Last minute study tips for PETR, MANI and PCIAM students by Michael Pashley

Michael Pashley has been sharing some all important last minute study tips to take you into the exam and across those goal posts:

PCIAM candidates, remember – Tackle section A first (easiest), then section C (middle), then finally section B (hardest). Remember to critically analyse and critically evaluate using your S/A/E paragraph structure. Remember to use contemporary examples to evidence your points where possible (sections B and C).

PETR candidates, remember – you are Nigel and Julie’s adviser. You are writing their suitability report. You are answering as if in direct conversation/correspondence with them. Remember to critically analyse and critically evaluate using your S/A/E paragraph structure. In your evaluation, ALWAYS link it back to the case study; how does your point relate to Nigel and Julie’s needs, wants, and wishes?

MANI candidates, remember – you have three hours to secure a maximum 75 marks. You can’t get these just for knowledge-dumping with bullet-points. You need structured critical analysis. Answer the questions using your S/A/E structure. Make your point (statement). Then give the technical (analysis). Then explain how it affects clients (evaluation). Remember to use contemporary examples to evidence your points where possible.

Good luck everyone!