by ACCA student blogger Kevin Bradfield
How does one get the drive to continue studying after having failed the same exams consecutively?
One needs to reconsider the strategy being employed. From my personal experience, I have studied the text and syllabus for an exam only to end up failing.
I decided on the resit to scan through the study text and the syllabus and felt I was more than ready for the exam, especially as it was a resit.
However, I failed again. What was I doing wrong?
A suggestion a passed finalist gave to me was to discard all the prior knowledge I had on the subject and to start over, as if I was taking the exam for the first time. She implied that I was going into the exam with ‘preconditions’.
I think this piece of advice is a good one, but after having extensive knowledge of a subject, it’s difficult to do.
I will, however, try this advice, and see how it turns out. I would encourage anyone who is in the same position to try and do the same too.