When you are revising loads, it can be tempting to go it all alone and rarely get feedback from a qualified marker. If this is you, then don't let it continue! Getting feedback and having an experienced outsider's perspective could really make the world of difference. Don't believe me? Read on and see why!
1). An experienced marker knows what the examiner is looking for.
It's always a good idea to have someone on board who knows all about CIMA and the exams – because they have done it themselves and succeeded! Think of it as having your own tutor besides you, who wants you to pass and write a great answer. Plus, they will know how tricky it can be and that there is also a light at the end of the tunnel! Model solutions can be extremely useful, but having someone who looks at the work and makes specific comments makes the feedback go the extra mile.
2). They provide a balanced view.
It can be difficult to look over your own work, when you have spent lots of time revising for it and then writing it. Often, we can be too hard on ourselves and not see the good parts of the answer! Other times, we think that the answer is a lot better than it really is. A good marker should be honest and detailed, with suggestions for improvement throughout. As they are seeing the work from an outsiders perspective, the feedback is likely to be more balanced.
3). They can help to shape your revision plan.
Without strong feedback on your mocks, it can be left up to you to decide how to continue with your revision. There could be quite obvious issues that are shown through the mocks, such as time management, that will mean you have to spend more time working through, but there could be more subtle issues that need addressing. Issues with the theory or answer planning, for example. An experienced marker will be able to pick out these issues and make sure that you are focused on improving these in the future.
So that's three reasons why marking helps! If you are interested in marking and feedback, why not try our very own marking and feedback services. All of our markers are CIMA qualified, experts in their field and know exactly what the examiner is looking for. What more could you ask for? You can find out more about out marking here: http://www.astranti.com/cima/operational/ocscourse/mocks.html