Evaluating a movie.

The Writing Assignment

Watch a movie that you want and write an essay evaluating the movie. State your judgment (thesis statement) clearly, and support it with a convincing argument based on standards of value that your readers will be likely to agree. Assuming that your readers do not know anything about the movie, you describe it and inform them why the movie is recommended to watch or graded low.  Provide a brief plot summary so that the audience can get an idea of what the movie is about. You also discuss about the strengths and/or weaknesses of the movie. Do not simply retell the story of the movie. This is not a story-telling test.

It is important to have a thesis statement in the introduction, and a topic sentence and supporting details in each body paragraph. Introduction and conclusion should be connected in a way or another. Try to reduce errors as many as possible. If you have many errors, you will not get a satisfactory grade.  Do not simply retell the story of the movie.

Basic features of evaluation

A Well-presented subject

A clear, well-balanced judgment

A convincing argument

Pointed comparison/compare and contrast similarities and differences with a movie that belongs to the same genre.


Present the background, a brief plot summary of the movie that offers the foundation of your evaluation.

Discuss the universal criteria you will analyze in the essay as you evaluate the film.

Judge the movie from your critical perspective(s).

Body paragraphs

Give several reasons and support them with convincing details (evidence) from the movie.

Plot: How is the story told (chronological, flashback, or flashforward)? Why do you think the director structure the movie that way? How does the plot contribute to making the movie theme? Is the story interesting? Confusing? Moving? Believable? Just a copy of other movies that you’ve seen? What specific parts do you think problematic or efficient?

Genre: what type of movie is this? For example, action, adventure, horror, sci-fi, romance, mystery, comedy, tragedy, documentary?  How is the movie evaluated, for example in the ranking? How does the movie attract the audience?

Pace: Is the movie slow-paced? Or action-packed? What parts were dull or exciting? How does the pace contribute to the story? Why do you think the director set that pace in the movie?

Acting: How is the acting done? Do they seem to be acting effectively? How much the acting contribute to the movie?

Music: What kind of music is used as a sound track? Is the music proper to the subject of the movie? How does the music create the mood of the scenes?

Dialogue: Does it sound natural? Were there any specific scenes of the movie where dialogue stood out for some reasons?  Any memorable dialogue?

Any social, political, issues: What message does the movie try to send to the audience?

Remember you should use specific examples (dialogue, scene…) from the movie to support each above category.


Impression management is something that we all employ from time to time to achieve certain goals in our life.

Impression management is something that we all employ from time to time to achieve certain goals in our life.

Sometimes we want to appear likable, other times we want to appear competent, and yet other times we desire to gain control or power over a situation, all of which can yield positive outcomes. Yet at other times we self-handicap in order to appear like we have not been incompetent or failed, which we often perceive as a positive outcome because we have protected the way others see us (or at least we feel we have).

In what situation are you most likely to use impression management? What situation are you most likely not going to work to use impression management? What is the typical difference between these two situations?

Provide an example of when you used impression management successfully. What was the outcome and why?

Now provide an example in which you attempted to use impression management and it failed. Why did it fail, and what was that outcome?

In this last situation would the outcome have felt better if you had used a self-handicapping strategy? What type of self-handicapping strategy could you have used? Finally, what are the dangers of turning to this kind of strategy on a regular basis?

Read this essay to write the Reader Response plus Research papers. The Reader Response plus Research papers should be approximately 400-450 words long. For each entry, include the author’s name, the title of the work, and the date assigned for class. Also include full citation information for additional sources. Use proper in-text citations. A thoughtful reflection on your reading of the piece—evidence that you have “engaged” the text. The avoidance of gratuitous plot summary or condensation. Research to support your reflection/argument. Each entry should be typewritten, double-spaced, and free from excessive mechanical and technical errors. Follow MLA 2009 guidelines regarding format. Do not skip lines between paragraphs. Include a running head which always includes the page number.



-Read in NFG: GRANT PENROD, “Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids,”p. 754, and STEPHEN L. CARTER,  OR “Just Be Nice,” PDF on Blackboard onley

Follow the standard guidelines for a Reader’s Response + Research (RR+R).  Remember to use in-text citations and include a Works Cited page.  Use current research to support or counter the author’s argument in one of these two essays.  Remember to use strong signal phrases, provide author/ity, and integrate your quotes.  P.I.E.!


For the Stephen L. Carter essay citation, use the following, with smart quotes and a hanging indent:

Carter, Stephen L.  “Just Be Nice.” ENGL 130, Blackboard. Date you accessed it. PDF file.

For in-text citations, list Carter’s name and/or page number:

(Carter 3)

If you need other options for other classes/assignments for Blackboard material citations, here is a great link:


This is your only chance; no revisions will be accepted.

How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life

In Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life (2013), Miller and Wedell-Wedellsborg discuss the importance of establishing systems within organizations that promote not only the creativity that results in innovation, but also make it possible for employees to bring innovative ideas to fruition. Miller and Wedell-Wedellsborg argue that a leader’s primary job “is not to innovate; it is to become an innovation architect, creating a work environment that helps . . . people engage in the key innovation behaviors as part of their daily work” (p. 4). Such a work environment must be reinforced by innovation architecture—the structures within an organization that support an innovation, from the brainstorming phase to final realization. The more well developed the architecture and the simpler the processes involved, the more likely employees are to be innovators.

For this assignment, you will research the innovation architecture of at least three companies that are well-known for successfully supporting a culture of innovation. Write a 1,500-word paper that addresses the following:

  1.  What particular elements of each organization’s culture, processes, and management systems and styles work well to support innovation?
  2. Why do you think these organizations have been able to capitalize on innovation and intrapreneurship while others have not?
  3. Based on what you have learned, what processes and systems might actually stifle innovation and intrapreneurship?
  4. Imagine yourself as an innovation architect. What structures or processes would you put in place to foster a culture of innovation within your own organization?

Include in-text citations to at least four reputable secondary sources (such as trade journals, academic journals, and professional or industry websites) in your paper.

Social Problems

  • Each discussion question should have a minimum of 100 words, but no more than 150 words. No one liner, three or more sentences. Must be complete thoughts.
  • You will need to start a new thread for each discussion.



#1. What makes you stand out as a student? Why?



#2. What are Social Roles?

Compare and contrast the comments of Professor Kuhlman and Professor Woodworth-Ney.

Compare and contrast the comments of Professor Kuhlman and Professor Woodworth-Ney.  Do you find any similarities and/or any differences?   Do the professors see any patterns or trends in the suffrage movements?  What specific examples do they provide as factors in the enactment of women’s voting rights?

Besides the right to vote, what other concerns are presented by Professors Kuhlman, Woodworth-Ney and Foner?  Were these concerns answered with suffrage?  Why, or why not?


Use your discussion on the above questions as a guide to answer the following questions to be turned in. 

  • Given the professors’ comments and Foner’s text, do you think granting women the right to vote was evolutionary (a natural progression) or revolutionary (a radical change)? Why?

Using the financial statements from the Major Medical Center Case Study at the end of chapter 14, analyze the following:

Using the financial statements from the Major Medical Center Case Study at the end of chapter 14, analyze the following: •Review the auditor’s opinion letter and analyze any concerns. •Review the financial statements. Analyze any unusual items and examine the balance sheet, operating statement, and cash flow statement. •Review the notes and analyze any causes for concern.

•Calculate the following ratios using Excel: common size, current, quick, days of cash on hand, receivables turnover, average collection period, fixed asset turnover, total asset turnover, debt, debt to equity, times-interest-earned, operating margin, total margin, ROA, and RONA. •Evaluate Major Medical Center’s financial status.sheet, operating statement, and cash flow statement?

Environmental ((Ecological Footprint ))

  1. Name Ecological Footprint
    Please conduct an analysis of your ecological footprint, being as honest as you can. Next choose another country and conduct the same analysis using the mindset of what you would imagine a person living in that country would have.
  2. http://footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/

    Please answer the follong questions:

    1. How many planets would it take to support the global population if everyone live the same lifestyle that you do? How many globally productive acres are necessary to just support you?

    2. What sector ( Food, Shelter, Mobility, Goods, Services) of the analysis was the largest contributer to your personal impact?

    3. Can you identify way in which you could modify your behavior to reduce your personal footprint?

    4. Which alternative country did you choose and what was the difference in the impacts between yours and that country in terms of the overall footprint?

    5. What would you recommend that we as a society do to reduce our ecological footprint?

how having more work-in-process inventory can improve the efficiency of a process.


Explain how having more work-in-process inventory can improve the efficiency of a process.  How can this be bad?






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