- August 21, 2022 at 8:33 pm #663869djmoore98Member
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Currently working through the Kaplan Exam Kit for SBL and have noticed that the example answers tend to always refer to models such as JSW, Porter’s Diamond etc etc. However, the mark scheme mentions no use of such models.
As an example, I have just answered the below question:
“Assess, using both financial and non-financial measures, the attractiveness, from Swifts’ perspective, of EVM as an acquisition target”
I structured my answer as:
1st measure and influence on attractiveness
However, the example answer just used JSW’s test for evaluating strategy and therefore assessed the acquisition idea based on suitability, acceptability and feasibility. Largely, the points in the example answer were those that I included in my answer and the marking scheme simply says:
“1 mark for each relevant point”
My question is, does reference to the model actually earn any marks or are Kaplan simply trying to suggest to refer to the models where you can as a best way to structure your answer.
Basically, I can’t be bothered to memorise the models and want to know if referring to them actually earns any additional marks. From reading other posts I seem to think that it won’t…August 22, 2022 at 4:13 pm #663946adhilvpdMember
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As per my knowledge and my tutor, linking models wont directly give you any additional marks. It only helps you to structure your exam. But sometimes it might also confuse you as models cannot be perfectly integrated to the given question.
Kaplan and other revision kits are trying to give a theoretical knowledge through their questions. Those are not exam type questions. Those questions wont come for exam (i think).
I prefer questions on past papers. Do it.
Even im new to this, im writing SBL for this attempt for the first time. So consider my reply as a rookie one.
anyway good luck for your exam, fingers crossed.
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