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The Challenge of Studying Externally

Studying Internally I did my first degree studying internally and it made the transition from school so much easier.  You have lectures to attend each week and the tutorials resembled the classroom environment.  It was great because I could ask questions, meet other students and it was generally a great way to stay motivated.  I…
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Challenge of Studying Accounting

I’ve been studying, practicing and teaching Accounting in some capacity for the last twenty five years.  What I have learnt from this is that there is so much more to learn.  And it can be challenging. It helps to be good in Maths, especially studying the practical side of accounting.  However, you also need to…
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How to Cope with Poor Exam Results

Exam Result Time You’ve got your exam results back for the first time (or maybe the thousandth time) and it’s not what you were hoping for.  Maybe you were looking for a distinction and only managed a pass.  Or maybe you were hoping for a credit and you have failed and now you’re GPA is…
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How To Recover From Exams

The exam period is gruelling not only mentally but physically as well.  You don’t want to end up spending your holidays with a cold or flu that accompanies the winter months.  So physically you want to make sure you do all the right things so you stay healthy.  However, the biggest challenge is how can…
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Preparing For Exam Day

Now that you’ve nearly done all your revision and maybe even done a practice exam or two you will hopefully feel very prepared for your exam. So what do you do now?  Now is the time to make you are physically and mentally primed for your exam. The normal rules apply in this case –…
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How To Mimic Your Exam

Why Mimic Your Exam? When revising for your end of semester exams, it is common practice to use a practice exam as a way of testing yourself to firstly, see if you have prepared well enough and secondly, to see how you will cope with exam conditions. The problem with this is we often remember…
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What To Do If You Don’t Have A Practice Exam

Last week I highlighted the importance of doing a practice exam before you start revision. But what do you do if you don’t have one? There are several options you can use: Ask your Lecturer or Teacher for some revision questions and use that in place of a practice test.  This is obviously the best…
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Before You Start Revision

Revision is a very important part of exam preparation.  You do however need to make sure you revise with purpose. Don’t revise just for the sake of revising. What do I mean by this? It is not always necessary to revise everything.  If there are areas you have struggled with – focus on those.  You…
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