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is that true P3 is quit tough as compared to other papers???

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is that true P3 is quit tough as compared to other papers???

i have asked many people about how should i tackle this paper and what should be my approach in relation to understanding of p3?but they all gave same answer that "this paper is very difficult" but i didn't get it because i have practice many past exam questions but i don't feel any difficulty please guys tell me in what manner it is difficult?? :)

October 10th 2014 AN ACCA USER 1,570 Points

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Not really Mr.Ahmad. If you study the models well and practice enough questions from Kit its an easy paper only..!!! Work hard..!!

October 11th 2014 AN ACCA USER 550 Points
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i agree Liza and i am working hard but this argument also should be considered why students take it so tough you are right about practice and understanding but please tell me which part or topic is tricky and you think is really need to be focused and are also important :)
October 11th 2014 AN ACCA USER 1,570 Points 1 Flag
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Glad to find someone who finds it relatively easy. I am taking it this turn! Interesting to become study buddy?
October 16th 2014 AN ACCA USER 160 Points
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You need to have a good grasp of the knowledge in the text and know how to apply what you've learnt to the questions. The models are to be used as a guide and to get you thinking about various ideas. It's all about the scenario and relating your answers back to what is going on in the scenario. You must think with a strategic mindset. Think big, out of the box, what's the best solutions to the problems. I believe one must be very business minded to do this paper well and must understand the overall concept of business analysis and how all the areas are linked. I've seen people recommend doing additional external reading to aid in understanding how businesses operate. Also time management is important. Time yourself while doing questions. Thinking time is very limited. At the start of the exam read the requirements of the various questions, choose which options you will do then move on to reading the question you will do first. Write out your answer plan on the question paper and take it from there.

Don't spend longer than you should on any question. It will be very tempting to do this especially with the 50 marker. So far it sounds like you don't have any issues with the paper and that is good. If you find that you're giving quality answers within the time frame given then you're on your way to passing. The paper may be difficult for others but it doesn't mean that it will be for you. Everyone is different, as well as level of knowledge, study technique, exam technique, mindset etc. So if what you're doing is working for you then continue along that path.

February 28th 2015 AN ACCA USER 1,370 Points
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hey guys the mentality you keep can have effect on you,its either you work or ponder on the 'hardness",i would advice first you get to understand the question requirements and choose a suitable model to answer it.For example you can not use a model for analysis of capabilities to answer a question on environmental  issues.
October 29th 2014 AN ACCA USER 300 Points