I only asked for help

Been asking for help on these forums!
I am really struggling with a few areas on the PEV paper! I AM SORRY if i repeat questions asked in previous posts! But the exam is on Monday and I havent got the time to flick through pages and pages of posts on here to find what i am looking for!

Are we prepared to support eachother through these exams or just make each other feel worse then what we already feel!

Sorry if i have upset anyone! I wont ask any more questions! But struggle!!!!!

:crying::crying::crying::crying::crying::crying::crying:

Comments

  • Steve Collings
    Steve Collings Registered Posts: 997
    PEV is an extremely difficult paper and if you are struggling with the paper then you MUST ask in every situation whether the Q has been asked once or a million times in the last week.

    You must not detract from asking questions just because a handful of people might feel they are silly questions. No question is a silly question if it helps you. The nearer exam time comes, the more questions need to be asked, regardless of how many times the same question has been asked.

    Keep asking questions. In the vast majority of cases you will get the help and support you need.

    Best wishes:thumbup1:

    Steve
  • jackiepowell
    jackiepowell Registered Posts: 72 ? ? ?
    Thanks Steve

    I have asked about the Efficiency variances, and someone has put coment on that there are so many posts asking about it!! I really havent got the time to search what im looking for.

    Feel rather naff now!! :crying:
  • Steve Collings
    Steve Collings Registered Posts: 997
    Hi Jackie,

    Ignore it. Don't get upset by it - you are RIGHT to ask if you are not sure.

    Have a look at this thread in which Sandy Hood gives a very good analysis of variances.

    Apologies but PEV is out of my remit so can't help but this should help (hopefully).

    Regards
    Steve
  • Gem7321
    Gem7321 MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    It is important to ask for help, but if the questions been answered elsewhere already why wait? You can use the search tool, it's not like you have to go trawling through the pages to find what you want!

    Exam period is a stressful time for everybody, try not to take peoples comments personally :001_smile: good luck in the exams
  • CathG
    CathG Registered Posts: 145 ? ? ?
    Jackie -

    if you do a search for posts by Sandy Hood you'll find quite a few articles from him explaining variances. Anything that Sandy Hood posts is worth reading as he's hot on PEV. Likewise with Steve Collings when you do DFS. Two names to remember!

    Good Luck
  • jackiepowell
    jackiepowell Registered Posts: 72 ? ? ?
    Thanks Steve!
    I'm so nervous!!! Really trying to make it go in!

    Jackie
  • jackiepowell
    jackiepowell Registered Posts: 72 ? ? ?
    didnt know you could search for them! Not very good with computers you see!!

    Will have to have a navigate around sometime.

    Cheers guys
  • swampy1901
    swampy1901 Registered Posts: 50 ? ? ?
    Who cares how many times you have to ask? I must have read every PEV and PTC thread a dozen times over!!:ohmy:
    I'm on my 3rd resit for PEV and anything that might just make something stick in my brain has to be worth a try.
    I'm ok on some bits and not on others - we're all different and I dont find exams easy and never have done. I even failed my maths O level many years ago and still ended up working in Finance. People at work find it hysterical that I never got a maths qualification but then I never could understand trigonometry and algebra - it's not like I need either of those in my job now and back in those days you were not allowed a calculator in the exam room. :lol:
    So ask away - cos someone else's answer might just do the trick for me!! :thumbup1:

    Swampy
  • sexyback
    sexyback Registered Posts: 13 Regular contributor ⭐ ? ⭐
    Hi Jackie,

    Don't be put off by these idiots! I've asked the same question about three times already it is a tricky subject to understand and there are more people on here that will give you the support you need than there are people that won't!

    Good Luck xx
  • Londina
    Londina MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 814
    Been asking for help on these forums!
    I am really struggling with a few areas on the PEV paper! I AM SORRY if i repeat questions asked in previous posts! But the exam is on Monday and I havent got the time to flick through pages and pages of posts on here to find what i am looking for!

    Are we prepared to support eachother through these exams or just make each other feel worse then what we already feel!

    Sorry if i have upset anyone! I wont ask any more questions! But struggle!!!!!

    :crying::crying::crying::crying::crying::crying::crying:

    I'm struggling as well and I'm surprised that how many of us need those formulas or any other way to remember how to calculate those variances! sure books or way of teach them need to be improved!
    wasn't anything bad or personal! I'm on your same boat, actually I'm definately thinking that I will fail :crying:
  • Steve Collings
    Steve Collings Registered Posts: 997
    Londina wrote: »
    actually I'm definately thinking that I will fail :crying:

    You cannot go into an exam room with that negative attitude. You need to focus more on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

    Granted, PEV is an extremely complicated examination - that's why it's set at technician level. However lots and lots of students have passed this exam who felt as initimidated at the prospect of sitting such a complicated as exam as you do.

    Try to believe in your capabilities and remember at this stage in the studying process you are more likely to know more than you actually think you do! Trust me......

    Regards

    Steve
  • Karen L
    Karen L Registered Posts: 70 ? ? ?
    I'm doing the PEV also - for the second time - but I know I passed the second part of the paper - you have to hang on to what you know. Exam is about competancy, not getting 100%.

    I've tried a different approach to the variance section this time, that is I rewrite the std costing table and then add a column with flexed costs - this helps me to see where the figures need to come from to answer the questions - not sure if this is of help but I am willing to try anything at this point !!!

    A full revision day follows - have managed to get the day off work so am packing my books and going to the library.

    Good luck for next week !! :001_smile:
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