expository essay,

For your writing scenario in this module, the editor of the student magazine has reviewed your draft and sees potential for an audience in your profession or field. Although you may have used general sources in your expository essay in Module 2, the editor now requires sources that are more appropriate for you major or intended field. Such sources need to be credible, relevant, and recent. Excelsior College relies on the Written Communication VALUE Rubric for assessment of writing in our capstones. VALUE also may provide the basis for assignment grading criteria. An important focus is on Sources and Evidence.The highest level of achievement on VALUE for Sources and Evidence is the following: The paper demonstrates skillful use of high quality, credible, relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing.

For this activity, you will locate two additional sources related to your topic or thesis for your field. You will create an annotated bibliography with entries that are well organized and include consistently strong summaries of the sources. You will also evaluate each source, and ensure you have clear and correct critiques of each source.

As you work on your final draft of your expository essay, you will incorporate these sources into your paper. You may find that, after reading sources in your field, you need to adjust your topic and thesis.

Before completing this assignment, be sure to review the information on annotated bibliographies from the Excelsior College OWLlocated at:

Excelsior College Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). Annotated bibliographies (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://owl.excelsior.edu/research-and-citations/annotated-bibliographies/

As you read each of the two sources required for this assignment, make sure to record all the necessary information about the source, name of the journal, book, database, publication and retrieval date, and page numbers.

Required elements:

  1. Annotations for at least two sources.
  2. Two sources must be from the library databases.
  3. Each source must be followed by a one-paragraph summary of the source and then a one- or two-sentence evaluation of the article focusing on the credibility and helpfulness of each source.

You will submit the citations for your sources in proper format (APA) for your discipline. Here is an example of a properly formatted APA journal citation:


Structure And Functions Of Organs Paper

Identify an organism that lives within 50 miles of your home.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper about how the organism has adapted to survive in their specific environment. Include the following points in your paper:

  • Briefly describe the environment (temperature, landscape, food sources, etc.) and describe the organism’s role in the environment. Determine which organism your chosen organism would be most closely related to using a phylogenetic tree.
  • Identify the structures and functions of the main organs found in your selected organism.
  • Explain how the organism has evolved physiologically to become suited to its environment.
  • Explain how things would change if the organism were to be transplanted to a significantly different environment:
  • Would their organ system still be as efficient? Why or why not?
  • Would the organism survive in this new environment? Why or why not?

Include the diagram and other appropriate pictures in your paper and make sure to provide a full reference for the images in your reference section.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines including references and in-text citations. Your paper should include a well written introduction and conclusion. Use only academic research sources.

Biology Questions

1. List 5 mechanisms by which gene frequencies in a population can be altered. Describe each briefly!

2. What is homology, and why does it provide evidence for evolution?

3. What characters do whales posses that make them mammals rather than fish? Why are whales thought to have evolved from land dwelling animals? What is the evidence?

4. Describe characteristics that differentiate humans from other apes in the hominin group.

5. Describe several ways and give examples of how a new species can evolve from a previous species. Explain how in related species one can stay more similar to the common ancestor while others can change more drastically.

6. How is the modern day classification system of life organized (meaning by what criteria are groups of organisms placed within the system)?

7. Why have there been changes that have led to larger and smaller divisions in the older system of Kingdom, Phyla, Order, Family, Genus, Species?

8.Discuss the creation vs. evolution controversy (be specific). How do you think it might be solved, if it can?

Biological Bases of Human Behavior Final Paper.

Biological Bases of Human Behavior Final Paper. . The paper should be 10 – 15 pages in length, which includes the title, abstract and reference pages. The goal of the paper should be to look at a method or method(s) used in biopsychology to investigate the cause of a psychological disorder. The disorder that you choose is up to you but it should be something studied in the field of biopsychology. You will then choose studies that look at different methodological approaches of biopsychology to study these disorders. It is important that you choose methodological approaches that you understand and are comfortable discussing in detail. For example, you should not choose gene knockout technology in the study of alcohol abuse if you are weak in the area of genetics and molecular genetics. You will be expected to not only summarize the methodology you choose to focus on but also the strengths and weaknesses associated with it

Fulfill Supply Chain Demand

In the above lecture you saw the example of Carrier distribution in which inventory levels were radically decreased through a combination of lead time reduction and process revolution. These changes were implemented in no small part due to the influence of Hammer and his associates in process re-engineering.

What’s your response to the idea of just blowing it up and implementing a new process? Have you done this in your current or any past job or company? What was the result? Are processes better or worse?

Answer this question!



Health Disparities

As you think about the patients you currently serve or hope to work with in the future, it is important to be aware of the health disparities some populations experience.

In this assignment, you will examine health disparities for a population of your choice and then offer a community-based approach to improve patient outcomes.

When selecting your population, consider aspects of culture, geographical area, generational factors, and any other factors that might be considered outside the perspective of the majority population.

Describe the types of health disparities for this group, and then select one health care concern to focus on for the rest of the assignment. For example, the elderly might be your population and the health care concern could be heart disease.


•Specify the selected population.

•Identify the types of health disparities for this group and select one health care concern to focus on for this assignment.

•Distinguish factors that create health disparities for this population. ◦Why does this group have health disparities?

•Describe the identified health concern for this population as well as the pharmacological treatment for the condition.

•Describe and discuss how the cultural values, socio-economic status, and traditional beliefs and practices impact the acceptance of pharmacological treatment for this identified health concern.

•Offer at least one strategy for a community-based approach to improve the current pharmacological treatment regimens for this population.

◦What types of community outreach programs could be consulted to effectively reach your target population?

◦Are there education, access, or other issues that community programs could help address?

•Discuss why you believe this strategy would be effective. Support your rationale with references from at least three resources, at least two of which must be from resources not required for this course.

Additional Requirements

•Length of paper: 3–4 pages, not including title page and reference page.

•References: At least three resources, two of which must be from resources not required for this course.

•Formatting: Follow proper APA style and formatting.


Biotechnology refers to the technical applications of living organisms or their functions. These applications may be used in engineering, medicine, or agriculture, to name a few. Biotechnology processes and procedures are varied and range from the domestication of animals to genetic engineering. At its core, biotechnology involves the modification of a biological process for a human defined purpose. Write a paper which includes the following:

Evaluate current or future applications of biotechnology in the fields of medicine or agriculture.

Provide at least three real-world examples of current or future applications of biotechnology in either of these fields. Present a minimum of three reliable references.

Write a 2–3-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.