Q1 Plagiarism (2 marks) Define plagiarism? Reference Internet sources. Why is plagiarism/collusion unfair to honest students? Q2 Pasting spreadsheets in doc files (2 marks) How can computer spreadsheets (e.g. Excel) be pasted into a word document showing rows and column headings? Formula views? Demonstrate TWO different copy and paste methods. Paste two simple examples of each method in your assignment showing row and column headings, the normal view and the formula view. Q3 Accounting resources on the Internet (2 marks) List five web sites relevant to accounting together with their URLs. Explain how is each relevant to accounting. Q4 Professional accounting bodies (2 marks) Find online an Australian professional accounting organisation. Describe a resource within this website (apart from ABC Learning), relevant to this subject. Explain why you chose this resource. Q5 Work Integrated Assessment (5 marks) (about 300 words). Describe the computing environment in your current or previous workplace or home office; equipment, software, processes etc. Or answer this question in relation to a possible future workplace position. The above five questions are designed to assess your ability to use and evaluate digital resources for accounting and can be answered from any source including the computer sections of magazines and newspapers or by access to the Internet. If using the Internet include the URL reference. For the purposes of this subject we do not require the date of access of the URL. Use APA referencing. Q6 ABC Learning and ethics - ABC Learning Case Study (10 marks) Watch the six CPA ABC Learning movies. Prepare a business report covering the following (about 500 words). Check the Internet for advice on business report structures. 1. What are the major financial reports? What is the purpose of each? 2. Briefly summarise the key lessons from the ABC Learning case study. 3. Identify and discuss 3 ethical issues from the case study. Q9 Debit and credit balances (4 marks) List four accounts with normal debit balances. List four accounts with normal credit balances. Q11 Crossword (5 marks) See page 92 and 93 of your text. Create your own simple crossword using at least 5 accounting terms and clues. Hint: there are free crossword creation apps online. Make two copies of your crossword - one blank and one completed. Q12 Types of adjusting entries (4 marks) List two types of period end adjusting entries and give journal entries examples of each. Q13 Current and non-current liabilities (2 marks) Distinguish between current and non-current liabilities. Give two examples of each. Q14 Ratios (2 marks) Explain the current ratio. Create your own numerical example. Rationale Task 1 covers study schedule weeks 1-4 inclusive and includes the application of conceptual and technical aspects of accounting and the preparation of business financial statements; the appraisal of the use of information technology including spreadsheet software; the evaluation of the Internet as a professional resource; and to demonstrate business communication skills including report writing. In today’s business environment we need verbal skills, writing skills, numeracy skills AND digital literacy skills. All of these skills are assessed throughout this subject. The early questions in this assignment are designed to assess your digital literacy in a business/accounting environment. It is suggested that you attempt the assignment questions week by week. This assignment task is designed to give you an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and skills in aspects of accounting and information systems including technical issues as well as concepts such as the accounting equations, cash and accrual accounting, current and non-current assets and liabilities, trial balance, worksheets, income statement, statement of owner’s equity, balance sheets and the application of spreadsheet software to the presentation and solution of accounting problems. In this assignment task, you are required to complete all questions and submit all necessary workings. A list of APA references is required at the end of your assignment as well as references throughout your assignment. The assignments in this subject are designed to assess your application of knowledge and skills. Assignment questions include problems, discussion questions, spreadsheets and questions related to use and evaluation of digital resources. The assignment questions are structured so as to simulate a pattern of weekly learning. Students are encouraged to attempt this subject by studying on a regular (weekly) basis. The nature of the understanding and skills required means it is unwise to leave study until the last minute. Note the special requirements for the spreadsheet sections of your assignment detailed in the Spreadsheet Advice in Interact2. The final examination in this subject will include questions assessing similar knowledge application, understanding and skills as the assignment work.
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