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Part 1 Learn from the meetings with my mentor

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1.1 Preparation…………………………………………………………………………2 1.2

The First Meeting…………………………………………………………………..2

1.3

The Second Meeting………………………………………………………………3

1.4

The Third Meeting………………………………………………………………….3

Part 2 Answering the research questions……………………………….5

Part 3 The interpersonal and communication skills……………….7 3.1

The Interpersonal Skills…………………………………………………………7

3.2

The Communication Skills………………………………………………………8 3.2.1

Questioning……………………………………………………………8

3.2.2

Listening……………………………………………………………….8

3.2.3

Presentation……………………………………….………………………………..……..8

Part 4 Enhance and extend accountancy s tudies……………………..10

Reference list :
Book Reference……………………………………………………………………….…12 Website Reference………………………………………………………………………12

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Part 1 Learning from the meetings with my mentor
1.1 Preparation
My mentor Mr. Nageb ,he is a caring supervisor, at the same time, he is also very strict on my ACCA studies and the Research And Analysis Project (RAP). I had acquired extensive knowledge on financial and business analysis from ACCA studies; I believe I will benefit tremendously from topic 8 “the business and financial performance of an organization over a three year period ”. As I aspire to be a chief finance officer in the private education industry, I chose Raffles Education Group (REG), a Public Listed Company on the Singapore Exchange as my research organization

I gathered information on
REG from its website and
newspaper to gain
preliminary understanding.
Beside these preparations, I
read Oxford Brookes
University BSc Hons in
Applied Accounting, RAP Information pack and highlighted the important parts for discussions with my mentor during the meeting s.
Before each meeting, I e-mailed my mentor and classmates to confirm the time and location to avoid communication breakdown. This is one of good habits I acquired in this RAP.

1.2 The first meeting
I felt overwhelmed by the volume of seemingly disorganized information of my research organization. I tried to link them together to support the recommendations and conclusion, but, was quite disoriented.

During the first meeting, my mentor patiently guided me through the RAP by sharing his extensive industrial experiences. He explained the structure of the RAP and its requirements. He also highlighted the parts I needed to put more focus and to avoid

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_________________________________________________________________ irrelevant discussions (Cherry, 2000).
After the first meeting, I acquired a clear direction on the RAP. I made a summary to facilitate my future work. And the following questions were clarified: Which parts of this RAP I need to put more focus?

What are accounting and business techniques that can be adopted? How can I apply the benchmarking appropriately?
What is the structure of the research report

1.3

The second meeting

Before the meeting, I e-mailed my draft RAP together with some questions to my mentor for review. During the meeting, he led me o n how to solve the problems, providing opportunities for me to find the correct approach and answers myself (Ellen , 2008).

My mentor explained some mistakes that I made in my RAP, these included 

Too much description on the background and development of REG



Lack of depth in analysis of the ratios



A balanced business and financial analysis is required.

Towards the end of the meeting, my mentor guided me on RAP presentation; he provided some tips on presentation skills and told me to prepare key areas in the RAP on power point slides for presentation.

1.4 The third meeting
Before the presentation, I practiced several times and found the biggest problem is my fear and nervousness. But I
remembered my...
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