Study Habits of Accounting Students

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CHAPTER I
THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND Introduction
Accountancy is an ideal career for incoming college students. Mathematical in nature and involves comprehensive calculations as well. You need to analyze the financial data of an organization for the entire year and then perform the calculations accordingly. The University of the East is well known in Accountancy Graduates because of high passing rate on CPA Board Exam. During the enrollment in UE Caloocan for first semester in 2011, many of the incoming freshmen were enrolling for BSA, because of the job opportunities awaits them when they become a CPA. Accounting students in UE Caloocan are trained. They have a good faculty to guide them, they provide seminars, and they provide reviews before the exams. Background of the Study

For others, when they hear that you’re an Accountancy student, it means that you are intelligent and good at solving problems, but it’s not easy to be an accountant student. Many BSA students failed and shifted to other courses because of the retention policy. You need to maintain your grade at least 2.00 or higher in accounting subject and also include some minor subject like ECO 101 (Economics) and BM101 (Business Math). Some students find it difficult to maintain their grades. For some reasons they fail to maintain it. The purpose of this research is to know the factors and reasons why students fail and forced to shift to other courses, and find out some possible ways to pass an Accountancy course. Theoretical Framework

This study is based from Robinson (1961). He believes that effective study habits depend much upon efficient techniques and if the study techniques are acquired, the learning of the students will be increased. 1. Quickness in locating items of information by skimming, observing and using the table of contents. 2. Ability to comprehend, organize and analyze the selection. 3. Skills to comprehend the meaning of the unit as a whole and precision in understanding printed direction. 4. Speed, accuracy, and power in reading information material for various purposes. 5. Habit of finding answers to questions, questioning, problem arising while regarding and evaluating the worth of materials. Research Paradigm

This research made use of the following research paradigm:

INPUT| PROCESS| OUTPUT|
The profile of the student respondent for 1. Name 2. Age 3. Gender 4. Course| Analysis of the areas and factors affecting the study habits.| Having the knowledge to get a better academic performance. | Assumptions

For this study, the researchers assumed the following: 1. The students will now be aware if their study habits are good or not. 2. Some students might improve their academic performance. 3. Influence others to study hard.

Statement of the Problem
This research aimed to know how the BSA students maintained their grades. Specifically, it sought to answer the following questions: 1. What is the profile of the students in terms of:

2.1 Age
2.2 Gender
2.3 Year
2. What are their ways of maintaining their grades?
3. What particular subject they find difficult?
4. How can we develop their study habit?
Scope and Delimitation of the Study
This study did not include all college students who are enrolled in UE Caloocan. It is only limited to those Business Administration students who took BSA. Failed or passed the requirements for it. Significance of the Study

The researcher’s objective is to design a research that gives understanding and help the students to retain their desire Accountancy course. Also give them a tips or advice to avoid the bad habits in studying accountancy. Other factor is to inform them possible reasons why they failed or didn’t meet the retention and...
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