accounting topics


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tippy

I wonder whether it would be of interest to separate
"school-related" issues from the real world issues discussed here.
Perhaps it would not be a burden for students to place something in
the subject so that one would not mistake (in the subject line) school
help from real issues. Thus, one not interested in the school issues
could filter it out or just ignore it, and those more interested in
this area could focus on those posts. I propose this because of the
increased student interest in this newsgroup of late. It might save
us all a lot of time.

Perhaps, the phrase "Student" in the subject would be the tip off.

Any objections...or perhaps more importantly, would the students be
willing to do it?
_____________

Tippy
 
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hi

Why? The newsgroup is alt.accounting. Anything related to accounting is
acceptable. It's not like this group gets tons of posts, either. Deal with
it, man.
 
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Janice Davis

I have to agree with "hi" although I am not opposed to typing "student--..."
in the subject line. After all we are future accountants and your
"knowledge" could go a long way in making sure that we "students" have a
greater understanding and grasp of the concepts used day in and day out by
all of you who are accountants. Would you rather have a bunch of students
graduating with barely any understanding or those of us who seriously care
about our schooling because we want to be the best of the best?
 
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Allan Martin

I've been following posts in this forum for several years. Perhaps it is my
imagination but the entire theme of the forum appears to have changed in the
last week or so. In the past, responses to students' home work questions
were usually meet with read the text or ask your professor. As of late they
are getting quite a bit of attention.

While I do agree that this forum is not moderated and therefore open to any
and all subjects, home work questions based on the past posting to this
forum are off topic.


Its not that I don't like accounting students its just that their home work
problems are boring and at my age staying awake is difficult enough :)

For now I'll just add the student names along with that Strategic Group to
my kill file.
 
J

John

Allan Martin said:
I've been following posts in this forum for several years. Perhaps it is my
imagination but the entire theme of the forum appears to have changed in the
last week or so. In the past, responses to students' home work questions
were usually meet with read the text or ask your professor. As of late they
are getting quite a bit of attention.

While I do agree that this forum is not moderated and therefore open to any
and all subjects, home work questions based on the past posting to this
forum are off topic.


Its not that I don't like accounting students its just that their home work
problems are boring and at my age staying awake is difficult enough :)

For now I'll just add the student names along with that Strategic Group to
my kill file.

go ahead but some of the students in this NG post tentative answers,
reasonings, etc. that encourages "academic cyber interaction" ( a good
thing!) and sometimes I respond, if it's not late and too involved!
 
W

Wayne Brasch

I think we can help these students who really want to learn accounting, but
I am not willing to do their homework for them. I have been teaching
accounting and tax for over 20 years and believe I can help, What I will do
is give them a little bit of information each time that will help them do
their own work.

I believe this is the forum that should be used by students in their
learning process. I wish something like this was available when I was in
school.

Good luck to all you students!

Wayne Brasch, CPA, M. S. Taxation
 
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hi

That's why I always post full answers and reasonings. Becoming a
professional accountant, CPA, is important to me. I went back to school with
one goal in mind - becoming a CPA. I got through junior college and three
accounting classes (Financial I, II, and Income Tax) and achieved my goal of
going to a 4 year university to complete my studies. This semester I'm
juggling Intermediate I, Cost, and another Income Tax class. I'm serious
about accounting and it's the one thing in college I found myself good at,
and saved me from hopelessness and working some $8 an hour job all of my
life. That's why I post here, it has great value to me.
 
W

Wayne Brasch

Go right ahead and post to this newsgroup. I welcome the chance to help you
and any other student who wants and asks for help.

Wayne Brasch, CPA, M. S. Taxation
 
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William P Brown

Wayne said:
I think we can help these students who really want to learn accounting, but
I am not willing to do their homework for them. I have been teaching
accounting and tax for over 20 years and believe I can help, What I will do
is give them a little bit of information each time that will help them do
their own work.

I believe this is the forum that should be used by students in their
learning process. I wish something like this was available when I was in
school.

Good luck to all you students!

Wayne Brasch, CPA, M. S. Taxation
I agree with Wayne that helping students figure out the answers to their
own questions is a good thing (as opposed to just giving them the
answer). That said, I have in the past suggested reading the text book
when I know for a fact any textbook for the course in question will have
the answer. :)

Regards,
Bill
 
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Jim Hudspeth

William said:
I agree with Wayne that helping students figure out the answers to their
own questions is a good thing (as opposed to just giving them the
answer).
Likewise.

I also expect a bit of respect from the student. If respect is not
present I do not engage.

Jim Hudspeth
 

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