- June 4, 2020 at 10:51 am
Is anyone taking a home based exam in July? I am currently in discussion with ACCA about the fact that you are now not allowed any rough paper. I am taking FR and Section A and Section B really require rough paper to do your workings.
This is how I am used to revising too.
They have advised the scratch pad online should be used but I feel that this will be more time consuming. As Section A and B you do not get marks for your workings, I just need some paper to quickly jot down the workings. Coupled with the online exam which I do not find user friendly (having to scroll and view all parts of each page so you can continue to the next screen), I fear that having no rough paper will be detrimental. There is talk of them banning rough paper from exam centres too in future. The same issue exists. The scratch pad is not the same as rough paper!
Anyone else struggling with this??June 4, 2020 at 3:02 pm
To be honest – ACCA rarely changes its stance and its better to prepare to overcome what you see as an obstacle. For example, if your day-to-day work is hands on with a computer you could try using tools like “sticky notes” or creating text documents as an alternative to jotting down notes on paper.June 19, 2020 at 8:28 am
It seems the ACCA have updated their FAQs and rough paper is now allowed 🙂June 19, 2020 at 10:39 am
Thank you for flagging the update that 2 sheets of BLANK paper are permitted for rough workings.
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