Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Studying’

At first glance, this blog post appears to be fluff put forth to get a chuckle or laugh from you. There is a serious side to it, though.  Social media should be a subject of keen and intense interest for all financial professionals, be they out working or still at college.  Opinions, thoughts, ideas can go viral in this social media world.  Memes are one such channel for these opinions, thoughts and ideas.

In this blog post I exhibit a collection of memes on studying for tests.  Working professionals probably remember taking their own exams.  Current professors and students are now in crunch time just prior to final exams.

As defined by Merriam-Webster, a meme is “an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.”  In 2012, many of us think of it as an image or video passed from one social media user to another.

The study of memes is important, because memes open a window into the popular culture.  Memes that spread quickly reveal what a large number of  people think or believe.

I am an accounting professor, and what students think is of interest to me.  I performed Google image searches on key words related to studying.  Google results are structured to reveal the most clicked on images first.  All images presented in this blog post are thought to be in the public domain.

Most of these memes convey what older generations have called gallows humor.  Those who are about to be hanged are somehow able to find humor in their situation.

A consistent theme running through the various memes is that studying is painful.

(more…)

Read Full Post »

This article was published in the American Journal of Business Education.    I am entitled to place a copy on my personal web site, so am placing it here at this time.  Click here for a pdf copy.

The complete citation is:

Albrecht, W. David.  (2008).  Ace Your Accounting Classes:  12 Hints To Maximize Your Potential, American Journal of Business Education, Volume 1, Number 1 (Quarter 3), pp. 1-8.

ABSTRACT

Many students experience difficulties when they try to get good grades in their accounting classes, and they are searching for answers.  There is no single answer.  Getting a good grade in an accounting class results from a process.  If you know and understand the process-and can apply it–then your chances are much improved for getting a good grade.  I recommend a process that includes twelve steps: (1) know what the professor expects, (2) be your own teacher, (3) work hard from the first day, (4) attend every class, (5) take good notes, (6) participate in class, (7) read the textbook several times, (8) look for patterns, (9) do the homework, (10) study with a friend, (11) study long and hard for each exam, and (12) live healthfully.


(more…)

Read Full Post »

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 102 other followers

%d bloggers like this: