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Discussing Exam Techniques

What are the basic exam tactics to be used for attempting paper p7?

March 21st 2014 AN ACCA USER 9,230 Points 2 Flags

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Hey, every body has his own point of view..
but i think you have to focus following things

1) You have to make your self comfortable in the exam hall

2) Do not waste your first 15 min planning time to just read the whole question paper.

3) Utilize your planning time i.e if you know you have grip on question 1 then start collecting data from question 1 forget other question until you complete collecting the relevant info from the question 1

4) Always go first for that question which you have grip on, it will help you in these ways
a) Boosting your confident
b) definitely it will save your time to give more time to tougher question

5) Always read the requirement first that you should know what you have to look in the question for.

6) You should understand the difference between Question verbs i.e describe or explain or discuss.
Regards Qaiser khan

April 23rd 2014 AN ACCA USER 490 Points
+8 Votes

That's an interesting question Sabiha. We have lots of technical articles in the pipeline for Student Accountant, but it would be really interesting to find out what other students think are key to passing Paper P7 (Victoria, Editor of Student Accountant)

March 24th 2014 AN ACCA USER, EDITOR 1,350 Points 1 Flag
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Hello Qaiser,

Very nice tips. Specially the last one of differentiating between different verbs being used and answering according to them is the most important factor towards passing and failing an exam and students here lack in the understanding of the question's requirements a lot.
April 24th 2014 AN ACCA USER 9,230 Points
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study technical articles, if u want to 'get rid' of p7 asap practice bpp exam kit in written, underline audit jargons, and make sure u do reproduce those terms in exam becoz using day to day vocblry instead of pact audit terms wont help your cause:)
September 4th 2014 AN ACCA USER 590 Points