De Anza College Accounting 1C

Extra Credit Opportunities

Extra credit is available this quarter; however, there are important limitations.  Extra credit can NOT increase your grade from an A to an A+. Also, if you have earned less than a D+ (less than 67%) on all other work excluding extra credit, then NO extra credit will be allowed.  In other words, if you have earned a D without regard to any extra credit, then extra credit can NOT be used to increase your grade to a passing score. Extra credit is a privilege…not a right.  Any and all extra credit may be disallowed based on instructor discretion.  Reasons that extra credit may be disallowed include, but are not limited to, failure to follow extra credit assignment instructions exactly, excessive in-class talking or other disruptive behavior, academic dishonesty, or very poor attendance.

Extra Credit Paper

Write a 1,500 word paper.   You can earn as many as THREE (3) extra credit “PERCENTAGE POINTS” for this assignment.    A “PERCENTAGE POINT” relates to your grade at the end of the quarter.  Three “PERCENTAGE POINTS” would increase your final course score from an 89% to a 92%, for instance.

 

*** DUE AT THE COMPREHENSIVE MIDTERM EXAM 3/23/18 ***

 

Read the book “The Goal” by Eliyahu Goldratt and write a paper.  See book at:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0884270610/104-9779845-0867902?v=glance

 

The book is a novel which illustrates management accounting concepts including the Theory of Constraints (bottlenecks).  This is a pretty fun book and good read for an accounting story.

 

Write a 1,500 word paper discussing the book.  The paper should discuss what you learned about management accounting from the book.   Also discuss your opinions about the book and the concepts presented in the book. 

 

Remember that I am interested in your thought process and writing efforts…not in your ability to copy and paste from the web.  Copying material from the web should only be done in very limited instances…AND only with proper attribution (footnotes).  Copying from the web or any other source without proper attribution is plagiarism and considered cheating.  The paper should be typewritten.

 

This extra credit paper MUST be checked for originality on Turn it in.com BEFORE you submit the hard copy paper.  For instructions on using Turn it in click the link: Turn it in.com instructions

 You can earn as many as THREE (3) extra credit “PERCENTAGE POINTS” for this assignment. A “PERCENTAGE POINT” relates to your grade at the end of the quarter.  Three “PERCENTAGE POINTS” would increase your final course score from a 90% to a 93%, for instance.  HARD COPY OF PAPER DUE AT THE COMPREHENSIVE MIDTERM EXAM 3/23/18.

 

I have placed one copy of the book on 3 day reserve in the De Anza College Library.  I believe the library also has a second copy in general circulation.  (Library call #PR9510.9 .G64 G6 1992)  If you plan to borrow the library copy, I recommend that you work on this assignment as soon as possible.  If you wait until the end of the quarter, you might have trouble getting the book.  You can also purchase the book if you want to.

 

If you use Microsoft Word ® to create your document you can check the word count by going to Tools|Word Count.

 

Remember extra credit can NOT increase your grade above an “A”.