Reflecting on the last year of my ACCA studies

soramsey —  22 November 2013 — 5 Comments

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by ACCA student blogger Hafeez Adeboye

December 2013 exams are a few weeks away. Oh, how time flies! It was barely a year ago, December 2012 I was retaking my F8 and F7 papers. And in June 2013, wrote F9 and P1. Now in December 2013, I will be advancing my journey towards completing the ACCA Qualification and achieving ACCA membership.

My previous failures in my penultimate year have taught me the need for effective time management and adequate preparation. You must learn to plan your time around your life style and cultivate the discipline to stick to it.

Planning your time is one thing, managing it is another entirely. That is why you need discipline. After all, in my opinion you only need about 185 hours of study time per exam paper. This sounds like a pretty small fraction of 2,304 hours available between results release and the next exam session.

The 185 hours includes working on past exam papers, study and revision. Modest though it appears, this is actually no mean feat for a working student such as myself.

One setback I face is getting my study leave approved by my employer, because I occupy a sensitive role. So it’s sometimes hard to leave early enough to prepare for my exams. This puts a lot of pressure on my time. Discipline was what got me through. Because of it, my preparation was adequate – as my results reflected; I have not failed a single paper since.

Now I am approaching my final preparation for the December ACCA exams. Kindly join hands in wishing me good luck in my papers, as I do the same for you. I know some don’t believe in luck. Well, I do. And I wish you a lot of it in your exams.

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5 responses to Reflecting on the last year of my ACCA studies

  1. 

    hi bro am doing ma graduation in commerce (last year) if god’s grase allows me i think to join acca next accadamic year i just ask one ques ie there is any fixed time for publishing results after the exam

  2. 

    a good guidline

  3. 
    Adeola Adegbenro 4 December 2013 at 7:49 pm

    am encouraged now that i just read this,…i just wrot paper F6 and F7 and am not feeling confident enough and i have a target of finishing up in 2015,

  4. 

    Good Luck for your final Exams!
    I’m at the beginning of my ACCA journey and wish to be in your place. Hope discipline will move me towards my dreams….

  5. 
    lawrence oye.CCA 5 December 2013 at 11:22 am

    hey afeez! thamks for the luck…..success for you

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