I'm not an accounting student, so I was super intimidated by this class at first. My instructor recommended that I meet with a tutor, and they were so helpful! Don't wait to meet with a tutor in Tutor Match. They're lifesavers!
The live classroom sessions that my instructor did were really good, and sometimes when I'd get stuck on assignments, I'd watch key parts of the lectures over again. Don't feel bad if it doesn't click at first--we're students, so it's normal for everything to be new.
New to accounting? You're in good company! Accounting is new to virtually all students in this course, and successful students take advantage of available resources like tutoring to help them get started. The Module 1 course project deliverable requires you to use Microsoft Excel to perform a horizontal, vertical, and ratio analysis for the company described and then discuss your findings in a memo. As you begin this two-part assignment, consider scheduling a tutoring session for help with:
For your Module 2 course project deliverable you will perform a variety of calculations in a Microsoft Excel template to determine which costing method the company should use and then compose your findings and recommendation as a memo. In addition to the video instruction, interactive content, and e-resources for this course, take advantage of the Excel Help Guide as you get accustomed to working in this file type.
For Module 3 you will continue to work in Microsoft Excel to perform calculations for receivables, and you will again be discussing your findings and recommendations in a written memo. You will continue to use the same resources as you have for previous modules, but this is also a great time to assess your progress in the course overall. Are you making good use of your time, and are you on pace to complete the course successfully before the end of the term? Set yourself up for continued success by meeting with a student tutor in Tutor Match for time management support to make sure that the quarter isn't getting away from you.
The course project deliverable for Module 4 consists of a document that you will write to summarize, compare, and contrast various depreciation methods in order to recommend the best method for the company described in your course. Take advantage of the resources and services below as you complete this assignment. Keep in mind that your instructional faculty member is also available to answer any questions you may have about the document you are writing for this module.
What have you been doing to proofread your deliverables prior to submitting them for grading? Grammarly is an online software application that is available at no additional cost to Rasmussen students and staff. It checks for grammar, mechanics, spelling, word usage, and even plagiarism. Grammarly is NOT a replacement for working with your instructor, a writing tutor, or the Writing Lab in our Online Tutoring Service (aka Brainfuse), but rather it is a tool that will help you present your best work to your instructor and hone your writing skills. There is no limit on the number submissions you can make to Grammarly. Submit away! Grammarly provides instant feedback 24/7 because it is an automated (computerized) service.
You're in the final stretch, and look at how you've grown! Your Module 6 course project deliverable asks you to complete several different budget templates and a corresponding memo discussing your work. You have likely already met with a tutor, but have you submitted your written work to the Writing Lab for review? Access the Writing Lab through the Resources section in your courses or through the link below.
You made it! The final course project deliverable that you will complete requires you to synthesize what you have learned throughout the term in order to compose a business communication to the CEO of a fictional company discussing the prior year financial statement, including the business implications of their accounting practices, and summarizing your recommendations for the next year. Take your grading feedback from all of the previous modules into consideration as you draft this deliverable, and, as always, rely on the available resources that have been described to you throughout the course.