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Study Skills - ITC
Skills that SAICA wants you to focus on
The cold is part of the journey
What's in this course, and how should you work through it?
How should you work through this course?
Study Strategy - What will we cover?
Study Mindset - What will we cover?
Study Habits - What will we cover?
Skill 1: Planning the Case Study - What will we cover?
Skill 2: RTFQ! - What will we cover?
Skill 3: BMCR - What will we cover?
Skill 4: Strategic vs Technical Thinking - What will we cover?
Skill 5: Communication - What will we cover?
Skill 6: Structure & Planning - What will we cover?
Skill 7: Direct / Indirect - What will we cover?
Skill 8: Assess & Improve - What will we cover?
What's your Study Strategy? What's your goal? (23:30)
Are you studying TOWARDS the exam? (32:20)
What is the PURPOSE of questions? (Spoiler: It's not what you think!) (14:55)
You can't skip Step 1!
Learn to Sit in Uncertainty (24:28)
Fixed Mindset (27:19)
How does a Fixed Mindset affect your studies? (7:56)
Logic vs Emotion (13:17)
You vs Your Brain (15:22)
'Have' vs 'Build' Answers (13:17)
You vs Study Cowboy (13:33)
Problem Solving vs Problem Matching (1:09)
Knowledge vs Marks (4:00)
Are you a perfectionist? How does this affect your studying?
Studying is like doing pushups - It takes time! (3:06)
Learning is a Journey, not a switch (The stages of learning) (1:13)
Think this, Not that (19:37)
My experience with Think this, Not that (8:55)
Skill 1: Planning your Case Study (Indexing Information for use)
Planning your Case Study: Hunting vs Thinking
Planning Freaky stuff!
How to plan your case study (Example)
Skill 2: RTFQ! (Reading and Interpreting Tasks)
Why do we misread questions?
How to RTFQ (18:26)
Steps to RTFQ
Skill 3: Basic Mark Conversion (Skills and Knowledge Gap Assessment)
Basic Mark Conversion Ratio (Example)
Knowledge; Application; Communication
Skill 4: Mark Gathering (Strategic vs Technical Thinking)
Strategic vs Technical Thinking
Just 10% (Marking tool) (16:13)
Skill 5: Basic Discussion Structure and Communication (Communication Skills)
Discussion skills (4:42)
Can you discuss how to make coffee? (11:29)
Common Issues (15:57)
'Have' vs 'build' an answer (7:01)
Basic Discussion - 'How to...' (14:23)
Basic Discussion Structure Example 1
Basic Discussion Structure (CPC)
Basic Discussion Structure Example 3 (Acc Treatment)
Basic Acc Treatment Question to practice
Skill 6: How to structure your solutions? (Systematic thinking, Planning and Structuring)
Why this is so important
1 Structure from RTFQ
2 Slow Down
3 Break it Down
4 Mark Balance and CORE ISSUE
Your theory: 'Know' vs 'use'? (1:06)
Answer vs Process new (4:44)
Navigating Tax Law for Discussion Questions
Tax Discussion Questions - Structure
Skill 7: Direct; Indirect; Implied (Marking Tool) (Sources of Information)
Direct; Indirect; Implied points - What are these? (12:31)
Example: The Case Study (4:25)
Example: Solution using Direct / Indirect (8:14)
Example: What's the Direct / Indirect Ratio for this question?? (6:41)
What can this tool help you DO for your studying? (10:02)
Example: Case Study & Solution I've used
Skill 8a: How do you fix Application issues?
How do I assess my Application issues? (Worksheet)
Skill 8b: How do you fix Communication issues?
How do I assess my communication? (Worksheet)
Skill 8c: How do you fix Knowledge issues?
"I don't have enough theory yet!"
How to work on 'Knowledge Fixes' (Worksheet)
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