Revision is an important part of ACCA exam practice and preparations. Exam preparation is not complete without a proper revision. A good revision can ensure that your preparation is at the top most level and you succeed in your endeavor.
So, what are the best practices with regards to effective revision?
Suggested Method For ACCA Exam Practice
1. Study regularly
Start preparing early so that you don’t have to rush your preparation later. Attend lectures and seminars throughout a semester and keep to daily and weekly schedule. Cramming at the last moment is the worst way of preparing for an examination. Studying regularly will ensure that your preparation and ACCA revision is spaced out and your brain is not taxed.
2. Take notes
The key to effective revision is taking notes. If you do not take notes, you will not be able to revise properly. With the help of notes, you can remember important points. No one can remember everything from simply studying once. To remember important aspects of a syllabus, you need to take notes. You can refer back to notes whenever you want.
3. Work on past exam papers
One of the most effective ways of revising is working on past exam papers. The past questions are available in the Practice and Revision Kits offered by us. A good look at the past exam papers will also give you a good idea about the types of questions which might come up and how you can prepare for them. You can also practice timing the examination through this.
4. Revise often, but little at a time
Make a ACCA revision plan and stick to it. However, don’t overdo it. Revise little at a time but make it often. As per psychologist, eight one-hour revision sessions spread out over a few days works better than a single eight hour revision session. The spread out approach also ensures reduced stress and enhances learning and performance.
5. Eat and Sleep
The most important part of a preparation is eating and sleeping well. Preparation is not just about studying regularly. You need to look after yourself to ensure your anxiety levels are low and you appear in the examination hall with a fresh mind. It is most important to have a good sleep the night before the examination. We know it is difficult, but extremely important.
6. Keep calm and reward yourself
Keep your calm and reward yourself for the small things you achieve. If your revision goes as per your expectation on a particular day, reward yourself. Go out, get an ice cream or listen to some music.