- May 9, 2022 at 10:16 pm #firstname.lastname@example.orgMember
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I am a native English speaker but for some reason I struggle to understand what the question is asking of me.
I learnt the whole syllabus but failed with 40%. I am resitting it in 30 days and need help in understanding how to tackle the questions in terms of what topic/chapter this question is on.
Is there any way to get him with this? Any advice is much appreciated.
Thank youMay 10, 2022 at 5:45 am #655288Ken GarrettKeymaster
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Sorry tomhear of your APM difficulty.
Examiners try to be precise in setting out question requirements, but then candidates need to read these very carefully to try to ensure that they accurately meet those requirements when answering questions.
It is essential to:
1 Identify the verbs in the requirements (discuss, evaluate, advise etc) and to try to respond correctly. Note some requirements have more than kne verb (eg calculate and recommend).
2 Provide the right format, such as report, memorandum etc.
3 Use the information in the question and ensure your answer responds to that.
4 First approach the question from a common sense point of view and only then use models to strengthen your answer.
There are a couple of articles on the ACCA website which should be useful:
1 This one looks as verbs. It is a long list, so don’t try to learn it by rote but be sensitive to what the verbs mean
2 This one gives very good guidance on APM questions
Hope that helps.
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