Spring 2010
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Objective & Audience  
To provide students an opportunity to extend the topics covered in any of the courses that make up the intermediate accounting sequence (Actg 51A, 51B, 51C).

Assume that I will use your memos and presentations in future classes*, so your write-up should be written with an intermediate accounting student audience in mind. In other words, please keep it focused and simple. In your summaries, discuss the topic in general – provide a brief, but comprehensive overview. Then in your presentation, focus on a specific aspect (subtopic) of the topic or on a single application example and explain how the topic applies. Keep in mind that you can take any angle you wish on the topic and presentation. It is up to you to get as much benefit from learning about the topic by teaching it to others.
This paper consists of 3 parts:
  * The paper
  * the self-reflection page, and
  * the powerpoint presentation:

  1) Select 1 of the topics (from the ones provided below) and write a traditional research paper.

  2) Self-reflection*: focus your comments on whether the project accomplished the objective given above. Either way, explain why or why not. If not, or not fully, describe how you would improve the project for future classes.

  3) Powerpoint Presentation

Deliverables and Milestones
The deliverable will be a
  1. 5+ page (min.) paper AND a
  2. 7+ slide powerpoint presentation
The write-up will be single-sided, single-spaced, with 1-inch margins and 10-12 point font.   Tables and graphs in the body of the paper should be included where appropriate.   Other tables and graphs not included in the body of the paper should be attached as appendices or exhibits. Other paper format and content requirements are listed below.
The presentation will contain at least 7 slides, including:
  * title slide with the topic...