This class was tough.
The professor in my opinion makes this class worth it. Schrimper was funny and knowledgeable. Even though the class had nothing to do with my major and the tests were challenging, it was truly the best class I have ever taken. Everything you learned could be applied to the real world so I saw more value in this course than many others in the past. The professor would make an argument from 2 different viewpoints and take a class vote for the students to pick their side. It made the class interesting because he really kept the students engaged in the lecture. The only math involved is basic addition and subtraction and you are allowed to use a calculator if necessary. I used one simply to check my work on the exams. You get a packet every 2 weeks that are used to prepare you for the exams. They are not always graded but still required if you want to know what you're doing for those exams. The class only consists of those packets and exams. No final project or papers.
I gained the knowledge to be able to do basic accounting. This will be very beneficial for those seeking to start their own business someday or simply want to learn how to create a personal budget.
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Advice for students:
You really need to complete the accounting packets he hands out. The packets aren't graded but don't let that fool you. These assignment are a direct way to study for the exams. A lot of the techniques you learn in the packets are necessary on the balance sheet provided with the exams. Avoid getting behind because it will make studying an unpleasant experience. You might also think "since he gives us the answers to the packets at the end of the week I don't need to do it". I would say that for most people like myself you actually need to practice to learn how to do it. Just looking at the answers wasn't enough for me and I would assume the same goes for most people in the course. The first exam was probably surprising for those who didn't do the packets themselves and just waited for the answers.