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How to answer P3 question

Hi, I failed my P3 paper in September (42%). I need advice about how to read, analyse and answer P3 question. This is what i am thinking how should i answer in next attempt,

  1. First read requirements
  2. Then read whole question and requirement (do not make any notes this time)
  3. Then read whole question again but this time make notes and highlighted key points. For example if question is asking to analyse 5 forces then highlight points according to the 5 forces headings.
  4. Now start writing answer according to above highlighted points.

Can you please suggest if above method is correct or any other method which you might find useful? Is this most effient way to answer? thanks

October 19th 2017 AN ACCA USER 230 Points

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Hi Moazzam,

I have just passed P3 recently.

Yeah I think your approach is fine.

But I think you need to merge your Step 2 and 3 together as there is no time to read the question twice you've wasted 15-20mins that could earn you marks toward the end by reading the question twice.

I read the question once,slowly and with a purpose, this has worked for me, am only making a suggestion this may not work for you.

I will take it that your application to the question is fine as you've not mention this.

Good luck!

October 20th 2017 AN ACCA USER 1,520 Points
Selected October 23th 2017 AN ACCA USER
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Hi Moazzam,

That will be great, stick to that plan as time Management is a big issue in the exam and most importantly don't panick.

Basically those scenarios are too long to be reading twice!

Goodluck!

October 23rd 2017 AN ACCA USER 1,520 Points
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Austin Ohiole Obuhoro
hi, thanks for your reply. Yes you are right, may be better to read only first paragraph then read requirements then read whole question to plan answer. It will save time. Last time mainly I feel I went wrong with time management spending too much time then eventually choosing wrong question in option section in hurry. But I will try to do as much practice I can before exam this time. Also will try to improve application to question as well. I think I need to improve every thing to make pass chances high.

October 23rd 2017 AN ACCA USER 230 Points
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