10 Tips to Get Good Grades in Accounting
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Accounting is the system that measures business activities, processes that information into reports, and communicates the results to decision-makers. For this reason, accounting is called the language of business. A sound understanding of this language will bring a better management of financial aspects of living.
The following are 10 tips to get good grades in Accounting.
1. Don’t be apprehensive on the subject
Do not fear the subject but take it cool and consider it simple.
2. Be participative
Collaborative learning can do much help. Pay more attention to the lesson even the minute details. Small information can do great things.
3. Sustain your physical needs
Getting enough sleep and properly eating your meals will prepare you for better and sound learning.
4. Have a good study habits
Learn to have an advanced reading, or even research on the net or read any books available in accounting. Review your lesson during your free time for this will help you do productive things to improve your scores in your test.As the Canadian-born U.S. economist J. K. GalbraithJ. K. Galbraith (1908 - 2006) said, “One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.”
5. Never stop trying
Always remember that practice makes perfect. In dealing with difficulties, pushing oneself to practice will enable you to gain mastery of the subject. “Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.” (Confucius)
If something goes wrong, never hesitate to consult authority. Many people, like your teacher, are willing to render time and help. Most teachers are willing to assist you especially as regards the problems encountered in the topics they are teaching. So better ask if you missed something or were not able to comprehend the lecture given. Asking doesn’t necessarily mean that you are slow-learner. Askig question even develops your critical thinking skills. As the U.S. financier, statesman, and philanthropistBernard Mannes Baruch (1870 - 1965) stated, “I’m not smart. I try to observe. Millions saw the apple fall but Newton was the one who asked why.”
7. Work hard
“Get into action and work hard; play to the allowable limit; disregard equally the good and bad opinion of others; never do a friend a dirty trick; never grow indignant about anything..... live the moment to the utmost of its possibilities.” (George Jean Nathan)
8. Submit all written requirements and projects on time
In getting good grades in accounting, one must possess the ability and capability to pass all the needed requirements on or before the due date. Cramming is not the name of the game. Do your stuff one at a time. Prepare them ahead of time using proper time management so that you may avoid stressful situation.
9. Get more merits
“Don’t look for more honor than your learning merits. If you wish in this world to advance your merits, you’re bound to enhance. You must stir it and stump it.” (Jewish Proverb)
Always do good things that will make your teacher smile. You can do simple things like learning to listen, be quiet, respect the authority, and learn to appreciate practical things that can be applied in a real scenario.
10. Have a realization of the subject
Accounting is important in learning better management of the financial aspects of our livelihood. The subject involves dealing with our personal financial planning, like our allowance for the week, dealing with small entre-pinoy like retailing (e.g. packing of peanuts, beans, even sari-sari store, etc.).
Sooner or later, you will handle your own money and have your own family. The following are areas that would need accounting: education expenses, car amortization, business loan, income taxes, investment, and the like.
G. K. Chestertononce said, “There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.” You may find accounting as a hard subject, but in reality we are already using it in our respective lives.
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About the Author:
Rosette Arocena y Esmejarda Aquino, the contributor, is a T.L.E teacher teaching Basic Accounting and Office Procedures in Rizal High School, Pasig City, Philippines. She believes in the saying that “Teaching the Mind is Touching the Heart”. Her email account is email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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