This mainstream, introductory text is suitable for a one-year or two-term course in Accounting Principles. Students don't need prior accounting or business knowledge to successfully complete this text. Teaching introductory accounting today is a lot like training athletes. It requires a careful warm-up, focus on specific topics and ideas, regular doses of motivation, and a cooling-off period when "the big picture" is clearly evident. Helping your students develop and master these skills is what Accounting 4/e is all about. This revision incorporates feedback from student and professor focus groups as well as extensive reviewer surveys. Accounting 4/e pays very careful attention to making accounting information interesting and relevant to students. Now includes user tutorial and general ledger software. Also offers a full distance learning course in WebCt, Blackboard, or e-Commerce platforms.