- January 31, 2022 at 1:59 pm #647812lohithmanuParticipant
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i had practiced the exam kit tried to write around 4 mocks. i was bit okay after my attempt in the exam i had doubt if i’d pass or not. I attempted the december 2021. after the results were out i got only 26 marks and i failed. Can you guide me on how to practice. I’m appearing for the next attempt in march. I still have a month i dont know, what to do sir, please help.
Thank youJanuary 31, 2022 at 5:13 pm #647827Ken GarrettKeymaster
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The only way to improve is to practise questions so that you write good answers. I realise you have already done the revision kit, but you will need to go back to that. In particular you need to pay attention to the following:
1 Did you address the task requirements accurately? Initially, you have to look very carefully at your role, to whom you are addressing your answer and the format of answer required.
2 Did you tailor your answer to make specific use of the information in the exhibits? Generic answers will score little. You need to apply problem solving to the scenarios.
3 Did you describe theories, frameworks and models? If you did, then you used the WRONG approach. Do not describe models – apply them to help you with problem-solving so that you produce an answer that would be useful in a work environment.
4 Don’t obsess about models: approach question first from a commonsense point of view then, where possible, give academic respectability to your ideas by backing up with models (BUT DON’T DESCRIBE THEM).
5 Did you write enough? 4 hours = 240 minutes. Leave aside 40 minutes throughout the exam for reading, re-reading and planning. That’s 200 minutes for writing or 2 minutes per mark. Writing an answer to a 10 mark question therefore implies 20 minutes, and I think you should be aiming for about 2 pages for that.
6 When you write your answer to the Kit question? Use the data? Avoid describing models? Write enough (model answers are always longer than you could do)?
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