News: Revision, gap analysis and Learning to Learn

Posted Apr 08, 2016

This update covers:

1. Building gap analysis assessments into your study and revision
2. Audiovisual presentation: revision techniques
3. How do the free Learning to Learn courses improve my learning skills?

For all other recent news including R06, AF5 expected solutions and AF exams see here.

1. Building gap analysis assessments into your study and revision
Our Gap Analysis and Assessment tool has been designed so that you can take not only full mock exams but also a 25 question test option. The results page at the end of the assessment shows your results split by learning outcome. You can then go to our online courses (or the CII text) available for R01 to R05 and focus your studies on your weaker areas. The number of questions from each learning outcome are weighted in the same proportion as in the exam.

We suggest that you build taking the assessments into your study plan and take them at regular intervals following further study. You should then see a gradual improvement in your results. How well you do on these assessments will give you a feel for how you might fare in the exam. Taking the CII specimen paper will give you an idea as well.

Once you have viewed the 300 questions in our bank the system selects the questions in random order. Clearly, once the questions start to repeat you will not get the same benefit having already viewed the questions.

These are the information pages for all the exams that we offer the Gap Analysis & Assessment Tool:

R01 Financial services, regulation and ethics: Gap Analysis & Assessment Tool
R02 Investment principles and risk: Gap Analysis & Assessment Tool
R03 Personal taxation: Gap Analysis & Assessment Tool
R04 Pensions and retirement planning: Gap Analysis & Assessment Tool
R05 Financial protection: Gap Analysis & Assessment Tool
R08 Pensions update – Gap Analysis and Assessment Tool
J10 Discretionary investment management: Gap Analysis & Assessment Tool
J12 Securities advice and dealing: Gap Analysis & Assessment Tool

2. Audiovisual presentation: revision techniques
This audiovisual presentation considers various revision techniques:

learning to learn

3. How do the free Learning to Learn courses improve my learning skills?
It can often be hard to find the motivation, time to start and then continue, studying. Everyday life and commitments can easily intrude into your planned study time and your focus can frequently be diverted onto other things.  Understanding, memorising and being able to apply your learning can be a different process for different people, so finding out what works best for you and having ideas of how to make studying and learning easier is vitally important in ensuring that your studies are enjoyable, efficient and effective. It is not just the hours spent studying but how those hours are used that will ultimately influence your chance of passing an exam at the first attempt.

To help you plan and carry out an effective study programme, make the most of your individual attributes and preferences, enjoy the learning process and gain exam passes, Wizard Learning has developed 5 online courses – Learning to Learn – which are provided FREE with every purchase. They are included automatically with the purchase of any training module.

The 5 courses cover: Time Management, Exam Skills, Reading Skills, Memory and Mental Agility and Study Skills.  Over the range of courses and through a variety of tasks you will be helped to:

  • Develop and maintain an effective and manageable study plan
  • Understand different ways of reading and improve your own techniques
  • Try out a number of ways of studying to assist in the retention of knowledge
  • Use techniques to improve the use and speed of your memory
  • Acquire skills to use in exams to lessen stress and improve your focus

These short courses containing end of course assessments, are invaluable to anyone about to undertake a period of study. They will assist you in gaining a greater understanding of your individual attributes, preferences and habits and illustrate how these can be used and developed to make you more effective, not just in studying but in all areas of your life.

Access to these courses is given to you for 6 months allowing you time not only to use these before your studies begin but also to revisit them during your studies to continue assessing, developing and improving your study skills. Don’t overlook this valuable opportunity to start off on the right track and stay on it throughout leading you closer to achieving the success you are aiming for.

Good luck with your studies.  

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