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DRAFT ASS#1 – STEP 1:    Robyn Tobin (ASS#1 – Step 1)

DRAFT ASS#1 – STEP 4:    DRAFT STEP 4 (Robyn Tobin) Company Spreadsheet

DRAFT ASS#1 – STEP 2 – 6:    Robyn Tobin (ASS#1 – Steps 2-6) 

16 thoughts on “Draft Assessments

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your reflections. I can imagine having to change the way you learn at your age must be a difficult task so I highly respect your positiveness and openness to adapt. I’ve got a few mates in their mid 30’s who say they’re too old to study. I’ve got no doubt you’ll prove them wrong. Cheers, Daniel.

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    1. Hi Daniel, thanks so much for your positive comments, they are greatly appreciated. I am hoping to prove a few things by doing this study and so thank you for the vote of confidence (tell your mates they’re never too old!). I went to a university graduation for a friend once and the oldest graduate on the day was 86! Yes, that’s no typo – 86 years of age receiving their undergraduate degree – I didn’t know the lady but had tears of joy in my eyes when she crossed the stage (she could hardly walk) to receive her award and the whole room was on its feet clapping. Learning happens all the way through life and you’re never too old to start a degree 🙂 Cheers, Robbie T

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  2. Hi Robbie T,

    I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with your assessment piece. If I hadn’t read the study guide or had any exposure to this unit, I could understand about what you had been studying simply by reading your assessment. Great job!

    Many of the initial concerns you relate about studying this unit and embarking on university study (well done you, by the way!) are not isolated fears; most everyone I have communicated with, and the assessments drafts I have read all state the same challenges, fears and hopes for their future studies. Just know that your experience is common for us all.

    Like you, I was surprised at how little I knew about accounting, and even myself. As they say, ignorance is bliss. Personally, I think if I learn nothing else other than my perceptions may not be correct then I will consider my time studying a complete success and worth every moment of uncertainty and stress.

    One thing that I REALLY appreciate in your assessment is that you used PARAGRAPHS! You are the first I have seen that has. It makes it a lot easier for the reader to be able to read smaller segments and be able to see the flow of ideas. It’s overwhelming to be facing an endless ream of writing, can imagine how Martin feels? I think he said there were about 240 people in this class – to read that many assessments would be a mammoth task even with good formatting!

    On a personal note, and this is nothing to do with the quality of your work, I only mention it because you brought it up in your assessment. What does age have to do with anything? You are obviously intelligent, insightful, articulate, you seem to be ‘on the ball’ with your understanding of this subject, and you are submitting assessments on time. I’d say you are progressing very well. Hey, I’m no spring chicken myself (approaching the big 4-0 soon). I remember reading somewhere that the majority of university students are now mature age students. We have plenty of advantages over new school leavers: maturity, life experience, a better appreciation for the value of an education etc. Don’t be so hard on yourself! You are one of the people that I follow in discussion boards because I value your input.

    Anyway, I hope you get a good grade for this as you’ve obviously engaged with the material and considered your response.

    Cheers, Kelly

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    1. Hi Robbie T,

      I hope I didn’t post my comment a dozen times my computer is not cooperating.

      Cheers, Kelly

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    2. Thanks so much for your kind words Kelly, you are an absolute legend at the whole feedback thing and I really do appreciate the time you have taken to provide me with your comments. I am really glad to know that I’m not alone in feeling anxious and stressed and that support is as close as a blog site or discussion forum away. Cheers, Robbie T

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  3. Hi Robbie, your writing is fantastic! Your concepts were very clear and flowed from one paragraph to the next. I found it interesting that you chose to break it up into the units title rather than by each chapter, it was very well done. Tiffany

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  4. Hi Robbie, your reflection was awesome! I haven’t read one yet where the piece was written under the headings of the unit rather than the chapters, i thought it was great to read from a different angle. I think everyone has approached this step from a different perspective, which is great because it doesn’t feel like i am reading the same thing over and over. I can totally relate to discovering new ways of learning as a mature aged student, i think over time we get set in our ways and become to comfortable in how we do things. This course might be just what we need to open our minds to new ways of doing things. “Its never to late to learn!”

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  5. Hi Robbie
    I have looked at your writing informing about the company I think on Friday, and also your spreadsheet today. I noticed in the Movement in Equity sheet that the numbers 792 & 792 , and 9481 and 9481 balanced, and then in March 2014 is 1867 and in March 2015 is 3028 and then you have a red triangle nearby. I have those red triangles too in my spreadsheet. I also noticed that total equity and net assets matched as well, and I need to double check mine do too. I also like the use of yellow when there were formulas used and some white lines too. I noticed that you successfully used formulas when adding and I have yet to master these types of formulas eg G40 added to G53.
    Great work again this week, and you do linking so well.
    Kind regards
    Wendy Armstrong

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    1. Hi Wendy and thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on my company, it is greatly appreciated. I struggled with the financial statements a lot because they chose to only report for a 9 month period in one year which in turn threw the starting balance out in the Equity Statement for the next year, and is why some of the columns aren’t showing the same totals when they should be. I saw on the discussion forums that another student had exactly the same issue with her company. If you hover over the red triangles these are comment boxes and you will see that I have noted in that particular column a comment advising that the reporting period for that year was only presented as 9 months (which obviously makes comparing a little difficult). It certainly threw me for a sixer there for a good while because there were no other options as they had only provided 9 months data for statements for that year – just to make things more complicated as if they weren’t complicated enough already 🙂 In relation to developing formulas in Excel, this is an important requirement and one that we need to be up to speed on. The Academic Learning Centre is a good place to go for assistance to help develop your spread-sheeting skills (they have a link on our Moodle home page) and have some fabulous resources. Cheers, Robbie T

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      1. Hi Robbie T,
        If you haven’t already completed feedback, please don’t worry about it. I’m submitting my assignment now. I know how busy everyone is and I have already received some feedback, so I’m good to go.
        Cheers, Kelly

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  6. I am about to give you some feedback on your uni email before I post my updated assignment with feedback given/received later. No feedback sheet needed in return since you have given a few, I have had a handful already! but I’ll use your comments anyway before I finish. Surprised I didn’t have you in my top 3 or favourite, but I loved the personality you show in your posting (especially with music).

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