In addition to learning about the operating aspects of the funds, the students wrote in-depth reports and gave presentations to a group of industry mentors about investments that they wanted to make. (A recent experience as a judge at the CFA Research Challenge Americas competition Freezing Assets | Here’s a piece that I wrote about that competition (and the importance of good communication skills in presenting research ideas). reminded me of those student presentations.) The class sessions that were a part of the program usually included a discussion of a recent development in the ... continues
A problem many students make in writing research essays are waiting until the last moment to write it. Plan each step of the essay. Organize each part of the essay. When creating the outline have an introduction, main points, and conclusion. Begin early to collect information about the topic. Make lots of note cards to use during the writing of the essay. Keep track of where the information came from so it is not plagiarized. Give credit to each quote or paraphrase. The best way to write the research essay is to do each section at a time and proofread each of these sections.