Business and Management

Write a paper 10 pages in length explaining how the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will work together (converge) to develop International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

State the facts and identify differences between the methods. 

Explain why this is needed in a global economy.

How will IFRS affect businesses?

Discuss how the convergence will impact decisions made by management.

Please use credible sources (not Wikipedia, Investopedia, or blogs).

Newman, K. (2007). The missing class: Portraits of the near poor in America.

THIS IS A BOOK CRITIQUE, NOT BOOK REVIEW. The title of the book is “The missing class: Portraits of the near poor in America.-by Newman, K. (2007).”
As part of the professional world, you will need to keep current on both recent and what might be called “seminal” works in the field of family studies. A “seminal” work, changed the field, bringing a new concept to the forefront, or changing our professional vision on an issue. The list of books included are both new and seminal works in the field. Select one that would be interesting to you: for example, if you are very interested in gender differences in household labor, The Second Shift changed how the entire field of family studies addressed this issue. Once you select your book, here is what expected in a critique.
a. This is not a “book report”. You are not summarizing the book. I have read it and so have you, that is not the purpose of this assignment.
b. A critique presents your critical analysis of the author’s message. This includes:
1. what did the author do an especially good job presenting? Were their sources reliable? 2. What was unclear? Not well done? Which parts left you with more questions than answers.
c. What questions do you have about this area based on your reading of the book? In other words, what did it make you think about? What do you think needs to be done next?
d. How would you use this information as a professional?
A critique should be about 6-8 pages, typed, double spaced. A good paper always includes some headings to help the reader, and a summary at the end. The paper is carefully checked for spelling, grammar, and construction issues.

English and Literature

In Standard English, write a five page (minimum) informative essay over one of the following topics using MLA conventions for formatting, in-text citations, and a works cited list. Your essay should respond directly to the issues and themes of your chosen topic and explain what can be said about your field based on the combined knowledge of your sources. Must include properly cited direct quotations and paraphrases.
This project will ask you to exercise your analytical skills by comparing similar works of literature based on a common theme, explaining what their combined input tells us about the current state of knowledge within your discipline.
Formatting Instructions:
Use MLA standard essay formatting:
 Standard header: Your name, professor name, course title, date
 Last name and page number featured on the top right corner of the page
 12pt size; Times New Roman font; 1” margins; Double spacing
 Do not use a title page
 Any acts of Plagiarism will receive an automatic “F”

Good to great ( Jim Collins)

The format of a review is generally as follows, although you should always consult your professor of Teaching  Assistant about any specific requirements. 

1. Introduction: Identify the book you are going to review. The author, title, date and place of publication may be placed at the beginning of the essay in the form of a bibliographic citation. Then state what the author”s goal was in writing the book. Why did the author write on this specific subject? What contribution to our understanding of Leadership and Communication in Homeland Security and Emergency Management  did the author intend to make? 

2. Brief Summary: In the main body of the review, you should begin by briefly describing the content and organization  of the book, along with the most important evidence used. Do not get bogged down in details here; this section is only  intended to prepare the reader for the critical assessment to follow. 

3. Critical Assessment: Evaluate the book’s contribution to our understanding of Leadership and Communication. There are several things you should look for: 

a) Identify the author s central argument, or thesis. The thesis is not the topic of the book but the specific argument that the author has made about her or his subject. Sometimes, the author states the thesis in the book’s introduction, sometimes in the conclusion. Feel free to read these sections of the book first to determine 
the author’s main argument. Knowing the main argument will help guide you through the rest of the book. Finding 
the central argument or arguments can be like finding the forest in the trees: it requires  you to step back from the  mass of information to identify larger themes. Sometimes a book, such as a general historical survey, lacks an explicit argument or thesis. 

b) Identify the author’s perspective, point of view, or purpose. This can be approached in a number of different ways. Ask yourself whether the author has a particular emphasis, such as a different style of leadership. Is the book informed by a particular model of leadership or communication?  If the book describes a conflict, does the author, either explicitly or subtly, favor one side over the other? Does the author state the purpose of the book in the introduction or conclusion? 

c) Look at the author’s evidence: what sources did he or she use?  Are the sources supportive of the conclusions on leadership or communication?

4. Conclusion: Assess the organization and style of the book. Is it well-organized and clearly written? Does the style 
or the content of the book recommend it to a specific readership? Offer a final evaluation of the book: How valuable is 
it?  How important is it to read this book?