This class was tough.
This course is extremely difficult in that it contains a ton of new, complicated material. With that, a good professor is the first thing you need to succeed. I had previously tried this course with De LaRosa and never understood anything. The way DeBruine teaches with a lot of group collaboration, real life examples that we as accounting STUDENTS (not yet professionals) would understand, and plenty of practice problems with solutions to solidify the material learned was so helpful. The structure, the material, the work, everything was done right for me to be able to get the most out of this course.
DeBruine is very organized with due dates and what to expect through the course. Much like accounting, he is very transparent and won't throw anything unexpected at you. The course workload is very doable and helpful, even with the material being quite difficult. Just don't get behind in the homework, do the papers, read the chapter, do practice problems with other classmates to study, and you will pass. The way his grading scale works is based on points, not weights, so the exams are worth less than half your total grade so don't sweat a bad grade on one. Stick with it and stay positive!
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Advice for students:
Don't get behind in the homework, read (or at leas skim) the chapters before it is covered in class, don't skip class, stay organized, do all the practice problems, work through exam study guides with classmates, don't sweat one bad grade on an exam, and stay positive...you can survive intermediate accounting!