Review and Practice
Module 1: Case analysis approach
Before you begin Module 1, please read the Introduction to PA1 for important information on how to study this course and complete the competency-based assignments. For an overview of your assignment responsibilities in this course, check the course schedule in the navigation pane. Online discussion instructions that outline the steps for starting work with your discussion group are provided in the Module 2 assignment. Module 1 assignment is an individual submission of multiple-choice and case questions. You will notice that the self-test and demonstration case solutions provided in this module and other modules attempt to cover all possible solutions and to provide an example of an “exceeds” solution. They may, therefore, be longer than would be required in an examination situation. You may wish to use the Competency Area Checklist to help you sort through the case data. Once you have determined which competency areas are relevant, consider the specific issues that need to be addressed. At times, the course materials use generic dates rather than real dates. When you come across instances of generic dates, consider the date to correspond with standards that are currently in effect.
In keeping with your role as an accountant, your ability to communicate effectively is a professional quality and skill that you are expected to demonstrate in all of your assignments, whether for study or for work. You will also be expected to demonstrate several communication competencies on the PA1 examination. The module provides practical suggestions for enhancing your writing skills and opportunities for self-assessing your writing ability.
This module introduces the case analysis process. It gives you to a step-by-step framework for approaching case questions and provides tips on how to avoid common errors in responding to...
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