3/13/2018 | FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING Page ContentIn choosing a Bachelor of Accounting, you’ve shown that you’re not one to shy away from a challenge! Although this is a promising start, it’s going to take more than that for you to pass with flying colours. At Varsity College an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), we thrive on helping our students excel, consistently taking them to the next level in their academic life. That’s why you can study accredited IIE qualifications at our campuses and receive exceptional support that translates to success in many industries.We happen to believe that learning doesn’t only happen during lecture sessions. So we like to impart a little wisdom every time we interact with our students. Here’s some advice for all you Bachelor of Accounting current and aspiring students out there. You’ll need to apply yourself from that very first dayThey say you should start the way you want to finish and that’s definitely true for those in pursuit of their accounting degree. It’s a known fact that those who don’t procrastinate tend to do better in their exams overall. So, if you find yourself slipping into the “I’ll just do that later” mentality, nip it in the bud! Devise a structured study plan and stick to it. It’s also worth noting that studying over several days is more effective than last-minute “cramming”. What are we trying to say here? Consistency will see you through and help you grasp essential concepts far more effectively. Also, it’s tough to catch up once you’ve fallen behind. Don’t let it happen, be diligent and motivated to apply yourself. Try not to miss lectures At The IIE’s Varsity College, our lecturers work around the clock to ensure that students get the most out of every session. If you skip lectures, you’ll miss out on vital learning that could be the difference between a pass and a fail. Even if you’re very intelligent, missing lectures could bring your results down by an entire grade. If you want those A’s, your attendance is important. With our lecturers being trained experts in their field, they also tend to pass down invaluable pearls of wisdom that might not be found in the textbooks. Even if you think you already know what a particular lecture session might focus on, you should still attend. Why? Because you get to ask all the questions that could arise about that particular module. Even if you don’t have a burning question, there might be a student in your class who does. You could benefit from hearing what was asked and what answers were given. So never underestimate the power of consistent attendance, it’s more than worth it. Refine your note-taking Every person has a style of taking notes that works well for the way that they learn. Whilst some respond to colour, others might prefer point form or even abbreviations. It all depends on you. We suggest sticking to what has worked well in the past or if you feel like you could formulate better study notes, feel free to experiment. Although we would recommend testing new methods when it comes to smaller tests and not your end of semester exams! Many students also swear by writing notes within 24 hours of the lectures that they have just had. This is because it reinforces the important points made during your lessons. It also ensures that notes are logically organised because the ideas are still fresh in your mind when you put them to paper. Got homework? Do itAny extra work that might be required after hours isn’t because our lecturers want to stress you out. It’s for your own benefit, so we suggest you embrace and complete it. By doing your “homework” you’ll get to apply new formulas that you might have learned that day in lectures. This will help you understand them better. As an added bonus, should you struggle to complete any of the exercises assigned for a particular module, you’ll be able to flag them with your lecturer right away. In doing this, you can get the extra academic support you need. After all, our extra help is what we’re known for. Study with a friend Getting any degree can prove to be a stressful experience. By collaborating with fellow classmates to study, you can share your experiences and feel better about your performance. If you’re motivated to study by your peers, you’re more likely to do well. In communicating with fellow students that are taking the same modules, you can also gauge your own feelings towards certain aspects of learning. For example, you might be feeling down about how difficult you found a test, although you studied hard. For all you know, the rest of the class struggled too, proving that it was the test itself and not the effort that you put in. At The IIE’s Varsity College, you’re never alone. Whether it’s the support from students just like you or added input from our qualified lecturers or programme champions, you’ve always got a dedicated team behind you. We know you’ve got what it takes You’re following your dream and that’s something to be proud of. Not many are brave enough to tackle a difficult degree and emerge victorious. You should know that we’ve got your back, no matter what you might need from us. Whether it’s academic assistance, career advice, social outlets or even just a shoulder to lean on, it’s all part of the balanced student life at The IIE’s Varsity College. We’ll always believe in you and we know that you’ve got this! Choosing a tertiary provider can feel quite daunting but it really doesn’t have to be. All you need to do is weigh up your options and go for the one that offers you the best of all worlds, without leaving out anything that’s essential for your success. 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