Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This was an online course that is designed to let you finished early if needed. You can complete ALL work, quizzes and tests via the Internet. This course does not require your presence on a CSN campus at any time. "Late" work is significantly penalized reducing your semester points and grade ... Less than one week late minus 50%; more than one week late = 0 points. Accounting 201 introduces terms and concepts used in every BUS and ACC course. If you do not "do the work", you will have difficulty in the rest of your BUS and ACC courses.
14 quizzes will be given, each worth 25 points. The highest 13 scores count toward the semester grade. 13 chapter "homework" assignments are given, each worth 10 points. The highest 12 scores count toward the semester grade... (missed assignments = 0 points) .Mid-Term and Final Exams. The Midterm (70 pts) and the Final (70 pts) will be similar to the quiz format (true/false & multiple choice BUT may also include matching format and journal entries). Cumulative Problem 1 "problem", integrating chapters 1,2, 3 and 4.
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USE THESE: FREE Online Resources for Accounting Students AccountingCoach.com - A free website loaded with help in most financial accounting topics. Use it! dwmBeanCounter.com - Another FREE site with some basic bookkeeping help. (“Bean-counter” is a slang term used to refer to accountants) FreeBookkeepingHelp.com - Another free site Accounting-Basics_for_Student.com - Another free site (at least for use in our first 4 chapters). CliffNotes.com - Free study guides for “Principles of Accounting I” (which is just about the same thing as CSN’s Financial Accounting) … AND … “Principles of Accounting II” (CSN’s Managerial Accounting) Tutorial Services Students are entitled to FREE tutoring. For appointment call 651-3125 (Henderson campus); 651-5732 (Charleston campus) or 651-4232 (Cheyenne campus).
This class was tough.
You can complete ALL work, quizzes and tests via the Internet. This course does not require your presence on a CSN campus at any time. You must submit all course-work online within "CANVAS". (CANVAS is the "name" of the CSN distance education software). This course does not require that you be on your computer at any specific time. Some courses require that you be online at a specific time to "chat" with the instructor. While requiring you to talk to me could contribute to the illusion that I have friends - we'll skip it. You can turn in work, complete quizzes AND finish the course EARLY ... anytime before the due dates. You must submit assignments AND complete quizzes ... by midnight of the due date! "Late" work is significantly penalized reducing your semester points and grade ... Less than one week late minus 50%; more than one week late = 0 points. Homework must be submitted in Microsoft WORD. You can get Microsoft Office for FREE from CSN - downloaded on your laptop, PC, Mac, Tablet (or all of them) - Click within this yellow "highlighted" area. Questions or problems - contact CSN "Help" Desk ... (Info at this link) Accounting is NOT a math course (thank God) ... BUT study it like it is. The ONLY way to pass this course is to DO the homework (When I took this course - (early 20's ... my age NOT the decade) ... I figured I could BS my way through it - I flunked. The 2nd time I took the course I actually did the work and "aced" it). Accounting 201 introduces terms and concepts used in every BUS and ACC course. If you do not "do the work", you will have difficulty in the rest of your BUS and ACC courses. Transfer to a 4-year college or university. FYI: UNLV requires at least a "B" in this and EVERY business course IF you are a BUSINESS major ! Check with the college where you intend to transfer for there specific requirements. "Study Buddies" are OK ... as long as I know about them! If you work with another student on ANY ASPECT of this course ... let me know. OTHERWISE, when I discover you are working with someone, I will take disciplinary action ranging from -0- points for that assignment to dismissing you from the course ... (UNLESS you've already clued me in.) Required Text: ... (no working papers or access codes required) Financial Accounting ... By Weygandt Kimmel Kieso. Publisher: Wiley Custom Learning Solutions (The text is a CUSTOM version.) It is ONLY available at CSN bookstores - for rental or purchase. . Required ... Access to "CANVAS" (CSN "online campus"). Note: You can use computers at any CSN computer lab. Required ... Access to Microsoft WORD. All assignments must be submitted in a WORD format (your saved file will end in .doc or .docx). You can get Microsoft Office for ... FREE ... from CSN - downloaded on your laptop, PC, Mac, Tablet (or all of them) - Click HERE. Questions or problems - contact CSN "Help" Desk at this link.
Understanding specialized terminology used in business and accounting. Record business transactions in journal form. Post journal entries to ledger accounts. Prepare and record adjusting, closing, reversing entries. Prepare a trial balance, work sheet, and financial statements. Reconcile a bank statement, internal controls and fraud Account for receivables, payables, notes, and interest. Account for inventories. Compute and account for depreciation. Account for disposition of plant assets. Compute and record a payroll. Demonstrate knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Corporations, Equity, Investments and organization. Statement of Cash Flows. Financial Statement Analysis.
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EVERY chapter will require you to complete a chapter homework assignment, (upload it via a CANVAS "drop box") AND complete a chapter quiz (on "CANVAS") ... BOTH by the deadline date listed on the course schedule.