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Time is running out - all that's left is clever revising

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Time is running out - all that's left is clever revising

And so the inevitable happened..... I did my courses (online/face to face) and trusted I should be fine as long as I had a 'schedule'...
The schedule turned into a long, detailed and sadly unfollowed study plan which I have only started to look into. With six weeks to go, I feel panic is starting to get a hold of my being...

Parts of me says fret not. You will be ok in the end, but the monster has now been unleashed and I feel like drowning in the midst of SPLOCIs, SOFPs, CFs, Test of controls and Substantive testing.... what do do?

  1. Panic will not disappear. I will just need to tame it (possible without the aid of Prozac methinks) - a cuppa and some rescue remedy
  2. Think positively. That course attendance will have left a trace of knowledge in my brain. Need to unlock it as needed through question practice
  3. Choose the Questions carefully. No point on looking at what has been examined in the past (in a statistical way), as it will all be coming back.. There are just so many scenarios the Examiner can come up with limited by the syllabus as it is

Yeah, so question-picking: I will be choosing 5-6 examples of the surefire questions, 3-4 of the most likely and complex and maybe 10 of those with isolated topics that might come up as part of a larger question or a standalone one. That's only 20 to do. in say 3 weeks (weeknights and weekends). Double that up and that makes 2 exams!

Honestly I doubt I will have time to time my questions or do mock exams, but if I hurry a bit I will probably use 2.5 weeks practice questions each and use 1 week for 'timed' mock exams...

Hope I am not alone in this! :-)

April 29th 2014 AN ACCA USER 920 Points

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Never Alone..!!! Going through the same situation..Godspeed

April 30th 2014 AN ACCA USER 550 Points
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Yeah same boat never think i will get it done in time.  if you can get the pass assurance then it does make it less stressful i have found.  Are you on the revision course with Gary Chambers?
May 1st 2014 AN ACCA USER 170 Points
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Same here , you are not alone :P

May 1st 2014 AN ACCA USER 1,280 Points 1 Flag
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you are definitely not alone

May 1st 2014 AN ACCA USER 160 Points
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Hi Jennifer...I did not do the revision course, but I did the main course with him... he was quite good... Well, pass assurance is not relevant to me really, as I have only till 2017 to complete it all!  (I stopped ACCA for about 10 years due to a long-lasting illness)... We will get it done.... we just need to start believing in ourselves and use the time left wisely... :-)
May 1st 2014 AN ACCA USER 920 Points
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That is exactly the "Smart work" everyone should do when left with less time and more to study . Thumbs up ! All the best and hope you actually do follow the plans and strategy and keep your inner awareness awake about wrapping things up before time flows away.
April 29th 2014 AN ACCA USER 9,230 Points