Weygandt helps corporate managers see the relevance of accounting in their everyday lives. Challenging accounting concepts are introduced with examples that are familiar to them, which helps build motivation to learn the material. Accounting issues are also placed within the context of marketing, management, IT, and finance. The new Do It! feature reinforces the basics by providing quick-hitting examples of brief exercises. The chapters also incorporate the All About You (AAY) feature as well as the Accounting Across the Organization (AAO) boxes that highlight the impact of accounting concepts. With these features, corporate managers will learn the concepts and understand how to effectively apply them.
Great textbook, just wish it was cheaper...
ByDavid Bradshaw on Mar 23, 2011
This is a great textbook. it is easy to read, and the chapters are broken down into small parts to make it easy to follow and learn new materials. The book offers overlay pages (pages that are clear and show the steps for filling in journals and ledgers -- which is great! The book is a sturdy hardback and is not so large where it is difficult to carry. I highly recommend this book for anyone taking Accounting. The only flaw (and this is essentially with all textbooks) is that it is very expensive (at least to me, and especially since accounting is an elective for me). In all, it is great and has made learning accounting super easy. If you are interested Google Books has parts of this book (digital) on there website, so you can check out quite a bit of the book before you buy!
Does not come with CD
ByMike on Oct 09, 2011
The book is the correct one based on edition etc. I was disappointed since I was buying a new book sealed that it would come with the factory issued CD with working papers needed for this class, needless to say the book did not come with it.
Fair At Best
ByAlexys Reinhart on Jan 25, 2014
I wouldn't say the book was in "good" condition like the review said it was, but all of the parts were there and in decent shape. The problem I had with the book is that the cover was almost completely ripped off. I taped up the book when I got it and put a paper bag covering over it and it'll work just fine. I wish that I would have known it was going to be like that though, before I bought it.
ByJason on Mar 29, 2014
Seller did not ship as agreed. This resulted into me having to purchase book again as my class has started. I would not recommend this seller to another party. Since this book was ordered I have ordered 4 other books which have arrived. As of now I am out double the money as seller has not contacted me back.
Used Smelly Textbook, Saved Money but smells bad.
ByJohn Clemence on Jan 21, 2014
I received this book and lets just say you get what you pay for. I thought it didn't matter that I was buying a used textbook and all textbooks are alike. After all what is a little wear and tear? Well I have learned my lesson. What I received was a beat up text book - for the price I am ok with the wear and tear, however it was the musty smell that I can't hardly get past. Every time I touch this book I feel like I need to wash my hands. Lesson learned.
Buy the book, not the Kindle Version
ByJennifer Akers on Aug 10, 2011
I bought this text book for my class, thinking I was ahead of the game, getting it on my Kindle. The text book is HUGE and SUPER heavy and my class was on the 4th floor...didn't want to lug a big hard covered text book around. The kindle version is VERY difficult to understand. The text book itself is weird. The way they categorize & label the chapters and homework is strange in the BOOK ITSELF, on the KINDLE its almost impossible to follow! I don't recommend this text book in Kindle version. Its also hard to flip back and forth from homework questions to the text answers....not a good idea.
It's a textbook
ByJc on Feb 25, 2011
Let's start with negatives - the book didn't come with the WileyPlus access code. As if the text wasn't already ridiculously overpriced (as are most textbooks), in order to access the online tutorials, etc., which are referenced in the text quite often, you have to purchase an access code for $80+. Greedy! Another downfall, the practice questions leave a lot for assumption. A lot of the students in my class don't know how to approach a question because some information is not spelled out, and you have to guess in which direction the question is supposed to go. However, if one has the time to spend reading the chapters, doing the practice questions becomes easier, well, with practice. Now, here's why I give the book 4 stars. The text caters to all learning-styles, which I think is awesome. There are problems for the hands-on learner; the pricey website companion offers assistance for the aural learner, so on and so forth. Also, there are quite a few cross-references, which is helpful for studying -- I always know where to find the info I'm looking for. There are also real world references and stories that make the application process easier. Like accounting, the book can be dense, but also very helpful and informative.