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Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« on: March 10, 2011, 05:55:20 pm »
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Hey current and future Business Management students!!   :angel:

I am a past BM student (got 50 in 2010) and these were my techniques on how to do well! We all learn differently and we have different study methods, so these may not all work for you, but worked for me pretty well ☺

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1. To be able to get above 45+ (always aim for a 50!) your answers have to be high quality, to the point, and most importantly, contain a good, current example (i.e. a situation from a real company, something from the news, etc.) if it is worth more than 2 marks. Having a good example in your answers makes it hard for examiners not to give you full marks because it shows your understanding, and that you can relate it to real life – it was not just another rote-learned response.

Doesn’t Business Management scale down, though?
2. Your chances of doing well are quite high as Business Management is an 'easier' subject. What do I mean by that? No matter your natural capabilities or if you think you aren’t exactly ‘smart’, hard work and determination will get you a good study score. The content is easy, you just need to memorise it! And If you get above 45, it scales down very little.

Notes and… more notes
3. I studied business management by typing up my handwritten notes a week before a sac, then I would print two copies - one 'normal' copy to keep nearby to read (in your diary, etc) which was around 3-4 pages long for a topic. Make a set of notes for every SAC – so you wont have to sit down for 4371419481 hours in November and type them all up again! Trust me it helps A LOT!

Trying to remember everything, I would…
4. I would also print a 'big' copy with enlarged font size to stick around the house, and every morning when I woke up I'd walk around the house, reading the notes (warning: there is a difference between simply LOOKING and reading!). And I would also try to teach the biz man course to my parents, because you learn the most when you teach others! If you like talking on MSN like I do (LOL!), get your friends to test you online but make sure you stay on topic. Otherwise, shut down and move away from the computer  :uglystupid2:

Practice SACs, Real SACs…
5. Also, 2-3 days before a sac, compile a 'DIY practice sac' with your worst-answered questions and questions you think you might struggle with, and sit down and do your DIY sac under exam conditions. Then get your teacher to mark it.
Chances are, the real business management sac will be easier than the one you did at home. Always keep your business folder neat and I highly recommend shinny's business management notes - they cover pretty much everything. I am a visual learner so I learn better when I relate things to graphics and diagrams - maybe you should try drawing out things that you cannot remember well.
Doing well in your SACs will obviously improve your ranking, which is important in getting a good SS. Take SACs seriously!!

When November comes…
6. In the business management exam AND trial exams, after you have finished all your written work and you're 'going through' your answers in the exam, get a highlighter and highlight the key words that you think will get you the marks.
An examiner, during an exam period, marks 100's of papers and is probably sick and tired of reading chunks and chucks of grey text. The highlighter helps your answers stand out.  Highlighting helps distinguish your paragraphs and main points in a long answer, so your answer does not appear to be a massive blob of text. It helps the examiner know where to give you marks!

Timing is very important!
7. Pace yourself during the exam. Do not rush through the exam and rely on "checking it later" - it will cost you! There is no need to rush if you have studied well and have had plenty of practice beforehand. If you have to rush, you have not studied well enough beforehand. I rushed my Accounting Unit 3 exam (my first 3/4 exam ever) and it was the worst mistake I ever made. 'Checking' does not identify ALL of your errors, because you tend to think you've got your answers already done right.

Lastly…
8. Study hard and visit your teacher every time you need help! Say, if you got 25 out of 30 on a sac, redo the parts you did wrong until you get the sac 100% correct, then keep a perfect copy of that sac in your folder for revision – so when exam time comes, you will WANT to look at those perfect score sacs!

That’s all from me right now. I will add more later !

Ulbasour's tip: "Another key tip for the exam is to ANSWER THE GIVEN QUESTION!
Many people do just simply give a rote learned answer which doesn't necessarily answer the question. You need to treat each question as something completely new, and answer it with your knowledge, and provide appropriate application with an example. I had a huge issue when doing practice exams, where i would simply role off memorized definitions and answers, which wouldn't directly answer the question. I would get scores of 45/60 or 50/65. But i listened to what my teacher was saying and actually directly ANSWERED the question, without any premeditated responses biasing my final answers for the exam. Trust me, it what gets you the grades." <-- What Ulbasour said is VERY CRUCIAL and 100% true!

GOOD LUCK BM STUDENTS!!
winnie
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Re: My tips for doing well in Biz Man! :)
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2011, 09:17:29 pm »
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Thank you very much for this information. It all helps!!!

:)
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2011, 09:30:10 pm »
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Thank you very much for this information. It all helps!!!

:)

hahah thanks mate! i'll make it look prettier.. i made it in like 30 mins so yeah :p

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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011, 09:30:15 pm »
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Sorry if i'm pissing on your parade vwinnie8, but another key tip for the exam is to ANSWER THE GIVEN QUESTION!
Many people do just simply give a rote learned answer which doesn't necessarily answer the question.
You need to treat each question as something completely new, and answer it with your knowledge, and provide appropriate application with an example.
I had a huge issue when doing practice exams, where i would simply role off memorized definitions and answers, which wouldn't directly answer the question. i would get scores of 45/60 or 50/65. But i listened to what my teacher was saying and actually directly ANSWERED the question, without any premeditated responses biasing my final answers for the exam. Trust me, it what gets you the grades.

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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 10:24:33 pm »
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Just a question about the highlighting tip, is this allowed when the VCAA instructions on the front of the paper say that you can only write in blue/black pen? Sounds like a really good idea, but I'm just being cautious. :P But then again if this is what you did, it must've worked wonders in helping you achieve that 50.

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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 10:34:48 pm »
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Just a question about the highlighting tip, is this allowed when the VCAA instructions on the front of the paper say that you can only write in blue/black pen? Sounds like a really good idea, but I'm just being cautious. :P But then again if this is what you did, it must've worked wonders in helping you achieve that 50.
I think you can, our teacher said to do it, but I just underlined it with the pen I was using, still did the desired effect and didn't waste any time swapping pens.
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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 10:14:34 am »
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wouldnt the marker be able to realise your answer anyways?
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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 10:40:10 am »
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wouldnt the marker be able to realise your answer anyways?
Yeah, but if you have a question that has "outline 3 ways in which....", they will award a mark for each "way", so you want to make it blatantly obvious to them so that you have the best possible chance :)

In theory, they "should" find the answer, but in reality, could you be bothered searching for marks in an exam when you have a stack of 100 next to you? :P
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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 11:51:25 am »
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wouldnt the marker be able to realise your answer anyways?
Yeah, but if you have a question that has "outline 3 ways in which....", they will award a mark for each "way", so you want to make it blatantly obvious to them so that you have the best possible chance :)

In theory, they "should" find the answer, but in reality, could you be bothered searching for marks in an exam when you have a stack of 100 next to you? :P

well played ;)
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vwinnie8

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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2011, 01:45:13 am »
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Sorry if i'm pissing on your parade vwinnie8, but another key tip for the exam is to ANSWER THE GIVEN QUESTION!
Many people do just simply give a rote learned answer which doesn't necessarily answer the question.
You need to treat each question as something completely new, and answer it with your knowledge, and provide appropriate application with an example.
I had a huge issue when doing practice exams, where i would simply role off memorized definitions and answers, which wouldn't directly answer the question. i would get scores of 45/60 or 50/65. But i listened to what my teacher was saying and actually directly ANSWERED the question, without any premeditated responses biasing my final answers for the exam. Trust me, it what gets you the grades.

totally agree mate. exactly what my teacher said as well hahah. I'll put this tip up and credit you :)

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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2012, 03:33:28 pm »
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Heyy guys does anyone happen to know the cut off for an A+ in the bm exam?

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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2012, 01:07:52 am »
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Heyy guys does anyone happen to know the cut off for an A+ in the bm exam?
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Re: Another guide on getting a good study score for BM :)
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2012, 10:10:17 am »
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I've been getting around 80% to 90% in all my trial exams. In terms of linking in real life examples, I'm not really sure on how to do this. Do I include a brief statement or? Also I'm worried that I might run out of time if I try to do this.

What's the best way of linking in real world examples?

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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2013, 11:55:37 am »
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If only I saw this before my first 3 SACS.... =D.