Essays Questions to Boost Your Creativity.

Question 1261 Rhetorical appeals chart

The attached handout explains the writing strategies associated with each rhetorical appeal (ethos, logos and pathos). Read the handout and chapter 6 before you attempt this assignment.

using the same article from Step 3 (I’ll send you the link go that article), identify at least 3-4 examples of each of the three rhetorical appeals – ethos, logos, and pathos. For each example that you identify, be sure to specify the “type” of writing strategy it represents as well. See the examples provided in the handout.

Question 1262 Grant application

Assignment 3: Grant Proposal Most working scientists, at some point in their careers, take part in some kind of grant writing to fund their research. If you get your PhD from OU’s department of Biology, for example, you’re required to write a grant as part of your exams to prepare to fund your future research.

Your job in the popular outreach assignment is to research a problem, research possible solutions, and write a short grant proposal to receive funding for a solution of your own. During the school year, I normally make students choose and research their own problem of scientific outreach, but we only have two weeks.

So, in this assignment, I’ve provided materials for two grants***: Recruiting women to STEM/Solving problems of access to STEM training and jobs for women. Helping Appalachian coal miners retrain for new jobs/skills in the face of layoffs and the gradual failure of coal.

However, you are welcome to look up and apply for a grant more relevant to your field. Just be aware that it might entail a lot more work. You’ll also need to include a link to the grant so I can read it over. In order to make your arguments and proposals, you’ll need to do research.

I suggest you go beyond the readings I provided on Canvas, especially exploring the websites I give links to, but the research materials there should help get you off the ground. Write a Grant To help you write your grant, remember to purchase the grant writing workbook: https://writegood.samcart.com/products/introduction-to-grant-writing-workbook

To fill out this workbook you will have to research the funding institution, research and illustrate that this problem is worth addressing and funding to that institution (using statistics, quotes, and examples), show how this problem negatively affects a specific subject community (using statistics, quotes, and examples), and research and propose a concrete solution to be funded. Because your solution is what your funder is paying for, it is the most important part of this proposal.

Thus, you must both research and discuss the pros and cons of at least three current attempts at solving the problem and you must propose a well thought out solution based upon your analysis of those current attempts.

Though the grant call for proposals that you are applying to might require you to have certain sections, data, etc., you can ignore those requirements, I want you to focus on the required sections listed below and taught in the grant writing workbook.

Required Sections: (All Page Counts Are Single-Spaced) Formal Cover Page and Table of Contents (1 Page Each) Abstract/Executive Summary (1 Paragraph)

Project Description Statement of Need/Problem Description (1 Page) Goals and Objectives: (1 Page Bulleted Descriptions + Appendix Logic Model) Methodology Proposal/Plan of Work (2-3 Pages) Project Evaluation/Deliverables (1 Page) Budget and Justification: The prices matter much less than the descriptions (1 Page) Timeline Grant Research Materials Fill in the black grant application

COVER SHEET: GrantCoverSheet.docx (Preview the document) In this assignment, if you don’t pick your own grant to apply for, you are going to choose to apply for one of two grants: Recruiting women to STEM/Solving problems of access to STEM training and jobs for women. Helping Appalachian coal miners retrain for new jobs/skills in the face of layoffs and the gradual failure of coal. In order to make your arguments and proposals, you’ll need to do research.

I suggest you go beyond the readings I provide here, especially exploring the websites I give links to, but these research materials should help get you off the ground. 1. Recruiting Women to STEM The Grant You Are Applying To:

http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/community-action-grant-application/ (Links to an external site.) Basic Research on the Problem: Solving-the-Equation-report-nsa.pdf (Preview the document) https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/11/opinion/sunday/what-really-keeps-women-out-of-tech.html (Links to an external site.)

http://www.aauw.org/2015/11/09/princess-or-geek/ (Links to an external site.) https://www.wired.com/2017/05/cant-retain-women-dont-recruit/ (Links to an external site.) Other People’s Solutions: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/campus-programs/ (Links to an external site.)

http://www.ou.edu/content/coe/student_life/wie/glams.html http://www.ou.edu/content/coe/student_life/wie/HSGD.html https://www.wired.com/2013/10/free-thinkers/ (Links to an external site.) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/digigirlz/default.aspx (Links to an external site.) http://fortune.com/2015/12/10/ibm-hairdryer-campaign-fail/ (Links to an external site.)

Question 1263 Article summary

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/sunday-review/my-selfie-myself.html you gonna read this article and write a summery. Tips for Summarizing Read the article as many times as necessary to gain a full understanding of it. Do not interject your personal opinion into any summary.

No first person (“I” statements) are allowed (save these for the response portion). Always name the author (full name) and the article or essay title in the introductory paragraph, usually in the first or second sentence. After introducing the author with his/her full name, refer to him/her by last name throughout rest of summary.

Always use present tense to discuss the article and facts from the article. Use direct quotes from the text or paraphrase examples to support the author’s claims. Paraphrasing should be done more than quoting, which should be kept to a minimum.

Quoting should only be used with unique language that is hard to paraphrase. When talking about an article, always capitalize the title and place it in quotation marks. Do not use italics. Italics should only be used when referring to longer works, such as books or movies. Example: “Just a Smile and a Handshake” Not “Just a Smile and a Handshake.”

Question 1264 What Makes a Hero? Graphic Organiser, Chart, and Notecards

Do research using 4 online articles of your choice to answer the question “What makes a Hero?”. Fill out the provided graphic organizer, web quest chart, and notecards over the articles. (Chart, organizer, and notecard will be provided in private messages as PDFs when the assignment has been accepted.) 1. Use the graphic organizer.

Focus on the type of informational text represented, e.g., news article, interview, travel article, editorial, biography, etc. List some characteristics or features of the text, such as quotes, interviews, descriptions of places or objects, statistics, images, personal experiences, etc.

Identify the main idea of the text and give examples of supporting evidence. 2. Complete an article evaluation sheet for each of the Web quest sources on the Web quest organizer.

Credibility – Who is the author? What are the author’s qualifications for writing on this topic? What other sources are cited within the text? Accuracy – When was this article published? When was the information last updated? What is the purpose of this text?

Depth – Is there enough information available in the article to develop an interesting research question? Does the article provide references or links to explore and dig deeper into the topic?

Usefulness – What kinds of evidence are included within the article which would be useful in developing an argument on the topic? Is the content directly related to the topic, or is it useful background information?

3. Complete research note cards on the four Web quest articles. Include on the note cards the following information: citation information in proper MLA format.

topic or label for the note card based on the main idea of the article one or two pieces of supporting information from the article, labeled and documented according to paragraph or page number labels for all elements of the note card according to the note card sample

Question 1265 Policing & Race

Researched Argument: choose a side in an ongoing debate or propose and alternative position not articulated by the major players in the controversy. Because this is an argumentative essay you must develop an original thesis that clearly identifies your central claim and scope 7 sources are needed

Question 1266 Body Parapgraph

Week Three Discussion 2 Body Paragraph Please read “Developing Paragraphs” on pages 254 to 265. This section defines many key concepts that help create structure and content in body paragraphs.

They are Concepts that Create Unity: Topic Sentences Repetition of Key Words Transitions Critical Strategies to Develop Paragraphs Examples and illustrations Data Analyze texts Tell narratives or anecdotes.

Define Terms Make Comparisons Examine causes and evaluate consequences Write one body paragraph for your paper and try to use all three concepts of unity and at least two strategies for developing paragraphs. Post one body paragraph and respond to two of your classmates (100 words min) on how well they used these strategies or where they could use them more effectively.

Question 1267 Quantitative and qualitative article critique

. Fill in each box (on grid below) with brief statements in response to critique questions. (The boxes will expand to fit what you type in). No need for complete sentence-forms or in-box citations, because the entire paper is related to the same qualitative or quantitative article.

. Please provide brief rationale for your answers where applicable, for example, you would provide a brief statement explaining your rationale for choosing xxxx as the dependent variable and zzzz as the independent variable, and so on.

Question 1268 English Language

Create a job and company you would love to work for, and then write your cover letter! If you are actually looking for a job right now, write a cover letter you can actually use.

You will be graded not only on convincing me that you are the perfect person for the job, but also for using the proper, basic format. Submission Your response must be a minimum of 75 words (Remember, cover letters are direct). Please put your response directly into your discussion reply so that fellow students can easily read it without needing to open an attachment.

Grading This assignment is worth 100 points this week and based on (1) grammar and solid writing mechanics and (2) depth and accuracy of response.

Question 1269 “A Devoted Son

Respond in 3-5 complete sentences. In the story, “A Devoted Son” by Anita Desai, Rakesh, the son, touches his father Varma’s feet. What is the significance of this, and how does it change as the story progresses? 2. Respond in 3-5 complete sentences.

How does the act of killing the elephant in George Orwell’s essay “Shooting an Elephant” reflect George Orwell’s attitude toward British Imperialism? 3. Respond in 3-5 paragraph essay. Your response must completely address the prompt.

Early in the twentieth century, British citizens were thrust into a tragic world war. This war, however, served as an inspiration of great British poetry. Write an essay in which you discuss the attitudes of different British poets to the perils of war

Question 1270 Discussion: Module 3

In the Discussion Area, address the following: Your forecasting thesis statement Your first topic sentence that connects to the first supporting point that’s forecasted in your thesis statement.

Your second topic sentence that connects to the second supporting point that’s forecasted in your thesis statement Your third topic sentence that connects to the third supporting point that’s forecasted in your thesis statement Peer Response Posts Choose two of your peers’ initial posts. Address the following in reply to each initial post:

In 2-3 sentences, address your peer’s thesis statement: Does it clearly show a central point being made about the topic? Does it present a forecast of the supporting points that will be covered by each correlating topic sentence? In 3-5 sentences, address each of your peer’s topic sentences: Does each topic sentence clearly reflect and support the thesis statement? If not, suggest possible alternatives.

Does each topic sentence present its own supporting point? Submission Details By the due date assigned, post response to the Discussion Area. Through the last day of this module, review and respond to posts submitted by at least two of your classmates as specified above.

Question 1271 Scratch Outline

The following Activity builds off of the information you’ve learned about thesis statements and scratch outlining. It is designed to help guide you through the creation of a scratch outline for your paper.

Use the textboxes below to write the different parts of your scratch outline, the basic scaffolding for your paper. You must answer all of the questions on this page in order to receive credit for this Activity.

Clicking “Submit” will commit your answer. When you are finished, you will be able to collate what you’ve written in each textbox into a downloadable document by clicking on the “Download Word Document” link at the bottom of the page.

Complete this activity by Week 3, Day 3. You have not yet completed the activity below. 1. In the textbox below, write your thesis statement in a complete sentence. BE SURE TO CLICK “Submit” so your work will be saved in the collation document at the bottom of the page. What you enter will also be saved to your Notebook for later retrieval.

Question 1272 Technical object description

This assignment asks that you select a technical object and write a description of its looks, features, and functions. In completing this assignment, you will learn how to define and describe a technical object to someone who has little knowledge with it.

You will choose your own topic (with exception of the not allowed technical objects listed in the previous section) for this assignment. The subject of your description must be a technical object (e.g., clock radio, stapler, tongs, scissors, blender, food processor, etc).

Because you must accurately describe an object in at least 500 words, do not pick something too simple such as a paper clip. Choose a topic that is complex but manageable. Once you have identified a technical object, research it.

Take time to learn about what the parts are called, and how the parts work. This might require you to read background information or otherwise inform yourself about the topic. Discussion Complete by Friday First draft due by Friday of week 2 08/24/2018 Peer review due by Saturday of week 2 08/25/2018 Final draft due by Wednesday of week 3 08/29/2018

Question 1273 Job Application

For this assignment, you will create two documents: A Job Application Letter A Résumé Post a draft of the Job Packet Review a draft that has not already been reviewed or only has one review and post your final draft. For this discussion, you will review a sample report that the coaches/instructors see with each assignment submission.

Your task is to weigh whether or not Timothy Sunny engaged in an academic integrity violation based on the criteria of the UTA Honor Code and the assignment criteria. After you’ve posted your primary post, you will need to follow up with two different peers with separate posts, engaging with your peers on their responses.

Question 1274 Process descriptions

Begin by reviewing the assigned reading for unit 4 Choose a topic involving ten (10) or more steps. Write instructions or procedures or process description on how to assemble, make, create something or perform a specific task Post first draft due Weds 09/05/18 Conduct two peer reviews using the “Instructions Peer Review Form due Sat 09/08/18 Post final draft due Tues 09/11/18

Question 1275 Identify the story’s crisis or crises

what happens in the story? Where does the story’s formal exposition section end? What do learn about setting? What possible conflicts are suggested here? What is the story’s central conflict? What other conflicts are presented? Who is the protagonist?

Who (or what) serves as the antagonist? Identify the story’s crisis or crises. Identify the story’s climax. How is the story’s central conflict resolved? Is this resolution plausible? satisfying? Which part of the story constitutes the resolution?

Do any problems remain unresolved? Does any uncertainty remain? If so, does this uncertainty strengthen or weaken the story? Would another ending be more effective?

How are the story’s events arranged? Are they presented in chronological order? What events are presented out of logical sequence? Does the story use foreshadowing? flashbacks? Are the causal connections between events clear? logical? If not, can you explain why?

Question 1276 Shooting an Elephant

It is an Assignment for an ENGLISH COMPOSITION online class. In order to write the paragraph, you need to read: ”Shooting an Elephant” (Which is attached) the paragraph must directly and completely respond to the following prompts:

What is the overall message of Orwell’s “Shooting an Elephant”? Consider the term epiphany, which is a moment of clarity and understanding. Is there such a moment in this story? If so, what triggers it?

Question 1277 Rhetorical Analysis

Purpose: Locate and analyze three different FAQ pages in your discourse community for an evolved understanding of common questions and community-specific concerns and jargon.

Length: 4+ pages and References Instructions: Compare and contrast three different FAQ pages within your discourse community (for example, you could use one from a university, i.e. a major description or the website to a department, one from a corporation, and one from a non-profit) and then create your own FAQ. Include a References page in the style of your field.

Step One: Locate three FAQs from your own discourse community. Past experience has shown that it is much easier if you attempt to establish the pages as part of a network of communication within a larger field.

For example, someone interested in video games may do the FAQs from a specific game page, a college department description, and the page of a video game corporation; a Criminal Justice major may want to look at FAQ pages from the FBI, the Maryland State Police, and the Baltimore City Police; a Health Systems major may want to compare FAQs from a trauma center, a psychiatric hospital, and a specialty hospital. Step Two: Analyze each for a nuanced understanding of audience. For each page, you’ll want to:

1. Describe it: Where is it from? What is their layout like? What kind of information is included? What sort of language is used? What sort of mediums are used? (Is it purely text or does it incorporate video, etc?)

2. Identify it: What information, language, jargon, terms, or references are included? Please use specific textual evidence with in-text citation. Who is the intended primary audience? Who is the secondary audience? Why these conclusions?

3. Synthesize it: What are some of the similarities and differences? Why are they occurring? What are the general conventions of an FAQ page within your field? Step Four: Create your own FAQ page.

You have the choice between creating one for your major (with an intended audience of incoming students), or for an institution in your field where you can picture yourself as an employee sometime in the near future. Include at least seven questions and answers.

Writer’s Revision Memo Explain the purpose of the first writing assignment — what were you trying to achieve by writing it? Do you feel that you successfully met your goal? Why or why not? What do you see as the most effective part of your current draft, and why? The least effective?

Going into the peer review session, what concerns did you have about this piece of writing? Do you feel that they were adequately addressed by your readers? Why or why not? If not, what more could you and your readers have done to resolve your concerns?

Identify the most helpful piece of feedback you received on your draft. Why did you find it helpful? How are you going to apply it to improve the draft? How did reading and responding to your peers’ drafts help you to revise your own? Explain in detail what changes you are going to make to this draft before submitting it to me.

Why those specific changes? What rhetorical considerations are guiding your decisions? If you had unlimited time and knowledge, what additional changes might you make to this piece of writing? What are the things that you still think it needs but aren’t sure how to fix?

Question 1278 Ethnography

Background and Overview For Writing Project 1, you examined a ritual, practice, behavior, or habit (what we will generically refer to as a “cultural phenomenon”) in your personal life to better understand your cultural identity, relying on the conventions of autoethnography to write about it from a first-person perspective.

In many ways, you crafted a narrative (or story) that explained how and why this cultural phenomenon defined who you are as an individual. For Writing Project 2, we are going to ask you to look beyond your own identity to the identity of a larger cultural group or community to which you belong.

We are all a part of multiple, different, sometimes even contradictory cultural groups or communities: through our families, we might be connected to a specific ethnic or racial community; our religion might connect us to another community; the music we listen to might connect us to another group; sports activities might connect us to yet another community.

This assignment asks you to choose one of these groups or communities to which you belong and to investigate it. You will investigate this group or community in order to inform others about what these cultural phenomena suggest about the community and its values, beliefs, and practices. This will give you and your readers greater insight into how the group or community understands and defines its own identity.

As an insider, you may think you already know your community well. However, one of the goals of the project is to challenge your own preconceptions and reflect more deeply on what defines this group. To this end, you will engage in research as a participant-observer, meaning you will engage in primary research—interviews, observations, and field notes—to understand this cultural phenomenon from the inside out. Requirements and Deliverables

1. In your essay, you should include a narrative structure that tells the story of how you conducted your research.

2. You should summarize, explain, and discuss the results of your close, detailed observations and field notes in a way that is understandable to your readers.

3. You should also summarize, explain, and discuss the results of your interview(s).

4. Drawing upon your observations, field notes, and interview materials, your essay should present your reflections and insights on the community or group you have researched. Your primary insight should derive from your synthesis of the data you have accumulated: your observations, field notes, and interview materials.

You should discuss this material at length, explaining how it supports or frames your insight, what it suggests about the role of specific beliefs, values, and practices in defining the community, and drawing conclusions about why and how the community defines itself.

5. Your essay should be organized in such a way that a reader can follow your thinking and reasoning from paragraph to paragraph and within each paragraph. Your primary insight should help to structure the essay for the reader.

6. You should include 2-3 multimodal elements such as photographs (of the people, sites, activities, and artifacts that you have researched), hyperlinks to relevant materials, clips of audio or video from recorded interviews, and so forth.

You must make sure that your reader understands why you are including these elements and why including them enriches your piece of writing.

Consider what media beyond text might reinforce your main idea to readers, convey in another way the significance of your autoethnography, and/or appeal to your readers from a different register.

7. Your completed essay should have a title and be approximately 1700 words in length.

Question 1279 Consider Editorial Slant & the Facts Activity

Discussion Post: Answer questions Are fake news and editorial slant connected? If so, in what ways? If not, why not? Do you consider large metropolitan/national newspapers such as The New York Times, the Washington Post, or the Wall Street Journal to be “opinion leaders” that strongly influence and shape policymakers and the public’s opinions? Or do you side with Habel in believing that these newspaper giants have a “negligible” effect on people and lawmakers?

Explain your reasoning. What’s your definition of “editorial slant?” How do you recognize editorial slant in a publication? Do you think university presses and academic magazines and journals have their own version of editorial slant? If so, what does that look like? If not, what types of publications have an editorial slant? Are editorial slant and facts linked? If so, how? If not, should they be linked?

Question 1280 3 Million People With Nowhere to Go

date a copy of an article from OP-ED section of a newspaper or an Editorial. Write a short paper writer’s article (2-3 typed pages double spaced). The summary should be the first paragraph or two. The remainder of your paper should analyze the writer’s argument and explain how the writer uses or does argumentation effectively.

You are NOT stating your opinion on the issue the author discusses, but rather you are analyzing HOW WELL the author applies the four elements of Toulmin argument. Include the following four elements of a Toulmin argument:

1) claim and

2) reason (the enthymeme),

3) grounds, and warrant. Analyze how well the writer does or does not utilize these elements. Thesis Sentence (clearly states the topic and an attitude, or point, about that topic) This will be the main point you effectiveness of the are making about author’s use of the four Toulmin elements.

Body Content 2-3 pages (sufficient and speclficient supporting evidence from the article as your primary source used to support your thesis ) The content follows this Paper # 1assignment by providing an accurate summary and a logical analysis of the OP-ED article.

Be sure to include the terms and definitions of the four Toulmin elements as well as clear illustrations as to how well author does/does not apply them to his/her argument. Follow all rules of Standard English Conventions usage, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. This includes neatness and following required format. No APA citations are required as your only source article itself; your primary source. wordiness and awkward wording, and avoid second person “you”.

Question 1281 Body Paragraph

You are going to write the body paragraph for an explanatory essay about The Odyssey. The introduction paragraph has already been written, and it explains how the character Odysseus is a good example of a hero in epic literature. Read the introduction paragraph before you continue.

The claim is in boldface. Intro: Human beings have told stories about heroes since ancient times. Heroes represent what is good, fair, and just to the cultures that tell these stories and pass them on to future generations. (Claim: Homer, in the section of The Odyssey titled “In the One-Eyed Giant’s Cave,” portrays Odysseus as a heroic figure by emphasizing the traits readers might admire, especially his commitment to his homeland and his bravery in the face of challenges).

Question 1282 Significance of Digital Radiography

English Composition The Significance of Digital Radiography Background: Digital radiography gradually gained awareness and acceptance in the medical community since its introduction several decades ago.

The technology first began its use in human radiology departments and has gained traction in its acceptance and use in animal care over the past decade and a half. The cost to transition from traditional film-based to digital imaging has been a major barrier for veterinary practices.

1. Since its introduction, the expense and maintenance costs of digital machines have decreased. Provide some examples of how costs have decreased. The storage of hard-film consumes facility space that could be utilized for other purposes such as seeing more patients to generate additional income.

Furthermore, the storing of film-based materials can be misfiled, fade over time, prone to distortion if exposed to chemicals, and subject to damage from storage environments.

2. Can film-based material be restored if damaged? What is the restoration process of film-based material? According to the U.S. National Archives, x-rays are not thought of as permanent records; however, they are frequently scheduled for long retention periods (2016). As part of our practice policy in veterinary care, x-ray films are retained for a period of five to seven years. Retrieved from https://www.archives.gov/recordsmgmt/publications/managing-xray-films.html

3. Does the US National Archives explain why x-rays are not thought of as permanent records? What is that reasoning? While many veterinary offices have adopted new procedures due to advances in technology, some practices seem to be adopting digital radiography relatively slowly. 4. Which practices are adopting digital radiography slowly? Dogs and cats? Other animals? Larger animal practices? Explain some examples. Cite all relevant sources in APA format

Question 1283 Letter Assignment

Read Chapter 5, Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 of The Structure of Argument. After reading Chapters 5, 6, and 7 write a letter about a problem on your campus, in your community, or at work to a person who is in a position to correct the problem.

Provide convincing evidence that a problem exists, and in suggesting a solution to the problem, keep in mind the needs and values of your audience as well as those of others on the campus, in the community, or the workplace.

This assignment does not require research. Although the problem must be real, you may address the letter to a fictitious person. Use double-spacing for the letter (Letters are not normally double-spaced, but I want you to use double spacing for this letter). If you need an example of how to format a letter, see the letter shown on page 65 in A Writer’s Reference. Your letter must be at least 3 pages.

Question 1284 Data Collection Instrumentation and Literature Review

Design a semi-structured interview as instrumentation for my data collection . 2. Conduct secondary research on theory about topic of investigation. 3. Design a diagnostic test (language elicitation measure). 4. Correct or change my research questions, since they were considered too general.

Question 1285 Two examples of Postmodernism

Write an opinion paper of 600 words. Be sure to identify your texts and your examples clearly by citing your sources and creating a work cited page. You must submit both a rough draft with edits and a final copy.

These are topics not thesis statements. you must decide for yourself how to take the topic and turn it into a thesis that you can defend. Topic: Two examples of Postmodernism what are some common themes and characteristics of postmodernism that occur in the novel Hamlet and in cinema version of The Great Gatsby (2013) Also consider how someone else might see things differently, that is, include some reference to a different interpretation that you don’t support but that others might.

Question 1286 English assignment

Pretend that you are the main character for the book Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Write journal entries for 5 consecutive days that would reflect the reaction of one character to each major event in the novel.

Make sure to write dates for the journal entries that would reflect the time period/setting. Make sure you write the journal entries in the voice of the main character which you selected.

Question 1287 Free Speech on College Campuses

I attached the 4 sources for this assignment. Writing Assignment #2 The Four-Source Essay: Basic Synthesis Summary of assignment • Task: The four-source essay asks you to synthesize the arguments of four sources. • Length: minimum of 1000 words.

The instructor will give you comments on the first draft and let you know if you need more development beyond 1000 words. • Format: APA • Sources: four sources, all of which you will find through library searches. You will select a topic of your choice, conduct searches in the library databases, focus the topic, and determine four sources to use in this essay.

Please use only four sources. Please do not incorporate more than four sources into this essay. Articles to Use for the Essay For this essay, you will select four articles on a topic of your choice. The articles should be on the same topic but feature different perspectives, opinions, or conclusions about some aspects of the topic.

For example, if you are majoring in cybersecurity, you might locate four articles about the need for improved training for employees on mobile security issues. The four articles might take different angles on the topic, perhaps even disagreeing in some respects.

To use another example, if you are majoring in criminal justice, you might locate four articles on the CSI Effect. The articles should take different perspectives on the topic. Perhaps one or two of them say that the CSI Effect exists and one or two say that it does not exist. Or perhaps all agree that it exists but they all take slightly different approaches to addressing the problem.

Organization for this Essay You will write an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement. Your thesis statement will demonstrate what the various sources say on the topic. You might use the Forrest Gump exercise as an example, although keep in mind that that essay was written in a less formal style than you want to use for this assignment. You will also have various body paragraphs that show synthesis.

In synthesizing sources, you will divide your paper into themes. For example, let us assume that you find four articles on the need for improved training for employees on mobile security issues. In this situation, assume that the four articles emphasize different issues. One emphasizes the costs of data breaches to companies. Another emphasizes reasons that employees do not practice safe cybersecurity practices.

Another discusses methods for training employees. Another mentions costs of training for such initiatives. You might divide the paper into two categories: • Reasons for implementing a training program • Methods of and costs involved in implementing a training program Point of view For this essay, you will use third-person point of view.

Please do not use first person point of view (e.g., “I,” “me,” “we”) in writing this essay. In addition, please do not use second-person point of view (“you” or “your”) in writing this essay.

For example, instead of “Smith argues that, as a director, you have a duty to coordinate cybersecurity efforts…” you would write, “Smith argues that directors have a duty to coordinate cybersecurity efforts…” APA Style The paper should be formatted in APA style. Do not include an abstract. This paper is not long enough to warrant an abstract.

Question 1288 Short reading assignment

SRA (short readings assignment) 1 – Read in book, “Bowie State Commencement Speech,” pages 285-294, by Michelle Obama. Write a one page paper (one page not including the space for your name and class and such information), double spaced, that summarizes the main ideas of this essay. You will be graded for this. Do a good job — as usual.

You can be simple in this assignment and you may start in this way: “Bowie State Commencement Speech” is the speech Michelle Obama delivered to the Bowie State graduating class of (you fill in the year). It is about…(and you will tell me what it is about). Obama talks about people who graduated in the past and they are important because… (Of course, don’t use…marks.

I just did that to say where you will fill in detail). You can start this way, too: “Bowie Commencement Speech,” by Michelle Obama, is about… (Make sure the comma after Speech goes inside the quote). In your summary, please do NOT summarize the beginning of the speech where Obama gives thanks to so many people.

Please do not write about that part, although you can say, After giving thanks to many people, Obama talks about… For this assignment, when you write it, I’m looking to see from your writing that you read the speech (of course you may have to read it more than once) and that you can tell me what it is about. And when I say what it is about, I mean at some point in your summary you must say what Obama’s message is or messages are (in summaries, we use the person’s last name and not the first name, Michelle).

To do this assignment you do not have to know every single thing about the speech. Just tell me what Obama is talking about, what her meaning or message is. Use examples from the text but please do not quote her words extensively, since your paper is only one page.

In other words, in your one-page summary don’t use a quote that takes up half a paragraph (or a third of the page) but certainly you can quote her. I want to see your writing most of all in this assignment. SEE THE ATTACHMENT FOR “Bowie State Commencement Speech”

Question 1289 College admissions acceptance letter

Write an acceptance letter or admittance letter for a student. You want offer some type of congratulations, but you also want them to get their $150 deposit sent to hold their spot. They need to fill forms to reserve their room, fill out financial aid forms, and set up an orientation time and get an advisor. Three paragraph format.

In your final paragraph you want to let them know they should contact you or you can contact them. (160 words or more, 1 page, 3 paragraphs, appropriate format.)

Question 1290 Problem solving paper

Select one problem from the list provided below that you would like to research and investigate. 2) You are required to use no less than seven (7) sources. The sources/references used must come from scholarly articles, newspapers, periodicals, etc. No internet websites can be used as sources for your research paper.

However, you can use the internet for researching articles in databases, govt. resources, journals, newspapers, etc.

3) You are required to answer all of the questionshttps://www.homeworknest.com/sign-in.php found in the template below using APA format when citing sources/references throughout the literature/paper. The citations page/bibliography must also be submitted in APA format.

4) You must type the questions and answers using a word document, single space, 12 as your font size, and times new roman as your font face.

5) Submit your analysis through the link found at the bottom of this page.

6) Failure to follow these instructions will result in an assessed penalty to your grade. List of Problems to Solve 1) War (one topic) 2) Terrorism 3) An Environmental Problem 4) Lobbying 5) Campaign Contributions 6) Inequality 7) Problems in the Economy 8) Unemployment 9) Global Warming 10) Foreign Policy (one issue) Template for Problem Solving 1) State your problem as clearly and precisely as you can.

Explain your analysis/answer in seven (7) or more sentences. 2) What is your purpose, goal, and need for solving this problem? (Recognize problems as obstacles to reaching your goals, achieving your purpose, or satisfying your need.) Explain your analysis/answer in seven

(7) or more sentences. 3) Study the problem to determine the “kind” of problem you are dealing with. What kind of problem are you trying to solve? What do you have to do to solve it? Explain your analysis/answer in seven (7) or more sentences. 4) What from your problem do you have control over and what do you have no control over?

Explain your analysis/answer in seven (7) or more sentences. 5) What information do you need to solve the problem? Explain. How can you actively seek the information you need to solve the problem? Explain your analysis/answer in seven (7) or more sentences.

6) What theory or theories can you formulate concerning this problem? Carefully analyze and interpret your theories and draw reasonable inferences. Explain your analysis/answer in seven (7) or more sentences. 7) Determine your options for action. What can you do in the short term? In the long term? Recognize your limitations in terms of money, time, and power.

Explain your analysis/answer in seven (7) or more sentences. 8) Evaluate your options, determining their advantages and disadvantages. Explain your analysis/answer in seven (7) or more sentences. 9) Adopt a strategy. Follow through on it.

This may involve direct action or a carefully thought-through wait-and-see approach. Explain your analysis/answer in seven (7) or more sentences. 10) Evaluate and assess the implications of your action/strategy. Explain your analysis/answer in seven (7) or more sentences.

School, education

Question 241 Designing Instruction

I will attach a file with more instructions. Below is an overview of the Task. Purpose of the Task In this task, you will demonstrate your ability to learn important details about a classroom of students, an English learner, and a student who presents a different instructional challenge. You will plan instruction that is shaped by and addresses those student characteristics, and you will demonstrate your ability to connect learning about students to instructional planning. You will submit your completed response to your teacher preparation program. The Designing Instruction task requires you to make appropriate connections between what you know about the students in your class to instructional planning for those students. You will focus on how your instructional plan connects to the student characteristics of your whole class and to two focus students, an English learner and a student who presents a different instructional challenge. a. t ask Overview You are given: A five-step set of directions to guide your instructional planning based on information you have about your class and two focus students within your class: Step 1: Academic Content Selection and Learning about Students A. Academic content selection B. Student characteristics Step 2: Learning about Two Focus Students Student 1: An English learner Student 2: A student who presents a different instructional challenge Step 3: Planning for Academic Instruction for the Whole Class Step 4: Lesson Adaptations for the Two Focus Students Student 1: An English learner Student 2: A student who presents a different instructional challenge Step 5: Reflection on Connecting Instructional Planning to Student Characteristics

Question 242 Lesson plan rationale

  1. Justify in a separate essay (suggested length of 1–2 pages) each of the four strategies implemented in the lesson plan in part A1 for use with the class as a whole. 1. Provide one academic citation for each of the four strategies identified in the lesson plan. Note: Academic sources include professional journal articles, the course of study textbook, articles listed in the textbook, articles in the course of study, etc. Unacceptable sources include Edutopia for every citation, magazine articles, TeacherVision, and TeachHUB content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. C. Acknowledge sources, using APA formatted in-text citations and references, for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized.

Question 243 English Language Proficiency

Using the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards from Arizona or from your state, select the stage for a grade level of your choice. Based on the Common Core Standards’ English Language Arts (ELA) performance objectives or the English Language Arts Standards from your state, create a learning activity that is aligned with a learning objective at the basic proficiency level on the ELP standards for each of the following domains: Listening and Speaking Reading Writing Account for language acquisition principles within the design of your activities. Include a 250-500 word rationale that describes how each activity addresses the characteristics of the ELL at the basic level and how language acquisition principles have been accounted for within your design. Include ideas for strategies to differentiate these activities for students in the pre-production and early production stages. Support this assignment with at least three scholarly resources. http://www.azed.gov/oelas/elps/

Question 244 SIOP Lesson Plan

Create a lesson plan that integrates language objectives, content objectives, and best instructional practices for ELLs, as well as a method for authentic assessment. In this assignment you will complete a SIOP Lesson Plan based on the Background Information below and your own grade level selection and content area of choice. Background Information You are the teacher of a class of 10 ELL students in the same grade, but with differing English proficiency levels. Select your potential grade level and core content area of interest before you begin. Using the SIOP Lesson Plan template in the Student Success Center, design a lesson for those students by completing the following sections of the SIOP lesson plan: -Standards -Theme -Lesson Topic -Objectives (Content and Language) -Learning Strategies -Key Vocabulary -Materials -Motivation (Building Background) -Presentation (Language and content objectives, comprehensible input, strategies, interaction, feedback) -Practice and Application (Meaningful activities, interactions, strategies, feedback) -Assessment and Extension (Review objectives, and vocabulary, assess learning)

Question 245 explore the causes of poor behaviour

Module AimsTo provide you with the opportunity: ·To make an in depth study of behavioural difficulties in foundation stage UK PRIMARY SCHOOL ·To explore the causes of poor behaviour ·To identify and evaluate the strategies which can be applied to help learners with behavioural problems Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this module, you should be able to: LO1Critically evaluate the nature and causes of learning difficulties and disabilities LO2Demonstrate an understanding of different models of disability and the theories relating to behavioural difficulties LO3Analyse different strategies for tackling inappropriate behaviour in a learning support context. LO4Produce work of an appropriate standard using acceptable oral and written English and meeting academic demands. task 1(700 WORDS FOR ALL DISCUSSIONS) Online discussion tasks (equivalent to 1,000 words – weighting 20%)Your tutor will set up and facilitate four online discussions over the course of the module. In your contributions you will be expected to demonstrate your ability to meet the given learning outcomes. You are required to respond to others, and take the discussion forward, to aid this, some discussions may come with restrictions (e.g. characters or word counts). There will be deadlines to meet to contribute to the discussions.After each discussion create and maintain a reflective log of your own development and learning from the discussion. You can copy and paste extracts and this will enable you to complete an overall reflection of the online discussions. Use the learning outcomes as a guide in undertaking your reflections. Within your reflections assess how you feel your participation has developed over the four discussions, the strengths you have shown and areas for development. As you complete the reflection you can use extracts from the discussions within the work by cutting and pasting these and labelling them with the date when they were produced. QUESTIONS ARE: 1.Discussion 3 – How do cultural differences within your setting impact behaviour? What strategies are used? Discussion 4 : How would you improve managing inappropriate behaviour in your workplace? Take into consideration data protection, human rights, ethical procedures and confidentiality issues Discussion 2 : How effective are the strategies for managing behaviour in your setting?( I HAVE ALREADY MADE A COMMENT THAT MY SCHOOL IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT, WE HAVE SUPPLY TEACHRS AND THEY ALL DO WHAT THEY WANT SO YOU NEED TO BARE THIS IN MIND WHEN WRITING ANYTHING task 2 (3000 WORDS) Using information from a variety of sources and showing wide background reading, discuss a behavioural issue of your own choice. Suggestions for topics include:·a ‘condition’ such as ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism·a specific problem such as bullying·personality types·positive assertive discipline in practice However, you may choose a behaviour related topic that is not listed above. If you choose to do so, make sure you have discussed its suitability with your module tutor before you begin. You will need to debate issues around your chosen topic and you must include a discussion of:·the role of the learning support worker regarding behaviour·workplace behaviour policy and procedures·Legislation regarding exclusions·inclusion·equal opportunitiesIt may be appropriate to consider a case study related to an individual child with behavioural problems, or of a group of children where behaviour is an issue. You will be expected to discuss possible or actual strategies for dealing with this behavioural issue, relating your discussions to behaviour theory. HARVARD REFERENCING !!! MINIMUM 7 QOUTES (THEY PREFER PARAPHRASES )

Question 246 explore the causes of poor behaviour

Module AimsTo provide you with the opportunity: ·To make an in depth study of behavioural difficulties in foundation stage UK PRIMARY SCHOOL ·To explore the causes of poor behaviour ·To identify and evaluate the strategies which can be applied to help learners with behavioural problems Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this module, you should be able to: LO1Critically evaluate the nature and causes of learning difficulties and disabilities LO2Demonstrate an understanding of different models of disability and the theories relating to behavioural difficulties LO3Analyse different strategies for tackling inappropriate behaviour in a learning support context. LO4Produce work of an appropriate standard using acceptable oral and written English and meeting academic demands. task 1(700 WORDS FOR ALL DISCUSSIONS) Online discussion tasks (equivalent to 1,000 words – weighting 20%)Your tutor will set up and facilitate four online discussions over the course of the module. In your contributions you will be expected to demonstrate your ability to meet the given learning outcomes. You are required to respond to others, and take the discussion forward, to aid this, some discussions may come with restrictions (e.g. characters or word counts). There will be deadlines to meet to contribute to the discussions.After each discussion create and maintain a reflective log of your own development and learning from the discussion. You can copy and paste extracts and this will enable you to complete an overall reflection of the online discussions. Use the learning outcomes as a guide in undertaking your reflections. Within your reflections assess how you feel your participation has developed over the four discussions, the strengths you have shown and areas for development. As you complete the reflection you can use extracts from the discussions within the work by cutting and pasting these and labelling them with the date when they were produced. QUESTIONS ARE: 1.Discussion 3 – How do cultural differences within your setting impact behaviour? What strategies are used? Discussion 4 : How would you improve managing inappropriate behaviour in your workplace? Take into consideration data protection, human rights, ethical procedures and confidentiality issues Discussion 2 : How effective are the strategies for managing behaviour in your setting?( I HAVE ALREADY MADE A COMMENT THAT MY SCHOOL IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT, WE HAVE SUPPLY TEACHRS AND THEY ALL DO WHAT THEY WANT SO YOU NEED TO BARE THIS IN MIND WHEN WRITING ANYTHING task 2 (3000 WORDS) Using information from a variety of sources and showing wide background reading, discuss a behavioural issue of your own choice. Suggestions for topics include:·a ‘condition’ such as ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism·a specific problem such as bullying·personality types·positive assertive discipline in practice However, you may choose a behaviour related topic that is not listed above. If you choose to do so, make sure you have discussed its suitability with your module tutor before you begin. You will need to debate issues around your chosen topic and you must include a discussion of:·the role of the learning support worker regarding behaviour·workplace behaviour policy and procedures·Legislation regarding exclusions·inclusion·equal opportunitiesIt may be appropriate to consider a case study related to an individual child with behavioural problems, or of a group of children where behaviour is an issue. You will be expected to discuss possible or actual strategies for dealing with this behavioural issue, relating your discussions to behaviour theory. HARVARD REFERENCING !!! MINIMUM 7 QOUTES (THEY PREFER PARAPHRASES )

Question 247 Lesson Plan Template

Use the “SIOP Lesson Plan Template,” located in the Student Success Center. Identify and select the ELP Standards from your state. Create a content objective and a language objective using the English Language Arts Standards from your state. Consider applicable language acquisition stages of development in your lesson planning. Include a 500-750 word rationale that includes an explanation regarding how the following aspects of SIOP were accounted for within the design of your lesson: Lesson Preparation Building Background Comprehensible Input Strategies Interaction Practice and Application Lesson Delivery Review and Assessme

Question 248 Intstructional strategies

In this assignment you will continue working on the lesson plan you started in Topic 1. Identify academic language, including key vocabulary, functions, and form from your informational text selection and complete the “Academic Language” sections on the COE Lesson Plan Template. Next, identify three different instructional strategies to teach the informational text that you think will meet the needs of the students described in the Class Profile. Consider how these strategies will work together to create relevancy, rigor, and cultural sensitivity for all students. Script a separate “Learning and Teaching Activities” section of the COE Lesson Plan Template (100-250-words) for each instructional strategy that includes 10 DOK (depth of knowledge) questions based on your selected informational text. Each “I Do” entry should have a corresponding “Students Do” entry and corresponding “Differentiation” entry. Include one instructional strategy in the “Learning and Teaching Activities” section of the COE Lesson Plan template. Include the other two instructional strategies on a separate sheet of paper. APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Question 249 Deconstructing Lesson Plans

Select a first- to fifth-grade level lesson plan from the Internet aligned to a Common Core English Language Arts standard (national or state). In a 500-750 word analysis, deconstruct and critique the thoroughness of the lesson plan components, with special emphasis on the learning and related activities of the lesson. Use the COE Lesson Plan Template as a point of reference for evaluating the components. After your critique, rewrite the lesson on the COE Lesson Plan Template integrating standards and skills from another discipline (for example, math or science). Submit the lesson plan you found, your analysis of it and your revised, integrated lesson plan to your instructor. APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Question 250 Resource Selection

Building on the lesson plan you have been creating in this course, create or locate three visual aid resources that can be used with the text you selected and activities you developed. They should promote critical thinking and problem solving, as well as increase student engagement and achievement. Be sure to cite your sources if you do not create the resources yourself. Update and submit the “Instructional Materials, Equipment, and Technology” section in your COE Lesson Plan Template. In addition, submit a 500-750-word explanation defending how the visual aid resources increase student engagement and achievement for your students, based on the “Class Profile.” Include one or more learning theories to support your case. (Citations are only necessary if quotes are used.) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Question 251. Prior Knowledge Pre Assesment

Based on the lesson plans you are developing, create an aligned pre-assessment to measure students’ prior knowledge. Include a scripted introduction to the pre-assessment and 4-6 questions you can ask the students in order to pre-assess and gather information. Include a closing stating what you expect to discover regarding their knowledge, skills, and understandings on the informational text selection and academic language. Address this assignment in a 250-500 word paper. Include a brief statement about the pre-assessment and the 4-6 questions on your COE Lesson Plan Template. Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Submit the paper for this assignment; the template will be submitted in the next assignment for this Topic.

Question 252 Financial Operations

For this week’s assignment, you will perform some fieldwork. Hopefully, as noted early on in the course, you have established an appointment to meet with an athletic administrator who is responsible for the financial operations, either by phone, email, or at best in person. This week, you will interview an athletic department’s Business Manager or any other position responsible for the financial operations at an institution. Your paper should address the following: Develop a set of questions used to interview the desired individual in your geographic area. Create a variety of alternative questions for you interviewee if your first set of questions is unable to be answered. Be sure your questions are open-ended; avoid questions eliciting a one word answer. Limit the questions to the following topics: Financial Distinctiveness of Intercollegiate Athletics, Organizational Structure within Intercollegiate Athletics, Financial Configuration, Financial Operations, Financial Statements, Budgeting, and Collegiate Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA). Please be sure to use APA formatting for your interview report.

Question 253 Indigenous Self-Determination in Education

Week Learning Objectives • Indicate examples of resistance and self-determination in education • Relate teaching content to the dominant society Required Instructional Materials Video • Watch Video Lectures, You Tube Video, & Check out the Strelley School Website • Watch the Video Interview with Dr. Robin Minthorn • Watch this Film: Rabbit Proof Fence o This film is available through University Libraries or to rent through YouTube. Reading Book: Indigenous Knowledge and Education • Chapter by Kenneth Liberman Book: To Remain an Indian • Chapters 3 & 4 Activities Group Discussion Discussion prompt: 1. Describe one example from the film of how the 3 girls demonstrated resistance to the assimilationist agenda enforced upon them. 2. Then, describe one example of self-determination efforts at the Strelley School in the chapter by Liberman. 3. How was the teaching content in American Indian schools reflective of teaching dominant societal life ways? and how did Native students or teachers challenge these schools’ agendas? (from Lom/McCarty chapters) Reply instructions: 1st Reply – share your comments or questions based on one classmate’s post 2nd Reply – create an outline of another classmate’s post to show them how you organized their response (they will see how their post made sense to others)

Question 254 Introduction to Needs Analysis

for the second article which i need first : Reflection Papers (2-3 pages each, double spaced) For each paper, choose a topic in your readings that you would like to delve into, expand on, relate to, reflect on or otherwise offer insight into or question a point or issue that catches your attention. You can write an interpretation, a critique, an expansion, or any other method of discussion. The only requirements are that you refer to the relevant passage(s), focus on one topic or theme, write coherently and proofread your paper.

Question 255 Vocabulary Development Game

Create an engaging vocabulary game that utilizes five different teaching strategies for vocabulary development. These strategies should also address Common Core’s three tiers of academic language: Common words, which most children acquire in daily conversations in their first language; Content specific technical words, which may be commonly used or rarely used; and Words that define written text, generally more sophisticated and precise than words used in conversation OR academic vocabulary from academic texts Submit a description of the game materials and instructions on how the game is to be played in a 250-500-word essay. The vocabulary game should include strategies that can be used as informal assessments. Be sure to allow for differentiation for ELL or special needs students. The game should be one that can be replicated at home by the students and their family members. APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

Question 256 Lesson Summary and focus

Using the COE Lesson Plan Template, you will be developing a lesson plan by completing and submitting several sections of the template throughout this course. (These assignments are separate from the Benchmark assessment, which you should also be working on throughout this course.) As you submit sections and receive feedback, you may revise previously submitted sections based on that feedback before submitting the lesson plan again. (Revisions are for coherency only; they will not affect the scores you received on the initial submissions.) For this assignment, complete the “National/State Learning Standards” section by selecting a first- to fifth-grade level and a corresponding “Reading: Informational Text” strand, cluster, and standard using the “Sample Annotated Excerpt.” Complete the “Lesson Summary and Focus” section of the lesson plan. In a few sentences, briefly summarize your lesson and state its central focus based on the content and skills you are going to teach. For the grade level you are working with, select a corresponding informational text from Appendix B of the standards and list that text in the “Instructional Materials, Equipment and Technology” section of the lesson plan. Keep in mind the diverse backgrounds and needs of your students as listed in the “Class Profile.” Select a writing, speaking and listening, or language strand, cluster and standard(s) from Arizona’s College and Career and Ready Standards that align with your selections. Complete the “Classroom and Student Factors” and “Specific Learning Target(s)/Objectives” sections of the COE Lesson Plan Template. APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Question 257 Reading Response

Write a reading response for the uploaded paper (3-5 pages excluding references). You should include at least 3 other sources. Your response should answer the following questions: What are the central problems and questions addressed in this reading? What were the main findings/arguments? What are 1-2 important policy and/or research implications and why? How does this reading relate to your current or future professional life? your response should focus more on the view of Educational leadership))

Question 258 Reading Comprehension

Select an informational text from Appendix B of the Common Core standards for English Language Arts. Research a minimum of five reading comprehension-teaching strategies. Develop a graphic organizer for each strategy: Each graphic organizer will support the comprehension strategy being used. Design the graphic organizers around the informational text and strategy. Include a summary of 1-2 paragraphs for each graphic organizer explaining how you would use this in a comprehension lesson. Include your rationale. Specify the potential benefits of using each graphic organizer and how it will support assessment of knowledge. 3-5 peer-reviewed articles in support of your content. APA format _____________________________________________________ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~EXAMPLE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You will need to pick a story you want to teach your students. Then in your reading this week and in research you need to pick 5 comprehension strategies. You have to pair one strategy with a graphic organizer. For example. One comprehension strategy is asking questions. You want to pair this with a graphic organizer. Here is a link of graphic organizers that go along with the question strategy: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=question+strategy+graphic+organizer&qpvt=question+strategy+graphic+organizer&FORM=IGRE. Then you need to support why this strategy works in helping students learn comprehension. Make sure to back up your information with research. Here is what your paper should look like: Introduction. 1. Comprehension strategy followed by a graphic organizer for that strategy and then a summary with research on the importance of that stratgy. 2. Comprehension strategy followed by a graphic organizer for that strategy and then a summary with research on the importance of that stratgy. 3. Comprehension strategy followed by a graphic organizer for that strategy and then a summary with research on the importance of that stratgy. 4. Comprehension strategy followed by a graphic organizer for that strategy and then a summary with research on the importance of that stratgy. 5. Comprehension strategy followed by a graphic organizer for that strategy and then a summary with research on the importance of that stratgy. Conclusion.

Question 259 Designing Instruction

TPA Task 2 – Designing Instruction *(REVISIONS Order 335391) Give explicate, relevant details. Pay attention to the wording of the question and answer all of the question. Be consistent through out all the sections. Give time frames of assignments . Give details of assignments. You can’t give to much details. Explain and give detail like you are speaking to someone who knows nothing and needs to understand what you are saying. It’s like TPA for dummies. I will attach the TPA@Designing Instruction FinaL 21.docx that needs to be revised. I also have attached TPA Task @ Designing Instruction.docx which will provide you with the questions. I will attach screenshots of TPA modules that will help you understand how the professor wants the questions to be answered. **See attached Detailed TPA 2 Results.docx

Question 260 Child Care Budget

Use the attached form as a guide to develop the budget portion for ABC Child Care’s business plan, because it is a PDF document and you can not type in the form. Write a narrative budget(often required as part as a grant proposal) is a written explanation of what is included in each category and why

Question 261 Play observation

The Assignment: Observe play in a preschool classroom. (Include the observation site, date of observation, number of children observed and ages). Provide three examples of play. For each example provide: (each example should have a minimum of 7 sentences) *a detailed description of what you observed. *analyze the play and reflect on which type it is- (from our textbook on pages 131-133). *decide which theorist the observed play most closely matches and tell why. Choose from Erikson, Maslow, Piaget or Vvygotsky. In a summary paragraph, minimum of 5 sentences, reflect on any other activities, skills, or interventions the teacher could do to enhance the children’s play. Discuss how you will implement play into your learning environment. Resources Textbook pages 108–124. Textbook pages 131-133

Question 262 Assessment of Reading

Consider the importance of using a variety of assessments in the teaching of reading. Create a chart that identifies various types of informal, formal, formative, and summative assessments (e.g., DRA, running records, DIBELS) used to assess students reading abilities. Compare and contrast a minimum of five assessments, using the Depth of Knowledge resource for reference.

Question 263 Benchmark English Learning

In planning and instructing ELA content, it is important to be able to create a cohesive unit that encompasses various aspects of ELA including reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills. Part 1: Unit Plan For this benchmark, you will choose one of the three lesson plans you created in this course to build a weeklong unit plan. Complete the “ELA Unit Plan” template to prepare a weeklong English language arts unit plan. Utilize any previously received feedback from your instructor to modify and adjust instruction to meet the diverse needs of “Class Profile” students. For the ELA unit plan, include the following components. Lesson title Alignment to ELA state standards Learning objectives Instructional strategies Summary of instruction Differentiation Materials, resources, and technology Formative and summative assessments The unit plan must focus on integrating the following elements. Learning activities and instruction integrating ELA concepts on reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills that helps students apply skills to various situations, materials, and ideas. Differentiation activities based on the various cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical developmental needs of students in the “Class Profile.” Communication resources, including digital tools and resources that are student-centered, provide equitable access, and develop cultural understanding and global awareness. Formative and summative assessments to modify, adjust, and strengthen instruction. Part 2: Reflection In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on the process of creating a unit plan in English language arts. How does your unit plan help students successfully apply their developing skills to different situations, materials, and ideas? What challenges did you face when trying to meet the developmental needs of all students? How can family and community support the instruction and selected instructional strategies? APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Program competencies and national standards assessed in the benchmark assignment: 2.1 Incorporate English language arts concepts on reading, language and child development to design, deliver and evaluate instruction on reading, writing, speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills, and to help students successfully apply their developing skills to many different situations, materials, and ideas. [ACEI 2.1; InTASC 4(b), 4(d); ISTE-T 1a; MC1, MC2]

Question 264 Integrating Multimedia efia in ELA

It is important to integrate multimedia into ELA instruction and assessments when applicable in order to enhance the instruction in order to foster active engagement in literacy and create a supportive learning environment. For this assignment, create a 250-500 word digital brochure to give to families to highlight two multimedia tools that can be used to enhance literacy instruction. Your digital brochure should show how these tools would engage students in literacy and accommodate students with diverse needs. For each multimedia tool, include: Title and description How the tool will foster students’ learning and active engagement with the subject matter. How the tool creates a literate environment to engage students in high quality texts. How the tool can be adapted to meet the diverse needs of students in order to create a supportive learning environment. The role of family in supporting the learning activity and the use of this tool. Support your brochure with a minimum of three scholarly resources. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Question 265 Social Studies and the Arts Integrated Unit Plan

Throughout this course, you have had the opportunity to research and implement a learning activity that is cross-curricular with social studies and the arts, along with appropriate instructional strategies, questioning strategies, and differentiation. Part 1: Social Studies Unit Plan For this benchmark, you will plan a weeklong unit using the “Social Studies Unit Plan.” The unit plan should include social studies integrated with the visual arts and require students to research a country of their choice. You may adapt any previous assignments and lesson plans in the creation of this mini-unit plan, as long as the lessons form a planned cohesive unit. The unit plan will focus on government and economics of the selected country, U.S. and world history (comparing the selected country to the U.S), and geography and social studies of the selected country. Use the “Class Profile” for background information on your students in order to differentiate to meet the diverse needs of students. Design the unit plan so that it: Develops students’ abilities to make informed decisions in a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world. Integrates visual arts to promote communication, inquiry, and engagement. Incorporates responsible use of media, digital tools, and resources, including: Virtual pen pal options with students from the selected country. Safety measures for using the Internet in the classroom. Research of performance and visual arts of the selected country. How students can communicate and collaborate with students of other cultures. Part 2: Rationale Along with the unit, submit a 250-500 word rationale that explains the reasoning behind your instructional strategies and choices. Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice. APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Program competencies and national standards assessed in the benchmark assignment: 1.4 Promote responsible student use of active technologies to collaborate in positive face-to-face and virtual local and global environments through applying effective interpersonal communication skills. [ACEI 1.0; InTASC 3(b), 3(g), 3(h), 3(m), 3(n), 3(o); ISTE-T 4a, 4c; MC1, MC4, MC5] 2.4: Use the major concepts and modes of inquiry from the social studies—the integrated study of history, geography, the social sciences, and other related areas—to promote elementary students’ abilities to make informed decisions as citizens of a culturally diverse democratic society and interdependent world. [ACEI 2.4; InTASC 4(b), 4(m), 4(o), 4(p) 5(g); MC2, MC5] 2.5: Use—as appropriate to their own understanding and skills—the content, functions, and achievements of the performing arts (dance, music, theater) and the visual arts as primary media for communication, inquiry, and engagement among elementary students. [ACEI 2.5; InTASC 5(e), 5(n), 8(h), 8(m), 8(q); MC1, MC2]

Question 266 Wax Museum Assessment

Creating formative and summative assessments for your assignments is an essential part of guiding instruction for learning. Not only are assessments ensuring that learning is taking place, they are checking for mastery of skills taught. In Topic 4, you created a wax museum project for your students. In order to modify, strengthen, and adjust instruction as students are creating the wax museum project, research and decide how you will formatively assess students. Additionally, create a summative assessment for the students. Part 1: Assessment Plan For this assignment, you will create an assessment plan describing how you will conduct formative assessments while students are creating the project, along with a summative assessment. Your assessment plan should include: The social studies content standards, the arts standards, and the lesson objectives from the original lesson that the assessment plan will align to and measure. Four specific examples of formative assessments you will implement. Description of a summative assessment. Rubric for the summative assessment. Your plan to provide effective, descriptive feedback in a timely manner to students following the assessments. Specific ways you will accommodate for students with disabilities and language barriers. Part 2: Reflection Write a 250-500 word reflection describing your assessment plan. In the summary address: How the ethical use of various assessments and data guides you to identify students’ strengths and needs to promote growth. How your assessments will support continuous progress in teaching and learning and demonstrate gains in skills and knowledge. How your assessments, both formative and summative, can be differentiated to meet the needs of various students. Submit your assessment plan with your reflection as one deliverable. APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Question 267 Marketing Your Program

Course Project: Building Your Early Childhood Program Part 8: Marketing Plan This week you complete the final part of your Course Project by responding to the following scenario: Your Advisory Board has requested that you, as the director of your program, provide a marketing plan consisting of at least two marketing goals, a summary of the unique aspects of your program, and a description of your target audience(s). Your plan should also include several low-budget marketing strategies and several ideal strategies not restricted by budgetary constraints. You write a proposal that consists of the following sections. Basics of My Marketing Plan Before you decide on your marketing strategies, summarize two marketing goals, at least five unique aspects of your program, and a description of your target audience(s). My Marketing Plan With a Limited Budget Based on a restricted budget, identify at least three marketing strategies and why each strategy would be effective with your target audience(s). Include how much each of these strategies would cost. My Marketing Plan With an Unlimited Budget If you had unlimited resources, identify at least three ideas for marketing your program and provide a rationale. Include pricing information.

Question 268 Integrating Social Studies and the Arts

The integrated study of content areas allows for the engagement of students through the purposeful application of content knowledge. Social studies is a content area that can be effectively integrated with multiple aspects of the arts, including visual arts, drama, and performance. Teachers can design meaningful learning experiences that are cross-curricular and guide students in the development of interdisciplinary skills, within content area contexts, establishing a connection that encourages exploration, discovery, and expression. Part 1: Social Studies and Arts Learning Activity Research and examine a variety of teaching and instructional strategies for activities that engage students in complex thinking and meaningful tasks and lessons that integrate social studies and the arts. For this assignment, complete the “Social Studies and Arts Learning Activity” template to plan for instruction by developing a learning experience that integrates social studies and the arts and uses various forms of communication with interdisciplinary connections of real-world knowledge and skills. Select a grade level, K-8, and a state standard in social studies and one in the arts that can be met in your learning activity. The “Social Studies and Arts Learning Activity” template includes: Social studies standard, arts standard, and grade level Learning objectives 100-150 word description of the learning activity that integrates social studies and the arts Instructional strategy Part 2: Reflection In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on integrating social studies and the arts into one lesson. How does your learning activity and instructional strategy foster the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the content area of social studies and various forms of the arts? Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice. Support your findings with at least two scholarly resources. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Question 269 Create an Executive Summary

Instructions You have had the opportunity to explore issues related to financial aid assistance for students in higher education and how this impacts enrollment management functions. With this information and other experiences you have had both within and outside of this course, you will now prepare an executive summary, acting in a hypothetical enrollment management role, explaining to stakeholders the current state of financial aid and access to opportunities for those interested in pursuing higher education and how this impacts enrollment management strategies at your institution. For this assignment, include the following in your summary: Discuss your findings in a brief executive summary for hypothetical presentation to chief academic officers at your higher education institution or a higher education institution with which you are familiar. The executive summary should not exceed three pages in length. Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included. Length: 2-3 pages, not including title and reference pages

Question 270 Social Studies Differentiation Plan

Differentiation and modifications are an important component of preparing lesson plans that utilize strategies and resources aimed at identified student learning goals. It guides the teacher in creating differentiated instruction to meet the diverse needs of all students. Part 1: Template For this assignment, use the lesson plan information you have already been working with (including any revisions you would like to make) to complete the “Social Studies Differentiation” template that includes: Social Studies and the arts standards and grade level Learning objectives 100-150 word description of the learning activity that integrates social studies and the arts Instructional strategy Using the “Class Profile,” select three students who are performing below or above grade level (at least one of each) and complete the template, describing how you will differentiate the instruction and assessment for the students. Formative Assessment Part 2: Reflection In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect on the process of designing an activity that integrates both social studies and the arts, along with how the questioning strategies and differentiation techniques help enhance your learning activity. How can you collaborate with and incorporate the input, contributions, and knowledge of families, colleagues, and other professionals in order to meet the diverse needs of students? Support your findings with at least two scholarly resources. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

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Question 271 Confirm Qualitative Research Design Is Appropriate to Research Focus

nstructions Based on the results of Week 1—Assignment 1, and after a review of the Week 1 Resources, you will create a video presentation by using a video capturing tool located in NCUOne. To access the video capturing tool, follow the tutorial found in your Books and Resources for this Week. You will explain your selection of a qualitative research design appropriate for the qualitative method and the educational problem of inquiry. Be sure to describe how and why this specific research design is appropriate and relevant to your qualitative research focus. If you have a documented accommodation or other reason you cannot create a video, please contact your professor as soon as possible for additional guidance. Length: 1-2 minutes References: Describe in your video any Week 1 Resource or other sources that were informative and aided your choice of preferred design.

Question 272 Dietary Considerations Action Plan

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read in your course text Chapter 4, Menu Planning, and Trevor’s Enrollment Form. You have just discovered that Trevor, a 7-year-old boy in your after-school program, has a severe food allergy. For this discussion, you will explain what you would do before menu planning to ensure Trevor’s safety. You will also offer alternatives to the menu items. In your initial post, Create an action plan based on the information shared on the form. Explain what you would need to do before creating Trevor’s menu. Discuss how you would proceed before menu planning. Suggest alternatives to the following menu items: 6 oz low-fat milk Peanut butter (1.5 tbs) on a half slice of whole-grain bread 3 oz blueberry-flavored yogurt 1/2 C strawberry slices 1/2 C steamed green beans

Question 273 Indoor and Outdoor Environments

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read in your course text Chapter 8, Safety and the Physical Environment, to learn about safety features for both indoor and outdoor areas for children. Also, be sure to have retrieved your randomly assigned image of an environmental area of a preschool from the Indoor and Outdoor Environments Image Bank quiz. In the early childhood profession, children’s safety is critical. The discussion’s purpose is to examine safety aspects of the early childhood learning environment. In your initial post, Post the picture from the Indoor and Outdoor Environment quiz to reference in your discussion. Discuss the aspects of your assigned photo that promote the overall safety in the early childhood setting. Examine alternatives for your assigned scene that would create a safer environment for young children.

Question 274 Suspected Abuse Reporting

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, review Chapter 8 of the textbook and read the following: Implementing a Collaborative Support Model for Educators Reporting Child Maltreatment Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect (Links to an external site.) State Statutes Search (Links to an external site.) As an early childhood education professional, you may likely encounter suspected child abuse or neglect. The discussion’s purpose is to familiarize yourself with mandated reporting procedures. In your initial post, Locate the statute for the state where you live or work. Examine what to consider and be mindful of regarding suspected abuse or neglect in this profession. https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/laws-policies/state/ https://www.kaplanco.com/ii/child-abuse-neglect

Question 275 HIGHER EDUCATION

Discuss one example of a current and critical issue in higher education today. Cite at least two recent articles (academic journal articles, the Chronicle – avoid non-academic sources) and provide references for the sources in APA style. At least 250 words (about a 1/2 page or 2-3 paragraphs) and no more than 650 (about 1.5 pages).

Question 276 Personal Educational Philosophy

  1. Your personal educational philosophy whish is Progressivism philosophy. What educational experiences influenced your philosophy? How does your philosophy impact upon teaching and learning? B. Conduct an analysis the one of Mississippi Education Laws and No Child Left Behind Act, and resulting policies (whether negative and positive) that impact upon your personal educational philosophy. This section should include the following information for both laws identified: i. A brief, thorough summary of each law listed ii. A discussion of how the law either supports or conflicts with your identified educational philosophy iii. A proposed amendment to the law that will positively impact upon your educational philosophy (To amend the law, use the strikethrough feature of Microsoft Word and replace the language with your proposed changes within the margin of the text using the insert comment feature in Microsoft Word. C. One-pager—Your local legislator has contacted you about the state Law that you choose in B. You have been asked to prepare a one-pager that can be shared with other legislative members as your local representative seeks support to get your proposed changes enacted into law. Create a one-pager the local representative can readily share. Remember, legislators are busy. Be creative with what you create. Maximize the moment.

Question 277 Communicable/Accute Illness

TITLE: Communicable/Acute Illness Newsletter Introduction: Protecting children’s health in group settings requires teachers/families to have a sound understanding of common communicable illnesses-what causes them, how they are transmitted, and how they can be controlled. This assignment fulfills: Module Outcome 1:You will have discussed the importance of being knowledgeable about children’s communicable and acute illnesses Course Outcome 1: You will have applied knowledge of NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development for health. General Education Competency: You will have used critical thinking to analyze problems and make logical decisions.. The Assignment: Create a one-page (front ony) health newsletter for teachers/families. Decide what information should be presented, how technical it should be, and how it should be presented. Decide upon layout, design, and art. Grading Criteria: Your newsletter should contain valuable information that will assist teachers/families in the area of communicable/acute illness. Your newsletter SHOULD address one specific illness that is common among young children up to age 8. You will need to include the following: illness addressed how the disease/illness is transmitted prevention measures for how it can be controlled (in the classroom and at home). signs/symptoms to look for steps to take once a child is ill Along with your newsletter include a one paragraph summary (minimum of 5 sentences) discussing how NC FELD supports your course of action when dealing with acute and communicable illnesses. (What domain, subdomain, indicators, strategies would you use?)

Question 278 forum discussion

Online Education Strategies Use the Discussion Forum to introduce yourself to the class. Please include the name you prefer to be called in class, your intended area of study, and something new that you learned while completing the Scavenger Hunt activity. This is also a good time to ask any additional questions you might have about University of the People, and how to find the resources you need or to get your questions answered while attending the school. Begin using your classmates as additional sources of information. Since many of you are from different areas, countries and cultures, please answer the following: What is the role of higher education institutions today? Has their mission changed in the past few decades? Have student profiles changed? Have ways of learning changed? If you were establishing your own university, what would be its mission and goals? Previous: Reading AssignmentNext: Scavenger Hunt Activity Skip Table of contents TABLE OF CONTENTS Overview Introduction Reading Assignment Discussion Assignment Scavenger Hunt Activity

Question 279 Literacy Toolkit 2: Reading and Writing

It is important to design and develop multiple forms of instructional and differentiation strategies in order to implement instruction aligned to standards-based concepts related to reading and writing. Part 1: Reading and Writing Chart Using the “Literacy Toolkit 2: Reading and Writing” template, choose a grade level 1-8 and identify three standards related to reading and writing. For each standard chosen: Identify an aligned instructional strategy. Describe how you would differentiate the strategy to accommodate student needs. Research and identify materials, including digital tools and resources, needed to customize and personalize learning activities to meet the various learning styles of students during implementation of the strategy. Part 2: Reading and Writing Reflection Using the “Literacy Toolkit 2: Reading and Writing” template, summarize and reflect, in 250-500 words, on the strategies and aligned differentiation you would use to inform your instruction of reading and writing standards-based concepts. How can you make effective use of existing and emerging tools and resources to support the learning of all students? Include how your instructional strategies apply to the writing process including the processes and steps when developing a composition. Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice. Submit your “Literacy Toolkit 2: Reading and Writing” template and your reflection as one deliverable. This completed assignment will be the second part of your Literacy Toolkit and will inform your assignment in Topic 6. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Question 280 Comprehensive Early Reading Plan

Now that you have researched instructional strategies to use when introducing literacy concepts, you will now put those strategies into practice as you decide strategies for instruction and assessment. For this benchmark, use the case scenario provided to develop a comprehensive, research-based early reading plan. Part 1 Student: Mark Age: 6 Grade: 1 Mark is in the first grade and has transferred to a new school in the middle of the school year. Mark’s parents set up a meeting with his new first grade teacher to discuss their concerns with Mark’s reading skills. His previous teacher had wanted to discuss concerns about his reading skills with them, but they moved before they were able to meet and address these concerns. Mark’s new first grade teacher evaluated his reading skills with various assessments and noted some skill deficits in reading. At this age, most of Mark’s classmates are able to recognize various sight words, such as, “and”, “said”, “has”, “have”, “is”, “to”, “the”, “a”, and “was.” Mark is struggling each time he comes across these words and his oral reading skills are slow and strenuous. He requires a lot of prompting and sometimes says the wrong letter and sometimes just guesses at words. When listening to a passage read aloud, Mark has difficulty answering simple comprehension questions about the main idea or characters. Mark’s new first grade teacher has set up a follow-up meeting with Mark’s parents to discuss the results of his assessments and to inform them of the instructional goals he has put in place for Mark to help with his reading skills. The following are his instructional goals: After listening to a passage or story, Mark will be able to recall two or three of the sequenced events. Mark will be given a brief reading passage on his instructional level, be able to read it aloud, and recall the main ideas. Mark will say the corresponding sound when provided with a letter or letter combination. When prompted with a word, Mark will be able to say a word slowly (sounding it out) and then faster (reading it as a whole), when given a CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant). When shown sight words, Mark will automatically state the word. Part 2 Sequence each of Mark’s instructional goals described in the case scenario in the order you would address them with her if you were Mark’s teacher. In 100-250 words, explain your rationale for the sequence. Part 3 Research and select an early reading strategy for one of Mark’s goals. In 500-750 words, describe the strategy in detail with a rationale that explains how it is designed to help Mark achieve that goal. Provide the learning theories and connections across curriculum to support the developed strategy. Provide the long- and short-term plans for Mark and resources (reading specialist, resource teacher, etc.) you would utilize to implement this plan. Support your rationale with two scholarly resources. Part 4 Develop an activity that aligns to the chosen strategy you identified in Step 3 that Mark could do at home. In 250-500 words, describe the activity, as well as how you would establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with Mark’s parents and encourage them to help implement it. Submit your sequenced list of goals, their associated reading strategies and rationales, and the at-home activity to your instructor as one deliverable Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Question 281 Prenatal and Newborn Development Brochure

Resource: Brochure Builder Scenario: Your school is reaching out to new parents or parents-to-be in your community whose children may eventually go to your school. The outreach program is attempting to educate parents on prenatal and newborn development in the hopes that parents will better prepare their children for kindergarten. Create a visual presentation describing prenatal and newborn development to be handed out or presented through the outreach program. Your presentation can be in the form of a brochure, poster, diagram, mind map, or any other visual that is appropriate for the subject. Include the following: A brief description of the key milestones in prenatal and newborn development Tips to support development through the first year Analysis of current research concerning cultural influences on child development Comparison of biological and environmental influences on development (nature versus nurture) A brief explanation of how parents’ understanding of prenatal and newborn development can help their children succeed in school Note: For examples of current education technology tools and resources, refer to the Technology Resource Library and Educational Technology Toolkit on the College of Education Resources page.

Question 282 Learning Journal Unit 2

UNIV 1001B Online Education Strategies – Learning Journal Unit 2 Here is an opportunity to practice your peer assessment skills on a fictitious (fabricated) assignment. After you read the students assignment, please fill out the ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (for practicing). The assessment criteria form is below the fictitious students’ assignment. You can fill it out and then copy and paste it in the Learning Journal. 1. Imagine that the following is a class assignment from a peer student. 2. Read the directions for the assignment that your peer was supposed to follow; making sure that the student understood the directions completely. 3. Read the “submitted assignment” completed by your “peer”. 4. Review the grading/assessment criteria, making sure that you understand what criteria you are to grade/assess for this peers assignment. 5. Grade/assess the assignment using the assessment form (under the students’ assignment), making sure that you provide feedback to support the grade/assessment that you have given to your peer. 6. Before submitting, the peer student was to check to make sure they made no errors. You will ONLY submit the assessment grading and feedback information in the Learning Journal, which is the assessment criteria form below the student’s assignment. “ASSIGNMENT” DIRECTIONS that the fictitious (fake) student was supposed to follow are below, the student was supposed to: Research an International Non-Governmental Organization that works on behalf of human rights issues. Share the name and the mission of this organization, along with a summary of some recent work that they have done to advocate for and protect human rights of a particular group(s) and indicate why this work was necessary. Also, the student was to discuss any challenges that they have encountered through their work. Their paper should be at least 500 words in length. And they are to provide a word count. This is the Fictitious Submitted Assignment from your peer student that you need to Assess: One non-governmental organization that deals with human rights issues is Amnesty International. I have chosen this organization because it is found in many countries of the world. There have been many problems throughout the world that included torture, illegal arrests and abuse of police and army powers. Many people were killed and some disappeared. Amnesty international was involved in campaigning against such human rights abuses. Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization. According to its website, that is https://www.amnesty.org/en/who-we-are/ Amnesty International is found in more than 150 countries of the world. It is found in virtually all continents. Amnesty International is a body of volunteers, who are either members or supporters. Their main objective is to carry campaigns against the abuse of human rights. Their main point of reference is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which many countries of the world signed. It also is interested in other human rights standards of various countries and regions of the world. Amnesty international has assisted in many countries where there are civil wars and unrest. This is so because these are the areas where human rights abuses are rampant. In Africa Amnesty international assisted in identifying human rights abuses in countries such as Ivory Coast, Libya and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Another place is Syria. Syria has had an uprising that is more than a year now. This uprising started during the Arab uprisings of 2011. Most people in some Arab states rose against their dictatorial governments. As a result, the Syrian government ordered mass killings of the civilians. Many civilians are arrested and tortured by the government security forces. As a result Amnesty international has taken a leading role in highlighting the abuses that are taking place in Syria. This has alerted many countries about atrocities in that country. Another country where Amnesty International has highlighted human rights abuses is in Egypt. In Egypt, many civilians were tried under the military court. Most human rights activists are against such an act. Military courts must only try cases of soldiers, not civilians. Many people, as a result, are tortured or unlawfully detained. So Amnesty International has raised their concern on that. It also puts some news of abuses on its website so that many people can access such information. What Amnesty International has done is very important. It has averted genocides and mass killings in many countries. Human lives and suffering have been averted. What Amnesty International does is just like whistle blowing the injustices perpetrated against citizens in these countries. Amnesty International has many challenges. One of the challenges it faces is that of resources. Since the funds come from donations it usually has insufficient money to carry its work to the fullest. Another challenge is that some of its workers come under threat from armed groups and even governments. Some of its work is targeted by the government, much that some of these have been arrested and tortured as well. There are many non-governmental organizations that champion human rights in the world. In this essay, the writer has discussed the great work done by Amnesty International. The most recent work has been in Arab countries, where civilians have arisen against their dictatorial governments. ASSESSMENT CRITERIA (for practicing) Element 1: Did this assignment provide the name and the mission of the International NGO (non-governmental group)? -The name of the International NGO and the mission were both clearly stated= 10 points -Only one of these two components were provided= 5 points -Did not address this part of the assignment = 0 points Use the feedback box to provide your peer with the reason you did or did not give full credit for this element. Weight: 1.00 Grade (max 10 points): Feedback: Element 2: Did this assignment summarize, in the student’s own words, some of the recent work to advocate for and protect the human rights of a particular group or groups of people? -This was thoroughly described and answered = 10 points -Addressed most of the question, but could have been more detailed and elaborated further = 7 points -The answer was very brief and in need of much further explanation= 4 points -Did not address this part of the assignment = 0 points Use the feedback box to provide your peer with the reason you did or did not give full credit for this element. Weight: 1.00 Grade (max 10 points): Feedback: Element 3: Did the assignment address the reasons why this human rights work was necessary, as well as any challenges that arose in providing this work? -This was thoroughly described and answered = 10 points -Addressed most of the question, but could have been more detailed and elaborated further = 7 points -The answer was very brief and in need of much further explanation= 4 points -Did not address this part of the assignment = 0 points Use the feedback box to provide your peer with the reason you did or did not give full credit for this element. Weight: 1.00 Grade (max 10 points): Feedback: Element 4: Did the paper meet the length requirements of at least 500 words? -A provided word count was at least 500 words in length = 10 points -A provided word count was less than 500 words in length, but more than 400 words in length = 7 points -A provided word count was less than 400 words in length, but more than 300 words in length = 5 points -A provided word count was less than 300 words in length = 3 points -A provide word count was not given = 0 points Use the feedback box to provide your peer with the reason you did or did not give full credit for this element. Weight: 1.00 Grade (max 10 points): Feedback: Element 5: Indicate what level of effort it looks like your peer invested in this assignment. Use the below key to award points (10 max.) -Intense Effort = 10 pts -Average Effort = 5 pts -Minimal Effort = 0 pts Use the feedback box to provide your peer with the reason you did or did not give full credit for this element. Weight: 1.00 Grade (max 10 points): Feedback: General comment:

Question 283  Annotate 8 articles related to Action Research proposal.

My action research topic is – Culturally responsive teaching and how does the culture impact students behavior in the classroom. Annotate eight articles related to your Action Research proposal. Reminder, follow APA rules for your annotations. Be certain to title your Annotations as follows: RESEARCH PROPOSAL TITLE Begin Annotations following APA guidelines. Reminder, when you write the annotations, you will follow APA format. Your annotations should be related to how the article could help support your research idea.

Question 284 Bilingualism in America theory

Each entry should include the following: Title – Use the full citation of the reading (in APA format) Summary – Provide a summary of key points and note any details, key concepts/terms, etc. which particularly struck you. Analysis – Your analysis of and reaction to the reading. Did you agree or disagree with the author? Why? What new insights did you gain (if any) from the reading? Was the reading helpful in understanding the topic? Why or why not? Did this remind of you of something from your own experience? Did you gain any ideas you want to try out in your class with your own students? How does it relate to other things you have read for this class or others? Bring hard copies of your reading responses to share with the other students in class. Upload a copy prior to class.

Question 285 Confronting Colonial Blindness in Citizenship Education

Each entry should include the following: Title – Use the full citation of the reading (in APA format) Summary – Provide a summary of key points and note any details, key concepts/terms, etc. which particularly struck you.( 550 words) Analysis – Your analysis of and reaction to the reading. Did you agree or disagree with the author? Why? What new insights did you gain (if any) from the reading? Was the reading helpful in understanding the topic? Why or why not? Did this remind of you of something from your own experience? Did you gain any ideas you want to try out in your class with your own students? How does it relate to other things you have read for this class or others? Bring hard copies of your reading responses to share with the other students in class. Upload a copy prior to class.

Question 286 Social Checklist

The Assignment For the assignment you will develop a checklist to use to observe social interactions of elementary age individuals and/or middle school age individuals. Visit a mall, school, playground, sporting event, or a place where these individuals gather in groups for your observation. Use the information from our text to also provide you with some ideas to include in your checklist. These are some possibilities that you can use: *types of interactions observed *if possible, topics discussed by individuals *make up of the group: gender, ethnicities, etc. *cultural aspects of the observation *appropriate/inappropriate behaviors (moral reasoning/behavior) *examples of self esteem, self concept shown by different group members *social influences, peer groups After you have gathered some information and included this in a checklist, provide a two paragraph summary of your observations. You need to also include: place of observation, date and length of time (a minimum of 30 minutes is recommended), age, gender, and number of individuals observed. Include how you can relate your findings to a stage of development or a theorist discussed in our text. Your submission should consist of the checklist and your summary. There are some examples in the that may give you some ideas for checklists. (See Appendix Developmental Checklists. These include a variety of domains, but look at those school age items that support Social Development)

Question 287 Infant feeding research

Your assignment must be in a chart format and will consist of 3 parts. Part 1-Obtain information about the feeding issue/concern Part 2- List/discuss effects the feeding issue may have on an infants development/growth Part 3- Describe what caregivers should do on the child’s behalf Your submission should have a 1 paragraph (minimum of 7 sentences) discussion about your findings/reflections with this topic. What domain and indicators, from NC FELD support the decision you made? Have you had any experiences with infant feeding issues?(your children, children you work with?) Did this assignment allow you to gain new knowledge about this topic? Did the assignment raise any questions about infant feeding? (You may include any topics of discussion)

Question 288 Key Assessment Media Review

For this assignment you will develop a portfolio of various types of media that give messages to youth and adolescent on self-image, and perhaps use stereotypes of gender roles, social class, and ethnicities to depict typical behavior. Give five examples for each of the assigned age groups, from a variety of media sources. The age groups are, Elementary (Early Childhood), Middle School (Middle Childhood) and High School (Adolescnce). Provide the following information: – age group – media source (examples are newspapers, commercials, television programs, cartoons, radio, internet, magazines), give exact information such as date, time, or a link to the specific source – summarize the media message in three to four sentences – state the specific impact intended on the age group in three or four sentences – provide the specific target audience within the age group, for example, gender, ethnicity, income, class – decide on the age appropriateness of the message based on your readings from this class – as an education professional, what recommendations would you provide parents when asked about this particular media message – provide a resource for families to use to assist them in image related discussions with their child(ren) Grading Criteria You will be graded on the criteria above and the completeness of your answers. You should have a total of 15 medias (5 for each age group). Medias you discuss can be appropriate/inappropriate for the various age groups. For example: children watch “The Family Guy”- would that be appropriate? yes/no. If not appropriate, why? You will also need to integrate information from our text into your submission.

Question 289 Proficiency Standards

Using the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) website or the department of education website in your state, choose one English language proficiency (ELP) standard from each of the following domains: Listening and speaking Reading Writing For each standard, complete the “English Language Proficiency Chart” by including the following: The ELP standard The correlating language arts standards or Common Core Standard A learning activity aligned with these standards APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Question 290 ELL Proficiency Standards

Using the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards from Arizona or from your state, select the stage for a grade level of your choice. Based on the Common Core Standards’ English Language Arts (ELA) performance objectives or the English Language Arts Standards from your state, create a learning activity that is aligned with a learning objective at the basic proficiency level on the ELP standards for each of the following domains: Listening and Speaking Reading Writing Account for language acquisition principles within the design of your activities. Include a 250-500 word rationale that describes how each activity addresses the characteristics of the ELL at the basic level and how language acquisition principles have been accounted for within your design. Include ideas for strategies to differentiate these activities for students in the pre-production and early production stages. Support this assignment with at least three scholarly resources. While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using the documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Question 291 Graphic Organizer

Create a graphic organizer or use the “Instructional Strategies for ELLs” to identify and describe oral, reading, and writing strategies appropriate for each ELL proficiency label. Include a justification as to why each strategy is applicable to the specific ELL proficiency label, citing references. While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using the documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Question 292 The Impact of Specific Language Impairment on Teaching and Learning, and how to mitigate it.

Critically evaluate the current understandings of specific language impairment from national and international perspectives. Draw upon the evidence considers how these needs are likely to impact upon learning and teaching. Illustrate by practical examples from your own experience

Question 293 TPA 2 Designing Instruction

I have attached some files to explain the assignment. The attachment TPA 2 Designing Instruction is the assignment that needs to be completed. I have also attached a few other files to explain how the assignment “TPA 2 Designing Instruction” needs to be completed and what is expected from the completed assignment.

Question 294 Individualized Intensive Interventions

Read each article. Define each child behavior problem. Define several of that response to the behavior. Describe classroom management strategies that you would set up for on specific child that also works for the whole classroom. Go back to (Sarah Article) Write one paragraph 1. How to set up the classroom for Sarah specific need. 2. How to work with one on one with her speech. 3. How to work with her parent, Director or center.

Question 295 Creating an interview and questionnaire questions for Thesis

Would like to hire someone to create an interview questions and questionnaires that is suitable for middle school/secondary students. Attached with this order is the updated thesis proposal and I have made few interview questions which are still tentative – Page 18 and Questionnaires – Page 19 If you have adapted to any articles or journal’s interview questions or questionnaires, please do let me know. This interview questions will be focusing more onto ‘Using comics in teaching distance time graph’ or ‘Using comics in teaching mathematics’

Question 296 Lesson Objective and Steps-to-Success for a topic of Transformation and Area and Perimeter

Need help in creating a lesson objective and steps to success based on the mathematics topic and the lesson outcome. The lesson outcome will be in the scheme of work and will be posted after the writer have been set. Lesson objectives and steps to success must be as simple as possible because the L.O and S2S will be given to students. The students will be from grade 6 and grade 7.

Question 297  Choice Theory VS. Win-Win Discipline Model

For this assignment, you will create a presentation (not a PowerPoint), which will be submitted in Blackboard. Either a link can be submitted in the text box (not the comment box) or a file can be attached as long as it can be opened on a Mac. We do not have the ability to open a .pub file. Many of the tools can be downloaded as a .pdf file, which will work as well. Read the materials in the Discipline Models folder. Some resources are provided to help you begin to understand the models. As with all graduate-level assignments, you will need to conduct research on your own to fulfill the requirements of the assignment. Choose two different discipline models from the folder to compare. You may choose two that interest you, two that you possibly knew about previously, two that might be appropriate for your classroom, or two that you would like to research. You will need to conduct further research on the two models you choose. Provide a summary description of each model. Compare and contrast at least 5 details of the two different models. Describe at least 3 examples of how each model would be implemented in the classroom. Since two different models will be discussed, the presentation should include a total of 6 examples of implementation. Choose a tool to use to create a presentation. The Assignment Resources folder includes a list of possible presentation tools. You may use any tool that you feel comfortable using for your presentation. Part of your education through this program is trying new tools and new technology that you will be able to apply in a classroom setting. Some of these are new tools for me. Remember, you may not use PowerPoint, and you must include text and visuals. Include purposeful visual images and written words as a part of the actual presentation. Audio and video are not required, but they can be included. It would benefit you as a classroom teacher to learn how to create audio podcasts, voice-overs, and animated presentations. Include a title slide and a reference slide. The presentation must be self-contained, which means that the information must be clear and complete. The presentation does not need to be excessively long. You will need approximately 15 slides/frames to accomplish all of the requirements.

 

Question 298 Using SEI Strategies in a SIOP Lesson Plan

Create a SIOP lesson plan in a content area of your choice for a group of ELLs at a grade and English language proficiency (ELP) level that you specify. Use the “SIOP Lesson Plan Template,” located in the Student Success Center. Identify and select the ELP Standards from your state. Create a content objective and a language objective using the English Language Arts Standards from your state. Consider applicable language acquisition stages of development in your lesson planning. Include a 500-750 word rationale that includes an explanation regarding how the following aspects of SIOP were accounted for within the design of your lesson: Lesson Preparation Building Background Comprehensible Input Strategies Interaction Practice and Application Lesson Delivery Review and Assessment While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using the documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Question 299 Proficiency Level Analysis

Analyze the proficiency level data in the “Ms. Jensen’s 7th Grade Class AZELLA Scores” document to place the students into appropriate groups for in-class activities. In a 500-750 word essay, describe how you would group these students for in-class English language arts activities. Include a rationale for your choices. Support this assignment with at least three scholarly resources. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. This assignment uses a grading rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Question 300 Community Resources Brochure

Create a brochure for immigrant families in your community that contains at least three community resources that support English acquisition. For each resource include: The name of the resource or organization. The URL of their website or relevant contact information (if applicable). A brief explanation of how each resource or organization supports English acquisition. Include a 250-500 word statement regarding culture and learning. Your statement should include: Examples of how culture affects learning. Examples of sociocultural influences on ELLs. A discussion regarding bilingualism and home language use in ELL classroom learning. Support this statement with at least three scholarly resources. While APA style is not required for this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using the documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. This assignment uses a grading rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Most frequent accounting questions

 

Question 1

  1. a) You are provided with the following information relating to V ltd

Equity and liabilities

12% debentures (shs1000 at par) 16,000

10% preference shares 6,250

Ordinary shares (Sh. 10 par) 12,500

Retained earnings 28,125

Additional information

  1. The debentures are currently selling at Sh. 950 in the market
  2. The company paid a dividend of Sh. 5.00 per ordinary share and they are expected to grow at a rate of 10% per annum.
  3. The corporation tax is 40%

Required

Effective Cost of debt (3 marks)

Cost of equity (3 marks)

Weighted Average cost of capital (4 marks)

Question 2

What is the meaning of the term Unit contribution Margin? Contribution to what? Briefly explain each of the following methods of computing Break-Even Point Units: a. Contribution Margin Approach b. Equation Approach c. Graphical Approach 3.

Question 3

What information is conveyed by a Cost-Volume-Profit graph in addition to the Company s Break-Even Point? What information is conveyed by a cost volume profit graph in addition to the company’s break-even point?

Question 4

Tax Declaration Assignment

The complexity of the tax regulations applicable to the infinitely diverse nature of business and personal transactions and diversification and growth of Business Enterprises in form and size forced taxation to branch out as a distinct specializing area in accounting. The most important function of tax accounting is preparing and filing tax returns. Currently, there are 17 types of tax declaration forms in Ethiopia to comply with the Federal Tax Laws. These are:

  1. Personal Income Tax Declarations (ERCA Form 1101 and 1102)
  2. Employment Income Tax Declarations (ECRA Form 1103 and 1104)
  3. Withholding Income Tax on Payments (ERCA Form 1105 and 1106)
  4. Rental Income Tax Declarations with Books of Accounts (ERCA Form 1201)
  5. Rental Income Tax Lessee Details Declarations (ERCA Form 1202 and 1203)
  6. Rental Income Tax Declaration without book of Accounts (ERCA from 1205 and 1206) –is the form used by the taxpayer (lessor) not marinating books of Accounts
  7. Business income Tax Declaration with Annexes (ERCA) from 1301)-This form shall be used by businesses with an annual turnover of over Birr 100.000 it is a profit and loss account with the necessary annexes
  8. Balance sheet Declaration with Annexes (ERCA from 1302) this form is used by large businesses whose annual turnover is birr 500.000 or more. All businesses are not to declare balance sheets only large businesses are required to declare balance sheets with necessary annexes Both income statements and balances sheet are declared annually
  9. Capital Gain Tax on Building Declaration with (ERCA from 1401)-is a Formby  used business to assess dispose of its factory building
  10. Capital Gain Tax on Shares Declaration (ERCA from 1402)-is a form used by any person or body while selling shares of incorporated companies
  11. Schedule D withholding Tax Declaration (ERCA from 1404 and 1405)-is a form used to declare withholding on royalty income, games of chance income, and dividend income
  12. Casual Rental income Tax Declaration (ERCA form 1406):
  13. Presumptive Tax Declaration (ERCA from 1501):
  14. Turnover Tax Declaration ERCA form 2301):
  15. Excise Tax Deformation from (ERCA A form 2101and2102):
  16. Value Added Tax Declaration (ERCA from    3001): And
  17. cost Sharing Declaration (ERCA from 4103)

As a student of taxation, one is required to understand exhaustively and completely the tax laws of the story as to comply with them and car carry one out’s duty or accountability and accurately manner the duty of reporting is directly linked to students’ complete tax declarations. The objective of this project is to introduce students to tax declarations and enable them to complete all tax declarations that are required at the Federal level. You should read all the instructions before you complete the declaration forms. The declaration forms are available at http://www.erca.gov.et.

  1. Consider ABC real estate Commission Agent plc with Tin (00051919400) located at Addis Ababa Lideta sub-city Woreda (n.a) Kebele 03/15) House No (441) Telephone No (+251-115-511625) and fax No (+251-115-511868). During the tax year 2006, ABC real estate commission Agent plc leased a building from a lessor (PLC) with TIN (0006549124) located at Addis Ababa Bole sub-city Woreda (n.a) Kebele (26) House No (356) Telephone No(+251116-181869) and Fax No(+251-116-181216).

The building has 105 m2 of rentable spaces (3 equal size rooms) on each floor including the ground floor. As per their agreement, the sub-lessor leased each m2 of rentable space on the ground floor at Br 100, 1st floor at Br 90, 2nd floor at Br 80, and so forth per month that is it declines by Br 10 for each m2 of rentable space from one floor to the next upper as we go upstairs till the 5th floor. The land lease costs will be borne by the lessor. The land lease cost amounted to Br 15,000. The building was constructed at Br 4 million. The sub-lessor has agreed to pay the cost of repairs and maintenance of the building. All other costs related to generating rental income from lessees will also be borne by the sub-lessor as per the lease term. The sub-lessor has withheld the withholding tax required by the law from rental payment to the lessor.

The sub-lessor leased the building to numerous small and medium Size businesses at the following rates: each m2 of rentable space on the ground floor at Br 280, 1st floor at Br 270, 2nd floor at Br 260, 3rd floor at Br 250, and so forth per month that is the rental income decreases by Br 10 from the lower floor to the next upper floor as we go upstairs to the 5thfloor. The spaces (the rooms) were occupied throughout the tax year 2006 and the sub-lessor (ABC Real Estate Commission Agent plc) incurs the following expenses per annum:

o Administrative salary expenses………………………………….Br25,000

o General expense……………………………………………………27,000

o Advertising expenses……………………………..………………..78,000

o Cost of repair and maintenance…………………………………….20,000

Sub-lessees withhold tax from rental payment to the sub-lessor as required by law. All sub-lessees are PLCs except those on the fourth and fifth floor, which are all sole trading.

Required:

  1. Determine withholding tax on payments of rental income to lessor and sub-lessor.
  2. Determine Taxable Rental income, Rental Income Tax liability, and Net Rental income for both the lessor and sub-lessor for the tax year 2006

ANSWER The taxable rental income of a taxpayer for a tax year is the gross amount of income derived by the taxpayer from the rental of a building or buildings for the year reduced by the total amount of deductions allowed to the taxpayer for the year.

  1. Complete Rental income tax Declaration (ERCA form 1201) for the tax year 2006 for the lessor
  2. Complete Rental Income Tax declaration (ERCA form 1201) for the tax year 2006 for the sub-lessor
  3. Complete Rental Income Tax lessees Details Declaration (ERCA form 1202and 1203) for the tax year 2006 both for the lessor and sub-lessor
  1. ABC Shoe Factory, VAT registered PLC purchased 10,000 kgs of processed leather from AWASH Leather Factory at VAT exclusive price of Br 800 per kg. It has also imported chemicals and other raw materials worth Br 500,000 (including C.I.F and other duty excluding VAT) for shoe making in the month of Tir 2007 E.C. ABC exported international standard shoes to Canada and India worth Br 4 million and sold 30,000 pairs of shoes at VAT inclusive price of Br 400 for each pair of shoes to the local market.

Required: Determine the total VAT payable or refund for the given month assuming Ethiopian Standard Vat Rate and a Vat credit Carried forward from the previous month Br 15,000.

  1. Assume Lemma Café and Restaurant plc with TIN (0006231011) located at Addis Ababa Woreda (22) Kebele (03) house No (453) Telephone No )+251-911-201717) and fax No (+251-116-181414). The TAN for employment income tax of this business is 654-01 and the factory has 2 administrative workers. Each is expected to work 160 hours per month. The details about basic salary, overtime hours, overtime duration and other employment benefits of the administrative staffs for the month of Ginbot 2007 E.C are given as follows:
S No Employee Name Basic salary Overtime Hours Overtime duration Transport Allowance
1 Teshome Ayehu Br 3,800 10 10:00p.m– 6:00a.m. 500
2 Gezhahegn Meshesha 3,200 16 Weekly rest days 1000

Both of the above employees are permanent ones and subject to pension contribution.

Required: ( Use tax law at the Federal Level)

  1. Determine Taxable Employment income and the Employment income tax liability of each employee under the tax laws currently in force in Ethiopia.
  2. Prepare the Employment income Tax Declaration that must be filed with the ERCA revenue office using Demissie Enyew as a preparer
  3. Determine the amount that must be reported on line 20 and line 30 of ERCA form 1103
  4. Show the entries required to account for salary payment.
  5. Record payroll tax expense
  6. Record payment to the revenue authority
  7. Record payment to Pension Fund
  1. Consider ARTISTIC PRINTING ENTERPRISE TIN 0000014909 located at Addis Ababa LEDETA sub-city Woreda (21) Kebele (13/53) house No(355) Telephone No(+251-115-5143388) and Fax No(+251115-511433). During the tax period, Meskerem 2005(September 2012), acquired different goods and received different services from the suppliers below. The enterprise mpaymentsment to suppliers on Meskerem 20, 2005.
Name of Suppliers Region Zone/sub-city Woreda Kebele House No Gross Payment
Tibebe printers Trading plc 14 Kirkose 02/03 236 40,300.00
Zemili paints Factory pls 14 Bole 11 499 17,360.86
Tibebe priners Trading pls 14 Kirkose 02/03 236 19,000.00

Required:

  1. Complete ERCA from 1105 and 1106 (withholding Tax on payment Declaration and the Continuation sheet)
  2. Record the purchase transaction on Meskerem 20, 2005
  3. Record the payment of withholding tax on Tikimt 10, 2005.
  4. What amount should have been reported on line 20 of ERCA form 1105 by ARTISTIC PRINTING ENTERPRISE for the period Meskerem 2005?
  1. Consider Ato MELAK MIKERU H/GEBRIEL with TIN(0002345673), TAN 321-05 Addis Ababa Nefas Silke Lafto sub-city, Woreda 24, Kebele 14/53, House No 289, Telephone No (+251-114-162657) and No Fax No is declaring Rental income at Kebele 14/53 Revenue Office. He has two houses that are leased for residential purposes each was let out in the following manners:
  1. The first house with one salon, two bedrooms, one shower, and one kitchen was let out at Br1,800.00 per month to Ato Tolla Hagos and occupied throughout the tax year 2005
  2. The second house with one salon and one bedroom was let out at Br700 per month to W/zo Sinedu Bekele and warrant the tax year 2005

Additional information

The owner of the building has paid Br 800 land building tax during the tax year.

Required: Complete Rental income Tax Declaration assuming the taxpayer does not-maintain books of accounts (form 1205 and1206)

  1. Consider DMX plc with TIN(0000014909)VAT Registration No (456871)located at Addis Ababa Gulelie sub-city Woreda (01) Kebele (09/15) house No (433)Telephone No (+251-111-273810)Fax No (+251-111-271433) which is a Vat registered trader and has three Branches, one of the Branches is engaged in the manufacturing of drugs, the second Branch is engaged in the manufacturing of Leather products and the third Branch is engaged in Coffee Export. During the month of Tahisas 2005 the sales and purchases were as follows:
  1. Br 700,000 coffee was purchased from a VAT registered coffee traders and birr 300,000 from non-registered traders
  2. Raw Materials purchased and imported to manufacture drugs was birr 100,000 and 250,000 respectively from a VAT registered traders
  3. Raw Material for leather products purchased from local VAT registered tannery was birr 150,000
  4. Repair and Maintenance Expense of Birr 30,000 Telephone Expense Br 1,200 and stationery Materials of Br 20,000 were incurred during the month. Telephone expense is subject to VAT but others are not.
  5. The Business exported Br2,000,000 coffee during the month
  6. DMX sold drugs drugugsdrug during the month
  7. DMX sold Br 1, 200,000 leather products during the month

Required: Complete VAT Return (ERCA form 3001) for the month of Tahsas assuming Ethiopian Standard Vat Rate and a Vat credit Carried forward from d the previous month Br 9,000. Assume the monetary figures given above are exclusive of VAT.

Question 5

Calculate the amount of goodwill at 3 years purchase of the last 5 years aaverageprofit2000-250002001-230 002002-300002003-(10000)2004-(8000)

Question 6

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(60 min) 1.02,3 Irb 2B-5. The chart of accounts of Aikman’s Delivery Service is as follows: Chart of Accouni3
Assets Revenue Cash 111 Delivery Fees Earned 411 Accounts Receivable 112 Expenses Office Equipment 121 Advertising Expense 511 Delivery Trucks 122 Gas Expense 512 Liabilities Salaries Expense 513 Accounts Payable 211 Telephone Expense 514 Owner’s Equity Andrea Aikman, Capital 311 Andrea Aikman, Withdrawals 312
Aikman’s Delivery Service completed the following transactions during May: A. Andrea Aikman invested $20,000 in the delivery service from her personal savings account. B. Bought delivery trucks on account, $13,000. C. Bought office equipment for cash, $1,500. B. Paid advertising expense, $450. E. Collected cash for delivery services rendered, $2,600. P. Paid drivers’ salaries, $700. G. Paid gas expense for trucks, $900. H. Performed delivery services for a customer on account, of $1,700. I. Telephone expense due but unpaid, $500. 3. Received $900 as partial payment of transaction H. Andrea withdrew cash for personal use, $200.
As Andrea’s newly hired accountant, you must perform the following: 1. set up T accounts using the chart of accounts. Record transactions in the T accounts. (Place the letter of the transaction next to the entry.) 2. Font the T accounts where appropriate and determine the ending balances. 3. Prepare a trial balance at the end of May. 4. Prepare from the trial balance, in proper form, (a) an income statement for May, (b) a statement of owner’s equity, and (c) a balance sheet as of May 31, 201X.
Check Figure: Trial Balance Total 337,800
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Marketing Discussion Questions.

Question 1441 Marketing

n the past few weeks, many families have faced extreme hardship as a result of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Can you market a disaster? If yes, how and why.

If no, what are the reasons? As you prepare your essay, think about the humanitarian needs along with ethical issues and social responsibility. Your submission should be about 500 WORDS and be submitted as an attachment. Remember to develop your thoughts and ideas fully.

Question 1442 Retail marketing

This assignment is purely related with retail management and retail stores. It should contain atleast 8 pages. APA reference should be used and contain a minimum of 15 references

Question 1443 Discussion for marketing class

Discuss how a marketing information system assists the brand manager in making decision about their product strategies. Take a look at the large research organizations that seek public opinion on a range of products and issues or conduct product testing.

Here are a few suggested websites. You might also “google” new products to see what you come up with. For this discussion, use household cleaning products as your category. www. Gallup.com www. Supermarket.guru You are welcome to explore other websites. Please note them in your discussion so others can also review them

Question 1444 Marketing ratios

.See the attached file, Give any relevant marketing-related ratios and calculate them.

Calculate what percentage % of advertising expense every dollar amount costs for Net income or sales? (every dollar that ads expense put in net income)

Question 1445 Marketing

Chapter 8 explains the ways to segment consumer markets based on geography, demographics, psychographics, and behavioural. Assume you are the marketing manager for a maple syrup production company located in New York State.

Based on what you have learned, discuss some ways you would use segmentation to market your product. You need not limit yourselves to one method to segment. Combinations may be one solution.

Question 1446 Marketing for manager

need you please write Executive Summary and Conclusion ) Executive Summary Note that your executive summary should be a one-pager and should stand alone in informing the reader of the design thinking / marketing planning process and outcome.

Identify the problem, substantiate that a target consumer segment has a need for a solution. Summarise what your ideation revealed and what you recommend. Explain your timeframe for implementation and apply some some risk / benefit analysis to adopting this approach.

Keep it simple so that a reader can clearly see that you have explored a known problem, provided a design thinking approach to develop creative solutions from which you have identified your best recommendation in order to meet marketing objectives, which sit within the framework of corporate objectives.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (A one-page stand-alone overview of this plan, from problem identification to strategy and implementation and controls) I already put the file of my assignment

Question 1447 Commercialization Process

Scenario: Using the same organization and product/service you used in the Week 3 learning team assignment and the same scenario, you will be presenting the following analyses to the board of directors and stakeholders. They will be using these analyses to make their final decision on how, and if, to launch your company’s new and unique product/service.

Develop a minimum 1,050-word analysis addressing the following: Conduct an environmental scan for your company focusing on which of the five external forces the company is likely to be impacted by and what actions they will need to take to overcome them. Select and describe the price strategy your company will use to launch its product/service.

Why is that strategy the best choice and will it need to be adjusted over the duration of the Product Life Cycle (PLC)? Why or why not? Select four of the following methods and explain how they should be used by your company.

Explain the reasoning why they align best with your target segment and product: -Advertising -Public relations -Traditional Digital marketing -New Digital marketing techniques (describe) -Sales promotion -Direct marketing -Event marketing -Outdoor -Analyze how your company will implement the New-Product Development Process (seven stages) to bring your product/service from concept to commercialization.

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources.At least one source should be from the course materials and at least one source from the University Library.

Question 1448 Marketing Discussion

For many years, the auto manufacturers have been accused of creating product obsolescence by making minor changes each model year. The same has been said for laundry detergent and food products as well as technology products. One example is Apple which offers a broad product mix. The iPad has multiple versions now as does the iPhone.

Is each variation really a new model or a slightly updated version? The newest is the iPhone X. Some critics think it is great; others think it is not innovative at all. Samsung has experienced a challenge with the Samsung 7. There was a battery recall because of fire hazards.

Who is Samsung’s competition? Will this current version (Samsung 8) make the other related products obsolete? Did you know that Samsung also manufactures TV and appliances? For this discussion, think about how a large company manages its product mix in relationship to market penetration and market development

Question 1449 Marketing

A large consumer product company like Proctor and Gamble offers a wide variety of consumer goods. In some cases, they offer a product mix that sometimes competes with their own brands.

Why would they do this? Discuss the pros and cons. On the web, search Proctor and Gamble and review the list of consumer goods. That will help you understand the breadth and depth of their product line and target audiences

Question 1450 CRM

Create an introduction about video games, and discuss what the company strategy to implement the cross-selling/upselling of their product (Video Games)inlcuding games promotions,advertising ,and conclusions.

Question 1451 Individual assignment

Answers Question and appropriately applies theory 2. Provides own thoughts based on experience and/or opinion and/or other examples and uses them to support answer 3. Well written and cited (easy to read, ideas flow well, good spelling, grammar and punctuation)

Question 1452 What are the advantages and disadvantages of providing consumer services

Hertz is a national car rental agency. Explain how the 4 “I”’s of service applies to Hertz (intangibility, inconsistency, inseparability, and inventory). What are the advantages and disadvantages of providing consumer services? Your essay should be about 750 words.

Question 1453 Marketing

Grocery stores and big box stores often use a loss leader pricing strategy to encourage consumers to shop at their store? Is this pricing strategy effective? Are those items a good deal for the consumer? Is it a trap to buy items you do not need?

Question 1454 Marketing

On the popular TV show, Shark Tank, the Sharks often tell the presenter of a new product that they are not charging enough. They tell the presenter he/she should be pricing their product much higher.

The Sharks want to maximize profits. Is that the only legitimate strategy for a firm?

Question 1455 Marketing

Fuel consumption drives many conversations about the environment as well as vehicle efficiency. Cars and trucks that can use alternate fuels are often priced higher than traditional models.

What is the difference between a hybrid and an electric car? The major auto manufacturers are jumping into the market. Chevrolet and Ford along with Nissan and Mitsubishi have models that appeal to targeted audiences. Tesla plans to offer a luxury electric car.

The smart car also offers a selection although it looks like it would be a pet for my Jeep. Who is the target audience? Is there a difference in the audience for a hybrid vs. an electric car? Why would they be willing to pay a higher price? What would you do? Discuss the social, environmental, and marketing issues related to price. Your submission should be about 750 words.

Question 1456 Marketing

E-commerce takes on many forms. Amazon has changed product distribution and consumer access significantly. Most recently, Amazon has purchased Whole Foods. Discuss the impact that Amazon’s decision will have on big box retailers such as Walmart and others.

What strategies will the retailers need to implement in order to remain competitive? This discussion will have multiple threads and that is OK. Remember, a spirited discussion is acceptable, but keep your comments focused on the questions. You can disagree but must be respectful.

Question 1457 Marketing

This discussion is an opinion question(s) based on your knowledge and experience. The question is: Are intermediaries necessary for successful product distribution? Does it matter if it is an industrial product for manufacturing or a consumer product? MUST BE DONE IN 3 HOURS

Question 1458 Briefing paper

Briefing Papers (600 words ) Carefully study the assigned reading and write a 600 word briefing paper that includes the following sections: Title – name of your paper based on your understanding of the reading.

Background – bullet form (3-5) summary of the most relevant points made in the reading. Make sure that you cite appropriately. Understanding (approximately 40% of words) – construct a paragraph that articulates what you have learned from the reading.

Use your own words and avoid the use of direct quotes. Recommended Applications (approximately 50% of words) – find a business (small businesses are preferred) that is experiencing strategic problems that relate to the content of the reading. Explain how the current strategic problems that the business is facing could be fixed if all or some of the concepts from the reading were applied.

Avoid presenting a successful business that does not need help. I am trying to assess how well you can use the concepts from the reading to solve relevant strategic problems of a real business. Make sure that the problems of that particular business are closely related to the content of the reading. Bibliography (APA)

Question 1459 Explore Activity FIELD TRIP

Go to one of your favorite stores and take a picture of something that catches your eye—the front entrance from the street, a display rack inside, a sign on the wall, etc. Upload the photo to the discussion thread and provide a summary of the following:

1. The products offered by the store you visited and why you like shopping there 2. What the photo shows us about the decisions the store has made regarding one or more of the 4 P’s 3. How these 4 P’s work together to keep you coming back again and again

Question 1460 Literature Review on Training

With reference to the relevant academic literature, critically discuss the skills which are necessary to effectively train an employee. The assessment criteria for this literature review will be based on the following:

Critical understanding of the key issues o Good knowledge of the available literature o Integration of theory with practical analysis o Quality of writing, expression and presentation o Good academic practice (e.g. referencing where appropriate)

Question 1461 Journal for service marketing

based on your experience i need five journal entry you can just write 2 to 3 sentences on each questions you only have to write about 2 retailer and 2professional business just fill the blank and make it for

Question 1462 Homework

Conduct a pros and cons analysis of the three options that the Meakin Enterprises case presents 2. Explain which option you would take and give details of why you are recommending that specific option

Question 1463 Marketing Plan for Dunkin’ Donuts

This is a marketing Plan or Dunkin’ Donuts. It must have a Reference Page and Atleast 10 pages. A description of your selected company/orand The core products/services they offer A brief history Key current competitors A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, threats & opportunities) analysis For each, identify and describe a minimum of 3 examples (12 in total).

A description of the product/service that you want to market & SWOT rationale Now address the additional topics below to complete your marketing plan. Again, reference our example and the identified text chapters for additional context. Segmentation approach and rationale e.g., Demographic, geodemographic, behavioral, psychographic, etc.

Target market(s) description Positioning statement Marketing mix details Address each “P” (product, place, price, promotion) of the marketing mix separately and explain your choices.

This is the heart of your plan. Success metrics Discuss at least 3 metrics you might analyze to evaluate the success of your plan. International considerations Identify at least 3 business or sociocultural considerations in translating your marketing plan for use in a foreign market. Conclusion Summarize your plan and why it deserves to be funded. References

Question 1464 Detailed Marketing plan

At the end of week #6, a 2,200 word paper is due on a marketing plan for either a business you wish to start, or an existing business of your choosing. ***note: (writer, please pick a business of your choice).

You can select specific topics for your marketing plan from the Marketing Plan Coach software on the text’s student website: Marketing Plan Coach Website Chapter 20 of our textbook also has an outline of common elements in a marketing plan.

See Exhibit 20-4 on pages 536-537 of out text – pages 546 and 547 in the softcover 2 volume edition. Your paper must follow APA format and must not violate Park University’s guidelines with respect to plagiarism. Note: Please see the syllabus for information related to plagiarism. Guidance on APA formatting can be found at the following sites:

The report format should follow these guidelines: Margins: Left, Right, Top & Bottom – 1 inch Font: Times New Roman Line spacing: Double spaced Font size: 12 pt Be sure to include a Title page and a Reference page.

Question 1465 Questionnaire Design

you will have to design questionnaire. Please read the instructions in the attachment to know exactly what you will need to prepare the questionnaire.The attachment has 4260 assignment1 file , which is actual assignment and questionnaire design file where you can take help.The remaining files are material you can use.

Question 1466 A social entrepreneur versus an entrepreneur

The paper is about discussion a social entrepreneur versus an entrepreneur. There are three questions that you have to answer it. Also you need to read an article that I attached to answer the questions. I attached three files the first is the instruction, the second is the article also you need to bring another source, and the last is to answer the last question.

Question 1467 Assignment and Case study

Assignment 9 Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soiejYils48 and watch the video of the Brian Tracy on 24 Techniques of Closing the Sale (60 minutes). If the link does not work, try this Review Exhibit 13.10 on page 407

“The Seven Deadly Sins of Business Selling.” This exhibit provides some examples of what salespeople should not do during sales calls. Select three closing techniques and create three sales situations, where you could try using the techniques. Assignment 10 Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc and watch the video of Amy Cuddy in Scotland entitled “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” (21 minutes).

Also, read the attached article on nonverbal communication. Some of the personal characteristics that Chapter 13 emphasize to improve customer relationships are shown below: Care for the customer Take joy in their work Find harmony in the sales relationship Have patience in closing the sale Be kind to all people Have high moral ethics Be faithful to their word Be fair in the sale Be self-controlled in emotions Which traits do you excel at, and which ones do you need to improve? Include in your answer your body language style.

For example, if you are lacking in control over your emotions, do you clinch your fists when upset, or cry easily if someone complains about your service. Case Study 1 – “What They Didn’t Teach Us in Sales Class” Attached Files: File What they did not teach us in sales class….docx (15.707 KB) Case 1 –

“What They Didn’t Teach Us in Sales Class” (see attached case if you do not have access to your book) Read Case 1.1 on pages 34-35 of the textbook and answer the following 5 questions. Should Rick Lester “turn in his keys”? How should Mr. Brown handle this situation? What should he say to Rick?

How can firms reduce high turnover among new sales personnel? What can firms do to increase salesperson status? What can professors do to better prepare students in sales classes? Case Study 2 – “Skaggs Manufacturing” Attached Files: File Skaggs Manufacturing.docx (13.283 KB)

Read Case 4.1 Skaggs Manufacturing on page 128 of the textbook (should you not have access to the book, the case is attached) and answer the following 2 questions: What nonverbal cues did the salesperson, John Andrews, experience when contacting Martha Gillespie? If you were John Andrews, how would you have handled the situation? Case Study 3 – “Telemax, Inc.” Attached Files: File Telemax.docx (13.428 KB) File

Right_for_the_Customer_or_Right_for_the_Salesperson.pdf (307.131 KB) Read the attached article regarding ethics. Read Case 7.3 Telemax, Inc. (attached if you do not have a book) on page 225 in the textbook and answer the following 4 questions: What are the main ethical issues, if any, in the case? Describe each ethical issue.

What are Ellen’s options? How do the three levels of moral development relate to Ellen’s situation? What would you do? Provide any additional comments as related to the article. Case Study 4 “Central Hardware Supply” Attached Files: File Closing_the_Sales.pdf (24.136 KB) The attached article reinforces the need to close throughout the entire sales process.

The official “close” where the prospect decides to buy or not buy the product/service typically occurs at the end of the sales process; however, you as the salesperson should close at each step along the way.

Read the article and reflect on the two questions below: What does it mean to close at each step of the sales process? How can integrating closes throughout the sales process limit surprises and better assure a positive result? Read Case 12.2 on page 383-384 – “Central Hardware Supply” and answer the following questions: 1.

The best way to handle this is to: Follow his suggestion. Ignore his request and try a second close. Probe further. You might ask: “The fact that you have to think this over suggests that I haven’t convinced you. Is there something I’ve omitted or failed to satisfy you with?” 2. What would be your second and third choices? Why?

Question 1468 Entertainment marketing

The current state of our nation in terms of speaking out against gender inequality and sexual harassment/abuse. Go online to npr.org and listen to at least one podcast from NPR in its entirety (Hint: in the past week there have been MULTIPLE podcasts on this issue from MANY different perspectives).

In your own words, what is on major reason we are in this “predicament” today?

Question 1469 Marketing

In this last assignment, you are to use web resources. Using your favorite search engine, look for information about social responsibility or ethical issues from successful companies. For example, I would Google the topic as consumer citizens or social responsibility. Several listings appear. Select one and review the website or article.

Write a brief summary (no more than a paragraph) and a brief evaluation of the website and its information (about 500 words). Explain why this company is successful? Is profit the only measure of success. Be sure to include the website link in your response. You do not have to pay to subscribe to any website or periodical. The only web site that is excluded from this assignment is Wikipedia.

Question 1470 Sport Marketing Plan

Please create a Sport Marketing Plan using the 10 Step process outlined in Chapter 12 of your text book. Pick a sport product. It can be real or fictional. Create this marketing plan using the steps. When writing up the plan, follow the steps: Step 1.

Purpose – Identify the purpose of your plan… Step 2: Product – Analyze your Product… Step 3: Projection – Project the Market Climate… Continue through the 10 steps. Keep it simple. Maybe as simple as trying to get more kids into your Little League.

State your purpose in Step 1 and work towards that purpose. I am looking to see if you understand the steps so make sure you read your textbook. I will be looking to make sure you complete a SWOT Analysis in Step 3 and make sure you put some real thought into your promotional ideas in Step 8. Some people ask how long it should be.

There is no length but make sure you complete the steps. A lot of responses I receive are 5-10 pages long but I’d rather read 3 pages of good then 15 pages of crap. Step 1: Purpose – Identify the Purpose of the Sport Marketing Plan Step 2: Product

Analyze the Sport Product Step 3: Projection – Project the Market Climate Step 4: Positioning – Position the Sport Product Step 5: Players – Pick the Players and Analyze and Target Consumers Step 6: Packaging – Package the Sport Product Step 7: Pricing – Price the Sport Product Step 8: Promotions – Promote the Sport Product Step 9: Place – Distributing the Sport Product Step 10: Promise – Evaluate the Promises of the Sport Marketing Plan

Mean Girl – Movie Assignment

Watch Mean Girl – Movie and answer 5 questions 1. How does Marxist theory apply? Think about how the popular girls in the film (Regina George & her followers) oppress the characters that are considered “losers” or less popular. What would Marx say about the unpopular group (proletariat)? Do they revolt? Why or why not? 2. How does social interaction at the high school lead to phenomena such as groupthink? 3. How do the popular and unpopular groups in the film define their social reality differently? Discuss the elements of social structure such as status (achieved and ascribed), social roles, role conflict, and role strain. 4. Think about the in-groups and the out-groups in the film. How does the out-group experience alienation. 5. How does the Iron Law of Oligarchy apply? How does Regina George and her minions maintain their strong leadership? All answers should be based on the Mean Girl-movie

LIFE 315 Drug Metabolism and Drug Response

School of Life Sciences
Coursework assessment for Assessment Cycle 2 (semester 1, 2023/24)
LIFE 315 Drug Metabolism and Drug Response
Module organiser: Dr Dan Carr
Maximum word count: 1,500 words
Please read all instructions (general and specific) carefully! Please also make sure to familiarise yourself with the student guidance for written assessments (Canvas > OX-LIFE-Sciences-202324 > Assessment).
General instructions to students:
1. Word count
• The word count is a maximum (not plus/minus 10%). There is no minimum word count.
• Please refer to the specific instructions below regarding what is and what isn’t included in the maximum word count for this assignment.
• Penalties will be applied for exceeding the word count as follows:
o Up to 1% (e.g. up to 2020 for a 2000 word maximum) no penalty
o Up to 10% (e.g. between 2021 and 2200 words) 5 % penalty
o Up to 20% (e.g. between 2201 and 2400 words) 10 % penalty
o Etc. (i.e. 5% penalty for every 10% above word count)
• Enter your word count at the bottom of your submission
2. Submission
• Your work should be submitted via the submission link in your module area in Canvas
• Please make sure that you follow the guidance on written assessments which can be found on the School Canvas Page.
• Also refer to the School Canvas pages in relation to the penalties for Late Submission and possible exemptions.
• If you have any technical problems submitting to Canvas by the deadline, you must email your work to the module organiser (copying in sls-assessment@liv.ac.uk ) by the deadline, as evidence that you have submitted in time. You should also provide a screenshot of the error you are experiencing. You should then continue to attempt submitting via Canvas.
3. Academic Integrity
The University’s Academic Integrity policy and your annual Academic Integrity declaration
apply to this assessment. If necessary, the full range of penalties (Category A, B, C, D, and E)
will be available to examiners if they discover contraventions of the Academic Integrity
policy. You can consult the University’s Academic Integrity guide for students here:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/tqsd/code-of-practice-on-assessment/appendix_L_cop_assess_annex1.pdf
Please remember you should follow the guidance given on making GAI Declarations by including the appropriate statement in your work:
Please note: Your answer should be written in your own words. Do not use any verbatim (word for word) quotes. Your assignment may not contain verbatim (copy-and-paste) material that you have submitted for another assessment, either on this or a different module.
Expectations:
In this assessment, we expect students to write a well-structured essay which correctly uses the appropriate terminology and referencing. To provide context, you should give background information based on the relevant module content. When you address the question, you should use your knowledge and understanding of the module content, but you should also use relevant literature to add a different perspective and/or more detail. At the higher end of the marking scheme, markers will also be looking for an element of criticality and synthesis. We will also expect a well-founded conclusion.
Specific instructions:
Please choose TWO out of the THREE questions below.
Coursework Question(s):
Question 1
Table 1 (below) shows some pharmacokinetic (PK) data for Drug A and Drug B, derived from a clinical study, which investigated the absolute bioavailability and impact of food on drug exposure.
a) For both drugs, calculate the absolute bioavailability. Examine any differences in PK following the different modes of administration. Discuss the mechanisms by which PK may be altered in these examples, relating to the processes of drug absorption. 30% (450 words)
b) Acid-modifying agents can also impact the oral PK of certain drugs. Using named drug examples, describe the different types of acid-modifying agents and evaluate how oral PK could be altered following co-administration. 20% (300 words).
Table 1 Pharmacokinetic data of Drug A and B following administration intravenously and orally under fasted and fed conditions.
Intravenously
Orally, fasted
Orally, fed
P1
Drug A
Tmax (hr) – Median
(inter-quartile range)
0.67
(0.58-0.93)
1.28
(0.48-1.52)
2.48
(1.62-3.1)
0.001
Cmax (mg/L) – Geometric mean
(range)
6.2
(3.4-14.1)
4.5
(2.0-7.5)
2.6
(1.2-5.9)
0.001
AUC0-24 (mg.h/L) – Geometric mean
(range)
16.8
(8.0-36.6)
15.6
(7.5-33.0)
13.1
(5.5-36.8)
0.014
Bioavailability – F (%)
0.014
Drug B
Tmax (hr) – Median
(inter-quartile range)
1.25
(1.00-1.55)
3.00
2.18-3.31
3.00
(2.52-4.12)
0.136
Cmax (mg/L) – Geometric mean
(range)
5.3
(2.6-10.4)
2.8
(0.6-6.3)
2.5
(0.8-3.7)
0.126
AUC0-24 (mg.h/L) – Geometric mean
(range)
18.1
(10.8-33.7)
15.7
(7.0-24.9)
14.8
(7.33-33.5)
0.681
Bioavailability – F (%)
0.681
1 P-value calculated using the Wilcoxon signed rank test. P values ≤0.05 were considered significant
Question 2
A 65-year-old male is undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer. However, his treatment is paused owing to a severe adverse drug reaction. Using an appropriate example of a chemotherapeutic (anti-cancer) drug, describe the involvement of drug metabolism, drug-drug interactions and genetic variation in the development of such an adverse drug reaction. In your answer, evaluate how genetics can be utilised to predict and reduce the risk of an adverse reaction to your drug. 50% (750 words).
Question 3
Many physico-chemical characteristics are known to influence possible responses, whether adverse or efficacious, to nanotherapeutics that are based on nanoparticle formulations. Give examples of the techniques used to identify key characteristics that are linked to these responses. Your answer should include advantages and disadvantages of these techniques and how those characteristics relate to nano-bio interactions.

LSC 411 – Principles of Landscape Management

 

Department of Landscape Architecture

Module Information

(2023-24)

Principles of Landscape Management

Module: LSC 411

Title: Principles of Landscape Management

Credit Value: 15

Programme: MA Landscape Management

Semester: Autumn

Module Coordinator: Ross Cameron r.w.cameron@sheffield.ac.uk

Studio Tutors:

 

Paul Brindley

 

CONTENTS PAGE

1.0 Introduction

2.0 Learning Outcomes

3.0 Learning and Teaching Approach

4.0 Assessment and Submission Requirements

5.0 Resources

6.0 Health and Safety

7.0 Attendance and Extensions

1.0 Introduction

 

This course introduces students to the principles of Landscape Management. It highlights the principles of urban ecology and habitat management, and the specific skills sets that professional Managers require. These include, elements of management theory (team work, leadership, organisational skills), communication skills (verbal, written and graphic), ecological theories and principles and interpretation of land form and function (via Geographical Information Systems – GIS). In addition, the course introduces Managers to an investigative based approach to knowledge acquisition and problem solving skills. The course is delivered through a series of lectures, workshops and seminars

 

 

2.0 Learning Outcomes

 

By the end of this module, you will;

 

  • Be able to identify strategies and approaches that lead to effective personnel management.
  • Have a strong grasp of key ecological theories and how they affect approaches to Landscape Management.
  • Identify different urban habitat types and how effective management can promote opportunities for wildlife and ecosystem service delivery.
  • Be able to utilise appropriate IT technology to interpret aspects of the landscape better, and be able to communicate these through visual and verbal media.

 

3.0 Learning and Teaching Approach

 

The unit uses interactive lectures, seminars and tutorials. The lecture series is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamental components that define a professional Landscape Manager. Essentially, this covers an understanding of management in general, honing relevant communication and IT skills, understanding ecological principles that underpin habitat management and developing investigative skills within a landscape context.

 

An initial lecture will introduce the theory and principles of management (Ross Cameron), briefly covering aspects such as leadership, effective communication, decision making and team dynamics. Although these are ‘generic’ management skills, examples will focus on landscape management situations and case studies.

A series of ecology based seminars will embrace the ecological principles that underpin conservation management as well as review the management of specific ‘urban’ habitats (Ross Cameron). This will include i. Definitions and principles within ecology, ii. Energy flow and food webs, iii. Communities and relationships and iv. Urban ecology.

 

Information from the seminars/ lectures will be utilised in GIS seminars (Paul Brindley), where students will gain skills in these techniques and use them to plan/ develop suitability mapping across the landscape. Seminars will be used to teach students about communication skills, reporting formats and the use of IT Technology for specialised management approaches. This includes an ‘Introduction to GIS’, alongside more detailed Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) for mapping suitability. Tutorials will be provided to help students with habitat survey techniques, GIS and other IT skills back-up and in the development of practical based project.

 

The University of Sheffield conforms to the Higher Education convention that 10 credits = 100 notional learning hours, so a 15 credit module would expect a total of 150 hours of engagement in both structured and independent learning. For this module there will be approximately 30 hours contact time (15 hours of lectures; 15 hours of tutorials) and 120 hours of independent study time. Independent study time includes work apply ecological principles to a GIS based project.

 

Aims:

The module has specific aims that relate to the four Learning Outcomes as follows:

 

LO1. Be able to identify strategies and approaches that lead to effective personnel management.

 

  • Understand what makes an effective professional team
  • Understand how personality links to teamwork
  • Discern the difference between leadership and management of a team

 

LO2. Have a strong grasp of key ecological theories and how they affect approaches to Landscape Management. With increased understanding of:

 

  • Life on Earth
  • How it is classified
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Food Webs and Energy Flows
  • Communities and Relationships
  • Urban Ecology

 

 

LO3. Identify different urban habitat types and how effective management can promote opportunities for wildlife and ecosystem service delivery.

 

  • Understand the importance of vegetation stands and ecological corridors
  • Relate landscapes and species to ecosystem services

 

LO4. Be able to utilise appropriate IT technology to interpret aspects of the landscape better, and be able to communicate these through visual and verbal media.

 

  • Be able to use GIS to interpret and understand the landscape
  • Be able to utilise IT map based systems to inform management plans

 

 

3.1. Developing Professional Skills (module specific employability skills)

 

The module will include material and transferable skills directly relevant to landscape practice. These will include team management, ecological understanding, technologies that help manage the landscape as well as reporting skills

 

3.2. Literacy Support

 

There are no generic literacy support elements or requirements within this module, but examples of GIS approaches and plans will be provided.

 

 

4.0 Assessment and Submission Requirements

 

Please ensure you have read the assessment section of the Department’s Handbook. This is a clickable link that will take you to the assessment section in the Department Handbook that includes information about marking scales, how to submit work, applying for an extension and late penalties. Note that when an assessment includes both group and individual components, you must pass the individual component in order to pass the module.

 

Submission Summary

 

 

Submission Weighting Group/ Individual Submission date and detail

 

GIS analysis of the Green Infrastructure within a Sheffield neighbourhood (3000 words or equivalent report) 100 % Individual work Monday 22nd Jan 2024 – 5 pm.

PDF Report on Blackboard

 

 

 

1.1.  Assessment Criteria

 

Marks are awarded on the basis of:

 

  • UNDERSTANDING: Demonstrated you understood both the principles of ecological principles taught on the module and that you have applied this knowledge appropriately and with suitable references.
  • APPROPRIATE DATA: Collected and used appropriate and relevant information / data.
  • ANALYSIS/METHOD: Analysed, synthesised and critiqued the information collected to produce sensible and meaningful output.
  • PRESENTATION AND COMMUNICATION: Use of appropriate visual material for presenting your work clearly, effectively and imaginatively, in a way suited to the intended audience. This includes appropriate referencing as required (for both data and reading).

4.2 Feedback

 

Summative Feedback – we aim to provide summative feedback against the assessment criteria within three weeks of the report hand-in.

 

Formative feedback – provided via tutorials

 

 

4.3 Use of Unfair Means

 

The department takes the use of unfair means in an assessment i.e. cheating, very seriously. We follow University guidance and investigate suspected cases and take action depending on the seriousness and any previous warnings or penalties you may have had. All cases of unfair means are recorded. You must ensure you understand what the use of unfair means is and how to avoid it. This is a clickable link that will take you to guidance on the University website which you should read. If you are not sure how this applies to this module then you must ask the module coordinator.

 

Attention is drawn to the specific assessment criteria relating to correct referencing and reduction in mark if failing to reference properly. Students are reminded to reference and cite work done by others including authors, other students etc. This includes publications, images, diagrams, websites and other resources which should also be properly referenced e.g. using the Harvard referencing conventions. For information about this form of referencing please visit the University of Sheffield guidance via this hyperlink: https://librarydevelopment.group.shef.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.html

 

 

5.0 Resources

 

Module resources can be found in the weekly content on Blackboard.

 

Reading list includes

 

  • Benson, J and Roe, M (2007) Landscape and Sustainability, SPON Press, Oxford.

 

  • Cameron, R & Hitchmough, J (2016) Environmental Horticulture: Science and Management of Green Landscapes CABI.

 

  • Dempsey, N., Smith, H. & Burton, M. (2014) (eds.) Place-keeping: open space management in practice, London, Routledge.

 

  • Dunnett N (2019). Naturalistic Planting Design The Essential Guide: How to Design High-Impact, Low-Input Gardens. Filbert Press. ISBN-13: 978-0993389269

 

  • Forman, R.T.T (2014) Urban Ecology: Science of Cities, Cambridge University Press

 

  • Hiron, A.D. and Sjöman, H. (2018) Tree Species Selection for Green Infrastructure: A Guide for Specifiers, Trees & Design Action Group. https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/media/4052/hirons-and-sjoman-2018-tdag-tree-species-selection-1-1.pdf

 

  • Hitchmough, J.D. (1994) Urban Landscape Management. Butterworth Heinemann, Sydney.

 

  • Hitchmough, J.D. et al (2010) Environmental Standards for Gardens and Parks. National Trust, [available online] https://ntenvironmentalwork.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/national-trust-environmental-standard-for-parks-and-gardens-2012.pdf

 

  • Hitchmough J.D. et al (2006) Making contracts work for wildlife; how to encourage biodiversity in urban parks. CABE Space, London, [available online] http://downloads.gigl.org.uk/website/making-contracts-work-for-wildlife.pdf

 

  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2012) UK Post 2010 Biodiversity Framework [available online] http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6189

 

  • Krebs C.J. Ecology: Pearson New International Edition: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance, 23 Jul 2013. ISBN-13: 978-1292026275

 

  • Sheffield City Council (2009) Sheffield’s Great Outdoors: Green & Open Space Strategy 2010-2030, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield. https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-planning-1/2016-parks-countryside-customer-survey/supporting_documents/GreenandOpenSpaceStrategy20102030pdf405mb%201%201.pdf

 

6.0 Health and Safety

You should read and follow the guidance given in the department’s Postgraduate Handbook and the module specific risk assessment which is located on Blackboard in the Welcome section.  This is a clickable link to the guidance in the Department Handbook.

 

 

7.0 Attendance and Extensions

You should refer to the Postgraduate Handbook for guidance on what to do if you are unable to attend a teaching session or experience extenuating circumstances that may require an extension. This is a clickable link to the guidance.

 

 

Timetable

 

Autumn Semester

 

When What Details
Week 1

Monday 25th Sept

14.00-17.00

AT Fl11 Sem Studio

INTRODUCTION

&

S – PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 1

Principle and skills of Landscape Management (RCam):)

–           What is Management

     
Week 2

Monday 2nd Oct

14.00-17.00

AT Fl11 Sem Studio

S – ECOLOGY 1

 

Seminar – Ecology 1 (RCam) Definitions and Principles within Ecology

 

     
Week 3

Monday 9th Oct

14.00-17.00

AT Fl11 Sem Studio

S – ECOLOGY 2 Seminar – Ecology 2 (RCam) Energy Flows and Food Webs
     
Week 4

Monday 16th Oct

14.00-17.00

AT Fl11 Sem Studio

S – ECOLOGY 3 Seminar– Ecology 3 (RCam) Communities and Relationships

 

 

     
Week 5

Monday 23rd October

14.00-17.00

AT Fl11 Sem Studio

S – ECOLOGY 4 Seminar – Ecology 4 (RCam) Urban Ecology
     
Week 6

Monday 30th October

14.00-17.00

AT Fl11 Sem Studio / Floor 10 Computer Room

GIS1 Lecture – Introduction lecture to GIS (PB)

Computer session – Introduction to GIS (PB)

     
Week 7

Monday 6th November

14.00-17.00

No class – whole school event  
     
Week 8

Monday 13th

November

14.00-17.00

AT Fl11 Sem Studio / Floor 10 Computer Room

GIS2 Lecture – Data and where to find it (PB)

Computer session – Making your first maps (PB)

     
Week 9

Monday 20th

November

14.00-17.00

AT Fl11 Sem Studio / Floor 10 Computer Room

GIS3 Computer session – GIS analysis 1 (PB)

Tutorials (PB)

     
Week 10

Monday 27th

November

14.00-17.00

Floor 10 Computer Room

GIS4 Computer session – GIS analysis 2 (PB)
     
Week 11

Monday 4th December

14.00-17.00

AT Fl11 Sem Studio / Floor 10 Computer Room

GIS5 Computer session – GIS analysis 3 (PB)

Tutorials (PB)

     
Week 12

Monday 11th December

14.00-17.00

Floor 10 Computer Room

GIS6 Computer session – GIS help session (PB)
     
     
     

 

 

 

Scholarly Article Identification 1

Week 2: Scholarly Article Identification 1

Your assignment is to complete a critique of an introduction of a peer-reviewed journal article. This handout will give you a few guidelines to follow.

What kind of a journal article is it?

An empirical/research article or a review of literature? Some of the guidelines offered here will apply to critiques of all kinds of articles, but each type of article may provoke questions that are especially pertinent to that type.

Initial information:

  • Name(s) of the author(s)
  • Title of article
  • Title of journal, volume number, date, month and page numbers

Basic informational summary:

  • Statement of the problem or issue discussed
  • The author’s purpose, approach or methods, hypothesis, and major conclusions.

The bulk of your critique, however, should consist of your qualified opinion of the article.

Read the article you are to critique once to get an overview. Then read it again, critically. At this point you may want to make some notes to yourself on your copy (not the library’s copy, please).

Questions to address for a research article critique:

The following are some questions you may want to address in your critique no matter what type of article you are critiquing. (Use your discretion. These points don’t have to be discussed in this

order, and some may not be pertinent to your particular article.)

Title:

  • Is the title of the article accurate and clear? Explain
  • What are key terms in the title to help the reader recognize the topic of the article?

Abstract

An abstract is a concise summary of the article. It briefly offers a sentence or two for each of the major sections of a research study (introduction, literature review, data collection/methodology, findings/results, discussion)

  • Is the abstract specific, representative of the article, and in the correct form?

Introduction

The introduction section lays out pertinent information to establish a context for the study. It should include direct connection to resources as evidence of the relevance and importance of the topic under study.

  • Is the purpose of the article made clear in the introduction? Explain
  • What is the purpose of the study?
  • Is the significance of the study described? Explain
  • Are there any key terms included/defined for the reader? Why?
  • Are the research question(s) present and explicitly stated? Explain
  • Is the research question(s) consistent with the study’s philosophical basis? Explain

Literature Review

The literature review serves as an overview of the most relevant scholars of the topic of the study. It should include direct connection to the topic of the study and include evidence of previous scholarship in the field.

  • Did the review include current research (studies published within the last three to five years)?
  • Did the review rely mainly on primary source articles? Explain.
  • Was the review merely a summary of existing work, or did it critically appraise key studies?
  • Did the review identify important trends or gaps in the literature? Explain

Methodology

The methodology section serves as the official stated process of the study. It should clearly explain the steps that the researcher used to conduct the research.

  • Did the author state what type of methodology was used, and why? Explain.
  • Who were the participants for the study? Be specific.
  • How were the participants selected for the study? Explain.
  • What type of data was collected from the participants? Explain.
  • How as the data collected? Be specific and explain.
  • How did the data collection help the author answer the research question(s)? Explain.
  • Were there any comments about the role of the researcher in the study? Be specific.
  • Were there any issues that occurred throughout the data collection process, for the researcher? Explain.
  • Are the study design and methods appropriate for the purposes of the study? Support
  • Have the procedures been presented in enough detail to enable a reader to duplicate them? Explain.

Findings/Results

This section serves as the official statement of what was found through the study.

  • What did the researcher find (list all findings/results)? Explain completely
  • Did the findings/results directly connect to the researcher question(s)? Explain
  • Did the researcher answer the research question(s) clearly support by the data? Explain

Discussion

This section serves as a dialogue between the literature and the researcher’s findings/results.

  • Does the researcher discuss the findings/results in light of previous scholarship from the literature review? Explain
  • Are there any similarities or differences mentioned by the researcher between the data and the previous scholarship? Be specific.

 

Limitations/Further Investigation

This section indicates the limitations of the study.

  • What limitations does the researcher admit affected the study? Explain
  • Do you think the limitations compromised the integrity of the study? Why/why not?
  • Do the data raise any new questions that need further investigation? Explain

 

 

Article Identification Rubric

 

Article Identification Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePurpose

Accomplishes the goal of the assigned task using discipline specific knowledge

20 to >16.0 pts

Advanced
Comprehensively meets the assignment goals, surpassing baseline expectations. Target audience is addressed through communication reflecting thorough understanding of audience exigencies and values. Applies, synthesizes, and/or expands discipline-specific knowledge.

16 to >10.0 pts

Proficient
Adequately addresses minimum assignment requirements. Adequately addresses target audience. Appropriately and sufficiently incorporates discipline specific knowledge.

10 to >0 pts

Novice
Fails to meet one or more assignment goals. Some relevant audiences are not sufficiently addressed or writing is addressed to wrong audience. Incompletely or incorrectly applies discipline specific knowledge.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization

Ideas are arranged logically, cohesively, and clearly.

20 to >16.0 pts

Advanced
Logical structure and arrangement of thesis/ideas. Cohesive paragraphs that convincingly develop the central argument/ ideas. Major and supporting ideas are presented clearly. Smooth transitions between ideas at sentence, paragraph, and section level.

16 to >10.0 pts

Proficient
Appropriate structure and arrangement of thesis/ideas. Cohesive paragraphs that develop the central argument/ideas. Major ideas are presented clearly. Adequate transitions between ideas at sentence and paragraph level.

10 to >0 pts

Novice
Ineffective structure and arrangement of thesis/ideas, lack of focus. Generally unified arguments/ideas but with gaps in cohesion. Hierarchy of ideas is unclear. Weak or ineffective transitions between ideas at sentence and paragraph level.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEvidence

Selection and integration of high-quality sources to support claims.

20 to >16.0 pts

Advanced
Selects superior quality sources to support claims. Discussion of sources provides clear and logical support for the claims. Comprehensively and effectively integrates high-quality evidence. Applies source documentation conventions correctly (e.g., few errors).

16 to >10.0 pts

Proficient
Selects relevant sources to support claims. Discussion of sources adequately supports claims. Effectively integrates evidence. Applies some source documentation conventions correctly (e.g., some errors in some conventions).

10 to >0 pts

Novice
Generally supports claims but some evidence may not be relevant. Discussion of sources in relation to claims is general, vague, or not relevant. Unevenly integrates evidence. Applies few source documentation conventions correctly (e.g. faulty use of quotations, citations, paraphrasing).
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis/Interpretation

Evaluation, integration, and synthesis of information/knowledge.

20 to >16.0 pts

Advanced
Discusses strengths and limitations of all relevant perspectives. Seamless integration of relevant information/knowledge into a coherent or new whole. Thorough discussion of outcomes/findings and their significance. Insightful and thorough discussion of implications. Thorough analysis of all relevant data to reach well-reasoned and accurate conclusion(s).

16 to >10.0 pts

Proficient
Discusses strengths and limitations of varied, but not all, perspectives. Sufficient integration of relevant information/knowledge, but may lack a unifying theme. Adequate discussion of outcomes/findings without addressing overall significance. Important implications are noted but may not be thoroughly addressed. Data are used correctly to reach proper conclusion(s).

10 to >0 pts

Novice
Fails to consider strengths and limitations of perspectives or approach is superficial. Irrelevant or poorly integrated information/knowledge. Incomplete, or uneven, discussion of outcomes/findings. Only the most obvious implications are noted. Misuse of, or reliance on, poorly collected data leads to faulty conclusion(s).
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLanguage Conventions

Format, style and specialized vocabulary that constitute standardized written communication in a discipline and use of APA style.

20 to >16.0 pts

Advanced
Clearly and concisely follows writing style conventions. Applies discipline-specific terminology correctly and consistently. Supporting data and visuals are correct and appropriate. Mechanics (grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling) follow rules of Standard English and adhere to APA style.

16 to >10.0 pts

Proficient
Mostly follows writing style conventions. Mostly applies discipline-specific terminology correctly. Supporting data and visuals are generally correct and appropriate. Mechanics (grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling) follow rules of Standard English and adhere to APA style.

10 to >0 pts

Novice
Inconsistently follows writing style conventions. Insufficiently or incorrectly applies discipline-specific terminology. Supporting data and visuals are absent, extraneous or incorrectly presented. Mechanics (grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling) follow rules of Standard English and adhere to APA style**.

“Part Two: Interpersonal Thinking” from Think Again (Grant, 2021).

For this discussion board, we will examine “Part Two: Interpersonal Thinking” from Think Again (Grant, 2021). In this section, Grant invites us to “think more like scientists.” Be sure to address each of the following in your initial post:

  1. Why do you think curiosity is such an important quality for social scientists? How might curiosity influence research ethics and researcher bias?
  2. Why do you think ethics is such an essential part of research on human subjects? Use the philosophical foundations and readings introduced this week to support your answer.
  3. As a concrete example, find a peer-reviewed journal article on a topic of your interest. Include a complete reference for the article and briefly explain how/where the author(s) addressed bias in the article. In what ways could bias affect the ethical nature of the topic being studied? Use supporting evidence in your answer.

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