This class was tough.
Due to extenuating circumstances that were out of my control I retook principles of accounting on campus instead of online. It became tedious having to basically teach myself the coursework while being under a tremendous amount of stress that began to take a toll on me. Due to the amount of stress I was under I had a difficult time retaining the information that I had learned. I was frustrated and at the same time determined to retake the course and achieve a grade that was acceptable to me and to retain the information learned. I chose to retake the course on campus this past semester to ensure that I completely understood all of the material and was comfortable with the knowledge I had gained. There were times when I was so overwhelmed I wanted to give up. I would have mental blocks at times and would be so hard on myself which caused me to overthink when trying to process information. Mrs. Loewen encouraged me to not give up. She took the time to listen to my questions when I was confused and work with me until I completely understood regardless of how repetitive it was. She offered words of empowerment and extra hours to assist me which helped me stay strong during what I could say has been the most trying time of my life. She would ask me questions to verify my understanding and break things down into practical ways which assisted me in retaining the information and for this I will be forever grateful. Taking this course with Mrs. Loewen not only assisted me in simplifying the information in order to retain it. I was actually able to teach other classmates that were confused.
The highlights of this course would have to be understanding the accounting cycles and formulas needed to properly balance accounts. For me when I understand why something is done a certain way it assists me in retaining the information.
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One thing I learned is that it is better at times to take some courses in class than online just in case you need extra support you will have an instructor or professor that is there and can assist you when needed, and never give up.