reflection paper

In this three-page reflection paper, imagine you are a victim of a hate crime. You may pick what aspect about you that could be the potential reason for this, or you may put yourself in the role of someone else. Be sure to explain why the aspect you choose is considered a hate crime within the introduction of your paper. Remember, you are putting yourself in the victim’s shoes. 1. What crime was committed against you, and how did you “being who you are” lead to your victimization? 2. As a victim, how would your interaction with criminal justice system and the offender possibly affect you? How do you think people would view your crime (for example, blame you or target you more). 3. Explain what can be done to prevent further victimization, such as this. Touch on trainings discussed and how those could facilitate change.

 APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.  Please APA.

 

Reference

Wallace, H., & Roberson, C. (2015). Victimology: Legal, psychological, and social perspectives (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Public Health Policy

Prompt:  Develop a paper summarizing the policy: Affordable Care Act (ACA)   and analyze the effectiveness of the policy.   Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Introduction

A. Summarize the policy that is the focus of your evaluation. Include in your summary the purpose of the policy, its scope and main points, its stakeholders and constituents, and its relation to other policies (if applicable).

B. Explain the development of the policy, considering policymakers and their political standing, timelines, and budget restrictions.

C. Explain your rationale for choosing the policy, using your research as support for your choice.

II. Evaluation

A. Determine the policy’s strengths and weaknesses in its ability to provide positive and/or negative change for its target population. Support your response with examples.

B. Assess the extent to which the policy meets the needs of its target population, using data to support your claims.

C. Explain any unintended impacts as a result of the policy. Consider populations, economics, and social or cultural factors in your response.

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper should be submitted as a 4- to 5-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format. 

Hofstede’s characteristics

Unit Assignments

Unit I Assignment

For this assignment, you will use Hofstede’s characteristics to differentiate international and domestic business operations. This exercise will help identify the key characteristics that drive business decisions on an international and domestic level.

Part 1: Pick three individual countries, one in the Middle East, one in Asia, and one in Europe. Apply Hofstede’s characteristics to each one, and state if the characteristic is low, medium, or high in each country. Also, explain why each country deserves that description.

Part 2: Given your descriptions, explain which country is most like the United States and which country is most unlike the U.S.

Your response must be a minimum of three pages in length.

Unit II PowerPoint Presentation

Your company wants to put a ball-bearing factory in Africa. Your company predicts this is where the most growth will be in the 21st century. Your assignment is to research a country on the African continent that you think would be the most advantageous to your company in cultural, economic, and political environments.

Your assignment is to point out and explain the facts or statistics that you think would make this country a good place to build and staff your factory. Remember to keep the cultural, economic, and political environments in mind. Your presentation must include at least two facts or statistics that relate to each environmental area (cultural, economic, and political).

Feel free to use the suggested readings as a starting point for your research on sources of data about different countries in the world. You must use at least three authoritative sources, and you are required to use the CSU Online Library for at least one of your sources. Pull a minimum of two facts or statistics from each source that you use.

Some good examples of authoritative sources are provided below:

 The U.S. State Department http://www.state.gov/p/af/ci/index.htm

 The World Bank http://data.worldbank.org/country

The Academic Search Complete database features information on countries through the CIA World Factbook.

The Business Source Complete database has a “Country Report” that can be selected in the Publication Type area. These reports by country can be 200-plus pages and are very in depth.

Your PowerPoint presentation should be a minimum of 10 slides. Be sure to use APA guidelines to cite and reference the sources for your facts.

PowerPoint presentation

Develop a PowerPoint presentation (12-18 slides in length).  It should include a title slide, an agenda slide, body content slides, a closing slide, and a references slide (if applicable). All slides count toward the required length.

The content should focus on some aspect of social media use in the workplace.  Potential examples include the importance of companies embracing social media, advertising through social media, policies involving social media, proper professional communication through social media platforms, or any number of other angles.

The presentation must be submitted in .PPT or .PPTX format.  Any other submission formats will be returned ungraded.

The PowerPoint presentation must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Content:
    1. Address some aspect of social media use in the workplace.
    2. Organize the presentation in a clear, logical manner.
    3. Provide between 12-18 total slides.
    4. Assume your target audience is familiar with the overall concept of social media.
  • Format:
  1. Format the PowerPoint presentation with headings on each slide, and two to three (2-3) relevant graphics (photographs, graphs, clip art, etc.) throughout the presentation (not per slide)
  2. Open with an engaging introduction (including one title slide and one introduction slide).
  3. For the body of your presentation, cover the main points of your subject. Create slides that reinforce and illustrate your main ideas.
  4. For your single closing slide, finish with a memorable wrap-up statement that refocuses on the purpose of your presentation.
  5. Slides should cite any relevant outside sources using footnotes on relevant slides (the source should be clearly visible to the audience) OR in APA format (in-text citations on slides and an included references page at the end of the presentation).  Choose one method or the other (do not mix both).
  • Clarity / Mechanics:
    1. Focus on clarity, writing mechanics, and professional language/style requirements.
    2. Run spell/grammar check before submitting.

The assignment must be completed in PowerPoint (using either .PPT or .PPTX format).

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  1. Plan, create, and evaluate professional documents.
  2. Write clearly, coherently, and persuasively using proper grammar, mechanics, and formatting appropriate to the situation.
  3. Deliver professional information to various audiences using appropriate tone, style, and format.
  4. Develop presentation skills for use in the professional environment.

Music Research Paper

For this assignment, you are required to write a 5 page paper on a topic related to the interaction of music, technology, and culture. The paper must include proper citations and a bibliography. The specific topic you choose is up to you! To complete this assignment, follow the directions below.

Topic selections must be tell me first.

1. Select a topic. You are welcome to choose any topic, provided it is related to music, technology, and culture. Remember that technology is any human-designed tool; it does not have to be electronic or even electrical! You are welcome to select one of the topics we’ve covered in class to explore further, or come up with your own. Contact your professor if you are having trouble coming up with ideas for a topic, or if you have an idea but aren’t sure if it will work.

2. Research your topic. Depending on your topic, you may find information online or in the library, or both. For older topics, you may consider using a resource like JSTOR, which will often provide PDF versions of full articles in your web browser. Online research is valid, but must be from a respected source. (For example, a BBC Documentary on YouTube is likely well-researched and dependable; an amateur homemade video may not be.) Wikipedia can be an excellent starting point for finding sources (often listed in the “Notes” section at the end of the article) or information to be validated elsewhere, but should not be considered a dependable primary source due to its volatility. ​Remember that ALL ideas and information that are not your original work should be cited with a source for that information. Keeping careful notes — in a notebook, in a word processing file, on your smartphone, or using a program like Zotero — can be very, very helpful in this process.

3. Write your paper. Easy, right? Okay, okay, maybe not. While there’s no one right way to do it, here is an approach that I have found makes a well-structured, easy to read paper:

  • Write a thesis. A thesis is a single sentence that sums up the thing you’re trying to convince the reader of. It can be something fairly general and simple, like “The invention of the flute was an important event in the world of music because…” or something more specific (and imaginative) like “The theme song of the PBS series Clifford the Big Red Dog can be seen as an evolution of Mark Mothersbaugh’s earlier work in the new wave band Devo because…” Your thesis does not have to be something no one has ever thought of before, and it doesn’t have to be earth-changing. Of course, original and imaginative theses make for great, publishable papers, but that’s not a requirement for this paper.
  • Based on your research, come up with three or four ways to support your thesis. These just need to be things that can show your reader that your thesis is right. If you go with a broad thesis, like “X is interesting and unique because…”, then you just need to find three or four ways in which X is interesting and/or unique. You’ll want to be able to back these up with things other people have written or said, or things you can point to in a recording or a score, and be ready to cite this evidence in your paper.
  • Construct an outline. Here’s the structure I recommend:
    • Introduction: Enough background information so the reader will be able to understand your thesis. Answer some basic questions: who, what, where, when, why and how. No need to make this very long. The last sentence of your introduction should be your thesis statement, which should include a quick summary of your three or four points of support. For example: The advent of the recording studio changed music culture by allowing widespread and on-demand access to music, allowing the refinement of musical works through studio engineering, and introducing the era of the record company and its influence on musicians.
    • Body: In this section, you should elaborate upon your three or four points of support, one by one, in the order they are presented in the thesis. Of course, be sure to cite your ideas with materials you’ve found in your research. Research doesn’t need to stop, of course; having refined your argument, you may want to go back and look for more data to back up your arguments. Every sentence should tie back to your thesis… if it doesn’t, it’s likely better off to leave it out… or at least put it into a footnote so it doesn’t interrupt the flow of your paper.
    • Conclusion: Having laid out your argument, quickly sum up the ideas in the paper — essentially, restate your thesis — and you’re done. It’s tempting here to get misty-eyed and wax poetic, but there’s no reason to be grandiose! Just wrap things up and start proofreading.
  • Fill in the details. If you have a decent outline, this part will be a piece of cake; it’s simply a matter of fleshing out the outline into actual sentences and whatnot. I think it’s easiest to add footnotes as you go, rather than going back and adding them afterward, although either way works… just as long as you do it!

4. Proofread!

This paper will be graded on its content, quality, and accuracy, as well as more mundane things like proper citation and grammar. It is your responsibility to seek out help to make sure that your writing is clear and legible;

5. Turn it in. Once you are satisfied with it, submit the paper as a Word, PDF or text document by following the directions below

Walmart Canada: Strategic Plan Project

Overall Instructions:

Completeness of the various components of submission as Instructions. All components should be complete with written discussion describing each component. Research – use of valid supporting material and information.

Depth of analysis and strength of rationalization used in each section.

And all the paper need support with citation and Reference NO PLAGIARISM AND DONT COPY FROM OTHER WEBSITE.

-This assignment is designed to expose you to the complexity of a strategic plan and the measures required for properly implementing and evaluating a plan. It will allow you to:

  • -Expand your knowledge of strategic planning within an organization.
  • -Develop your ability to use strategic planning tools.
  • -Contribute to your ability to assess the strategic directions and plans for Walmart Canada.
  • -Create a fully implementable strategic plan.

Instructions

Prepare a  document includes the following:

  1. Analysis of current vision/mission and proposal for updated vision/mission.
  2. External Factor Evaluation Matrix and Porter’s 5-Forces Analysis.
  3. Internal Factor Evaluation Matrix.
  4. SWOT Matrix.
  5. BCG Matrix.
  6. Strategic direction choice and rationalization – choose one (or two) of the strategic directions that you feel will be best for Walmart Canada to pursue in the coming 3 years, and develop a rationalization for this choice. Ensure that the choice is driven by the matrices developed above.