The ACCA Advanced Tax exam is one of the only closed book high-level exams on UK tax. Advanced Tax Condensed distils the vast technical material of the ACCA subject with the largest syllabus into about 150 brightly coloured mind maps.

The Kaplan study manual has 1142 pages while the exam kit has over 700 pages. This requires the successful student to invest substantial study time in learning all the technical rules.

The vast majority of students are working full time so tend to sit the exam with vast knowledge gaps. The complexity of the exam questions requires a high level of technical knowledge to unlock the scenarios and visualise the pathway through the question.

Advanced Tax and Tax Condensed provides the unique solution to this. It provides the perfect bridge between the study text and the exam kit. Using my experience gained from lecturing students at Kaplan, I have worked out simple techniques to explain complex topics and have incorporated these techniques into memory joggers.

One of the mind-mapping pioneers was Tony Buzan who realised that memory works best with bright colours and diagrams. This is what I have incorporated into Advanced Tax and Tax Condensed. What this means is not only do you quickly understand a topic but the essential knowledge will be imprinted in your memory. Many of my students have found that the strong visuals (colour and diagrams) have made it easier to grasp the concepts as opposed to black and white print

I discovered that the single key words used in original mind mapping do not work for tax due to the technical complexity of the subject matter and instead students found it much easier to memorise short phrases

Memory works by creating neural pathways in the brain and by repeatedly reading Advanced Tax Condensed you will create a neural pathway allowing you to recall technical information under time-pressured exam conditions.

Being an NLP (neuro-linguistic programmer), I found there is a lot of scientific evidence to back up the concept that you can programme your brain to automatically choose the desired outcome.

If you are planning on doing Taxation or Advanced Tax in September 2023 or December 2023, I recommend you purchase Tax Condensed or Advanced Tax Condensed which will allow you to learn the technical rules If you then practice the key questions I recommend, you too will be ready for anything the examiner throws at you.

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