Proposing a Solution (From Chapter 10 of the Bedford Guide) Write an essay that first carefully analyzes and explains a specific social, economic, political, civic, or environmental problem that you care strongly about and wish to see resolved. Show your readers that this problem really exists and that it matters to you and to them. Second, propose one or more ways to solve the problem or at least alleviate it. You need to supply evidence that your solution is reasonable and that it can work. Include any obstacles or difficulties that may need to be overcome. Show why your solution is more workable than other proposed solutions. Your purpose is to convince your readers that something can and should be done about the problem.

Proposing a Solution (From Chapter 10 of the Bedford Guide)
Write an essay that first carefully analyzes and explains a specific social, economic, political, civic, or environmental problem that you care strongly about and wish to see resolved. Show your readers that this problem really exists and that it matters to you and to them. Second, propose one or more ways to solve the problem or at least alleviate it. You need to supply evidence that your solution is reasonable and that it can work. Include any obstacles or difficulties that may need to be overcome. Show why your solution is more workable than other proposed solutions. Your purpose is to convince your readers that something can and should be done about the problem. This paper requires outside sources to support your thinking. You may need to use material from sources to support your explanation of the problem. You must use material from sources to support your proposed solution. Use at least 2 and no more than 3 sources for this paper. Length: 3-5 pages. Please be sure to use APA formatting.

Read More

Grant Writing: Your job is to prepare training for youth or staff about different cultures. This workshop will include several activities: Create a PowerPoint® presentation of at least 12 slides to highlight cultural differences. Remember to begin by with a slide listing the training outcomes. Create one activity to use as part of the training that can promote positive cultural exchange. Create a list of 2–3 events that can be held over the next several months to continue the spirit of cultural exchange. The events can be presented in a calendar format or as a list.

Grant Writing
The brochure you created in Unit 7 has prompted Luis Ortega to donate his ranch as a center for an expansion of services! The BYS board is very excited but is a little concerned because the ranch is located in an area with many new immigrants. The executive director has commented that in order to ensure that the expansion includes many teens from various cultures, staff and BYS teens need to increase their understanding of various cultures.
Your job is to prepare training for youth or staff about different cultures. This workshop will include several activities:
Create a PowerPoint® presentation of at least 12 slides to highlight cultural differences. Remember to begin by with a slide listing the training outcomes.
Create one activity to use as part of the training that can promote positive cultural exchange.
Create a list of 2–3 events that can be held over the next several months to continue the spirit of cultural exchange. The events can be presented in a calendar format or as a list.
Your PowerPoint presentation should be at least 12 slides, plus an additional title slide and a slide(s) with references in APA format. Provide appropriate citations in APA format either on the appropriate slide or in the notes section of the slide that summarizes information from the referenced material. Be sure to look at the grading rubric in the Syllabus to ensure that you have covered all of the expectations for the Assignment!

Read More

summarative assignment:

summarative assignment:
Please mention a quote regards to children’s literature by Mel Gilbson from NorthUmbria.
Please kindly answer all questions that mention in the handbook module that upload in the additional materials.
1. You may select one book but it must be an illustrated book and not a children’s picture book. OR
2. You may select two books but one must be an illustrated book and one a children’s picture book. OR
3. You may select three books and one must be a children’s picture book.
Selection of theme/issue
Select a common theme you can find from the book/books selected mention in the modules, which has upload in the additional materials. However, there can be several themes/issues cited in the books selected, depending on how one look at it. Its acceptable.
Examples mention in handbook/module:
Picture Books:
1) Rossie Walk – by Pat Hutchins (1968) Themes: Farm Animals/Humor
2) We’re Going On A Bear Hunt – Author: Rosen, Michael illustrator: Helen Oxenbury (1989)
Illustrated Books:
1) Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy (2004)
2) PiggyBook by Anthony Browne
As it is a bachelor(hons) degree so it required a professional and scholar standard, it must be 4000 words and not exceed. Times New Roman, double spacing. Please read more instructions or informations in the upload additional materials. Sources/References: 8-12, must be published with author name and year etc. No careless mistake so please check spellings, grammar, vocabulary and etc. deliver a remarkable paper free of plagiarism please. Please check plagiarism.
This is how you can get started in doing your assignment. A kind of a checklist for you too.
1st Step
1. Select a common theme for the books you have selected.
2. Search the internet for the many reviews done on the books selected.
3. Take not of the similarities and differences identified from these review.
4. What you learn from this review is only to be taken as a guide to your analysis.
2nd Step
1. Look at all the questions asked from the power point notes.
2. Strike off questions that overlap.
3. From the questions identify key points such as: genre, overall story structure , plot, character, settings, ideology, narration, audience
– What the author and the reader have to say on these key points and link to the theories
-reader’s response theory – the demands of open and closed texts (session 1)
-Does the book promote good textual health ? Yes or no, state evidence (session 2)
-Critically analyse on the complexity of picture book and illustrated book (session 3)
-Critically analyse on the irony, parody and intertextuality of these books (session 4)
-Critically analyse on the suitability of the story (Session 5)
– Does the book encourage or enable the reader to think, link, fill gaps, read actively (i.e. engage ideas beyond face value)? -provide evidence
– Does it create a complex, multi-layered experience for reader?-provide evidence
-Do you consider the book as classic? Yes or No state why?
-Explore the issues of sexism or gender discrimination in the books you selected (session 6)
-Explore the approach and ideologies (session 6)
-Do you consider this book quality ? ‘typical’, cliched and stereotyped / didactic? create a multi layered experience for the reader ? Provide evidence. (session 7)
– When are these books written and when and how were they written (session 7 page 2 of yr slides)
Nodelman’s theory on quality of books
-Answer the all seminar questions for your critical analysis on the books selected which I did not state here.
-After consolidating and synthesizing some key points, link to the statement : of necessity, children book must be simple………..
Your critical analysis must take in view of the theme/issues you identified in the stories selected.

Read More

Intelligent Systems: This assignment requires you to write a technical report on a classification dataset of your choice. You should first give a background literature review on the topic of the dataset, you should then provide a design of the neural network used including justifications of design choices. You should comment on how well the network performed and cite the performance data such as the classification accuracy, confusion matrixes and performance under noise. Finally you should give observations on the suitability of neural networks to solve the chosen problem

Intelligent Systems
This coursework requires the use of the software ” Neurosolution”. Here are the reqirements
Summary
This assignment requires you to write a technical report on a classification dataset of your choice. You should first give a background literature review on the topic of the dataset, you should then provide a design of the neural network used including justifications of design choices. You should comment on how well the network performed and cite the performance data such as the classification accuracy, confusion matrixes and performance under noise. Finally you should give observations on the suitability of neural networks to solve the chosen problem.
1. Background literature review
Your background literature review should explain the topic of choice and explore the problem in detail. The literature review should explain the input values, the classifications and any other important information about the problem.
2. Neural Network design choices
In this section you should explain the various design choices available to you for training your neural network. Such choices might include: Network architecture, hidden layer depth, the number of processing elements per layer, the use of genetic optimisation on: input space/No. of processing elements/learning rate/momentum. Your design should be informed by research wherever possible (cite references to relevant work) and should be critical. For example, consider the costs and benefits of certain design choices. Be careful to define and explain all terms.
3. Neural network performance
In this section you should present performance data obtained by the network including the time taken to learn, the classification accuracy of the network, the confusion matrixes values and the performance of the network under noisy conditions.
4. Observations
In this section you should comment on the suitability of neural networks to solve the selected problem and any other important information.

Read More

Virtual Challenge:You will hear controversial issues in the workplace, in classes and even at home. Experts often disagree on controversial issues, and many issues remain controversies for years. Read both “I Want a Wife,” by Judy Brady, Bedford Guide, pp. 542-544 and “Let Women Kill Their Own Spiders,” by Dave Barry, Bedford Guide, pp. 539-541. Be sure you respond to each of the five topics below in your three to five paragraph response.

Virtual Challenge
Order instructions
Respond to the question(s) posed and referencing the assigned text readings (5 points)
Respond to at least two peers’ postings in a professional, kind and thought-provoking manner based on your own learning from the text, your world experience, and/or your world view (5 points)
Respond to at least one of the responses to your initial posting, again using a professional, kind and thought-provoking approach (5 points)
Utilize proper punctuation and grammar (5 points)
Expectations for initial postings:
Your response should be two to three paragraphs in length. In general, a single paragraph consists of three or more related sentences.
Do not plagiarize! If you quote the book, use appropriate APA citation(s). If you paraphrase, use appropriate APA citations.
You must reference the text and/or extraneous readings in your response to earn full credit.
You are encouraged to end your posting with a compelling question (This makes it easier for your peers to respond to your posting).
Finally, it is best practice to post early and continually participate throughout the session. You will be graded not only for your posting, but your continued participation in this discussion.
Discussion:
You will hear controversial issues in the workplace, in classes and even at home. Experts often disagree on controversial issues, and many issues remain controversies for years. Read both “I Want a Wife,” by Judy Brady, Bedford Guide, pp. 542-544 and “Let Women Kill Their Own Spiders,” by Dave Barry, Bedford Guide, pp. 539-541. Be sure you respond to each of the five topics below in your three to five paragraph response.
Compare and contrast the rhetorical stance of each writer.
Compare and contrast the tone of each writer. Would a different tone have strengthened either essay? Why or why not?
Compare and contrast the use of cause and effect in each essay.
Compare and contrast the solutions each writer offers. What is your response to each proposed solution?
Choose one of the essays and give a brief evaluation of its effectiveness in challenging stereotypes of men and women.

Read More

Virtual Challenge

Virtual Challenge
Order instructions
Respond to the question(s) posed and referencing the assigned text readings (5 points)
Respond to at least two peers’ postings in a professional, kind and thought-provoking manner based on your own learning from the text, your world experience, and/or your world view (5 points)
Respond to at least one of the responses to your initial posting, again using a professional, kind and thought-provoking approach (5 points)
Utilize proper punctuation and grammar (5 points)
Expectations for initial postings:
Your response should be two to three paragraphs in length. In general, a single paragraph consists of three or more related sentences.
Do not plagiarize! If you quote the book, use appropriate APA citation(s). If you paraphrase, use appropriate APA citations.
You must reference the text and/or extraneous readings in your response to earn full credit.
You are encouraged to end your posting with a compelling question (This makes it easier for your peers to respond to your posting).
Finally, it is best practice to post early and continually participate throughout the session. You will be graded not only for your posting, but your continued participation in this discussion.
Discussion:
You will hear controversial issues in the workplace, in classes and even at home. Experts often disagree on controversial issues, and many issues remain controversies for years. Read both “I Want a Wife,” by Judy Brady, Bedford Guide, pp. 542-544 and “Let Women Kill Their Own Spiders,” by Dave Barry, Bedford Guide, pp. 539-541. Be sure you respond to each of the five topics below in your three to five paragraph response.
Compare and contrast the rhetorical stance of each writer.
Compare and contrast the tone of each writer. Would a different tone have strengthened either essay? Why or why not?
Compare and contrast the use of cause and effect in each essay.
Compare and contrast the solutions each writer offers. What is your response to each proposed solution?
Choose one of the essays and give a brief evaluation of its effectiveness in challenging stereotypes of men and women.

Read More

Access Bedford/St. Martin’s Re:Writing Free & Open Resources.

Access Bedford/St. Martin’s Re:Writing Free & Open Resources.
Expand the “Try a tutorial” menu
Expand “On avoiding plagiarism”
Click on “Avoiding Plagiarism”
Click on “Tutorial: Avoiding Plagiarism”
Read and study the material on Taking Notes. You may want to print the teaching material so you can annotate it and refer to it as you answer the questions in the exercises.
Go back to “On avoiding plagiarism”
Expand “Taking Notes”
Click on “Tutorial: Taking Notes”
Go back to “Taking Notes” and complete the following three exercises: (You will need to register with an email address before exercises become available.)
Click on “Exercise: Recognizing Summaries”
Click on “Exercise: Recognizing Paraphrases”
Click on “Exercise: Recognizing Integrated Quotations”
After you finish reading the tutorial and answering the questions in all three exercises, write the following to demonstrate your understanding of what you learned in the tutorial. The tutorial is preparation for the assignment below, so there is no need for you to submit the results from the exercises.
Write 250 – 500 words on how to effectively use summaries (5 points), paraphrases (5 points), and quotations (5 points) from sources to support ideas in your essays. In your paragraphs, include a definition (in your own words) of a summary, a paraphrase, and an integrated quotation. Write your paper in Microsoft Word and format according to APA standards.

Read More

Cognitive Dissonance Theory: Write a 1-page description of a time when you experienced cognitive dissonance as a result of making a difficult decision, saying something that you did not believe, or working hard for nothing. Identify the inconsistent cognitions that were the source for your discomfort and explain how you reduced the dissonance. Using either a cultural or personality analysis, describe the type of person who might not have experienced dissonance in this situation. Finally, describe how you think you can avoid justifying a discrepant act and instead learn from your “mistake.”

Cognitive Dissonance Theory
Last week you examined various types of interpersonal influence—strategies by which other people guide your thoughts and actions so they can meet their goals. This week you will examine intrapersonal persuasion or self-persuasion. Self-persuasion occurs when something you have done causes you to change your attitudes, beliefs, and future behavior. This type of change can be rather impactful—after all, you are doing it to yourself—and as a result, self-persuasion is a very powerful strategy for getting you to think and do new things.
To illustrate how self-persuasion operates, imagine that someone asks you to sign a petition to support higher taxes as a first step toward getting you to vote in favor of a new tax initiative. If like many people, you hold a negative attitude toward paying more taxes, you might resist the first request. However, if the person was able to get you to sign the petition, your behavior of signing the petition would be inconsistent with your attitude toward paying more taxes. The inconsistency between your pro-tax behavior and anti-tax attitude would create a state of discomfort called “cognitive dissonance.” As you see in the reading, many people reduce their discomfort in this situation by changing their attitudes and beliefs about what they have done. In this case, you would likely justify signing the petition by “softening” your attitude toward paying more taxes. The way in which you rationalize or justify your discrepant behavior leads to some very interesting and, on occasion, some rather unusual adjustments in what you subsequently think and do.
To prepare for this Discussion:
• Read all of Chapter 4 in the course text, Persuasion: Psychological Insights and Perspectives.
• Think about how you would define cognitive dissonance and reflect on the different ways in which you can reduce it. Consider what it means for a cognition to be “least resistant to change” and how that predicts how you are likely to reduce your dissonance.
• Think about how the concept of “induced compliance” relates to the tax petition example in the lead-in. Carefully consider the role of being paid for signing the petition and why being paid very little would cause the most need to adjust your attitude to favor paying more taxes and voting for the new initiative.
• Reflect on why making a decision between two alternatives is likely to create some dissonance. Think about how “spreading the alternatives”—adjusting attitudes so they are more favorable toward the chosen alternative and less favorable toward the rejected alternative—reduces dissonance. Consider what type of decision would create the greatest amount of discomfort and need to “spread the alternatives.”
• Consider why working hard to achieve a goal can cause you to experience cognitive dissonance. What do you think causes more dissonance: working hard and achieving the goal, or working hard but failing to achieve the goal? The key to answering this question is to identify the inconsistent cognitions that lead you to justify your efforts.
• Think about whether you “feel” aroused and uncomfortable when your behavior is discrepant from your beliefs. Does your experience match what the research says about the experience of dissonance?
• Consider whether aversive consequences are critical for you to experience dissonance, or whether dissonance is greatest when your behavior is inconsistent with an important self-view, such as being an intelligent or moral person. Also consider whether you know anyone that does not seem to ever experience dissonance, and what it is about the person that “insulates” him/her from feeling discomfort when behavior is inconsistent with attitudes and beliefs.
• Finally, reflect on how culture may influence the experience of dissonance and how the behavior of others can cause you to feel vicarious dissonance.
The Assignment: 1-page, No Plagiarism, APA style format and must be cited with references. Assignment must did according to details and course rubrics to receive full grade. Thank you
Write a 1-page description of a time when you experienced cognitive dissonance as a result of making a difficult decision, saying something that you did not believe, or working hard for nothing. Identify the inconsistent cognitions that were the source for your discomfort and explain how you reduced the dissonance. Using either a cultural or personality analysis, describe the type of person who might not have experienced dissonance in this situation. Finally, describe how you think you can avoid justifying a discrepant act and instead learn from your “mistake.”
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
Course Discussion Rubric
The purpose of the rubric is to provide guidance on writing and scoring initial postings and responses for Discussions. There are four traits on which all posts and responses are evaluated: Responsiveness, Content Knowledge, Quality of Writing, and Contribution to the Discussion. Assignment will be graded according to this rubric system.
Resources:
Course Text: Persuasion: Psychological Insights and Perspectives
Chapter 4, “Actions and Attitudes” (pp. 63–79)
Article: Stone, J., Aronson, E., Crain, A. L., Winslow, M. P., & Fried, C. B. (1994). Inducing hypocrisy as a means of encouraging young adults to use condoms. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 20(1), 116–128

Read More

Changing Gender Roles: Write an argumentative synthesis essay (2000-2300 words) on one of the topics below. The topics are general. You need to formulate your research question and craft your argument. This essay is research based. Support your argument and premises with credible sources from the internet and/or books. You may use up to 6 sources. 1. A Vindication of The Rights of Woman (Mary Wollstonecraft) 2. Gals and Dolls: The Moral Value of “Bad” Toys (Marni Jackson) 3. What I’ve Learned from Men ( Barbara Ehrenreich ) 4. The Smurfette Principle (Katha Pollitt) 5. Lagging Far Behind: Woman in the Middle East (Judith Colp Rubin) 6. Who Says a Woman Can’t Be Einstein? (Amanda Ripley)

Changing Gender Roles
Paper instructions:
Argumentative Synthesis Essay
Write an argumentative synthesis essay (2000-2300 words) on one of the topics below. The topics are general. You need to formulate your research question and craft your argument. This essay is research based. Support your argument and premises with credible sources from the internet and/or books. You may use up to 6 sources.
1. A Vindication of The Rights of Woman (Mary Wollstonecraft)
2. Gals and Dolls: The Moral Value of “Bad” Toys (Marni Jackson)
3. What I’ve Learned from Men ( Barbara Ehrenreich )
4. The Smurfette Principle (Katha Pollitt)
5. Lagging Far Behind: Woman in the Middle East (Judith Colp Rubin)
6. Who Says a Woman Can’t Be Einstein? (Amanda Ripley)

Read More

multistate specialty medical clinic: You have been approached by a physician’s group that has plans to establish a multistate specialty medical clinic Paper instructions: You have been approached by a physician’s group that has plans to establish a multistate specialty medical clinic. Although experts in their areas of specialization, they have never managed or staffed a medical practice, so they have asked you to provide them with a report that provides a recommendation about how to approach staffing for the practice to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and laws and that also details the following information: What do they need to know about credentialing for physicians and nurses and other nonphysician providers? What are the qualifications for each type of position? What is the impact of qualifications on organizational marketing and on quality of health care service delivery? Are the licensure requirements different from state to state? Compare and contrast the licensure laws for health care professionals in your state and at least 2 adjacent states. What are the requirements for at least 3 provider types? Examples of provider types include the following: Medical Doctor/Doctor of Osteopathy (MD/DO) Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Physical Therapy (PT) Occupational Therapy (OT) 5 relevant scholarly/professional peer-reviewed references

multistate specialty medical clinic
You have been approached by a physician’s group that has plans to establish a multistate specialty medical clinic
Paper instructions:
You have been approached by a physician’s group that has plans to establish a multistate specialty medical clinic. Although experts in their areas of specialization, they have never managed or staffed a medical practice, so they have asked you to provide them with a report that provides a recommendation about how to approach staffing for the practice to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and laws and that also details the following information:
What do they need to know about credentialing for physicians and nurses and other nonphysician providers?
What are the qualifications for each type of position?
What is the impact of qualifications on organizational marketing and on quality of health care service delivery?
Are the licensure requirements different from state to state?
Compare and contrast the licensure laws for health care professionals in your state and at least 2 adjacent states.
What are the requirements for at least 3 provider types? Examples of provider types include the following:
Medical Doctor/Doctor of Osteopathy (MD/DO)
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP)
Physical Therapy (PT)
Occupational Therapy (OT)
5 relevant scholarly/professional peer-reviewed references

Read More