Week 1 Complete The Management Science Process. The Management Science Process consists of 1) understanding the problem, 2) building a representative model, 3) solving the mathematical model and, lastly, 4) monitoring/communicating the outcome. Discuss this process and the importance of each. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Defining the Problem. When is management science generally applied? What kinds of problems do management scientists face? Provide an example of a “problem” an organization you have been involved with has faced that did, or could have benefited from a management science analysis. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Week One Problems. Complete Problems 11 through 25 at the end of Chapter 1 using the Greeting Card Sales.xls Excel file on the CD-ROM accompanying the text. Submit to your instructor. Week 2 Complete Agriculture Problem. Review problem 12 at the end of Chapter 2 in the text: Frank Hurley is a farmer with 250 acres on which he wishes to plant wheat and corn to maximize his expected return for the season. For crop rotation purposes he must plant at least 50 acres of each crop. He can participate in a federal program that will require him to produce at least as much wheat as corn. Under this program, he is guaranteed to earn $150 per acre of wheat planted and $200 per acre of corn planted. Alternatively, he can opt not to participate in the program, in which case he projects he would make only $125 per acre of wheat planted and $184 per acre of corn planted. What would you recommend to Frank? Based on the output, what key points would you recommend to Frank? In 250 words, sequentially list and explain each activity along with the tools needed to develop your response. (This question is not about the bottom line answer but rather, the solution process, question formulation, data development, output, output explanation, etc.). Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Writing a Business Report/Memo. Complete Problem 7 in Chapter 3 in the text. Develop a two to three-page business memorandum (not including the title and reference pages, and formatted as outlined on pages 30 through 32) to detail your answers and recommendations. To receive full credit for this assignment you must address the following: (a through d): Determine the optimal weekly production schedule for MVC. What is the optimal weekly profit? What is the minimum price that would justify producing the Plus Model? Explain. If MVC could purchase additional 17 inch monitors for $15 more than what they are currently paying for them, should they do this? Explain. Suppose an additional worker could be hired for $1000 per week over the existing weekly worker salary. (Recall that workers average 30 hours per week.) Analyze why MVC should do this. Submit to your instructor your two- to three-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and should cite at least three to four scholarly sources in addition to the textbook Week 3 Complete PERT/CPM. You have been asked to fill-in for your boss this week. Your boss’s assistant informs you that he had scheduled an engagement to teach a group of students at the local University about PERT/CPM approach to project scheduling and has asked that you do it instead. In an initial write-up for the presentation, discuss the key elements of PERT/CPM to include (but not limited to) assumptions, how it works, and expected outcomes. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Project Scheduling Techniques. Ajax is about to embark on a project involving the design, manufacture and introduction of a new microwave oven. The first three activities and the immediate predecessors are: Activity Prototype Design none Acquisition of Materials A Prototype Construction B Predecessor 15 A B C However, it has not yet been decided whether the prototype materials will be purchased from a vendor (taking two weeks) or produced in another Ajax division (four weeks). What are the implications of this regarding usage of any standard project scheduling technique? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Week 4 Complete Decision Analysis. Many real-world decision problems consist of a sequence of dependent decisions. Develop a scenario that has a series/sequence of activities applicable to a “Decision Tree” type analysis. Explain why the scenario you selected is applicable. Also identify and explain critical factors that should be consider. Are there any risks in your scenario? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Forecasting Approaches. Compare and contrast the stationary forecasting model approach with that of a time series forecasting approach. Identify and explain key factors that are relevant in the selection of a specific approach. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Week 5 Complete Queuing Systems. In today’s fast-paced environment, individuals are continually trying to do more with the same limited time constraints. In a retail store like Wal-Mart, explain how components of queuing systems can influence customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction. How might the queuing process positively or negatively impact customer loyalty? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Simulation Models. Under what conditions would you choose to use a simulation model? What is the simulation process? Explain the pros and cons of using simulation modeling. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings. Final Paper Submit a six to eight-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) on one of the major topics listed below. Incorporate at least two related scholarly sources: Linear and integer programming modeling Network modeling Project scheduling modeling Time series forecasting Inventory Queuing modeling Simulation modeling The paper must (a) identify the main issues in the chosen area, (b) apply and reference new learning to the chosen area, (c) build upon class activities or incidents that facilitated learning and understanding, and (d) present specific current and/or future applications and relevance to the workplace. The emphasis of the paper should be on modeling application, outcomes, and new learning.

Week 1 Complete

The Management Science Process. The Management Science Process consists of 1) understanding the problem, 2) building a representative model, 3) solving the mathematical model and, lastly, 4) monitoring/communicating the outcome. Discuss this process and the importance of each. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Defining the Problem. When is management science generally applied? What kinds of problems do management scientists face? Provide an example of a “problem” an organization you have been involved with has faced that did, or could have benefited from a management science analysis. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week One Problems. Complete Problems 11 through 25 at the end of Chapter 1 using the Greeting Card Sales.xls Excel file on the CD-ROM accompanying the text. Submit to your instructor.

Week 2 Complete

Agriculture Problem. Review problem 12 at the end of Chapter 2 in the text: Frank Hurley is a farmer with 250 acres on which he wishes to plant wheat and corn to maximize his expected return for the season. For crop rotation purposes he must plant at least 50 acres of each crop. He can participate in a federal program that will require him to produce at least as much wheat as corn. Under this program, he is guaranteed to earn $150 per acre of wheat planted and $200 per acre of corn planted. Alternatively, he can opt not to participate in the program, in which case he projects he would make only $125 per acre of wheat planted and $184 per acre of corn planted. What would you recommend to Frank?

Based on the output, what key points would you recommend to Frank? In 250 words, sequentially list and explain each activity along with the tools needed to develop your response. (This question is not about the bottom line answer but rather, the solution process, question formulation, data development, output, output explanation, etc.). Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Writing a Business Report/Memo. Complete Problem 7 in Chapter 3 in the text. Develop a two to three-page business memorandum (not including the title and reference pages, and formatted as outlined on pages 30 through 32) to detail your answers and recommendations. To receive full credit for this assignment you must address the following: (a through d):

Determine the optimal weekly production schedule for MVC. What is the optimal weekly profit?

What is the minimum price that would justify producing the Plus Model? Explain.

If MVC could purchase additional 17 inch monitors for $15 more than what they are currently paying for

them, should they do this? Explain.

Suppose an additional worker could be hired for $1000 per week over the existing weekly worker salary.

(Recall that workers average 30 hours per week.) Analyze why MVC should do this.

Submit to your instructor your two- to three-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper should be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and should cite at least three to four scholarly sources in addition to the textbook

Week 3 Complete

PERT/CPM. You have been asked to fill-in for your boss this week. Your boss’s assistant informs you that he had scheduled an engagement to teach a group of students at the local University about PERT/CPM approach to project scheduling and has asked that you do it instead. In an initial write-up for the presentation, discuss the key elements of PERT/CPM to include (but not limited to) assumptions, how it works, and expected outcomes. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Project Scheduling Techniques. Ajax is about to embark on a project involving the design, manufacture and introduction of a new microwave oven. The first three activities and the immediate predecessors are:

Activity
Prototype Design none

Acquisition of Materials A Prototype Construction B

Predecessor

15

A B C

However, it has not yet been decided whether the prototype materials will be purchased from a vendor (taking two weeks) or produced in another Ajax division (four weeks). What are the implications of this regarding usage of any standard project scheduling technique? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 4 Complete

Decision Analysis. Many real-world decision problems consist of a sequence of dependent decisions. Develop a scenario that has a series/sequence of activities applicable to a “Decision Tree” type analysis. Explain why the scenario you selected is applicable. Also identify and explain critical factors that should be consider. Are there any risks in your scenario? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Forecasting Approaches. Compare and contrast the stationary forecasting model approach with that of a time series forecasting approach. Identify and explain key factors that are relevant in the selection of a specific approach. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Week 5 Complete

Queuing Systems. In today’s fast-paced environment, individuals are continually trying to do more with the same limited time constraints. In a retail store like Wal-Mart, explain how components of queuing systems can influence customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction. How might the queuing process positively or negatively impact customer loyalty? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Simulation Models. Under what conditions would you choose to use a simulation model? What is the simulation process? Explain the pros and cons of using simulation modeling. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Final Paper

Submit a six to eight-page paper (not including the title and reference pages) on one of the major topics listed below. Incorporate at least two related scholarly sources:

Linear and integer programming modeling

Network modeling

Project scheduling modeling

Time series forecasting

Inventory

Queuing modeling

Simulation modeling

The paper must (a) identify the main issues in the chosen area, (b) apply and reference new learning to the chosen area, (c) build upon class activities or incidents that facilitated learning and understanding, and (d) present specific current and/or future applications and relevance to the workplace. The emphasis of the paper should be on modeling application, outcomes, and new learning.

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dissertation is 15,000 words and primary research is needed (interview questions and survey) Research question: Is there a market for a high-end luxury fashion brand with an Indian influence in London? The aim of this research is to provide and overview of the current state of the London market in regards to luxury brands from emerging countries, and more specifically Indian brands, focus on understanding the consumer, his perception of a luxury brand The main objectives of this research paper will be to explore and provide: – an overview of the current state of the market (the competition – other luxury brands from emerging countries, and more specifically Indian brands) – consumers perceptions of Indian luxury brands – Future trends (on the basis of exploration of the state of the market and consumer perception, see what is missing) Literature: Something to understand the market and identify gaps The biggest part is understanding the consumer (need to focus on this) Need to have academic theory about consumer perception The review needs have a convincing analysis of the literature from a novel or complex perspective Partially successful attempts made to theories beyond the current state of literature Methodology: Innovative and sophisticated research design Capable of supporting interferences from data to conclusions Ethical and philosophical issues central to discussion Cogent argument for data collection/analysis methods appropriate for the question Well costed and planned fieldwork schedule Well justified discussion of process Identification of limitations Insightful discussion of validity and reliability Very good reflection on learning process

dissertation is 15,000 words and primary research is needed (interview questions and survey)

Research question:

Is there a market for a high-end luxury fashion brand with an Indian influence in London?

The aim of this research is to provide and overview of the current state of the London market in regards to luxury brands from emerging countries, and more specifically Indian brands, focus on understanding the consumer, his perception of a luxury brand

The main objectives of this research paper will be to explore and provide:
– an overview of the current state of the market (the competition – other luxury brands from emerging countries, and more specifically Indian brands)
– consumers perceptions of Indian luxury brands
– Future trends (on the basis of exploration of the state of the market and consumer perception, see what is missing)

Literature:
Something to understand the market and identify gaps
The biggest part is understanding the consumer (need to focus on this)
Need to have academic theory about consumer perception

The review needs have a convincing analysis of the literature from a novel or complex perspective
Partially successful attempts made to theories beyond the current state of literature

Methodology:
Innovative and sophisticated research design
Capable of supporting interferences from data to conclusions
Ethical and philosophical issues central to discussion

Cogent argument for data collection/analysis methods appropriate for the question
Well costed and planned fieldwork schedule
Well justified discussion of process
Identification of limitations
Insightful discussion of validity and reliability
Very good reflection on learning process

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explain and evaluate what is corporate governance and its relationship to business ethics. Select FOUR principles based on the ASX corporate governance council ( http://www.asx.com.au/documents/asx-compliance/cg_principles_recommendations_with_2010_amendments.pdf ) Relate all answers based on the annual report of Leighton Holdings Limited and the FOUR principles YOU have chosen based on the ASX. (http://www.leighton.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/28879/Leighton-Annual-Report-2013.pdf)

explain and evaluate what is corporate governance and its relationship to business ethics. Select FOUR principles based on the ASX corporate governance council ( http://www.asx.com.au/documents/asx-compliance/cg_principles_recommendations_with_2010_amendments.pdf )

Relate all answers based on the annual report of Leighton Holdings Limited and the FOUR principles YOU have chosen based on the ASX. (http://www.leighton.com.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/28879/Leighton-Annual-Report-2013.pdf)

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Understanding How Economics effects business Project description The right to own private property, including the means of production, and the right to own a business and keep its profits are two of the fundamental rights that exist in the economic system called free-market capitalism. Would either of these rights be viable without the other? _______________________________________________ The right to freedom of competition and the right to freedom of choice are also basic rights that exist in the free-market capitalism. How do these rights encourage entrepreneurship and benefit the customer? _______________________________________________ BSC Flexibility & the Customer Perspective In the last module we looked at the Balanced Scorecard and how it is implemented from more of a purist’s approach and just touched on the flexibility of the tool. In this module, we are going to look at the BSC from more of an adaptive approach. That is to say, how adaptable is this tool given the wide variety of organizations out there in the world. In this assignment you are asked to study the required readings and to read the following case study: Basu, R., Little, C., Millard, C., (2009). Case Study: A fresh approach of the Balanced Scorecard in the Heathrow Terminal 5 project. Measuring Business Excellence. 13(4). 22-33. Retrieved from: http://www.perf-ex.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/T5-case-study-MBE-papaer.pdf After reading this article, write an essay in which you compare and contrast the balanced scorecard utilized by the British Airport Authority (BAA) at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 project with the standard quadrants typically applied in a traditional BSC approach (financial focus, Internal focus, Learning and Growth focus, and Customer focus). That is to say, the Terminal 5 project was a large, public construction project using private contractors. Yet, the BSC approach is also applied to the manufacturing sector, health care sector, and is applied in both private and public organizations. So you’ll want to consider how the T5 project adapted the BSC approach to fit the prevailing circumstances to help formulate your arguments.

Understanding How Economics effects business
Project description
The right to own private property, including the means of production, and the right to own a business and keep its profits are two of the fundamental rights that exist in the economic system called free-market capitalism.
Would either of these rights be viable without the other?
_______________________________________________
The right to freedom of competition and the right to freedom of choice are also basic rights that exist in the free-market capitalism.

How do these rights encourage entrepreneurship and benefit the customer?
_______________________________________________

 

 

 

 
BSC Flexibility & the Customer Perspective

In the last module we looked at the Balanced Scorecard and how it is implemented from more of a purist’s approach and just touched on the flexibility of the tool. In this module, we are going to look at the BSC from more of an adaptive approach. That is to say, how adaptable is this tool given the wide variety of organizations out there in the world.

In this assignment you are asked to study the required readings and to read the following case study:

Basu, R., Little, C., Millard, C., (2009). Case Study: A fresh approach of the Balanced Scorecard in the Heathrow Terminal 5 project. Measuring Business Excellence. 13(4). 22-33. Retrieved from: http://www.perf-ex.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/T5-case-study-MBE-papaer.pdf

After reading this article, write an essay in which you compare and contrast the balanced scorecard utilized by the British Airport Authority (BAA) at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 project with the standard quadrants typically applied in a traditional BSC approach (financial focus, Internal focus, Learning and Growth focus, and Customer focus). That is to say, the Terminal 5 project was a large, public construction project using private contractors. Yet, the BSC approach is also applied to the manufacturing sector, health care sector, and is applied in both private and public organizations. So you’ll want to consider how the T5 project adapted the BSC approach to fit the prevailing circumstances to help formulate your arguments.

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In “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Fredrick Douglass, a former slave and abolitionist, gives a speech about what the Fourth of July means to those who were and are still slaves (note that this speech was given in 1852, almost 10 years before the beginning of the Civil War). Discuss the purpose of the piece–what does Douglass hope to accomplish here? Does he succeed? Discuss the overall tone and supply examples of the diction (word choice) that support the tone of the piece

In “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Fredrick Douglass, a former slave and abolitionist, gives a speech about what the Fourth of July means to those who were and are still slaves (note that this speech was given in 1852, almost 10 years before the beginning of the Civil War). Discuss the purpose of the piece–what does Douglass hope to accomplish here? Does he succeed? Discuss the overall tone and supply examples of the diction (word choice) that support the tone of the piece

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Write a paper using the following case study: As a new head nurse, one of your goals is to reduce attrition. You plan to do this by increasing retention, thus reducing costs for orienting new nurses. You believe that a new orientation process will increase retention and provide a more stable staff for your unit. In reviewing exit interviews, you note that new employees seldom develop a loyalty to a unit but instead use the unit to gain experience and move on to another unit. You believe that one difficulty with socializing new employees might be your unit’s orientation program. The hospital allows 2 weeks of orientation time (80 hours) and the new employee is not counted in the nursing care hours. These are referred to as nonproductive hours and are charged to the education department. Your unit has the following 2-week orientation schedule: Assignment Strengthening the Orientation Process (p 2) Week one: Monday, Tuesday 9a.m.–5p.m. Classroom Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7a.m.–11a.m. Assigned to work with RN on unit Week two: Monday, Tuesday 7a.m.–3:30pm Assigned to an RN on the unit Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7a.m.–3:30p.m. Assigned to shift they will work with supervision Assignment Strengthening the Orientation Process (p 3) Following this schedule, the new nurse is expected to function at 75% productivity for 2–3 weeks and then perform to full capacity as an RN. The exception to this is the new graduate (RN) orientation. These new nurses spend one extra week on a 7a.m. –3:30 p.m. shift then are assigned to their shift. At this time they are counted as staffing hours. Your nursing administrator has stated that you may alter the orientation program in any way you wish as long as you do not increase the nonproductive time and you ensure that the employee receives the information necessary to meet legal requirements and to function safely. Assignment Strengthening the Orientation Process (p 4) Review the articles below and devise a way to strengthen the new nurse orientation program for your unit. What costs are related to nurse turnover? What are the benefits of nurse retention? Outline your plans and give rationales for your decision. • Where has all the staff gone? Strategies to recruit and retain quality staff. (2007). Progress in Transplantation, 17(2), 89–93. • Christmas, K. (2008). How work environment impacts retention. Nursing Economic$, 26(5), 316–318. • Jones, C., & Gates, M. (2007). The costs and benefits of nurse turnover: a business case for nurse retention. Online Journal Of Issues In Nursing, 12(3). Retrieved fromhttp://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume122007/No3Sept07/NurseRetention.html • Lee, T., Tzeng, W., Lin, C., & Yeh, M. (2009). Effects of a preceptorship programme on turnover rate, cost, quality and professional development. Journal Of Clinical Nursing,18(8), 1217–1225. • Your paper needs to include at least 3 references: your textbook, one of the articles above (you may use more than one, but it will not count toward the total of 3), and a third peer-reviewed article you find while conducting your own research on the topic. Assignment Assignment Requirements The finished Assignment should be 3 pages in length, excluding the title page and references. The viewpoint and purpose of this Assignment should be clearly established and sustained

Write a paper using the following case study:
As a new head nurse, one of your goals is to reduce attrition. You plan to do this by increasing retention, thus reducing costs for orienting new nurses. You believe that a new orientation process will increase retention and provide a more stable staff for your unit. In reviewing exit interviews, you note that new employees seldom develop a loyalty to a unit but instead use the unit to gain experience and move on to another unit. You believe that one difficulty with socializing new employees might be your unit’s orientation program. The hospital allows 2 weeks of orientation time (80 hours) and the new employee is not counted in the nursing care hours. These are referred to as nonproductive hours and are charged to the education department. Your unit has the following 2-week orientation schedule:

Assignment

Strengthening the Orientation Process (p 2)
Week one:
Monday, Tuesday 9a.m.–5p.m. Classroom
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7a.m.–11a.m. Assigned to work with RN on unit
Week two:
Monday, Tuesday 7a.m.–3:30pm Assigned to an RN on the unit
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7a.m.–3:30p.m. Assigned to shift they will work with supervision

Assignment
Strengthening the Orientation Process (p 3)
Following this schedule, the new nurse is expected to function at 75% productivity for 2–3 weeks and then perform to full capacity as an RN. The exception to this is the new graduate (RN) orientation. These new nurses spend one extra week on a 7a.m. –3:30 p.m. shift then are assigned to their shift. At this time they are counted as staffing hours.
Your nursing administrator has stated that you may alter the orientation program in any way you wish as long as you do not increase the nonproductive time and you ensure that the employee receives the information necessary to meet legal requirements and to function safely.

 

 

Assignment
Strengthening the Orientation Process (p 4)
Review the articles below and devise a way to strengthen the new nurse orientation program for your unit. What costs are related to nurse turnover? What are the benefits of nurse retention? Outline your plans and give rationales for your decision.

• Where has all the staff gone? Strategies to recruit and retain quality staff. (2007). Progress in Transplantation, 17(2), 89–93.
• Christmas, K. (2008). How work environment impacts retention. Nursing Economic$, 26(5), 316–318.
• Jones, C., & Gates, M. (2007). The costs and benefits of nurse turnover: a business case for nurse retention. Online Journal Of Issues In Nursing, 12(3). Retrieved fromhttp://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Volume122007/No3Sept07/NurseRetention.html
• Lee, T., Tzeng, W., Lin, C., & Yeh, M. (2009). Effects of a preceptorship programme on turnover rate, cost, quality and professional development. Journal Of Clinical Nursing,18(8), 1217–1225.

Your paper needs to include at least 3 references: your textbook, one of the articles above (you may use more than one, but it will not count toward the total of 3), and a third peer-reviewed article you find while conducting your own research on the topic.

Assignment
Assignment Requirements
The finished Assignment should be 3 pages in length, excluding the title page and references. The viewpoint and purpose of this Assignment should be clearly established and sustained

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describe how an IS manager can be effectively managed in a virtual environment based on initial analysis and detailed research. Indicate which tool(s), if any, will be required to function as an IS manager, virtually. Propose new tools T. S. Eliot T. S. Eliot uses unusual figures of speech and unfamiliar allusions in his poem, ?The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.? Examples are: the epigraph; lines 2-9; 13-22; 50-58; 73-74; 75-78; 124-31; the phrase ?works and days? (line 29) describing agricultural life; the prophet of lines 81-83 (John); reference to the closing lines of Marvell?s ?To His Coy Mistress? (Line 92); Lazarus (lines 94-95); and Hamlet (Lines 111-119). Choose one or two of these and relate them to the character of Prufrock. For example, how is Prufrock like Hamlet; how is he unlike him?

describe how an IS manager can be effectively managed in a virtual environment based on initial analysis and detailed

research. Indicate which tool(s), if any, will be required to function as an IS manager, virtually. Propose new tools

T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot uses unusual figures of speech and unfamiliar allusions in his poem, ?The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.?

Examples are: the epigraph; lines 2-9; 13-22; 50-58; 73-74; 75-78; 124-31; the phrase ?works and days? (line 29) describing

agricultural life; the prophet of lines 81-83 (John); reference to the closing lines of Marvell?s ?To His Coy Mistress? (Line

92); Lazarus (lines 94-95); and Hamlet (Lines 111-119). Choose one or two of these and relate them to the character of

Prufrock. For example, how is Prufrock like Hamlet; how is he unlike him?

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Do a research on the impact mining has had on the early history of Australia. In approximately 1,500 words choose an Australian area where mining started in the 18th or 19th or even early 20th Century and describe its early history. The assignment should be presented as a formal report with detailed references.

Do a research  on the impact mining has had on the early history of Australia. In approximately 1,500 words choose an

Australian area where mining started in the 18th or 19th or even early 20th Century and describe its early history. The

assignment should be presented as a formal report with detailed references.

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Human Resources (HR) HR Application 4: Check the Market!<br /> <br /> Visit any 2 websites that offer salary survey information and compare your position/salary with what is offered in those reports (you can either do this for your present position, one you have held in the past, or one you are very familiar with). Henderson (2006) notes several sources in your textbook: the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Watson Wyatt Data Services/ECS, the Economic Research Institute (ERI), William M. Mercer Incorporated, and Organization Resources Counselors, Inc. (ORC) are all useful sites. <br /> <br /> Submit a summary report that addresses the following (you do not need to report your actual salary information):<br /> <br /> • Which sites did you visit? How useful and user-friendly were those sites?<br /> • Where did the survey information come from? How was it collected?<br /> • What is the title of the position you are examining?<br /> • What is the title of the position on the sites that is most similar?<br /> • What is the reported minimum and maximum level for the position?<br /> • What is the reported midpoint for the position? <br /> • In your experience, how does the actual salary compare?<br /> • In your opinion, what data or information missing from the reports? <br /> • What information in the reports surprised you?<br /> <br /> Expect to take approximately 2-3 pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA format, grammar, spelling and punctuation. (see HRA written assignment grading rubric for more information). When citing your sources please, use proper APA formats. No plagiarism. This assignment will be turned into TURNITIN.COM. Also, please use the recommended sites indicated in the first paragraph. <br /> <br /> <br /> PLEASE USE ACCREDITED RESOURCES SUCH AS:<br /> O*Net is preferred reference in terms of salary survey information***<br /> Online Library Resources (Articles and eBooks)<br /> Saint Leo provides an array of online article databases and eBook collections that support your classes. Use the Databases link under Find Info on the Cannon Memorial Library homepage to access the online resources.<br /> CQ Researcher………………..…..….. (In-depth topical analysis by Congressional Quarterly)<br /> Dissertations and Theses……..…..…. (A database of published Dissertations and Theses, including<br /> those from Saint Leo University)<br /> EBSCO ………………………………… (Comprehensive all-subject database, includes Business Source<br /> Premier, Academic Source Premier, ERIC, ATLA)<br /> Literature Resource Center……..……. (Comprehensive source for literary topics, includes Twayne<br /> Authors)<br /> Newsbank: America’s Newspapers…. (625 U.S. newspapers)<br /> ProQuest……………………………….. (Comprehensive all-subject database, includes ABI/Inform Global)<br /> PsycINFO………………………………. (APA abstracts and indexing for psychology subjects)<br /> Westlaw………………………………… (Comprehensive legal resource)<br /> Wilson…………………………………… (Includes Education, Science, Humanities, & Business indexes)<br /> Supplemental Library Resources<br /> Saint Leo encourages students to obtain a public library borrowing card at their earliest convenience. Many state libraries grant public library cardholders free remote access to multiple online databases containing full-text articles. For further information, contact your local public library. To find updated links to all state libraries, as well as public libraries, law libraries, and college libraries in your area, go to http://www.publiclibraries.com/.<br /> <br /> Must use this TEXTBOOK as one of your references***:<br /> <br /> Henderson, R.I. (2005). Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World (10th Edition), Prentice HR Application 4: Check the Market! Visit any 2 websites that offer salary survey information and compare your position/salary with what is offered in those reports (you can either do this for your present position, one you have held in the past, or one you are very familiar with). Henderson (2006) notes several sources in your textbook: the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Watson Wyatt Data Services/ECS, the Economic Research Institute (ERI), William M. Mercer Incorporated, and Organization Resources Counselors, Inc. (ORC) are all useful sites. Submit a summary report that addresses the following (you do not need to report your actual salary information): • Which sites did you visit? How useful and user-friendly were those sites? • Where did the survey information come from? How was it collected? • What is the title of the position you are examining? • What is the title of the position on the sites that is most similar? • What is the reported minimum and maximum level for the position? • What is the reported midpoint for the position? • In your experience, how does the actual salary compare? • In your opinion, what data or information missing from the reports? • What information in the reports surprised you? Expect to take approximately 2-3 pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA format, grammar, spelling and punctuation. (see HRA written assignment grading rubric for more information). When citing your sources please, use proper APA formats. No plagiarism. This assignment will be turned into TURNITIN.COM. Also, please use the recommended sites indicated in the first paragraph. PLEASE USE ACCREDITED RESOURCES SUCH AS: O*Net is preferred reference in terms of salary survey information*** Online Library Resources (Articles and eBooks) Saint Leo provides an array of online article databases and eBook collections that support your classes. Use the Databases link under Find Info on the Cannon Memorial Library homepage to access the online resources. CQ Researcher………………..…..….. (In-depth topical analysis by Congressional Quarterly) Dissertations and Theses……..…..…. (A database of published Dissertations and Theses, including those from Saint Leo University) EBSCO ………………………………… (Comprehensive all-subject database, includes Business Source Premier, Academic Source Premier, ERIC, ATLA) Literature Resource Center……..……. (Comprehensive source for literary topics, includes Twayne Authors) Newsbank: America’s Newspapers…. (625 U.S. newspapers) ProQuest……………………………….. (Comprehensive all-subject database, includes ABI/Inform Global) PsycINFO………………………………. (APA abstracts and indexing for psychology subjects) Westlaw………………………………… (Comprehensive legal resource) Wilson…………………………………… (Includes Education, Science, Humanities, & Business indexes) Supplemental Library Resources Saint Leo encourages students to obtain a public library borrowing card at their earliest convenience. Many state libraries grant public library cardholders free remote access to multiple online databases containing full-text articles. For further information, contact your local public library. To find updated links to all state libraries, as well as public libraries, law libraries, and college libraries in your area, go to http://www.publiclibraries.com/. Must use this TEXTBOOK as one of your references***: Henderson, R.I. (2005). Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World (10th Edition), Prentice

Human Resources (HR)
HR Application 4: Check the Market!&lt;br /&gt;
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Visit any 2 websites that offer salary survey information and compare your position/salary with what is offered in those reports (you can either do this for your present position, one you have held in the past, or one you are very familiar with). Henderson (2006) notes several sources in your textbook: the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Watson Wyatt Data Services/ECS, the Economic Research Institute (ERI), William M. Mercer Incorporated, and Organization Resources Counselors, Inc. (ORC) are all useful sites. &lt;br /&gt;
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Submit a summary report that addresses the following (you do not need to report your actual salary information):&lt;br /&gt;
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• Which sites did you visit? How useful and user-friendly were those sites?&lt;br /&gt;
• Where did the survey information come from? How was it collected?&lt;br /&gt;
• What is the title of the position you are examining?&lt;br /&gt;
• What is the title of the position on the sites that is most similar?&lt;br /&gt;
• What is the reported minimum and maximum level for the position?&lt;br /&gt;
• What is the reported midpoint for the position? &lt;br /&gt;
• In your experience, how does the actual salary compare?&lt;br /&gt;
• In your opinion, what data or information missing from the reports? &lt;br /&gt;
• What information in the reports surprised you?&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
Expect to take approximately 2-3 pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA format, grammar, spelling and punctuation. (see HRA written assignment grading rubric for more information). When citing your sources please, use proper APA formats. No plagiarism. This assignment will be turned into TURNITIN.COM. Also, please use the recommended sites indicated in the first paragraph. &lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
PLEASE USE ACCREDITED RESOURCES SUCH AS:&lt;br /&gt;
O*Net is preferred reference in terms of salary survey information***&lt;br /&gt;
Online Library Resources (Articles and eBooks)&lt;br /&gt;
Saint Leo provides an array of online article databases and eBook collections that support your classes. Use the Databases link under Find Info on the Cannon Memorial Library homepage to access the online resources.&lt;br /&gt;
CQ Researcher………………..…..….. (In-depth topical analysis by Congressional Quarterly)&lt;br /&gt;
Dissertations and Theses……..…..…. (A database of published Dissertations and Theses, including&lt;br /&gt;
those from Saint Leo University)&lt;br /&gt;
EBSCO ………………………………… (Comprehensive all-subject database, includes Business Source&lt;br /&gt;
Premier, Academic Source Premier, ERIC, ATLA)&lt;br /&gt;
Literature Resource Center……..……. (Comprehensive source for literary topics, includes Twayne&lt;br /&gt;
Authors)&lt;br /&gt;
Newsbank: America’s Newspapers…. (625 U.S. newspapers)&lt;br /&gt;
ProQuest……………………………….. (Comprehensive all-subject database, includes ABI/Inform Global)&lt;br /&gt;
PsycINFO………………………………. (APA abstracts and indexing for psychology subjects)&lt;br /&gt;
Westlaw………………………………… (Comprehensive legal resource)&lt;br /&gt;
Wilson…………………………………… (Includes Education, Science, Humanities, & Business indexes)&lt;br /&gt;
Supplemental Library Resources&lt;br /&gt;
Saint Leo encourages students to obtain a public library borrowing card at their earliest convenience. Many state libraries grant public library cardholders free remote access to multiple online databases containing full-text articles. For further information, contact your local public library. To find updated links to all state libraries, as well as public libraries, law libraries, and college libraries in your area, go to http://www.publiclibraries.com/.&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
Must use this TEXTBOOK as one of your references***:&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
Henderson, R.I. (2005). Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World (10th Edition), Prentice

 
HR Application 4: Check the Market!

Visit any 2 websites that offer salary survey information and compare your position/salary with what is offered in those reports (you can either do this for your present position, one you have held in the past, or one you are very familiar with). Henderson (2006) notes several sources in your textbook: the U.S. Department of Labor, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Watson Wyatt Data Services/ECS, the Economic Research Institute (ERI), William M. Mercer Incorporated, and Organization Resources Counselors, Inc. (ORC) are all useful sites.

Submit a summary report that addresses the following (you do not need to report your actual salary information):

• Which sites did you visit? How useful and user-friendly were those sites?
• Where did the survey information come from? How was it collected?
• What is the title of the position you are examining?
• What is the title of the position on the sites that is most similar?
• What is the reported minimum and maximum level for the position?
• What is the reported midpoint for the position?
• In your experience, how does the actual salary compare?
• In your opinion, what data or information missing from the reports?
• What information in the reports surprised you?

Expect to take approximately 2-3 pages written in APA format (double-spaced, 12 point font) to complete this assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, APA format, grammar, spelling and punctuation. (see HRA written assignment grading rubric for more information). When citing your sources please, use proper APA formats. No plagiarism. This assignment will be turned into TURNITIN.COM. Also, please use the recommended sites indicated in the first paragraph.
PLEASE USE ACCREDITED RESOURCES SUCH AS:
O*Net is preferred reference in terms of salary survey information***
Online Library Resources (Articles and eBooks)
Saint Leo provides an array of online article databases and eBook collections that support your classes. Use the Databases link under Find Info on the Cannon Memorial Library homepage to access the online resources.
CQ Researcher………………..…..….. (In-depth topical analysis by Congressional Quarterly)
Dissertations and Theses……..…..…. (A database of published Dissertations and Theses, including
those from Saint Leo University)
EBSCO ………………………………… (Comprehensive all-subject database, includes Business Source
Premier, Academic Source Premier, ERIC, ATLA)
Literature Resource Center……..……. (Comprehensive source for literary topics, includes Twayne
Authors)
Newsbank: America’s Newspapers…. (625 U.S. newspapers)
ProQuest……………………………….. (Comprehensive all-subject database, includes ABI/Inform Global)
PsycINFO………………………………. (APA abstracts and indexing for psychology subjects)
Westlaw………………………………… (Comprehensive legal resource)
Wilson…………………………………… (Includes Education, Science, Humanities, & Business indexes)
Supplemental Library Resources
Saint Leo encourages students to obtain a public library borrowing card at their earliest convenience. Many state libraries grant public library cardholders free remote access to multiple online databases containing full-text articles. For further information, contact your local public library. To find updated links to all state libraries, as well as public libraries, law libraries, and college libraries in your area, go to http://www.publiclibraries.com/.

Must use this TEXTBOOK as one of your references***:

Henderson, R.I. (2005). Compensation Management in a Knowledge-Based World (10th Edition), Prentice

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Experiment Series and Parallel Circuits INTRODUCTION Ohm’s law describes the relationship between electric potential, current, and resistance. In this experiment, you will examine how combinations of batteries and resistors affect both the energy and the flow rate of charge in electrical circuits. OBJECTIVES In this experiment, you will ? ? ? ? ? ? Measure potential difference and current at various places in series and parallel circuits. Track the energy/unit charge and the current as charge flows through batteries and resistors in series and parallel circuits. Determine the relationship between potential difference and resistance in series circuits. Determine the relationship between current and resistance in the branches of a parallel circuit. Determine expressions for equivalent resistance for both series and parallel circuits. Account for differences in bulb lighting in series and parallel circuits. MATERIALS Vernier data-collection interface Logger Pro or LabQuest App Vernier Circuit Board or batteries, mini bulbs and holders, power resistors, and clip leads Vernier Differential Voltage Probe Vernier Current Probe Vernier Power Amplifier or two D-cell batteries Advanced Physics with Vernier – Beyond Mechanics ©Vernier Software & Technology 10 – 1 Experiment 7 PROCEDURE Part 1 Series circuits 1. Connect the Differential Voltage Probe and the Current Probe to the interface and start the data-collection program. Two graphs, potential vs. time and current vs. time, will be displayed. You will need to view only one graph at a time for this experiment. In LabQuest App, choose to view one graph. Make sure the vertical axis label on the remaining graph is potential. 2. The default data-collection rate of 10 Hz is suitable but change the duration to 5 seconds. Zero each probe before the first run. Make sure that you touch the leads of the voltage probe together when you zero it. 3. Set up the series circuit shown in the schematic at right. R1 and R2 are the 10 ? and the 50 ? resistors. The labeled points indicate where you will make your connections with the voltage and current probes. Use the switch, SW1, just below the batteries to complete or open the circuit. Note: For all subsequent readings with the voltage probe, place the black lead of the voltage probe at the starting or reference point and probe with the red lead. In this way, increases in potential are indicated by positive readings; negative readings indicate that potential decreases. Figure 1 4. Determine the increase in potential provided by the battery. To do this, connect the black lead to A and the red lead to B. Start data collection, then close the VAB = switch to complete the circuit. When data collection is complete, open the switch. Store this run. To determine the average value of the change in potential, select a portion of the graph after the switch was closed and choose Statistics from the Analyze menu. Record the mean value of the potential difference for this region of the graph. Be sure to keep track of the signs of these values. VCD = VEF = 5. In like manner, determine the potential drops at each of the resistors (from C to D and from E to F). Be sure to store each of these runs. Record the voltage changes on the fill-in schematic (Figure 2 on next page) 6. Speculate for a moment about how you might expect the flow rate of charge (current) to compare at the following places in the circuit: before the first resistor (from B to C), between the resistors (from D to E), and after the second resistor (from F to A). Record your predictions here. Should the three currents be the same? If so, why? If not, which will be largest and why? 10 – 2 Advanced Physics with Vernier – Beyond Mechanics Series and Parallel Circuits Note: For all subsequent readings with the current probe, it is important that you reroute the current through the probe from red to black (as indicated on the body of the probe itself) and then back to the circuit. Using red and black leads connected to the terminals of the probe may help you keep track of the direction of current. 7. For the next three runs, change the vertical axis label of your graph to Current. To measure the current at each of the three locations described in Step 6, connect the current probe in series, start data collection, then close the switch to complete the circuit. When data collection stops, open the switch, store the run, then move the probe to the next location. Save your file. IBC = IDE = IFA = Figure 2 Advanced Physics with Vernier – Beyond Mechanics 10 – 3 Experiment 7 Part 2 Parallel circuits 1. Choose New from the File menu and change the data-collection setup so that the parameters match those in Part 1. Zero the probes and choose to view one graph (potential vs. time), as you did before. 2. Set up the parallel circuit as shown in Figure 3. R1 and R2 are the 10 ? and the 50 ? resistors. The labeled points indicate where you will make your connections with the voltage and current probes. You will need to connect two leads at points C and F. 3. As you did in Part 1, determine the increase in potential provided by the battery. Start data collection, then close the switch to complete the circuit. When data collection stops, open the switch. Store this run. Figure 3 To determine the average value of the change in potential, select a portion of the graph after the switch was closed and choose Statistics from the Analyze menu. Record the mean value of the potential difference for this region of the graph. Be sure to keep track of the signs of these values. VAB = VCF = VDE = 4. In like manner, determine the potential drops across each of the resistors. Store each of these runs and record the average potential rises/drops in the table and on the fill-in schematic (Figure 4 on next page) 5. Speculate about how you expect the flow rate of charge (current) to compare before the first resistor (from B to C) and in each of the branches. Should the currents be the same? If so, why? If not, which will be largest and why? 6. For the next three runs, change the vertical axis label of your graph to current. To measure the current at the three locations described in Part 2, Step 5, make the connections, begin data collection, then close the switch to complete the circuit. When data collection stops, store the run, record the average value of the current, and move on to the next location. Record your average current values in the table and on the fill-in schematic on the next page. IBC = I1 = I2 = IFA = 10 – 4 Advanced Physics with Vernier – Beyond Mechanics Series and Parallel Circuits Figure 4 Advanced Physics with Vernier – Beyond Mechanics 10 – 5 Experiment 7 EVALUATION OF DATA Part 1 Series circuits 1. Considering the units of the volt, write a statement describing the change in the energy of the charge carriers as they move from point A through the battery, then through the two resistors, returning to point A. Keep in mind that the resolution of the voltage probe is ±3 mV. Write an equation that describes this relationship, using Vb, V1, and V2 as variables describing the potential differences. 2. Describe the flow rate of charge at these locations in the circuit. How do these values compare to your predictions? Part 2 Parallel circuits 1. In what ways are the changes in potential similar to those in the series circuit? How are they different? 2. As you did in Part 1, determine the average value of the current for the final three runs. Write a statement describing the flow rate of charge as it moves from the battery to the junction of the two branches, then through the two resistors, returning to point A. Write an equation that describes this relationship, using IT, I1 and I2 as variables describing the current.

Experiment Series and Parallel Circuits

INTRODUCTION
Ohm’s law describes the relationship between electric potential, current, and resistance. In this experiment, you will examine how combinations of batteries and resistors affect both the energy and the flow rate of charge in electrical circuits.

OBJECTIVES
In this experiment, you will ? ? ? ? ? ? Measure potential difference and current at various places in series and parallel circuits. Track the energy/unit charge and the current as charge flows through batteries and resistors in series and parallel circuits. Determine the relationship between potential difference and resistance in series circuits. Determine the relationship between current and resistance in the branches of a parallel circuit. Determine expressions for equivalent resistance for both series and parallel circuits. Account for differences in bulb lighting in series and parallel circuits.

MATERIALS
Vernier data-collection interface Logger Pro or LabQuest App Vernier Circuit Board or batteries, mini bulbs and holders, power resistors, and clip leads Vernier Differential Voltage Probe Vernier Current Probe Vernier Power Amplifier or two D-cell batteries

Advanced Physics with Vernier – Beyond Mechanics

©Vernier Software & Technology

10 – 1

Experiment 7

PROCEDURE
Part 1 Series circuits

1. Connect the Differential Voltage Probe and the Current Probe to the interface and start the data-collection program. Two graphs, potential vs. time and current vs. time, will be displayed. You will need to view only one graph at a time for this experiment. In LabQuest App, choose to view one graph. Make sure the vertical axis label on the remaining graph is potential. 2. The default data-collection rate of 10 Hz is suitable but change the duration to 5 seconds. Zero each probe before the first run. Make sure that you touch the leads of the voltage probe together when you zero it. 3. Set up the series circuit shown in the schematic at right. R1 and R2 are the 10 ? and the 50 ? resistors. The labeled points indicate where you will make your connections with the voltage and current probes. Use the switch, SW1, just below the batteries to complete or open the circuit. Note: For all subsequent readings with the voltage probe, place the black lead of the voltage probe at the starting or reference point and probe with the red lead. In this way, increases in potential are indicated by positive readings; negative readings indicate that potential decreases. Figure 1

4. Determine the increase in potential provided by the battery. To do this, connect the black lead to A and the red lead to B. Start data collection, then close the VAB = switch to complete the circuit. When data collection is complete, open the switch. Store this run. To determine the average value of the change in potential, select a portion of the graph after the switch was closed and choose Statistics from the Analyze menu. Record the mean value of the potential difference for this region of the graph. Be sure to keep track of the signs of these values.

VCD = VEF =

5. In like manner, determine the potential drops at each of the resistors (from C to D and from E to F). Be sure to store each of these runs. Record the voltage changes on the fill-in schematic (Figure 2 on next page) 6. Speculate for a moment about how you might expect the flow rate of charge (current) to compare at the following places in the circuit: before the first resistor (from B to C), between the resistors (from D to E), and after the second resistor (from F to A). Record your predictions here. Should the three currents be the same? If so, why? If not, which will be largest and why?

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Series and Parallel Circuits Note: For all subsequent readings with the current probe, it is important that you reroute the current through the probe from red to black (as indicated on the body of the probe itself) and then back to the circuit. Using red and black leads connected to the terminals of the probe may help you keep track of the direction of current.

7. For the next three runs, change the vertical axis label of your graph to Current. To measure the current at each of the three locations described in Step 6, connect the current probe in series, start data collection, then close the switch to complete the circuit. When data collection stops, open the switch, store the run, then move the probe to the next location. Save your file.

IBC = IDE = IFA =

Figure 2

Advanced Physics with Vernier – Beyond Mechanics

10 – 3

Experiment 7
Part 2 Parallel circuits

1. Choose New from the File menu and change the data-collection setup so that the parameters match those in Part 1. Zero the probes and choose to view one graph (potential vs. time), as you did before. 2. Set up the parallel circuit as shown in Figure 3. R1 and R2 are the 10 ? and the 50 ? resistors. The labeled points indicate where you will make your connections with the voltage and current probes. You will need to connect two leads at points C and F. 3. As you did in Part 1, determine the increase in potential provided by the battery. Start data collection, then close the switch to complete the circuit. When data collection stops, open the switch. Store this run.

Figure 3

To determine the average value of the change in potential, select a portion of the graph after the switch was closed and choose Statistics from the Analyze menu. Record the mean value of the potential difference for this region of the graph. Be sure to keep track of the signs of these values.

VAB = VCF =

VDE = 4. In like manner, determine the potential drops across each of the resistors. Store each of these runs and record the average potential rises/drops in the table and on the fill-in schematic (Figure 4 on next page)
5. Speculate about how you expect the flow rate of charge (current) to compare before the first resistor (from B to C) and in each of the branches. Should the currents be the same? If so, why? If not, which will be largest and why?

6. For the next three runs, change the vertical axis label of your graph to current. To measure the current at the three locations described in Part 2, Step 5, make the connections, begin data collection, then close the switch to complete the circuit. When data collection stops, store the run, record the average value of the current, and move on to the next location. Record your average current values in the table and on the fill-in schematic on the next page.

IBC = I1 = I2 = IFA =

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Series and Parallel Circuits

Figure 4

Advanced Physics with Vernier – Beyond Mechanics

10 – 5

Experiment 7

EVALUATION OF DATA
Part 1 Series circuits

1.

Considering the units of the volt, write a statement describing the change in the energy of the charge carriers as they move from point A through the battery, then through the two resistors, returning to point A. Keep in mind that the resolution of the voltage probe is ±3 mV. Write an equation that describes this relationship, using Vb, V1, and V2 as variables describing the potential differences.

2. Describe the flow rate of charge at these locations in the circuit. How do these values compare to your predictions?

Part 2 Parallel circuits

1. In what ways are the changes in potential similar to those in the series circuit? How are they different?

2. As you did in Part 1, determine the average value of the current for the final three runs. Write a statement describing the flow rate of charge as it moves from the battery to the junction of the two branches, then through the two resistors, returning to point A. Write an equation that describes this relationship, using IT, I1 and I2 as variables describing the current.

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Topic: try to persuade your friend to sign up the organ donation form (assume I have signed it) Answer these four questions with applying social psychological knowledge about persuasion &/ helping, E.g. Social-exchange theory, The Social-Responsibility Norm, Genuine Altruism, Door-in-the-face, Foot-in-the-door technique – in what way did your decision to become an organ donor affect your motivation and effectiveness in persuading someone to be an organ donor? – If you were successful in persuading someone to sign a form, what methods did you use? Is there a social psychological mechanism that can explain your success? – What kind of information (images, words) is being presented on the website? Is the overall layout of the website attractive? Easy to navigate & understand? Do you think this was intention and why? – do you feel encouraged and/or pressured to sign the organ donation form as a result of the website? How? Why?

Topic: try to persuade your friend to sign up the organ donation form (assume I have signed it)

Answer these four questions with applying social psychological knowledge about persuasion &/ helping, E.g. Social-exchange theory, The Social-Responsibility Norm, Genuine Altruism, Door-in-the-face, Foot-in-the-door technique

– in what way did your decision to become an organ donor affect your motivation and effectiveness in persuading someone to be an organ donor?
– If you were successful in persuading someone to sign a form, what methods did you use? Is there a social psychological mechanism that can explain your success?
– What kind of information (images, words) is being presented on the website? Is the overall layout of the website attractive? Easy to navigate & understand? Do you think this was intention and why?
– do you feel encouraged and/or pressured to sign the organ donation form as a result of the website? How? Why?

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Marketing Research Guideline for Individual Case Analysis Orlando International Airport: Landing International Airline Business Case Background: Orlando, Florida, is a brand known worldwide as a destination for tourism, vacations, and fun. Each year, millions of tourists visit the area, which is home to some of the most popular theme parks in the United States: Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando, and Universal Studio Orlando. Orlando International Airport (MCO) serviced 35.4 million passengers in 2011. MCO is the 13th busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest airport in the world. More than 30 different domestic and international airlines service the airport. A group of local business people want the airport to continue to attract new airlines and to expand its services to new regions and countries. This case illustrates the identification and selection of potential markets. It provides the opportunity to combine qualitative and quantitative data to determine which regions, countries and airlines MCO should pursue. More specifically, this case has the following objectives: ? To allow students to evaluate potential business opportunities using common business models ? To encourage students to analyze qualitative and quantitative data presented to the decision-maker ? To have students prioritize business opportunities and determine which regions of the world, countries and/or airlines the decision-maker should pursue ? To have students identify the most important variables in making a targeted decision Study Questions: 1. Conduct a SWOT analysis of Orlando International Airport. 2. Conduct an analysis using the Hexagon of Competitive Identity. 3. What does the analysis of the Hexagon of Competitive Identity reveal about Orlando? 4. Conduct a Gap Analysis of Orlando. 5. What are the most important variables for MCO management to consider when analyzing the data? Why? 6. Divide the market of Orlando and define targeted segments. 7. How should MCO management prioritize the regions/countries/airlines to pursue? What are the top 5 to 10 regions/countries/airlines that MCO should pursue? Important Instructions: ? Answering the questions at the end of case. ? Sources of information: ? The case itself ? Literature review (textbooks, journals, newspapers, magazines, websites, etc.) ? Plagiarism, cheating and other forms of academic dishonesty are strictly prohibited and will result in a zero. You must include a reference for all the sources of information that you use when writing the paper. Failure to cite your sources, whether deliberately or inadvertently, you will still be found responsible for the act of plagiarism. ? The case study report must conform to APA (American Psychological Association) Style Guides. APA style requires both in-text citations and a reference list. For every in-text citation there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa. ? Must include a title page, table of contents, and reference page(s). ? Length: 15-20 pages; excluding title page, table of contents, and reference page(s).

Marketing Research
Guideline for Individual Case Analysis
Orlando International Airport: Landing International Airline Business

Case Background:
Orlando, Florida, is a brand known worldwide as a destination for tourism, vacations, and fun. Each year, millions of tourists visit the area, which is home to some of the most popular theme parks in the United States: Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando, and Universal Studio Orlando. Orlando International Airport (MCO) serviced 35.4 million passengers in 2011. MCO is the 13th busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest airport in the world. More than 30 different domestic and international airlines service the airport.

A group of local business people want the airport to continue to attract new airlines and to expand its services to new regions and countries. This case illustrates the identification and selection of potential markets. It provides the opportunity to combine qualitative and quantitative data to determine which regions, countries and airlines MCO should pursue. More specifically, this case has the following objectives:
? To allow students to evaluate potential business opportunities using common business models
? To encourage students to analyze qualitative and quantitative data presented to the decision-maker
? To have students prioritize business opportunities and determine which regions of the world, countries and/or airlines the decision-maker should pursue
? To have students identify the most important variables in making a targeted decision

Study Questions:
1. Conduct a SWOT analysis of Orlando International Airport.
2. Conduct an analysis using the Hexagon of Competitive Identity.
3. What does the analysis of the Hexagon of Competitive Identity reveal about Orlando?
4. Conduct a Gap Analysis of Orlando.
5. What are the most important variables for MCO management to consider when analyzing the data? Why?
6. Divide the market of Orlando and define targeted segments.
7. How should MCO management prioritize the regions/countries/airlines to pursue? What are the top 5 to 10 regions/countries/airlines that MCO should pursue?

 

Important Instructions:
? Answering the questions at the end of case.
? Sources of information:
? The case itself
? Literature review (textbooks, journals, newspapers, magazines, websites, etc.)
? Plagiarism, cheating and other forms of academic dishonesty are strictly prohibited and will result in a zero. You must include a reference for all the sources of information that you use when writing the paper. Failure to cite your sources, whether deliberately or inadvertently, you will still be found responsible for the act of plagiarism.
? The case study report must conform to APA (American Psychological Association) Style Guides. APA style requires both in-text citations and a reference list. For every in-text citation there should be a full citation in the reference list and vice versa.
? Must include a title page, table of contents, and reference page(s).
? Length: 15-20 pages; excluding title page, table of contents, and reference page(s).

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the American democracy hinges on balancing the rights of the individual-”the citizen”-with justice for all. Yet the concepts of rights and justice have historically been contested and challenged. Which right for whose justice? Select two readings assigned for the class (excluding the federalist papers, the declaration of independence, and the US constitution) and explain how the each author defines these concepts. Describe how they are challenging the other definitions of rights and justice. you must cite the readings in your answer. Finally apply their differing perspectives on rights and justice to a modern day political issue. if they were alive today, what would each of them say about this issue and why? Be sure to address the role of race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, and gender in your answer. Articles Stanton, “address at Seneca falls”(1848) “Seneca falls declaration of sentiments and resolutions”(1848) Sojourner Truth, aren’t I a Woman, Douglass, “what to the slave is the fourth of july”(1852) Dred Scott v. Sanford(1857) Zinn, A people’s history of the United states, Line, persons of means and vile condition Jane Addams, civic cooperation John Dewey, the search for the great community Marx and Engels, “ The Manifesto of Communist party”(1848) Wells, “A red record”(1895) Summer, “what the social classes ower to each other(1883) Roosevelt, “commonwealth club address

the American democracy hinges on balancing the rights of the individual-”the citizen”-with justice for all. Yet the concepts of rights and justice have historically been contested and challenged. Which right for whose justice?
Select two readings assigned for the class (excluding the federalist papers, the declaration of independence, and the US constitution) and explain how the each author defines these concepts. Describe how they are challenging the other definitions of rights and justice. you must cite the readings in your answer.
Finally apply their differing perspectives on rights and justice to a modern day political issue. if they were alive today, what would each of them say about this issue and why? Be sure to address the role of race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexuality, and gender in your answer.
Articles

Stanton, “address at Seneca falls”(1848)
“Seneca falls declaration of sentiments and resolutions”(1848)
Sojourner Truth, aren’t I a Woman,
Douglass, “what to the slave is the fourth of july”(1852)
Dred Scott v. Sanford(1857)
Zinn, A people’s history of the United states,
Line, persons of means and vile condition
Jane Addams, civic cooperation
John Dewey, the search for the great community
Marx and Engels, “ The Manifesto of Communist party”(1848)
Wells, “A red record”(1895)
Summer, “what the social classes ower to each other(1883)
Roosevelt, “commonwealth club address

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In this work, I will give you a background of Café Laura at Penn State University. and I will also give you some example questions about customer service and communications. What you need to write is design 17 questions about customer service and communications according to the example questions and background I give you. the following is the background and example questions. Please read carefully, Thanks!!! A. General Information Café Laura is a student run organization specializing in quick service lunch with a rotating menu Monday-Friday.. The café is a partnership between the Penn State University and the school of hospitality management. In essence, Cafe Laura is operated by the students themselves for class credit to learn how to cook, operate, and manage a full scale restaurant. Each day, a group of students are selected to be managers and create a menu, then delegate work to the rest of the students and gain experience in what it is like to actually run a restaurant. While the Cafe does not pay its employees (the students), it is currently running at negative profit margins so we are looking to find ways to increase efficiency and attract more customers. The café is strategically located in the University Park and this enhances its accessibility hence minimizing time cost of having to walk looking for the café. The café is situated in the first floor of the Mateer building, a short walk from various campus attractions such as the Paterno Library. Unfortunately, the Mateer building is on the edge of campus and most of the major buildings are located centrally along with the student HUB with over ten different eatery options. Finding a way to attract more students is crucial to finding success in our opinion. The distinctive enviornment of Café Laura is one of the positives we have been able to provide our customers. Free wireless internet offered by the University that ensures customers are able to eat and work on their studies while dining with us. Many comments from the customers have stated that once you are at Laura Café, you feel like prolonging your stay because of the comforts offered. The café operates on a full week basis. During the week days, the coffee station is opened between 8:30 A.M to 1:30 P.M and the lunch is served between 11:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M. Along with the students who run the lunch hour, a more advance class is offered at night and requires students to serve a full meal to invited guests. The café’s main challenge is ensuring safe serving to its customers while employing mostly new comers in the food industry. The skill level of our students can range from very experienced to some never working with food ever. In addition; There has been a steady growth in customers for the Laura Café, but being a student run organization, this results in limitations in the management of the café. B. What We Are Looking for from Red Book Connect Cafe Laura would like to pair with RBC to create solutions to help the students learn safe food management, as well as improving efficency to hopefully help close the gap of our negative margins. With the help of RBC, paperwork will be minimized to just a tablet to which only the managers will have access. Cafe Laura uses sheets and clipboards for almost every form and schedule they make. When it is all condensed onto one tablet and one website, there will be no need for all of the sheets of paper floating around the kitchen where they can be ripped or damaged in any way. This also makes sure no papers are lost by falling into the wrong hands. With the RBC tablet, the manager can also have access to all aspects of Cafe Laura right in the palm of their hands. With HotSchedules, Cafe Laura is able to post their schedule for everyone to see, again, right in the palm of their hands. This will eliminate problems with swapping shifts or picking up open shifts. Cafe Laura will be able to monitor and approve all of these changes. Any updates to the schedules or announcements can also be sent out through HotSchedules via text and/or email, which assures all employees were notified. Pairing HotSchedules with the POS system will provide the accuracy and automatic recording of time stamps and labor reports that will take up much time and paperwork when done by hand. Cafe Laura requires accurate inventory and food cost numbers at all times due to the amount of student-run meals and operations on a daily basis. With RBC and the Manager’s Redbook, the managers are able to keep all of these documents together. Everything is organized for the managers to easily read and record the information. This will keep everyone updated knowing where each manager has left off at the end of their shifts. Again, this also saves paper that would be used to post the schedules, create time-off sheets, and record labor information. We believe RBC would be extremely beneficial to Cafe Laura in saving time and money, ensuring accuracy in recording vital information, and ensuring safe food service to our customers. And following are example questions. 1.How do you measure customer satisfaction and what are your current ratings? 2.Provide Do you host or sponsor events that help foster communication of best practicesbetween customers (i.e. Annual Customer Conferences, monthly newsletters, locallysponsored speakers, etc.)? 3.Do you have established programs for soliciting and incorporating customer input into itsproducts and services?Describe 4.Do you host a customer website for product support, training, and other customercommunications? Please describe the services offered through your website. 5. Describe your Customer Support Model in detail. 6. How many Customer Service Representatives do you have? 7.How many dedicated Customer Service Representatives would be assigned (full-time orpart- time) to Hamburger Bar and Grill account? 8. What are your customer service hours? What happens to calls outside of those hours? 9.Who will be the primary Account Representative and on average how many accounts willthis representative be responsible for managing? 10.What is the anticipated response time a Hamburger Bar and Grill employee can expect fromthe time a phone call is placed to the receipt of response from an account managementrepresentative? 11. Are the Customer Service Representatives employees or independent contractors? 12. Please provide your proposed problem escalation procedure 13. What is the average turnaround time for problem resolution? 14.What is the average number of cases per restaurant per year? 15. What are the top two problems your customers experience with scheduling

In this work, I will give you a background of Café Laura at Penn State University. and I will also give you some example questions about customer service and communications. What you need to write is design 17 questions about customer service and communications according to the example questions and background I give you.

the following is the background and example questions.
Please read carefully, Thanks!!!

A.
General Information
Café Laura is a student run organization specializing in quick service lunch with a rotating menu Monday-Friday.. The café is a partnership between the Penn State University and the school of hospitality management. In essence, Cafe Laura is operated by the students themselves for class credit to learn how to cook, operate, and manage a full scale restaurant. Each day, a group of students are selected to be managers and create a menu, then delegate work to the rest of the students and gain experience in what it is like to actually run a restaurant. While the Cafe does not pay its employees (the students), it is currently running at negative profit margins so we are looking to find ways to increase efficiency and attract more customers.

The café is strategically located in the University Park and this enhances its accessibility hence minimizing time cost of having to walk looking for the café. The café is situated in the first floor of the Mateer building, a short walk from various campus attractions such as the Paterno Library. Unfortunately, the Mateer building is on the edge of campus and most of the major buildings are located centrally along with the student HUB with over ten different eatery options. Finding a way to attract more students is crucial to finding success in our opinion.

The distinctive enviornment of Café Laura is one of the positives we have been able to provide our customers. Free wireless internet offered by the University that ensures customers are able to eat and work on their studies while dining with us. Many comments from the customers have stated that once you are at Laura Café, you feel like prolonging your stay because of the comforts offered.

The café operates on a full week basis. During the week days, the coffee station is opened between 8:30 A.M to 1:30 P.M and the lunch is served between 11:00 A.M to 1:00 P.M. Along with the students who run the lunch hour, a more advance class is offered at night and requires students to serve a full meal to invited guests.

The café’s main challenge is ensuring safe serving to its customers while employing mostly new comers in the food industry. The skill level of our students can range from very experienced to some never working with food ever. In addition; There has been a steady growth in customers for the Laura Café, but being a student run organization, this results in limitations in the management of the café.

B. What We Are Looking for from Red Book Connect

Cafe Laura would like to pair with RBC to create solutions to help the students learn safe food management, as well as improving efficency to hopefully help close the gap of our negative margins. With the help of RBC, paperwork will be minimized to just a tablet to which only the managers will have access. Cafe Laura uses sheets and clipboards for almost every form and schedule they make. When it is all condensed onto one tablet and one website, there will be no need for all of the sheets of paper floating around the kitchen where they can be ripped or damaged in any way. This also makes sure no papers are lost by falling into the wrong hands. With the RBC tablet, the manager can also have access to all aspects of Cafe Laura right in the palm of their hands.

With HotSchedules, Cafe Laura is able to post their schedule for everyone to see, again, right in the palm of their hands. This will eliminate problems with swapping shifts or picking up open shifts. Cafe Laura will be able to monitor and approve all of these changes. Any updates to the schedules or announcements can also be sent out through HotSchedules via text and/or email, which assures all employees were notified. Pairing HotSchedules with the POS system will provide the accuracy and automatic recording of time stamps and labor reports that will take up much time and paperwork when done by hand.

Cafe Laura requires accurate inventory and food cost numbers at all times due to the amount of student-run meals and operations on a daily basis. With RBC and the Manager’s Redbook, the managers are able to keep all of these documents together. Everything is organized for the managers to easily read and record the information. This will keep everyone updated knowing where each manager has left off at the end of their shifts. Again, this also saves paper that would be used to post the schedules, create time-off sheets, and record labor information. We believe RBC would be extremely beneficial to Cafe Laura in saving time and money, ensuring accuracy in recording vital information, and ensuring safe food service to our customers.

And following are example questions.

1.How do you measure customer satisfaction and what are your current ratings?

2.Provide Do you host or sponsor events that help foster communication of best practicesbetween customers (i.e. Annual Customer Conferences, monthly newsletters, locallysponsored speakers, etc.)?

3.Do you have established programs for soliciting and incorporating customer input into itsproducts and services?Describe
4.Do you host a customer website for product support, training, and other customercommunications? Please describe the services offered through your website.

5. Describe your Customer Support Model in detail.
6. How many Customer Service Representatives do you have?

7.How many dedicated Customer Service Representatives would be assigned (full-time orpart- time) to Hamburger Bar and Grill account?
8. What are your customer service hours? What happens to calls outside of those hours?

9.Who will be the primary Account Representative and on average how many accounts willthis representative be responsible for managing?
10.What is the anticipated response time a Hamburger Bar and Grill employee can expect fromthe time a phone call is placed to the receipt of response from an account managementrepresentative?

11. Are the Customer Service Representatives employees or independent contractors?

12. Please provide your proposed problem escalation procedure

13. What is the average turnaround time for problem resolution?

14.What is the average number of cases per restaurant per year?

15. What are the top two problems your customers experience with scheduling

 

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SECTION A—CHRISTIANITY 1. (a) Fill in the three gaps below with the correct words. sister cousin Mary went to visit her . baby (b) pregnant lonely cried jumped Elizabeth who was When Elizabeth heard Mary’s voice her for joy. Marks KU E 3 You are the most blessed of all women. Luke 1:42 Why did Elizabeth say Mary was “blessed”? 2 (c) “It must have been hard for Mary to believe the Angel’s message.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason 2 [3400/401] Page two 1. (continued) (d) Elizabeth gave birth to a son. What did Elizabeth name her son? Tick (?)the correct box. Zechariah Joseph John Marks KU E 1 [Turn over [3400/401] Page three 2. (a) Jesus turned round and said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, I have never found faith like this, not even in Israel!” Luke 7:9 Marks KU E Is faith still important to Christians today? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason 2 (b) List four things Christians do in church to celebrate Easter. 1 2 3 4 4 [3400/401] Page four 2. (continued) (c) Do you think that an egg is a good symbol of Easter? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason Marks KU E 2 (d) “Easter should just be for Christians. holiday.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1 It should not be a national Reason 2 4 [END OF SECTION A] [3400/401] Page five [Turn over SECTION B—HINDUISM 3. (a) Fill in the three gaps below with the correct words. caste cycle Brahman Shiva different clever of Samsara. . There Marks KU E Moksha is freedom from the Moksha means that Hindus join are paths to Moksha. 3 (b) There are four paths to Moksha. Describe what Hindus do when they follow one of paths to Moksha. these 2 (c) Vishnu appears on earth in ten different forms (avatars). Which of the following is an avatar of Vishnu? Tick (?) the correct box. Ganesha Rama Shiva 1 [3400/401] Page six 3. (continued) (d) “I don’t want to be told what to do by my religion.” Marks KU E Jael Do you agree with Jael? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason 2 (e) Hindus aim to achieve Moksha. Is it good to have goals in life? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason 2 [3400/401] Page seven [Turn over 4. (a) Describe at least one story linked with the festival of Holi. Marks KU E 4 (b) Do you think Hindu children should learn stories from their religion? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1 Reason 2 4 [3400/401] Page eight 4. (continued) (c) Do you think it is more important for Hindus living in Scotland to celebrate Holi than it is for Hindus living in India? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason Marks KU E 2 [END OF SECTION B] [Turn over [3400/401] Page nine SECTION C—ISLAM 5. (a) Fill in the three gaps below with the correct words. wash dress Before prayer a Muslim must three five Saum Salat . Muslims pray Marks KU E times a day at the mosque or in the home. Prayer is called . 3 (b) Muslims can either pray at the mosque or in the home. Tick (?) one of the boxes below and list four benefits of praying at the mosque or in the home. mosque 1 home 2 3 4 4 [3400/401] Page ten 5. (continued) (c) “I try to pray at the set times, but sometimes it’s impossible.” Do you think a Muslim should have to pray at set times? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason Marks KU E 2 (d) “Zakat is more useful than prayer.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason 2 [Turn over [3400/401] Page eleven 6. (a) The Qur’an was revealed at: Tick (?) the correct box. Mount Ararat Mount Hira Mount Sinai (b) Describe how the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad. Marks KU E 1 2 (c) In the Qur’an God is described as “alone”. Why is this important to Muslims? Give one reason for your answer. Reason 2 [3400/401] Page twelve 6. (continued) (d) “The Revelation is the most important event in Islam.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1 Marks KU E Reason 2 4 [END OF SECTION C] [Turn over [3400/401] Page thirteen SECTION D—JUDAISM 7. (a) Fill in the three gaps below with the correct words. Sinai Hira punish leave rules sheep . Marks KU E God made the covenant with the Israelites on Mount He promised he would never his . them if they kept 3 (b) What does covenant mean? Tick (?) the correct box. Book Agreement Law (c) 1 The Lord has chosen you to be his own people from among all the peoples who live on earth. Deuteronomy 14:2 Does having a special relationship with God help Jews? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason 2 [3400/401] Page fourteen 7. (continued) (d) “Keeping the covenant puts too much pressure on Jews in the modern world.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason Marks KU E 2 [Turn over [3400/401] Page fifteen 8. (a) What are Jews celebrating on Shabbat? Marks KU E 2 (b) Do you think it is helpful for Jews to have a day of rest every week? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1 Reason 2 4 [3400/401] Page sixteen 8. (continued) (c) Marks KU E Choose two of the objects shown above and explain how they are used at the Shabbat table. First object Second object 4 [Turn over [3400/401] Page seventeen 8. (continued) (d) Is Shabbat the most important Jewish celebration? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason Marks KU E 2 [END OF SECTION D] [3400/401] Page eighteen SECTION E—ISSUES OF BELIEF AND MORALITY 9. (a) What does science say about how the world began? Marks KU E 4 (b) Choose a religion you have studied. Name it and write down what it teaches about how the world began. Religion: What it teaches: 2 [Turn over [3400/401] Page nineteen 9. (continued) (c) “We don’t need religion. Science can tell us all we need to know.” Marks KU E Louise Do you agree with Louise? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1 Reason 2 4 [3400/401] Page twenty 9. (continued) (d) Does it matter how the world began? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason Marks KU E 2 [Turn over [3400/401] Page twenty-one 10. (a) What is a “moral decision”? Marks KU E 2 (b) List two things which help religious people make moral decisions. First thing Second thing 2 (c) “People should make their own moral decisions. religion to help us.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason We don’t need 2 [Turn over for Question 10 (d) on Page twenty-three [3400/401] Page twenty-two 10. (continued) (d) Most religions are against the taking of life. Do you think it is ever right to take a life? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

SECTION A—CHRISTIANITY 1. (a) Fill in the three gaps below with the correct words. sister cousin Mary went to visit her . baby (b) pregnant lonely cried jumped Elizabeth who was When Elizabeth heard Mary’s voice her for joy.

Marks KU E

3

You are the most blessed of all women. Luke 1:42

Why did Elizabeth say Mary was “blessed”?

2 (c) “It must have been hard for Mary to believe the Angel’s message.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

2

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1. (continued) (d) Elizabeth gave birth to a son. What did Elizabeth name her son? Tick (?)the correct box. Zechariah Joseph John

Marks KU E

1

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2. (a)

Jesus turned round and said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, I have never found faith like this, not even in Israel!” Luke 7:9

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Is faith still important to Christians today? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

2 (b) List four things Christians do in church to celebrate Easter. 1

2

3

4 4

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2. (continued) (c) Do you think that an egg is a good symbol of Easter? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

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2 (d) “Easter should just be for Christians. holiday.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1 It should not be a national

Reason 2

4

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SECTION B—HINDUISM 3. (a) Fill in the three gaps below with the correct words. caste cycle Brahman Shiva different clever of Samsara. . There

Marks KU E

Moksha is freedom from the Moksha means that Hindus join are paths to Moksha.

3

(b) There are four paths to Moksha. Describe what Hindus do when they follow one of paths to Moksha. these

2 (c) Vishnu appears on earth in ten different forms (avatars). Which of the following is an avatar of Vishnu? Tick (?) the correct box. Ganesha Rama Shiva 1

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3. (continued) (d) “I don’t want to be told what to do by my religion.”

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Jael Do you agree with Jael? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

2 (e) Hindus aim to achieve Moksha. Is it good to have goals in life? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

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4. (a) Describe at least one story linked with the festival of Holi.

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4 (b) Do you think Hindu children should learn stories from their religion? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1

Reason 2

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4. (continued) (c) Do you think it is more important for Hindus living in Scotland to celebrate Holi than it is for Hindus living in India? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

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2

[END OF SECTION B]

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SECTION C—ISLAM 5. (a) Fill in the three gaps below with the correct words. wash dress Before prayer a Muslim must three five Saum Salat . Muslims pray

Marks KU E

times a day at the mosque or in the home. Prayer is called . 3

(b) Muslims can either pray at the mosque or in the home. Tick (?) one of the boxes below and list four benefits of praying at the mosque or in the home. mosque 1 home

2

3

4 4

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5. (continued) (c) “I try to pray at the set times, but sometimes it’s impossible.” Do you think a Muslim should have to pray at set times? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

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2 (d) “Zakat is more useful than prayer.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

2

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6. (a) The Qur’an was revealed at: Tick (?) the correct box. Mount Ararat Mount Hira Mount Sinai (b) Describe how the Qur’an was revealed to Muhammad.

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2 (c) In the Qur’an God is described as “alone”. Why is this important to Muslims? Give one reason for your answer. Reason

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6. (continued) (d) “The Revelation is the most important event in Islam.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1

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Reason 2

4

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SECTION D—JUDAISM 7. (a) Fill in the three gaps below with the correct words. Sinai Hira punish leave rules sheep .

Marks KU E

God made the covenant with the Israelites on Mount He promised he would never his .

them if they kept 3

(b) What does covenant mean? Tick (?) the correct box. Book Agreement Law (c) 1

The Lord has chosen you to be his own people from among all the peoples who live on earth. Deuteronomy 14:2

Does having a special relationship with God help Jews? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

2

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7. (continued) (d) “Keeping the covenant puts too much pressure on Jews in the modern world.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

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8. (a) What are Jews celebrating on Shabbat?

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2 (b) Do you think it is helpful for Jews to have a day of rest every week? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1

Reason 2

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8. (continued) (c)

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Choose two of the objects shown above and explain how they are used at the Shabbat table. First object

Second object

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8. (continued) (d) Is Shabbat the most important Jewish celebration? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

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SECTION E—ISSUES OF BELIEF AND MORALITY 9. (a) What does science say about how the world began?

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4 (b) Choose a religion you have studied. Name it and write down what it teaches about how the world began. Religion: What it teaches:

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9. (continued) (c) “We don’t need religion. Science can tell us all we need to know.”

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Louise Do you agree with Louise? Tick (?) one box and give two reasons for your answer. YES NO NOT SURE Reason 1

Reason 2

4

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9. (continued) (d) Does it matter how the world began? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

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10. (a) What is a “moral decision”?

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2 (b) List two things which help religious people make moral decisions. First thing

Second thing 2 (c) “People should make their own moral decisions. religion to help us.” Do you agree? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason We don’t need

2

[Turn over for Question 10 (d) on Page twenty-three

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10. (continued) (d) Most religions are against the taking of life. Do you think it is ever right to take a life? Tick (?) one box and give one reason for your answer. YES NO Reason

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City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism. Krane, J. 2009. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Paper instructions: City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism. Krane, J. 2009. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Please Answer ALL questions What do you think of the readings, videos, and other materials you have read or viewed and on which you are basing a particular summary/reflection assignment? How do the readings, videos, and additional materials you have reviewed compare with other materials you have covered in this or other courses? How do the various points made by an author square with your own experiences of living or traveling in U.S. or foreign cities? Do you agree with a particular author’s contentions or not? If not, then why not? Has an author made any general statements with which you disagree? If so what are they, and why do you disagree? Has an author made something clear to you that was not clear to you before? If an author has made something clear to you, then what is it? Students should submit all writing assignments in Word or PDF format (other file formats supported by Word or Adobe Acrobat are acceptable). Students should submit writing assignments in double-spaced format using 11- or 12-point Times New Roman, Arial, Tahoma, or Calibri font and one-inch margins.

City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism. Krane, J. 2009. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Paper instructions:
City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism. Krane, J. 2009. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Please Answer ALL questions

What do you think of the readings, videos, and other materials you have read or viewed and on which you are basing a particular summary/reflection assignment?

How do the readings, videos, and additional materials you have reviewed compare with other materials you have covered in this or other courses?

How do the various points made by an author square with your own experiences of living or traveling in U.S. or foreign cities?

Do you agree with a particular author’s contentions or not?
If not, then why not?

Has an author made any general statements with which you disagree? If so what are they, and why do you disagree?

Has an author made something clear to you that was not clear to you before? If an author has made something clear to you, then what is it?
Students should submit all writing assignments in Word or PDF format (other file formats supported by Word or Adobe Acrobat are acceptable). Students should submit writing assignments in double-spaced format using 11- or 12-point Times New Roman, Arial, Tahoma, or Calibri font and one-inch margins.

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Simple Interest Car Loan Linear Function Project description Simple Interest Car Loan Linear Function A financial institution in your community is advertising “Simple Interest Car Loans.” Here is their ad: “Looking for an attractive loan for the car of your dreams? Well, you have to look no more. Come in and show us your car deal. We will match any car loan and reduce the interest rate by 1%, with our “simple interest car loan”. No down payment needed, and no trade-ins. Our loans must have a minimum interest rate of 0.5%.” In this assignment, you are examining common applications of linear functions. Here, the linear function is F(r) = (pt)r + p, where r is the independent variable (the interest rate changes) and F(r) is the dependent variable (F(r) is the total cost of the car for different interest rates). For F(r) = (pt)r + p to be considered a linear function, the values of p (the sales price of the car) and t (the time in years for repaying the loan) must remain constant in the calculations. 1. Search the Internet and locate the sale price for the car of your dreams. For the purpose of this exercise, you can ignore sales, down payments, taxes, and other normal purchase expenses. This is p in this assignment. 2. Determine the annual interest rate for your loan using information from a local bank or an Internet ad, and be sure to give your references. Reduce this rate by 1%. This is one value of r, but expressed as a decimal. The decimal equivalent of this interest rate is one of the values of r in this assignment. 3. Decide the time, in years, you wish to repay the loan (typically, 3-7 years, half years like 5.5 years are okay). This is t in this assignment. 4. Determine the interest on your loan, using the formula: •Interest = sale price*time*rate, (I = ptr) 5. Determine the total cost of your loan, using the formula: •Total cost = (sale price*time)rate + Sale Price 6. Model the total cost as a linear function, with interest rate as the independent variable: •TC(r) = (pt)r + p 7. Divide the total cost by the number of months, to determine the monthly payment. 8. Repeat steps 4, 5, 6, and 7 to determine the cost of the loan if the interest rate had not been reduced by 1% – how much money did you save monthly and in total? 9. Summarize your findings by writing a brief statement that includes the pertinent information from the steps above; rates, totals, savings, etc. 10. Include references formatted according to APA style. 11. Respond to a classmate’s posting. If you think there may be an error, feel free to help your classmate without providing the correct answer. Otherwise, analyze the post in comparison to yours or add new information to the discussion. 12. Assume that you have no more than $600 per month to spend for a car loan. Based on your experience with these calculations, is there any combination of your lower interest rate and number of years (up to 7 years) that you could afford at $600 per month that would give you a “good deal” for buying your dream car? Explain why or why not.

Simple Interest Car Loan Linear Function

Project description
Simple Interest Car Loan Linear Function

A financial institution in your community is advertising “Simple Interest Car Loans.” Here is their ad:

“Looking for an attractive loan for the car of your dreams? Well, you have to look no more. Come in and show us your car deal. We will match any car loan and reduce the interest rate by 1%, with our “simple interest car loan”. No down payment needed, and no trade-ins. Our loans must have a minimum interest rate of 0.5%.”

In this assignment, you are examining common applications of linear functions. Here, the linear function is F(r) = (pt)r + p, where r is the independent variable (the interest rate changes) and F(r) is the dependent variable (F(r) is the total cost of the car for different interest rates). For F(r) = (pt)r + p to be considered a linear function, the values of p (the sales price of the car) and t (the time in years for repaying the loan) must remain constant in the calculations.

1. Search the Internet and locate the sale price for the car of your dreams. For the purpose of this exercise, you can ignore sales, down payments, taxes, and other normal purchase expenses. This is p in this assignment.

2. Determine the annual interest rate for your loan using information from a local bank or an Internet ad, and be sure to give your references. Reduce this rate by 1%. This is one value of r, but expressed as a decimal. The decimal equivalent of this interest rate is one of the values of r in this assignment.

3. Decide the time, in years, you wish to repay the loan (typically, 3-7 years, half years like 5.5 years are okay). This is t in this assignment.

4. Determine the interest on your loan, using the formula:
•Interest = sale price*time*rate, (I = ptr)

5. Determine the total cost of your loan, using the formula:
•Total cost = (sale price*time)rate + Sale Price

6. Model the total cost as a linear function, with interest rate as the independent variable:
•TC(r) = (pt)r + p

7. Divide the total cost by the number of months, to determine the monthly payment.

8. Repeat steps 4, 5, 6, and 7 to determine the cost of the loan if the interest rate had not been reduced by 1% – how much money did you save monthly and in total?

9. Summarize your findings by writing a brief statement that includes the pertinent information from the steps above; rates, totals, savings, etc.

10. Include references formatted according to APA style.

11. Respond to a classmate’s posting. If you think there may be an error, feel free to help your classmate without providing the correct answer. Otherwise, analyze the post in comparison to yours or add new information to the discussion.

12. Assume that you have no more than $600 per month to spend for a car loan. Based on your experience with these calculations, is there any combination of your lower interest rate and number of years (up to 7 years) that you could afford at $600 per month that would give you a “good deal” for buying your dream car? Explain why or why not.

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Sources are to include books or critical essays relating to the topic, i.e. books, professional philosophical, religious and sociological journals, etc, (this is not an exhaustive listing). Make every effort to utilize fairly recent sources. Use at least 10 different sources, citing them within your paper in accordance with the MLA style manual. You are to utilize the Literary Peer Review articles and journals, and e-books [EBSCOTHost] for required sources, references, and resources. However, in addition to work citing requirements, you must provide the web site address,source and date of internet access as a minimum, for each internet reference used. This internet rule also applies to the usage of all material used as a reference from the online library. Each page is to consist of 300 to 350 words per page. MLA style for long quotes. If a quote is longer than 3 sentences the quote is to be properly indented and single spaced. Do not use the long quote format for sentences comprising 3 or less sentences. Works cited sheet will not be counted as part of your page length requirements. No plagiarism. Your textbook can count as one source. “The Moral Life” Obligation and Affirmation by Tony L. Moyers.

Sources are to include books or critical essays relating to the topic, i.e. books, professional philosophical, religious and sociological journals, etc, (this is not an exhaustive listing). Make every effort to utilize fairly recent sources. Use at least 10 different sources, citing them within your paper in accordance with the MLA style manual. You are to utilize the Literary Peer Review articles and journals, and e-books [EBSCOTHost] for required sources, references, and resources. However, in addition to work citing requirements, you must provide the web site address,source and date of internet access as a minimum, for each internet reference used. This internet rule also applies to the usage of all material used as a reference from the online library.
Each page is to consist of 300 to 350 words per page. MLA style for long quotes. If a quote is longer than 3 sentences the quote is to be properly indented and single spaced. Do not use the long quote format for sentences comprising 3 or less sentences. Works cited sheet will not be counted as part of your page length requirements. No plagiarism. Your textbook can count as one source. “The Moral Life” Obligation and Affirmation by Tony L. Moyers.

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There are three Sections in this paper. Section 1 – World Religions This section has two questions for each World Religion. You should answer both of the questions on the World Religion you have studied. Answer either Buddhism or Christianity or Hinduism or Islam or Judaism or Sikhism. Section 2 – Morality in the Modern World This section has one question for each of the optional issues. You should answer all parts of the question relating to the issue you have studied. Answer either Gender or Global Issues or Medical Ethics or War and Peace. Section 3 – Existence of God This section has one mandatory question. You must answer all parts of the question in this section. The skills of knowledge and understanding (KU) and analysis and evaluation (AE) are being assessed in this paper. When answering each question you should note the number of marks allocated to each skill as indicated after each part of the question. SA X265/10/01 6/2810 *X265/10/01* © SECTION ONE WORLD RELIGIONS Candidates must answer both questions for their chosen World Religion. BUDDHISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Buddhism in the World Religions Unit. 1.  The Human Condition Marks Centre of the Wheel of Life (a) What are the three root poisons at the centre of the Wheel of Life? (b) State the Second Noble Truth. (c) According to Buddhists, what causes humans to suffer? (d) “No one can ever escape Samsara.” Would all Buddhists agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 3 KU 1 KU 2 KU 4 AE 2. The Goals It is important for Buddhists to show compassion. (a) Why is it important for Buddhists to show compassion? (b) Describe how Buddhists could achieve positive Kamma. (c) What do Buddhists understand by Nibbana? (d) “Kamma is the most important belief for Buddhists.” Would all Buddhists agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page two 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE [X265/10/01] CHRISTIANITY Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Christianity in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Goals Marks Then he took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it and gave it to them. Luke 22 v 19 (a) What does the bread represent at communion? (b) Why is communion an important act of worship for Christians? (c) State two other ways in which Christians can worship God. (d) “It is better to worship God with others than on your own.” Would all Christians agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 1 KU 3 KU 2 KU 2. The Means Very early on the Sunday morning the women went to the tomb. Luke 24 v 1 (a) Why were the women going to the tomb? (b) Describe what happened when the women arrived at the tomb. (c) State two ways in which Christians celebrate the festival of Easter. (d) “Belief in the resurrection of Jesus should affect how a Christian lives.” Would all Christians agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU [X265/10/01] Page three [Turn over HINDUISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Hinduism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition Marks Brahma (a) Brahma and Vishnu are two forms of Brahman. State the third form. (b) Why is Brahma important to Hindus? (c) Describe Hindu beliefs about reincarnation. (d) “Understanding the true nature of reality is important.” Would all Hindus agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 1 KU 2 KU 3 KU 4 AE 2. The Means Mahatma Gandhi (a) State the Hindu term for non-violence. (b) Describe one example of non-violence used by Mahatma Gandhi. (c) Why are the ashramas important for Hindus? (d) “A non-violent approach brings more difficulties than benefits.” Would all Hindus agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page four [X265/10/01] 1 KU 2 KU 3 KU 4 AE ISLAM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Islam in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Goals Marks (a) What do Muslims whisper in a new born baby’s ear? (b) State two other things which are done when a Muslim baby is born. (c) Describe why these ceremonies are carried out by the parents. (d) “Birth ceremonies are out of date now.” Would all Muslims agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE 2. The Means (a) Why are Muslims expected to go on Hajj? (b) State two groups of Muslims who would not be expected to go on Hajj. (c) Describe a benefit for Muslims going on Hajj. (d) “The most important part of Hajj is prayer at Arafat.” Would all Muslims agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page five [Turn over 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE [X265/10/01] Marks JUDAISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Judaism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition I believe in God the Creator. (a) What do Jewish people mean by “God the Creator”? (b) In what ways do Jewish people believe humans are created in the image of God? (c) Describe how life changed for Adam and Eve after they ate the fruit. (d) “Human beings are basically good.” Would all Jewish people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE 2. The Goals “Jews believe that there is a single God . . . with whom every Jew can have an individual and personal relationship.” BBC Website (a) State two things Jewish people do to keep their relationship with God. (b) What is a Mezuzah? (c) Describe what is meant by the Messianic Age. (d) “People should only concentrate on this lifetime not the afterlife.” Would all Jewish people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU [X265/10/01] Page six SIKHISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Sikhism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition Marks “Victory to the Eternal One. May Almighty God protect us.” Ardas, a congregational prayer. (a) What do Sikhs mean when they describe God as “One”? (b) Describe one Sikh belief about God as Creator. (c) According to Sikhism, how do human beings become separated from God? (d) “It is very special to be born as a human being.” Would all Sikhs agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE 2. The Goals (a) Apart from worship, state one thing which takes place regularly in the Gurdwara. (b) Why do Sikhs aim to escape from the cycle of life, death and rebirth? (c) Describe what Sikhs mean by “Naam Simran”. (d) “It is more helpful to pray at home than to worship in the Gurdwara.” Would all Sikhs agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 1 KU 2 KU 3 KU 4 AE [Turn over for SECTION TWO on Page eight Page seven [X265/10/01] Marks SECTION TWO MORALITY IN THE MODERN WORLD In this section there is one question for each of the optional areas of study. Candidates must only answer the question for their chosen area of study. 1. GENDER Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Gender in the Morality in the Modern World Unit. How things have changed! (a) What has been the male role in the family in the past? (b) You have studied a secular viewpoint. contemporary male roles? In what way does it agree with 2 KU 4 KU (c) “Some religious people believe it is better to keep separate gender roles in society.” Do you agree with this viewpoint? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 4 KU 2 KU 4 AE (d) Why are equal opportunities for females important worldwide? (e) Describe a teaching used by religious people to support equal opportunities across the world. (f) How successful have religious people been in encouraging gender rights? Give two reasons for your answer. [X265/10/01] Page eight Marks 2. GLOBAL ISSUES Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Global Issues in the Morality in the Modern World Unit. “World Leaders are to be urged to make the needs of the world’s poor their priority” Daily Globe (a) Describe one way natural disasters cause countries to urgently need resources. (b) You have studied a secular viewpoint. What does it say about fair trade? (c) 2 KU 4 KU Giving aid to developing countries keeps them looking for handouts. Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 4 KU 4 AE (d) What makes global warming a moral issue? (e) Describe two ways the problems caused by global warming can be tackled by environmentalists. (f) How successful have religious people been in responding to global warming? Give two reasons for your answer. [Turn over [X265/10/01] Page nine Marks 3. MEDICAL ETHICS Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Medical Ethics in the Morality in the Modern World Unit. (a) What is Genetic Selection? (b) State two arguments to support Genetic Selection. (c) What does HFEA state about the treatment of embryos? (d) 2 KU 2 KU 4 KU There is nothing wrong with using embryos for scientific research. Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 4 KU (e) Describe two circumstances in which euthanasia might be requested. (f) “Legalising euthanasia will only lead to people abusing it.” How far would a secular viewpoint agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE [X265/10/01] Page ten Marks 4. WAR AND PEACE Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied War and Peace in the Morality in the Modern World Unit. Nuclear submarine HMS Astute runs aground off Skye during sea trials. BBC News (a) State two reasons for possessing nuclear weapons. (b) Describe a religious viewpoint against having nuclear weapons. (c) “The use of conventional weapons is wrong.” How far would a secular viewpoint agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE 4 KU 4 KU (d) Describe two causes of war. (e) What does the UN Charter say about war? (f) “Fighting in a war and belief in God just don’t go together.” Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE [Turn over for SECTION THREE on Page twelve [X265/10/01] Page eleven Marks SECTION THREE EXISTENCE OF GOD Candidates must answer ALL questions in this section. In the beginning, God created the universe. Genesis 1 v 1 (a) Describe how God created the universe in Genesis 1. (b) What is the First Cause Argument for the existence of God? (c) “The First Cause Argument shows us that God must exist.” Do you agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 KU 4 KU 4 AE 4 KU (d) Describe the key points of the Theory of Evolution. (e) “Evolution proves that God did not create life.” How true is this statement? Give two reasons for your answer.

There are three Sections in this paper. Section 1 – World Religions This section has two questions for each World Religion. You should answer both of the questions on the World Religion you have studied. Answer either Buddhism or Christianity or Hinduism or Islam or Judaism or Sikhism. Section 2 – Morality in the Modern World This section has one question for each of the optional issues. You should answer all parts of the question relating to the issue you have studied. Answer either Gender or Global Issues or Medical Ethics or War and Peace. Section 3 – Existence of God This section has one mandatory question. You must answer all parts of the question in this section. The skills of knowledge and understanding (KU) and analysis and evaluation (AE) are being assessed in this paper. When answering each question you should note the number of marks allocated to each skill as indicated after each part of the question.

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SECTION ONE WORLD RELIGIONS Candidates must answer both questions for their chosen World Religion. BUDDHISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Buddhism in the World Religions Unit. 1.  The Human Condition

Marks

Centre of the Wheel of Life

(a) What are the three root poisons at the centre of the Wheel of Life? (b) State the Second Noble Truth. (c) According to Buddhists, what causes humans to suffer? (d) “No one can ever escape Samsara.” Would all Buddhists agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

3 KU 1 KU 2 KU

4 AE

2. The Goals It is important for Buddhists to show compassion.

(a) Why is it important for Buddhists to show compassion? (b) Describe how Buddhists could achieve positive Kamma. (c) What do Buddhists understand by Nibbana? (d) “Kamma is the most important belief for Buddhists.” Would all Buddhists agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page two

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

4 AE

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CHRISTIANITY Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Christianity in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Goals

Marks

Then he took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it and gave it to them. Luke 22 v 19 (a) What does the bread represent at communion? (b) Why is communion an important act of worship for Christians? (c) State two other ways in which Christians can worship God. (d) “It is better to worship God with others than on your own.” Would all Christians agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 1 KU 3 KU 2 KU

2. The Means

Very early on the Sunday morning the women went to the tomb. Luke 24 v 1 (a) Why were the women going to the tomb? (b) Describe what happened when the women arrived at the tomb. (c) State two ways in which Christians celebrate the festival of Easter. (d) “Belief in the resurrection of Jesus should affect how a Christian lives.” Would all Christians agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

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HINDUISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Hinduism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition

Marks

Brahma

(a) Brahma and Vishnu are two forms of Brahman. State the third form. (b) Why is Brahma important to Hindus? (c) Describe Hindu beliefs about reincarnation. (d) “Understanding the true nature of reality is important.” Would all Hindus agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

1 KU 2 KU 3 KU

4 AE

2. The Means

Mahatma Gandhi

(a) State the Hindu term for non-violence. (b) Describe one example of non-violence used by Mahatma Gandhi. (c) Why are the ashramas important for Hindus? (d) “A non-violent approach brings more difficulties than benefits.” Would all Hindus agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page four [X265/10/01]

1 KU 2 KU 3 KU

4 AE

ISLAM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Islam in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Goals

Marks

(a) What do Muslims whisper in a new born baby’s ear? (b) State two other things which are done when a Muslim baby is born. (c) Describe why these ceremonies are carried out by the parents. (d) “Birth ceremonies are out of date now.” Would all Muslims agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

4 AE

2. The Means

(a) Why are Muslims expected to go on Hajj? (b) State two groups of Muslims who would not be expected to go on Hajj. (c) Describe a benefit for Muslims going on Hajj. (d) “The most important part of Hajj is prayer at Arafat.” Would all Muslims agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page five [Turn over

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

4 AE

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Marks JUDAISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Judaism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition

I believe in God the Creator.

(a) What do Jewish people mean by “God the Creator”? (b) In what ways do Jewish people believe humans are created in the image of God? (c) Describe how life changed for Adam and Eve after they ate the fruit. (d) “Human beings are basically good.” Would all Jewish people agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

4 AE

2. The Goals

“Jews believe that there is a single God . . . with whom every Jew can have an individual and personal relationship.” BBC Website (a) State two things Jewish people do to keep their relationship with God. (b) What is a Mezuzah? (c) Describe what is meant by the Messianic Age. (d) “People should only concentrate on this lifetime not the afterlife.” Would all Jewish people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

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SIKHISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Sikhism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition

Marks

“Victory to the Eternal One. May Almighty God protect us.” Ardas, a congregational prayer.

(a) What do Sikhs mean when they describe God as “One”? (b) Describe one Sikh belief about God as Creator. (c) According to Sikhism, how do human beings become separated from God? (d) “It is very special to be born as a human being.” Would all Sikhs agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

4 AE

2. The Goals

(a) Apart from worship, state one thing which takes place regularly in the Gurdwara. (b) Why do Sikhs aim to escape from the cycle of life, death and rebirth? (c) Describe what Sikhs mean by “Naam Simran”. (d) “It is more helpful to pray at home than to worship in the Gurdwara.” Would all Sikhs agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

1 KU 2 KU 3 KU

4 AE

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Marks SECTION TWO MORALITY IN THE MODERN WORLD In this section there is one question for each of the optional areas of study. Candidates must only answer the question for their chosen area of study. 1. GENDER Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Gender in the Morality in the Modern World Unit.

How things have changed!

(a) What has been the male role in the family in the past? (b) You have studied a secular viewpoint. contemporary male roles? In what way does it agree with

2 KU 4 KU

(c) “Some religious people believe it is better to keep separate gender roles in society.” Do you agree with this viewpoint? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 4 KU 2 KU 4 AE

(d) Why are equal opportunities for females important worldwide? (e) Describe a teaching used by religious people to support equal opportunities across the world. (f) How successful have religious people been in encouraging gender rights? Give two reasons for your answer.

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Marks 2. GLOBAL ISSUES Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Global Issues in the Morality in the Modern World Unit.

“World Leaders are to be urged to make the needs of the world’s poor their priority” Daily Globe

(a) Describe one way natural disasters cause countries to urgently need resources. (b) You have studied a secular viewpoint. What does it say about fair trade? (c)

2 KU 4 KU

Giving aid to developing countries keeps them looking for handouts.

 

Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

4 AE 2 KU 4 KU 4 AE

(d) What makes global warming a moral issue? (e) Describe two ways the problems caused by global warming can be tackled by environmentalists. (f) How successful have religious people been in responding to global warming? Give two reasons for your answer.

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Marks 3. MEDICAL ETHICS Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Medical Ethics in the Morality in the Modern World Unit.

(a) What is Genetic Selection? (b) State two arguments to support Genetic Selection. (c) What does HFEA state about the treatment of embryos? (d)

2 KU 2 KU 4 KU

There is nothing wrong with using embryos for scientific research.

 

Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

4 AE 4 KU

(e) Describe two circumstances in which euthanasia might be requested. (f) “Legalising euthanasia will only lead to people abusing it.” How far would a secular viewpoint agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

4 AE

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Marks 4. WAR AND PEACE Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied War and Peace in the Morality in the Modern World Unit.

Nuclear submarine HMS Astute runs aground off Skye during sea trials. BBC News

(a) State two reasons for possessing nuclear weapons. (b) Describe a religious viewpoint against having nuclear weapons. (c) “The use of conventional weapons is wrong.” How far would a secular viewpoint agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

2 KU 2 KU

4 AE 4 KU 4 KU

(d) Describe two causes of war. (e) What does the UN Charter say about war? (f) “Fighting in a war and belief in God just don’t go together.” Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

4 AE

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Marks SECTION THREE EXISTENCE OF GOD Candidates must answer ALL questions in this section.

In the beginning, God created the universe. Genesis 1 v 1

(a) Describe how God created the universe in Genesis 1. (b) What is the First Cause Argument for the existence of God? (c) “The First Cause Argument shows us that God must exist.” Do you agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

4 KU 4 KU

4 AE 4 KU

(d) Describe the key points of the Theory of Evolution. (e) “Evolution proves that God did not create life.” How true is this statement? Give two reasons for your answer.

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Choose one topic only on which to research and write on from the list below: 1. The Tea Party in Texas: The Tea Party in Texas (which is made up of different groups such as Tea Party Patriots, Texas Tea Party; Texas Patriots, Freedom Works, et al.) was the driving force in getting Texas Senator Ted Cruz elected to Congress in 2012. Now, Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn is up for reelection and he’s concerned that the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party may be out to defeat him, saying that he’s too moderate for them. Research the Tea Party in Texas and describe its structure. Do the different factions of the Tea Party in Texas quarrel as they do elsewhere? What do they stand for? Is it possible for a Republican to win public office without their support? Why is the Tea Party so popular in Texas? 2. Photo ID restrictions on voters in Texas (If you choose this topic, you’ll also need to research the topic of voting fraud in Texas and how widespread it actually is.) Some right wing groups in Texas such as True the Vote claim that hundreds if not thousands of people in Texas are voting illegally in any given election, and as you read their literature you can easily picture felons, illegal aliens, transients or troublemakers voting repeatedly in an election for the Democrat candidate to the defeat of the Republican candidate. However, newspapers and other sources (including an official investigation by the Texas Attorney General’s office of a recent statewide election) say that only one or two dozen instances of voter fraud exist in any given statewide election more specifically the election they studied), and most of these cases are people who moved across town or married and changed their name but did not report that change to the County Clerk’s Office. Still others on the liberal side of the spectrum see the law requiring photo identification to vote as not being concerned primarily with voter fraud, but rather designed to make it difficult for certain groups in society to exercise their right to vote. Based on your research, include your own option in the conclusion of your paper. 3. Regulation in Texas. Government regulates an industry when there is the potential for fraud (i.e., banking) or when some activity is potentially dangerous (i.e., the consumption of alcohol by minors.) Citizens tend to view regulation with a skeptical eye, but yet they expect government to keep them safe, so they don’t get food poisoning or hepatitis when they eat in a restaurant or so some company does not dump hazardous waste behind their home. One reason Texas prospers more so than other states is because we have a comfortable relationship with business; Corporate taxes are low, the Governor has a fund available to provide financial rewards for companies who move to Texas, and community colleges provide a skilled workforce in terms of a local labor pool. Just how “comfortable” is that relationship however? Critics say that the widespread destruction and loss of life in West, Texas last year was caused by a company which repeatedly violated the rules on the storage of dangerous chemicals, and state inspectors either looked the other way or gave the company only very minor sanctions. The swarms of minor earthquakes we’ve had over the last few years are said by some groups to be related to fracking, an petroleum industry procedure to extract oil from shale under pressure. Yet, studies by Texas government agencies claim there is no relationship while studies from the private sector in some cases disagree. Other critics say that the huge amount of water necessary to extract oil through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) make Texas–a drought prone state–and Texans even worse off as far as securing fresh water to sustain our population. Should state government in that case step up and establish some form of regulation? 4. The Democratic Party in Texas. For twenty years they Democratic Party in Texas has been in a state of catastrophic collapse. The number of politicians leaving the Democratic Party to join the Republican Party has been nothing less than humiliating to the Democrats. But now Democrats are starting to feel invigorated. Over the past four years they have won their share of offices at the local level, and as the Hispanic population swells yearly, and more Hispanics become citizens and then voters in many cases, the Democrats see an opportunity for them to return to power. During last spring’s session of the legislature, a Democratic state senator named Wendy Davis gained national attention as she filibustered an anti-abortion law and now she is running for Governor. If you choose this topic on which to write, research and discuss the demise of the Democrats in Texas since 1990 and then report on their present day circumstances and whether their hopes for a return to power are realistic or just a pipe dream.

Choose one topic only on which to research and write on from the list below:
1. The Tea Party in Texas: The Tea Party in Texas (which is made up of different groups such as Tea Party Patriots, Texas Tea Party; Texas Patriots, Freedom Works, et al.) was the driving force in getting Texas Senator Ted Cruz elected to Congress in 2012. Now, Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn is up for reelection and he’s concerned that the Tea Party faction of the Republican Party may be out to defeat him, saying that he’s too moderate for them. Research the Tea Party in Texas and describe its structure. Do the different factions of the Tea Party in Texas quarrel as they do elsewhere? What do they stand for? Is it possible for a Republican to win public office without their support? Why is the Tea Party so popular in Texas?
2. Photo ID restrictions on voters in Texas (If you choose this topic, you’ll also need to research the topic of voting fraud in Texas and how widespread it actually is.) Some right wing groups in Texas such as True the Vote claim that hundreds if not thousands of people in Texas are voting illegally in any given election, and as you read their literature you can easily picture felons, illegal aliens, transients or troublemakers voting repeatedly in an election for the Democrat candidate to the defeat of the Republican candidate. However, newspapers and other sources (including an official investigation by the Texas Attorney General’s office of a recent statewide election) say that only one or two dozen instances of voter fraud exist in any given statewide election more specifically the election they studied), and most of these cases are people who moved across town or married and changed their name but did not report that change to the County Clerk’s Office. Still others on the liberal side of the spectrum see the law requiring photo identification to vote as not being concerned primarily with voter fraud, but rather designed to make it difficult for certain groups in society to exercise their right to vote. Based on your research, include your own option in the conclusion of your paper.
3. Regulation in Texas. Government regulates an industry when there is the potential for fraud (i.e., banking) or when some activity is potentially dangerous (i.e., the consumption of alcohol by minors.) Citizens tend to view regulation with a skeptical eye, but yet they expect government to keep them safe, so they don’t get food poisoning or hepatitis when they eat in a restaurant or so some company does not dump hazardous waste behind their home. One reason Texas prospers more so than other states is because we have a comfortable relationship with business; Corporate taxes are low, the Governor has a fund available to provide financial rewards for companies who move to Texas, and community colleges provide a skilled workforce in terms of a local labor pool. Just how “comfortable” is that relationship however? Critics say that the widespread destruction and loss of life in West, Texas last year was caused by a company which repeatedly violated the rules on the storage of dangerous chemicals, and state inspectors either looked the other way or gave the company only very minor sanctions. The swarms of minor earthquakes we’ve had over the last few years are said by some groups to be related to fracking, an petroleum industry procedure to extract oil from shale under pressure. Yet, studies by Texas government agencies claim there is no relationship while studies from the private sector in some cases disagree. Other critics say that the huge amount of water necessary to extract oil through hydraulic fracturing (fracking) make Texas–a drought prone state–and Texans even worse off as far as securing fresh water to sustain our population. Should state government in that case step up and establish some form of regulation?
4. The Democratic Party in Texas. For twenty years they Democratic Party in Texas has been in a state of catastrophic collapse. The number of politicians leaving the Democratic Party to join the Republican Party has been nothing less than humiliating to the Democrats. But now Democrats are starting to feel invigorated. Over the past four years they have won their share of offices at the local level, and as the Hispanic population swells yearly, and more Hispanics become citizens and then voters in many cases, the Democrats see an opportunity for them to return to power. During last spring’s session of the legislature, a Democratic state senator named Wendy Davis gained national attention as she filibustered an anti-abortion law and now she is running for Governor. If you choose this topic on which to write, research and discuss the demise of the Democrats in Texas since 1990 and then report on their present day circumstances and whether their hopes for a return to power are realistic or just a pipe dream.

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Assessmentl a SPSS analysis hasto be done to understand the data to write the proposal, so the writer has to know which testto use to understand the data and exp ain it in the proposal. all the information about the assignment is in the 2 attached documents below, so please followthe marking criteria every word on howthis should be done. thanks. There are three partsto this assessment. Part 1 ofthis assessment item is a partial research report You are provided with a synopsis (i.e., outline) of a research hypothesis, in addition to extracts of a Method section. You are also provided with the data collected in the study. Yourtask isto write the last paragraph ofthe lntroduction, complete the Method section,write the Results section, and also the first paragraph ofthe Discussion section. o complete thistask successfullythere will be data entry and the appropriate statistical technique and interpretation of resultsto perform. In Part 2, you are asked to identify potential flaws with the research design. Partsl and 2 comprise approximately 1000 words ofthe 1500 word total forAssessment 1. In Part 3, a second synopsis is provided, and you are required to answer additional questions in relation to the experimental design. Part 3 comprises approximately 500 words of the 1500 word total forAssessment 1. Submission isthrough Turnitin (see

Assessmentl a SPSS analysis hasto be done to understand the data to write the proposal, so the writer has to know which testto use to
understand the data and exp ain it in the proposal. all the information about the assignment is in the 2 attached documents below, so please
followthe marking criteria every word on howthis should be done. thanks.

There are three partsto this assessment.

Part 1 ofthis

assessment item is a partial research report

You are provided with a synopsis (i.e., outline) of a research hypothesis, in addition to

extracts of a Method section. You are also provided with the data collected in the study. Yourtask isto write the last paragraph ofthe
lntroduction, complete the Method section,write the Results section, and also the first paragraph ofthe Discussion section. o complete
thistask successfullythere will be data entry and the appropriate statistical technique and interpretation of resultsto perform.

In Part

2, you are asked to identify potential flaws with the research design.

Partsl and 2 comprise approximately 1000 words ofthe 1500 word

total forAssessment 1.

In Part 3, a second synopsis is provided, and you are required to answer additional questions in relation to the

experimental design.

Part 3 comprises approximately 500 words of the 1500 word total forAssessment 1.

Submission isthrough Turnitin (see

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What does your agency do to gather information from the public about the services offered? Does this feedback make a difference in the service delivery? (How does your agency listen to the public and what do they do with this information?) Paper instructions: What does your agency do to gather information from the public about the services offered? Does this feedback make a difference in the service delivery? (How does your agency listen to the public and what do they do with this information?) Provide examples of when public input has made a difference. Has there been something you have personally done based on public feedback that has made a difference? Your response to this discussion question should be 250-300 words minimum. Use references appropriately in APA style. Complete (fire department )

What does your agency do to gather information from the public about the services offered? Does this feedback make a difference in the service delivery? (How does your agency listen to the public and what do they do with this information?)
Paper instructions:
What does your agency do to gather information from the public about the services offered? Does this feedback make a difference in the service delivery? (How does your agency listen to the public and what do they do with this information?) Provide examples of when public input has made a difference. Has there been something you have personally done based on public feedback that has made a difference?

Your response to this discussion question should be 250-300 words minimum. Use references appropriately in APA style. Complete (fire department )

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Three types of costs when quality considered Paper instructions: Section A: • This task must be in a memo format (MSWord provides a memo template that can be used). The memo needs to be between 1-3 pages and should be addressed to a hypothetical supervisor. • Successful papers must clearly identify the three types of costs that should be utilized when quality considerations are being made. There are three specific costs that need to be addressed in this section. • For further reference, the costs of quality are discussed in Chapter 9 (p. 418-422) of the Operations Management text. Section B: • This portion of the task should clearly explain each of the three types of costs that were identified in Section A. (Prevention, Appraisal, and Failure (Internal & External) Cost) • The explanation of these three types of costs must also incorporate applicable examples. Section C: • This section requires your evaluation of the three types of costs considering the potential trade-offs within manufacturing a product and/or producing a service. • There are not any formulas needed to complete the trade-off analysis portion of this task. Section C will be based on your own individual analysis. • In evaluating the costs, define potential trade-offs. For example, what would be a trade-off for the cost of increased maintenance on machinery? A potential trade-off would be an improved product. You would then analyze whether this trade off would be worth the cost. Books: • Bateman, T., and Snell, S. (2010). Management: Leading & collaborating in the competitive world (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-813724-2 • Kreitner, R., and Kinicki, A. (2009). Organizational behavior (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-353045-1 • Stevenson, W. (2008). Operations management (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill ISBN-13: 978-0-07-337784-1

Three types of costs when quality considered
Paper instructions:
Section A:
• This task must be in a memo format (MSWord provides a memo template that can be used). The memo needs to be between 1-3 pages and should be addressed to a hypothetical supervisor.
• Successful papers must clearly identify the three types of costs that should be utilized when quality considerations are being made. There are three specific costs that need to be addressed in this section.
• For further reference, the costs of quality are discussed in Chapter 9 (p. 418-422) of the Operations Management text.
Section B: •
This portion of the task should clearly explain each of the three types of costs that were identified in Section A. (Prevention, Appraisal, and Failure (Internal & External) Cost)
• The explanation of these three types of costs must also incorporate applicable examples.
Section C:
• This section requires your evaluation of the three types of costs considering the potential trade-offs within manufacturing a product and/or producing a service.
• There are not any formulas needed to complete the trade-off analysis portion of this task. Section C will be based on your own individual analysis.
• In evaluating the costs, define potential trade-offs. For example, what would be a trade-off for the cost of increased maintenance on machinery? A potential trade-off would be an improved product. You would then analyze whether this trade off would be worth the cost.

Books:
• Bateman, T., and Snell, S. (2010). Management: Leading & collaborating in the competitive world (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-813724-2
• Kreitner, R., and Kinicki, A. (2009). Organizational behavior (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-353045-1
• Stevenson, W. (2008). Operations management (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill ISBN-13: 978-0-07-337784-1

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Convention and Trade Show Management Class Prepare a Request for Proposal that would be submitted to a city convention and visitor’s bureau. Identify the cities or regions to which you would submit it. The first step in show production is site selection (once goals are set and target demographics are chosen). This includes not just the show floor venue, but also considerations of travel access, nearby hotel room support, meeting and special event space, and availability of general service and other contractors. A general RFP outlining all these needs must be prepared for use with the CVB’s of areas under consideration. NOTE: In order to do a decent job with this, you must first determine the target size of the show, program aspects beyond the trade show floor set-up, and anticipated services needed.

Convention and Trade Show Management Class

Prepare a Request for Proposal that would be submitted to a city convention and visitor’s bureau. Identify the cities or regions to which you would submit it.

The first step in show production is site selection (once goals are set and target demographics are chosen). This includes not just the show floor venue, but also considerations of travel access, nearby hotel room support, meeting and special event space, and availability of general service and other contractors. A general RFP outlining all these needs must be prepared for use with the CVB’s of areas under consideration. NOTE: In order to do a decent job with this, you must first determine the target size of the show, program aspects beyond the trade show floor set-up, and anticipated services needed.

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Emerging Economies and Globalization Background Markets in developed economies are approaching saturation level. Therefore, MNCs are searching for new untapped markets in emerging countries such as India and China. Since the healthcare industry will continue to grow in the future due to the size of the global population and its age composition, General Electric Healthcare (GEH) is trying to capitalize on these trends. It is expanding its operations and development of new drugs and manufacturing of the medical equipment in India and China. Directions Read the following articles: • At least one peer-reviewed article related to the trade theories in general as well as for China and India • Articles related to the human resource management for MNCs, cross-cultural management, expatriate training, and expatriates’ success/failure in overseas assignments • Articles related to GEH Then, respond to the following: 1. Select two trade theories that best explain why GEH expanded its operations of developing new drugs to India, and manufacturing X-ray business to China. 2. Explain the selected theories, and then evaluate GEH’s reasoning. 3. Explain possible pitfalls for such strategy from GEH’s perspective. 4. Identify solutions to the possible pitfalls for the strategy. 5. For each operation (India and China), evaluate GEH’s human resource strategy. 6. Identify how you would design training for preparing expatriates for their assignments to India and China if you were in charge of their training prior to the overseas assignment. Write a 7–10-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least five to seven scholarly sources in your research. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Selected two trade theories that are specific and appropriate to the expansion of GEH. The theories explain why operations were expanded. 20 Explanation of theories is specific, accurate, and clear. The explanation includes how the theories are incorporated into the expansion of GEH. Evaluation of reasoning to expand is complete, appropriate, and accurate. The evaluation states how expanding benefits GEH. 44 Explanation of pitfalls is reasonable and appropriate. Explanation includes how and why the pitfalls are likely to occur. Pitfalls explained are reasonable based on the strategy. 44 Solutions identified are reasonable, appropriate, and likely to solve any possible problems. Solutions given explain how possible pitfalls could be remedied. 44 Evaluation of the human resource strategy is complete, specific, and in depth. The evaluation focuses on aspects of the strategy unique to each operation (i.e., diversity, acquisition, etc.). 60 Identification of training design is complete, clear, and specific. Training includes information on preparing for both professional and personal development. Justification for the training design is included. 60 Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Emerging Economies and Globalization

Background
Markets in developed economies are approaching saturation level. Therefore, MNCs are searching for new untapped
markets in emerging countries such as India and China. Since the healthcare industry will continue to grow in the
future due to the size of the global population and its age composition, General Electric Healthcare (GEH) is trying
to capitalize on these trends. It is expanding its operations and development of new drugs and manufacturing of
the medical equipment in India and China.
Directions
Read the following articles:
• At least one peer-reviewed article related to the trade theories in general as well as for China and India
• Articles related to the human resource management for MNCs, cross-cultural management, expatriate
training, and expatriates’ success/failure in overseas assignments
• Articles related to GEH

Then, respond to the following:
1. Select two trade theories that best explain why GEH expanded its operations of developing new drugs to
India, and manufacturing X-ray business to China.
2. Explain the selected theories, and then evaluate GEH’s reasoning.
3. Explain possible pitfalls for such strategy from GEH’s perspective.
4. Identify solutions to the possible pitfalls for the strategy.
5. For each operation (India and China), evaluate GEH’s human resource strategy.
6. Identify how you would design training for preparing expatriates for their assignments to India and China if
you were in charge of their training prior to the overseas assignment.
Write a 7–10-page paper in Word format. Utilize at least five to seven scholarly sources in your research. Apply APA
standards to citation of sources.
Make sure you write in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate
representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Selected two trade theories that are specific and appropriate to the expansion of GEH. The theories explain why operations were expanded. 20
Explanation of theories is specific, accurate, and clear. The explanation includes how the theories are incorporated into the expansion of GEH. Evaluation of reasoning to expand is complete, appropriate, and accurate. The evaluation states how expanding benefits GEH. 44
Explanation of pitfalls is reasonable and appropriate. Explanation includes how and why the pitfalls are likely to occur. Pitfalls explained are reasonable based on the strategy. 44
Solutions identified are reasonable, appropriate, and likely to solve any possible problems. Solutions given explain how possible pitfalls could be remedied. 44
Evaluation of the human resource strategy is complete, specific, and in depth. The evaluation focuses on aspects of the strategy unique to each operation (i.e., diversity, acquisition, etc.). 60
Identification of training design is complete, clear, and specific. Training includes information on preparing for both professional and personal development. Justification for the training design is included. 60
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 28
Total: 300

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Paired and Independent t-test The t-test is a frequently used statistical procedure that compares the means of two groups. There are two versions of the test based on whether the two groups are matched or not matched. Matched groups (also known as paired groups or samples) share many common characteristics, whereas unmatched groups (or independent groups or samples) do not. You must be able to identify which version of the t-test should be used in a given situation. This week’s Discussion focuses on helping you identify the version to use based on the type of groups you want to compare. To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s Media and readings in Chapter 6 of the course text. Focus on the discussion of the difference between matched (paired) and independent samples. Then, review the Table of Variables document in the Learning Resources section. Think about how you would analyze the data using a t-test. Then write the example of how to use a t-test to analyze the data from the Table of Variables in the Learning Resources. Then, list the grouping variable and continuous variable that you would include in the analysis. Finally, state which t-test you would use in your analysis and why that is the most appropriate • Readings Document: Table of Variables You will use this table as part of this week’s Discussion. PowerPoint: t-Tests: Measuring the Difference between Group Means Document: Step-by-Step Guide to Week 5, Problem 5.1a and 5.1b Document: Step-by-Step Guide to Week 5, Problem 5.2 Step-by-Step Guide to Week 5: Problem 5.1a and 5.1b (Word document), and the Step-by-Step Guide to Week 5: Problem 5.2 (Word document).

Paired and Independent t-test

The t-test is a frequently used statistical procedure that compares the means of two groups. There are two versions of the test based on whether the two groups are matched or not matched. Matched groups (also known as paired groups or samples) share many common characteristics, whereas unmatched groups (or independent groups or samples) do not. You must be able to identify which version of the t-test should be used in a given situation. This week’s Discussion focuses on helping you identify the version to use based on the type of groups you want to compare.

To prepare for this Discussion, review this week’s Media and readings in Chapter 6 of the course text. Focus on the discussion of the difference between matched (paired) and independent samples. Then, review the Table of Variables document in the Learning Resources section. Think about how you would analyze the data using a t-test.

Then write the example of how to use a t-test to analyze the data from the Table of Variables in the Learning Resources. Then, list the grouping variable and continuous variable that you would include in the analysis. Finally, state which t-test you would use in your analysis and why that is the most appropriate

• Readings
Document: Table of Variables

You will use this table as part of this week’s Discussion.

PowerPoint: t-Tests: Measuring the Difference between Group Means
Document: Step-by-Step Guide to Week 5, Problem 5.1a and 5.1b
Document: Step-by-Step Guide to Week 5, Problem 5.2

Step-by-Step Guide to Week 5: Problem 5.1a and 5.1b (Word document), and the Step-by-Step Guide to Week 5: Problem 5.2 (Word document).

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Menu of Change Alternatives for the town of Noxen, Pennsylvania. A exhaustive literature review to compile a menu of change alternatives (aka interventions that address the selected problem in the town) BE sure to assess each alternative through the lens of evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence, and professional guidelines. In the documentation, teams should include a chart or other graphic device to outline a menu/taxonomy of change alternatives and evidence (or lack thereof) of their documented success. The assessment of change will be to propose a farm co-op for local farmers to produce a higher crop yield, to help people get food for their time harvesting.

Menu of Change Alternatives for the town of Noxen, Pennsylvania. A exhaustive literature review to compile a menu of change alternatives (aka interventions that address the selected problem in the town) BE sure to assess each alternative through the lens of evidence-based practice, practice-based evidence, and professional guidelines. In the documentation, teams should include a chart or other graphic device to outline a menu/taxonomy of change alternatives and evidence (or lack thereof) of their documented success. The assessment of change will be to propose a farm co-op for local farmers to produce a higher crop yield, to help people get food for their time harvesting.

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Product placements (or embedded marketing) have been used by many brands as part of their media-related campaigns. It is a non-traditional advertising technique consisting of the inclusion of (or reference to) a product, a service or brand trademark – so that it is featured within a context or media environment. So there is no explicit mention of it as it subtly promote brands, products or services through appearances in movies, tv programmes, or other media-related settings (i.e. sports, music videos, Broadway plays, video games, etc.) Using the above as a reference, outline a product placement case study and define its target market. Review if any steps were taken to capitalize on their product placement initiative (ie. advertising, sales promotions, etc). Next, recommend one aspect on how it could be improved upon. Support your answers with evidence sourced from a variety of academic references and professional sources. (Check each other’s main posting and avoid uploading similar case studies). Thereafter, comment on each other’s posts.

Product placements (or embedded marketing) have been used by many brands as part of their media-related campaigns. It is a non-traditional advertising technique consisting of the inclusion of (or reference to) a product, a service or brand trademark – so that it is featured within a context or media environment. So there is no explicit mention of it as it subtly promote brands, products or services through appearances in movies, tv programmes, or other media-related settings (i.e. sports, music videos, Broadway plays, video games, etc.)

Using the above as a reference, outline a product placement case study and define its target market. Review if any steps were taken to capitalize on their product placement initiative (ie. advertising, sales promotions, etc). Next, recommend one aspect on how it could be improved upon. Support your answers with evidence sourced from a variety of academic references and professional sources. (Check each other’s main posting and avoid uploading similar case studies). Thereafter, comment on each other’s posts.

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Compare and contrast two works from the period of Australian modernism. What characteristics of these works make them typical and/or atypical of their period, style or movement? Refer to any factors that may have bearing on the meanings of your selected works

Compare and contrast two works from the period of Australian modernism. What characteristics of these works make them typical and/or atypical of their period, style or movement? Refer to any factors that may have bearing on the meanings of your selected works

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Write a 5-6 page grant paper for the indicated population: Substance Abuse Prevention of Children of the population of clients at Roxy Behavioral Health, in Fayetteville, NC. The target population is: Children; the Domain: Community Based Hospital; and the Prevention Education Curriculum is based on the NREPP Website. Make up a budget needed for this grant ex: how much it would cost for staff, advertising, supplies, training etc…. Please look at SECTION BELOW AND FOLLOWING THE ELEMETNS FOR COMPLETING THIS ASSIGNMENT. For the purposes of this assignment, assume you are part of a Team (school or neighborhood group, community coalition, or an organizational collaboration in a school, hospital, or agency) within a selected geographic area. Find actual prevalence/social indicator data for that geographic area and/or setting. Use the data to determine risk and protective factors and set priorities for a prevention plan that address a specific issue; for example underage binge drinking, prescription drug abuse, a behavioral addiction, or social skill building/resilience in children of clients. You would then: (1) select a research based/best practice addressing either universal or selective prevention as per the chosen domain and population from the NREPP website, (2) write a timeline for how you would implement the prevention program, and (3) indicate how the prevention program will be evaluated as per its long and short term goals. You must name your Team (Team Name: Making Visions Come True) and chose team mates/collaborators. Feel free to interview actual community coalition members and local professionals for insight into developing collaborations and successful grant writing strategies. APA format… Application Sections 1b. Role of person completing this application: (pick one) ___ the coalition coordinator/director ___ a Professional Fund-Raiser/Grant Writer ___ the Agency Director ___ a Volunteer ___ a school professional/neighborhood member ___ a Coalition/Team Board Member ___ Other (specify): ____________________________________ 1c. Title of Coalition/Team:___________________________________________ 1d. Identify Team/Coalition membership from the list below; check all that apply. While you are not required to have all of these stakeholders represented on your team, this list does suggest important sectors to involve. ___ Parents ___ Law Enforcement ___ Faith community ___ Local policy makers/city council ___ Youth ___ Schools (pre K-college) ___ Social Services ___ Prevention programs ___ Substance abuse agencies ___ Advocacy organizations ___ Public health ___ Youth services ___ Recreation, parks, leisure ___ Healthcare providers ___ Business community ___ Medicine ___ Political leaders’ ___ Transportation ___ Public Library 1e. Describe the geographic area to be served by this grant: What is the primary geographic area the Team/Coalition serves and this grant targets? Attach map if possible. Name of city(ies)/town(s)/county(ies)/state:__________________________________________ Other (school, hospital): _________________________________________________________ 1f. Describe the risk and protective factors to be addressed by this grant: What are the social, educational, cultural, occupational, financial, and faith based assets/protective factors for this geographic area? You might also consider resources, major employers, service providers, recreational outlets, trained personnel, laws/policies, etc. What are the substance/addiction prevalence rates for this geographic area? You should use social indicator data, crime reports, archival data, school surveys, national surveys, etc. Describe risk factors (prevalence of ATOD availability, crime, gangs, health disparities, school dropout rates, unemployment, etc.)? Attach relevant maps, photos, documents, etc. 1g. What is the Team’s/Coalitions priority/primary focus? ———Substance Abuse Prevention/health & wellness promotion— 1h. What is the mission statement of your team/coalition? Section II. Program Narrative Describe the grant in 5-6 pages. Use the seven steps of the prevention program planning (listed below and described in Hogan, Gabrielsen, Luna, & Grothaus, 2003, Chapter 3). Write in APA format, use peer reviewed references, and cross reference/link to sections of the grant. Limit the use of acronyms; if used they must be spelled out when first referenced. Any charts, maps, and tables may be included as “Program Attachments” in Section V, with the appropriate references to the section/page in your narrative. The seven steps include: 1) Assess the readiness of the community and mobilize the community to take action. 2) Assess the levels of risk factors and protective factors in the community as per prevalence and social indicator data. Expand upon question 1f. 3) Translate the risk and protective factor data into priorities. Expand upon question 1g. 4) Examine the resources in the community that are reducing the priority risk factors and increasing protective factors. 5) Select a target domain (individual, peer, family, school, community, or work) and population (universal or selective not indicated populations). 6) Apply “best practices” and “guiding principles” from the NREPP website. Write a timeline for implementing the grant and these seven steps. Indicate how funding will be allocated; undergrads can answer this briefly and grads can refer to Section III. 7) Evaluate the prevention program or strategy implemented. Use an evaluation recommended by the chosen NREPP prevention strategy plus any other that might be relevant such as pre/post purveys, longitudinal assessments, or process data collection. Section III. Budget Worksheet and Narrative (For graduate students only) Imagine you have unlimited financial parameters for this ideal prevention program. Create a partnership with an existing 501C (3) organization to serve as your fiduciary agent if needed and briefly describe how you will use the below requested funds (link to Section II). Institution under whose 501C (3) tax-exempt status the Team/Coalition if needed: ________________________________________________ Personnel: Salary for grant coordinator &/or program facilitator _____________________ Professional Services (ex. data collecting/analysis, lobbyist….) _____________ Total Personnel____________________________ Operational Expenses: General Travel___________________ Office & Computer Supplies/Software __________________ Total Operational Expenses_____________ Grant Program Expenses: Materials ___________________________ Team/Coalition hosted training __________________________ Training/Conference Travel Expenses _____________________ Advertising ______________________________ Incentives ________________________________ Total Program Expenses________________ Total Funds Requested _______________________ Section IV. Letters of Support Please provide a list of those agencies and/or individuals who will provide a letter of support; you don’t need to actually request letters for this assignment. Indicate what type of support is expected; for example the individual or agency might help with: data collection, one of the seven program planning steps (as per Section II), in-kind donations (for example free meeting room, discounts on printing), access to the chosen population, leadership, or budget expertise. Name of Agency &/or Individual Area of Support 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Section V. Program Attachments & Refereces

Write a 5-6 page grant paper for the indicated population: Substance Abuse Prevention of Children of the population of clients at Roxy Behavioral Health, in Fayetteville, NC. The target population is: Children; the Domain: Community Based Hospital; and the Prevention Education Curriculum is based on the NREPP Website. Make up a budget needed for this grant ex: how much it would cost for staff, advertising, supplies, training etc…. Please look at SECTION BELOW AND FOLLOWING THE ELEMETNS FOR COMPLETING THIS ASSIGNMENT.

For the purposes of this assignment, assume you are part of a Team (school or neighborhood group, community coalition, or an organizational collaboration in a school, hospital, or agency) within a selected geographic area. Find actual prevalence/social indicator data for that geographic area and/or setting. Use the data to determine risk and protective factors and set priorities for a prevention plan that address a specific issue; for example underage binge drinking, prescription drug abuse, a behavioral addiction, or social skill building/resilience in children of clients. You would then: (1) select a research based/best practice addressing either universal or selective prevention as per the chosen domain and population from the NREPP website, (2) write a timeline for how you would implement the prevention program, and (3) indicate how the prevention program will be evaluated as per its long and short term goals. You must name your Team (Team Name: Making Visions Come True) and chose team mates/collaborators. Feel free to interview actual community coalition members and local professionals for insight into developing collaborations and successful grant writing strategies. APA format…

Application Sections

1b. Role of person completing this application: (pick one)
___ the coalition coordinator/director
___ a Professional Fund-Raiser/Grant Writer
___ the Agency Director
___ a Volunteer
___ a school professional/neighborhood member
___ a Coalition/Team Board Member
___ Other (specify): ____________________________________

1c. Title of Coalition/Team:___________________________________________

1d. Identify Team/Coalition membership from the list below; check all that apply. While you are not required to have all of these stakeholders represented on your team, this list does suggest important sectors to involve.
___ Parents ___ Law Enforcement
___ Faith community ___ Local policy makers/city council
___ Youth ___ Schools (pre K-college)
___ Social Services ___ Prevention programs
___ Substance abuse agencies ___ Advocacy organizations
___ Public health ___ Youth services
___ Recreation, parks, leisure ___ Healthcare providers
___ Business community ___ Medicine
___ Political leaders’ ___ Transportation
___ Public Library

1e. Describe the geographic area to be served by this grant:
What is the primary geographic area the Team/Coalition serves and this grant targets? Attach map if possible.
Name of city(ies)/town(s)/county(ies)/state:__________________________________________
Other (school, hospital): _________________________________________________________

1f. Describe the risk and protective factors to be addressed by this grant:
What are the social, educational, cultural, occupational, financial, and faith based assets/protective factors for this geographic area? You might also consider resources, major employers, service providers, recreational outlets, trained personnel, laws/policies, etc. What are the substance/addiction prevalence rates for this geographic area? You should use social indicator data, crime reports, archival data, school surveys, national surveys, etc. Describe risk factors (prevalence of ATOD availability, crime, gangs, health disparities, school dropout rates, unemployment, etc.)? Attach relevant maps, photos, documents, etc.

1g. What is the Team’s/Coalitions priority/primary focus?
———Substance Abuse Prevention/health & wellness promotion—

1h. What is the mission statement of your team/coalition?

Section II. Program Narrative
Describe the grant in 5-6 pages. Use the seven steps of the prevention program planning (listed below and described in Hogan, Gabrielsen, Luna, & Grothaus, 2003, Chapter 3). Write in APA format, use peer reviewed references, and cross reference/link to sections of the grant. Limit the use of acronyms; if used they must be spelled out when first referenced. Any charts, maps, and tables may be included as “Program Attachments” in Section V, with the appropriate references to the section/page in your narrative.

The seven steps include:

1) Assess the readiness of the community and mobilize the community to take action.
2) Assess the levels of risk factors and protective factors in the community as per prevalence and social indicator data. Expand upon question 1f.
3) Translate the risk and protective factor data into priorities. Expand upon question 1g.
4) Examine the resources in the community that are reducing the priority risk factors and increasing protective factors.
5) Select a target domain (individual, peer, family, school, community, or work) and population (universal or selective not indicated populations).
6) Apply “best practices” and “guiding principles” from the NREPP website. Write a timeline for implementing the grant and these seven steps. Indicate how funding will be allocated; undergrads can answer this briefly and grads can refer to Section III.
7) Evaluate the prevention program or strategy implemented. Use an evaluation recommended by the chosen NREPP prevention strategy plus any other that might be relevant such as pre/post purveys, longitudinal assessments, or process data collection.

Section III. Budget Worksheet and Narrative (For graduate students only)
Imagine you have unlimited financial parameters for this ideal prevention program. Create a partnership with an existing 501C (3) organization to serve as your fiduciary agent if needed and briefly describe how you will use the below requested funds (link to Section II).

Institution under whose 501C (3) tax-exempt status the Team/Coalition if needed: ________________________________________________

Personnel:
Salary for grant coordinator &/or program facilitator _____________________
Professional Services (ex. data collecting/analysis, lobbyist….) _____________
Total Personnel____________________________
Operational Expenses:
General Travel___________________
Office & Computer Supplies/Software __________________

Total Operational Expenses_____________
Grant Program Expenses:
Materials ___________________________
Team/Coalition hosted training __________________________
Training/Conference Travel Expenses _____________________
Advertising ______________________________
Incentives ________________________________
Total Program Expenses________________

Total Funds Requested _______________________

Section IV. Letters of Support

Please provide a list of those agencies and/or individuals who will provide a letter of support; you don’t need to actually request letters for this assignment. Indicate what type of support is expected; for example the individual or agency might help with: data collection, one of the seven program planning steps (as per Section II), in-kind donations (for example free meeting room, discounts on printing), access to the chosen population, leadership, or budget expertise.

Name of Agency &/or Individual Area of Support
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2)
3)
4)
5)

Section V. Program Attachments & Refereces

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Choose ONE of the following two topics : 1. To what extent can the Egyptian Monetary Authority control the money supply? Research and discuss the effectiveness of implementing Monetary Policy in Egypt since 2003. OR 2. The details of the international financial crisis and recession of 2007-present are interesting and important. But more important is what the crisis tells us about how any financial system works. Research and discuss the impact of the international financial crisis on the Egyptian Monetary System.

Choose ONE of the following two topics :

1. To what extent can the Egyptian Monetary Authority control the money supply? Research and discuss the effectiveness of implementing Monetary Policy in Egypt since 2003.

OR

2. The details of the international financial crisis and recession of 2007-present are interesting and important. But more important is what the crisis tells us about how any financial system works.
Research and discuss the impact of the international financial crisis on the Egyptian Monetary System.

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204- Persuasive Proposal Project Due Date: Tuesday, April 1st (hard copy, due in class) Value: 20% Required length: 1400-1600 words Now, you’re resorting to starting a small business venture to become self-employed. Your task is to write a persuasive proposal for this planned business or informational service you will offer. In the initial stages of this assignment, you were asked to think about a manual you would write, offering technical information for a specific audience. Now you need to be thinking about a hypothetical business venture that could be derived from that manual. You are proposing this business concept to a private investor (me). Your proposal or business plan must include the following: A Cover Sheet A Table of Contents An Executive Summary: Two paragraphs summarizing your business concept (shopping facilities on campus (vancouver island university nanaimo). The purpose of the summary is to catch an investor’s attention, giving them reasons to keep reading. Describe your service (or product) and its market potential. Highlight some things about your company and its leaders that will distinguish your business from the competition. Summarize your financial projections and indicate how much money you will need from investors or lenders and where it will be spent. Mission and Objectives: Explain the purpose of your business and what you hope to accomplish. Company and Industry: Give background information on the origins and structure of your venture and the characteristics of the industry. Products or Services: Give a complete but concise description of your products or services, focusing on their unique attributes Market and Competition: Provide data that will persuade investors that you understand your target market and can achieve your sales goals. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors. Marketing Strategy: Outline a strategy for identifying and contacting customers, setting prices, providing customer services, advertising, and so forth. Critical Risks and problems: identify all negative factors and discuss them honestly. A “Works Cited and Consulted” page following either AP style, Chicago style, or MLA style. The citation style you use doesn’t matter, so long as each of your proposal’s points are fully backed up with research. your proposal should be about opening shopping facilities on the university campus. You will be graded on the following criteria: –Your inclusion of each of the above components –Your proposal’s effective use of the three tools of persuasion (discussed in class) –Grammar, punctuation, and basic writing mechanics –Writing Style: tone, repetition, wordiness, word choice, concision, engagement –Organization, paragraphing –Formatting –Documenting sources and conducting sufficient research

204- Persuasive Proposal Project

Due Date: Tuesday, April 1st (hard copy, due in class)

Value: 20%

Required length: 1400-1600 words

Now, you’re resorting to starting a small business venture to become self-employed.

Your task is to write a persuasive proposal for this planned business or informational service you will offer. In the initial stages of this assignment, you were asked to think about a manual you would write, offering technical information for a specific audience. Now you need to be thinking about a hypothetical business venture that could be derived from that manual. You are proposing this business concept to a private investor (me).

Your proposal or business plan must include the following:

A Cover Sheet

A Table of Contents

An Executive Summary: Two paragraphs summarizing your business concept (shopping facilities on campus (vancouver island university nanaimo). The purpose of the summary is to catch an investor’s attention, giving them reasons to keep reading. Describe your service (or product) and its market potential. Highlight some things about your company and its leaders that will distinguish your business from the competition. Summarize your financial projections and indicate how much money you will need from investors or lenders and where it will be spent.

Mission and Objectives: Explain the purpose of your business and what you hope to accomplish.

Company and Industry: Give background information on the origins and structure of your venture and the characteristics of the industry.

Products or Services: Give a complete but concise description of your products or services, focusing on their unique attributes

Market and Competition: Provide data that will persuade investors that you understand your target market and can achieve your sales goals. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors.

Marketing Strategy: Outline a strategy for identifying and contacting customers, setting prices, providing customer services, advertising, and so forth.

Critical Risks and problems: identify all negative factors and discuss them honestly.

A “Works Cited and Consulted” page following either AP style, Chicago style, or MLA style. The citation style you use doesn’t matter, so long as each of your proposal’s points are fully backed up with research.

your proposal should be about opening shopping facilities on the university campus.

You will be graded on the following criteria:

–Your inclusion of each of the above components

–Your proposal’s effective use of the three tools of persuasion (discussed in class)

–Grammar, punctuation, and basic writing mechanics

–Writing Style: tone, repetition, wordiness, word choice, concision, engagement

–Organization, paragraphing

–Formatting

–Documenting sources and conducting sufficient research

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Articulate what the play is about, what ideas are expressed. Say how or why you came to this by looking at the dramatic question and analyzing the action in those terms. What the characters are like and how they change as a result of the action should also support these ideas. ? Reviews are focused on the major ideas of the play. You must be able to what the playwright was trying to say. You may quote other sources, you may also quote lines from the play, but I would like you to explain the ideas in your own words ? Support these statements by analyzing the dramatic action. State the dramatic question, and explain how you came to choose it. Use the terms discussed in the study guide: inciting incident, central conflict, et cetera. This is the same process that has been used in class to discuss the videos. ? There is no need to summarize the entire play and retell the story. This is waste of time for both writer and reader. Analyze the action using the tools we learned in class. ? Discuss the characters in the play, especially the protagonist. Note their desires and their motives. Describe any of their own internal conflicts and mention how they changed as a result of the dramatic action. Keep in mind the concept of the mask and how it pertains to the characters. ? Notice the overall production style of the play and explain what role the elements of design played in the telling of the story. ? Feel free to comment on your own personal feelings about the show. Describe its impact on you. Mention what you liked and did not like. Make the personal connection! ? Avoid spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Use the spell check on your computer. Have the Writing Center check over your work. Papers with excessive errors will be graded down or simply returned without any grade. ? Use a cover page. Hard copies only. Hand in on time. One grade will be deducted for each day late. Double space. 12 point lettering. Staple the pages together. ? The first paragraph should discuss the major ideas. The second should be the dramatic question. ? The third should be the inciting incident. ? The fourth should be the climax. ? The fifth could deal with the style, technical aspects, design elements, or the acting: your choice! What stood out? What ?grabbed? you? ? Most papers are five to eight pages long. disturbed by the wind, directed by David Gamache

Articulate what the play is about, what ideas are expressed. Say how or why you came to this by looking at the dramatic question and analyzing the action in those terms. What the characters are like and how they change as a result of the action should also support these ideas.
? Reviews are focused on the major ideas of the play. You must be able to what the playwright was trying to say. You may quote other sources, you may also quote lines from the play, but I would like you to explain the ideas in your own words
? Support these statements by analyzing the dramatic action. State the dramatic question, and explain how you came to choose it. Use the terms discussed in the study guide: inciting incident, central conflict, et cetera. This is the same process that has been used in class to discuss the videos.
? There is no need to summarize the entire play and retell the story. This is waste of time for both writer and reader. Analyze the action using the tools we learned in class.
? Discuss the characters in the play, especially the protagonist. Note their desires and their motives. Describe any of their own internal conflicts and mention how they changed as a result of the dramatic action. Keep in mind the concept of the mask and how it pertains to the characters.
? Notice the overall production style of the play and explain what role the elements of design played in the telling of the story.
? Feel free to comment on your own personal feelings about the show. Describe its impact on you. Mention what you liked and did not like. Make the personal connection!
? Avoid spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. Use the spell check on your computer. Have the Writing Center check over your work. Papers with excessive errors will be graded down or simply returned without any grade.
? Use a cover page. Hard copies only. Hand in on time. One grade will be deducted for each day late. Double space. 12 point lettering. Staple the pages together.
? The first paragraph should discuss the major ideas. The second should be the dramatic question.
? The third should be the inciting incident.
? The fourth should be the climax.
? The fifth could deal with the style, technical aspects, design elements, or the acting: your choice! What stood out? What ?grabbed? you?
? Most papers are five to eight pages long.

disturbed by the wind, directed by David Gamache

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There are three Sections in this paper. Section 1 – World Religions This section has two questions for each World Religion. You should answer both of the questions on the World Religion you have studied. Answer either Buddhism or Christianity or Hinduism or Islam or Judaism or Sikhism. Section 2 – Morality in the Modern World This section has one question for each of the optional issues. You should answer all parts of the question relating to the issue you have studied. Answer either Gender or Global Issues or Medical Ethics or War and Peace. Section 3 – Existence of God This section has one mandatory question. You must answer all parts of the question in this section. The skills of knowledge and understanding (KU) and analysis and evaluation (AE) are being assessed in this paper. When answering each question you should note the number of marks allocated to each skill as indicated after each part of the question. SA X265/10/01 6/2810 *X265/10/01* © SECTION ONE WORLD RELIGIONS Candidates must answer both questions for their chosen World Religion. BUDDHISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Buddhism in the World Religions Unit. 1.  The Human Condition Marks Centre of the Wheel of Life (a) What are the three root poisons at the centre of the Wheel of Life? (b) State the Second Noble Truth. (c) According to Buddhists, what causes humans to suffer? (d) “No one can ever escape Samsara.” Would all Buddhists agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 3 KU 1 KU 2 KU 4 AE 2. The Goals It is important for Buddhists to show compassion. (a) Why is it important for Buddhists to show compassion? (b) Describe how Buddhists could achieve positive Kamma. (c) What do Buddhists understand by Nibbana? (d) “Kamma is the most important belief for Buddhists.” Would all Buddhists agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page two 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE [X265/10/01] CHRISTIANITY Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Christianity in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Goals Marks Then he took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it and gave it to them. Luke 22 v 19 (a) What does the bread represent at communion? (b) Why is communion an important act of worship for Christians? (c) State two other ways in which Christians can worship God. (d) “It is better to worship God with others than on your own.” Would all Christians agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 1 KU 3 KU 2 KU 2. The Means Very early on the Sunday morning the women went to the tomb. Luke 24 v 1 (a) Why were the women going to the tomb? (b) Describe what happened when the women arrived at the tomb. (c) State two ways in which Christians celebrate the festival of Easter. (d) “Belief in the resurrection of Jesus should affect how a Christian lives.” Would all Christians agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU [X265/10/01] Page three [Turn over HINDUISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Hinduism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition Marks Brahma (a) Brahma and Vishnu are two forms of Brahman. State the third form. (b) Why is Brahma important to Hindus? (c) Describe Hindu beliefs about reincarnation. (d) “Understanding the true nature of reality is important.” Would all Hindus agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 1 KU 2 KU 3 KU 4 AE 2. The Means Mahatma Gandhi (a) State the Hindu term for non-violence. (b) Describe one example of non-violence used by Mahatma Gandhi. (c) Why are the ashramas important for Hindus? (d) “A non-violent approach brings more difficulties than benefits.” Would all Hindus agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page four [X265/10/01] 1 KU 2 KU 3 KU 4 AE ISLAM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Islam in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Goals Marks (a) What do Muslims whisper in a new born baby’s ear? (b) State two other things which are done when a Muslim baby is born. (c) Describe why these ceremonies are carried out by the parents. (d) “Birth ceremonies are out of date now.” Would all Muslims agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE 2. The Means (a) Why are Muslims expected to go on Hajj? (b) State two groups of Muslims who would not be expected to go on Hajj. (c) Describe a benefit for Muslims going on Hajj. (d) “The most important part of Hajj is prayer at Arafat.” Would all Muslims agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page five [Turn over 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE [X265/10/01] Marks JUDAISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Judaism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition I believe in God the Creator. (a) What do Jewish people mean by “God the Creator”? (b) In what ways do Jewish people believe humans are created in the image of God? (c) Describe how life changed for Adam and Eve after they ate the fruit. (d) “Human beings are basically good.” Would all Jewish people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE 2. The Goals “Jews believe that there is a single God . . . with whom every Jew can have an individual and personal relationship.” BBC Website (a) State two things Jewish people do to keep their relationship with God. (b) What is a Mezuzah? (c) Describe what is meant by the Messianic Age. (d) “People should only concentrate on this lifetime not the afterlife.” Would all Jewish people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU [X265/10/01] Page six SIKHISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Sikhism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition Marks “Victory to the Eternal One. May Almighty God protect us.” Ardas, a congregational prayer. (a) What do Sikhs mean when they describe God as “One”? (b) Describe one Sikh belief about God as Creator. (c) According to Sikhism, how do human beings become separated from God? (d) “It is very special to be born as a human being.” Would all Sikhs agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE 2. The Goals (a) Apart from worship, state one thing which takes place regularly in the Gurdwara. (b) Why do Sikhs aim to escape from the cycle of life, death and rebirth? (c) Describe what Sikhs mean by “Naam Simran”. (d) “It is more helpful to pray at home than to worship in the Gurdwara.” Would all Sikhs agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 1 KU 2 KU 3 KU 4 AE [Turn over for SECTION TWO on Page eight Page seven [X265/10/01] Marks SECTION TWO MORALITY IN THE MODERN WORLD In this section there is one question for each of the optional areas of study. Candidates must only answer the question for their chosen area of study. 1. GENDER Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Gender in the Morality in the Modern World Unit. How things have changed! (a) What has been the male role in the family in the past? (b) You have studied a secular viewpoint. contemporary male roles? In what way does it agree with 2 KU 4 KU (c) “Some religious people believe it is better to keep separate gender roles in society.” Do you agree with this viewpoint? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 4 KU 2 KU 4 AE (d) Why are equal opportunities for females important worldwide? (e) Describe a teaching used by religious people to support equal opportunities across the world. (f) How successful have religious people been in encouraging gender rights? Give two reasons for your answer. [X265/10/01] Page eight Marks 2. GLOBAL ISSUES Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Global Issues in the Morality in the Modern World Unit. “World Leaders are to be urged to make the needs of the world’s poor their priority” Daily Globe (a) Describe one way natural disasters cause countries to urgently need resources. (b) You have studied a secular viewpoint. What does it say about fair trade? (c) 2 KU 4 KU Giving aid to developing countries keeps them looking for handouts. Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 4 KU 4 AE (d) What makes global warming a moral issue? (e) Describe two ways the problems caused by global warming can be tackled by environmentalists. (f) How successful have religious people been in responding to global warming? Give two reasons for your answer. [Turn over [X265/10/01] Page nine Marks 3. MEDICAL ETHICS Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Medical Ethics in the Morality in the Modern World Unit. (a) What is Genetic Selection? (b) State two arguments to support Genetic Selection. (c) What does HFEA state about the treatment of embryos? (d) 2 KU 2 KU 4 KU There is nothing wrong with using embryos for scientific research. Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 4 KU (e) Describe two circumstances in which euthanasia might be requested. (f) “Legalising euthanasia will only lead to people abusing it.” How far would a secular viewpoint agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE [X265/10/01] Page ten Marks 4. WAR AND PEACE Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied War and Peace in the Morality in the Modern World Unit. Nuclear submarine HMS Astute runs aground off Skye during sea trials. BBC News (a) State two reasons for possessing nuclear weapons. (b) Describe a religious viewpoint against having nuclear weapons. (c) “The use of conventional weapons is wrong.” How far would a secular viewpoint agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 2 KU 2 KU 4 AE 4 KU 4 KU (d) Describe two causes of war. (e) What does the UN Charter say about war? (f) “Fighting in a war and belief in God just don’t go together.” Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE [Turn over for SECTION THREE on Page twelve [X265/10/01] Page eleven Marks SECTION THREE EXISTENCE OF GOD Candidates must answer ALL questions in this section. In the beginning, God created the universe. Genesis 1 v 1 (a) Describe how God created the universe in Genesis 1. (b) What is the First Cause Argument for the existence of God? (c) “The First Cause Argument shows us that God must exist.” Do you agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 KU 4 KU 4 AE 4 KU (d) Describe the key points of the Theory of Evolution. (e) “Evolution proves that God did not create life.” How true is this statement? Give two reasons for your answer.

There are three Sections in this paper. Section 1 – World Religions This section has two questions for each World Religion. You should answer both of the questions on the World Religion you have studied. Answer either Buddhism or Christianity or Hinduism or Islam or Judaism or Sikhism. Section 2 – Morality in the Modern World This section has one question for each of the optional issues. You should answer all parts of the question relating to the issue you have studied. Answer either Gender or Global Issues or Medical Ethics or War and Peace. Section 3 – Existence of God This section has one mandatory question. You must answer all parts of the question in this section. The skills of knowledge and understanding (KU) and analysis and evaluation (AE) are being assessed in this paper. When answering each question you should note the number of marks allocated to each skill as indicated after each part of the question.

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SECTION ONE WORLD RELIGIONS Candidates must answer both questions for their chosen World Religion. BUDDHISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Buddhism in the World Religions Unit. 1.  The Human Condition

Marks

Centre of the Wheel of Life

(a) What are the three root poisons at the centre of the Wheel of Life? (b) State the Second Noble Truth. (c) According to Buddhists, what causes humans to suffer? (d) “No one can ever escape Samsara.” Would all Buddhists agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

3 KU 1 KU 2 KU

4 AE

2. The Goals It is important for Buddhists to show compassion.

(a) Why is it important for Buddhists to show compassion? (b) Describe how Buddhists could achieve positive Kamma. (c) What do Buddhists understand by Nibbana? (d) “Kamma is the most important belief for Buddhists.” Would all Buddhists agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page two

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

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CHRISTIANITY Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Christianity in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Goals

Marks

Then he took a piece of bread, gave thanks to God, broke it and gave it to them. Luke 22 v 19 (a) What does the bread represent at communion? (b) Why is communion an important act of worship for Christians? (c) State two other ways in which Christians can worship God. (d) “It is better to worship God with others than on your own.” Would all Christians agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 1 KU 3 KU 2 KU

2. The Means

Very early on the Sunday morning the women went to the tomb. Luke 24 v 1 (a) Why were the women going to the tomb? (b) Describe what happened when the women arrived at the tomb. (c) State two ways in which Christians celebrate the festival of Easter. (d) “Belief in the resurrection of Jesus should affect how a Christian lives.” Would all Christians agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

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HINDUISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Hinduism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition

Marks

Brahma

(a) Brahma and Vishnu are two forms of Brahman. State the third form. (b) Why is Brahma important to Hindus? (c) Describe Hindu beliefs about reincarnation. (d) “Understanding the true nature of reality is important.” Would all Hindus agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

1 KU 2 KU 3 KU

4 AE

2. The Means

Mahatma Gandhi

(a) State the Hindu term for non-violence. (b) Describe one example of non-violence used by Mahatma Gandhi. (c) Why are the ashramas important for Hindus? (d) “A non-violent approach brings more difficulties than benefits.” Would all Hindus agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page four [X265/10/01]

1 KU 2 KU 3 KU

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ISLAM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Islam in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Goals

Marks

(a) What do Muslims whisper in a new born baby’s ear? (b) State two other things which are done when a Muslim baby is born. (c) Describe why these ceremonies are carried out by the parents. (d) “Birth ceremonies are out of date now.” Would all Muslims agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

4 AE

2. The Means

(a) Why are Muslims expected to go on Hajj? (b) State two groups of Muslims who would not be expected to go on Hajj. (c) Describe a benefit for Muslims going on Hajj. (d) “The most important part of Hajj is prayer at Arafat.” Would all Muslims agree? Give two reasons for your answer. Page five [Turn over

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

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Marks JUDAISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Judaism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition

I believe in God the Creator.

(a) What do Jewish people mean by “God the Creator”? (b) In what ways do Jewish people believe humans are created in the image of God? (c) Describe how life changed for Adam and Eve after they ate the fruit. (d) “Human beings are basically good.” Would all Jewish people agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

4 AE

2. The Goals

“Jews believe that there is a single God . . . with whom every Jew can have an individual and personal relationship.” BBC Website (a) State two things Jewish people do to keep their relationship with God. (b) What is a Mezuzah? (c) Describe what is meant by the Messianic Age. (d) “People should only concentrate on this lifetime not the afterlife.” Would all Jewish people agree? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

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SIKHISM Reminder: You should answer both of these questions if you have studied Sikhism in the World Religions Unit. 1. The Human Condition

Marks

“Victory to the Eternal One. May Almighty God protect us.” Ardas, a congregational prayer.

(a) What do Sikhs mean when they describe God as “One”? (b) Describe one Sikh belief about God as Creator. (c) According to Sikhism, how do human beings become separated from God? (d) “It is very special to be born as a human being.” Would all Sikhs agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

2 KU 2 KU 2 KU

4 AE

2. The Goals

(a) Apart from worship, state one thing which takes place regularly in the Gurdwara. (b) Why do Sikhs aim to escape from the cycle of life, death and rebirth? (c) Describe what Sikhs mean by “Naam Simran”. (d) “It is more helpful to pray at home than to worship in the Gurdwara.” Would all Sikhs agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

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Marks SECTION TWO MORALITY IN THE MODERN WORLD In this section there is one question for each of the optional areas of study. Candidates must only answer the question for their chosen area of study. 1. GENDER Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Gender in the Morality in the Modern World Unit.

How things have changed!

(a) What has been the male role in the family in the past? (b) You have studied a secular viewpoint. contemporary male roles? In what way does it agree with

2 KU 4 KU

(c) “Some religious people believe it is better to keep separate gender roles in society.” Do you agree with this viewpoint? Give two reasons for your answer. 4 AE 4 KU 2 KU 4 AE

(d) Why are equal opportunities for females important worldwide? (e) Describe a teaching used by religious people to support equal opportunities across the world. (f) How successful have religious people been in encouraging gender rights? Give two reasons for your answer.

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Marks 2. GLOBAL ISSUES Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Global Issues in the Morality in the Modern World Unit.

“World Leaders are to be urged to make the needs of the world’s poor their priority” Daily Globe

(a) Describe one way natural disasters cause countries to urgently need resources. (b) You have studied a secular viewpoint. What does it say about fair trade? (c)

2 KU 4 KU

Giving aid to developing countries keeps them looking for handouts.

 

Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

4 AE 2 KU 4 KU 4 AE

(d) What makes global warming a moral issue? (e) Describe two ways the problems caused by global warming can be tackled by environmentalists. (f) How successful have religious people been in responding to global warming? Give two reasons for your answer.

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Marks 3. MEDICAL ETHICS Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied Medical Ethics in the Morality in the Modern World Unit.

(a) What is Genetic Selection? (b) State two arguments to support Genetic Selection. (c) What does HFEA state about the treatment of embryos? (d)

2 KU 2 KU 4 KU

There is nothing wrong with using embryos for scientific research.

 

Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

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(e) Describe two circumstances in which euthanasia might be requested. (f) “Legalising euthanasia will only lead to people abusing it.” How far would a secular viewpoint agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

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Marks 4. WAR AND PEACE Reminder: You should answer this question if you have studied War and Peace in the Morality in the Modern World Unit.

Nuclear submarine HMS Astute runs aground off Skye during sea trials. BBC News

(a) State two reasons for possessing nuclear weapons. (b) Describe a religious viewpoint against having nuclear weapons. (c) “The use of conventional weapons is wrong.” How far would a secular viewpoint agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

2 KU 2 KU

4 AE 4 KU 4 KU

(d) Describe two causes of war. (e) What does the UN Charter say about war? (f) “Fighting in a war and belief in God just don’t go together.” Would all religious people agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

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Marks SECTION THREE EXISTENCE OF GOD Candidates must answer ALL questions in this section.

In the beginning, God created the universe. Genesis 1 v 1

(a) Describe how God created the universe in Genesis 1. (b) What is the First Cause Argument for the existence of God? (c) “The First Cause Argument shows us that God must exist.” Do you agree? Give two reasons for your answer.

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(d) Describe the key points of the Theory of Evolution. (e) “Evolution proves that God did not create life.” How true is this statement? Give two reasons for your answer.

 

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What does your agency do to gather information from the public about the services offered? Does this feedback make a difference in the service delivery? (How does your agency listen to the public and what do they do with this information?) Paper instructions: What does your agency do to gather information from the public about the services offered? Does this feedback make a difference in the service delivery? (How does your agency listen to the public and what do they do with this information?) Provide examples of when public input has made a difference. Has there been something you have personally done based on public feedback that has made a difference? Your response to this discussion question should be 250-300 words minimum. Use references appropriately in APA style. Complete (fire department )

What does your agency do to gather information from the public about the services offered? Does this feedback make a difference in the service delivery? (How does your agency listen to the public and what do they do with this information?)
Paper instructions:
What does your agency do to gather information from the public about the services offered? Does this feedback make a difference in the service delivery? (How does your agency listen to the public and what do they do with this information?) Provide examples of when public input has made a difference. Has there been something you have personally done based on public feedback that has made a difference?

Your response to this discussion question should be 250-300 words minimum. Use references appropriately in APA style. Complete (fire department )

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Three types of costs when quality considered Paper instructions: Section A: • This task must be in a memo format (MSWord provides a memo template that can be used). The memo needs to be between 1-3 pages and should be addressed to a hypothetical supervisor. • Successful papers must clearly identify the three types of costs that should be utilized when quality considerations are being made. There are three specific costs that need to be addressed in this section. • For further reference, the costs of quality are discussed in Chapter 9 (p. 418-422) of the Operations Management text. Section B: • This portion of the task should clearly explain each of the three types of costs that were identified in Section A. (Prevention, Appraisal, and Failure (Internal & External) Cost) • The explanation of these three types of costs must also incorporate applicable examples. Section C: • This section requires your evaluation of the three types of costs considering the potential trade-offs within manufacturing a product and/or producing a service. • There are not any formulas needed to complete the trade-off analysis portion of this task. Section C will be based on your own individual analysis. • In evaluating the costs, define potential trade-offs. For example, what would be a trade-off for the cost of increased maintenance on machinery? A potential trade-off would be an improved product. You would then analyze whether this trade off would be worth the cost. Books: • Bateman, T., and Snell, S. (2010). Management: Leading & collaborating in the competitive world (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-813724-2 • Kreitner, R., and Kinicki, A. (2009). Organizational behavior (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-353045-1 • Stevenson, W. (2008). Operations management (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill ISBN-13: 978-0-07-337784-1

Three types of costs when quality considered
Paper instructions:
Section A:
• This task must be in a memo format (MSWord provides a memo template that can be used). The memo needs to be between 1-3 pages and should be addressed to a hypothetical supervisor.
• Successful papers must clearly identify the three types of costs that should be utilized when quality considerations are being made. There are three specific costs that need to be addressed in this section.
• For further reference, the costs of quality are discussed in Chapter 9 (p. 418-422) of the Operations Management text.
Section B: •
This portion of the task should clearly explain each of the three types of costs that were identified in Section A. (Prevention, Appraisal, and Failure (Internal & External) Cost)
• The explanation of these three types of costs must also incorporate applicable examples.
Section C:
• This section requires your evaluation of the three types of costs considering the potential trade-offs within manufacturing a product and/or producing a service.
• There are not any formulas needed to complete the trade-off analysis portion of this task. Section C will be based on your own individual analysis.
• In evaluating the costs, define potential trade-offs. For example, what would be a trade-off for the cost of increased maintenance on machinery? A potential trade-off would be an improved product. You would then analyze whether this trade off would be worth the cost.

Books:
• Bateman, T., and Snell, S. (2010). Management: Leading & collaborating in the competitive world (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-813724-2
• Kreitner, R., and Kinicki, A. (2009). Organizational behavior (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-353045-1
• Stevenson, W. (2008). Operations management (10th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill ISBN-13: 978-0-07-337784-1

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Write a film analysis of Motorcycle Diaries on the basis of one topic or theme. Possible themes include: the ideal of Latin American unity; the question of the cultural identity of Latin America; the relations among different socio-economic classes; the relations between different ethnic groups; the situation of the working class;

Write a film analysis of Motorcycle Diaries on the basis of one topic or theme. Possible themes include: the ideal of Latin American unity; the question of the cultural identity of Latin America; the relations among different socio-economic classes; the relations between different ethnic groups; the situation of the working class;

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MORAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES You should answer either Section 1: or Section 2: or Section 3: or Section 4: or Section 5: or Section 6: Sikhism Judaism Islam Hinduism Christianity Buddhism The skills of knowledge and understanding (KU) and analysis and evaluation (AE) are being assessed in this paper. When answering each question you should note the number of marks allocated to each skill as indicated after each part of the question. SA X213/302 6/4720 *X213/302* © Section 1 – Buddhism Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Buddhism in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer. Marks Code Source . . . But he who is pure from sin and whose soul is strong in virtue, who has self-harmony and truth, he is worthy of the holy robe. Those who think the unreal is, and think the Real is not, they shall never reach the Truth, lost in the path of wrong doubt. Dhammapada 9–11 (a) What would Buddhists understand by “wrong thought”? (b) Describe fully what Buddhists would understand by the Sangha. (c) Explain two benefits of the Sangha for Buddhists. (d) What is meant by anatta and anicca? (e) Explain at least two ways in which accepting anicca helps Buddhists to achieve “self-harmony”. 3 4 6 6 6 (25) KU KU AE KU AE Question 2 (a) Describe fully the law of kamma. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties of belief in kamma for Buddhists. 7 8 (15) (40) KU AE [X213/302] Page two Section 2 – Christianity Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Christianity in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer. Marks Code Source He said to him, “You may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden, except the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is bad. You must not eat the fruit of that tree; if you do you will die the same day.” Genesis 2:16 –17 (a) Describe what Christians would understand by “The Fall”. (b) Describe what Christians understand by freewill. (c) Explain two implications of belief in freewill for Christians. (d) What do Christians understand by the term “resurrection”? (e) Explain at least two ways in which resurrection is important to Christians. 3 4 6 6 6 (25) KU KU AE KU AE Question 2 (a) Describe fully one example of how Christians combat social injustice in the world. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties for Christians of becoming involved in action against social injustice. 7 KU 8 (15) (40) AE [Turn over [X213/302] Page three Section 3 – Hinduism Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Hinduism in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer. Marks Code Source “In song it has been called the supreme brahman. In it are the triad, the good support and the imperishable . . . The powerful one bears the whole, united, Perishable and imperishable, manifest and unmanifest.” Svetasvatara Upanishad 1: 7–8 (a) Describe what Hindus understand by avidya. (b) Describe the different ways in which Hindus understand Brahman. (c) Explain two implications of avidya for Hindus. (d) What are the key features of meditation? (e) Explain at least two difficulties Hindus face when trying to attain Samadhi. 3 4 6 6 6 (25) KU KU AE KU AE Question 2 (a) Describe fully how Hindus follow bhakti marga. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties of following bhakti marga. 7 8 (15) (40) KU AE [X213/302] Page four Section 4 – Islam Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Islam in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer. Marks Code Source “Allah! There is no god but He, the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal. It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it”. Surah 3: 2–3 (a) Describe Muslim beliefs about the role of Muhammad. (b) Describe fully two sources of Shariah. (c) Explain two difficulties that might be associated with Shariah. (d) What do Muslims understand by the term “resurrection”? (e) Explain at least two ways in which resurrection is important to Muslims. 3 4 6 6 6 (25) KU KU AE KU AE Question 2 (a) Describe fully Muslim beliefs about freewill. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties of believing in freewill for Muslims. 7 KU 8 AE (15) (40) [Turn over [X213/302] Page five Section 5 – Judaism Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Judaism in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer. Marks Code Source And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee . . . Genesis 17:7 (a) Describe what Jews understand by the Covenant. (b) Describe fully two special responsibilities Jews have as a result of the covenant. (c) Explain two implications of maintaining religious identity for Jews. (d) What do Jews understand by the oral traditions? (e) Explain at least two ways in which the oral traditions are important for Jews. 3 KU 4 6 6 6 (25) KU AE KU AE Question 2 (a) Describe fully Jewish beliefs about freewill. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties of believing in freewill for Jews. 7 8 (15) (40) KU AE [X213/302] Page six Section 6 – Sikhism Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Sikhism in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer. Marks Code Source He nourished us in the mother’s womb: why forget Him from the mind? . . . He Himself is the love, and He Himself is the embrace, the Gurmukh contemplates Him forever. Guru Granth Sahib, 920–921 (selection) (a) Describe what Sikhs understand by the word “Gurmukh”. (b) Describe two consequences for Sikhs if they were to “forget Him from the mind.” (c) Explain two benefits that jivan mukti might bring to Sikhs. (d) What do Sikhs understand by Kirt Karna? (e) Explain at least two ways in which Kirt Karna is important to Sikhs. 3 4 6 6 6 (25) KU KU AE KU AE Question 2 (a) Describe fully Sikh beliefs about equality. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties for Sikhs of believing in equality. 7 8 (15) (40) KU AE

MORAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES
You should answer either Section 1: or Section 2: or Section 3: or Section 4: or Section 5: or Section 6: Sikhism Judaism Islam Hinduism Christianity Buddhism

The skills of knowledge and understanding (KU) and analysis and evaluation (AE) are being assessed in this paper. When answering each question you should note the number of marks allocated to each skill as indicated after each part of the question.

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Section 1 – Buddhism Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Buddhism in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer.

Marks Code

Source . . . But he who is pure from sin and whose soul is strong in virtue, who has self-harmony and truth, he is worthy of the holy robe. Those who think the unreal is, and think the Real is not, they shall never reach the Truth, lost in the path of wrong doubt. Dhammapada 9–11

(a) What would Buddhists understand by “wrong thought”? (b) Describe fully what Buddhists would understand by the Sangha. (c) Explain two benefits of the Sangha for Buddhists. (d) What is meant by anatta and anicca? (e) Explain at least two ways in which accepting anicca helps Buddhists to achieve “self-harmony”.

3 4 6 6 6 (25)

KU KU AE KU AE

Question 2 (a) Describe fully the law of kamma. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties of belief in kamma for Buddhists. 7 8 (15) (40) KU AE

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Section 2 – Christianity Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Christianity in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer.

Marks Code

Source He said to him, “You may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden, except the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is bad. You must not eat the fruit of that tree; if you do you will die the same day.” Genesis 2:16 –17

(a) Describe what Christians would understand by “The Fall”. (b) Describe what Christians understand by freewill. (c) Explain two implications of belief in freewill for Christians. (d) What do Christians understand by the term “resurrection”? (e) Explain at least two ways in which resurrection is important to Christians.

3 4 6 6 6 (25)

KU KU AE KU AE

Question 2 (a) Describe fully one example of how Christians combat social injustice in the world. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties for Christians of becoming involved in action against social injustice. 7 KU

8 (15) (40)

AE

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Section 3 – Hinduism Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Hinduism in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer.

Marks Code

Source “In song it has been called the supreme brahman. In it are the triad, the good support and the imperishable . . . The powerful one bears the whole, united, Perishable and imperishable, manifest and unmanifest.” Svetasvatara Upanishad 1: 7–8

(a) Describe what Hindus understand by avidya. (b) Describe the different ways in which Hindus understand Brahman. (c) Explain two implications of avidya for Hindus. (d) What are the key features of meditation? (e) Explain at least two difficulties Hindus face when trying to attain Samadhi.

3 4 6 6 6 (25)

KU KU AE KU AE

Question 2 (a) Describe fully how Hindus follow bhakti marga. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties of following bhakti marga. 7 8 (15) (40) KU AE

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Section 4 – Islam Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Islam in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer.

Marks Code

Source “Allah! There is no god but He, the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal. It is He Who sent down to thee (step by step), in truth, the Book, confirming what went before it”. Surah 3: 2–3

(a) Describe Muslim beliefs about the role of Muhammad. (b) Describe fully two sources of Shariah. (c) Explain two difficulties that might be associated with Shariah. (d) What do Muslims understand by the term “resurrection”? (e) Explain at least two ways in which resurrection is important to Muslims.

3 4 6 6 6 (25)

KU KU AE KU AE

Question 2 (a) Describe fully Muslim beliefs about freewill. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties of believing in freewill for Muslims. 7 KU 8 AE (15) (40)

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Section 5 – Judaism Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Judaism in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer.

Marks Code

Source And I will establish My covenant between Me and thee and thy seed after thee throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee . . . Genesis 17:7

(a) Describe what Jews understand by the Covenant. (b) Describe fully two special responsibilities Jews have as a result of the covenant. (c) Explain two implications of maintaining religious identity for Jews. (d) What do Jews understand by the oral traditions? (e) Explain at least two ways in which the oral traditions are important for Jews.

3

KU

4 6 6 6 (25)

KU AE KU AE

Question 2 (a) Describe fully Jewish beliefs about freewill. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties of believing in freewill for Jews. 7 8 (15) (40) KU AE

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Section 6 – Sikhism Reminder: You should choose this section if you have studied Sikhism in the World Religion Unit. Answer BOTH questions (1 and 2) in this section of the paper. Question 1 Instructions: Read the following source then answer all parts of Question 1 (a) – (e). The number of marks available for each part is indicated. Use these as a guide to the amount of detail you should include in your answer.

Marks Code

Source He nourished us in the mother’s womb: why forget Him from the mind? . . . He Himself is the love, and He Himself is the embrace, the Gurmukh contemplates Him forever. Guru Granth Sahib, 920–921 (selection)

(a) Describe what Sikhs understand by the word “Gurmukh”. (b) Describe two consequences for Sikhs if they were to “forget Him from the mind.” (c) Explain two benefits that jivan mukti might bring to Sikhs. (d) What do Sikhs understand by Kirt Karna? (e) Explain at least two ways in which Kirt Karna is important to Sikhs.

3 4 6 6 6 (25)

KU KU AE KU AE

Question 2 (a) Describe fully Sikh beliefs about equality. (b) Explain the benefits and difficulties for Sikhs of believing in equality. 7 8 (15) (40) KU AE

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Microsoft Word Equation • You may use graphical or drawing software to show your graphs. • Please use size 12 font for any writt en work. • Leave a wide margin on the left for feedback comments from your teachers . • ATTACH A QIBT COVER SHEET ON THE FRONT OF YOUR ASSIGNMENT. What is plagiarism Plagiarism is when you copy someone else’s answers. Even if you make slight changes in sy mbols it is still plagiarism. Plagiarism is cheating and is wrong. If it is detected all the people whose answers are extremely similar will get zero marks for the questio ns involved. It is a good idea to discuss problems with other people. It is often helpful to work in study groups, b ut you must wr ite up your answers by yourself and your examples must be unique. Any similarities identified wit h TURNITIN will be investigated and penalties will be applied in line with QIBT academic integrity policy. Thi s policy can be found at http://policy.qibt.qld.edu.au/ Vectors Assignment QUESTION 1 – 30 marks As a student at QIBT, you travel trough the various Griffith University campuses most days. Your lecturer g ets lost easily around the campus, your job is to provide him/her with a vector map to at least three locations in one of the Griffith University campuses. You may find the campuses maps at http://www.griffith.edu.au/about – griffith/campuses/campus – maps Your vector map must include: • Starting point and destination for each vector • Each vector (shown as arrows) on the path • Scale and orientation • Calculated total distance to each location (scalar) • Calculated total displacement (vector) with its magnitude and directio n. You will provide an accurate scale drawing of the various vectors along with the mathematical calculations required. You will have the opportunity to discuss your drawing s and calculations with your tuto r before final submission during consultations . You may use google maps and other web pages to help you with this assignment, however, you must reference all the resource s used in your reference page, a s per any project or academic assignment. QUESTION 2 – 10 marks What is the purpose of adding vector s both graphically and numerically? List several scalar quantities. Explain the differences between scalar and vector quantities. Besides adding vectors, we can also subtract vectors by our two graphical techniques. Explain and demonstrate how subtraction can be done using both graphical techniques. QUESTION 3 – 10 marks Three family portraits of equal weight (15 Newtons) are hung by wires at different angles, see pictures below. Explain which wires of which portrait are less likely to break and why. Give a full mathematical reasoning behind your explanation. Saying this or that portrait will not get you any marks. QUESTION 4 – 10 marks Consider three vectors that form a triangle when place d head to tail. Make up your own examples of vectors in thi s triangle form and calculate the following: i ) What is the sum of these three vectors? ii ) If these vectors represent forces on an object, what does this imply about the object? QUESTION 5 – 40 marks (a) Explain in detail the different ways to multip ly two vectors , the names and the symbols used . Use your own examples , that is, make up three vectors for example a , b and c , to highlight how the s e are done . (b) With two of your own e xamples from part (a) explain why the cross product between two vectors is anti – com mutative . (d) With your own examples from part (a) show that a × ( b × c )= b ( a ?? c ) – c ( a ?? b ) (e) What is the triple scalar product , how do you calculate it and what are its geometric applications? Use your own examples from part (a) to explain it .

Microsoft Word Equation

You may use graphical or drawing software to show your graphs.

Please use size 12 font
for any writt
en work.

Leave a
wide
margin on the left for
feedback
comments
from your teachers
.

ATTACH A
QIBT
COVER SHEET
ON THE FRONT OF
YOUR ASSIGNMENT.
What is plagiarism
Plagiarism is when you copy someone else’s answers. Even if you make slight changes in sy
mbols it is
still plagiarism. Plagiarism is cheating and is wrong. If it is detected all the people whose answers are
extremely similar will get zero marks for the questio
ns involved.
It is a good idea to discuss problems with other people.
It is often
helpful
to work in study groups, b
ut
you must wr
ite up your answers by yourself and your examples must be unique. Any similarities
identified wit
h TURNITIN will be investigated and penalties will be applied in line with QIBT academic
integrity policy. Thi
s policy can be found at

http://policy.qibt.qld.edu.au/

Vectors
Assignment
QUESTION 1

30 marks
As a student at QIBT, you travel trough the various Griffith University campuses most
days. Your lecturer g
ets lost easily around the campus, your job is to
provide him/her
with
a vector map to
at least three
locations in one of the Griffith University campuses.
You may find the campuses maps at

http://www.griffith.edu.au/about


griffith/campuses/campus

maps
Your vector map must include: • Starting point and destination for each vector • Each
vector (shown as arrows) on the path • Scale and orientation • Calculated total distance
to each location
(scalar) • Calculated total displacement (vector) with its magnitude and
directio
n.
You will provide an accurate scale drawing of the various
vectors
along with the
mathematical calculations required.
You will have the opportunity to
discuss
your
drawing
s
and
calculations
with
your
tuto
r before
final submission
during consultations
.
You may use google maps and other web pages to help you with this assignment,
however, you must reference all the resource
s used in your reference page, a
s per any
project or academic assignment.
QUESTION 2

10 marks
What is the purpose of adding vector
s both graphically and numerically?
List several scalar quantities. Explain the differences between scalar and vector
quantities.
Besides adding vectors, we can also subtract vectors by our two graphical techniques.
Explain and demonstrate how
subtraction
can be done using both
graphical
techniques.
QUESTION 3

10 marks
Three family portraits of equal weight (15 Newtons) are hung by wires at different
angles, see pictures below. Explain which wires of which portrait are less likely to break
and why. Give
a full mathematical reasoning behind your explanation. Saying this or
that portrait will not get you any marks.
QUESTION 4

10 marks
Consider three vectors that form a triangle when place
d
head to tail.
Make up your own examples
of vectors in thi
s triangle form
and calculate the following:
i
) What is the sum of these three vectors?
ii
) If these vectors represent forces on an object, what does this imply about the object?
QUESTION 5

40 marks
(a)
Explain
in detail
the different ways to multip
ly two vectors
, the names and the
symbols used
. Use
your own
examples
, that is, make up three vectors for example
a
,
b
and
c
,
to
highlight how the
s
e are
done
.
(b) With
two
of
your own e
xamples from part (a) explain why
the cross product
between
two vectors
is
anti

com
mutative
.
(d)
With your own examples from part (a) show that
a
×
(
b
×
c
)=
b
(
a
??
c
)

c
(
a
??
b
)
(e) What is the triple scalar product
, how do you calculate it and what are
its geometric
applications? Use your own examples
from part (a)
to explain
it
.

 

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applied art work is contain two elements (useful elements and artistic elements) The Saudi copyright law protect applied art, however, it is not clear on whether it protect both elements (useful aspects of the work AND the artistic aspects) or is it only the artistic element? I think it covers both however; I want to suggest ways in which the law could be amended so as to be clearer regrading this matter. So the First page will be suggestions to the saudi law to be clearer regarding this matter (applied art) se we can know does the law protect both elements or only artistic element Also I want to recommend that the law should only protect the artistic elements of the work and give reasons for example, One of the reasons is that protecting useful aspects will deter progress of science the second page will be about the recommendation to protect only the artistic aspects without the useful elements and give reasons

applied art work is contain two elements (useful elements and artistic elements)
The Saudi copyright law protect applied art, however, it is not clear on whether it protect both elements (useful aspects of the work AND the artistic aspects) or is it only the artistic element?
I think it covers both however; I want to suggest ways in which the law could be amended so as to be clearer regrading this matter.
So the First page will be suggestions to the saudi law to be clearer regarding this matter (applied art) se we can know does the law protect both elements or only artistic element

Also I want to recommend that the law should only protect the artistic elements of the work and give reasons
for example, One of the reasons is that protecting useful aspects will deter progress of science

the second page will be about the recommendation to protect only the artistic aspects without the useful elements and give reasons

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How in the World Did THAT Get into my Home? Project description How in the World Did THAT Get into my Home? Carefully read the chapters in your text on channels of distribution, wholesaling, and retailing and then select an item from your home, pantry/refrigerator/freezer, or closet and write an approximately three or four page short story about how it got there. You should do some basic research on the production and distribution of your item but where actual information regarding your item is not readily available you may make reasonable assumptions and inferences. The item you choose must be inanimate, in working condition, no bigger than a breadbox (1 cu. ft.), a commercially produced product that retails for not more than US$100, and present no actual or potential danger or embarrassment to yourself, myself, the class, or the University as a whole. Raw Materials – Tell us what raw materials went into your product and where do you think they were grown/harvested/mined etc. Manufacture – Tell where and how you think your item was manufactured or processed. Packaging – How was your item packaged for shipping, protection, and display at both the wholesale and retail levels of distribution? Distribution – Tell us step-by-step how you believe that your item got from the raw material producer to the manufacturer to the distributor/wholesaler to the retailer and finally to your home (if shipped there) and discuss how each step added cost and value to your item. Promotion – How did you learn about your item? What prompted you to buy the item when and where you did? Bring your item and your story to the first class after spring break and be prepared to come up in front of the room and read your story to the class. This exercise is worth twenty quiz points. I will select three or four students either randomly or based upon how interesting I think your item is to present their story in ten minutes or less to the class and the student that the class decides tells the best story will receive bonus participation points.

How in the World Did THAT Get into my Home?
Project description
How in the World Did THAT Get into my Home?
Carefully read the chapters in your text on channels of distribution, wholesaling, and retailing and then select an item from your home, pantry/refrigerator/freezer, or closet and write an approximately three or four page short story about how it got there. You should do some basic research on the production and distribution of your item but where actual information regarding your item is not readily available you may make reasonable assumptions and inferences. The item you choose must be inanimate, in working condition, no bigger than a breadbox (1 cu. ft.), a commercially produced product that retails for not more than US$100, and present no actual or potential danger or embarrassment to yourself, myself, the class, or the University as a whole.

Raw Materials – Tell us what raw materials went into your product and where do you think they were grown/harvested/mined etc.

Manufacture – Tell where and how you think your item was manufactured or processed.
Packaging – How was your item packaged for shipping, protection, and display at both the wholesale and retail levels of distribution?
Distribution – Tell us step-by-step how you believe that your item got from the raw material producer to the manufacturer to the distributor/wholesaler to the retailer and finally to your home (if shipped there) and discuss how each step added cost and value to your item.
Promotion – How did you learn about your item? What prompted you to buy the item when and where you did?
Bring your item and your story to the first class after spring break and be prepared to come up in front of the room and read your story to the class. This exercise is worth twenty quiz points. I will select three or four students either randomly or based upon how interesting I think your item is to present their story in ten minutes or less to the class and the student that the class decides tells the best story will receive bonus participation points.

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You are the legal advisor to the NAIOS Secretary General. The recent Summit Meeting has piqued the interest of the citizens in the NAIOS states and the international community as a whole. The Secretary General is set on moving forward with a new environmental protection treaty. Please address the following questions in your memorandum to the Secretary General. 1. What environmental issues should be addressed in the treaty? Will these issues likely encounter any resistance from any of the NAIOS states? 2. How will the treaty address the regulation and liability in regards to these environmental issues? Instructions for Writing Assignments 1. Each writing assignment must be between 250 and 400 words, or between one and two pages. 2. Assignments must be double-spaced, using Times New Roman and a 12-point font. 3. Please place your name, the title of the assignment and the date in the top right-hand corner of the first page, and page numbers in the bottom right-hand corner of each page. 4. Each writing assignment will be graded on a 10-point scale. You will be graded based on the following criteria: a. How well you understood legal doctrines assigned; and b. The organization and clarity of your writing.

You are the legal advisor to the NAIOS Secretary General. The recent Summit Meeting has piqued the interest of the citizens in the NAIOS states and the international community as a whole. The Secretary General is set on moving forward with a new environmental protection treaty. Please address the following questions in your memorandum to the Secretary General.

1. What environmental issues should be addressed in the treaty? Will these issues likely encounter any resistance from any of the NAIOS states?

2. How will the treaty address the regulation and liability in regards to these environmental issues?

 
Instructions for Writing Assignments

1. Each writing assignment must be between 250 and 400 words, or between one and two pages.
2. Assignments must be double-spaced, using Times New Roman and a 12-point font.
3. Please place your name, the title of the assignment and the date in the top right-hand corner of the first page, and page numbers in the bottom right-hand corner of each page.
4. Each writing assignment will be graded on a 10-point scale. You will be graded based on the following criteria:
a. How well you understood legal doctrines assigned; and
b. The organization and clarity of your writing.

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‘Innovation, Ethics & Change-Hypocrisy’ Project description Preamble:

Change is the force that brought us to the high standard of living which we have today. It brought us from bare feet to shoes, to the horse and the cart, on to the steam train, on to the electric car. Change took us into the air, from ballons to propeller-driven planes, on to jet aircrafts and eventually to the moon. Change took us from caves, to lean-tos, on to huts, and to stone houses and beyond. Change took us from sticking our heads in streams and ponds, to buckets in the local pool or stream, to running hot and cold water in every home. Change took us from darkness to fire, on to the candles, and on to the light bulb in all its current varieties.

On a global scale, despite national and regional differences, the most important issue chosen by international respondents to represent a current top challenge for the future was Change Management. Yet a huge number of people are guilty of ‘change-hypocrisy’ (i.e. Why change anything, when everything is OK?). They lap up the benefits of millions of changes, yet try to resist change. These ‘change-hypocrites’ firmly believe resistance to change is actually normal and to be expected. However, persistent and enduring resistance can be a threat to any project. In many cases resistance to change is damaging to a project in the absence of a formal change management approach. Rather than address the resistance one is experiencing directly, the first step should be to apply a change management methodology to the project. This will help determine the root cause of the resistance and develop proactive steps to address and mitigate such resistance.

Task:
In view of the preamble above, consider the ‘Survey of Global HR Challenges: Yesterday, today and tomorrow’ in reference to an organisation that you are familiar with, and based on the support provided by the following articles/chapters: ‘The Real Reason People Won’t Change’ (Kegan, R and Lahey, L., 2011), and ‘Don’t Be Defeated By The Enemy Within’ (Prevatt, H. published online, 7 April, 2013. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/Appointments/article1240974.ece):

(a) Identify, with brief examples, four potential organisational causes of ‘change-hypocrisy’
(b) Critically discuss these causes, and make/justify recommendations for the application of a change management methodology in that work situation.
Central to your discussion must be:

• your knowledge of ‘business ethics and multiple intelligence’ in Change Management (see attached documents

1) Urhuogo, I amd Williams, V. (2011) ‘Leading Innovation and Change: Assisting Employees in Lifting Where They Stand’ in The Journal of Business Studies Quarterly. Vol. 2. No 2. pp.80-97.

2) Freedman, J. (2010) The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence. The Emotional Intelligence Network.
http://www.academia.edu/1293046/The_Business_Case_for_Emotional_Intelligence

• your own understanding of the following articles (to be distributed in class for mandatory reading/referencing),

1) Elkin, G and Strach, P. (2006) Lessons From The Indigenenous East For Western Organisations? (Inderscience Enterprises) and

2) Neal, J. (1999) Spiritual perspectives on individual, organizational and societal transformation (Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 12 No. 3, 1999, pp. 175-185.).

3) Buining, F. (2008) FORZA (2003)
http://www.fredwerk.com/pages/download_articles/articles/da7.pdf

4) and the Asian fable by Kulkarni N (2000) The Painter’s Mistake http://www.sermonillustrator.org/illustrator/sermon2c/painter’s_mistakes!.htm

5) Linsley, A. (2008) Business Ethics & Multiple Intelligences. http://college-ethics.blogspot.com/2008/07/business-ethics-and-multiple.html

Note: The referencing guide required for this coursework will be attached on the order page. Coventry University Harvard Referencing style is exactly similar to the referencing style used by my university. So please ensure you use that referencing style.

‘Innovation, Ethics & Change-Hypocrisy’
Project description
Preamble:<br />
<br />
Change is the force that brought us to the high standard of living which we have today. It brought us from bare feet to shoes, to the horse and the cart, on to the steam train, on to the electric car. Change took us into the air, from ballons to propeller-driven planes, on to jet aircrafts and eventually to the moon. Change took us from caves, to lean-tos, on to huts, and to stone houses and beyond. Change took us from sticking our heads in streams and ponds, to buckets in the local pool or stream, to running hot and cold water in every home. Change took us from darkness to fire, on to the candles, and on to the light bulb in all its current varieties. <br />
<br />
On a global scale, despite national and regional differences, the most important issue chosen by international respondents to represent a current top challenge for the future was Change Management. Yet a huge number of people are guilty of ‘change-hypocrisy’ (i.e. Why change anything, when everything is OK?). They lap up the benefits of millions of changes, yet try to resist change. These ‘change-hypocrites’ firmly believe resistance to change is actually normal and to be expected. However, persistent and enduring resistance can be a threat to any project. In many cases resistance to change is damaging to a project in the absence of a formal change management approach. Rather than address the resistance one is experiencing directly, the first step should be to apply a change management methodology to the project. This will help determine the root cause of the resistance and develop proactive steps to address and mitigate such resistance.<br />
<br />
Task: <br />
In view of the preamble above, consider the ‘Survey of Global HR Challenges: Yesterday, today and tomorrow’ in reference to an organisation that you are familiar with, and based on the support provided by the following articles/chapters: ‘The Real Reason People Won’t Change’ (Kegan, R and Lahey, L., 2011), and ‘Don’t Be Defeated By The Enemy Within’ (Prevatt, H. published online, 7 April, 2013. http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/Appointments/article1240974.ece):<br />
<br />
(a) Identify, with brief examples, four potential organisational causes of ‘change-hypocrisy’<br />
(b) Critically discuss these causes, and make/justify recommendations for the application of a change management methodology in that work situation.<br />
Central to your discussion must be: <br />
<br />
• your knowledge of ‘business ethics and multiple intelligence’ in Change Management (see attached documents<br />
<br />
1) Urhuogo, I amd Williams, V. (2011) ‘Leading Innovation and Change: Assisting Employees in Lifting Where They Stand’ in The Journal of Business Studies Quarterly. Vol. 2. No 2. pp.80-97.<br />
<br />
2) Freedman, J. (2010) The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence. The Emotional Intelligence Network.<br />
http://www.academia.edu/1293046/The_Business_Case_for_Emotional_Intelligence<br />
<br />
• your own understanding of the following articles (to be distributed in class for mandatory reading/referencing), <br />
<br />
1) Elkin, G and Strach, P. (2006) Lessons From The Indigenenous East For Western Organisations? (Inderscience Enterprises) and <br />
<br />
2) Neal, J. (1999) Spiritual perspectives on individual, organizational and societal transformation (Journal of Organizational Change Management, Vol. 12 No. 3, 1999, pp. 175-185.).<br />
<br />
3) Buining, F. (2008) FORZA (2003)<br />
http://www.fredwerk.com/pages/download_articles/articles/da7.pdf<br />
<br />
4) and the Asian fable by Kulkarni N (2000) The Painter’s Mistake http://www.sermonillustrator.org/illustrator/sermon2c/painter’s_mistakes!.htm<br />
<br />
5) Linsley, A. (2008) Business Ethics & Multiple Intelligences. http://college-ethics.blogspot.com/2008/07/business-ethics-and-multiple.html<br />
<br />
Note: The referencing guide required for this coursework will be attached on the order page. Coventry University Harvard Referencing style is exactly similar to the referencing style used by my university. So please ensure you use that referencing style.

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Write a summary of the course content of the first two (2) weeks. This can be written in the form of a report summarizing the content of the lecture topics and making reference to areas of particular interest for individual students as well as to areas that may not have been fully understood. The report should also be informed by tutorial discussion on the content of the lecture topics and by direct reference to the power-point presentation of each week’s lecture available on the learn online link in the course home page. Although the assignment can be seen as a written report on the course content of the first three weeks, the assignment is not to be submitted in a dot-point format. Conventional writing protocols should be observed and there should be minimal use of the first person pronoun, ‘I’. While the course encourages the development of a critical sensibility students are reminded that a critical response, does not imply superficial judgements of the course content, but, a properly thought-through response. The response requires referencing and an appropriate referencing system and bibliography must be employed. Referencing guides are provided in the Course Information section of your online resources. Chose one referencing style and apply it consistently throughout the assignment. Name the referencing style used at the top of page 1, e.g. Harvard. Details of the relationship of the task to the Course Objectives can be seen in the Assessment Summary (above). All assignments are to be typed using a size 12 font with double spacing between lines of text and a broad margin to facilitate comments.

Write a summary of the course content of the first two (2) weeks. This can be written in the form of a report summarizing the content of the lecture topics and making reference to areas of particular interest for individual students as well as to areas that may not have been fully understood. The report should also be informed by tutorial discussion on the content of the lecture topics and by direct reference to the power-point presentation of each week’s lecture available on the learn online link in the course home page.
Although the assignment can be seen as a written report on the course content of the first three weeks, the assignment is not to be submitted in a dot-point format. Conventional writing protocols should be observed and there should be minimal use of the first person pronoun, ‘I’. While the course encourages the development of a critical sensibility students are reminded that a critical response, does not imply superficial judgements of the course content, but, a properly thought-through response. The response requires referencing and an appropriate referencing system and bibliography must be employed.
Referencing guides are provided in the Course Information section of your online resources.
Chose one referencing style and apply it consistently throughout the assignment. Name the referencing style used at the top of page 1, e.g. Harvard.

Details of the relationship of the task to the Course Objectives can be seen in the Assessment Summary (above).

All assignments are to be typed using a size 12 font with double spacing between lines of text and a broad margin to facilitate comments.

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Book for the assignment: Psychology of Learning for Instruction (3rd Edition) by Marcy P. Driscoll Hardcover: 496 pages Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (August 13, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 0205375197 ISBN-13: 978-0205375196 Amazon: http://goo.gl/aSaboS Assignment: Cognitivist Instructional Plan 
For this assignment, each one will write a lesson based on ONE cognitive theory: CIP, Schema, or meaningful learning. Develop an instructional plan that is self-instructional or delivered through asynchronous distance education.

Describe an audience, a desired learning outcome for that audience, and the sequence of steps you will take to teach that outcome to that audience using Cognitivism.

Grading criteria (100 pts): 1. Identifies audience and outcome for instruction (objectives must be clear and use measurable verbs) (10) 2. Description on learning activities demonstrates knowledge of theory (10) 3. Lesson plan includes all methods suggested by theory that are appropriate or teaching the topic and objective (10) 4. Lesson plan does not include methods inconsistent with theory (10) 5. Accurately and completely describes how learning occurs in this lesson plan, according to this theory: correctly using vocabulary of theory in describing how learning occurs (20) 6. Accurately and completely addresses how instructional activities and sequence match theory (20) 7. Contains enough learning theory events: students could work through the lesson plan independently (20)

Book for the assignment:
Psychology of Learning for Instruction (3rd Edition) by Marcy P. Driscoll
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (August 13, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0205375197
ISBN-13: 978-0205375196
Amazon: http://goo.gl/aSaboS

Assignment:
Cognitivist Instructional Plan

For this assignment, each one will write a lesson based on ONE cognitive theory: CIP, Schema, or meaningful learning. Develop an instructional plan that is self-instructional or delivered through asynchronous distance education.

Describe an audience, a desired learning outcome for that audience, and the sequence of steps you will take to teach that outcome to that audience using Cognitivism.

Grading criteria (100 pts):
1. Identifies audience and outcome for instruction (objectives must be clear and use measurable verbs) (10)
2. Description on learning activities demonstrates knowledge of theory (10)
3. Lesson plan includes all methods suggested by theory that are appropriate or teaching the topic and objective (10)
4. Lesson plan does not include methods inconsistent with theory (10)
5. Accurately and completely describes how learning occurs in this lesson plan, according to this theory: correctly using vocabulary of theory in describing how learning occurs (20)
6. Accurately and completely addresses how instructional activities and sequence match theory (20)
7. Contains enough learning theory events: students could work through the lesson plan independently (20)

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Macular Degeneration- The Highs and Lows – Sunday, 30 March 2014, 7:04 PM Level 4 (low level) T. Cleary, “Aggressive wet age-related macular degeneration”, Illuminate 1 10 (2010) 26-31 This is a case report which describes a single patient’s clinical findings and the subsequent course of action that took place. The author has included background information regarding macular degeneration however sources ranged between level 3 and level 4.Sources included distribution company websites which could be bias and unreliable as well as other case reports. In addition references dated from 1971 with only a few dating in 2009. Having the case report published in 2010; one would anticipate more up to date references.The strength of the evidence was weak and the size of the effect reflects one patient which may or may not be applicable to the general wet MD population. For the reasons outlined above, I do not consider this evidence to be reliable, but rather a case example to note regarding one individual. Having said that, the discussion served as a good platform to raise awareness regarding various and alternate treatment and management of wet MD. Level 1 (high level) Chakravarthy U, Wong TY, Fletcher A, Piault E, Evans C, Zlateva G, et al. Clinical risk factors for age-related macular degeneration: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC ophthalmology. 2010;10:31 This is a systematic review which collated and critically analyzed, appraised and synthesized several high level 2studies ( double blinded/randomized control) regarding clinical risk factors for ARMD , also used meta-analysis to synthesize data and results from many papers into a single quantitative summary. This gives strength to the evidence due to quality. This rigorous process that is implemented in analyzing the collection of studies minimizes bias misinformation. The review also utilized 18 prospective and cross-sectional studies and 6 case control studies involving 113,780 persons with 17,236 cases of late AMD, adding strength to the evidence due to size, allowing for trends and generalizations to be established. The topic in question was regarding age related macular degeneration and its associated clinical risk factors. The studies reviewed were conducted on humans and looked at various precursors that could be a clinical risk factors for MD; making it clinically relevant and allowing it to form the basis for future clinical decisions. For these reasons, I consider this evidence to be reliable. Amblyopia – Monday, 31 March 2014, 2:06 PM Previously I had gave an example of how I faced with amblyopia patient. So,this time I will gives an examples of high and low quality of evidence in amblyopia treatment: 1. High level quality of study : A randomised trial of increasing patching for amblyopia, Ophthalmology,November 2013, Volume 120, Issue 11,Pages 2270-2277 by Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. The reason why I choose this study as high quality of evidence because of few factors such as : – This study use level I study design which is prospective,randomised and multicenter clinical trial and have comparison between treatment and control group – The statistical findings was reliable with 90% power with type I error rate with no more than 5% loss to follow up and can reject null hypothesis. – No element of bias because author was not sponsored by any company and do not have any commercial interest in this study – Currency : This study was published in 2013 and was updated and have improvement in the same previous study conducted by Pediatriac Eye Disease Investigator Group(PEDIG). 2. Low quality of evidence : Defining and measuring treatment outcome in unilateral amblyopia, Br J Ophthalmol, Oct 2003; 87(10): 1229-1231 by CE Stewart, MJ Moseley and AR Fielder. I am consider this study as low level of quality because of the study method use the level IV,which are literature appraisal and descriptive case presentation. This method is a weak method to use as high strength of evidence. This study also do not have control group to measure the treatment outcome.

Macular Degeneration- The Highs and Lows
– Sunday, 30 March 2014, 7:04 PM
Level 4 (low level)
T. Cleary, “Aggressive wet age-related macular degeneration”, Illuminate 1 10 (2010) 26-31

This is a case report which describes a single patient’s clinical findings and the subsequent course of action that took place. The author has included background information regarding macular degeneration however sources ranged between level 3 and level 4.Sources included distribution company websites which could be bias and unreliable as well as other case reports. In addition references dated from 1971 with only a few dating in 2009. Having the case report published in 2010; one would anticipate more up to date references.The strength of the evidence was weak and the size of the effect reflects one patient which may or may not be applicable to the general wet MD population.
For the reasons outlined above, I do not consider this evidence to be reliable, but rather a case example to note regarding one individual. Having said that, the discussion served as a good platform to raise awareness regarding various and alternate treatment and management of wet MD.

Level 1 (high level)
Chakravarthy U, Wong TY, Fletcher A, Piault E, Evans C, Zlateva G, et al. Clinical risk factors for age-related macular degeneration: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC ophthalmology. 2010;10:31
This is a systematic review which collated and critically analyzed, appraised and synthesized several high level 2studies ( double blinded/randomized control) regarding clinical risk factors for ARMD , also used meta-analysis to synthesize data and results from many papers into a single quantitative summary. This gives strength to the evidence due to quality. This rigorous process that is implemented in analyzing the collection of studies minimizes bias misinformation. The review also utilized 18 prospective and cross-sectional studies and 6 case control studies involving 113,780 persons with 17,236 cases of late AMD, adding strength to the evidence due to size, allowing for trends and generalizations to be established. The topic in question was regarding age related macular degeneration and its associated clinical risk factors. The studies reviewed were conducted on humans and looked at various precursors that could be a clinical risk factors for MD; making it clinically relevant and allowing it to form the basis for future clinical decisions. For these reasons, I consider this evidence to be reliable.

Amblyopia
– Monday, 31 March 2014, 2:06 PM

Previously I had gave an example of how I faced with amblyopia patient. So,this time I will gives an examples of high and low quality of evidence in amblyopia treatment:
1. High level quality of study : A randomised trial of increasing patching for amblyopia, Ophthalmology,November 2013, Volume 120, Issue 11,Pages 2270-2277 by Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. The reason why I choose this study as high quality of evidence because of few factors such as :
– This study use level I study design which is prospective,randomised and multicenter clinical trial and have comparison between treatment and control group
– The statistical findings was reliable with 90% power with type I error rate with no more than 5% loss to follow up and can reject null hypothesis.
– No element of bias because author was not sponsored by any company and do not have any commercial interest in this study
– Currency : This study was published in 2013 and was updated and have improvement in the same previous study conducted by Pediatriac Eye Disease Investigator Group(PEDIG).
2. Low quality of evidence : Defining and measuring treatment outcome in unilateral amblyopia, Br J Ophthalmol, Oct 2003; 87(10): 1229-1231 by CE Stewart, MJ Moseley and AR Fielder.
I am consider this study as low level of quality because of the study method use the level IV,which are literature appraisal and descriptive case presentation. This method is a weak method to use as high strength of evidence. This study also do not have control group to measure the treatment outcome.

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Intention:Develop awareness of values and alignment of values with behaviors. Mechanism:Follow directions below. 1. Complete the Bull’s-eye in the “Week 11 (March31 – April 6) Assignments” folder within the “Assignments”folder on Angel. 2. Use your Bulls-eye to briefly answer the following questions: a. Which value did you identify in the Bulls-eye exercise? b. What does this value mean to you? c. How did you rank yourself on this value (on-target, misaligned or poor alignment)? d. Why did you rank yourself this way? Focus on thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that you observed over the last week. You should write 1 – 2 paragraphs to describe why you ranked yourself this way. Submitting Your Assignment: • Go to lms.wsu.edu and use your WSU ID to login and select the HD 205 Course Space.  Click “Lessons” then click on “Dropboxes”. o Click on “Bullseye Check-in Week 11 Dropbox”. • Put your first and last name in the “Title” box. • Copy and paste your question responses in the “Message” portion of the assignment. • Click on “Attachments” and upload your assignment as a Word document. • Click “Submit”. Grading: You will be graded on the following scale:

Intention:Develop awareness of values and alignment of values with behaviors.

Mechanism:Follow directions below.

1. Complete the Bull’s-eye in the “Week 11 (March31 – April 6) Assignments” folder within the “Assignments”folder on Angel.

2. Use your Bulls-eye to briefly answer the following questions:

a. Which value did you identify in the Bulls-eye exercise?
b. What does this value mean to you?
c. How did you rank yourself on this value (on-target, misaligned or poor alignment)?
d. Why did you rank yourself this way?
Focus on thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that you observed over the last week.
You should write 1 – 2 paragraphs to describe why you ranked yourself this way.

Submitting Your Assignment:
• Go to lms.wsu.edu and use your WSU ID to login and select the HD 205 Course Space.
 Click “Lessons” then click on “Dropboxes”.
o Click on “Bullseye Check-in Week 11 Dropbox”.
• Put your first and last name in the “Title” box.
• Copy and paste your question responses in the “Message” portion of the assignment.
• Click on “Attachments” and upload your assignment as a Word document.
• Click “Submit”.

Grading: You will be graded on the following scale:

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There have been some significant changes to consumer in law in Australia in the last three years. One significant change was to introduce the Australian Consumer Law within the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). In particular was the introduction of s 18 of the ACL and its application to misleading contracts and further to misleading conduct by individuals. You are to write an assignment on the topic of s 18 of the ACL. In your assignment you are to address the following: • What is the application of the ACL in Australia? How was the introduction of new legislation important for the whole of Australia? Is the legislation state or Commonwealth legislation? • How is the legislation different to what existed previously, eg in relation to companies and natural persons, and its application on various transactions? • What kind of behaviour can be considered to be misleading, eg if you say nothing? Or what if you believed something which turned out not to be true? • What are the limitations of s 18 under the ACL, and indeed the ACL itself? Are all transactions between individuals covered by this legislation? • Does state law still apply? If so how? • Does the common law still apply to consumer transactions? If so how? • What are the remedies for breach of s 18 of the ACL? • Is there anything else that you believe is relevant to this topic? • • The report must be by answering the Questions and for each Question has to be referencing system within text. • Each question has to be answered in a paragraph. • There should also be a conclusion and a small introduction 3-4 sentences.

There have been some significant changes to consumer in law in Australia in the last three years. One significant change was to introduce the Australian Consumer Law within the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). In particular was the introduction of s 18 of the ACL and its application to misleading contracts and further to misleading conduct by individuals.

You are to write an assignment on the topic of s 18 of the ACL. In your assignment you are to address the following:
• What is the application of the ACL in Australia? How was the introduction of new legislation important for the whole of Australia? Is the legislation state or Commonwealth legislation?
• How is the legislation different to what existed previously, eg in relation to companies and natural persons, and its application on various transactions?
• What kind of behaviour can be considered to be misleading, eg if you say nothing? Or what if you believed something which turned out not to be true?
• What are the limitations of s 18 under the ACL, and indeed the ACL itself? Are all transactions between individuals covered by this legislation?
• Does state law still apply? If so how?
• Does the common law still apply to consumer transactions? If so how?
• What are the remedies for breach of s 18 of the ACL?
• Is there anything else that you believe is relevant to this topic?

• The report must be by answering the Questions and for each Question has to be referencing system within text.
• Each question has to be answered in a paragraph.

• There should also be a conclusion and a small introduction 3-4 sentences.

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define bureaucracy, apply the six characteristics of a bureaucracy to Initech, the company depicted in the movie "Office Space", and define and describe the concept of bureaucratic alienation. Due 3/ 31/2014by 11:55 PM 1. From your text and PowerPoint, identify and define 1) the six characteristics of a bureaucracy. 2. Review the following website before viewing the movie: http://voices.yahoo.com/how-movie-office-space-exemplifies-weberian-and-360050.html 3. Define the concept alienation. Now, after watching the movie, outline in two or three paragraphs how Initech is an example of Weberian alienation and Marxist alienation. What are the differences and similarities between Weber’ � � s version of alienation and Marx’s” Using examples from the movie, answer this question in two or three paragraphs

define bureaucracy, apply the six characteristics of a bureaucracy to Initech, the company depicted in the movie "Office Space", and define and describe the concept of bureaucratic alienation. Due 3/ 31/2014by 11:55 PM

1. From your text and PowerPoint, identify and define 1) the six characteristics of a bureaucracy.

2. Review the following website before viewing the movie:

http://voices.yahoo.com/how-movie-office-space-exemplifies-weberian-and-360050.html

3. Define the concept alienation. Now, after watching the movie, outline in two or three paragraphs how Initech is an example of Weberian alienation and Marxist alienation. What are the differences and similarities between Weber’ � � s version of alienation and Marx’s” Using examples from the movie, answer this question in two or three paragraphs

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personal philosophy mind map Paper instructions: Students will complete an individual mind map/drawing to illustrate/demonstrate synthesis of course concepts by relating nursing theory to experiences as a nurse and application to practice. A two page summary to describe/discuss your map should be included. • Mind map will include: o Personal thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm: ? Person/client ? Environment ? Health ? Nursing o Compatibility of personal philosophy with a chosen existing theory o Example of application to current nursing practice • Writing expectations include: APA format for a minimum of 2 citations and references, cover page, running header, headings, and reference page. • See grading rubric (next page) for how points are earned.

personal philosophy mind map
Paper instructions:
Students will complete an individual mind map/drawing to illustrate/demonstrate synthesis
of course concepts by relating nursing theory to experiences as a nurse and application to
practice. A two page summary to describe/discuss your map should be included.
• Mind map will include:
o Personal thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about the four concepts of the nursing
metaparadigm:
? Person/client
? Environment
? Health
? Nursing
o Compatibility of personal philosophy with a chosen existing theory
o Example of application to current nursing practice
• Writing expectations include: APA format for a minimum of 2 citations and references,
cover page, running header, headings, and reference page.
• See grading rubric (next page) for how points are earned.

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Legalization of marijuana Project description Choose 4 sources for your research. You need to include: a. 1 book b. 1 periodical c. 1 journal d. 1 website Make sure that you look at the difference between a periodical and a scholarly journal! A scholarly journal is usually written by educators or researchers and has little to no advertising in it. The articles have been peer reviewed. A periodical would be a magazine or a trade magazine, for example Corrections Today or a police magazine like Chief or TIME or Newsweek. Be extremely careful when choosing your websites! Make sure that they are good, reliable, sites.Wikipedia is not allowed as a source!!! For each of your 4 sources please provide the following in 2 paragraphs. – A brief summary of the source – What did you learn from it? – How it relates to your research thesis – An evaluation of the source: why did you choose it? What makes it a good academic source? The project should include the following: – Title page – Research questions – An introductory paragraph with your thesis letting the readers know what to expect from your paper – Outline/sub-topics of your main topic (1 page) – Summary and evaluation of each of the four sources in APA format – (annotated bibliography) – Separate reference page in APA format

Legalization of marijuana

Project description
Choose 4 sources for your research. You need to include:
a. 1 book
b. 1 periodical
c. 1 journal
d. 1 website
Make sure that you look at the difference between a periodical and a scholarly journal! A scholarly journal is usually written by educators or researchers and has little to no advertising in it. The articles have been peer reviewed. A periodical would be a magazine or a trade magazine, for example Corrections Today or a police magazine like Chief or TIME or Newsweek. Be extremely careful when choosing your websites! Make sure that they are good, reliable, sites.Wikipedia is not allowed as a source!!!

For each of your 4 sources please provide the following in 2 paragraphs.
– A brief summary of the source
– What did you learn from it?
– How it relates to your research thesis
– An evaluation of the source: why did you choose it? What makes it a good academic source?
The project should include the following:
– Title page
– Research questions
– An introductory paragraph with your thesis letting the readers know what to expect from your paper
– Outline/sub-topics of your main topic (1 page)
– Summary and evaluation of each of the four sources in APA format – (annotated bibliography)
– Separate reference page in APA format

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Law Enforcement Research Design class Project description Resources<br /> Read/review the following resources for this activity:<br /> <br /> •American Psychological Association: Ch. 1, 2<br /> •Creswell: Ch. 3, 4<br /> <br /> •Creswell Hook and Eye Method.pdf (in Course Documents)<br /> Introduction<br /> In order to undertake research, you need to be able to distinguish the differences between three research methods. Your text provides a framework to do so. <br /> <br /> Activity Instructions<br /> Locate a journal article related to Homeland Security that reports qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research. Examine the introduction to the article and, using the hook-and-eye method illustrated in the text; identify the flow of ideas from sentence to sentence and from paragraph to paragraph and any deficiencies. <br /> <br /> Writing Requirements (APA format)<br /> <br /> •2-3 pages (approx. 300 words per page), not including title page or references page<br /> •1-inch margins<br /> •Double spaced<br /> •12-point Times New Roman font<br /> •Title page with topic and name of student<br /> •References page (minimum of 1 resource)<br /> <br /> ——————————————————————————–<br /> <br /> Grading and Assessment<br /> Assignments will be graded on content, structure, knowledge of the subject, and grammar. This assignment is worth 20 points. <br /> <br /> Course Learning Outcome(s): 2, 3, 4<br /> 2. Determine research design constituents.<br /> 3. Examine the fundamental roles of research design components.<br /> 4. Assess scholarly journal/articles research articles.<br /> Submission status<br /> <br /> American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American<br /> Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.<br /> Creswell, J. (2009). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods<br /> <br /> approaches (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage<br /> Publications.

Law Enforcement Research Design class
Project description
Resources&lt;br /&gt;
Read/review the following resources for this activity:&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
•American Psychological Association: Ch. 1, 2&lt;br /&gt;
•Creswell: Ch. 3, 4&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
•Creswell Hook and Eye Method.pdf (in Course Documents)&lt;br /&gt;
Introduction&lt;br /&gt;
In order to undertake research, you need to be able to distinguish the differences between three research methods. Your text provides a framework to do so. &lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
Activity Instructions&lt;br /&gt;
Locate a journal article related to Homeland Security that reports qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods research. Examine the introduction to the article and, using the hook-and-eye method illustrated in the text; identify the flow of ideas from sentence to sentence and from paragraph to paragraph and any deficiencies. &lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
Writing Requirements (APA format)&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
•2-3 pages (approx. 300 words per page), not including title page or references page&lt;br /&gt;
•1-inch margins&lt;br /&gt;
•Double spaced&lt;br /&gt;
•12-point Times New Roman font&lt;br /&gt;
•Title page with topic and name of student&lt;br /&gt;
•References page (minimum of 1 resource)&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
——————————————————————————–&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
Grading and Assessment&lt;br /&gt;
Assignments will be graded on content, structure, knowledge of the subject, and grammar. This assignment is worth 20 points. &lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
Course Learning Outcome(s): 2, 3, 4&lt;br /&gt;
2. Determine research design constituents.&lt;br /&gt;
3. Examine the fundamental roles of research design components.&lt;br /&gt;
4. Assess scholarly journal/articles research articles.&lt;br /&gt;
Submission status&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American&lt;br /&gt;
Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.&lt;br /&gt;
Creswell, J. (2009). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
approaches (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage&lt;br /&gt;
Publications.

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Prevention Maintenance Plan Project description For this assignment you will be required to compile and submit a preventative maintenance binder.<br /> Identify 5 pieces of Capital Kitchen Equipment.<br /> <br /> Give a DESCRIPTION of each piece of equipment.<br /> Identify the PLAN which should include the Inspection Schedule, an Inspection Checklist, any relevant Safety Information and a Cleaning and Maintenance Schedule. <br /> The CLEAN and MAINTENANCE Schedule must include a checklist of procedures.<br /> Include contact information for any outside contractor or Repair Company used by your facility.<br /> Identify any education components that you will provide to your staff in regards to prevention maintenance and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for each piece of equipment

Prevention Maintenance Plan
Project description
For this assignment you will be required to compile and submit a preventative maintenance binder.&lt;br /&gt;
Identify 5 pieces of Capital Kitchen Equipment.&lt;br /&gt;
&lt;br /&gt;
Give a DESCRIPTION of each piece of equipment.&lt;br /&gt;
Identify the PLAN which should include the Inspection Schedule, an Inspection Checklist, any relevant Safety Information and a Cleaning and Maintenance Schedule. &lt;br /&gt;
The CLEAN and MAINTENANCE Schedule must include a checklist of procedures.&lt;br /&gt;
Include contact information for any outside contractor or Repair Company used by your facility.&lt;br /&gt;
Identify any education components that you will provide to your staff in regards to prevention maintenance and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for each piece of equipment

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Instructions: Please select one of the following topics and write a 3-4 page essay in response. While it is not necessary for you to use an outside critical source, you are free to do so. Refer to our “Integrating Quotations” handout as you write, and be attentive to how you are using both primary and secondary sources. Your essays should be double-spaced and in MLA form. Please use at least 3 short quotes per page from the novel in support of your argument. 1) Write a character analysis of Oryx. Who is she? Why does behave the she behaves? And why does her name appear in the title? (No need to answer these questions one-by-one, of course. These are just meant to get you thinking about the complexity of her characterization.) 2) Describe the status of parenting in the novel. What does Atwood seem to be telling us about our current experience of family and our definitions of childhood? 3) In the novel, is technology an absolute evil—and thus a tool of humanity’s most basic self-destructive instincts—or is it potentially redemptive? 4) Comment on the temporal structure of the novel. Why do we begin after “the fall”? And what is the significance of the Snowman’s lengthy detour through memory? And, of course, his ongoing conversations with the dead? (Here again, no need to answer these questions one-by-one. These are just meant to get you thinking, and you are perfectly free to roam in other directions so long as you discuss the narrative structure of the story.) 5) What is the significance of the Pleeblands in the novel? How does the distinction between corporation workers (e.g., Jimmy and Crakes’ parents, and later Jimmy and Crake themselves) and the “pleebs” comment on our present? 6) What is the significance of Jimmy’s training in rhetoric and his job in marketing? How does this relate to Crake’s work as a scientist? 7) What is human in Atwood’s novel? How are humans distinguished from animals? 8) Are the Craker’s human? Do they contain the very best of humanity? Are they “perfect” or do they contain the seeds of “imperfection”? 9) The novel contains a number of disturbing references to pornography—references that are all the more disturbing because of their apparent casualness. In these references, and particularly through the character Oryx’s experiences, what does Atwood seem to be saying about the contemporary experience of women? What does she seem to be saying about the contemporary experience of men? 10) The conclusion to the novel seems especially dark. What point does Atwood seem to be making by ending the story the way she does? 11) Write an essay that begins, “What Crake fails to understand is…” Continue to make a cogent and focused argument explaining the significance of Crake’s greatest misunderstanding(s). 12) Write an essay that argues that what Atwood is critiquing in Oryx and Crake is apocalyptic thinking itself. Does she offer “another way” either explicitly or implicitly? Tips: Remember, this is a 3-4-page essay! Choose a topic that interests you and focus your argument. Very often, the best way to be succinct is to plan ahead, so if you are not an outline writer, this might be a good assignment for trying this strategy. This paper is meant to have you focus on just one of the myriad of questions that Atwood’s novel presents us with. If there is another question that is not covered in the topics above, just send me a note at [email protected], and we will try to accommodate your interests.

Instructions: Please select one of the following topics and write a 3-4 page essay in response. While it is not necessary for you to use an outside critical source, you are free to do so. Refer to our “Integrating Quotations” handout as you write, and be attentive to how you are using both primary and secondary sources. Your essays should be double-spaced and in MLA form. Please use at least 3 short quotes per page from the novel in support of your argument. 1) Write a character analysis of Oryx. Who is she? Why does behave the she behaves? And why does her name appear in the title? (No need to answer these questions one-by-one, of course. These are just meant to get you thinking about the complexity of her characterization.) 2) Describe the status of parenting in the novel. What does Atwood seem to be telling us about our current experience of family and our definitions of childhood? 3) In the novel, is technology an absolute evil—and thus a tool of humanity’s most basic self-destructive instincts—or is it potentially redemptive? 4) Comment on the temporal structure of the novel. Why do we begin after “the fall”? And what is the significance of the Snowman’s lengthy detour through memory? And, of course, his ongoing conversations with the dead? (Here again, no need to answer these questions one-by-one. These are just meant to get you thinking, and you are perfectly free to roam in other directions so long as you discuss the narrative structure of the story.) 5) What is the significance of the Pleeblands in the novel? How does the distinction between corporation workers (e.g., Jimmy and Crakes’ parents, and later Jimmy and Crake themselves) and the “pleebs” comment on our present? 6) What is the significance of Jimmy’s training in rhetoric and his job in marketing? How does this relate to Crake’s work as a scientist? 7) What is human in Atwood’s novel? How are humans distinguished from animals? 8) Are the Craker’s human? Do they contain the very best of humanity? Are they “perfect” or do they contain the seeds of “imperfection”? 9) The novel contains a number of disturbing references to pornography—references that are all the more disturbing because of their apparent casualness. In these references, and particularly through the character Oryx’s experiences, what does Atwood seem to be saying about the contemporary experience of women? What does she seem to be saying about the contemporary experience of men? 10) The conclusion to the novel seems especially dark. What point does Atwood seem to be making by ending the story the way she does? 11) Write an essay that begins, “What Crake fails to understand is…” Continue to make a cogent and focused argument explaining the significance of Crake’s greatest misunderstanding(s). 12) Write an essay that argues that what Atwood is critiquing in Oryx and Crake is apocalyptic thinking itself. Does she offer “another way” either explicitly or implicitly? Tips: Remember, this is a 3-4-page essay! Choose a topic that interests you and focus your argument. Very often, the best way to be succinct is to plan ahead, so if you are not an outline writer, this might be a good assignment for trying this strategy. This paper is meant to have you focus on just one of the myriad of questions that Atwood’s novel presents us with. If there is another question that is not covered in the topics above, just send me a note at [email protected], and we will try to accommodate your interests.

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Statistics Project, Statistics statistical hypotheses Project description Math 10 Project What is a project? This project consists of formulating a statistical hypotheses, collecting data to try to support the hypotheses, interpreting the data, analyzing the data and completing a typewritten paper that includes the following: – an explanation of the hypotheses – a discussion of how you collected your data – a presentation of the data in numerical (commonly a table) – a statistical analysis of the data (mean, standard deviation, etc) – a discussion about whether or not your data were sufficient to support your hypotheses – a general summary of your findings For example, suppose that your hypothesis is that the true mean age of registered democrats is less than the true mean age of registered republicans. To try to substantiate your hypothesis, you would first randomly sample the ages of registered republicans and democrats or find data on the internet making sure to site your source. Once your data are collected, you would then analyze the data. Then you would probably construct a confidence interval for the difference between the true mean age of registered republicans and the true mean age of registered democrats. You would follow that up with an appropriate hypothesis test. Through this use of statistics, your group would either conclude that there is sufficient evidence to support the hypothesis or fail to conclude that there is sufficient evidence to support the hypothesis at a particular level of significance. SAMPLE PROJECT PROPOSAL: 1. R. A. Fisher, Karl Pearson, Warren Weaver 2. Our first hypothesis is that the true proportion of women who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending OEC College is greater than the corresponding proportion of males. Step #1 P1 = the true proportion of female OEC College students who intend to transfer to a four-year college of university after attending OEC College p2 = the true proportion of male OEC College students who intend to transfer to a four-year college of university after attending OEC College ?? H0 : p1 ? p2 = 0 H1 : p1 ? p2 > 0 Our second hypothesis is that the a majority of OEC College students intend to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending OEC College. Step #1 p = the true proportion of OEC College students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending OEC College ?? H0 : p = 0.5 H1 : p > 0.5 3. We will collect our data using a systematic sample of asking every fourth person who goes by at several different campus locations (e.g. in front of the bookstore, in the Owl’s Nest, in front of the Math Center, in the library). We will sample at least 50 women and 50 men. Here is our questionnaire: Gender? MALE FEMALE (CIRCLE ONE) Do you intend to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending OEC College? YES NO (CIRCLE ONE) THANK-YOU FOR YOUR TIME! Your project might be better suited for data collection on the internet. Project Write-up: 1. A cover sheet that includes the name of the project and the names of the students participating in the project. Up to three students can work on the same project. 2. A paper that is typewritten, double-spaced and that includes the following: (a) An introductory paragraph that explains your project and your hypotheses. (b) A thorough explanation of your data gathering techniques and your samples. Place your raw data, a numerical summary of your raw data and any optional graphical displays of your raw data. If you gave out a survey, talk about that survey here and put a copy of the survey in the write-up. If you used a source for your data, be sure to site the source. (c) A thoughtful and thorough analysis of whether or not your data are random and representative of your populations. Be sure to give concise reasons supporting your position. (d) If you do not believe that your data are random and representative of your populations, discuss how you would have done a better job if you had been given more time and resources. In other words, explain to me how would you have collected your data if you had had more time and better resources. (e) A discussion of whether or not your data supported your hypotheses. This would be a good place to give your interpretations of your confidence intervals and the conclusions of your hypothesis tests. Be sure to include a discussion as to whether the interpretations of your confidence intervals are consistent with the conclusions of your hypothesis tests. Place all the work of computing your confidence intervals and all the steps of your hypothesis tests with your interpretations. (f) A discussion of possible further research or consequences of your findings. (g) A general summary of your project.

Statistics Project, Statistics

statistical hypotheses
Project description
Math 10 Project

What is a project?
This project consists of formulating a statistical hypotheses, collecting data to try to support the
hypotheses, interpreting the data, analyzing the data and completing a typewritten paper that
includes the following:

– an explanation of the hypotheses
– a discussion of how you collected your data
– a presentation of the data in numerical (commonly a table)
– a statistical analysis of the data (mean, standard deviation, etc)
– a discussion about whether or not your data were sufficient to support your hypotheses
– a general summary of your findings

For example, suppose that your hypothesis is that the true mean age of registered democrats is
less than the true mean age of registered republicans. To try to substantiate your hypothesis, you
would first randomly sample the ages of registered republicans and democrats or find data on the
internet making sure to site your source. Once your data are collected, you would then analyze
the data. Then you would probably construct a confidence interval for the difference between the
true mean age of registered republicans and the true mean age of registered democrats. You
would follow that up with an appropriate hypothesis test. Through this use of statistics, your
group would either conclude that there is sufficient evidence to support the hypothesis or fail to
conclude that there is sufficient evidence to support the hypothesis at a particular level of
significance.
SAMPLE PROJECT PROPOSAL:

1. R. A. Fisher, Karl Pearson, Warren Weaver
2. Our first hypothesis is that the true proportion of women who intend to transfer to a four-year
college or university after attending OEC College is greater than the corresponding proportion
of males.
Step #1
P1 = the true proportion of female OEC College students who intend to transfer to a four-year
college of university after attending OEC College
p2 = the true proportion of male OEC College students who intend to transfer to a four-year
college of university after attending OEC College
??
H0 : p1 ? p2 = 0
H1 : p1 ? p2 &gt; 0
Our second hypothesis is that the a majority of OEC College students intend to transfer to a
four-year college or university after attending OEC College.
Step #1
p = the true proportion of OEC College students who intend to transfer to a four-year college
or university after attending OEC College
??
H0 : p = 0.5
H1 : p &gt; 0.5
3. We will collect our data using a systematic sample of asking every fourth person who goes by
at several different campus locations (e.g. in front of the bookstore, in the Owl’s Nest, in front of
the Math Center, in the library). We will sample at least 50 women and 50 men.
Here is our questionnaire:
Gender? MALE FEMALE (CIRCLE ONE)
Do you intend to transfer to a four-year college or university after attending OEC College?
YES NO (CIRCLE ONE)
THANK-YOU FOR YOUR TIME!
Your project might be better suited for data collection on the internet.
Project Write-up:

1. A cover sheet that includes the name of the project and the names of the students participating
in the project. Up to three students can work on the same project.
2. A paper that is typewritten, double-spaced and that includes the following:
(a) An introductory paragraph that explains your project and your hypotheses.
(b) A thorough explanation of your data gathering techniques and your samples. Place your raw
data, a numerical summary of your raw data and any optional graphical displays of your raw
data. If you gave out a survey, talk about that survey here and put a copy of the survey in the
write-up. If you used a source for your data, be sure to site the source.
(c) A thoughtful and thorough analysis of whether or not your data are random and
representative of your populations. Be sure to give concise reasons supporting your position.
(d) If you do not believe that your data are random and representative of your populations,
discuss how you would have done a better job if you had been given more time and resources. In
other words, explain to me how would you have collected your data if you had had more time
and better resources.
(e) A discussion of whether or not your data supported your hypotheses. This would be a
good place to give your interpretations of your confidence intervals and the conclusions of your
hypothesis tests. Be sure to include a discussion as to whether the interpretations of your
confidence intervals are consistent with the conclusions of your hypothesis tests. Place all the
work of computing your confidence intervals and all the steps of your hypothesis tests with your
interpretations.
(f) A discussion of possible further research or consequences of your findings.
(g) A general summary of your project.

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Discuss, critically, Descartes’ two proofs for the existence of God? Project description First proof: 1- if I have an idea of a perfect being, then must actually exist a perfect being as it is cause . (Why? Because the cause of something must be as great or greater than effect) 2- I do have an idea of a perfect being . 3- Therefore, there must actually exist a perfect being. Second proof: 1- Anyone can conceive of god who is perfect in every way. ( in fact ,this is one of the dictionary definitions of god) 2- Such a God would be a being who possessed every perfection. 3- Existence is a perfection (An actually existing God is better than god is who is just a figment of the imagination.) 4- “A being who possessed every perfection but was just imaginary” is a contradictory notion. ( in other words, you would be contradicting yourself if you said that you can imagine a god perfect in every way and that this god dose not exist ) 5- Therefore, the God who was conceived of in premise1, above, must actually exist, and i am agree with both

Discuss, critically, Descartes’ two proofs for the existence of God?
Project description
First proof:
1- if I have an idea of a perfect being, then must actually exist a perfect being as it is cause . (Why? Because the cause of something must be as great or greater than effect)
2- I do have an idea of a perfect being .
3- Therefore, there must actually exist a perfect being.
Second proof:
1- Anyone can conceive of god who is perfect in every way. ( in fact ,this is one of the dictionary definitions of god)
2- Such a God would be a being who possessed every perfection.
3- Existence is a perfection (An actually existing God is better than god is who is just a figment of the imagination.)
4- “A being who possessed every perfection but was just imaginary” is a contradictory notion. ( in other words, you would be contradicting yourself if you said that you can imagine a god perfect in every way and that this god dose not exist )
5- Therefore, the God who was conceived of in premise1, above, must actually exist,
and i am agree with both

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Growing up in Russia today. Kak u vzroslyx. Katq uexala uhit;sq v Ameriku. ?Kogda mne bylo 15 let q rasstalas; s roditelqmi i uexala v absol[tno hu?u[ stranu, gde ne znala ni odnoj ?ivoj duwi, ne predstavlqla, gde budu ?it; i kak budu ob]at;sq s l[d;mi ne govorq]imi na mo\m rodnom qzyke. Kak ni stranno, q sovsem ne pere?ivala, uez?aq iz Moskvy. Delo v tom, hto q byla shastliva potomu hto q voplotila svo[ mehtu v real;nost;. No po pril\te v Vawingtone q vpala v kul;turnyj wok. Pervu[ nedel[ pohti ni s kem ne razgovarivala, ohen; skuhala po roditelqm. Adaptirovat;sq v novoj srede mne ohen; pomogala sem;q u kotoroj q ?ila. Amerikanskaq sem;q poznakomila menq so svoimi druz;qmi. Odnako xost-mama ne razrewala mne xodit; na veherinki. Estestvenno q buntovala. Ved; ne priexala q v Ameriku, htoby doma sidet;? Stalo nemnogo pro]e kogda q nahala xodit; v mestnu[ wkolu. Tam q bystro nawla sebe druzej s kotorymi q veselo provodila vremq. Byli konehno nepriqtnye momenty, kotorye menq rasstraivali. Naprimer, nekotorye studenty ser;\zno govorili, hto q kommunistka i priexala v Ameriku v kahestve wpiona. Drugie pridumyvali istorii o tom, hto q xohu uvesti parnq u svoej podrugi. ?iznennyj opyt na kakoj drugoj.? Anton ?iv\t odin s 15 let. ?Kogda mne bylo 15 let roditeli kupili novu[ kvartiru na drugom konce Moskvy. Problema byla v tom, hto na tot moment q tol;ko okonhil 10-j klass, i menqt; wkolu na poslednem godu obuheniq bylo nerazumno, a ezdit; ka?doe utro na drugoj konec Moskvy?tem bolee. Ponahalu mama s papoj da?e ne dumat; ne xoteli o tom, hto q smogu ?it; odin. No ?it; odnomu vsegda bylo moej mehtoj i nakonec roditeli soglasilis;. Snahala q s vostorgom vstretil novu[ kvartiru, samostoqtel;nu[ i svobodnu[ ?izn;. No mne nado bylo kupit; produkty, ubrat; vo vsej kvartire, postirat;, pomyt; posudu, prigotovit; edu i sdelat; domawnie zadaniq. Prosto ne xotelos; gulqt; do polunohi, ustraivat; veherinki. I postepenno q stal skuhat; po roditelqm. V kvartire mne tak odinoko, da?e kot pereexal vmeste s roditelqmi. Esli hestno, ne mogu skazat;, hto q v vostorge ot sobstvennoj ?izni. Konehno q stal bolee otvetstvennym, sam nauhilsq organizovat; svo\ vremq. No xotq ?izn; otdel;no ot roditelej da\t mnogo svobody, duma[, q vs\-taki snova nahnu ?it; s nimi kogda postupl[ v universitet.? 45 5 50 10 55 15 60 20 65 25 70 30 75 35 V osnovnom, q rada, hto v moej Viktor nahal rabotat; v 14 let. ?izni byl takoj period. Q ohen; ?Hestno govorq q nahal rabotat; ne povzroslela za /to vremq, nauhilas; ot nehego delat; i ne radi togo, htoby 40 byt; sil;noj, samostoqtel;noj, komu-to hto-to dokazat;, a prosto uverennoj v sebe. Poezdka v Ameriku dala mne dejstvitel;no mnogoe i potomu hto kogda mne bylo 14 let u q by ni za hto ne promenqla /tot papy nahalis; problemy s biznesom, [X062/12/01] Page two 80 85 a poz?e on i ostalsq bez raboty. Togda q ponql, hto xohu pomoh; svoej sem;e, xohu sam sebq obespehivat;. Moim pervym mestom raboty stalo mesto naprotiv vyxoda u stancii metro. Q razdaval tam reklamnye listovki. Platili kopejki, no q vs\ ravno byl bezumno gord soboj. Q bol;we ne prosil u roditelej den;gi na ode?du i karmannye rasxody. V 15 let q naw\l rabotu oficiantom v kafe. Snahala ohen; trudno bylo% q ne spravlqlsq s zakazami, ronql polnye podnosy, ne poluhal haevyx, ne huvstvoval nog posle raboty, zasypal na urokax, zabyval tusovki 100 s druz;qmi. U menq pohti ne bylo vyxodnyx. No postepenno q privyk k takomu ritmu ?izni. Sejhas q rabota[ v tom ?e kafe, uhus; na fakul;tete biznesa i 105 planiru[ uspewnu[ kar;eru. Q ne ?ale[, hto moq ?izn; slo?ilas; tak, hto q byl vynu?den pojti rabotat;, buduhi pohti reb\nkom. Zato v 15 let q nauhilsq pravil;no 110 raspredelqt; rasxody, bere?no otnosit;sq k ve]am i rasshityvat; tol;ko na sebq.& 90 95 Questions 1. Katya (lines 1– 44) (a) Katya was happy to go to America despite her concerns. Give one example of her concerns. (b) How did she feel when she first arrived in America? (c) What comments did some of the American students make which upset Katya? (d) According to Katya, how has the trip to America changed her? 2. Anton (lines 45–78) (a) Why did Anton not want to move to another part of Moscow with his parents? (b) How did running a home affect his social life? (c) How has living in a flat on his own changed Anton? (d) What decision has he come to regarding his future and why? 3. Viktor (lines 79–113) (a) Mention any two reasons Viktor gives for wanting to find a job when he was 14. (b) What was his first job and why did he feel proud of himself? (c) Give two examples of the problems Viktor had when he first worked as a waiter. (d) Mention one reason why Viktor does not regret having had a job since the age of 14. 4. Translate into English: ^Amerikanskaq sem;q . . . mestnu[ wkolu.& (lines 19 – 26) [Turn over for SECTION II—DIRECTED WRITING on Page four Page three Marks 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 (20) 10 (30) [X062/12/01] SECTION II—DIRECTED WRITING Last summer you had a job working in a souvenir shop in Moscow. You have been asked to write a report in Russian for your school website. You must include the following information and you should try to add other relevant details: • how you travelled to Moscow and what you did during the journey • your accommodation • your working day in the souvenir shop and how you got on with your colleagues in the shop • what you did in your free time • how you found living and working in Russia • what you got out of the experience. Your report should be 150 –180 words in length. Marks will be deducted for any area of information that is omitted. Marks (15) [END OF QUESTION PAPER] [X062/12/01] Page four FOR OFFICIAL USE Examiner’s Marks A B Total Mark X062/12/02 NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 2012 FRIDAY, 1 JUNE 3.00 PM – 4.00 PM RUSSIAN HIGHER Listening/Writing Fill in these boxes and read what is printed below. Full name of centre Town Forename(s) Surname Date of birth Day Month Year Scottish candidate number Number of seat Do not open this paper until told to do so. Answer Section A in English and Section B in Russian. Section A Listen carefully to the recording with a view to answering, in English, the questions printed in this answer book. Write your answers clearly and legibly in the spaces provided after each question. You will have 2 minutes to study the questions before hearing the dialogue for the first time. The dialogue will be played twice, with an interval of 2 minutes between the two playings. You may make notes at any time but only in this answer book. Score out any notes before you hand in the book. Move on to Section B when you have completed Section A: you will not be told when to do this. Section B Do not write your response in this book: use the 4 page lined answer sheet. You will be told to insert the answer sheet inside this book before handing in your work. You may consult a Russian dictionary at any time during both sections. Before leaving the examination room you must give this book to the Invigilator. If you do not, you may lose all the marks for this paper. PB X062/12/02 6/310 *X062/12/02* © Section A Masha and Petya are discussing how Russians view sport. 1. What are the main sports practised in Russia in schools in (a) warm weather? DO NOT WRITE IN THIS MARGIN Marks 1 (b) winter? 1 2. (a) Why does Masha not enjoy PE at school? 2 (b) What problems do PE teachers face? 2 3. (a) Why do many young people go to the gym? 1 (b) What disadvantage is mentioned? 1 4. Why are skiing and skating still popular activities in Russia? 1 [X062/12/02] Page two DO NOT WRITE IN THIS MARGIN Marks 5. According to Masha, why do many Russian footballers spend a large part of their careers abroad? 2 6. Give one reason why football sometimes has a poor reputation. 1 7. (a) What activity has more appeal to girls? 1 (b) Why is this? 2 8. Some Russians do not participate in sport. What does sport mean to them? 1 9. According to Masha, what prevents young Russians from succeeding in sport? 2 10. What steps is the government taking to encourage people to lead a more active life? 2 (20) [Turn over for Section B on Page four [X062/12/02] Page three Section B Kaku[ rol; sport igraet v vawej ?izni* Hem e]\ vy zanimaetes; v svobodnoe vremq* Vy ?iv\te zdorovo* Napiwite 120 ?150 slov o svoix mneniqx? Marks 10 (30) USE THE 4 PAGE LINED ANSWER SHEET FOR YOUR ANSWER TO SECTION B [END OF QUESTION PAPER] [X062/12/02] Page four X062/12/12 NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 2012 FRIDAY, 1 JUNE 3.00 PM – 4.00 PM RUSSIAN HIGHER Listening Transcript This paper must not be seen by any candidate. The material overleaf is provided for use in an emergency only (eg the recording or equipment proving faulty) or where permission has been given in advance by SQA for the material to be read to candidates with additional support needs. The material must be read exactly as printed. PB X062/12/12 6/390 *X062/12/12* © Russian Transcript—Higher Instructions to reader(s): The dialogue below should be read in approximately 5½ minutes. On completion of the first reading, pause for two minutes, then read the dialogue a second time. Where special arrangements have been agreed in advance to allow the reading of the material, those sections marked (m) should be read by a male speaker and those marked (f) by a female. Candidates have two minutes to study the questions before the transcript is read. Masha and Petya are discussing how Russians view sport. (m) (f) Ma?wa, ska?i?, sport zanima?et va??noe me?sto v Rossi?i* ??to zavi?sit ot mno?gogo. Naprime?r, v wko?le u nas est; uro?ki fizkul;tu?ry. No oni? ne o?hen; intere?snye% v t\ploe vre?mq my zanima?emsq l\gkoj atle?tikoj v wko?l;nom dvore? i?li na bli?a?jwem stadio?ne, a zimo?j igra?em v basketbo?l i?li volejbo?l. Proble?ma v tom, hto net vy?bora, po/?tomu nam vsem sku?hno. Naw uhi?tel; ne o?hen; interesu?etsq svoe?j rabo?toj, i ne o?hen; vooduwevlq?et uheniko?v. (m) (f) Pohemu? /?to tak* Zna?ew;, neudivi?tel;no, tak kak zarpla?ty u uhitele?j v osnovno?m ma?len;kie. Mno?gie uheniki? ne xo?dqt na /?ti uro?ki, a ne?kotorym pro?sto ne oxo?ta pereodeva?t;sq. Oni? predpohita?[t de?lat; doma?wn[[ rabo?tu po drugi?m predme?tam. A vne wko?ly, kaki?mi vi?dami spo?rta oby?hno zanima?[tsq* Mno?gie molody?e l[?di zanima?[tsq v sportza?le, oso?benno te, kto xotq?t xorowo? vy?glqdet;. No, kone?hno, /?to dostu?pno ne vsem?hem lu?hwe sportza?l, tem doro??e aboneme?nt. E]\, mno?gie kata?[tsq na ly??ax i kon;ka?x potomu? hto zima? dli?nnaq. Te?nnis to??e populq?ren, no /?to do?rogo. Mno?gie ru?sskie sportsme?ny igra?[t za evrope?jskie koma?ndy i?li provo?dqt bo?l;wu[ hast; kar;e?ry za-grani?cej. Pohemu? tak* Q du?ma[, oni? predpohita?[t evrope?jskij stil; ?i?zni?oni? xotq?t stat; bo?lee izve?stnymi. Futbo?l associi?ruetsq s me?nee priq?tnymi soby?tiqmi, iz-za besporq?dkov, ko?torye ustra?iva[t futbo?l;nye fana?ty. Ka??etsq ma?l;hiki predpohita?[t zanima?t;sq spo?rtom. A de?vuwki?hem oni zanima?[tsq* Ta?ncy ha?sto privleka?[t de?vuwek, kak sovreme?nnye, tak i klassi?heskaq xoreogra?fiq. ??to skoree? isku?sstvo, hem sport. Tak kak bale?t v Rossi?i vsegda? ime?l otli?hnu[ reputa?ci[, mno?gie rodi?teli otda[?t svoi?x do?hek v bale?tnye wko?ly, nade?qs; odna??dy uvi?det; svoi?x dete?j na sce?ne Bol;wo?go Tea?tra. Kak ty shita?ew; sego?dnq v Rossi?i vse interesu?[tsq spo?rtom* Po-mo?emu ne vse zanima?[tsq spo?rtom, a udivi?tel;no bol;wo?e koli?hestvo l[de?j, ne o?hen; interesu?[]ixsq spo?rtom, smo?trqt sorevnova?niq, v ko?toryx vystupa?[t populq?rnye sportsme?ny. Proble?ma v tom, hto ne ka??dyj molodo?j helove?k ime?et vozmo??nost; na xoro?wee sporti?vnoe obrazova?nie. A e]\, tre?nery pro?sto ne zameha?[t tala?ntlivyx dete?j. Mno?gie tala?ntlivye de?ti osta[?tsq nezame?hennymi. Nade?[s;, /?ta situa?ciq izme?nitsq dosta?tohno sko?ro. (m) (f) (m) (f) (m) (f) (m) (f) [X062/12/12] Page two (m) (f) Kaki?e me?ry prinima?et pravi?tel;stvo, hto?by l[?di veli? bo?lee zdoro?vyj o?braz ?i?zni* V razli?hnyx mass-me?dia dosta?tohno mno?go informa?cii o zdoro?vom o?braze ?i?zni?stat;i? v gaze?tax, pereda?hi po ra?dio i televi?deni[. Ta?k?e poqvlq?etsq vs\ bo?l;we i bo?l;we socia?l;noj rekla?my, naprime?r plaka?ty s devi?zom ?ska?i?? net ?kure?ni[?? na u?licax go?roda.

Growing up in Russia today.

Kak u vzroslyx.
Katq uexala uhit;sq v Ameriku. ?Kogda mne bylo 15 let q rasstalas; s roditelqmi i uexala v absol[tno hu?u[ stranu, gde ne znala ni odnoj ?ivoj duwi, ne predstavlqla, gde budu ?it; i kak budu ob]at;sq s l[d;mi ne govorq]imi na mo\m rodnom qzyke. Kak ni stranno, q sovsem ne pere?ivala, uez?aq iz Moskvy. Delo v tom, hto q byla shastliva potomu hto q voplotila svo[ mehtu v real;nost;. No po pril\te v Vawingtone q vpala v kul;turnyj wok. Pervu[ nedel[ pohti ni s kem ne razgovarivala, ohen; skuhala po roditelqm. Adaptirovat;sq v novoj srede mne ohen; pomogala sem;q u kotoroj q ?ila. Amerikanskaq sem;q poznakomila menq so svoimi druz;qmi. Odnako xost-mama ne razrewala mne xodit; na veherinki. Estestvenno q buntovala. Ved; ne priexala q v Ameriku, htoby doma sidet;? Stalo nemnogo pro]e kogda q nahala xodit; v mestnu[ wkolu. Tam q bystro nawla sebe druzej s kotorymi q veselo provodila vremq. Byli konehno nepriqtnye momenty, kotorye menq rasstraivali. Naprimer, nekotorye studenty ser;\zno govorili, hto q kommunistka i priexala v Ameriku v kahestve wpiona. Drugie pridumyvali istorii o tom, hto q xohu uvesti parnq u svoej podrugi. ?iznennyj opyt na kakoj drugoj.? Anton ?iv\t odin s 15 let. ?Kogda mne bylo 15 let roditeli kupili novu[ kvartiru na drugom konce Moskvy. Problema byla v tom, hto na tot moment q tol;ko okonhil 10-j klass, i menqt; wkolu na poslednem godu obuheniq bylo nerazumno, a ezdit; ka?doe utro na drugoj konec Moskvy?tem bolee. Ponahalu mama s papoj da?e ne dumat; ne xoteli o tom, hto q smogu ?it; odin. No ?it; odnomu vsegda bylo moej mehtoj i nakonec roditeli soglasilis;. Snahala q s vostorgom vstretil novu[ kvartiru, samostoqtel;nu[ i svobodnu[ ?izn;. No mne nado bylo kupit; produkty, ubrat; vo vsej kvartire, postirat;, pomyt; posudu, prigotovit; edu i sdelat; domawnie zadaniq. Prosto ne xotelos; gulqt; do polunohi, ustraivat; veherinki. I postepenno q stal skuhat; po roditelqm. V kvartire mne tak odinoko, da?e kot pereexal vmeste s roditelqmi. Esli hestno, ne mogu skazat;, hto q v vostorge ot sobstvennoj ?izni. Konehno q stal bolee otvetstvennym, sam nauhilsq organizovat; svo\ vremq. No xotq ?izn; otdel;no ot roditelej da\t mnogo svobody, duma[, q vs\-taki snova nahnu ?it; s nimi kogda postupl[ v universitet.? 45

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V osnovnom, q rada, hto v moej Viktor nahal rabotat; v 14 let. ?izni byl takoj period. Q ohen; ?Hestno govorq q nahal rabotat; ne povzroslela za /to vremq, nauhilas; ot nehego delat; i ne radi togo, htoby 40 byt; sil;noj, samostoqtel;noj, komu-to hto-to dokazat;, a prosto uverennoj v sebe. Poezdka v Ameriku dala mne dejstvitel;no mnogoe i potomu hto kogda mne bylo 14 let u q by ni za hto ne promenqla /tot papy nahalis; problemy s biznesom, [X062/12/01] Page two

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a poz?e on i ostalsq bez raboty. Togda q ponql, hto xohu pomoh; svoej sem;e, xohu sam sebq obespehivat;. Moim pervym mestom raboty stalo mesto naprotiv vyxoda u stancii metro. Q razdaval tam reklamnye listovki. Platili kopejki, no q vs\ ravno byl bezumno gord soboj. Q bol;we ne prosil u roditelej den;gi na ode?du i karmannye rasxody. V 15 let q naw\l rabotu oficiantom v kafe. Snahala ohen; trudno bylo% q ne spravlqlsq s zakazami, ronql polnye podnosy, ne poluhal haevyx, ne huvstvoval nog posle raboty,

zasypal na urokax, zabyval tusovki 100 s druz;qmi. U menq pohti ne bylo vyxodnyx. No postepenno q privyk k takomu ritmu ?izni. Sejhas q rabota[ v tom ?e kafe, uhus; na fakul;tete biznesa i 105 planiru[ uspewnu[ kar;eru. Q ne ?ale[, hto moq ?izn; slo?ilas; tak, hto q byl vynu?den pojti rabotat;, buduhi pohti reb\nkom. Zato v 15 let q nauhilsq pravil;no 110 raspredelqt; rasxody, bere?no otnosit;sq k ve]am i rasshityvat; tol;ko na sebq.&

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Do not open this paper until told to do so. Answer Section A in English and Section B in Russian. Section A Listen carefully to the recording with a view to answering, in English, the questions printed in this answer book. Write your answers clearly and legibly in the spaces provided after each question. You will have 2 minutes to study the questions before hearing the dialogue for the first time. The dialogue will be played twice, with an interval of 2 minutes between the two playings. You may make notes at any time but only in this answer book. Score out any notes before you hand in the book. Move on to Section B when you have completed Section A: you will not be told when to do this. Section B Do not write your response in this book: use the 4 page lined answer sheet. You will be told to insert the answer sheet inside this book before handing in your work. You may consult a Russian dictionary at any time during both sections. Before leaving the examination room you must give this book to the Invigilator. If you do not, you may lose all the marks for this paper.

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Section A Masha and Petya are discussing how Russians view sport. 1. What are the main sports practised in Russia in schools in (a) warm weather?

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2. (a) Why does Masha not enjoy PE at school?

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8. Some Russians do not participate in sport. What does sport mean to them? 1

9. According to Masha, what prevents young Russians from succeeding in sport?

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Russian Transcript—Higher

Instructions to reader(s): The dialogue below should be read in approximately 5½ minutes. On completion of the first reading, pause for two minutes, then read the dialogue a second time. Where special arrangements have been agreed in advance to allow the reading of the material, those sections marked (m) should be read by a male speaker and those marked (f) by a female. Candidates have two minutes to study the questions before the transcript is read.

Masha and Petya are discussing how Russians view sport. (m) (f) Ma?wa, ska?i?, sport zanima?et va??noe me?sto v Rossi?i* ??to zavi?sit ot mno?gogo. Naprime?r, v wko?le u nas est; uro?ki fizkul;tu?ry. No oni? ne o?hen; intere?snye% v t\ploe vre?mq my zanima?emsq l\gkoj atle?tikoj v wko?l;nom dvore? i?li na bli?a?jwem stadio?ne, a zimo?j igra?em v basketbo?l i?li volejbo?l. Proble?ma v tom, hto net vy?bora, po/?tomu nam vsem sku?hno. Naw uhi?tel; ne o?hen; interesu?etsq svoe?j rabo?toj, i ne o?hen; vooduwevlq?et uheniko?v. (m) (f) Pohemu? /?to tak* Zna?ew;, neudivi?tel;no, tak kak zarpla?ty u uhitele?j v osnovno?m ma?len;kie. Mno?gie uheniki? ne xo?dqt na /?ti uro?ki, a ne?kotorym pro?sto ne oxo?ta pereodeva?t;sq. Oni? predpohita?[t de?lat; doma?wn[[ rabo?tu po drugi?m predme?tam. A vne wko?ly, kaki?mi vi?dami spo?rta oby?hno zanima?[tsq* Mno?gie molody?e l[?di zanima?[tsq v sportza?le, oso?benno te, kto xotq?t xorowo? vy?glqdet;. No, kone?hno, /?to dostu?pno ne vsem?hem lu?hwe sportza?l, tem doro??e aboneme?nt. E]\, mno?gie kata?[tsq na ly??ax i kon;ka?x potomu? hto zima? dli?nnaq. Te?nnis to??e populq?ren, no /?to do?rogo. Mno?gie ru?sskie sportsme?ny igra?[t za evrope?jskie koma?ndy i?li provo?dqt bo?l;wu[ hast; kar;e?ry za-grani?cej. Pohemu? tak* Q du?ma[, oni? predpohita?[t evrope?jskij stil; ?i?zni?oni? xotq?t stat; bo?lee izve?stnymi. Futbo?l associi?ruetsq s me?nee priq?tnymi soby?tiqmi, iz-za besporq?dkov, ko?torye ustra?iva[t futbo?l;nye fana?ty. Ka??etsq ma?l;hiki predpohita?[t zanima?t;sq spo?rtom. A de?vuwki?hem oni zanima?[tsq* Ta?ncy ha?sto privleka?[t de?vuwek, kak sovreme?nnye, tak i klassi?heskaq xoreogra?fiq. ??to skoree? isku?sstvo, hem sport. Tak kak bale?t v Rossi?i vsegda? ime?l otli?hnu[ reputa?ci[, mno?gie rodi?teli otda[?t svoi?x do?hek v bale?tnye wko?ly, nade?qs; odna??dy uvi?det; svoi?x dete?j na sce?ne Bol;wo?go Tea?tra. Kak ty shita?ew; sego?dnq v Rossi?i vse interesu?[tsq spo?rtom* Po-mo?emu ne vse zanima?[tsq spo?rtom, a udivi?tel;no bol;wo?e koli?hestvo l[de?j, ne o?hen; interesu?[]ixsq spo?rtom, smo?trqt sorevnova?niq, v ko?toryx vystupa?[t populq?rnye sportsme?ny. Proble?ma v tom, hto ne ka??dyj molodo?j helove?k ime?et vozmo??nost; na xoro?wee sporti?vnoe obrazova?nie. A e]\, tre?nery pro?sto ne zameha?[t tala?ntlivyx dete?j. Mno?gie tala?ntlivye de?ti osta[?tsq nezame?hennymi. Nade?[s;, /?ta situa?ciq izme?nitsq dosta?tohno sko?ro.

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Kaki?e me?ry prinima?et pravi?tel;stvo, hto?by l[?di veli? bo?lee zdoro?vyj o?braz ?i?zni* V razli?hnyx mass-me?dia dosta?tohno mno?go informa?cii o zdoro?vom o?braze ?i?zni?stat;i? v gaze?tax, pereda?hi po ra?dio i televi?deni[. Ta?k?e poqvlq?etsq vs\ bo?l;we i bo?l;we socia?l;noj rekla?my, naprime?r plaka?ty s devi?zom ?ska?i?? net ?kure?ni[?? na u?licax go?roda.

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Task1 : Write an Environmental Hard News Article(500 words) and a reflective statement for the hard news article.(600 words) Details: 1. reporting a hard news in Environmental. the news itself should contain new/ original information. 3. The news itself, must be written in news style. (see upload document for references). 4. News story should at least includes 4 original interview sources and should have sufficient back ground to explain the context in which it has arisen. 5.Must includes Research Documents in the article (also in the references). 6. Photographs (Original must be provided where possible, or Picture sourced from photo library along with a statement acknowledging copyright and setting out terms of use.) 7. Hard News Story Must have a head line. 8. References: references in the story must be hyperlinked to source material wherever possible. 9. must provide details of all interview sources, including e-mail address 10. full transcripts of interview should be include in the reference. (including all quotes used and all other words as necessary) Task 2, Write a reflection statement analysis regarding the task1. (600 words) reflection analysis should includes statements for following questions: 1. What difficulties did the writer encounter when writing this hard news story? 2. Why did you choose this specific news story to report? 3. On what basis did the writer decide it was news? 4. What were the best and worst decisions writer made and why do you say so?? 5. If you were to do the assignment again what would you do differently? 6. What did this task teaches you about journalism and being a journalist? Task 1 Criteria will be base on following, please take attention when writing. 1. Appropriate news story slection 2. Accuracy of the news and new/original information. 3. Appropriate use of source, including interviews 4. Clarity of expression in news style 5. Accurate spelling, punctuation, grammar and style. Task 2: reflective statement will be base on following criteria: 1. insight into processes of researching and reporting environmental news 2. Insight into decisions made, and the reason for them while producing environmental journalism. 3. Disinterested, engaged and rigorous analysis 4. Strong and Clear argument.

Task1 : Write an Environmental Hard News Article(500 words) and a reflective statement for the hard news article.(600 words)

Details:
1. reporting a hard news in Environmental. the news itself should contain new/ original information.

3. The news itself, must be written in news style. (see upload document for references).

4. News story should at least includes 4 original interview sources and should have sufficient back ground to explain the context in which it has arisen.

5.Must includes Research Documents in the article (also in the references).

6. Photographs (Original must be provided where possible, or Picture sourced from photo library along with a statement acknowledging copyright and setting out terms of use.)

7. Hard News Story Must have a head line.

8. References: references in the story must be hyperlinked to source material wherever possible.

9. must provide details of all interview sources, including e-mail address

10. full transcripts of interview should be include in the reference. (including all quotes used and all other words as necessary)

Task 2, Write a reflection statement analysis regarding the task1. (600 words)

reflection analysis should includes statements for following questions:
1. What difficulties did the writer encounter when writing this hard news story?
2. Why did you choose this specific news story to report?
3. On what basis did the writer decide it was news?
4. What were the best and worst decisions writer made and why do you say so??
5. If you were to do the assignment again what would you do differently?
6. What did this task teaches you about journalism and being a journalist?

Task 1 Criteria will be base on following, please take attention when writing.
1. Appropriate news story slection
2. Accuracy of the news and new/original information.
3. Appropriate use of source, including interviews
4. Clarity of expression in news style
5. Accurate spelling, punctuation, grammar and style.

Task 2: reflective statement will be base on following criteria:

1. insight into processes of researching and reporting environmental news
2. Insight into decisions made, and the reason for them while producing environmental journalism.
3. Disinterested, engaged and rigorous analysis
4. Strong and Clear argument.

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One of the most exciting things about the Introduction to Psychology class is its direct application in our everyday life. It is my challenge to help guide you through what you read to a realized direct application in yourself and the world around you. In order to accomplish this, I am asking you to complete a series of five activities which will help you think critically as you apply psychology to your life. These activities are directly related to the psychological concepts that we will be learning throughout the term. Through this assignment, you will have an opportunity to see psychology in action in your own life and the world around you, and then critically reflect upon its impact!(read pictures first) The Applying Psychology assignment has two parts: Part one is comprised of learning critical thinking skills. Instructions: 1) Read the Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking, which is located at the end of Chapter One. 2) Briefly explain the principles of critical thinking. 3) Explain how critical thinking can be useful in everyday life. 4) Find an article that relates to psychology in the headlines. 5) Briefly summarize the article. 6) Utilizing the 4 critical thinking principles, write your reaction to it.

One of the most exciting things about the Introduction to Psychology class is its direct application in our everyday life. It is my challenge to help guide you through what you read to a realized direct application in yourself and the world around you. In order to accomplish this, I am asking you to complete a series of five activities which will help you think critically as you apply psychology to your life. These activities are directly related to the psychological concepts that we will be learning throughout the term. Through this assignment, you will have an opportunity to see psychology in action in your own life and the world around you, and then critically reflect upon its impact!(read pictures first)

 

The Applying Psychology assignment has two parts: Part one is comprised of learning critical thinking skills.

Instructions:
1) Read the Applying Psychology to Everyday Life: Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking, which is located at the end of Chapter One.
2) Briefly explain the principles of critical thinking.
3) Explain how critical thinking can be useful in everyday life.
4) Find an article that relates to psychology in the headlines.
5) Briefly summarize the article.
6) Utilizing the 4 critical thinking principles, write your reaction to it.

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To what extent is there convergence between public and private modes of organising in public services management Project description Include the following in the essay, difference between public and private, how they are brought together and how they are converged, how we bring about the principles to public services etc. Also include other things that are important and also include examples from NHS and education. Consider the new public management and the post new public management as well.

To what extent is there convergence between public and private modes of organising in public services management
Project description
Include the following in the essay, difference between public and private, how they are brought together and how they are converged, how we bring about the principles to public services etc. Also include other things that are important and also include examples from NHS and education. Consider the new public management and the post new public management as well.

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Paper instructions: Assignment Instructions: • Overall, the goal is to find an existing health communication campaign that uses new media (e.g., an online campaign, a social media campaign, a mobile campaign) and critically analyze it. • You should provide the following: o A link to the campaign or information about the campaign o A critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the campaign • The analysis should NOT be grounded in opinion. You should be discussing how theory and research findings covered throughout the course relate to the campaign. That is, you should be demonstrating what you learned in class and how what you learned can help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the campaign. The following are some questions you may want to address (not mandatory, just offered to get you thinking about possibilities). o Why will it succeed? o Why will it fail? o What can be improved? o Why will its effectiveness vary depending on the target population? o What was overlooked? o What could have been done differently? o How might the campaign be applied to other issues? The CDC provides links to many different health campaigns: http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/Campaigns/index.html http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/ You will be graded based on the following: • Thoroughness and accuracy of your analysis • Quality of writing • Adherence to assignment instructions

Paper instructions:
Assignment Instructions:

• Overall, the goal is to find an existing health communication campaign that uses new
media (e.g., an online campaign, a social media campaign, a mobile campaign) and
critically analyze it.

• You should provide the following:

o A link to the campaign or information about the campaign
o A critical analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the campaign

• The analysis should NOT be grounded in opinion. You should be discussing how
theory and research findings covered throughout the course relate to the campaign.
That is, you should be demonstrating what you learned in class and how what you
learned can help you evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the campaign. The
following are some questions you may want to address (not mandatory, just offered to
get you thinking about possibilities).

o Why will it succeed?
o Why will it fail?
o What can be improved?
o Why will its effectiveness vary depending on the target population?
o What was overlooked?
o What could have been done differently?
o How might the campaign be applied to other issues?

The CDC provides links to many different health campaigns:

http://www.cdc.gov/healthcommunication/Campaigns/index.html

http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/

You will be graded based on the following:

• Thoroughness and accuracy of your analysis
• Quality of writing
• Adherence to assignment instructions

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Economic “Enigma” Paper: The real world is full of initially puzzling outcomes that can be explained using the tools of microeconomics. By following the historical development of a situation and respecting basic behavioral principles, you would be surprised how well you can understand what may initially seem like a puzzle. For example, why do airlines increase their prices dramatically in the few days before a flight but professional theater companies do exactly the opposite? You will identify a real world enigma and write a brief paper (5-8 pages, double spaced, standard margins and 12 point font) that accomplishes the following: • You must clearly document the enigma (unless it a very commonly observable phenomenon – then simply point it out). Ask me about this if you have any questions about your situation. • You must motivate why it is initially puzzling. If you say that “households with high incomes drive more expensive cars than low income households”, you will fall flat on this requirement. • Using the concepts we learn in class, (costs & benefits, supply & demand, marginal analysis, consumer tastes & preferences, firm profit maximization, market power, strategic behavior, dynamic games, and many others) along with your common sense and an eye towards historical circumstances, you will explain the enigma. You may not use any of the specific questions I mentioned above. Any commonly accepted citation style is acceptable. Please note YOU WILL NEED TO FOLLOW ALL OUTLINED STYLISTIC GUIDELINES TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT FOR THE PORTION OF THE PAPER GRADE FOCUSING ON THE QUALITY OF YOUR WRITING. Previous papers example: • “Making money by wasting electricity: The odd economics of hydroelectric pumped-storage” • “Ticket to ride: Why does a license to operate a NYC taxi cost 20 times more than a taxi?” • “Show me the money! Why some global currencies respect size uniformity and others do not.”

Economic “Enigma” Paper: The real world is full of initially puzzling outcomes that can be explained using the tools of microeconomics. By following the historical development of a situation and respecting basic behavioral principles, you would be surprised how well you can understand what may initially seem like a puzzle. For example, why do airlines increase their prices dramatically in the few days before a flight but professional theater companies do exactly the opposite?

You will identify a real world enigma and write a brief paper (5-8 pages, double spaced, standard margins and 12 point font) that accomplishes the following:
• You must clearly document the enigma (unless it a very commonly observable phenomenon – then simply point it out). Ask me about this if you have any questions about your situation.
• You must motivate why it is initially puzzling. If you say that “households with high incomes drive more expensive cars than low income households”, you will fall flat on this requirement.
• Using the concepts we learn in class, (costs & benefits, supply & demand, marginal analysis, consumer tastes & preferences, firm profit maximization, market power, strategic behavior, dynamic games, and many others) along with your common sense and an eye towards historical circumstances, you will explain the enigma.

You may not use any of the specific questions I mentioned above.

Any commonly accepted citation style is acceptable. Please note YOU WILL NEED TO FOLLOW ALL OUTLINED STYLISTIC GUIDELINES TO RECEIVE FULL CREDIT FOR THE PORTION OF THE PAPER GRADE FOCUSING ON THE QUALITY OF YOUR WRITING.

Previous papers example:
• “Making money by wasting electricity: The odd economics of hydroelectric pumped-storage”
• “Ticket to ride: Why does a license to operate a NYC taxi cost 20 times more than a taxi?”
• “Show me the money! Why some global currencies respect size uniformity and others do not.”

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Paper instructions: 1. http://classics.mit.edu/Homer/iliad.6.vi.html The Illiad by Homer Book VI (800 bce) Greek AND http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Latin/VirgilAeneidI.htm#_Toc535054289 The Aenid by Virgil, Bk I (1st C, BCE) Roman 2. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Lives/Lycurgus*.html The Life of Lycurgus, [Spartan Life] by Plutarch (legend from the 9th C. bce) -3 AND http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/pericles-funeralspeech.asp Pericles’ Funeral Oration, [Athenian Life] fr. The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (5th C. bce) – 3. http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/etrucans2.asp “Reports of the Etruscans,” c. 430 BCE – 10 CE Herodotus: The Histories, c. 430 BCE, I.94 AND Livy: History of Rome, c. 10 CE (at same site) 4. http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/ammianus-history14.asp Ammianus Marcellinus (c.330-395 CE): History, XIV.16: The Luxury of the Rich in Rome, c. 400 CE. AND http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/juv-sat3eng.asp On the City of Rome, From the Third Satire by Juvenal, circa 100 CE. 5. http://www.bartleby.com/108/40/5.html Sermon on the Mount, Gospel of Matthew, Chap. 5, 27 CE – AND http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Councils/ecum01.htm First Council of Nicaea Text, 325 CE – 6.http://classics.mit.edu/Tacitus/histories.5.v.html Histories by Tacitus, a Roman Historian, Chapter 5 of the subjugation of Judea, 1st century CE. AND http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/410alaric.asp Procopius of Caesarea: Alaric’s Sack of Rome, 410 CE INSTRUCTIONS: In each essay assignment, please read all documents and choose one of the sets of primary documents assigned and write a minimum 500 word essay, answering these questions about the documents you chose. In all subject matter of the following paragraphs, compare and contrast the similarities and differences of the two documents you have chosen through elements such as time periods; cultures of the subjects; backgrounds of the authors; intended audience for the document; political and/or economic conditions; religion and church institutions; geography and the dynamics of place. 1. (4 pts) Paragraph #1 = From whom did these documents originate? – where? – when? –and why? Compare and contrast the similarites and differences of their origins and intent. 2. (4 pts) Paragraph #2 = How do these documents fit into the cause and effect cycle of history? How are their contexts similar and how are they different? 3. (4 pts) Paragraph #3 = How do these documents further your understanding of the historical era from which they came? What impressed you about their similarities and/or differences? 4. (3 pts) Please quote 2 short passages, 1 from each of the documents in any 2 of the 3 paragraphs above as supportive context for your essay. Please follow this rubric for formating your essay into the 3 designated paragraphs.

Paper instructions:
1. http://classics.mit.edu/Homer/iliad.6.vi.html
The Illiad by Homer Book VI (800 bce) Greek
AND

http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/Latin/VirgilAeneidI.htm#_Toc535054289

The Aenid by Virgil, Bk I (1st C, BCE) Roman

2. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Lives/Lycurgus*.html
The Life of Lycurgus, [Spartan Life] by Plutarch (legend from the 9th C. bce) -3
AND

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/pericles-funeralspeech.asp

Pericles’ Funeral Oration, [Athenian Life] fr. The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (5th C. bce) –

3. http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/etrucans2.asp
“Reports of the Etruscans,” c. 430 BCE – 10 CE
Herodotus: The Histories, c. 430 BCE, I.94
AND
Livy: History of Rome, c. 10 CE (at same site)

4. http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/ammianus-history14.asp
Ammianus Marcellinus (c.330-395 CE):
History, XIV.16: The Luxury of the Rich in Rome, c. 400 CE.
AND

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/juv-sat3eng.asp

On the City of Rome, From the Third Satire by Juvenal, circa 100 CE.

5. http://www.bartleby.com/108/40/5.html
Sermon on the Mount, Gospel of Matthew, Chap. 5, 27 CE –
AND

http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Councils/ecum01.htm

First Council of Nicaea Text, 325 CE –

6.http://classics.mit.edu/Tacitus/histories.5.v.html
Histories by Tacitus, a Roman Historian, Chapter 5 of the subjugation of Judea, 1st century CE.
AND

http://www.fordham.edu/Halsall/ancient/410alaric.asp

Procopius of Caesarea: Alaric’s Sack of Rome, 410 CE
INSTRUCTIONS:
In each essay assignment, please read all documents and choose one of the sets of primary documents assigned and write a minimum 500 word essay, answering these questions about the documents you chose. In all subject matter of the following paragraphs, compare and contrast the similarities and differences of the two documents you have chosen through elements such as time periods; cultures of the subjects; backgrounds of the authors; intended audience for the document; political and/or economic conditions; religion and church institutions; geography and the dynamics of place.

1. (4 pts) Paragraph #1 = From whom did these documents originate? – where? – when? –and why? Compare and contrast the similarites and differences of their origins and intent.
2. (4 pts) Paragraph #2 = How do these documents fit into the cause and effect cycle of history? How are their contexts similar and how are they different?
3. (4 pts) Paragraph #3 = How do these documents further your understanding of the historical era from which they came? What impressed you about their similarities and/or differences?
4. (3 pts) Please quote 2 short passages, 1 from each of the documents in any 2 of the 3 paragraphs above as supportive context for your essay.
Please follow this rubric for formating your essay into the 3 designated paragraphs.

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Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements. One of the philosophies mentioned in your text includes the strategy of Plan, Do, Check, and Act. Please keep this philosophy in mind when considering the information required below. 1. Discuss the premise of TQ. Then, Design a TQ initiative for your company outlining steps that will provide internal and external support for your initiative. 2. Plan a team meeting with your managers and elaborate how together you will disseminate this plan to the entire company. 3. Evaluate the impact of your meeting and the launching of your TQ plan, including two (2) strengths and two (2) weaknesses of the plan.

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.

One of the philosophies mentioned in your text includes the strategy of Plan, Do, Check, and Act. Please keep this philosophy in mind when considering the information required below.

1. Discuss the premise of TQ. Then, Design a TQ initiative for your company outlining steps that will provide internal and external support for your initiative.

2. Plan a team meeting with your managers and elaborate how together you will disseminate this plan to the entire company.

3. Evaluate the impact of your meeting and the launching of your TQ plan, including two (2) strengths and two (2) weaknesses of the plan.

 

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Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies PL30670 POLITICS DISSERTATION _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Overview The mandatory Politics dissertation (PL30670) is an extended research project on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the dissertation supervisor. The aim of the dissertation is to enable students to enhance their research and analytical skills through an in-­‐depth study of an approved topic within the field of politics. (Note that politics is understood broadly to include related subjects; please see the Unit convenor or Director of Studies if you are unsure whether a topic is suitable). As final year students you are expected to research your topic independently and on your own initiative. You are, however, allocated a supervisor who will provide advice and guidance. You can expect to meet your supervisor about eight times during the course of the year. The dissertation is the equivalent of two full units, i.e. 12 credits. It thus makes an important contribution to your final degree. You should expect to devote one full day each week to it during the teaching period and should also set aside a block of time for writing during or immediately before the Easter break. Dissertations are submitted on Friday 11th April 2014 in the second semester. The total length of the dissertation should not exceed 10,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices). You can find a dissertation archive on the Moodle page for this unit that contains ‘best practice’ dissertations from previous years. Aims With the support and encouragement of their supervisor, final year students take responsibility for framing and undertaking the entire research project. Students will gain research skills based on a critical awareness of the importance of methodology in political research and writing. A dissertation provides an opportunity for you to study one problem or issue in political theory or practice in depth. It may offer practical experience in the use of research methods, or in the more intensive use of library resources. You must show why you selected this particular topic for your research, how you selected and collected your primary data (e.g. interviews, unpublished documents) or other published evidence (including web sites, properly cited), how you analyzed the material and reached your conclusions. A dissertation is not intended to be an enlarged essay or series of essays. It needs to have a unity in theme, and a structure appropriate to your goals in investigating and analyzing a particular issue or problem. Your supervisor will guide you, but you are in charge! Intended Learning Outcomes: Students who complete this unit successfully will be able to demonstrate that they can: • frame and succinctly formulate a political research problem; • undertake independent work; • acquire in-depth knowledge and expertise of a particular issue in politics; • distinguish between different research methods; • justify and apply a particular theory and method to a political problem. Skills The key skills this unit will develop are: • Advanced research skills in identifying, locating and applying a range of descriptive, methodological and theoretical material; • Intellectual skills of conceptual, original and independent thinking, synthesis and reasoned argument; • Skills of assessment in relation to the soundness of competing arguments and scenarios, including the reporting and assessing of qualitative and/or quantitative empirical data; and • Skills of self-direction, self-evaluation and time management. Supervision Although you may consult several members of staff on your dissertation, you will have one supervisor for advice and support. A meeting about the dissertation will be held at the beginning of the final year at which you will be given a form to be filled in and returned to the unit convenor within two weeks. On this form you should indicate the subject area or title of your dissertation and provide a 100 word preliminary outline of your project. Supervisors will be allocated by the unit convenor. You may suggest a preferred supervisor, but their availability cannot be guaranteed. You will then need to meet up with your supervisor and get your form signed by them, and then return it to the unit convenor by the beginning of the fifth week of term. Final year dissertations are normally supervised by PoLIS staff. Staff in other Departments may occasionally agree to act as supervisors, but cannot be required to do so. We recommend that you choose a topic which falls broadly into the area of expertise of a potential supervisor. A list of supervisors available during 2013/14 is available on the Moodle page of this unit. If in doubt about possible supervisors, please consult the unit convenor, Dr David Cutts. Supervisors do not always need to be major experts in the particular topic of your dissertation, but will be able to help you in discussing the general problems of researching and organizing your material. Of course, the initiative for the research project should come from you. Ultimately it is your work that will finally be assessed, and for that reason supervisors or other members of staff will not give detailed comments on any more than one third of the draft. You may wish to submit your introduction and/or conclusions together with one chapter, as this should enable supervisors to comment on the dissertation’s overall structure as well as content. However, it is up to you to decide what to submit. You should see your supervisor regularly for guidance and support. These meetings, as well as the progress made by the student, will be recorded on a form by the supervisor. It is advisable for students to get feedback from their supervisor on style and bibliographical notation as well as on more substantive matters. In particular, you should seek advice if you are at all uncertain about referencing: plagiarism in a dissertation is a very serious offence which will lead to an Inquiry Hearing and a severe penalty. The Library also has a very useful ‘Guide to Citing References’ at www.bath.ac.uk/library/help/guides.html. If you think you are being poorly supervised, you should immediately bring the matter to the attention of the unit convenor or Director of Studies. Topic and Approach A well-planned programme of research for a dissertation should – broadly speaking – go through a series of stages, irrespective of what you are writing about and the sort of research methods you are using. Put at its most simple, you start by selecting a topic area and doing some general reading. The initial idea may derive from practical experience, from a placement year if you took one, or from your reading for a particular unit. It may derive from an item in the news that seems to raise interesting and not immediately answerable questions. For example, is this a new political development? What were the origins of this movement/party/ideology? How would an intensive study of this problem or policy question (or a comparative study of such a problem or policy area in two countries) illuminate either the problem or the political setting? A recent or imminent political development, such as an election, might allow you to do some original research before academics and experts can publish their own analyses. A dissertation often begins with a puzzle or paradox which suggests the ways in which you might break up and structure your research and therefore make the task manageable. Your question should really start with ‘why’ or ‘how’. A dissertation should be grounded in an academic literature. It is very unlikely that your question will not have been considered to some extent by scholars, so read what they have to say and engage with it (to develop, challenge or illustrate their arguments). Although you will start off with a particular question, the actual topic and title may well be adapted and refined over time, as you collect more evidence and get to understand what the crucial questions and issues are. Research often involves a series of reformulations as you proceed. Note that it is a University rule that you may not submit the same piece of work twice for assessment. You may draw upon work which you have done for an essay or a Year Abroad Special Study, but you must not reproduce it as a chapter of your dissertation. Data Collection and Analysis You need to decide on a research question, and think about where you can get data and evidence that will inform your analysis and enable to you to suggest an authoritative answer. Be realistic about what you can achieve in the time set and do not aim too high: it may be difficult to obtain interviews with MPs or other key players without personal contacts. Your supervisor has to be satisfied that this piece of research is manageable and feasible. Evidence on a broad topic might be provided by examining a case study in detail. You should be presenting an argument, not just exploring an area in general. There should be a logical development from one chapter or section of your dissertation to the next. Begin with a survey of academic literature relating to your problem, and then proceed to an analysis of data, or to one or more relevant case studies that explore your question in more depth. Your conclusions should then derive from the dissertation as a whole. Your supervisor will be able to advise you on suitable techniques for collecting evidence. If you are thinking of interviewing people who could supply relevant information, or using a questionnaire, you should first consult your supervisor. You obviously need to think carefully beforehand about what you want from any interviewee; the more informed and professional you appear to any potential interviewee the more likely are they to co-operate and provide useful material. This also applied to approaches to institutions (embassies, international bodies etc) for information or data. An interview early in your research process might provide useful ideas and leads, in terms of what relevant information is available. You need to understand, and to explain in your dissertation, why your chosen method – or combination of methods – is appropriate to your research question. A recent student writing a dissertation on press coverage of the ‘Northern Ireland’ issue since the commencement of the peace process was able to make good use of an interview with a journalist from BBC Northern Ireland. But beware of giving too much weight to such evidence; you need to be critical of all evidence, including primary sources. Instead you need to assess how all the evidence bears on your question and your argument. You should make judgements on the quality and persuasiveness of the data that you offer and discuss, and assess the implications for the robustness of the conclusions which you then draw. Don’t strain for a certainty that is rare in the social sciences, but suggest, in relation to your overall focus, what arguments the evidence best and least supports. Remember to return at the end to your opening questions, and show how your conclusions relate to the existing literature on the topic. Do they confirm work that others have done, or question it, at least in certain circumstances and settings? Speak to Politics staff about your topic, and its practicability. You need to be self-­‐motivated, so try and choose a topic that interests you. If you enjoy researching, organising your material and writing the piece, all these aspects of the task will be easier. The dissertation will take a lot of your time, and will require dedication. On the other hand, don’t expect your dissertation to provide an answer to the meaning of life. You need a research question, which is manageable and not over-ambitious. Further Reading The Higher Education Academy hosts a very useful resource for students, covering every aspect of the dissertation in depth at www.socscidiss.bham.ac.uk/. This easy to use website contains a wealth of practical information including video clips of supervisors’ views. Useful books to consult on conducting and writing your dissertation include: Bell, J. (1999), Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-­ time Researchers in Education and Social Science, Buckingham: Open University Press, 3rd ed. Burnham, P. et al (2008), Research Methods in Politics. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Dunleavy, P. ed. (1986), Studying for a Degree in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Basingstoke: Macmillan. Harrison, L. (2001), Political Research: An introduction. London: Routledge.  Hay, C. (2002), Political Analysis: A Critical Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Pierce, R. (2008), Research Methods in Politics. London: Sage. Robson, C. (2007), How to Do a Research Project: A Guide for Undergraduate Students. Oxford: Blackwells. David, M. Silbergh, D. M. (2001), Doing Dissertations in Politics: A student Guide. London: Routledge. Walliman, N. (2000), Your Research Project: A Step-­by-­Step Guide for the First-­Time Researcher. London: Sage. Walliman, N. (2006), Social Research Methods. London: Sage. Dissertation Timetable Semester 1 End of Freshers’ Week Unit convenor and Director of Studies meet with final year students to provide information about Politics dissertations. Week 2 Wednesday 9th October 2013 Submit dissertation form with outline and preliminary title of dissertation to unit convenor,. Beginning of Week 3 Unit convenor will allocate supervisors on the basis of forms and inform students. Students should then approach their supervisors to arrange the first meeting and get their form signed by their supervisors. Week 5 Wednesday 30th October 2013 Return signed dissertation form to unit convenor, Week 10 Wednesday 6th November 2013: 1315-1605 (TBA) Dissertation workshop Thursday 12th December 2013 Student should hand in a two-page outline to their supervisor by 3pm. *See below for more details. Semester 2 Friday 7th March 2014 Students may hand in a draft of up to 3,000 words for supervisors to read and comment on. *Outline The dissertation outline is due on Thursday 12th December 2013. The outline should be a critical bibliography, not more than two sides in length. A critical bibliography is more than a list of books consulted. It should be a piece of writing showing evidence of reading i.e. summaries of the main arguments in key texts. The outline should also clearly state the main research questions or hypotheses to be tackled in the dissertation. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE YOU HAVE DECIDED YOUR TOPIC AND HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED A SUPERVISOR YOU ARE ADVISED NOT TO CHANGE TOPIC. IF YOU HAVE TO CHANGE TOPIC PLEASE CONTACT THE UNIT CONVENOR. Submission Guidelines 1. The dissertation must be handed in on Friday 11th April 2014, no later than 3pm. No late submissions are allowed unless they have been agreed with the Director of Studies. 2. You must submit two copies of your dissertation: (a) A hard copy of the dissertation must be handed in to the PoLIS Admin Office (Anne Coleborn), date-stamped upon submission, and accompanied by a signed PoLIS cover sheet. It should not be stapled or submitted in a fixed binding (we will bind it). (b) You must also, by the same deadline, upload a copy of your dissertation to the Politics Dissertation page on Moodle. 3. The dissertation must be printed, paginated, double-spaced on one side of A4 paper with a 5cm left hand margin (in order to permit binding). 4. The first page of the dissertation should include the title, your full name, and the following formula: “This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the BSc in Politics with Economics [or BA in French/German/Italian/Russian/Spanish and Politics] and BSc in Politics with International Relations, Friday 11th April 2014.” 5. The dissertation should be 10,000 words long (+/-10%), excluding bibliography and appendices. It must be properly referenced and include a table of contents and a bibliography. 6. Indexes, appendices, annexes abstracts are not required but, clearly, allowed. Appendices/annexes are a means of including background material which is relevant to the argument of the dissertation but which does not in itself constitute part of the argument. They do not count towards the word limit for the dissertation. If used, the material included must be relevant, and if you do not refer to your appendix within the dissertation itself you might want to ask yourself if it is really necessary. Everything necessary to the argument should be in the body of the dissertation. 7. Dissertation marks will be released at the same time as Semester 2 marks and degree classifications. One copy of the dissertation, along with comments, will be returned to you. Dissertation title: Can the special Chinese policy one country two systems be successfully ran in Taiwan in the near future? 9500 words http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_country,_two_systems What type of dissertation am I doing it? Hypotheses Why am I doing it? Some western scholars believed that Taiwan would definitely come back to mainland, as it is a historical trend. However, in reading some related articles and traced back to the history of Taiwan, the nature of Taiwan is totally different from Hong Kong and Macau. Since Taiwan is completely independent, but Hong Kong and Macau are two colonies, they do not have individual sovereign thus one country two systems may easily work on these two areas. However, Taiwan is independent and democratic, people in Taiwan may not easily be convinced to accept that Taiwan would demote from a “country” to a special administrative region. What is the main voice about this very controversial issue from Taiwan to look at this special policy and what kind of differences and specialty could Taiwan have if they accept to run this policy? What is the biggest difficulty will become the resistance to run this special policy in Taiwan? To analysis the successful experiences to run this policy from the cases of Hong Kong and Macau and analysis the difficulties that Taiwan may suffer, could the one country two systems would be successfully run in Taiwan in the near future? How am I going to do it? Introduction: History of Taiwan (civil war in mainland China 1949) History and creation of “one country two systems” policy (Deng Xiaoping) Definition of this policy Literature review Theory and Methodology Analysis Use the literature review and methodology try to find out and discuss the advantages of the one country two system policy applying on Hong Kong and Macau and some negative effects exist now for running this policy for more than 15 years. (Must be critical) Second part analyze Taiwan’s political situation, for example party system, election system and legislature system, focus on Taiwan’s democratic political environment, because Taiwan runs a very different democratic political system different from mainland China’s politics. For these reasons, it would cause the arguments and different voices inside Taiwan to against running this policy. Conclusion Bibliography

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
PL30670
POLITICS DISSERTATION

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Overview
The mandatory Politics dissertation (PL30670) is an extended research project on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the dissertation supervisor. The aim of the dissertation is to enable students to enhance their research and analytical skills through an in-­‐depth study of an approved topic within the field of politics. (Note that politics is understood broadly to include related subjects; please see the Unit convenor or Director of Studies if you are unsure whether a topic is suitable). As final year students you are expected to research your topic independently and on your own initiative. You are, however, allocated a supervisor who will provide advice and guidance. You can expect to meet your supervisor about eight times during the course of the year.
The dissertation is the equivalent of two full units, i.e. 12 credits. It thus makes an important contribution to your final degree. You should expect to devote one full day each week to it during the teaching period and should also set aside a block of time for writing during or immediately before the Easter break. Dissertations are submitted on Friday 11th April 2014 in the second semester. The total length of the dissertation should not exceed 10,000 words (excluding bibliography and appendices). You can find a dissertation archive on the Moodle page for this unit that contains ‘best practice’ dissertations from previous years.
Aims
With the support and encouragement of their supervisor, final year students take responsibility for framing and undertaking the entire research project. Students will gain research skills based on a critical awareness of the importance of methodology in political research and writing. A dissertation provides an opportunity for you to study one problem or issue in political theory or practice in depth. It may offer practical experience in the use of research methods, or in the more intensive use of library resources. You must show why you selected this particular topic for your research, how you selected and collected your primary data (e.g. interviews, unpublished documents) or other published evidence (including web sites, properly cited), how you analyzed the material and reached your conclusions. A dissertation is not intended to be an enlarged essay or series of essays. It needs to have a unity in theme, and a structure appropriate to your goals in investigating and analyzing a particular issue or problem. Your supervisor will guide you, but you are in charge!
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students who complete this unit successfully will be able to demonstrate that they can:
• frame and succinctly formulate a political research problem;
• undertake independent work;
• acquire in-depth knowledge and expertise of a particular issue in politics;
• distinguish between different research methods;
• justify and apply a particular theory and method to a political problem.

Skills
The key skills this unit will develop are:
• Advanced research skills in identifying, locating and applying a range of descriptive, methodological and theoretical material;
• Intellectual skills of conceptual, original and independent thinking, synthesis and reasoned argument;
• Skills of assessment in relation to the soundness of competing arguments and scenarios, including the reporting and assessing of qualitative and/or quantitative empirical data; and
• Skills of self-direction, self-evaluation and time management.

Supervision
Although you may consult several members of staff on your dissertation, you will have one supervisor for advice and support. A meeting about the dissertation will be held at the beginning of the final year at which you will be given a form to be filled in and returned to the unit convenor within two weeks. On this form you should indicate the subject area or title of your dissertation and provide a 100 word preliminary outline of your project. Supervisors will be allocated by the unit convenor. You may suggest a preferred supervisor, but their availability cannot be guaranteed. You will then need to meet up with your supervisor and get your form signed by them, and then return it to the unit convenor by the beginning of the fifth week of term.
Final year dissertations are normally supervised by PoLIS staff. Staff in other Departments may occasionally agree to act as supervisors, but cannot be required to do so. We recommend that you choose a topic which falls broadly into the area of expertise of a potential supervisor. A list of supervisors available during 2013/14 is available on the Moodle page of this unit. If in doubt about possible supervisors, please consult the unit convenor, Dr David Cutts.
Supervisors do not always need to be major experts in the particular topic of your dissertation, but will be able to help you in discussing the general problems of researching and organizing your material. Of course, the initiative for the research project should come from you. Ultimately it is your work that will finally be assessed, and for that reason supervisors or other members of staff will not give detailed comments on any more than one third of the draft. You may wish to submit your introduction and/or conclusions together with one chapter, as this should enable supervisors to comment on the dissertation’s overall structure as well as content. However, it is up to you to decide what to submit.
You should see your supervisor regularly for guidance and support. These meetings, as well as the progress made by the student, will be recorded on a form by the supervisor. It is advisable for students to get feedback from their supervisor on style and bibliographical notation as well as on more substantive matters. In particular, you should seek advice if you are at all uncertain about referencing: plagiarism in a dissertation is a very serious offence which will lead to an Inquiry Hearing and a severe penalty. The Library also has a very useful ‘Guide to Citing References’ at www.bath.ac.uk/library/help/guides.html. If you think you are being poorly supervised, you should immediately bring the matter to the attention of the unit convenor or Director of Studies.
Topic and Approach
A well-planned programme of research for a dissertation should – broadly speaking – go through a series of stages, irrespective of what you are writing about and the sort of research methods you are using. Put at its most simple, you start by selecting a topic area and doing some general reading. The initial idea may derive from practical experience, from a placement year if you took one, or from your reading for a particular unit. It may derive from an item in the news that seems to raise interesting and not immediately answerable questions. For example, is this a new political development? What were the origins of this movement/party/ideology? How would an intensive study of this problem or policy question (or a comparative study of such a problem or policy area in two countries) illuminate either the problem or the political setting? A recent or imminent political development, such as an election, might allow you to do some original research before academics and experts can publish their own analyses. A dissertation often begins with a puzzle or paradox which suggests the ways in which you might break up and structure your research and therefore make the task manageable. Your question should really start with ‘why’ or ‘how’.
A dissertation should be grounded in an academic literature. It is very unlikely that your question will not have been considered to some extent by scholars, so read what they have to say and engage with it (to develop, challenge or illustrate their arguments). Although you will start off with a particular question, the actual topic and title may well be adapted and refined over time, as you collect more evidence and get to understand what the crucial questions and issues are. Research often involves a series of reformulations as you proceed.
Note that it is a University rule that you may not submit the same piece of work twice for assessment. You may draw upon work which you have done for an essay or a Year Abroad Special Study, but you must not reproduce it as a chapter of your dissertation.

Data Collection and Analysis
You need to decide on a research question, and think about where you can get data and evidence that will inform your analysis and enable to you to suggest an authoritative answer. Be realistic about what you can achieve in the time set and do not aim too high: it may be difficult to obtain interviews with MPs or other key players without personal contacts. Your supervisor has to be satisfied that this piece of research is manageable and feasible. Evidence on a broad topic might be provided by examining a case study in detail. You should be presenting an argument, not just exploring an area in general. There should be a logical development from one chapter or section of your dissertation to the next. Begin with a survey of academic literature relating to your problem, and then proceed to an analysis of data, or to one or more relevant case studies that explore your question in more depth. Your conclusions should then derive from the dissertation as a whole.
Your supervisor will be able to advise you on suitable techniques for collecting evidence. If you are thinking of interviewing people who could supply relevant information, or using a questionnaire, you should first consult your supervisor. You obviously need to think carefully beforehand about what you want from any interviewee; the more informed and professional you appear to any potential interviewee the more likely are they to co-operate and provide useful material. This also applied to approaches to institutions (embassies, international bodies etc) for information or data. An interview early in your research process might provide useful ideas and leads, in terms of what relevant information is available. You need to understand, and to explain in your dissertation, why your chosen method – or combination of methods – is appropriate to your research question. A recent student writing a dissertation on press coverage of the ‘Northern Ireland’ issue since the commencement of the peace process was able to make good use of an interview with a journalist from BBC Northern Ireland. But beware of giving too much weight to such evidence; you need to be critical of all evidence, including primary sources. Instead you need to assess how all the evidence bears on your question and your argument.
You should make judgements on the quality and persuasiveness of the data that you offer and discuss, and assess the implications for the robustness of the conclusions which you then draw. Don’t strain for a certainty that is rare in the social sciences, but suggest, in relation to your overall focus, what arguments the evidence best and least supports. Remember to return at the end to your opening questions, and show how your conclusions relate to the existing literature on the topic. Do they confirm work that others have done, or question it, at least in certain circumstances and settings? Speak to Politics staff about your topic, and its practicability. You need to be self-­‐motivated, so try and choose a topic that interests you. If you enjoy researching, organising your material and writing the piece, all these aspects of the task will be easier. The dissertation will take a lot of your time, and will require dedication. On the other hand, don’t expect your dissertation to provide an answer to the meaning of life. You need a research question, which is manageable and not over-ambitious.
Further Reading
The Higher Education Academy hosts a very useful resource for students, covering every aspect of the dissertation in depth at www.socscidiss.bham.ac.uk/. This easy to use website contains a wealth of practical information including video clips of supervisors’ views.

Useful books to consult on conducting and writing your dissertation include:
Bell, J. (1999), Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-­ time Researchers in Education and Social Science, Buckingham: Open University Press, 3rd ed.
Burnham, P. et al (2008), Research Methods in Politics. 2nd ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Dunleavy, P. ed. (1986), Studying for a Degree in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Basingstoke: Macmillan.
Harrison, L. (2001), Political Research: An introduction. London: Routledge.
 Hay, C. (2002), Political Analysis: A Critical Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave
Macmillan.

Pierce, R. (2008), Research Methods in Politics. London: Sage.
Robson, C. (2007), How to Do a Research Project: A Guide for Undergraduate Students.
Oxford: Blackwells.

David, M. Silbergh, D. M. (2001), Doing Dissertations in Politics: A student Guide.
London: Routledge.

Walliman, N. (2000), Your Research Project: A Step-­by-­Step Guide for the First-­Time
Researcher. London: Sage.

Walliman, N. (2006), Social Research Methods. London: Sage.

Dissertation Timetable

Semester 1

End of Freshers’ Week
Unit convenor and Director of Studies meet with final year students to provide information about Politics dissertations.
Week 2
Wednesday 9th October 2013
Submit dissertation form with outline and preliminary title of dissertation to unit convenor,.
Beginning of Week 3
Unit convenor will allocate supervisors on the basis of forms and inform students. Students should then approach their supervisors to arrange the first meeting and get their form signed by their supervisors.
Week 5
Wednesday 30th October 2013
Return signed dissertation form to unit convenor,
Week 10
Wednesday 6th November 2013: 1315-1605 (TBA) Dissertation workshop
Thursday 12th December 2013 Student should hand in a two-page outline to their supervisor by 3pm. *See below for more details.

Semester 2

Friday 7th March 2014
Students may hand in a draft of up to 3,000 words for supervisors to read and comment on.

*Outline
The dissertation outline is due on Thursday 12th December 2013. The outline should be a critical bibliography, not more than two sides in length. A critical bibliography is more than a list of books consulted. It should be a piece of writing showing evidence of reading i.e. summaries of the main arguments in key texts. The outline should also clearly state the main research questions or hypotheses to be tackled in the dissertation.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE YOU HAVE DECIDED YOUR TOPIC AND HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED A SUPERVISOR YOU ARE ADVISED NOT TO CHANGE TOPIC. IF YOU HAVE TO CHANGE TOPIC PLEASE CONTACT THE UNIT CONVENOR.
Submission Guidelines
1. The dissertation must be handed in on Friday 11th April 2014, no later than 3pm. No late submissions are allowed unless they have been agreed with the Director of Studies.
2. You must submit two copies of your dissertation:
(a) A hard copy of the dissertation must be handed in to the PoLIS Admin Office (Anne Coleborn), date-stamped upon submission, and accompanied by a signed PoLIS cover sheet. It should not be stapled or submitted in a fixed binding (we will bind it).
(b) You must also, by the same deadline, upload a copy of your dissertation to the Politics Dissertation page on Moodle.
3. The dissertation must be printed, paginated, double-spaced on one side of A4 paper with a 5cm left hand margin (in order to permit binding).
4. The first page of the dissertation should include the title, your full name, and the following formula: “This dissertation is submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the BSc in Politics with Economics [or BA in French/German/Italian/Russian/Spanish and Politics] and BSc in Politics with International Relations, Friday 11th April 2014.”
5. The dissertation should be 10,000 words long (+/-10%), excluding bibliography and appendices. It must be properly referenced and include a table of contents and a bibliography.
6. Indexes, appendices, annexes abstracts are not required but, clearly, allowed. Appendices/annexes are a means of including background material which is relevant to the argument of the dissertation but which does not in itself constitute part of the argument. They do not count towards the word limit for the dissertation. If used, the material included must be relevant, and if you do not refer to your appendix within the dissertation itself you might want to ask yourself if it is really necessary. Everything necessary to the argument should be in the body of the dissertation.
7. Dissertation marks will be released at the same time as Semester 2 marks and degree classifications. One copy of the dissertation, along with comments, will be returned to you.

Dissertation title: Can the special Chinese policy one country two systems be successfully ran in Taiwan in the near future?

9500 words

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_country,_two_systems

What type of dissertation am I doing it? Hypotheses
Why am I doing it?
Some western scholars believed that Taiwan would definitely come back to mainland, as it is a historical trend. However, in reading some related articles and traced back to the history of Taiwan, the nature of Taiwan is totally different from Hong Kong and Macau. Since Taiwan is completely independent, but Hong Kong and Macau are two colonies, they do not have individual sovereign thus one country two systems may easily work on these two areas. However, Taiwan is independent and democratic, people in Taiwan may not easily be convinced to accept that Taiwan would demote from a “country” to a special administrative region. What is the main voice about this very controversial issue from Taiwan to look at this special policy and what kind of differences and specialty could Taiwan have if they accept to run this policy? What is the biggest difficulty will become the resistance to run this special policy in Taiwan? To analysis the successful experiences to run this policy from the cases of Hong Kong and Macau and analysis the difficulties that Taiwan may suffer, could the one country two systems would be successfully run in Taiwan in the near future?

How am I going to do it?
Introduction: History of Taiwan (civil war in mainland China 1949)
History and creation of “one country two systems” policy (Deng Xiaoping)
Definition of this policy
Literature review

Theory and Methodology

Analysis
Use the literature review and methodology try to find out and discuss the advantages of the one country two system policy applying on Hong Kong and Macau and some negative effects exist now for running this policy for more than 15 years. (Must be critical)
Second part analyze Taiwan’s political situation, for example party system, election system and legislature system, focus on Taiwan’s democratic political environment, because Taiwan runs a very different democratic political system different from mainland China’s politics. For these reasons, it would cause the arguments and different voices inside Taiwan to against running this policy.

Conclusion
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Geotechnical A soils report for a property which is located relatively close to our provided building site is provided by Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. This property exhibits similar characteristics. This report states that the top two feet of the building site top soil should be removed and replaced with clean sand and compacted in 8 inch loose lifts to at least 95 percent of the soils Modified Proctor maximum dry density. In order to provide enough slope for parking lot drainage pipes the building site will replace the top 2 feet of the existing soil and add an additional 2 feet of clean sand in order to raise the elevation. The soil report states that shallow footings may be designed for an allowable soil bearing pressure of up to 2000 psf after the top 2 feet is replaced and compacted. Cut/fill and grading Talk about the following points, 2 paragraphs or more if need it. • For a detention pond, first we had to look at the site where the existing building. • We will cut 3 ft. down the soil and fill them same 3 ft., and add 2. So in another word, cut 3 ft. down the soil and fill 5 ft. after that .The elevation for detention pond is 22 ft., and elevation for (lean to) is 32 ft. • For detention pond, we will cut. For the lean to we will cut. Our final area will not be flat, it will be sloped. • From parking lot to the detention pond we want to grade. • The detention pond was 79 ft. by 79 ft. at the top. And 49 ft. by 49 ft. at the bottom. • According to the soil report: groundwater was encountered at depth ranging from approximately 2 to 3 feet below existing grade. We choose 3 ft. depth. • The slope was 3 to 1. 3:1 for a detention pond. • We used the (average END area method) which also known as (Trapezoidal Method).to determine our cut/ fill quantities. And compared with a micro station program to confirm our results for cut/fill quantities. • Talk about the (Trapezoidal Method) for 2 sentence, just describe it.

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A soils report for a property which is located relatively close to our provided building site is provided by Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. This property exhibits similar characteristics. This report states that the top two feet of the building site top soil should be removed and replaced with clean sand and compacted in 8 inch loose lifts to at least 95 percent of the soils Modified Proctor maximum dry density. In order to provide enough slope for parking lot drainage pipes the building site will replace the top 2 feet of the existing soil and add an additional 2 feet of clean sand in order to raise the elevation.

The soil report states that shallow footings may be designed for an allowable soil bearing pressure of up to 2000 psf after the top 2 feet is replaced and compacted.

Cut/fill and grading
Talk about the following points, 2 paragraphs or more if need it.
• For a detention pond, first we had to look at the site where the existing building.
• We will cut 3 ft. down the soil and fill them same 3 ft., and add 2. So in another word, cut 3 ft. down the soil and fill 5 ft. after that .The elevation for detention pond is 22 ft., and elevation for (lean to) is 32 ft.
• For detention pond, we will cut. For the lean to we will cut. Our final area will not be flat, it will be sloped.
• From parking lot to the detention pond we want to grade.
• The detention pond was 79 ft. by 79 ft. at the top. And 49 ft. by 49 ft. at the bottom.
• According to the soil report: groundwater was encountered at depth ranging from approximately 2 to 3 feet below existing grade. We choose 3 ft. depth.
• The slope was 3 to 1. 3:1 for a detention pond.
• We used the (average END area method) which also known as (Trapezoidal Method).to determine our cut/ fill quantities. And compared with a micro station program to confirm our results for cut/fill quantities.
• Talk about the (Trapezoidal Method) for 2 sentence, just describe it.

 

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How Much Ammonia is in the Cleaning Solution? All sections -­- Goal, Introduction, Procedure, Raw Data, Calculations, Results, Discussion, Conclusion • Introduction -­- Principle of acid -­- base titration, use of indicators, end -­- point. • Procedure -­- Write in your own words (third person, past tense narrative ) what you did in lab. • Raw data -­- Tabulated. • L abeled tables that makes clear what is what (initial vol, final vol, avg vol) • Remember to include correct units • One table for each titrat ion (HCl/NaOH and HCl/Cleaning Soln) • Only measurements that were collected • Final results do not go in raw data table s! (e.g., HCl trial and average concentrations, ammonia concentrations) • Calculations: One representative calculation for each type • F inding the molarity of HCl • F inding the molarity of ammonia for diluted and then undiluted soln • Include formula and the numbers you plugged in • Use either an equation editor or hand -­- write (do not ty pe a description of calculation) • Box final answers for clarity • Results: One bullet point: Original ammonia soln concentration (not the diluted soln) • Discussion: Possible sources of error (not human mistakes!) , Are the results reliable? Why or why not?

How Much Ammonia is in the Cleaning Solution?
All sections
-­-
Goal,
Introduction, Procedure, Raw Data, Calculations, Results,
Discussion,
Conclusion

Introduction
-­-
Principle of
acid
-­-
base
titration,
use of indicators, end
-­-
point.

Procedure
-­-
Write in your own words (third person, past tense
narrative
) what
you did in lab.

Raw data
-­-
Tabulated.

L
abeled tables that makes clear what is what
(initial vol, final vol, avg vol)

Remember to include
correct
units

One table for each titrat
ion (HCl/NaOH and HCl/Cleaning Soln)

Only measurements that were collected

Final results do not go in raw data table
s! (e.g., HCl trial and average
concentrations, ammonia concentrations)

Calculations:
One representative calculation for each type

F
inding
the molarity of HCl

F
inding
the molarity of ammonia for diluted and then undiluted soln

Include formula
and the numbers you plugged in

Use either an equation editor or hand
-­-
write (do not ty
pe a description of
calculation)

Box final answers for clarity

Results:
One bullet point: Original ammonia soln
concentration (not the diluted
soln)

Discussion:
Possible sources of error (not
human
mistakes!)
,
Are the results
reliable? Why
or why not?

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Choose one of the following essay questions and complete an essay which thoroughly analyzes it in the novel The Sun Also Rises. Use textual evidence from the novel and at least two outside secondary sources. Be sure to use parenthetical citations. DO NOT retell the story. A works cited page must be included as part of this essay. 1. According to Carlos Baker, Hemingway stated that The Sun Also Rises is not a “hollow or bitter satire,” but a tragedy. Discuss this interpretation of the novel. What makes this novel a tragedy? 21 Points Paper is 10 – 12 pages and the PowerPoint has at least 8 slides of content. Describe the components, actions, and attributes associated with healthy organizational cultures. Describe the components, actions, and attributes associated with healthy versus unhealthy organizational cultures. Compare Similarities and contrast differences between components, actions and attributes of these two organizational cultures: the healthy and the unhealthy Illustrate leadership behaviors and specific actions that leaders can take to transform a workplace culture and promote a healthy organization. Include ethical and legal considerations leaders may need to consider during transformation of organizational culture. Summarizes the behaviors, ethical behavioral interventions, and possible treatments for at least five of the listed issues or disorders. Incorporate at least one scholarly source for each issue or disorder. Explain how you, personally, will deal differently with these issues or disorders in the workplace, given what you have learned in this class. For PowerPoint: Speaker notes contain at least 100 words for each slide of content. The notes support the slides by explaining bullet points and by providing detailed examples that a speaker might use when delivering the PowerPoint presentation. Parenthetical citations support statements made within the speaker notes section. The paper accounts for 15 total points and the PowerPoint accounts for 6 total points for this section of the rubric. Writing and Organization Criteria 3 Points The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear. The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow. The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment. The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion. Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise. Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences. Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought. Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed. The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous. Spelling is correct. Research Criteria 3 Points The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc. Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com. Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.). Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment. When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research. Style Criteria 3 Points The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition). The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment The paper includes an APA style cover page. The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition). The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition). The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought. The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph. Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines. The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the

Choose one of the following essay questions and complete an essay which thoroughly analyzes it in the novel The Sun Also Rises. Use textual evidence from the novel and at least two outside secondary sources. Be sure to use parenthetical citations. DO NOT retell the story. A works cited page must be included as part of this essay.

1. According to Carlos Baker, Hemingway stated that The Sun Also Rises is not a “hollow or
bitter satire,” but a tragedy. Discuss this interpretation of the novel. What makes this novel
a tragedy?
21 Points
Paper is 10 – 12 pages and the PowerPoint has at least 8 slides of content.
Describe the components, actions, and attributes associated with healthy organizational cultures.
Describe the components, actions, and attributes associated with healthy versus unhealthy organizational cultures.
Compare Similarities and contrast differences between components, actions and attributes of these two organizational cultures: the healthy and the unhealthy
Illustrate leadership behaviors and specific actions that leaders can take to transform a workplace culture and promote a healthy organization. Include ethical and legal considerations leaders may need to consider during transformation of organizational culture.
Summarizes the behaviors, ethical behavioral interventions, and possible treatments for at least five of the listed issues or disorders. Incorporate at least one scholarly source for each issue or disorder.
Explain how you, personally, will deal differently with these issues or disorders in the workplace, given what you have learned in this class.
For PowerPoint: Speaker notes contain at least 100 words for each slide of content. The notes support the slides by explaining bullet points and by providing detailed examples that a speaker might use when delivering the PowerPoint presentation. Parenthetical citations support statements made within the speaker notes section.
The paper accounts for 15 total points and the PowerPoint accounts for 6 total points for this section of the rubric.
Writing and Organization Criteria
3 Points
The central theme/purpose of the paper is clear.
The structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
The thoughts are clear and include appropriate beginning, development, and conclusion.
Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
The paper uses words and language that are inclusive, clear, and unambiguous.
Spelling is correct.
Research Criteria
3 Points
The paper includes a summary and analysis of research materials that are relevant to the assignment, e.g. scholarly journals, professional articles, legal documents, government documents, legal decisions, media clips, software, measurement instruments websites, personal communication, etc.
Professional/scholarly journals are peer reviewed and focus on the profession/application of psychology (located on Proquest, EBSCOHost, PsycNET, etc.). Non-scholarly articles include newspapers, periodicals, secular magazines, etc, and are not peer reviewed. Websites not approved include wilkipedia.com and about.com.
Research focuses on the most current information (past five to ten years) except when citing seminal works (e.g. Freud, Erickson, etc.).
Paper includes the appropriate number of references required by the assignment.
When appropriate, the paper addresses ethical considerations in research.
Style Criteria
3 Points
The paper is in the appropriate APA format used by the institution/program (e.g. the 6th edition).
The paper is double-spaced and in the appropriate length required by the assignment
The paper includes an APA style cover page.
The paper includes an Abstract that is formatted to support the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper properly uses headings, font styles, and white space as outlined in the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition).
The paper includes an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement.
The paper addresses the topic of the paper with critical thought.
The paper concludes with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph.
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow the appropriate version of APA Publication Manual (e.g. 6th edition) guidelines.
The paper includes a References Page that is completed according to the

 

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Understanding How Economics effects business Project description The right to own private property, including the means of production, and the right to own a business and keep its profits are two of the fundamental rights that exist in the economic system called free-market capitalism. Would either of these rights be viable without the other? _______________________________________________ The right to freedom of competition and the right to freedom of choice are also basic rights that exist in the free-market capitalism. How do these rights encourage entrepreneurship and benefit the customer? _______________________________________________ BSC Flexibility & the Customer Perspective In the last module we looked at the Balanced Scorecard and how it is implemented from more of a purist’s approach and just touched on the flexibility of the tool. In this module, we are going to look at the BSC from more of an adaptive approach. That is to say, how adaptable is this tool given the wide variety of organizations out there in the world. In this assignment you are asked to study the required readings and to read the following case study: Basu, R., Little, C., Millard, C., (2009). Case Study: A fresh approach of the Balanced Scorecard in the Heathrow Terminal 5 project. Measuring Business Excellence. 13(4). 22-33. Retrieved from: http://www.perf-ex.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/T5-case-study-MBE-papaer.pdf After reading this article, write an essay in which you compare and contrast the balanced scorecard utilized by the British Airport Authority (BAA) at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 project with the standard quadrants typically applied in a traditional BSC approach (financial focus, Internal focus, Learning and Growth focus, and Customer focus). That is to say, the Terminal 5 project was a large, public construction project using private contractors. Yet, the BSC approach is also applied to the manufacturing sector, health care sector, and is applied in both private and public organizations. So you’ll want to consider how the T5 project adapted the BSC approach to fit the prevailing circumstances to help formulate your arguments.

Understanding How Economics effects business
Project description
The right to own private property, including the means of production, and the right to own a business and keep its profits are two of the fundamental rights that exist in the economic system called free-market capitalism.
Would either of these rights be viable without the other?
_______________________________________________
The right to freedom of competition and the right to freedom of choice are also basic rights that exist in the free-market capitalism.

How do these rights encourage entrepreneurship and benefit the customer?
_______________________________________________

 

 

 

 
BSC Flexibility & the Customer Perspective

In the last module we looked at the Balanced Scorecard and how it is implemented from more of a purist’s approach and just touched on the flexibility of the tool. In this module, we are going to look at the BSC from more of an adaptive approach. That is to say, how adaptable is this tool given the wide variety of organizations out there in the world.

In this assignment you are asked to study the required readings and to read the following case study:

Basu, R., Little, C., Millard, C., (2009). Case Study: A fresh approach of the Balanced Scorecard in the Heathrow Terminal 5 project. Measuring Business Excellence. 13(4). 22-33. Retrieved from: http://www.perf-ex.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/T5-case-study-MBE-papaer.pdf

After reading this article, write an essay in which you compare and contrast the balanced scorecard utilized by the British Airport Authority (BAA) at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5 project with the standard quadrants typically applied in a traditional BSC approach (financial focus, Internal focus, Learning and Growth focus, and Customer focus). That is to say, the Terminal 5 project was a large, public construction project using private contractors. Yet, the BSC approach is also applied to the manufacturing sector, health care sector, and is applied in both private and public organizations. So you’ll want to consider how the T5 project adapted the BSC approach to fit the prevailing circumstances to help formulate your arguments.

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