I’ve recently returned to ACCA studying after several years’ break (thank god for the extra time the syllabus change has given me!) and will be doing F4 in June. If I pass this, I intend to try and do 2-3 papers per sitting in order to get the darn thing out of the way.
My question is to anyone who has done something similar and studied for multiple papers from home. How do you manage your study schedule? Do you vary the subjects studied in each session (e.g. an hour on paper A, an hour on paper B…), devote each session to one paper but then study another in your next session, or just study paper A until you’ve gone through the syllabus, then paper B likewise and then revise them both at the end?
I did this for my first couple of exam sittings and used a combination of the first two approaches which seemed to work ok, but obviously the papers are increasing in difficulty and I’m a bit older and more out of practice at studying now, so am intrigued as to how others have managed it.
After exam sessions I like to watch opentuition.com lectures with notes – I have a lot of time before next exam session and I just enjoy it. Instead of TV Thus I become awareness of one paper and doing past papers and revision is much more easy lately – one months before exam. For this exercise I choose one paper that is more interesting for me (among papers that I’m going to pass next session).
When it comes 2 months before exam I start studying another paper. But sometimes refer to first paper (usually – technical articles, examiners report, or practicing a couple of questions).
I’ve done home study for all 6 of my papers so far, took F4 by itself last June then F5 & F7 in December and now hoping to knock off 6, 8 & 9 and I’ve always studied the whole syllabus for each paper in one go then when it comes to actual revision/mocks time, I mix them to keep both (or all 3) fresh in my mind.
When it gets closer to exam time Ill focus on the first paper by itself again then the second once the first one is out of the way
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