Before the F8 exam..
Ensure you know just the BASICS of all syllabus areas - remember that much of the exam is simple repetition of basic knowledge.
Practice the CONTROL DEFICIENCIES - DONT learn these from the textbook - learn them by just looking at questions, reviewing the answers and examiners reports in the exam centre.
Practice the use of assertions in helping you come up with audit procedures - watch the classroom on this then read and review past papers.
Remember that the assertions give you the ideas of what procedures would be useful, then use our AEIOU, What/Who and why method.
Do all the MCQs there's been so far - great way to test your basic knowledge.
Study going concern and audit reports well.
Thinking of you all