The objective of content lecture in the introductory accounting courses is to inform students of and comment on content for which they will be held responsible. However, content lecture consumes valuable classroom time for a reading and writing activity that students will perform given specific direction and a nominal incentive. This paper discusses chapter pre-study guides, directed reading and writing assignments completed by students prior to related classroom activities, and a unique incentive system I use in introductory managerial accounting to virtually eliminate content lecture.

This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.

Danny Kennett, Emporia State University

Read Chapter Pre-Study Guides: An Alternative to Content Lecture in Introductory Accounting.