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- April 22, 2020 at 12:14 pm #568945Yusuf
Am 34 and considering to start my acca carreer journey with Accountant in Business/ Business and Technology and Financial Accounting for the september sitting. What is confusing me is how to prepare. Whats the right way to prepare for the exams? Should i read the study guide then all the chapters in the OT Course notes, attempt past exam papers then Mock Exams in that order or i read 1 chapter at a time as oppossed to all chapters then at the end of each chapter i test my self by attempting Questions as oppossed to reading all the chapters then i attempt the past exam questions. Then to crown it all i do general revision in the last month concentrating on what i previously read. Kindly guide me coz its confusing meApril 22, 2020 at 1:46 pm #568950Kim SmithKeymaster
You don’t need to read the study guide in great detail – tutors/publishers use the detail of the learning outcomes (in the detailed study guide section) to inform the content of their lectures/materials etc. If you are looking for a “how to study” guide you need a “Study Support Guide”.
From this page https://www.accaglobal.com/an/en/student/exam-support-resources.html select AB and you will see “Study support guides” in the getting started section. I recommend you bookmark this resources page in your browser as it is the portal to all ACCA resources.
As the support guide shows you should plan to study then revise (i.e. with question practice) the sit mocks. If you study a topic thoroughly most revision should be achieved through question practice.
When you download the lecture notes you will see a prompt at the end of each chapter to attempt “practice” Qs – these are not exam style and standard but essential to testing your knowledge as you finish each chapter – TIP: don’t attempt immediately you finish the chapter but a few days later so you can check how you are retaining knowledge.
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