Prose and Mixed Media:

2. Prose and Mixed Media: This option is to compare a literary piece with its cinematic counterpart. Again, you should focus on the literary aspects of the prose, but you would include vocabulary specific to the movie genre. You should be clear in your direction prior to viewing. You should watch the film and read the text more than once. You may decide to focus on what was left out of the film version. Perhaps you feel the omission was critical to the success of the film. Some prose writings do not transfer well to the silver screen, while some are better for it. You will write this in the third person, of course, even though this option is asking for your opinion. Your project should be 1,000 to 1,500 words in length with proper use of quotations and citations. . For example, “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” is available through Netflix, as are several other pieces in our course.
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Ethical Dilemma in Human Services Scenario

Paper instructions:

Direct services professionals often face many types of potential ethical dilemmas. The administrators of agencies that employ direct services professionals are responsible for guiding them in ethical decision making in addition to managing nonclinical staff in order to protect client rights. Human services administrators have to be aware of the activities of the agency at every level as managers of employees who have access to confidential information about clients.

In this assignment, you will read a scenario and determine the best course of action to resolve the ethical dilemma presented.

Scenario:

You are the administrator of a human services agency that provides services to a local native American tribe. You discover that a member of the housekeeping staff is “counseling” multiple clients who happen to be members of the tribe where he is an elder.

You learn that he is accessing client records and using this information to provide advice that sometimes contradicts the advice that is given by the professionals at the agency. You also learn that he has been warned to discontinue this practice but has refused to comply. Additionally, the agency has approached the clients to inform them that he is not qualified to provide this service, but the clients object to this restriction and threaten to leave if he is fired.

Tasks:

Analyze the situation and write a 6 page report in which you will outline and justify a course of action. In your report:

Identify the multiple ethical issues involved in this scenario.
Construct a decision tree of the various courses of action possible and their potential consequences.
Discuss how your personal beliefs and values may influence your decision.
Select and defend your decision and recommendation.
Include suggestions for managing the risks.
Use resources from professional literature in your research. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov).

Geometric angle of attack

The Piper Cherokee has a w

ing area of 170 ft2 and a wing span of 32 ft.

Its maximum gross weight is 2450 lbs. The wing uses a NACA 65-415 airfoil, which has a lift slope of 0.10331deg^-1 and alpha(L=0)= -3.0deg. Assume that tau = 0.12 . If the airplane is cruising at 120 mph at standard sea level at its maximum gross weight and is in straight and level flight, calculate the geometric angle of attack.

Select your essay topic by visiting website and reading articles from one of the chapter options below

Paper instructions:
Instructions:

?Select your essay topic by visiting website and reading articles from one of the chapter options below
?Write a short essay (three paragraphs: minimum 6 sentences each) include the following:
?explain why you decided to research that topic
?how does it relate to the chapter(s) covered in this module
?discuss whether you consider this site a good tool for learning about American politics
Instructor reserves the right to submit all written work to Turnitin.com to verify originality.

Chapter Options:

Chapter 9: Congress
1.National Committee for Effective Congress provides a broad range of national and international political information. To learn what are the current predictions on electoral races at the U.S. Senate, visit http://www.ourcampaigns.com/SenateList.html or vist http://www.ourcampaigns.com/HouseList.html for information on electoral races in the House of Representatives.
2.Earmarks are language that members of Congress insert into legislation that dedicates funds for specific uses, many whose broad benefits can be questioned. http://www.Washingtonwatch.com tracks your representatives and the bills in Congress they introduce, providing estimates of their costs or savings when available.
3.The Library of Congress “Thomas” website is an excellent source of information on current legislation. To find about present bills at the 113th Congress go to: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/LegislativeData.php?&n=BillText&c=113

 

Chapter 10: The Presidency
1.The War Powers Resolution was passed in 1973 to define and limit the president’s power during times of war. Read the full text of the resolution at this web-site: http://www.policyalmanac.org/world/archive/war_powers_resolution.shtml You could also visit any of the links provided on related topics at the end of the resolution’s text
2.Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections provides Information on upcoming and past presidential elections. By visiting this cite you can also experiment with the electoral college calculator to see how your state could affect the electoral outcome: http://www.uselectionatlas.org/
3.The first lady is an important resource for the president in his role as head of state. Read about current and past first ladies by visiting the following web-site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/first-ladies
Chapter 11: Bureaucracy

1.Project on Government Oversight is an independent, not-for-profit organization that seeks to make government more accountable by investigating corruption and misconduct. The group examines all types of government bureaucracies. Visit http://www.pogo.org/ to read the articles discussing some of the present issues under investigation.
2.The Department of Homeland Security was created after 9/11 to promote bureaucratic communication and domestic security. See what the department is doing to protect America from foreign threats by visiting: http://www.dhs.gov/topics
Chapter 12: The Federal Courts

1.The web-site for U.S. Supreme Court Media has a great search engine for finding information on landmark cases as Marbury v. Madison, Miranda v. Arizona, Roe v. Wade; and the most recent cases of Fisher v. University of Texa

s , Shelby County v. Holder; and Hollingsworth v. Perry. To find information on any of these cases visit: http://www.oyez.org/
2.The U.S. court system consists of trial, appellate, and supreme courts. The U.S. Courts web-site provides a look at the different types of courts in the federal judiciary. To learn about the federal court system visit: http://www.uscourts.gov

Report on The Federal Reserve System

View The Fed Today video, located at  http://www.philadelphiafed.org/education/federal-reserve-and-you/index.cfm.

Answer the following question in a report of 750 words. Why did some Americans lose faith in the banking system before the Federal Reserve System was in place? Include the following in your response:

Explain the three primary roles of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

Why is the Federal Reserve referred to as the banker’s bank?
Describe the role of the Federal Open Market Committee in conducting monetary policy.

Based on this video, why might the Federal Reserve want to decrease the money supply?


Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide
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Proposal for Analyzing the Best Solutions to Combat Invasive Species in the Florida Everglades

Paper instructions:
· Proposal Memo for Final Report Email to me by Friday, July 11.
o Write a 1-2 page memo, addressed to me, requesting approval for your Final Report. Use the model p. 588-589. This is only a rough draft!
o Final Report Overview-please read these instructions on writing the research proposal, progress report and the final report.
o Tips on writing your research proposal memo.
· You also need to submit the Audience Profile p. 31. Submit as one document via course mail by Friday, July 11 with subject line: “PROPOSAL Draft”
Please do not use obesity or global warming as topics.
*Example*
From:??Laura De La Cruz
Date:??3 March 2013
Subject:?Proposal for Analyzing the Best Solutions to Combat Invasive Species in the Florida Everglades

Introduction
Conservation of the Florida Everglades is a challenge. In addition to polluted runoff, urban encroachment, and water flow disruption, the Everglades have fallen victim to invasive plant and animal species. A drive through the Everglades might reveal an alarming number of dead tree trunks along the roads, each previously belonging to an invasive Australian melaleuca tree—sometimes with new saplings sprouting up between the thickly entwined dead trunks. Planted in the mid-1900s to aid the then positively-considered goal of drying out the swampland for human use, now the melaleuca threatens the biodiversity of the Everglades.

Statement of Problem
The Everglades possesses an ecosystem which is wholly unique in this world. With many species classified as endangered or threatened, it must be preserved to ensure any habitat remains for them at all. The growing numbers of individual invasive plant and animal species pose a serious threat not only to the environmental composition of the area but also to the delicate balance in the ecosystem and food chain. If something is not done to decelerate the encroachment of these invasive species, the threat to the native wildlife will increase, likely endangering more and more of the native plants and animals as a result.

Proposed Solutions
An examination of each of the current implemented solutions to combat these invasive species will take into account the number of effective removals for each method. The analysis should also include any adverse effects that are a result of maneuvers to combat the invasive species. For example, the Australian melaleuca has been burned in great swathes and removed by hand. Research may reveal another yet-untested way to remove these invasive species, but the best recommendations will take into account feasibility, likely cost, and other important factors.

Scope
1. What methods are currently being used to combat these invasive species, and how are they performed successfully?
2. How much has each method done to remove these invasive species?
3. How cost-effective are these methods when lined up with budget and general resources?
4. Are there other methods that have not yet been implemented, and if so, why haven’t they been used?
5. What are the negative and positive aspects of each method?
6. Is there anything that can be done to minimize the negative aspects of some methods?
7. Which methods appear to have the most positive impact with the least negative impact, while still being cost-affordable?

 

Methods
Sources will include online research with conservation groups, journals, and articles on the topic but will not be limited to such if I can obtain contact with knowledgeable members of the conservation groups fighting to protect the Everglades.

My Qualifications
As a new member of the Tropical Audubon Society, I hope that this information will be useful to me when I am enlisted to help in the conservation process. Though my majors—English and Communications—may seem unrelated, I feel that a more in-depth study of the methods being used to combat all of the threats to the Everglades will eventually help me to more effectively spread the message about the importance of Florida Everglades conservation. It would be difficult to encode an effective message to draw public concern without having done research on the topic about which I am writing myself.

Conclusion
It is critical to examine each of the methods used to combat these invasive species to determine the positive and negative aspects of each. By grouping the analyses into one study, it will be easier not only to see each positive and negative quickly, but also to begin planning for potential methods to reduce the negative aspects of some of the methods, where possible.
Audience and Purpose
Primary audience: ?Tropical Audubon Society, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

Secondary audience:???Professor Diane Mooney

Relationship with audience:??New TAS Member; Interested Student

Purpose of document:???Analysis and Recommendations

Audience and purpose statement: ?I would like to analyze current efforts to conserve the Florida Everglades and combat invasive species. Included would be discussion of actions taken to eradicate invasive plants and animals such as the Australian melaleuca tree and the Burmese python. Recommendations as to where resources should be focused in the invasive species problem will be made after an analysis of factors such as destructive potential and immediacy of the effect.

Intended use of the document: ?To recommend the best methods for eliminating the invasive plants or animals specifically mentioned.

Information needs: ?Information on removal methods. Information on the species themselves. Possibly information on volunteer numbers and budgeting allocations and resources.

Technical background:?Intermediate to expert level knowledge of ways to eradicate invasive species; general to intermediate knowledge of particular invasive species.

Cultural considerations:?Few, if any, due to the nature of the primary audience and their familiarity and intimacy with the problem.

Probable questions:?Will focusing on the best methods cost more money or need more volunteers than we can muster?
?What criteria is being used to evaluate the “best” method to combat a given species?
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Literacy Growth

Purpose: A literacy narrative explores a significant moment or event in an individual’s journey toward becoming literate. Whether it was an influential teacher, a particularly moving book, or even a first encounter with words, this essay provides an opportunity for you to describe an event in detail and draw deeper meaning from the experience.  This essay should used strong verbs, include vivid details, and lead to a larger application drawn from the literacy event described.
Objective: Write a 3-5 page literacy narrative that conveys a larger argument or meaning through the detailed description of a single important event in your own literacy journey. A good literacy narrative will:
            – Organize information in a logical order that effectively leads readers through the event
            – Provide vivid details and dialogue the bring the event to life
            – Convey a message of larger significance
            – Show improvement through the writing process (peer review, workshops, rough drafts)
            – Be free of grammatical, mechanical and syntactical errors

What were the key characteristics of the three worlds (European, African, Native American) that met in the Americas? What impact did their encounter have on each of them?

Project instructions:
RESEARCH answers, at a minimum, for THREE (3) DIFFERENT questions from the Chapter Questions/Topics list below

QUESTIONS/TOPICS:Expectations–IDENTIFY the question you are addressing, address ALL ELEMENTS in a question/topic, and SUPPORT academic analysis with “evidence” from text or other scholarly sources.

1:1 What were the key characteristics of the three worlds (European, African, Native American) that met in the Americas? What impact did their encounter have on each of them? AND, what were the crucial initial developments in that encounter?
1:2 STATE OF THE LAND: IDENTIFY the origin of each of the following items AND discuss the significance* of the exchange of each item: beans (New World); chocolate (New World); corn (New World); cotton (both); horses (Old World); potato (New World); pumpkin (New World); turkeys (New World); wheat (Old World); wool (Old World). *Significance = Clarifying effect/result/consequence on history. Answer: ?If NOT for the exchange of ? how would history be different??
1:3 STATE OF THE PEOPLE: Native Americans had a variety of complex cultures. What factors led to such a wide range of civilizations? Describe some of the important differences between Indian culture groups. Describe any significant similarities.
1:4 STATE OF THE NATION: What factors led to the relatively rapid conquest of the Caribbean and Mexico? Why did the Spaniards prove less interested in, or less successful at, colonizing other areas of North America?
1:5 STATE OF THE PEOPLE: Mexican history includes an Indian heritage and a European legacy. IDENTIFY key factors of Indian and European cultures. Discuss positive European influences on the Indian populations. Discuss areas of conflict and conquest between the two. What is the significance of both the Indian heritage AND European legacy on Mexican history?
2:1 How did the European nations differ in their approach to settlement? Did they share any substantive similarities? What benefits did the New World provide for each “mother country”?
2:2 Why did the French and the English have different policies toward Native Americans? What were the long-term consequences of those policies?
2:3 What differences existed between the southern and northern colonies? Did any similarities exist? What role did geography play in emigration? What part did religion play?
2:4 What environmental problems did the colonists in Jamestown face? What about the site of the town might have encouraged illness? What economic difficulties plagued the colony? What cultural characteristics seemed inappropriate, even dangerous, to the settlement?
2:5 Did the Puritans succeed in achieving their purpose of establishing a ?city on a hill?? Why or why not? Does any legacy of this concept remain in American culture? Do any other elements of the Puritan ethic continue to shape the United States?

The paper has to be at least 500 words. I have no preference on which questions you would like to research.