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Whatever I do, always go over the limit of 60 min reading/ planning of SBL CBE case studies.
The breakdown of planning is as follows:
Around 20-25 min spend for copy/paste in word processor and reading/highlighting tasks requirements. Probably here I do something completely wrong?
Then in the rest 30 min I never manage to read thoroughly the Exhibits and match information to the tasks.
Please for some advice.
I suggest you don’t copy and paste. Use the highlight facility and start planning your answer using paragraph headings on your answer page. These can then be expanded later to form full paragraphs.
The danger with copy and paste is that, apart from it consuming time, you do not do enough to produce an answer that has moved forward from the question. The data in the question has to be analysed and processed eg by stating the likely consequences of a piece of information – not the information itself.
So, if the original info says that the business is in luxury goods and that an economic recession is expected, you might want to put a paragraph heading like:
Luxury goods – recession damage.
Later this could be expanded to explain in more detail what your thoughts are.
Please for some advice, whether at the planning stage we should spend time for review of spreadsheets exhibits with lots of numerical data if any, or left this work when we approach the specific question for analyzing or evaluation?
My experience is that I’m completely overwhelmed at the planning stage and could not take anything from these spreadsheets.
However, what is your recommendation?
The numerical data really has to be examined in the light of question requirements. At early planning stages you will probably not know what to look for in a mass of numerical data so detailed analysis can usually wait.