Here are some tips that can help you increase your chance of passing your accountancy exam:
- Attend all classes: Attending all your accountancy classes (either via classroom course at your local study centre, via Online Live (live learning) or on-demand via Online), is essential as it’ll help you understand the concepts that will be covered in the course. Make sure you take notes during class and ask questions if you don’t understand something. Which leads us nicely onto…
- Got a question? Don’t be afraid to ask! We’ve had feedback from our tutors and they always tell us – no question is too small or too silly. Your tutor can provide additional explanations or examples to help you understand difficult concepts. There may well be someone in the class who’s thinking the exact same thing, so be brave and put your hand up!
- Create a study schedule: Accountancy courses can be demanding, and creating a study schedule will help you stay organised and manage your time effectively. You’re going to be going through a tough time – studying can be a challenge and it can be really difficult to prioritise time to do your work and lead your life at the same time. Remember to prioritise your coursework and allocate time for studying, completing assignments, and reviewing notes.
- Find inspiration: If you’re looking for inspiration, listen to FI’s weekly Podcast episode: “Issues that all students face” where presenters Ben and Dave are joined with one of our tutors, Alex. The three amigos discus the common issues that students face when studying for their accountancy exams. Another recommendation from the FI podcast archives is ‘What to do if things start going wrong on the day’. Both episodes are 35-45 mins long and are set in an informal environment so you can tune in on your daily commute/while cooking/exercising. Definitely worth a listen.
- Practice, practice, practice: Accountancy requires a lot of practice to master the concepts. Practice problems and exercises will help you improve your understanding and prepare you for exams.
- Join study groups: Joining study groups with your colleagues/course mates/friends who are also studying can be a helpful way to learn and gain new perspectives on the course material. You can also quiz each other and practice problem-solving together to prepare you
- Take care of yourself: Lastly, and most importantly, taking care of yourself is critical. Get enough zzzzz’s, eat well, and exercise regularly to ensure that you’re in a healthy state of mind and body to tackle the challenges of your accountancy course.
Remember, feeling unprepared is normal, it’s okay to not feel ready at first. Don’t let it discourage you. Keep working hard and stay positive. With the right approach and effort, you can increase your readiness and improve your chances of success.
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