This is the second part of the ‘How to pass it on the first try’ series. Read the first part of our series where we covered important tips on how to plan and squeeze time out of your busy schedule, and planning your time mathematically.

How to study the study guide effectively

  • Don’t just read the study guide: You won’t be able to absorb the facts and figures-heavy content just by reading. Highlight and scribble the hell out of the study guide on?parts you believe are important. This is crucial! You are going to utilse your highlighting and scribbling in the next step shortly
  • Craft personalised revision sheets: The work done during the 3 weeks of poring through the study guide is really for this. Each weekend, run through the highlights and scribbles of your study guide.?Write all of these key points onto paper. When you’re done writing the points from the study guide, you’ll likely go on to 6 pages or more of the condensed information. This forms your revision sheets and really is the most crucial of all steps
  • Note down the page numbers: Jot down the page numbers (of the study guide) beside the key points on the sheets, from where you extracted them. This helps you quickly refer to the source content. Trust us, you’ll do this quite often, especially when you can’t remember the context of what you wrote on the revision sheets

Revision

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  • Hell week: If you did what we said to do, you’ll be fine. If you didn’t, there sure will be hell to pay. Assuming you trust us and were obedient, you’ll just need to run through the cheat sheets day in day out. It’s much easier to memorise the shortlisted key points on your revision sheets than flip through 200 pages of the study guide now that you’ve cut away the clutter
  • Don’t go anywhere without the revision sheets: Live, breathe and sleep with it. If you realise you missed out some key points from the study guide, be sure to write them down in the revision sheets. Read the sheets on the way to work, on the way back and before you sleep

Practice

  • You’re out of luck (almost): Unfortunately, there aren’t any reliable practice resources out there. Even if you are lucky enough to find the fabled 10 year series floating around, those are beyond outdated. We used that to pass the exam many years ago but it won’t help you now that the syllabus has been overhauled
  • Where?CMFAS4A.com?comes in: The good news is, if you did what we said, and revised properly, you should do fine in the exam. But if time is a luxury you simply don’t have to fully prepare and revise, or if you want more assurance, we are here to help. Practice on the latest practice questions on?CMFAS4A.com?today!