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Ma Prater

Senior Lecturer

Alma Maters: BS Accounting Clemson University,,MS Industrial Management Clemson University
Classes Taught: acct 312, acct 313, Becker FARS review
Countries Traveled To: France, Germany, Italy, Canada
Companies Worked For: small regional CPA firm, University of Nevada, Reno
What is your style of teaching?
Lecture, class participation, group activities in class, homework to be completed to be graded
What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
PowerPoints, white board, handouts provided via BB
What is the most engaging assignment you give?
The Bugatti problem
When grading a student, what do you look for?
in homework completeness of effort, then correct answer on tests, correctness
What kind of student would love your class?
A student who understands the value in understanding accounting well; who appreciates a faculty member who enjoys working with students
What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Hard work always pays dividends Accounting is something one DOES. No one learns to be successful by sitting on the sidelines watching
What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Financial Accounting
What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
CU Alumni Master Teacher - 2011
Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I knit and shoot shotgun sports. I'm a nationally certified 4-H shotgun instructor
Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to work

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