Dr. P.V. Viswanath



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Frequently Asked Questions

FIN 647: Advanced Financial Analysis



Q. How do I use Turnitin to submit assignments?

A. You have to first create your own user profile at http://www.turnitin.com. Your class ID is 1182466 and your password can be found on blackboard.pace.edu under Course Information. You will need this information to create your user profile. If you already have profiles with Turnitin, you can login and enroll in the class.

Once you click on the class name, you will be taken to your class home page, with a list of assignments. Next to the name of your assignment will be a submit button to the right. You can click on the submit button to submit your first paper.

Q. What can you tell us about the quizzes?
Ans.  To be announced

Q. What will the format of the Midterm be and from what chapters will it be?
A. Here is the format of the midterm:

  • To be announced


Q. Give us a sample quiz.
A. Here is a sample short quiz:

Q. Are the exams open book or closed book?
Ans. The midterm is closed book; however, you can bring in one 8.5x11 sheet, which can contain only formulas. You may write on both sides of the paper.  However, you may not staple several sheets of paper together.  Going through your notes probably cannot make up for the lack of a proper understanding of the material.

Q. What do I have to study for the final exam?
Ans. To be announced

Q. Can I do extra work to improve my grade?
Ans. Sorry. I believe that in order to be fair, I have to give every student the same opportunity to do extra work. Obviously, this is not feasible.  However, on occasion I will allow you to resubmit an assignment for grade improvement.

Q. What can I do to check my understanding of the material and to prepare for the exams?

  • You can do the problems from the end of each chapter. The answers can be found on the Web.
  • You can also try quizzes from past terms. Frequently, the answers to quiz problems can also be found on my webpages.
  • You can try to answer the questions at the end of media articles.
  • You can read current newspaper and magazine articles on relevant topics and make up your own questions and articles.

Q. What do I have to study from each chapter?
Ans. In each chapter, you should know the definitions and the meanings of key terms, and be able to put them into context.

Updated September 8, 2004.


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