« on: June 14, 2010, 06:23:07 PM »
I tripled majored in finance, philosophy, and international studies and will be obtaining all three degrees this winter.
I know how you feel. The jump in score is great so keep at your studying and once you feel confident enough, take the actual LSAT. I will be taking the LSAT in the fall of this year before I graduate. However, to answer your question, the accounting classes I took for the core classes of my major was pretty easy. I went up to section 400 of accounting, which was pretty nice as I got to learn more about the field. What do you find so hard though? There is a lot to learn and some math implemented but if you've taken a business calculus based math class, you should do fine in accounting. If you are bad at it and would actually want to do it in the future, then take the time to study a bit more and work out the concepts, rules, and all of that good stuff.
Essentially, trying to remember everything in accounting is futile, so take the time to place your efforts into learning the core of what is outlined in what you will be tested on, the concepts. If you know the concepts and rules well enough you should be above a C every time once the test comes. That was what helped me in accounting. So far, I have a 3.8 GPA which is pretty good. If you see yourself slipping, during mid-terms you will know, then go to the tutoring office of your school to get some aided help. I needed some tutoring with business calculus and that helped my vastly. I ended up getting a B in business calculus which was very comforting to me. When you have a tutor that is around your age and knows what he/she is talking about, they will help you much better as they can relate to your pitfalls. Try it out if you need extra help.
Another tip to keep up a good GPA is talking with the professor about extra credit work you could possibly due to facilitate your grade. Some professors might not issue that type of stuff, but from my experience, the majority gave out extra credit assignments for students who felt they might be slipping a bit in certain areas. The last tip would be, look for students who are willing and able to form study groups, this also helps greatly. Many students are sometimes shy or don't want to look like they need a study group but if you, at the beginning of class, pass around a piece of paper labeling and outlining that you will be hosting a study group to ensure that you won't drop grades in the class, there will be students showing up to those study periods. Those who do not are simply on their own.
Try out all of them and you will become much better at accounting. To add to that, join a club centered around accounting so you increase your knowledge on it.
I can relate to you as I sucked hard in mathematics but I did everything I suggested for you and I ended up doing pretty well and retained most of the material. I would say, Calculus is pretty easy now that I understand it much better than I did before.