what would you advise me to do in the remaining two weeks of P1 exam and do you think answering the Study Guide questions for P1 is sufficient? Is there an answer guide to compare my answers to the questions asked in the study guide?
I suggest that you plan answers for the questions from the revision kit – only in bullet point form. Then check your answer plans against the printed solutions and note any “extras” which you missed.
But, for Heaven’s sakes, do not get depressed about the length of the printed solutions. You probably couldn’t COPY them in the allocated time, let alone read, think, read again, check your plan to see you have fully addressed the question, and then write out a full answer.
When I say plan in bullet point form, DO NOT carry that through to your “proper” answer – that should be in proper sentences with the liberal use of headings for collections of points about the various sub-topics.
If you’re into the question practice stage of your preparation, now’s the time to just keep planning, planning and then more planning with some critical self-appraisal on the completeness of your proposed answer were you to actually write it out in full.
NB planning time should be ( ignoring the “reading and planning time” of the initial 15 minutes ) the number of marks in the question divided by 2. A 16 mark PART of a question deserves your thinking of 8 minutes and a 24 mark part deserves 12 minutes.
Only in that way will you ( hopefully ) finish up with enough points in a structured form to impress the marker. Anything else and your answer is likely to ramble, be disjointed and incomplete because as you were writing one sentence your mind was busy forgetting another important point which you should have jotted down in your plan
Thanks Mike. Will follow your advice. Much appreciated
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