Tuesday, 24 November 2015

    Developing study skills


When I started college I identified our preferred way of studying using Vark. I was asked questions about the things I liked to do when studying and revising and discovered I am a kinaesthetic learner. This means I am a hands on type of learner who benefits from trial and error and referring things to life experiences.

When studying I’ve really benefitted from using pass exam papers, going onto the AAT website and using the practice exams on there to see how I will cope in the real exam. This helps me understand how long it may take so I know how long I can spend on each question. It also shows me the type of questions that may be asked, the way they may be worded and how many marks I will get for each question.
One of my strengths is taking my own initiative. When I am unsure about something I will find it out instead of waiting for help. I will always try and figure something out and learn by my mistakes. This helps me remember how to do a task and to not make the same mistakes again.

 My weakness is rushing too much when I am confident in an area and making too many easy mistakes. I can improve this by taking my time when doing my work.

When revising for my computerised accounts, I came to a few problems. With it being a computer based exam, the only way to revise was via college as we couldn’t download sage at home. Doing a practise exam I found that there were a few things we haven’t had time to go through thoroughly as I couldn’t revise at home. We managed to get a bit longer to revise for our exam, making sure we complete the whole paper in an hour with guidance.

When doing a practice paper in bookkeeping when hitting a few tough questions a few of us worked in a team to get through these questions. Each of us said how we would handle the question and listened to each other’s point of view to come up with the easiest way to answer the question. Listening to other people say how they would answer the question really helped understand the question.

Writing a blog really help remember information as we will be writing about what we have learnt. Sometimes when writing about somethings, I find it helpful to go through everything step by step before writing so I gather all the information correctly, and also helps me refresh myself on a certain task.  

1 comment:

  1. I really liked reading this blog post, Rachael. You have clearly identified your key strengths and weaknesses and, more importantly, what you can do about them! It is important to work effectively and efficiently in accounting, which means doing this as quickly as possible, but accurately - its a fine line!

    You have described how working with others in your bookkeeping class helped you. I have noticed that you are a good team player, you are very supportive of others in the class. That is a very important trait to have and develop :)

    You have now added the labels gadget to your blog, so you will be able to find things more easily. I like the theme you have chosen too - well done!