This class was tough.
Brilliant professor. It's a demanding course, but you'll learn so much more than you would ever expect to learn from a single class. There's a lot of reading and he demands a lot from the student's part, but he keeps you engaged and an A is achievable if you put in the work.
I learned real world concepts and accounting methods that are applicable to the internships and jobs I'll have in the future. Professor Sommers also clearly explained which methods are outdated or rarely used in today's accounting practices, and which are prevalent and "need-to-know." We covered a wide range of topics for both intermediate accounting courses, which gave us the ability to read more from a business' financial statements. By teaching us what factors were used to put together a set of financial statements, we were taught how to better analyze a business and deduce the condition of businesses through reasoning.
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Advice for students:
Read each chapter before class! There's a lot of material to cover and it's hard to follow what Professor Sommers is teaching if you don't read the chapter beforehand. It's also important to revise the concepts taught in class later that day so as to grasp a clear understanding of the material. Stay engaged in class and do the reading, and you'll do well.