The truth of the matter is, Accounting is a subject that you cannot learn solely from reading. You have to practice problems over and over to get comfortable with the different ways accounting problems are posed. When doing problems focus on the details. RTQ!!! Read the Question, read it again and write down information you feel is pertinent to the question. Dates are always important in accounting problems and you need to pay special attention to them. What is the question asking? is the question asking for an ending balance? the expense? the cash impact?