Journal Entry #2

How do you like using Excel in the course so far?

I love that you are teaching us Excel on a daily basis. I love it so much I am helping our HR department learning it as well. I’ve now begun to use it at work to help me with daily tasks. The most valuable thing I’ve learned so far is to Scrape and Scrub data to make it usable and readable. I blew my mom’s mind when showed her the technique! 

What features of Excel do you like the best? The least?

My favorite is linking pages. It is so valuable because you really only need to focus on one spreadsheet and have the confidence that whatever changes you are making will also be conveniently reflected on the other pages you have linked together. Pretty cool feature.

You watched three videos with Professor DeBerg explaining how Rachel used Excel to create personal financial statements and business financial statements. Were these videos helpful?

Absolutely helpful. A little difficult to follow along on how to set it up but I understand the value it has. I can keep track of my own finances now while in college and be prepared and confident in creating a business financial statement when I enter the work force.