July 8, 2017 at 9:58 am
opentuition_teamKeymasterJuly 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm
Im really broken. I haven’t cleared my F3 exam. I really dont understand where im going wrong. I have been hardworking for long, practising so many types of questions & im not able to clear it off. As i am a FIA student, without clearing this paper i cant move forward. I feel as if my passion is drying out and moving towards darkness. Suggest me successful tips so that in my next try i get it. Plz help me out as i am distressed and broken. ThanksAugust 1, 2017 at 11:22 am
Its not all about practicing questions. make sure you understand them and if you miss any try to know the reason why you did besides if i may ask did you attend tutorial or self study?August 15, 2017 at 4:27 am
I agree with temyloluwah2 its not all about the questions its about understanding what you are doing, if you dont understand what you are doing you wont be able to apply your knowledge to any question.(By just doing the questions you are training yourself to memerise how to get the answer and not helping you understand why you got that answer)
The key is to identify areas that you dont competely understand and work on those areas to figure out what about them you dont understand.
I found that i was able to identify these areas by doing the practice question from the ACCA site (they charge 14 pounds for a set of 3 practice exams and is so worth it especially since its so cheap!) What the practice exams does, is put you under real examination exam conditions and at the end of the exam it will provide you with a breakdown of the topics that were covered in the exam and then tell you how well you did in each area from there you will figure out your weak spots.
But at the end of the day try not to get too discouraged, there will be trials and errors so you should learn from them and adjust the way you study if necessary – Dont look at them as a failure but a lesson. 🙂August 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm
I felt exactly the same… I failed F3 twice and was doubting if I even wanted to do my ACCA! I’ve just passed F3 and finding F4 easier.
I found that I was doing mocks over and over again, getting great results when in reality, some of the answers I remembered from last time! I would recommend doing mocks again and again, but purchasing maybe 3 more on the ACCA website as this will broaden it… Meaning you can see more areas that might need more looking at etc.
Make sure you have consolidation and the statements understood fully, as these are work 15 marks each… If you understand these, it’s 30% of your exam that you should be confident in.
Good luck, don’t give up… You will succeed!August 25, 2017 at 4:50 pm
At the beginning of my nerve wrecking exams i had the flu and was a lil drowsy with tabs from earlier on during the day..when i started i think i flagged the first ten questions and felt like i was going to surely fail..i guess its normal to be scared for exams,then i read somewhere just to move on to section b and do the questions there first..when i got there, just as i was praying for not to get, one of my two questions was a draft statement of financial position with adjustments…i was like thats it…but i need to still try..i left it and did the other question which was consolidated sofp which was easy..the wording of the questions in section A made it difficult as you can easily get confused with some but with others it was straightforward…the last 15 mins i decided to attempt the draft financial statement and i did use every last second for that exams so time is of the essence..scared to look i clicked exit and passed 65%…thank god…questions came on incomplete statements, depreciation,ratios,trade acc rec and payables, suspense acc, account reconciliations,inventory…just make sure you understand how to work questions backwards as well..even if it happens that you dont know eliminate and choose the most sensible answer 🙂September 1, 2017 at 1:59 pm
.scared to look i clicked exit and passed 65%…thank god…
that was like me in F2, I was sure I had failed, was scared to exit! Such a great feeling when you do pass!September 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm
I used opentuition to study F3 and I passed with 61%. The CBE is very tricky and difficult as well, I will recommend the you watch the lectures well and practice, use other study materials like Kaplan and bpp they are all helpful, I thank God always for passing on my first attemptSeptember 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm
Thank you John and open tuition
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