May 2, 2012 at 9:18 pm
I am in a full time employment, I am quite worry that I won’t have enough time to study F4 as we are getting close toward to the exam date now!
I’ve been doing reading on the BPP text book and I am really concern when I look at the answers, I have no idea how am I going to be able to remember all the terms and cases…I am self studying by the way.
I wonder is there any exam / revision techniques that you would suggest according to my case? I am so worry that I wont pass my exam in June~
Thanks for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
ShirleyMay 3, 2012 at 9:17 am
It must be very daunting to be a self-studyer and be faced with the BPP ( or Kaplan, or ATC or … ) revision kit.
Their answers are WAY WAY WAY too long – no student could possibly expect to write so much, in such detail during the 18 minutes’ time allocation.
In fact, I defy you to COPY any of those answers in 18 minutes!
In fairness to these various publishers, their suggested solutions are comprehensive – they are full answers. This is so that a student who has written some points in an answer attempt can check to see that they are correct. Can you imagine writing an answer and discovering that none of your ten perfectly valid points are in the text book answer which has ten completely different points?
The text book answers have to cover everything which is remotely worth a mark
Unfortunately, that then gives the wrong impression to a student.
Don’t give up! I have known many students who self-studied and achieved a pass in F4. It is doable.
What I suggest is that you break the revision kit into topic headings and then read the questions and the answers for a particular topic over the time of, say, 2 evenings. Cover all the topics and then do them all again. And then again.
By then you should be in a position to start attempting answer plans for the questions in the revision kit.
It all comes down to practice, practice, practice!May 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm
Thanks for your reply and suggestions. I’ve been listening to your lectures last night, which makes the subject more interesting than just reading through the text book, also gave me more understanding about the topics. I will certainly listen to them all and practise as I go along.
Thank you very much.May 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm
You’re welcomeJune 11, 2012 at 2:14 am
i have almost completed my preparation and have started revision today. the problem is that there is extra detail required in the answer along with extra case laws. how am i going to cope with this problem. as i am really bad in extending an answer and have no information about extra case laws apart from those which are already given in the text.
i need your assistance in this regard.June 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm
You don’t know them, you don’t need to know them. All you have to do now is read, practice, think, plan over the next few days until next Monday. Then go in and SOCK IT TO THEM.
Do not panic about how much more BPP or Kaplan appears to know than you. They have the benefit of an open book and internet next to them when they prepare their 10 mark answers over a 6 hour period.
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