Archive for March, 2015

Doing a happy dance

March 26, 2015

Once I got past bonds, the rest of my Advanced Financial Accounting class fell into place. Passed my final, no  problem.  Took that with online proctoring. My next class, Management Communication, is relatively easy if you have a few years composing mature business communications. I did resent the portion of the book that said, essentially,  “this will really help you to communicate with the older people in your office… those over 30.” Really? And this following a chapter about not using discriminatory language. Scream. I did the two performance tasks for that class, finishing Monday. 

Now I am in Advanced Managerial Accounting which has a reputation for being very difficult.  Luckily cost accounting is really one of my favorite areas.

Off to walk a bit before getting ready for work.

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March 14, 2015

School is going well. I really like being in charge of my progress and not being required to “post three times to the message board each week for a participation grade.”  I read the chapter, watch the course mentor’s video where he explains problems, do practice problems from the text book, then take the practice quiz.  I have supplemented some topics with videos from YouTube including a great video explaining derivatives involving rupees, cows, and mad cow disease.

I started studying my first class mid February. As soon as orientation opens you can see all your classes and access the books, see the requirements, etc. You just can’t submit anything officially. So here at mid March I am almost finished with 12 of 14 chapters in my first course, Advanced Financial Accounting . I plan to work through the last chapters today then review back through the chapters again, take the pre-assessment and see where I’m truly at with being ready to take the assessment.  That is where WGU is different and in some ways harder than traditional classes at a in-person college or other online colleges. There is no padding of your grade with participation points or extra credit or points for doing homework.  You either know it and prove it or you don’t.


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