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I’ve gone through all the lectures and read through the notes, and so far its all seemed okay to me.
Then i opened up the BPP revision textbook and started to practice and its suddenly all going wrong. The questions seem so vast and even if i attempt to answer it, i dont get anywhere near half marks.
Furthermore: when i look at the answers it makes sense to me, but i hadn’t thought of it in the first place.
What do you suggest.
It’s good that you understand the answers, so it is question approach you need to practise.
For practice, start with the smaller, shorter questions: 10 marks rather than 30 marks.
Read the requirements. Typically (a) might be very factual whilst (b) and (c) will require you to respond to information supplied in the question. There is rarely information given in the question that is not relevant to the answer, so think to yourself ‘Why has the examiner bothered to include that piece of detail?’ Most detail given will have some significance to the answer.
The second thing you need to do is to write in enough detail. You really have to explain precisely what’s going on. So there is no point is saying something like ‘I would check the supplier invoices’ when what you might mean is ‘I will trace a sample of supplier invoices to the payables ledger to ensure that they have been accurately posted to the correct account. It can help if you think that all your explanations are directed at a 15 year old person who has no accounting experience. That helps you do generate enough detail: would that 15 year old be able to follow your instructions or explanation?
After you have had practice at 10 mark questions, try 20 markers then 30 markers.
Sounds like a great plan!
will get right along…..