Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Back on the road again...

Well, I'm off to Ghana in a couple of hours. It's my first visit there, so I'm very excited. It will also be good to get home on Friday - a month is a long time to be away.

Yesterday I went to the University of Stellenbosch, and met a load of students doing an honours program that leads into the Strategic Level of CIMA. It was nice to see so many young, enthusiastic, potential CIMA members. A few of them came along to my exam techniques presentation last night - I hope I didn't scare you too badly!

Thanks to all the lovely people I met in Cape Town and Stellenbosch. I'll be back in October to see you again.

Thought for the day...

Why would you (in an exam) write a sentence, if you didn't hope to get a mark for it?


  1. Was at David Harris exam techniques presentation last night. Learned a lot most importantly to focus on the things you can do not the ones you cant do! "it's the little things that matters".

    Keep up the good work David,
    Francis Sackey

  2. Hi Harris,
    Thank you for your presentation on exam techniques yesterday, it was very informative.
    Most of us studying in Ghana are doing sefl studies, what do you think about this popular advice "When studing a particular paper don't go direct to your textbook. Read questions in the exam kit, try and answer them, look at the suggested answers and if necessary do more reading in the textbook"?

  3. Hi Mustapha
    Yes, that is right. You are studying to pass an exam, NOT to learn a subject. Knowledge is a means to an end. See my post on 'one best way' for details.