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    zeventien
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    Hi all

    I know it may be a little late in the day, but please could someone elaborate on the importance of including any rough notes made about answering a question in addition to the answer itself? The Exam Docket states “It is in your direct interest to show your rough workings for each question in your answer booklet”.
    I prefer to very quickly formulate a plan mentally and then go straight into the question – do we gain significant marks for including, or lose marks for not?
    Thanks in advance for any help!


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    Not really important, according to me. I think that was for workings as in the calculations/financial papers.
    A plan is essential though (scribble if you want on the question paper itself) before starting your answer so that you do not leave out something or you are almost at the end and then remember something you wanted to put in the middle paragraphs.


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    zeventien
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    Thanks!


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    MikeLittle
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    DON’T LISTEN TO CASSIOPEIA!!!!!!

    Yes, include your scribbled plan at the start of every answer! The ACCA regularly and frequently say “There was again a lack of visible evidence of the planning process” ACCA want to see your plans!!


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    cassiopeia
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    Sorry if I was misleading :s


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    that’s ok – but may I suggest that, on this page “Ask the tutor” it really should be the tutor who answers. If the q is on open forum, or just in general chat room, then that’s fine – answer as many as you feel you want to. But not those specifically addressed to “The tutor” :-)


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    shehryarsohail
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    Sir, but won’t it look a little untidy ?
    first to write the plan and all the points in bullets, and then a single cross on it and then start with the answer according to the plan? in all the questions


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    Yes – but it’s what the ACCA want! AND DO NOT CROSS IT OUT!

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