This class was tough.
I would recommend this course because I had an unpleasant and difficult time with my first accounting course in college. However, once I took my second accounting course with the passionate Professor Tran, I was able to love the subject and appreciate it even when it was difficult. For the first time, I excelled in this course and became well acquainted with the accounting world. It felt like learning a new language, considering accounting is often coined the term "the language of business." While accounting courses are a requirement for business majors, I saw many dread them for their difficulty. However, I believe that it is possible for anyone to understand the dynamics of these courses with enough effort and time. It does not come easy, but the work is well worth it.
The highlight of this course was the group project that we all had to complete. It gave me a sense of independence and allowed me to understand the processes that go into accounting. It was very relative to the real experience if pursued as a career. It was eye-opening and difficult, which made it such a rich learning experience. The independence forced me to work through the problems rather than asking the teacher, resulting in a much better understanding of the course material. I am grateful for that learning experience.
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The main advice I would give to students considering this course would be to put in their own time and effort. This is not a course that you can get by with just showing up to class and taking some notes, or studying for a day before the exam. I learned the hard way that if I wanted to see myself improve, I had to put in the time and the work outside of class. I would constantly go to my professor's office hours, do the homework 2-3 times over to make sure I understood, and read every chapter in the book before the lecture so that the material would be familiar and I would have an easier time understanding the professor. My hard work paid off and I got the results I wanted. I can guarantee that if another student wanted to succeed in this course, it is absolutely possible with time and effort.