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ACCA revision tips

ACCA revision tips for ACCA exam: These are the help full tips for preparation as well as revision tips
ACCA revision tips for ACCA exam: Classes-  If you are studying a subject for the first time, you must take a class. Classroom training and Distance learning both worked out well for me. If its too much of a hassle to travel to classes and if you are not going to be able to make it to a class because of other commitments then you may as well kick back at home and take a distance learning class. ACCA requires a lot of focus and determination.

You will have to set aside at least 4 hours of proper undisturbed study time everyday. Which does not include lecture/class time. So make sure the space/venue you choose to study at is well equipped and organised for you to study. I highly recommend taking up classroom lectures to structure your studies. (unless you are a a crappy student like I am and will bunk classes).
I’m a former student of LSBF-London. and I have used their distance learning platform too. LSBF has great distance learning classes and materials. You can watch a demo before making up your mind. Also make sure you have good internet access always if you wish to go the distance learning way.
ACCA revision tips for ACCA exam
Lecturer: Keep in touch with your lecturer/professor. Start solving exam standard questions as soon as the first week of studying and submit it to your professor and discuss your question solving strategy with them. Read up a little bit on your professor/lecturer/trainer. A great teacher will push your your success rate. ACCA is a professional qualification and its quite different from an University degree. Here the lecturer has to be like your sports coach not your mentor and he/she cant change your result for you, however they can train you well challenges in the exam hall. Knowledge about the subject will get you through to 40%.

A good coach is someone who will show you to become a master of the game i.e. your exam. There are no projects or assignment that will help you get a good grade or pass. So all you will have is 3 hrs and 15 mins and you must know how to make the most of it. Always make a note of all the tips and tricks your lecturer gives you and follow those like holy words.
Most of the papers that I’ve passed first attempt or confidently was when I listened to my lecturers and followed exam guidelines.
ACCA revision tips for ACCA exam
Exam Kit solving and strategy: Solve the Exam kit at least twice. I cannot stress enough on how important it is to solve the exam kit, solving it twice is crucial, if you want to be sure to succeed.  During revision time only focus on solving past exam papers. You must include a minimum of 6 recent exams and must solve them under exam conditions. Give yourself 15 mins reading time and 1.8 mins per mark to solve. Meaning 3hrs converted to mins= 180 min. 180 mins divided by 100 (marks) gives 1.8 mins per mark. So, for example for a 25 marks question you get 45. You should focus on the break down of marks in a question and how to get maximum number of marks. always attempt all 100 marks.
BPP, Kaplan and LSBF all have great exam kits and you can download past exam papers from the accaglobal website.

Number crunching Vs. Theory:Yes we all hate to write. solving sums is faster, easier and less messier. But you must be aware that only number crunching will not get you above the 50% mark.

ACCA revision tips for ACCA exam

Textbooks: Go through the textbooks once, very quickly if you really want to. but it isnt necessary to do so. But do keep a textbook handy for reference while you are studying. sometimes the Exam kit doesn’t explain how they go to the answer, so you may need the textbook to go back and refer to those bits during your revision time.
I prefer the BPP textbooks. They have a great structure and use very professional yet simple language. In the professional level exams you get grace marks for presentation and professionalism. Its good to incorporate these from an early stage by reading good publications and new papers.
ACCA revision tips for ACCA exam
Articles: Read the articles by your examiner and your examiners feedback. One of my lecturers always said, “the best form of flattery is imitation”. The articles published by your examiner will help you get into your examiners head and that will help you score great marks on the theory and application/conclusion/advice bits of the exams, which hold big marks. Also keep up-to-date with current affairs in the world of finance.

You can find great resources on the ACCA website. Spend sometime exploring the website and get familiar with it.

ACCA revision tips for ACCA exam: Mock Exams– Its good to give mock exams, you get feedback from your teachers a few days before your exams so that you can correct your exam strategy well in time. Many students have succeeded only because they appeared for their mock exam.
These are just exams. Give it your best and do not stress. I’ve seen many students go crazy and I have been through this for a few years. Success and failure both come with this package. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Workout, eat nutritious food, sleep for a minimum of 5 hours per day set time aside to spend time with friends and family and for yourself. Good luck!

ACCA revision tips for ACCA exam

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