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- June 5, 2018 at 10:28 am #456286
I hope someone can help me.
Does anyone have a model/example on exactly how to read and answer a scenario based question?
A structured approach that can be applied to reduce the level of uncertainty especially in the select all that apply type of questions?
As questions are prepared in a specific way and should have clues to direct you to the correct answers.
Please let me know, as I really need help.
Thank you in advance,
GiadaJune 6, 2018 at 5:54 am #456716
There isn’t really a model because the tasks are so variable. There are 5 variants of each exam, each with typically 4 questions. This means 20 potential questions and therefore a huge range of the three syllabuses is covered with great question variation.
Sometimes the questions make considerable use of the pre-seen mateeial, but often the new material presented means that the question is almost stand-alone and very unexpected.
However, the first bit of advice is to be very familiar with the preseen material. Then in the exam look very carefully at the requirements and the additional information so that you accurately address those requirements. Generally, it seems to me, the examiner makes it fairly obvious which part(s) of the syllabus is being examined.
Format your answers as required (letter, report etc) and write as much relevant material as you can. Remember, no complex calculations are needed because there is no way these can be easiily presented on-screen.June 6, 2018 at 8:49 am #456811
Hi Ken, I’m sorry but my questions is in relation to the objective test P3 not the case study. Can you please let me know in regards to the P3 scenario based questions?
GiadaJune 6, 2018 at 9:05 am #456815
Sorry. Misunderstood you. However, again no magic answers. I find the ‘select all that apply’ questions very unsettling. There is always one option that leaves you teetering on the edge, wondering whether to select it as well.
The only general advice that can be applied is perhaps to go at the questions from both directions. By that I mean if you were asked to sellect all of the following factors that could increase the exchange rate, do that then turn the question round and select all the factors that would not increase the exchange rate. The lists should be mutually exclusive. Look carefully at items selected twice.June 6, 2018 at 9:12 am #456820
Thank you for your prompt response. I’ll try that and see if it gets better.
Have you ever heard of the plot line approach, I’ve seen that some students are using it when answering such questions?
Thank you for your help.
GiadaJune 6, 2018 at 4:12 pm #457094
Never heard of it. Sounds like trying to tell your future by looking at a bird’s entrails.
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