BUS 601 Week 6 Discussion 1

  

Week 6 – Discussion 1

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

  

Organizational   Control Process

Analyze how the four steps of the control process and explain how each step contributes to the control function. Describe the three types of controls. How can the effectiveness of controls be assessed in an organization? Is this assessment different for a global organization?

Guided Response: In your response, please include detailed information on the four steps of the control process. Also, review the content on budgets and properly incorporate it into your response. Respond to two of your classmates’ posts. Analyze their discussions by agreeing, disagreeing, or adding other ideas to strengthen or enhance the perspective presented in their initial posts.

Business Liability Exposure

  

Week 1 – Assignment 

Legal Underpinnings of Business Law

Imagine that you own each of the following businesses:

Tinker’s Home Security Service (sole proprietorship)
Tinker & Tailor’s Home Security Service (general partnership)
Tinker & Tailor’s Home Security Service (LP)
Tinker & Tailor’s Home Security Service, Inc. (corporation)
Tinker & Tailor’s Home Security Service, LLC (LLC)

· The businesses are being sued for breach of contract. Create a matrix that lists each business, and compare and contrast your personal liability exposure as an owner as a result of the lawsuit.

· For each business entity, analyze how you might limit your liability exposure as an owner.

· Describe a business that you may own some day or that you currently own. (Even if you never plan to own a business, pretend as if you will do so for the purposes of this assignment.) Examine the best business organizational form for the business that you have described, including in your examination personal liability exposure, management, taxation, and ease of formation.

Submit a four- to five-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide and you must cite at least three scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Psychology and Sociology Of Developing Countries

 ORIGINAL ONLY. Must pass SafeAssign. 3 papers 3 page each minimum each.

Assignment 1: Retrospective Analysis of Personality

In this assignment, you will take a retrospective look at your life history.  First, choose an area of the brain and explain what it does, as well as how it would impact an activity from your daily life. Then, analyze the roles of nature and nurture in shaping the person you are today.  Next, describe the influences of culture, environment, and biology on your gender-role behavior. Subsequently, discuss possible sources of inaccuracy and bias in any retrospective analysis. Finally, discuss the reasons why systematic scientific studies are considered more valuable than individual accounts

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

Section 1 (1-2 paragraphs): Choose one of the following areas of your brain and explain what it does: Thalamus Reticular formation Brain stem (pons and medulla) Cerebellum Limbic system One of the four lobes of the cerebral cortex Explain how the area you described contributes to a specific activity from your everyday life.  (Example: During horseback riding, the cerebellum integrates information from the motor systems and balance system.)

Section 2 (1-2 paragraphs):

All of us have been shaped by both nature (biology) and nurture (environment), making us the persons we are today.  In most cases, it is difficult to completely disentangle the separate effects of nature vs. nurture with much certainty.  However, we can make some educated guesses based on our knowledge of familial tendencies that we may have inherited, as well as knowledge of our environment and experiences.  In this section, we ask for you to make some educated guesses about the roles of nature and nurture in your life. Describe the role of nature (biology) in shaping what kind of person you are today. Provide a specific example of the role of nature. Describe the role of nurture (environment) in shaping what kind of person you are today.  Provide a specific example of the role of nurture.

Section 3 (1-2 paragraphs): Describe the influences of culture, your environment, and biology on your gender role behavior.  Use specific examples from your own life to explain your answers.

Section 4 (1-2 paragraphs): Discuss the fallibility of memory in terms of bias and inaccuracy when you reflect on your past.  Identify specific memory biases that could affect how you remember your past.  Include factors related to cognition.  Use specific examples from your own life.

Section 5 (1 paragraph): Describe why the science of psychology places more emphasis on results based on scientific studies than it does on personal experiences and anecdotes.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions. To keep this essay short and manageable, your only sources for your paper should be your own experience and the Webtext. For this reason, APA citations and references are not required for this assignment. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.  The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Relate psychological concepts to real-world situations. Describe the major theories of personality development, learning, memory, cognition, consciousness, development and social psychology. Use technology and information resources to research issues in psychology. Write clearly and concisely about psychology using proper writing mechanics.

 

Assignment 2: The Effects of War and Peace on Foreign Aid

Use the Internet to research one (1) developing nation of your choice. Your research should include an examination of the effects that war and peace have on the distribution of foreign aid, as well as the material covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 1 through 3.

Write a three to four (3-4) page research paper in which you: Assess the positive and negative effects that peace and war, respectively, have on the distribution of foreign aid in the developing country that you have selected. Support your response with concrete examples of each of the results that you have cited. Analyze the specific actions that the leadership of the selected country has taken, through the use of its foreign aid from donor nations and international lending institutions, to relieve the severe problems caused by warfare. Discuss whether or not the extension of foreign aid has successfully reduced poverty and the incidence of warfare in the selected country. Support your response with examples. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and other nonacademic websites do not qualify as academic resources. Approval of resources is at the instructor’s discretion. Resources must also be within the last seven (7) years.  

When referencing the selected resources, please use the following format:  Webtext Format: Name of the author. Name of title. Retrieved from website url. Example:

Understanding development (4th ed.). (2016). Asheville, NC: Soomo Learning. Available from: http://www.webtexts.com. Lecture Format: Name of the Author. Name of the lecture [lecture type]. Retrieved from lecture url. Example:

Strayer University. (2013). Understanding Development [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from /bbcswebdav/institution/SOC/300/1136/Week1/lecture/story.html. Internet Resources: Author’s Name. (Date of publication). Title of the resource. Retrieved from website url. Example:

Wuestewald, Eric. (2014). Portraits of people living on a dollar a day. Retrieved from http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/04/living-on-a-dollar-a-day-photos-renee-byer-thomas-nazario.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Analyze how funding in the form of aid, investment, and loans moves from industrialized nations to the developing world to alleviate the problems caused by warfare. Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology of developing countries. Write clearly and concisely about sociology of developing countries using proper writing mechanics.

 

Assignment 3: Lending Institutions, Health Care, and Human Capital

Use the Internet to research one (1) developing nation of your choice. Your research should include an examination of lending institutions, health care, and human capital, as well as the material covered by the Webtext and lectures in Weeks 6 through 9.

Write a three to four (3-4) page research paper in which you: Explore whether or not funding from international lending institutions like the World Bank and the IMF are helping or hindering the social, economic, or political development of the country that you have selected. Support your response with examples. Discuss, with examples, at least four (4) substantive ways in which a healthy population strengthens the economy of the country that you have selected. Ascertain the degree to which the leadership of your chosen country has used foreign aid to improve its health care system. Support your response with concrete examples. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia, blogs, and other nonacademic websites do not qualify as academic resources. Approval of resources is at the instructor’s discretion. Resources must also be within the last seven (7) years.

When referencing the selected resources, please use the following format:  Webtext Format: Name of the author. Name of title. Retrieved from website url. Example:

Soomo. Understanding Development [Webtext]. Retrieved from http://www.webtexts.com/courses/9218-cathey. Lecture Format: Name of the Author. Name of the lecture [lecture type]. Retrieved from lecture url. Example:

Strayer University. (2013). Understanding Development [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from /bbcswebdav/institution/SOC/300/1136/Week1/lecture/story.html. Internet Resources: Author’s Name. (Date of publication). Title of the resource. Retrieved from website url. Example:

Wuestewald, Eric. (2014). Portraits of people living on a dollar a day. Retrieved from http://www.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/04/living-on-a-dollar-a-day-photos-renee-byer-thomas-nazario.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.  Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: Determine how human capital is used and what effect gender disparity has on these decisions. Determine what role health plays in developing economies. Examine the role that the International Monetary Fund and World Bank play in transfers and the conditions they set to effect this funding. Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology of developing countries. Write clearly and concisely about sociology of developing countries using proper writing mechanics.

FOR Phyllis Young ONLY Essay PHI 210: Critical Thinking

  Due DateMonday, April 16, 20189:00 AMPoints Possible30 Students, please view the “Submit a Clickable Rubric Assignment” in the Student Center.
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Assignment 1.1: Conflicting Viewpoints Essay – Part I
Prewriting
Due Week 2 and worth 30 points
When looking for information about a particular issue, how often do you try to resist biases toward your own point of view? This assignment asks you to engage in this aspect of critical thinking by playing the “Believing Game.” The Believing Game is about making the effort to “believe” – or at least consider – the reasons for an opposing view on an issue.
The assignment is divided into two (2) parts.
In Part I of the assignment (due Week 2), you will first read a book excerpt about critical thinking processes: “The Believing Game and How to Make Conflicting Opinions More Fruitful” at http://www.procon.org/sourcefiles/believinggame.pdf. Next, you will review the Procon.org Website in order to gather information. Then, you will engage in prewriting to examine your thoughts.
Note: In Part II of the assignment (due Week 4), you will write an essay geared towards synthesizing your ideas.

Part I – Prewriting: Follow the instructions below for this prewriting activity. Use complete sentences and adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling.
1. Select one (1) of the approved topics from the www.procon.org Website and state your position on the issue.
2. From the Procon.org Website, identify three (3) premises (reasons) listed under either the Pro or Con section – whichever section opposes your position.
3.For each of the three (3) premises (reasons) that oppose your position on the issue, answer these “believing” questions suggested by Elbow:
What’s interesting or helpful about this view? What would I notice if I believed this view? In what sense or under what conditions might this idea be true?” The paper should follow guidelines for clear and organized writing:
Include an introductory paragraph and concluding paragraph. Address main ideas in body paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting sentences. Adhere to standard rules of English grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA Style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Identify the informal fallacies, assumptions, and biases involved in manipulative appeals and abuses of language. Create written work utilizing the concepts of critical thinking. Use technology and information resources to research issues in critical thinking skills and informal logic. Click here to view the grading rubric..
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Hazard Analysis

Due by 10 p.m. on 11/9 

Instructions attached

Data Extraction/Comparison

  

Week 1 – Discussion

 

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
 

     

Data   Extraction/Comparison

 By Day 1 of Week One, your instructor will assign you a State to examine for this discussion. The ability to extract healthcare data from online databases is important to identify trends that can lead to better patient care. The Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a web based tool for extracting data presented in the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. In this discussion you will query the database to find data from your assigned state. Identify the state you were assigned in your discussion      post subject line.  Go to the AHRQ website mentioned in the required      resources section for this week. Click on “State View” and select the      state you were assigned.  Click on the link that says “Review Underlying Data”.      Give two examples of measures for each of the categories below:  Achieved the benchmark or better  Close to achieving the benchmark  Far from achieving the benchmark  Include the three benchmarks in your initial post. Investigate one of the measures you noted above that      are in the “far from achieving the benchmark” category.  Look at the data tables and graphs. What trends do you      see over time?  How does your state compare to the total group? Be      specific and provide the comparison data for all of the measures you noted      above in your discussion. For example, “Florida’s breast cancer death rate      was 21.50 compared to 23.5 in all populations”.  What conclusions can you draw from the data you      presented?

Initial Post: Your initial post should be 250 to 300 words. In addition to the textbook, utilize a minimum of two scholarly sources to support your post. Cite and reference your sources in APA format as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.  
 

Guided Response: Post a minimum of two follow-up responses to your peers by Day 7. Each peer response should be a minimum of five full sentences.  Compare and contrast your initial post with your peer’s post. Share an additional perspective or present new information about the discussion topic.  Your three required posts must be on three different days of the week.
 

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion.

COM 425 week 2 Discussion 2

  

Week 2 – Discussion 2

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

  

Using   Active Listening

One of the most effective ways that we can improve our communication within the organizational context is through adapting the language that we use. A simple, yet effective way to do this is through the method that your textbook describes as “active listening”. This strategy is explained in Chapter Four of your textbook.

Describe a time when you were trying to communicate with another person and active listening would have been helpful. What was the situation? How did he/she respond? How did you respond? What could you have done to improve the communication?
 

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.

400 word Public Health Discussion Water Quality, a Local and Global Issue"

Due 4/12/18 6 p.m EST

 MIN 3 REFERENCES APA FORMAT

 Discuss with your colleagues a recreational water concern, such as polluted swimming beaches, watercraft hazards, or drowning. Some things you may consider as you discuss this topic: Provide an example of a specific recreational water use situation that has presented a public health problem and suggest possible prevention measures and solutions. How many people might be impacted by this problem and are there specific demographics associated with the risks? What are the challenges and barriers to implementing these solutions? Be sure to provide the supporting resources for the examples that you bring up. 

Emerging Information Technology

  

Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Discussion 1

 

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

 

     

Emerging   Information Technology

 Discuss some of the emerging trends in information technology (e.g. computer hardware, software, data analysis). What impact may they have on your daily life (e.g., workplace, school, recreation)?
 

After your primary post, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.
 

The Ashford Writing Center (AWC) has two kinds of tutoring available to you.

ANT 3451-Anthropology

There’s 5 questions that each need to be answered in most a page or atlas 18- lines double spaced. The questions consist of:  Do races exist? What is the scholarly critique of “race.” Why is “race” still used by social scientists? Note: Answer all questions from lecture 1 notes and videos.) Explain social psychological and structural theories of racism, describing the major elements of each. (Note: Answer all questions from lecture 2 notes and videos.) What is the Eugenics movement? Identify its objectives. Was it successful? Why did it develop in the 19th century? Was it scientific? How did it fit the received paradigm? Who were the victims? Could it happen again? See Lecture 6 (Note: Answer all questions from lecture 3 notes and videos.) Compare Cuban and Mexican immigrants with regard to secondary structural assimilation. What structural and historical factors would explain the greater “success” of Cubans? Compare blacks and Cubans with regard to access to cultural and physical capital. (Note: Answer all questions from lectures 14-17, both notes and videos.)