Summary: This text presents concepts simply while ensuring the best, most accurate coverage. College Accounting is designed to make accounting understandable to virtually everyone without sacrificing substance and technical correctness. A step-by-step, straightforward approach helps readers build practical accounting skills that are needed when entering the world of work. The text presents simple topics first and gradually builds to more advanced topics, so learners are not o ...show moreverwhelmed. The narrative approach covers a simpler example of a service business before moving to a merchandising business, and finally, a manufacturing environment.Edition/Copyright: 18TH 05
- NEW! Enhanced Flexibility: Chapters 11 and 12 use the general journal and chapter 13 uses special journals for recording sales/collections and purchases/payments. Instructors wishing to cover special journals in an alternative two-chapter approach may elect to have College Accounting: Special Journals, an Alternative to Ch. 11 & 12 bundled with the text at no additional charge.
- NEW! More Web Resources: WebTutor Advantage has been enhanced and expanded. It is now possible for instructors to test students over the Web using the text's ExamView testbank.
- Comprehensive Problems: The text includes two comprehensive problems that can be used as mini-practice sets. New to the problem following chapter 16 is a second period, which allows students to see the accounting impact of multi-periods.
- Quickbooks, Peachtree, and P.A.S.S. Supplements: For those schools wanting their students to gain experience with business software, these products are available so that students may solve many selected assignments from the text. These assignments are identified by a major icon. A fully functional version of the Peachtree software or the P.A.S.S. software is provided as part of the related supplement.
- All-New PowerPoint Presentations: The concepts and procedures are reinforced through this carefully developed visual presentation. These slides may be used in class as well as independently by students through the text's web site.
- Internet Assignments: Starting with chapter 7, there are "Web Works" problems that involve the students in using the Internet as a resource for answering questions.
- Self-Study Test Questions: Self-study multiple choice and true/false problems at the end of the chapter provide students with an opportunity to check their understanding of material. Answers are included at the end of the book so students can check their work.
- Margin Notes and Learning Keys: Scattered throughout the text, the margin notes provide additional insight into accounting issues. Margin notes appear on "Post-It" pads, The Learning Keys reinforce the concept or topic and are identified by an icon and title.
- Repetition of Key Topics: Students benefit from repeated exposure to important concepts and techniques.
- Narrative Approach: Heintz and Parry use a continuing example to help students understand topics. First comes a sole-proprietorship, service-oriented business, then a sole-proprietorship retail business, a chapter on partnerships and finally, in the last chapters, a corporate retail and manufacturing example.
- A & B Problem Sets: Similar types of problems are grouped together so that instructors can demonstrate one in class, then assign a similar one for homework.
- NEW! Computers and Accounting: Revised and expanded, these special sections expose students to the way computers are used in accounting today.
- Demonstration Problem: Within each chapter there is a review problem (with solutions) for use as study-aids or as an in-class example.
- Ethics Cases: Mini-ethics cases focus student attention on ethical issues in accounting and the business environment. Beginning with chapter 7, one appears in the assignment section of each chapter and is identified by an icon.
- On-Line Quizzes: Students at adopting schools may access chapter-by-chapter quizzes (at the Heintz/Parry web site) that reinforce key concepts within the 18th edition. Now students can get valuable feedback the night before that big exam.
- Worksheet Acetates: Chapter 5 of the text includes worksheet acetates that greatly aid in learning the preparation and use of the worksheet.
- Text and Supplements Double and Triple Verified: The Text, Solutions Manual, Test Bank, Study Guide, Achievement Tests and Practice Sets have been double and-in some cases-triple verified to guarantee an accurate and error free text and package.
- Extensive Test Bank: Contains an average of 100 questions per chapter which include a variety of true/false, multiple choice and problems. The test bank problems offer an A and B set to choose from.
- NEW! Check Figures: These helpful benchmarks are now provided in the text's margin by applicable assignments
- NEW! Self-Study Test Questions: This test, which provides an overview of the chapter, is now located right after the Review Questions. This new placement provides a natural flow for the student's review before working the chapter's assignments.
- NEW! New Assignment Numbering System-To provide easy designation of assignments, the set "A" assignments (exercises and problems) are now numbered consecutively.
- NEW! Challenge Problems: Now following the Mastery Problem in each chapter, the Challenge Problem contains a reminder, in the margin, that this problem is intended to challenge students to think step beyond the chapter's coverage.
- NEW! Enhanced Flexibility: Comprehensive Problems 1 and 2 each contain a "Part 2" that takes students into a second period. In addition, Comprehensive Problem 2 can be assigned using only a general journal or using special journals, depending on the instructor's preference.
- NEW! Extensive Homework Help: Personal Trainer 3.0 is a new generation of homework assistant. Now, each assignment in the text is included. Instructor's can easily select those assignments they want their students to complete using this helpful tool.
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
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