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June 26, 2018 at 10:46 am #460164ojayassanga
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Hi, please i am starting today to prepare for the F6 exam, September 2018 session. I sincerely want to do it on self study basis,but with the help of opentuition free lectures and notes. I am confused about how to start attacking this course. Please i need help. Especially as i donot knew the most relevant areas to approachJune 30, 2018 at 7:01 am #460572jetaviModerator
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I will give a general guideline on how to approach F6 ( since you haven’t specified your Variant ) and the way I would do.
I will recommend you to go Section wise according to the syllabus rather chapter wise since exam practice kits have questions section wise.
Now u can start off with any section you want, whether you want to go with the tough and lengthy one first or the comparatively easier and shorter one first…depends on you study style. However, let me tell you all sections are challenging one way or the other.
But I will recommend you to go in the chronological order because it will be easier to relate between sections.
During the preparation there two stages…
Learning and revision… And you must strike a balance between the two.
So I would first of all, make a study plan either week wise or day wise (may be both) and most importantly stick to it.
I would consider, knowing I have exactly 2 months in hand from now, which would better first finished off the learning in July and then start the revision in August… Or to do the learning and revision simultaneously (the latter is a better option… Gives more time to practise)
I would then do one section per week and may extend the lengthier sections time period to about 2 weeks…
Since the Variant of your exam is unknown to me… Let’s take an example…
The F6 UK variant has 6 Sections in the syllabus… So that would be “about” 6 weeks, the whole of July and half of August.
Note I want to keep last 2 weeks of August for extra revision and practice.
How to go about the section per week?
Well, let’s say for week one I take section A of the syllabus…
I would watch the lecture videos and the read the lecture notes (I assume you will not be using a study text)
Once this is done I will do the practice questions from the practice and revision kit ( Bpp or Kaplan or both… whichever suits)
Please note a Practice Kit is essential for doing RIGOROUS AMOUNT QUESTION PRACTICE… THE MORE YOU PRACTISE QUESTIONS THE BETTER IT IS.
All this is done within the same week and i would break down by daily schedule for the week accordingly.
By the end of week 1 I am done with one section of the syllabus.
And I will continue so and so forth…
But constant revision is important because it is highly likely one may forget what he did in the first week when he comes to the last week of the month.
So for that, I would keep 15mins to 30 mins daily of the previous sections that I have completed along with the one that I will be currently doing.
I will just be skimming through the notes and I will try to squeeze in some time to do some practice questions of the completed sections too ( I may repeat the ones that I have solved earlier)
Continuing like this I will have 2 weeks to do extra practice, extra revision, do the practice /specimen/mock papers under actual exam conditions and if it is a CBE exam I will do the section C questions on word and spreadsheet. I will also look into the Examiner’s Report from the Acca website.
As I am practising, I will make sure that I see my mistakes really well and mark myself in order to compare my progress when I will be repeating the questions and see which topic areas I may be weak at to give them an extra effort.
My apologies for such a length reply but wanted to make sure everything is considered.
Hope this helps.
Please note… This is just a general approach to preparation.. It has not taken into account any family/work commitments or your style of studying… So this may have to be adjusted accordingly.
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