Gaining_Knowledge - Gaining Accounting-Related Knowledge...

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Gaining Accounting-Related Knowledge Experience has taught me that many students do not understand the amount and type of effort needed to learn accounting-related material. Three levels of effort with corresponding results are generally observed. Level 1 Effort You have read the assigned pages, been to class most of the time, took good notes, looked at and maybe even tried to work a problem or two before class. You prefer to memorize data and ignore analyzing and applying concepts and relationships. Results At the first level, you are familiar with terms, but you cannot recognize variations or applications. You can recognize a process, but you cannot work through it without considerable assistance ("cook-booking"). If something is presented in a format different from that with which you are familiar, you are unable to recognize it or work through it. Exams seem incredibly difficult and loaded with "trick" questions. You are not able to complete exams in the allotted time. You will not fair well in this class with level one effort. Level 2 Effort You have read the assigned pages, been to class most of the time, took good notes, and worked some of the assigned homework before class. Generally, you review homework problems after solutions have been provided to you in class. Although you are "keeping up" with the assignment schedule, you do not ask yourself relevant questions and are inconsistent in applying concepts and looking for relationships while you are studying. You rarely work any problems not covered in class. If you do work additional problems,
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