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- June 12, 2016 at 8:43 am #322516boringaccountantMember
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Firstly, thank you for the free lectures on all papers, content, notes, examples etc here on OT! its been very helpful through out!
ok, I was wondering if there will be lectures on the Global variant uploaded here any time soon?
did not give this paper, because i wasn’t sure if the content of the English Variant lectures here were enough, and delaying this paper more and more, I last attempted P4 and still F4 to go, if you believe it!? 🙂
I could just attempt the CBE version right away, but I believe its rather better not to underestimate this exam and only sit for it once fully prepared, however I also want to finish this quick and get done with it, so where should I start? in both the lectures and the notes? and how do I proceed here? and should I wait for the GLO variant lectures or just go with this^ content available here…?
apologize for the long essay… & thank u once again for all the help (U sure made P1 interesting when the topics in that paper were -_- :D)June 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm #322620
Global notes first 8 chapters and English notes and lectures from English chapter 10 onwards
Then loads and loads of mcq practice
Loads of it
And then moreJune 12, 2016 at 10:42 pm #322650boringaccountantMember
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done. (Y)June 13, 2016 at 6:47 am #322679
Ask whenever you are uncertain and I shall get back to youJune 23, 2016 at 9:53 pm #323935bradycontactMember
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I apologise if this is a stupid question but I am uncertain where to start. I have rejoined the ACCA after a long absence and was luckily put in touch with open tuition. Do i need to purchase books from say Kaplan or BPP (in Ireland)? I downloaded the notes for the global version on your site but they are just bullets and the lectures seem to start from chapter 5 onwards, so I am assuming i need to go off and buy a book also?
thanking you in advance and any help is greatly appreciated as i am a bit lost!June 24, 2016 at 6:41 am #323950
Not at all a stupid question 🙂
The only book you need is a revision kit (BPP) or exam kit (Kaplan) – note the 20% discount available on BPP prices if you order through the OpenTuition website – click on the black box on the right hand side of this page
Then hours and hours of repetitive mcq practice
Do NOT write your answer attempts in the revision kit – write your attempts on a separate piece of paper. That way you can practice the same questions over and over again
Do you need a study text? I doubt it. The subject “law” comes up only minimally and only very rarely in later exam papers (by which time you will likely have forgotten what you learned at F4) so I suggest you view it as a hurdle to cross rather than as a building block from which to further your ACCA studies
The Chartered Accountants in England and Wales have dropped law from within their examination requirements and, in practice, if you should come across a particular problem and you need to know the legal implication, you can look it up on the internet (or ask someone!)
Read the bullet points in the course notes and watch the lectures for the later chapters
Do that two or three times until you feel that you are getting to understand a little of what is happening and then start question practice
You will likely only get 10% or so correct in your first efforts but that will rapidly increase with the greater number of times you attempt questions from the revision kit
And, if you come across a problem that you cannot understand, post on here again and I shall get back to you
OK?June 24, 2016 at 10:27 pm #324017bradycontactMember
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thank you so much for the above Mike, i really appreciate all the help and the quick reply.
best regardsJune 25, 2016 at 4:37 am #324024
You’re welcomeJuly 5, 2016 at 12:39 pm #324731
Hi, I am taking the F4 CBE in July, Which notes are more suitable ,
the march / june 2016 or the september/december 2016 ?
is there any real difference between the 2 sets of notes?
ThanksJuly 5, 2016 at 3:27 pm #324740
No real difference – if you already have the March / June notes, save your money and don’t buy the September / December version
If at the moment you have NO notes, then buy the September / December versionJuly 6, 2016 at 6:16 pm #324789
Thanks, also one more thing,
How different is a Computer Based Exam to a Non CBE in terms of the content of questions?
or are they identical.
I am taking one later this month.July 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm #324793
If they’re not identical they will be remarkably similar … but I believe that that are identical in terms of question contentJuly 8, 2016 at 4:08 pm #324885
in terms of practicing for the F4 CBE, is the mock exam on opentuition a good way of doing so?
and in terms of MTQ’s what type of questions will there be in the 5 6 mark questions section B?
Thanks!July 8, 2016 at 4:14 pm #324886
ANY mcqs will help – the more you can do, and the more often you can do them, the better your chances are
The OT mock exam shows the type of mtq that you may expect and you’ll find more examples of mtqs in the specimen exams for F4 on this site
Let me know when you hit a barrier
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