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Not Recommended - Too Wordy and Confusing
on March 1, 2015
I had to get this book for an online LSU class. I have taken an online class before and did well. This book is hard to follow. Some things I have found are the following:
1. It will ask you questions that were not addressed in the reading or examples. This one ticks me off the most. If a question is presented then it should be covered somewhere in the reading. I am not saying that all questions require examples to be present but at least address a question if asked.
2. It is very wordy, it is full of fluff, to the point where it is easy to get lost in the reading because you have no idea what the book is actually trying to cover.
3. Governmental accounting is a complex subject, so instead of carefully explaining and placing examples, the book will sometimes have examples that go on for pages trying to explain numerous issues. Comprehensive examples are fine at the end of chapters but when someone is trying to get the basics, there is no need to have a huge multistage comprehensive example that has to be deciphered every time you look at it.
4. The book does not do a good job of dividing the material. In one section, scratch that, in one paragraph it will try to cover so many different points that I have to read paragraphs four and five times to pick out the parts that relate to each subject.