Final exam solution
The Final exam will be Monday, December 12 from 3:30-5:30 pm.
Prof. Hess will be available for last-minute questions on Monday in ME 3003B.
All students will take the exam in CL50.
Some additional notes regarding the Final Exam:
Final exam from previous semesters
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Sample Entrance Exam
Word Police exams consist of questions similar to the ones below. Here beneath each question we've told you which answer is correct, and explained why.
When you are taking an actual exam, once you've answered all five questions, press the "Submit answers" button to have your responses scored. If you're not sure of the answer to any question, why not take your best guess? (No points are deducted for wrong answers.) You'll need to get at least four answers right to be allowed to proceed. On the next page, you will be asked a final question that you must answer correctly in order to pass the exam.
The actual exams provide a clue about the intent of the questions that isn't available here -- namely, that each of them is the test for a particular squad or division. The questions on the entrance exam for any given squad will have to do with that squad's specialty. So, for example, on the entrance exam for the Number Unit, the focus of the questions will tend to be grammatical number (say, "the Word Police is ..." or "the Word Police are ..."?).
The following questions are representative of the types of questions you will find on the CRCM (Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager) exam.
a. A line of credit used for the borrower's business, secured by the borrower's primary dwelling
b. A revolving line of credit secured by the borrower's primary dwelling used to Strengthen the borrower's home
c. An increase of a line of credit from $5,000 to $10,000 secured by the borrower's primary dwelling
d. A loan to pay off a contract for a deed secured by the borrower's primary dwelling
a. Before the first EFT occurs
b. Along with the first periodic statement
c. Within three business days of account opening
d. Within three business days of a customer's request for the EFT service
a. Internal audit
c. Board of Directors
d. Compliance officer
a. File a Currency Transaction Report (CTR) with the IRS
b. Discharge Teller #1 immediately
c. Send a notice of adverse action to the bank's federal regulator
d. File a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)
a. All individual mortgage loans
b. Grants or loans to fulfill CRA activity
c. Non-public or confidential information that will be provided in the public file
d. A copy of the agreement to the regulatory agency 24 months after the end of the term
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To determine authenticity and authorship.
The specifics of an investigation will depend on the nature of the document being studied (e.g., historical or personal) and the goals of the inquiry. Generally speaking, a document will be examined from three different aspects: historical, scientific, and stylistic.
Tips on how to authenticate a document by comparing handwriting.
It is virtually impossible to pinpoint the age of an undated document, but there may be clues to the era. If it is a printed piece - say a greeting card - the method of printing, address, and even the stamp may be important.
At the very least, materials and techniques must be consistent with place and time. Many forgeries are identified by the presence of materials that didn’t exist at the time alleged.
A detailed paper analysis will detect every shred of physical evidence concealed in a document.
Comparisons of style are essential for authentication. Penmanship, cultural phrasing, and form of address can help to identify both the era and author. Handwriting comparisons can authenticate a signature or manuscript.
In some cases, all of it taken together can’t solve a historical puzzle. For example, there are five known manuscript copies of the Gettysburg Address. Testing has proved that all are authentic Lincoln documents. But it will never prove, definitively, which of the five Lincoln actually read from at Gettysburg.
ACS calculates the average number of correctly answered questions by course area. Based on this average, each student's score in a particular course is compared to the overall average and rated as: Below Average, Average, Above Average, or Outstanding Performance.
Only student scores for Part I (multiple-choice) are sent to the Local Section coordinators to be distributed to students.
The 20 top-scoring students are invited to attend a study camp to compete for a spot in the U.S. team. Based on the score of their overall performance, some students are recognized with High Honors and Honors and receive a certificate from the USNCO national office. Approximately the top 50 students are recognized as High Honors and the next 100 as Honors. The list of High Honor and Honor students is published on the USNCO website.
Learn about the exam format and how to prepare for exams.
Between January and June, NCLEX pass rates increased for both licensed practical and vocational nurse candidates, according to second quarter results of 2023 pass rates across the U.S., released Aug. 3 by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
These results are the first to be published since the NCSBN debuted its new Next Generation NCLEX exam format, which launched in April.
In the first quarter of the year between January and March, there were 56,972 U.S.-educated, first-time candidates who took the NCLEX exam resulting in an 80.48 percent pass rate.
But between April and June — following the launch of the new exam format — there were 60,844 U.S.-educated, first-time candidates of which 94.32 percent passed.
Compared to the same timeframe in 2022, only 82.19 percent had passed.
"Although clinical judgment was being taught in prelicensure programs, NCSBN worked with educators to explain how the NGN was being constructed using the Clinical Judgment Measurement Model at its core," Philip Dickison, PhD, RN, chief operating officer, NCSBN said in an Aug. 3 news release. "Educators were introduced to the types of questions that would be included and the type of exam experience a candidate will have. The results from the first quarter show that our collaboration was successful."
Individuals who were first-time exam takers with an international education passed in the first quarter of 2023 at a percent rate of 39.86 percent, but in the second quarter 57.69 percent passed.
Among repeat exam takers who were U.S.-educated, 40.66 percent passed in the first quarter and 62.15 percent passed in the second quarter.
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) released the FMGE 2023 admit card on the official website, and the exam is scheduled to be held on July 30 in computer-based mode.
The Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE), also known as the Screening Test for Foreign Medical Graduates, has been introduced through the Screening Test Regulations, 2002.
As per the regulations, "An Indian citizen or overseas citizen of India possessing a primary medical qualification awarded by any medical institution outside India who is desirous of getting provisional or permanent registration with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council on or after March 15, 2002 shall have to qualify a screening test conducted by the prescribed authority for that purpose as per the provisions of Section 13 of the Act."
The examination pattern:
The FMGE test consists of a single paper with 300 multiple-choice questions on it. There will only be four English-language answer choices for each question.
Out of the four response alternatives offered for each question, candidates must choose the right answer.
The paper shall be delivered in two parts to be taken in a single day, with each part comprising 150 questions to be attempted in 150 minutes.
The examination shall be a multiple-choice question (MCQ) test delivered using a computer network as per the prescribed scheme.
There shall be no negative marking.
A candidate shall be declared to have passed only if he or she obtains a minimum of 150 marks out of 300 in the examination. Results (pass or fail) for eligible candidates will be displayed on the NBEMS website. There is no provision for re-totaling or reevaluation.
There are no restrictions on the number of attempts that can be made by a candidate. However, the FMGE being a qualifying examination, once a candidate qualifies for the FMGE, he or she shall not be eligible to take the FMGE again. Any examination taken by a candidate in violation of this clause shall be treated as void and cancelled.
GeneralFinal exams will be generated by the Registrar’s Office according to an exam matrix on or about the last day of the add/drop period for the term for any course that has 'Yes' indicated for a Final exam in the catalog. The day and time of the first class meeting during the week determine the date and time for each exam. Courses that meet outside the normal university block scheduling will be scheduled within the time block that best fits the schedule without creating conflicts for students.
Exam times are as follows:
While exam blocks are three hours long, the actual length of the exam is determined by the instructor.
If examination days are postponed because of weather conditions, the first make-up day is documented on the academic calendar.
Faculty should review their exam schedule just after the last day of add/drop. If an exam was not generated or changes are needed, please email: email@example.com. Requests for final exams, combined exams, etc. will not be accepted after the mid-semester evaluation date for the term in question. Please refer to the academic calendar for specific date information.
Note: Requests for combined exams will not be accepted after the mid-semester evaluation date for the term in question. Please refer to the academic calendar for specific date information.
If a student has three (or more) finals scheduled on the same exam day, the student has the right to ask that a make up exam (or exams) be scheduled to reduce the number of exams in each day to two. Under these circumstances, required courses1 take priority, so the student should make every effort to arrange the make-up exam for a non-required course with the respective instructor. Likewise, if a student has two finals scheduled in the same exam period, the required course takes priority; the student should schedule a make-up exam for the non-required conflicting course with the respective instructor. If for any reason a mutually agreeable solution between the student and the instructor cannot be achieved, the student should see his or her college dean immediately.
Students – If you have questions regarding any of your final exams, please contact your instructor directly. Instructors should reach out by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org if an exam update is needed in SiS.
1'Required courses' refers to whichever course is required toward that specific student’s degree pathway.
Exams (including final exams) for fully virtual classes should be administered virtually, as that is the modality which students selected. Exceptions to hold on-campus exams require deans' approval. An email (noting the approval) should be sent by email to: email@example.com so that the exam location may be updated – exceptions are subject to room availability. If approved, faculty must indicate the alternate exam format in their course syllabus and accommodate students who are unable to attend in-person exams.
If a class section is hybrid (includes both an in-person meeting and either an online or virtual meeting pattern), then the final exam will be assigned as in-person, but the instructor may request the final exam to be virtual/online depending on the modes of instruction of the hybrid section. Hybrid courses also include courses that have more than one component with different modes of instruction (i.e., the lecture portion is virtual, but the recitation is in-person) and the instructor may decide whether or not the final exam is in-person in this scenario as well. Any requests for final exam updates should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate, Online and Professional Studies sections (section number typically begins with '0') take place on the final on-campus meeting day for that section (usually the week prior to the final exam period) – please see the on-campus course dates on Graduate, Online and Professional Studies website for the final meeting date (not to be confused with the course session dates).
If a GPS section is 'matched' (combined) with a day-school section (example ACCT 2010 201 and ACCT 2010 001), the final exam will follow day-school guidelines and an exam block will be assigned for both sections in SIS.
Classroom reservations for ad hoc needs during the final exam period (review sessions, exam accommodations, makeup exams, etc.) will be accepted one week prior to the final exam period. Please email scheduling for these requests.
Individual makeup exams should be coordinated between the student and instructor as needed and should take place through the UMass Lowell Testing Centers or in a department location (please do not use academic classrooms for individual makeup exams without a confirmed reservation).
If an entire class needs to makeup an exam due to an unforeseen circumstance or emergency, the exam should be rescheduled by emailing: email@example.com. Makeup exams for classes should take place during the regular examination period.
The university final exam makeup dates listed on the university calendar are only to be used for inclement weather or other unanticipated university closure and should not be used as final exam dates for individual student or class makeup exams.
Students who are registered with the Disability Services Office and have been approved for an extended time accommodation: if you have two exams scheduled on the same day, you may reschedule one of the exams if it has been confirmed that both exams are scheduled to use the entire 3-hour block. Please refer to the instructions under Examination Conflicts listed above to do so. For any other accommodation or disability-related question or concern, please contact by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Disability Services website for faculty and student resources.