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- May 1, 2023 at 5:20 pm #683804mfuz.allyParticipant
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Almost a month left for the AA exam and I have a few questions:
1) is it important to memorise word for word from the book or in the exam can u use your own words.
2) do u lose marks with grammar and spelling mistakes does it give off a bad impression.
3) in the exam should I prolong my answer or as long or can I write the answers short in my own words and brief.
4) just by practicing a lot of questions before the exams will that suffice or is it more important to go through the text book
Thank youMay 2, 2023 at 11:17 am #683838Kim SmithKeymaster
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Welcome to my AA forum!
1) There are very few, if any, opportunities to regurgitate rote-learned knowledge in the AA exam. The AA exam is not a memory test – it is an applied skills exam. I think some definitions are worth learning “in essence” to build up a vocabulary of technical terms, which is essential to comprehending what you are asked for. E.g. how can you identify inherent risks if you don’t know what the term means? I suggest our flashcards are a good way of checking comprehension of auditing terms https://opentuition.com/acca/aa/acca-aa-flashcards
2) There is no negative marking even if you annoy the marker. Grammar needs to be good enough so that the marker doesn’t have to interpret meaning – it’s not for a marker to guess what a candidate means.
3) There’s no point writing for the sake of it! If a point can be made in less than 10 words, the marker doesn’t want to have to read 20 words(!)
4) At this stage it should be practice-practice-practice – but you should be open to referring back to a text for explanation if something is not clear in the published answers, for example.
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