experienced it when I wrote paper 1.1 (now converted to F3) where I had 88 because I studied with past questions. Read articles obtainable from ACCA’s website. Also try to teach others what you’ve learnt. It’s a very effective way of learning. It’s more like giving out what you have and get a multiplied return. Aim high. Work hard. Pass well, so you can laugh hard!April 16, 2010 at 9:19 pm
alkemist CA (Jamaica), ACCAModerator
Hi,F1,2,3 are pretty basic and you don’t need any previous knowledge.I was a science student too when i joined ACCA and now I am in the Professional levels, clearing all my papers in first attempt.So just stick with your books and you won’t need any extra tutions
Hey…I too am a science student, one paper left and I too cleared all previous on first attempt. Does this mean we scientists make better accounting students??April 19, 2010 at 8:23 am
Well science normally means numbers. Logic. Evidence. Thorough. Useful stuff.
Arty students mean creative and wordy.
You can get good creative accountants, but many of them may end up in jail!
And of course there are technical and wordy parts to the exams, ACCA and the world!
If nothing else, see the degree the ACCA/OxBrookes offers: BSc (SCIENCE!)
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