Financial Accounting 11e successfully implements a real-world, single focus company approach in every chapter. The companies chosen are engaging and the decision-making focus shows the relevance of financial accounting regardless of if a student has chosen to major in accounting.
Libby/Libby/Hodge believes in the building-block approach to teaching transaction analysis. Most faculty agree that mastery of the accounting cycle is critical to success in financial accounting, and yet most financial texts introduce and develop transaction analysis in one chapter, bombarding a student early in the course with an overload of new concepts and terms. The authors slow down the introduction of transactions, giving students time to practice and gain mastery. This building-block approach leads to greater student success in their study of later topics in financial accounting such as adjusting entries.