Use of Pencil for Workings in Exam

I am sitting the FRA exam next week and have been attempting to do the Past Exam Papers. When it comes to transferring all the information from the ETB to the P&L and B.S I have been marking each part as I do it as I find it helps me remember to transfer everything or else I leave things out.

Is it ok for me to mark the paper in pencil and then rub it out when I am finished?

Cause I know you are not meant to use pencil but I am only using it for my benefit and not in the final answers.

Julie:001_smile:

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  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774
    jewels.p wrote: »
    I am sitting the FRA exam next week and have been attempting to do the Past Exam Papers. When it comes to transferring all the information from the ETB to the P&L and B.S I have been marking each part as I do it as I find it helps me remember to transfer everything or else I leave things out.

    Is it ok for me to mark the paper in pencil and then rub it out when I am finished?

    Cause I know you are not meant to use pencil but I am only using it for my benefit and not in the final answers.

    Julie:001_smile:

    Shouldave called this post (Marking Paper) and not (Using Pencil for Workings)as I dont intend to do that as I know how important it is to show workings
  • farmergiles
    farmergiles Registered Posts: 1,693
    jewels.p wrote: »
    I am sitting the FRA exam next week and have been attempting to do the Past Exam Papers. When it comes to transferring all the information from the ETB to the P&L and B.S I have been marking each part as I do it as I find it helps me remember to transfer everything or else I leave things out.

    Is it ok for me to mark the paper in pencil and then rub it out when I am finished?

    Cause I know you are not meant to use pencil but I am only using it for my benefit and not in the final answers.

    Julie:001_smile:

    I would leave all your workings in, regardless of wether it is in pencil or not.
    The tutors at my college always impress on us that you may make an error but if your workings are there and the marker can see them, you may still gain marks.
  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774
    I would leave all your workings in, regardless of wether it is in pencil or not.
    The tutors at my college always impress on us that you may make an error but if your workings are there and the marker can see them, you may still gain marks.

    Yeah I meant like little crosses or something to that effect just to let myself know that I had transferred it.
  • welshwizard
    welshwizard Registered Posts: 465
    Leave everything visible- the marker will be able to see your method of thinking should you have the wrong number somewhere in your answer - this will aid them in reworking the question to give you the most possible marks.
  • any2002uk
    any2002uk Registered Posts: 88 ? ? ?
    i use the highlight just little dot so that i know i have transfer that figure to trial balance. i did that in ECR last year Dec and i passed, they did not make me lost mark for use hightlighter dot.
  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    I think thats the only reason i passed FRA December is i did all my workings on the blank pages and at the end i marked the question numbers next to it and i also use a rub out pen, i know there has been many discussions regarding this - however the pen i use cannot be erased after 8 hours
  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774
    A-Vic wrote: »
    I think thats the only reason i passed FRA December is i did all my workings on the blank pages and at the end i marked the question numbers next to it and i also use a rub out pen, i know there has been many discussions regarding this - however the pen i use cannot be erased after 8 hours

    Where can I get a pen like this?
  • rachy1975
    rachy1975 Registered Posts: 366
    jewels.p wrote: »
    Where can I get a pen like this?

    WHsmith sell them...these are the best as they are a roller ball so therefore do not leave indentations in the paper.... you can buy cheaper ones in wilkinsons which i do the practice paper with. these are not so good.
    the ones in WHsmith are PILOT erasable rollerball, frixion ball pens.
    :001_smile:
  • jewels.p
    jewels.p Registered Posts: 1,774
    rachy1975 wrote: »
    WHsmith sell them...these are the best as they are a roller ball so therefore do not leave indentations in the paper.... you can buy cheaper ones in wilkinsons which i do the practice paper with. these are not so good.
    the ones in WHsmith are PILOT erasable rollerball, frixion ball pens.
    :001_smile:

    Thanks for that will go Pen Hunting this weekend:thumbup1:
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