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    kitcat
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    Hi Everyone

    Anyone else planning to submit their RAP in November 2012 ? I am going for my first attempt and doing Topic 19: The financial and operational consequences of a merger between two organisations or of the acquisition of one organisation by another

    Haven’t seen any other posts from people having chosen this topic, but I’m trying not to let that intimidate me! I had my first Mentor meeting on Monday and am giving myself 6 weeks to complete – that way I have a week or two back up time.

    I’ve registered on the OBU website (you have to wait 15mins to receive your password) and printed out the guidance notes from the ACCA. Fee is £155 – ouch – but much cheaper than doing a degree from scratch.

    I’m in an annoying position where it doesn’t matter what grade I get on my RAP i’m still stuck with a 2:1. It’s very frustrating though as when I started the ACCA they used to take into account F1-F3 in which case I would have had an average mark of 66 and with an A grade project – would have got a 1st. Would have been nice to have something to aim for. But I’m going to do my best as I do want to pass 1st time so getting cracking with the writing on Saturday. Would love to hear from others out there working away for session 25 – I couldn’t find any other posts.

    Good luck to all the Period 24 people who I think get their results next week – must be very exciting and nerve wracking at the sametime. Hope lots of people post how they get on next week with the results, and that people in session 25 also post. :-)

    Cat


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    awesomealfred
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    @Kitcat…..How annoying it is to me to see u say u can complete your RAP in 6weeks. Its not impossible though, but i’ll advise you drop your Job if u have any, drop all acca exams for December if you have any, any parties if you go to any…. and move to a secluded place for utmost concentration if you must.
    Anyway, but I hope you cant just leave all these to produce a high quality RAP.
    Also dont be discouraged by others not choosing your topic, as this can always be used to improve on areas of your weakness.
    I am expecting my Period 24 results on wednesday, an can only wish myself a pass of any grade to get my 2.1.


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    kitcat
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    I have a pretty full on job – but no exams and a quiet period planned for the next few months socially. I completed my ACCA when I received my final results in Feb (member now – yay!!).

    I am and have always been a crammer. Most of my ACCA exams I studied for a few weeks only – no longer (although pretty intensively). A couple I managed in a few days – by some miracle I guess. I never attended college or anything. I have already got my detailed plan laid out and I think part of the challenge is writers block. That’s what I experienced in the Spring and just couldn’t get started -that’s why I’m doing it now. But now I am confidant I have a clear framework and hopefully the research and writing will flow (she says optimistically!)

    All the very best of luck for next week – a 2:1 is still great and you should be very proud that you got high enough average in your exams to guarantee that class. If you don’t mind me asking which topic did you choose ?

    Best of luck


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    rustlefox1
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    i’m planning on submitting my RAP inNovemeber 2012 and my choice of topic is #2. I’m looking for someone working on the same topic.

    Do you know anyone who is?


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    dbuk2000
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    ignore awesomemealfred. Although it needs hardwork, with a fulltimejob, and a healthy social life, I did mine within a few weeks, just by putting in the odd hour here and there.

    There were people who told me not to attempt 4 acca exams at a time. Again with a fulltime job, and going our regularly, and gymming, I managed to do 4 exams in each sitting and pass first time.

    Impossible is nothing.


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    awesomealfred
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    @dbuk2000 said:
    ignore awesomemealfred. Although it needs hardwork, with a fulltimejob, and a healthy social life, I did mine within a few weeks, just by putting in the odd hour here and there.

    There were people who told me not to attempt 4 acca exams at a time. Again with a fulltime job, and going our regularly, and gymming, I managed to do 4 exams in each sitting and pass first time.

    Impossible is nothing.

    Always Imposible is nothing….. But hey good luck or tough luck.
    Whatever you choose, everything has consequences. passing four papers is not as passing all four well. Neither is the same as knowing all in careful detail. Do what you like but be ready for its consequnces… Good luck to everyone


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    dbuk2000
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    Fair enough, your right I sacrificed achieving award winning marks, by attempting many. To me it was all about speed, get the exams done asap and then move on to the big money jobs.

    Good luck.


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    awesomealfred
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    One more thing, when i watched the OBU video on ACCA sites, i laughed when i heard people who completed the rap in 6mths, and then a year. I said to myself… I will be done with this in 2mths (just like the person who posted above). But alas, i took me 1yr.
    this was only bcos i saw in the process this is no childs play.
    6mths is a reasonable time….but three months budget time on a full or part work is a little too optimistic. cos even after a year, i still had to dot some i’s and cross som t’s.
    But hey dont be discouraged, u still can be an exception to the rule.

    I can only pray I pass tommorow (wednesday).
    Cheers.


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    ay
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    Hello Kitcat, like you I would like to make the Nov 2012 submission. I also finished my ACCA in Dec and made member in Feb, work full time and hope to finish in by the end of October. I am aiming for a 2 1 but I need to get at least a ‘B’ to get it so I have a lot of work to do.

    Maybe you can give me some pointers? I haven’t registered on the OBU site though, I guess I should do that right away.

    I chose no 8 topic, already have the financial info all I need to do is develop a work plan and start writing. Already met with with my mentor (early August) and he hasn’t stopped asking to know what progress I have made :( Workload at the office has not been helpful, but I intend to put in more effort to completing before the end of October.

    Hopefully with a group of people working towards the same goal, I hope I can get this done with in time for the Nov 2012 submission.

    Congrats to all Period 24 graduates. Hope mine comes soon too :)

    Cheers

    @kitcat said:
    I have a pretty full on job – but no exams and a quiet period planned for the next few months socially. I completed my ACCA when I received my final results in Feb (member now – yay!!).

    I am and have always been a crammer. Most of my ACCA exams I studied for a few weeks only – no longer (although pretty intensively). A couple I managed in a few days – by some miracle I guess. I never attended college or anything. I have already got my detailed plan laid out and I think part of the challenge is writers block. That’s what I experienced in the Spring and just couldn’t get started -that’s why I’m doing it now. But now I am confidant I have a clear framework and hopefully the research and writing will flow (she says optimistically!)

    All the very best of luck for next week – a 2:1 is still great and you should be very proud that you got high enough average in your exams to guarantee that class. If you don’t mind me asking which topic did you choose ?

    Best of luck


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    olubiyi
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    HI guys .. i am writing on the popular topic 8….lol…typical me, playing safe.. i am so discouraged cos a lot of my friends failed in period 24. i was at the lecture held on RAP by the moderator of these projects in March and the pointers he gave was
    a Referencing is of utmost importance

    b if analysing a financial statement, they don’t just want this increased by a % or a reduction… they want u to investigate why such occurred… they also do not want maybes, probably and could be….. they want u to give definitive reasons referencing ur conclusions

    c use of IT skills must be demonstrated
    i have been on mine for a while over 3 months *coversface* cause its just so demanding… im expecting a baby next month so that must explain why am so lazy, ill will be submitting nov though and hopefully pass and forget about it. thank God i get a 2.1 regardless of any grade..
    please for those who got theirs and unfortunately didnt make it, can u pls paste some of the comments made by moderators to help us understand better their expectations? u can cut out ur name and acca number… thanks
    goodluck everyone


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    smoke
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    @olubiyi said:
    HI guys .. i am writing on the popular topic 8….lol…typical me, playing safe.. i am so discouraged cos a lot of my friends failed in period 24. i was at the lecture held on RAP by the moderator of these projects in March and the pointers he gave was
    a Referencing is of utmost importance

    b if analysing a financial statement, they don’t just want this increased by a % or a reduction… they want u to investigate why such occurred… they also do not want maybes, probably and could be….. they want u to give definitive reasons referencing ur conclusions

    c use of IT skills must be demonstrated
    i have been on mine for a while over 3 months *coversface* cause its just so demanding… im expecting a baby next month so that must explain why am so lazy, ill will be submitting nov though and hopefully pass and forget about it. thank God i get a 2.1 regardless of any grade..
    please for those who got theirs and unfortunately didnt make it, can u pls paste some of the comments made by moderators to help us understand better their expectations? u can cut out ur name and acca number… thanks
    goodluck everyone

    Yes you are on the right track and have the list of MUST HAVE for RAP, For information please see my post on common failures in topic 8.


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    @olubiyi said:
    HI guys .. i am writing on the popular topic 8….lol…typical me, playing safe.. i am so discouraged cos a lot of my friends failed in period 24. i was at the lecture held on RAP by the moderator of these projects in March and the pointers he gave was
    a Referencing is of utmost importance

    b if analysing a financial statement, they don’t just want this increased by a % or a reduction… they want u to investigate why such occurred… they also do not want maybes, probably and could be….. they want u to give definitive reasons referencing ur conclusions

    c use of IT skills must be demonstrated
    i have been on mine for a while over 3 months *coversface* cause its just so demanding… im expecting a baby next month so that must explain why am so lazy, ill will be submitting nov though and hopefully pass and forget about it. thank God i get a 2.1 regardless of any grade..
    please for those who got theirs and unfortunately didnt make it, can u pls paste some of the comments made by moderators to help us understand better their expectations? u can cut out ur name and acca number… thanks
    goodluck everyone

    Thanks! I wish I read this earlier. my two problems were referencing within text ( i had given hyperlinks on the CLEAR instructions of my stupid mentor) and secondly, I used might/ may be. but i hope somebody else benefits from this at least


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    jawwad25
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    Hi Everyone, I am in too for Period 25, i have choosen Topic 8, as it looks easier to me. but with full time job and stress of work it is very hard to complete. i think i have collected all required data. i should start analysing it now my goal is to complete my project till 30 october 2012 but i haven’t got plan how am i going to do this? i don want to rely on mentor.

    if anyone can share his plan, it will be very helpful.


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    molaja1984
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    Goodluck to everyone submiting their project in period 25 and i hope we all pass our project come march next year.


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    matseysho2000
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    Hello guys, I just passed my OBU RAP. If you need a mentor please contact me via my email address: matseysho2000@yahoo.com


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    ursali
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    hello mate ….. I m also writing my project on TOPIC 8, can anyone send me the SAMPLE of RAP on topic 8 …..or send me the link from where i can download the rap sample ….. my email address is urs.merchant@gmail.com THANKS IN ADVANCE….


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    hui ching
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    i am doing topic 17…. half way now.. full time taking P6 & P7 as well. hopefully i can really pass this period…. :-) anyone did topic 17 before? pls give some advices to me. thanks.


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    kitcat
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    How is everyone getting on ? I’m a bit stressed! Meeting 1 with mentor done, Meeting 1b with mentor last week (decided on a bonus one to help me stay motivated!) and Introduction complete. Been doing my references and bibliography as I have been going along.

    Made loads of notes for when I get to the SLS but can’t seem to wrap up the Information Gathering section. I know clearly what I want to put in there, just can’t seem to actually start writing it! I’m hoping once the writers block passes it will just flow. Have two weekends set aside for Part 3 (results etc) and I’m going to finish the SLS during the evenings after the last weekend. That’s if I can stay on track.

    I’m desperate to get this finished and submit it – but I really want to pass first time too!!!!!!!

    Really hope everyone else is getting on well and are further ahead than me :-)


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    im also in in. doing topic 8 and P3, P4 and P7 .this has been the most stressful semester ever but im almost done with the RAP. really hope i can pull this off. All the best everyone:-)


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    kitcat
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    litimus -you are a wonder! P3 and RAP ok – I would do that – I thought P3 was a piece of cake. P4 and P7 as well ? nooooooooooooo hahahahha

    If you do it – that’s a massive achievement. Good on you for trying.

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