Almost that time again.
Final exams are nearly here, and one can almost sense the silence on campus.
There are now more people stopping by my Corporate Finance lectures, well…today, anyway. The professor reviewed for the final today, and will do so some more on Thursday. Usually, there’s only a handful of people who actually attend lectures because they’re at 8 am. And no one likes to wake up early.
For me…I have an exam on Thursday (Statistical Computing), another on Friday (Information Technology), a third on Saturday (Corporate Finance), then lastly, one on next Friday (Forecasting, Time Series, and Regression).
However, because my Forecasting/Time-Series/Regression course has its final exam in two parts: an in-class part, and a take-home part, I’ll be staying all of next week until my last exam is done to finish the take-home part. This is because I don’t want to pay $60 some dollars to get the software myself. So, I have to stay, so I can use the school’s computer labs.
Do you remember…
when I posted about my three midterms?
I did post about that, didn’t I?
Well, anyway, after the midterms, I felt like I failed, aced, and did okay on them. Failed my finance midterm, aced my statistical computing midterm, and did okay on my time series regression midterm.
Turns out…I was..mostly right. I did fail my finance midterm, but the professor curved the scores by 30%, which is a MASSIVE amount. So I ended up getting about a 70% on the midterm…instead of my actual score of 40%. Abysmal…
I [mostly] aced my statistical computing midterm, but I noticed discrepancies in my score. The TA gave me more points than I deserved, and since I knew it would eat me alive if I didn’t mention it…I pointed out the error to my professor. She re-scored it, but gave me an extra point for honesty. Not as high a score as I initially was led to believe, but I do feel better knowing its my honest score.
Contrary to my thoughts, I DID ace my time series regression midterm! Yay for me! 99%, or 49.5/50. Only two people got 100%, but considering my class is only about 28 people, that’s not too bad.
I’m currently on campus, waiting for my TA’s office hours so that I can ask her a question about the take home midterm.
The model that I was able to calculate using SAS had a horrendous R- squared value and I wanted to know if there’s something I have to tweak or if that is the highest value I can get for this data set. Because I did try to use best subsets and stepwise regression to find a better model, but the R-squared value refuses to rise higher than a 70%…approximately.
I haven’t blogged for a while, so this will be my post. Even though not everyone will understand what I just wrote.
Well, today’s a nice day. A lovely cool breeze, bright and sunny. One of the better weather days here on campus.
I have three midterms coming up next week. Very sad, I know…
Let’s see…I’m going to fail my corporate finance midterm. I’m going to fail my time series, regression, etc midterm. And I’m going to ace my statistical computing midterm.
Spent a good 4 hours studying for corporate finance with my cousin [who happened to get an A+ when he took that course, with a different professor…I hate him just a little right now]. Anyway, he tried to tutor me, and I -think- I understand just a bit better now, but I’m still so confused on so many concepts [and how to apply them] in that course.
By the way…corporate finance was the course where I had the 8-hour homework.
So yes, if I miss a day or so of blogging, you’ll know that I’m either studying, making my cheat sheet(s), or being distracted and wishing I did not have midterms coming up.
…the last reason was why I did not blog yesterday.