What takes the fun out of accounting?
Accounting taxes your brains because of the amount of computing involved. Also unlike other subjects, if you donâ€™t understand a concept, you canâ€™t move on. Itâ€™s a practical subject that requires application. Debit, credit, assets, liabilities, income, expenses, equity, what are these? What will you apply if you donâ€™t understand the terms or how itâ€™s calculated? You canâ€™t vaguely understand them, either you know what they mean or you donâ€™t.
All this brings about a feeling of being burdened and nothing about it seems fun. And when itâ€™s not fun how you can enjoy doing your homework or studying the subject? Thankfully, there are ways to turn it around and make it seem more enjoyable and less of a burden.
Here are 5 ways to make accounting homework more fun:
Psychologically, this makes a great difference. If the space looks comfortable and inviting, youâ€™d automatically look forward to your homework; especially if itâ€™s the dreaded one like accounting. So identify your space in the house- it shouldnâ€™t be your bed.Â A table where you can keep all the study material and also other things; ideally a pin/white board, where you can put up important stuff and also unrelated stuff that makes you feel happy.Â It shouldnâ€™t ideally be in a dingy corner. Do it up the way you want it to be so that it doesnâ€™t just look like a workspace. It should not have things that could distract you though, but something like a DIY things-to-do board could just make you feel more at home. So take time out and do it up nicely. Make sure you donâ€™t clutter it up with all the things you like; there should be space for stationery, your computer, etc. Remember a subject like accounts requires a lot of computing and sometimes you might prefer to practice by hand, so colorful pens, rulers, practice sheets, should all be in an accessible place.
Accounting can be extremely taxing (no pun intended!) simply because you have to pick your brain a lot. This can lead to you feeling burnt out. It immediately puts you off your homework and could put you off the subject too. A stress ball, some non-distracting music in the background, some basic neck exercise, could help release some of the stress. Music often helps to both concentrate and relax so you should identify that which soothes you.Â If not, then find your stress reliever, which lets you do your work and help take off the steam.
So important to do this. When it starts to get too much if you donâ€™t take a break, youâ€™ll end up doing a bad job with your assignment. Take a 5-10 minute break every hour. Munch on something, read or listen to something that has nothing to do with accounts or any other subject actually. Dance, jump, dunk ball, do any physical activity that helps you to re-energize and shake off that feeling of boredom and dread.
This makes studying fun and interesting. Having a friend around means chilling in the breaks and actually enjoys the process of homework. You get to clarify each otherâ€™s doubts and well, misery loves company so share each otherâ€™s tales of woe! On a serious note, a friend could give you fresh, different perspective and help you smoothen out the sticky bits especially in subjects like accounting where computation plays a major role. You could also clarify a doubt you may have had in class but didnâ€™t ask because you were afraid you wouldnâ€™t sound intelligent.
It of course means you have to be more vigilant in your discipline because the flip side of having a study buddy is all play and no work. If you keep your chilling sessions and social media sessions in your breaks, ensure breaks arenâ€™t for longer than 10 minutes, youâ€™ll find youâ€™ve got your work done at a surprising speed.
Fun as the above point sounds, sometimes our friends are as stuck as we are on certain topics or ideas. In these situations the best thing to do is to get help online. Youâ€™d ask how that fun is. Well hereâ€™s what online homework help offers that could make accounting interesting:
â€œAccounting homework can be fun and interesting if the approach to it is altered.â€