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I am getting problems with time management. What can I do to improve, particularly in Question 1 of P3?

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June 4th 2018 AN ACCA USER

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I always divide time for reading part, notes part and writing part. Assume we allocate 1,8min per 1 mark.
I start with reading question, then I read scenario marking important parts. It should took you no longer than 0,3min per 1 mark. Then I make notes, framework for my answer, for which I spend 0,8 min per 1 mark. So, in the end, I'm left with 0,7min per 1 mark for writing an answer.

Above scheme worked for me both for P1 and P3. You should of course adapt it for your purposes, if you write quickly you may allocate more time for notes, etc.

Good luck!

June 5th 2018 AN ACCA USER
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You are not alone. I am struggling as well :-(

June 5th 2018 AN ACCA USER
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Good point Przemyslaw was making below.

I followed that method too it kind of worked but it leaves you concentrating too much on time management rather than answering the questions in my opinion.

What worked for me is to write very little sentences and not waffle and direct application. To do this you will spend more time reading the scenario and less time writing, if you read for 7mins and write for 2mins and make sense you will score marks or you prefer to read for 2mins and write 7mins of rubbish, what would you prefer?

This is how I passed both the P1 and P3.

But do not disregard Przemyslaw option as that is what the students have been ask to do in the exams.

Good Luck


June 5th 2018 AN ACCA USER
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I'm doing p3 on7.6.18 Thursday in UK.

Q1 = 90 min's 1.8 min ×50 mark's

Read 1st para then reqmts. & plan Wat u need to do models etc.

Then actively read & plan as u go along. Writing 1hr approx.

That's Wat I'm shown via kaplan tutors. See
u tube . It has lots of Q & A

I just hope I do the same in exam too.

Gd luck

June 5th 2018 AN ACCA USER
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Am also struggling but I have been advised the same way like Austin.

June 5th 2018 AN ACCA USER
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