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Basic Tips To Study

Accounting and Financial


Management
ACC 5502
Study Tips
Organize a study plan.

Organize your study area.

Organize your habits.


a.) Organize a study plan
Remember . . . .
- Take note of the important dates like assignment
submission, examinations, group meetings etc.

- Determine the dates to read chapter readings &


module materials; answer chapter questions; and
answer old exams.

- Include online forum, tutorial schedules and review


of assessment materials before final submission.
Assessment Schedules
Resources
USQ Online Discussion Forum
Consider the following in making
your plan:
Consider the following in making
your plan:
Consider the following in making
your plan:
Sample calendar of activities

Download Module READ


materials module
mats

Answer ACC MOB Prepare Ass


chapter WK 1 WK 1 I
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Group
ACC MOB
chapter discus
WK 2 WK 2
sion
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ACC MOB Finalize
chapter WK 3 WK 3 Ass 1
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ACC
ACC
Submit ASS 1
WK 14
Ass DUE
b.) Organize your study area
Suitable place that promote
effective studying.
- Easy access to resources
- Appropriate ambiance that will
improve concentration (i.e. lighting,
well-balance temperature and fresh air;
degree of privacy; comfortable, free
from distractions).
- A location conducive to your way
of learning and consistently
available.
c.) Organize your habit
Engage in weekly
readings
- Prepare each lecture by
completing the weekly
readings.
- Answer chapter questions
in the text book.
- Listen/watch the module
materials
MAKE IT A HABIT
Take down notes and review them

- Take time every lecture to write notes and review them


within the day to make sure you understand them.
MAKE IT A HABIT
Participate in the lectures

Ask question if necessary.


MAKE IT A HABIT
Read and participate in the discussion
forum in the USQ Study Desk.
- Take time each day to read the discussion of
fellow learners in the online forum.
- A good platform to raise questions and share
relevant information.
MAKE IT A HABIT
Prepare assignments ahead of time.

- ACC 5502 have 3 assessments. Each one may be 3-4


weeks apart.
- Understand the requirements and make an outline
based on the requirements and marking criteria.
ACC Assignment 1 Requirement
Sample: Q1 a. (10 marks)
Provide a brief discussion of what is meant by the term
corporate governance. Include in your discussion the
various regulatory influences on public companies in
Australia in relation to corporate governance. Also provide
your opinion whether Santos exercises good corporate
governance and list possible strengths (3) and weakness (3)
of corporate governance at Santos Ltd with clear reasons as
to why you have identified them.
Marking Criteria
Total Marks
Question 2:
Ideas, concepts, theories covered/explanation provided /20

Argument & critical evaluation provided /30

Quality of communication /5

Evidence of research /5 /60

Question 3: (3 marks for each)

TOTAL MARKS /100


marks

General Comments:
ACC Assignment 1 Strategies
1. Determine the marks and time
allocation for the tasks
Question & Marks Max Time Allocation
Q 1 25 marks 4 days
Q 2 60 marks 8 days
Q 3 15 marks 2 days

Note: 2 weeks preparation; 1 week review and finalization.


ACC Assignment 1 Strategies
2. Outline assignment based on
requirements and marking criteria
Q1 a outline:
- Corporate governance definition
- Regulatory influences in Australia
- Opinion on Santos Ltd corporate governance
practices
- 3 strengths (with reason)
- 3 weaknesses (with reason)
ACC Assignment 1 Strategies
3. Start doing the research on the ff.:
- Corporate governance definition
- Regulatory influences in Australia
- Santos Ltd company profile, reviews, reports etc.

4. Review Santos governance and


executive reports to provide:
- Opinion on its corporate governance practices
- 3 strengths
- 3 weaknesses
MAKE IT A HABIT
Go over to main ideas in the weekly
lectures a week before you sit for an
examination.
Note: It is important to practice old exams
to familiarize yourself with the test types
and questions.
ACC Exam Advice
ACC Exam Coverage
ACC Exam Possible Questions
MAKE IT A HABIT
Do more research
- Familiarize yourself with the basic
terminologies.
- Do some more research on a topic/subject that
you need more understanding of.
MAKE IT A HABIT
List the sources of the information to avoid
plagiarism
- Use Harvard AGPS referencing style
- Get a copy of the communication guide book
from the library.
- Always acknowledge the source of the idea/s,
concept/s, data and information.
Develop a support network
Find a study partner or organize a study
group
Engage in tutoring activities
Seek advice from your lecturer, tutor or
course convener/examiner
Tutor your peers or fellow learners
Wrap up
Plan ahead
Read, listen and participate
(30% retention)
Discuss with fellow learners
and ask, if necessary
(50% retention)
Teach others
(90% retention)
Contact the ff. for further
queries:
UUNZ learning support services (Level 6)
Subject tutor or lecturer (UUNZ)
Course leader (USQ)
Sources:
Study Skills, University of Canberra V2: January 2015

USQ Website

Mind Tools, Introduction to Memory Techniques


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