GC ACC360 full course (discussions + assignments) -november 2015

GC ACC 360 week 1 dq 1 & dq

 

dq 1

Compare and contrast financial, managerial, and cost
accounting. Choose a well-known company, and describe how managers of that
company might use financial, managerial, and cost accounting information. Be
specific. Do not choose a company that one of your classmates has already
written about. Participate in follow-up discussion by adding to your
classmates’ comments.

 

dq 2

What information does cost accounting provide? What
decisions can be made regarding a manufacturing operation from the data? Be
specific.

 

GC ACC 360 week 2 dq 1 & dq

 

dq 1

Find a journal article online about job costing systems. In
the subject line of your post, include the title of the article that you read.
Post a link to that article with your initial post, and provide a summary and a
reaction to the article. The summary should be approximately 250 words, and the
reaction should be approximately 150 words. The summary should describe the
major points of the article, and the reaction should demonstrate your interpretation
of the article and how you can apply that knowledge. Do not choose an article
that one of your classmates has already posted on. To participate in follow-up
discussion, choose one of the articles that your classmates have posted, and
provide your own reaction to it.

 

dq 2

 

Compare and contrast actual and normal costing. What is a
benefit of each? What is a circumstance in which each would be appropriate?

 

GC ACC 360 week 3 dq 1 & dq
dq 1

What are the major differences between job-order costing and
process costing systems? Give an example of a well-known company that might use
job costing, and an example of a well-known company that might use process
costing. Explain why you have chosen the companies that you did, and do not
choose companies that your classmates have already commented upon. Participate
in follow-up discussion by

commenting on your classmates’ choices of companies.

 

dq 2

“The standard costing method is particularly applicable to
process costing situations.” Do you agree? Why?

 

GC ACC 360 week 4 dq 1 & dq dq 1

How can broad averaging inappropriately cost products or
services? What are the potential problems that can arise from using a
traditional costing system? Give an example of a well-known company, and
identify what it might use to allocate overhead costs to products using a
traditional system. Next, indicate what activities the company might identify
if they were to use an ABC system. Why might an ABC system be better? Explain.
Participate in follow-up discussion by adding to your classmates’ comments.

 

dq 2

Describe the ABC method, and provide a detailed example of
where it would be used.

 

GC ACC 360 week 5 dq 1 & dq
dq 1

What is the difference between a static budget and a
flexible budget? Give an example of a well-known company that might benefit
from using a flexible budget, and an example of a well-known company that might
use a static budget. Explain why you have chosen the companies that you did,
and do not choose companies that your classmates have already commented upon.
Participate in follow-up discussion by

commenting on your classmates’ choices of companies.

 

dq 2

What types of information can variance analysis provide to
the manager? How can it be used? Give examples.

 

GC ACC 360 week 6 dq 1 & dq
dq 1

Discuss the three influences on pricing decisions, as
presented in this module’s lecture. Which do you think is most important, and
why?

dq 2

Compare and contrast the three major influences on pricing
decisions (customer, competitor, and costs). What issues should concern the
cost manager in each area, and how might a manager learn what factors are
important in each?

 

GC ACC 360 week 7 dq 1 & dq
dq 1
Why must costs be allocated? Explain why overhead costs, support department
costs, or joint costs must be allocated to products, and give an example of a
company that might allocate those costs.
dq 2

What is the split-off point? How would you
approach a decision to sell joint products at the split-off point, or process
those products further?

 

GC ACC 360 week 8 dq 1 & dqdq 1

Find a journal article online about just-in-time inventory
systems. In the subject line of your post, include the name of the article that
you read. Post a link to that article with your initial post, and provide a
summary and a reaction to the article. The summary should be approximately 250
words, and the reaction should be approximately 150 words. The summary should
describe the major points of the article, and the reaction should demonstrate
your interpretation of the article and how you can apply that knowledge. Do not
choose an article that one of your classmates has already posted on. To
participate in follow-up discussion, choose one of the articles that your
classmates have posted, and provide your own reaction to it.

 

dq 2

Why do better decisions regarding the purchasing and
managing of goods for sale frequently cause dramatic percentage increases in
net income?

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC ACC 360 week 3 assignment
Details:

Please complete the following exercises and/or problems from
the textbook:

  • P17-31
  • P17-33

Prepare your answers in an Excel workbook, using one
worksheet per exercise or problem.

Save your workbook using the filename
LastnameFirstinitial.ACC 360.T# where the # represents the topic number. For
example, John Doe would submit assignment #5 using the following name:
DoeJ.ACC 360.T5.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

GC ACC 360 week 7 assignment latest 2015 november

Details:

Please complete the following exercises and/or problems from
the textbook:

  • E14-22
  • P15-30
  • E16-23

Prepare your answers in an Excel workbook, using one
worksheet per exercise or problem.

Save your workbook using the filename
LastnameFirstinitial.ACC 360.T# where the # represents the topic number. For
example, John Doe would submit assignment #5 using the following name:
DoeJ.ACC 360.T5.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

 

GC ACC 360 week 8 assignment latest 2015 november

Details:

Please complete the following exercises and/or problems from
the textbook:

  • P18-36
  • P18-37
  • P18-38
  • E20-16
  • P20-26

Prepare your answers in an Excel workbook, using one
worksheet per exercise or problem.

Save your workbook using the filename
LastnameFirstinitial.ACC 360.T# where the # represents the topic number. For
example, John Doe would submit assignment #5 using the following name:
DoeJ.ACC 360.T5.

You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Accounting Project 1 SeaSide Marina

Project 1 SeaSide Marina

 

This project requires you to tie all parts of the accounting process together in a relatively simple manner. It is intended to enhance your understanding of fundamental accounting concepts and illustrate how all parts of an accounting system join together. You are required to complete a set of typical transactions, post the transactions to the General and Subsidiary Ledgers, complete a trial balance, month end adjustments, and an adjusted trial balance. Some students have found it helpful to complete the transactions in the workbook first.

The final part of the project requires you to put together a complete set of financial statements (including a classified balance sheet and a multiple-step income statement) as well as the first footnote in most financial reports (Summary of Significant Accounting Policies). This is to be done manually not in the Seaside software

Seaside Marina is an online program that contains program files that are downloaded and installed on your PC (the program does not work on Apple computers). This program is a learning tool and is not intended to demonstrate an actual commercial automated accounting system. The program files contain both a workbook file along with documentation in PDF format (make sure you print out this file for reference). In addition to the workbook and documentation, there is a link to access the online software. In order to access the online Seaside program for the first and subsequent sessions, you are required to have a session id number and product code. TheSession ID number is7007 for our class and the product code will be emailed to you along with a link to download the Seaside Marina software after your purchase is complete. Note: The e-mail sent by Ivy Software is often blocked by the Siena SPAM filter. Make sure you check your blocked messages after you order the software to insure you get yourSeaside Marina Download Link and Product Code.” Ivy Software recommends that you write the session id number and product code on your workbook after printing it out. Instructions for how to complete the Seaside Marina project are contained in the workbook file and should be carefully reviewed before beginning the project.

To purchase the software, please click on the link directly to the Siena College order page:http://shop.ivysoftware.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=229. After entering your name and payment information into the Ivy Software secure server, you will receive an order number along with a confirmation email. After they process your credit card, you will receive an email labeled “Seaside Marina Download Link and Product Code” which will contain a link to download your software and the product code to access it.

Please feel to call Ivy Software at 800-342-5489 for assistance or via email ativytech@ivysoftware.com if you have any questions about Seaside Marina or the ordering process.

Requirements and Due Dates:

  1. Instructions 1 – 4 in the SeaSide workbook posted in BlackBoard under “Assignments(The transactions for the last three days of June) must be completed prior to and aredue Thursday, Oct. 1at the beginning of class. You do not need to turn in anything to the instructor. I will download results from Ivy Software.
  2. I will e-mail students the correct balance for any general ledger accounts that are incorrect. You need to adjust any incorrect amounts. Then you are required to complete Instruction 5 in the SeaSide workbook posted in BlackBoard under “Assignments” (the adjusting journal entries required at the end of the month). Make sure you use the adjusting entry mode when posting to the General Ledger. The adjusting entry mode is located in tool bar of the General Ledger.
  3. Instruction 6 in the SeaSide workbook posted in BlackBoard under “Assignments”(the adjusting journal entries required at the end of the month) and mannualy prepare the financial statements including the first footnote aredue Thursday, Oct. 15 at the beginning of class. The financial statements are to be manually put together from the adjusted trial balance. The financial statements should be in “good form,” meaning they should be formatted in the same manner as published financial statements. You will need to turn in a set of financial statements and the required footnote (Significant Accounting Policies) in good form at the beginning of class.

 

 

Part 2

 

You are now required to complete the adjusting journal entries required at the end of the month.Make sure you use the adjusting entry mode when posting to the General Ledger.The adjusting entry mode is located in tool bar of the General Ledger.

The financial statements including the first footnote are dueThursday, Oct. 15at the beginning of class. The financial statements are to be put together from the adjusted trial balance. Please e-mail me if you would like me to check your Adjusted Trial Balance numbers prior to Monday, October 12th at noon.

The financial statements should be in “good form,” meaning they should be formatted in the same manner as published financial statements. For example (the following list is not inclusive):

  1. This means the heading for each financial statement should contain the company name, the date or period covered, and the name of the statement.
  2. The first number at the top of a column and the final number in a column should have a dollar sign ($).
  3. All numbers should be whole dollar amounts and line up in a column.
  4. The last number in a column should have a double underline.

You will need to turn in a set of financial statements and the required footnote in good form (examples of the first footnote are posted in BlackBoard under “Assignments”) at the beginning of class on October 9th.

 

 

Allocation of Points

 

 

Trial Balance 30%
Adjusted Trial Balance 20%
Post Closing T/B 10%
A/R sub ledger 5%
A/P sub ledger 5%
Financial statements
Income Statement 25%
Statement of RE or SE 10%
Balance Sheet 25%
Statement of Cash Flows 25%
Footnote 15%
30%
Total 100%

 

 

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Set 0
June 28 (Monday)
1. Discovered error made by Jack Hobie. One­third ($270.00) of the supplies purchased from Beach
Office Supply on June 2 were actually store supplies rather than office supplies.
2. Sold merchandise over the counter to Bill Hankins for $110 cash.
3. Sold $2,000 of merchandise to Sail Board City on account? terms 3/10, n/30? invoice #17.
4. Received a check from Bill Hankins in the amount of $240 to be applied to invoice #8.
5. Received a check from Laker Marine Supply in full payment of the balance of their account. You must
determine if a discount was taken, and if so, how much it was. Seaside Marina only grants discounts on
the basis of full payment of an invoice within the discount period.
6. Paid Avis Boat Builders the balance due on Seaside’s June 3 merchandise purchase.
7. Sent a check to Catamaran Corp. in full payment of Seaside’s June 19 merchandise purchase.
8. Purchased $1200 of merchandise for resale from Tackle Box Supply on account? terms 2/10, n/30.
9. Purchased $1,400 of merchandise for resale from Nautical Industries on account? terms 2/10, n/30.
10. Seaside needed additional space and purchased a warehouse to remodel and the land around it. Prior
to arranging permanent financing, Seaside signed a short term construction note payable. The terms of
the note are $50,000, 90 days at 16%. The building value was determined to be $40,000.
11. Seaside’s ad agency offered Mr. Hobie a special deal. If he purchased an additional $150 of
advertising to be used in August, Seaside would receive free layout services. Mr. Hobie paid the agency
$150 to be recorded as advertising expense.
June 29 (Tuesday)
1. Sold $400 of merchandise to Bass­A­Rama Rentals and $114 of merchandise to Carl Jenkins. Both
customers paid cash.
2. Sold $2100 of merchandise to Waterfront Marina on account? terms 3/10, n/30? invoice #18.
3. Received a check from Bass­A­Rama Rentals in full payment of invoice #16.
4. Received a check from Waterfront Marina in full payment of invoices #14 and #15. You must
determine the amount of discount allowed, if any.
5. Certain unusable store equipment costing $1,030 was returned by Mr. Hobie and a credit was received
from Office Equipment Company. The remaining balance due on the store equipment was paid in full.
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6. Purchased $270 of merchandise for resale from Catamaran Corp. on account? terms n/30.
7. Purchased $335 of merchandise for resale from Danforth Tool on account? terms 2/10,n/30.
8. Purchased $1110 of merchandise for resale from Tackle Box Supply on account? terms 2/10, n/30.
9. Sail Board City returned $840 of merchandise purchased on June 17 and requested that their account
be credited.
10. Requested & Returned $205 of merchandise purchased from Nautical Industries and was given a
credit on the account.
11. Marlinspike Marine signed a 12%, 60­day note dated June 20 to pay the balance of its account. The
note has not been recorded yet. Sale date was June 19.
12. Mr. Hobie leased some extra space in the new warehouse to Wayward Fishers. Seaside collected
$500 for July and August rent. Use the Rent Revenue account.
June 30 (Wednesday)
1. Purchased store supplies costing $810 from Local Supply. Paid cash.
2. Paid Beach Office Supply the balance due on Seaside’s account.
3. Sent a check for $370 to Local Supply to be applied to Seaside’s June 2 purchase.
4. Paid Nautical Industries the balance due on Seaside’s June 28 purchase. You must determine the
discount to be taken, if any. Seaside’s creditors only grant discounts on the basis of full payment of a
purchase within the discount period.
5. Sent a check for $1185 to Tackle Box Supply to be applied to Seaside’s account.
6. Seaside Marina was informed that the store equipment returned to Office Equipment Company had
actually cost Seaside Marina $930 rather than $1,030. Office Equipment Company requested that Mr.
Hobie remit a check for $100. Mr. Hobie sent the check.
7. Sold $200 of merchandise to Carl Jenkins on account? terms n/30? invoice #19.
8. Sold $2210 of merchandise to Pope’s Charters on account? terms 2/10, n/30? invoice #20.
9. Sold merchandise to Sail Board City for $880 cash.
10. Paid freight of $214 on incoming purchases. These purchases were all FOB shipping point.
11. Paid $310 for June utilities.
12. Received payment for the balance due from Sail Board City, less discount.
13. The board of directors declared a $850 dividend to be paid on July 2.
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Adjustment Information:
Summarize and post the appropriate columns of the special journals and prepare the trial balance section
of the worksheet to prove that the general ledger is in balance. Next, prepare the subsidiary ledger
schedules to verify that the subsidiary ledgers balance with their control accounts. Then, journalize and
post the adjusting entries using the following information and the journals and ledgers.
Assume 360 days for any interest calculations and follow the traditional rules for rounding. For example,
$5.415 rounds to $5.42 and $5.414 rounds to $5.41.
1. Physical inventories as of June 30, 20XX are as follows:
Office Supplies $115
Store Supplies $430
2. Depreciation is based on the end­of­month balance in the asset account, regardless of the date
purchased. Seaside elects to use the straight­line method for calculating depreciation. Based on the
balances in the following depreciable asset accounts, using the salvage value and useful life given,
calculate the depreciation for each asset for the month of June.
Depreciable Asset Salvage Value Useful Life
Office Equipment $240 96 months
Store Equipment $200 120 months
Warehouse $4000 240 months
3. Seaside must accrue salaries of $240 for the last three days of June. Employee income taxes are
withheld at a rate of 15% and FICA taxes are withheld at a rate of 10%. The policy regarding the
employer’s matching 10% FICA liability is to accrue the amount for the full month’s payroll at the end of
the month.
4. Unused advertising amounts to $350.
Closing Information:
Prepare the adjusted trial balance section of the worksheet to verify that the general ledger is still in
balance. Then, journalize and post the closing entries using the following information, the worksheet and
the general ledger.
1. The ending merchandise inventory as of June 30, 20XX is $4,994. Seaside uses a periodic inventory
system and uses the closing entry format for handling cost of goods sold? therefore, it does not have a
Cost of Goods Sold account.
Prepare a post­closing trial balance to prove that the general ledger is still in balance and prepare the
financial statements.
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Additional information needed by those students that wish to pursue the
documentation aspect of Seaside Marina.
Transaction Set 0
June 28 (Monday)
3. Sold $2,000 of merchandise to Sail Board City on account? terms 3/10, n/30? invoice #17. Sail Board
City’s address is:
116 Nautical Road
Travis Wharf, VA 23421
ATTN: Archie Bradford
Purchase order number is 0061, dated June 26 and signed by L. Sanford. Shipment date is June 28,
shipped by Yellow Freight Bill of Lading No. 007. The product ordered was 200 units of item 7960
oarlocks at $10 each for a price of $2,000. Customer account number is 006.
Assume the role of Jack Hobie. Go to Figure 1.2­ Seaside Marina Boat Equipment Sales flow chart.
Complete the Sales Invoice (Figure 2.1) and print. Also, if you have not already done this, enter the
transaction in the Sales Journal and Accounts Receivable subsidiary ledger.
June 28 (Monday)
9. Purchased $1,400 of merchandise for resale from Nautical Industries on account? terms 2/10, n/30. The
purchase order number is 0106, the purchase order date is June 28, 20XX. Nautical Industries address is:
206 Water Street
West Point, VA 23106
The phone # is 804­769­7111, fax is 804­769­7119, contact name is Brad Smith. The part # is 176437,
the item is personal floatation device (PFD). The quantity is 280 and the unit price is $5. Ignore taxes for
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purposes of this exercise and assume shipping is free for orders above $1000.
Assume the role of Jess Nathan. Go to figure 1.6­ Seaside Marina Purchase Orders flow chart. Complete
the Purchase Order (Figure 2.2) and print. Also, if you have not already done this enter the transaction in
the Purchases Journal and Accounts Payable Subsidiary Ledger.
10. The Baytown Bank loaned the money to Seaside Marina. The note shown is a generic note and is
Figure 2.7­ Promissory Note. You do not have to do anything other than observe the format of the note
and make the appropriate entry if you have not done so already.
June 29 (Tuesday)
10. Sail Board City returned $840 of merchandise purchased on June 17 and requested that their account
be credited. The invoice date is June 17, the invoice number is 10, the return number is 43, and the credit
number is 006. The product is 10 gallons of metallic paint at $84/gallon.
Assume the role of Jess Nathan. Go to figure 1.4, Seaside Marina Sales Returns flow chart. Complete the
Credit Memo (Figure 2.3) and print. Also, if you have not already done this, enter the transaction in the
General Journal and Accounts Receivable Subsidiary Ledger.
11. Requested and returned $205 of merchandise purchased from Nautical Industries and was given a
credit on the account.
The return request number is 003, the date of the request is June 29, 20XX. The reason is damaged
goods. Seaside requested and received a credit on their account, account number 1611. Seaside’s phone
number is 1­800­342­6000. The dept. is 11. The invoice number is 7436. There were 41 units returned
from an original order of 280 units. The product number is 176437­ the list price is $10. It was authorized
by Ely Jones of Nautical Industries on the date it was received (June 29).
Assume the role of Anne Bolin. Go to Figure 1.7 Seaside Marina Purchase Returns. Complete the
Request to Return (Figure 2.6) and print. Also, if you have not already done so, enter the transaction in
the General Journal and Accounts Payable Subsidiary Ledger.
June 30 (Wednesday)
7. Sold $200 of merchandise to Carl Jenkins on account? terms n/30? invoice #19 Carl Jenkins address is:
619 Bay Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
The shipment is by Yellow Freight. The document number is 0179, the shipper number is 116 and the
carrier number is 1016. The merchandise is 10 paddles at $20 each. The weight is 20lbs and the rate is
$1.00/lb. The freight charges are billed to shipper. Eliot Wire represented Yellow Freight.
Assume the role of Jess Nathan. Go to Figure 1.8­ Seaside Marina’s shipping to customers. Complete the
Uniform Bill of Lading­ Domestic (Figure 2.4) and print. Also, if you have not already done so, enter the
transaction in the sales journal and Accounts Receivable Subsidiary Ledger.
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Additional information needed by those students that wish to pursue bank
reconciliation and payroll.
Transaction Set 0
Payroll Information
June 25­ Paid employees
Jess Nathan worked 44.59 hours­ DD voucher #5004
Ron Holt worked 31.01 hours­ DD voucher #5005
Anne Bolin worked 37.04 hours­ DD voucher #5006
1. Complete the employee record for each employee and print.
2. Complete the payroll register and print.
3. Complete the Direct Deposit voucher for each employee and print.
Bank Reconciliation Information
AUTO CHECKS
Number Payee Date Amount
#0019 Catamaran Boat Builders 6/11/20XX $4,250
Checking Account Balance $24,392.50
NO INTEREST EARNED
NO BALANCE FEES
The back of Page 1 of the bank statement showed:
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COMM4055 Final Examination Period

COMM 4055 Final Examination Period

For this examination, you will be writing an essay about the case study described in the question on this exam. You will be evaluating an actual event using what you already know from the reading leading up to this examination. In particular, you will have read article since your last test on the following topics:

  1. Digital Media Law, specifically Copyright Laws
  2. Digital Media Ethics

You have previously had readings and videos that discuss the following:

  1. Defining New Media
  2. On-line Engagement
  3. Virtual Communities
  4. Digital Political Economy
  5. Digital Identity
  6. Digital Performance
  7. Collective Intelligence
  8. Transmediated Storytelling
  9. Participatory Culture
  10. Gamification and Locative Media
  11. Digital Advocacy

The first part of your paper will the details of this situation, and should cover all of these questions:

  • Describe the situation in the case study.
  • Who would be affected by this decision, both positively and negatively? Who are the relevant stakeholders? Who is affected from the outside the stakeholders?
  • What background information concerning this case study exist?
  • What do I already know about this general topic?
  • What is the underlying problem? What are the symptoms of the problem?
  • What is the decision that needs to be made?
  • Are there any constraints or limitations?
  • Is there an urgency regarding this situation.

The second part of your paper will use what you know from your readings, using cause and effect. For this part of the exam, you want to use the two concepts that you discussed since the last exam, and you will also use two concept from the previous weeks to make your arguments. You may find that some of these concepts will work better with this case study, but I encourage you to synthesis arguments that take unique visions of these concepts. Remember to support your arguments.

  • What concepts from your reading are relevant to this question? Why are they relevant to this argument?
  • What are the opposing sides of this case? What is the evidence that could be used to support each side of the argument? Where does the relevant information from your readings support one side of the argument?
  • Based on the relevant information in your readings, what information is missing?
  • What are the alternatives ways to resolve this issue, based on your understanding of your readings? NOTE: You should have two or three alternatives.

The third part of your paper should come to some

  • Which side of the argument does you support lean toward based on the information in your readings?
  • What questions do you have that would make affect your final determination on this case? What are your expected answers, and how would they affect your final argument?

case study

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One articles that highlight the issues is:

Facebook, Big Data, and the Trust of the Public

Facebook is facing these ethical dilemmas as it announces that the company is delving further into AI applications and research, telling consumers that they are approaching this technology with ethics in mind. There are two articles on CNET from yesterday that discuss how the company is moving forward with these projects, though they may not have public support due to fears of customers that their privacy may be violated.

Facebook starts building AI with an ethical compass
Facebook’s new dating service hopes love conquers all, even privacy issues

As these social media companies grow larger and more powerful, and as technology advances, there is a growing concern about the ability of these mega giants to use the evolving technologies to monitor and enact surveillance on unknowing consumers. The following video, though majorly flawed, illustrates a growing concern:

I want to point out that the young man who created this video did some research, and realized that it was the close captioning software that he was using to make the streaming video on Youtube that was pulling out key words to target the advertisement. By the way, this is not the only video on Youtube where people are trying to definitively prove that Google, Facebook, SnapChat, Twitter, and other social media companies are monitoring their customers. As our technology has become more technologically converged, every phone and most computers have a camera and a microphone. Most phone have geotagging capabiities, that can pinpoint any user’s location within a few feet. Phone apps have been using this data for years to tell you how close a potential suitor is to you, or how close a particular business or service is to you. But these apps also know where you are located, and the potential for misuse has always been in the background.

One last link:

http://www.takethislollipop.com/

Warning: If you do not have Adobe Flash plug-in enabled on your computer, go to the Icon in the Address field to enable it. DO NOT click on the Adobe Flash icon on the page, or you may get some pretty nasty pornography click up.

Remember, you are not expected to take a political stand on this issue. You are expected to look at the events and the situation through the “lens” of the reading and the viewing assignments you had been assigned for the first fourteen weeks of class. Though this case study has a political significance, look at those political issue through the lens of your readings.

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GB601 -Conduct research to validate the statement made above by McMurrian and Matulich.

Discussion Question

In week two one task that your team will face is to analyze growth opportunities for expansion. In the global economy there are many strong ties between corporate ethics and profit. McMurrian and Matulich offer this hypothesis, “In fact, a reputation for ethical business activities can be a major source of competitive advantage” (2006, p. 11). For this discussion question you will:

1. Conduct research to validate the statement made above by McMurrian and Matulich.

2. Post the APA compliant results of your research to include at least one company that has successfully applied their ethics or values with profitable results and one company that has lost profit dollars when they have acted in non compliance with their ethics.

3. Comment on how this research applies to your current employer or one that you have worked for in the past.

4. Comment on how this research will increase the effectiveness of your simulation team’s decision-making.

Reference

McMurrian, R. C., & Matulich, E. (2006). Building Customer Value and Profitability with Business Ethics. Journal of Business & Economics Research, 4 (11), 11-18.

 

Week 2

Please review the Discussion Board Participation grading rubric on your course syllabus. This is important information that will ensure that you earn maximum points. Your professionally written APA compliant postings, using appropriate sources should provide substantive depth that advances the discussion. Also, please be sure to edit your posts for grammatical errors before you post.

 

Discussion

In your business growth plans for this week, one area you will be focusing on is recruitment and retention of employees. Your text states “In a recent survey of 173 CEO/founders…the HR issues seen as most important included: recruitment/ selection/ retention/ compensation and special pay programs…” (Cadotte & Bruce, 2003, p.359). A unique recruitment and retention challenge faced by current CEO’s is that for the first time in history multiple generations work side by side. “Each group has its own distinct characteristics, values, and attitudes toward work, based on its generation’s life experiences” (American Management Association, 2007, ¶ 2). For this discussion question respond to the following, supported by scholarly sources:

a. Define the generations as referenced by the American Management Association.

b. Talk about the motivations for each of these generations.

c. Research the challenges faced by employers in creating compensation/rewards programs that will satisfy all generations.

d. Discuss how the company you presently work for accomplishes this goal.

e. Recommend changes or improvements that your present company could make to their current practices.

Reference

American Management Association, (2007, January 27). Leading the four generations at work. Retrieved fromhttp://www.amanet.org/training/articles/Leading-the-Four-Generations-at-Work.aspx

Cadotte, Ernest R. and Harry J. Bruce; The Management of Strategy in The Marketplace, South-Western College Publishing, Cincinnati, 2003.

 

Discussion Topic

As your company grows and faces increasingly complex challenges, you may be finding that the original strategy you created is changing. You are also changing and growing to meet these new challenges. Senge (2007) tells us “The organizations that will excel in the future will be those that can tap the commitment and capacity to learn of people at all levels within them” (para 5). Senge’s 5 key disciplines are “1) systems thinking, 2) achieving personal mastery, 3) shifting mental models, 4) building shared vision, and 5) team learning” (2007, para 6). They are key to achieving the goal of creating the learning organization.

For this week’s discussion question, you will be reviewing the readings for this week, viewing to the Extra Extra videos, and using your own organization to research how these disciplines can be integrated into organizational growth and improvement. Your response should contain the following information:

1. A brief description of your current employment organization or one that you have worked for in the past.

2. A review of how these disciplines have been integrated (either formally or informally) within the organization and the impact on organizational effectiveness.

3. Commentary on how the organization can improve.

4. How you can integrate this information into your business plan in the classroom team.

Reference

Senge, P. (2007). Fifth Discipline. Bloomsbury Business Library – Management Library, 27. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

Sources of Capital

All small business owners find themselves looking for small business funding at one point or another. In this simulation you are preparing to seek funding from venture capitalist, but there are many other sources of funding to consider. The small business owner must determine how these sources marry with company vision, mission and values, and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each funding source. For this discussion question you will conduct research on these funding sources and:

1. Present a high level overview of at least 4 types of sources.

2. Select the top 2 sources that you think would be a best fit for the growth stage of your business.

3. Discuss how you would identify specific companies/individuals within these 2 choices to find one that is the most compatible with your organizations values.

4. Cite one example of a company that has achieved this goal

 

Discussion Topic

Last week you presented to the venture capital team and received feedback on how to increase your chances of success as you grow your company. You will be incorporating this feedback into your business plan and possibly changing your strategy. Linkow tells us “In this rapidly changing world with tight–and getting tighter–resources, the capacity to make and execute strategy is a source of competitive advantage. Organizations that don’t have strategic competence embedded in their infrastructures will fall behind” (1999, p. 37). In his article, Linkow identifies several thinking competencies that are common in great strategic thinkers:

· reframing

· scanning

· abstracting

· multivariate thinking

· envisioning

· inducting

· valuating (p. 35)

For your discussion question response this week, select 2 of these competencies and in your response:

1. Define each competency using Linkow’s work and other sources you discover in your research.

2. Discuss the impact achieving a high degree of skill in these competencies can have on an organization’s growth.

3. Select a business leader that has exhibited either one or both of these competencies and give an example to support your thoughts.

4. Talk about how this information can be helpful to your team as they change the business plan.

5. Describe how personal integration of this information can increase your effectiveness as a team member.

Reference

Linkow, P. (1999). What gifted strategic thinkers do? Training & Development, 53(7), 34. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.

 

Unit 6

Discussion Topic

You have been working in virtual teams starting from the first week and needed to be highly effective almost instantaneously. In week 6 you will be presenting to the board and one area of this presentation includes lessons learned throughout the simulation. One key area you will address is how the team learned to work together from the outset, how you continued to maximize individual strengths to create a high performing team, and what you will be doing to continue this development. In this discussion question address the following:

1. What process the team employed to engage all team members quickly?

2. How successful was your team process?

3. How roles and responsibilities were assigned? Please include information from

a.your insights profile

b.the tools in the textbook reading

c.Other assessment tools that you think are valuable to share

4. What best practices this and from previous courses, articles, books, and assignments have helped you?

5. What changes did you need to make along the way to ensure that the team operated in a highly effective fashion?

6. How will you apply this knowledge to your workplace and other teams you will be operating on in the future?

 

 

Individual assignments

Ethical Considerations in Global Expansion

Overview

 

In Unit 1 you formed a team and started the process of company growth. Part of this team formation was to create a values profile. In week 2 one task that your team will

face is to analyze growth opportunities for expansion. There are several factors that will impact your decision making, “Total demand in any quarter will be determined by (1) the

market’s sales potential, (2) the seasonal and economic conditions of the global economy, and (3) the nature and extent of competition” (Cadotte & Bruce, 2003, p.3).

Another consideration is one of ethics; do your company values support the expansion choices you will be making? Decision making tied to ethics and values may not be easy but can be advantageous. McMurrian and Matulich (2006) cite Ferrell “These advantages include higher levels of efficiency in operations, higher levels of commitment and loyalty from employees, higher levels of perceived product quality, higher levels of customer loyalty and retention, and better financial performance (Ferrell 2004)” (p.11).

As part of the management team, you will need to be in consensus on expansion plans and will be using your values as one filter to make your final decision.

Requirements

In a 4-6 page APA formatted paper excluding title page, reference page, abstracts,diagrams, and other visual/oral aids as appropriate, you will:

? Discuss the challenges of values based business decision making ethics in the current marketplace.

? Research all four markets that you can expand into and assess the current social and political climate of each.

? Pick three that are the best fit for you based on the comparison to company

values.

? Create recommendations that include a detailed rationale for your three choices.

By Tuesday night: Submit your analysis (individual paper) to the Dropbox. Unit 1 [GB 601 | MBA Capstone]

2

Sunday through Tuesday:

? Share your Individual Assignment results with your team.

? Finalize your expansion plans as a team.

References

Cadotte, Ernest R. and Harry J. Bruce; The Management of Strategy in The Marketplace, South-Western College Publishing, Cincinnati, 2003.

McMurrian, R. C., & Matulich, E. (2006). Building Customer Value and Profitability with Business Ethics. Journal of Business & Economics Research , 4 (11), 11-18.

Rubric

Item Point Value

Assignment Content

? Challenges of values based business decision making in the current marketplace 20

? Research of all four markets that are considered expansion opportunities and assessment of the current social and political climate of each

20

? Comparison to the company values 20

? Quality of Recommendations 20

General Writing and APA Compliance 20

Total 100

Preview your Unit 6 Portfolio Assignment

The purpose of the Portfolio is to leverage your education accomplishments in pursuit of career goals. You will build an inventory of school assignments that high

 

Unit 2 assignment

Assignment

 

Social Media Integration into Advertising Strategy

Overview

You and your team will be working this week on crafting marketing and advertising strategies to capture market share for the five market segments as seen below.

The Cost Cutter segment is a large segment that looks for a very easy-to-use computer for very basic office applications. The segment is very price sensitive.
The Workhorse segment is the largest group of customers. They want a PC for a variety of office workers to use. It should have substantial capability and flexibility, although not top of the line. Ease of use is more important than high performance. It should also be modestly priced.
The Innovator segment is a small segment that uses a computer for large computational problems (engineering, accounting, inventory management). The segment wants the latest technology and will pay a small premium for this high performance.
The Mercedes segment is looking for a high-performance computer to use in sophisticated engineering and manufacturing applications. Mercedes customers are willing to pay substantially more for high performance. At the start of the exercise, Mercedes customers are not in the market for PCs. They prefer mainframes and minicomputers. It is not likely that Mercedes customers will be willing to buy until sometime in the second year when new computer technology is introduced.
The Traveler segment wants a practical computer to use on the road. Traveler customers are executives and salespeople who travel a great deal. This segment is moderately price sensitive.

Cadotte and Bruce (2003) state “Your overall marketing strategy should include an integrated marketing communication (IMC) strategy. That is, all forms of communication with your target audience should be designed to have a common message and support each other” (pg. 163). To achieve penetration to your target markets, you must keep consistency but also differentiate your advertisement campaigns to accommodate for individual market segments. “Advertisers use multiple outlets to ensure you place advertisements in media that that their ad campaign is seen” (Cadotte & Bruce, 2003, p.165). Social media is a relative newcomer to the marketing and advertising toolbox and must be integrated carefully into the overall strategy and more importantly into the strategy for each target audience.

Requirements

In a 4-6 page APA formatted paper excluding title page, reference page, abstracts, diagrams, and other visual/oral aids as appropriate, you will:

Report on the leading edge trends in integrating social media into traditional marketing and advertising campaigns.

Create specific recommendations for incorporating social media into the market segments your company is targeting.

Include a detailed discussion of how these recommendations fulfill the balance of integrated and differentiated requirements as recommended by Cadotte and

Bruce (2003).

By Tuesday night:Submit your analysis (individual paper) to the Dropbox

2

Sunday through Tuesday:

Share your Individual Assignment results with your team.

Finalize your marketing and advertisement plans as a team.

Reference

Cadotte, Ernest R. and Harry J. Bruce; The Management of Strategy in The

Marketplace,South-Western College Publishing, Cincinnati, 2003.

 

Rubric

Item Point Value
Assignment Content
Depth of report on the leading edge trends in 35
integrating social media into traditional marketing and
advertising campaigns
Quality of Recommendations 35
General Writing and APA Compliance 30
Total 100

 

Team Assignment

Team Assignment For Week 1

Please review the Simulation Overview documents to be sure you understand all of the requirements. You will be completing Quarter 1 of the simulation. You will also be completing the appropriate sections of your business plan integrating the readings, the results of your individual assignment, Ethical Considerations in Global Expansion, the discussion question and the Extra Extra videos’ into your business plan in preparation for presenting to venture capital investors in Unit 4.

Review the Unit 4 Business Plan Instructions to get you started. For long range planning also review the Unit 6 Report to the Board Instructions.

Items to complete for Team Creation

1. Based on your Insights Profile identify strengths that you bring to your team. The link below will connect you with a webcast that quickly reviews the Strengths Page, Weaknesses Page, and Value to Team Pages of your Insights. (Insights Vancouver archived your previous Profile from GB500. If they have not sent it you, contact them at info@insightsvancouver.com and send them your email address.
It would be best to have your Insights Profile open and on the Strengths page while you view this webcast. You will be using these in your Unit 4 and Unit 6 Business Plan assignment.
http://www.insightsvancouver.com/discovery-webcasts/
This link contains a webcast library you can access to better understand your Insights Profile. For this assignment, please view Session 4: Profile Application. Start at the 3 minute 34 second mark (3.34) with a review of the “Strengths Page” which concludes at 5.50. Then go to 8.08 to review the “Weaknesses Page” which leads to the “Value to the Team” at 9.36 and runs to the end of the webcast.
In the event you need a quick refresher on Insights, take a look at Session 2: Insights Discovery Colour Energies. This webcast runs for 13.38; however, the first 10 minutes will be most useful for this assignment.

2. Define roles and responsibilities. There are many tools for you to use in the completing this definition:

a.The tools in your text.

b.Your Insights Profile.

c.Other tools and processes that you have learned about and used in work or in other classes.

3. Create mission, vision, values. There is a sample values assessment document you can use in your values creation work listed in DocSharing.

4. Determine which type of business structure is the most appropriate for your company.

5. Complete appropriate sections of the business plan.

Unit 2

Team Assignment For Week 2

You will be completing Quarters 2 and 3 of the simulation, please review these documents to be sure you understand all of the requirements. You will also complete the appropriate sections of your business plan integrating the readings, the results of your individual assignment, Social Media Integration Into Advertising Strategy, the discussion question and the Extra Extra videos’ into your business to prepare for you presentation to venture capital investors in Unit 4.

You will also be completing the first of 3 peer evaluations. See information of how to complete the evaluation here.

Unit 3

You will be completing Quarter 4 of the simulation, please review the Simulation Overview documents to be sure you understand all of the requirements. You will also complete the appropriate sections of your business plan integrating the readings, the discussion question and the Extra Extra videos’ into your business plan to prepare for you presentation to venture capital investors in Unit 4.

Simulation Overview Documents

· Quarter 4 – Overview and Important Points

· Introduction to Marketplace Accounting

Unit 4

Business Plan Presentation

Over the last 3 weeks, you have been working with your team to create a business plan for presentation to potential venture capitalist investors. In this unit you will be submitting your business plan to the investors for review and comment.

You will be submitting your the business plan to venture capital investors and integrating their comments into your future plans. Click to view the Unit 4 Business Presentation requirements.

For long range planning also review the Unit 6 Report to the Board Instructions.

When you are ready, please designate one member of your team to submit your Presentation to the Team Assignment Dropbox before the end of the Unit.

Complete Quarter 5

You will be completing Quarter 5 of the simulation, please review the Simulation Overview to be sure you understand all of the requirements.

You will also complete the appropriate sections of your business plan integrating the readings, the discussion question and the Extra Extra videos’ into your business plan and presentation in preparation for a final report submission to the board of directors in Unit 6.

Unit 6

Report to the Board

Over the last 5 weeks, you have been working with your team in the business to create a business plan to grow your company. In unit 4 you presented to potential venture capitalist investors and made changes to the plan while continuing to work within the Marketplace simulation.

In this unit you will be applying all that you have learned and presenting to your board of directors. The instructions for completing this assignment are located here.

When you are ready, please designate one member of your team to submit your Presentation to the Team Assignment Dropbox before the end of the Unit.

NR391 All Discussions – Nov 2016

 

NR 391 Week 1 Discussion

Models of Transcultural Nursing (graded)

Chapter 1 of Andrews and Boyle (2016) discusses Leininger’s
sunrise model of transcultural nursing. However, other models are described and
are important to acknowledge as well. Besides Leininger’s model, what others
are available? Describe one model and how you might apply it to your practice
setting. An excellent resource may be found at the Transcultural Nursing
Society’s website (http://www.tcns.org) Click on the Theories tab.

NR 391 Week 2 Discussion

Transcultural Nursing Skills Self-Assessment (graded)

Nurses complete assessments on individuals on a daily basis.
Self-assessments are in order before considering our abilities to provide
culturally competent nursing care.

1. Complete the Transcultural Nursing Skills Self-Assessment Form
located in Doc Sharing.

2. Note the number of “no” answers in your
self-assessment.

3. Share one or two of your “no” answers with your
classmates and describe how you will convert the “no” to a
“yes” over the next few weeks.

4. What interventions are needed to turn each “no” into
a “yes” response?

NR 391 Week 3 Discussion

Healthcare Needs of a Specific Minority Group (graded)

Describe the healthcare needs of a minority group in your city or
town.

  • Briefly
    describe the characteristics of the minority group.
  • What
    opportunities do you see for improving the health of this group?
  • How
    would you communicate their healthcare needs to people of authority? Use
    titles instead of names to identify these individuals.
  • What
    is the role of the BSN-prepared nurse in enhancing communication skills
    related to cultural needs of this minority population?

NR 391 Week 4 Discussion

Common Illnesses and the Use of CAM (graded)

Our patients come to us after exploring various avenues of
self-help. At times, these avenues involve the use of complementary and
alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Select a common (or not so common)
illness/ or condition that affects a specific ethnic group/ or cultural group
or vulnerable population.

1. Name the condition/ or illness and the group/ or population.

2. Identify two (2) CAM therapies that patients are likely to try
before seeking (or in addition to) allopathic, osteopathic, or ayurvedic
medical intervention for the illness or /condition.

3. Discuss the effectiveness of each therapy you identified.

4. Describe how you would answer an individual who asks you for
your professional advice about the use of these CAM therapies.

Note:Do not discuss an illness/ or condition about which a classmate
has already posted. The diversity will lead to a more robust discussion. There
are many examples you may discuss, including sickle- cell disease in African
Americans, constipation in the elderly people, or the use of Reiki for mental and
emotional healing by Japanese people. Think of others from your practice
settings or prelicensure experiences.

NR 391 Week 5 Discussion

Transcultural Perspectives Across Lifespan (graded)

Select and read ONE of the chapters of particular interest to you
listed in Assignments under Required Readings. Discuss what information you
should obtain to develop and implement culturally appropriate care plans for an
individual of this group. A brief case study or exemplar may be one way to
present your information. For example, how would you provide culturally-
appropriate care for an elderly female who is Muslim and presents to the
Emergency Department with chest pain?

NR 391 Week 6 Discussion

Standards of Practice (graded)

The basis for our lesson this week came from the Standards of
Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing Care Executive Summary, Transcultural
Nursing Society: http://www.tcns.org/TCNStandardsofPractice.html.

Your nursing leader has decided that the department needs to
better incorporate these Standards of Practice for Culturally Competent Nursing
Care into the nursing care delivery model at your organization. There are 12
Standards.

Read the Executive Summary.

Select ONE one of the 12 Standards in the Summary.

Does your department or /organization currently give credence to
this standard? If so, how? Think about the standards as they relate to
culturally sensitive care.

If not, offer suggestions of how the standard can be incorporated
into patient care or your organization as a whole.

Note: There are 12 standards, so make sure you choose a standard
that another student has not described. We all have different takes on a
standard so the standard should be specific for the patient population or
organization. The typical number of students in a class means that we should
only read about a particular standard twice. And, keep in mind that each of us
does not work in an acute care setting, so examples from other practice
settings will add to our discussion.

NR 391 Week 7 Discussion

Workforce Diversity (graded)

As nurses, we often work with physicians or other healthcare team
members whose native language is not English. In fact, some of you may have interviewed
a non-native English speaker for your Course Project.

1. Share an example of miscommunication that has occurred as a
result of this disparity.

2. Reflect on your new-found knowledge of transcultural nursing,
and describe how this miscommunication could have been prevented.

NR 391 Week 8 Discussion

Professional Insight (graded)

Reflect on the Transcultural Nursing Self-Assessment that you
completed during Week 2. Not all of us will have the opportunity to participate
in an international nursing experience for even a few weeks, let alone as a
career. However, if assuming you had the opportunity to practice this type of
nursing, consider how you would answer the following questions. Make sure you
address all components below:

1. What contributions would you be able to make that would be
considered unique?

2. What experiences and wisdom would you bring to the care of your
patients?

3. What challenges might there be for you and/or your family for
participation in such an opportunity?

MAT201 Module 4 Case and SLP

MAT 201 Module 4 Case and SLP

 

Problems need to include all required steps and answer(s) for full credit. All answers need to be reduced to lowest terms where possible.

Answer the following problems showing your work and explaining (or analyzing) your results.

  1. Define the following terms in your own words.
    • Population
    • Sample
    • Bias
    • Design
    • Response bias
  2. Define and provide an example for each design method.
    • Simple random sampling
    • Systematic sampling
    • Stratified sampling
    • Cluster sampling
  3. Choose one design method from the list above. Using your example, make a list of 2-3 advantages and 2-3 disadvantages for using the method.
  4. The name of each student in a class is written on a separate card. The cards are placed in a bag. Three names are picked from the bag. Identify which type of sampling is used and why.
  5. A phone company obtains an alphabetical list of names of homeowners in a city. They select every 25th person from the list until a sample of 100 is obtained. They then call these 100 people to advertise their services. Does this sampling plan result in a random sample? What about a simple random sample? Explain why or why not.
  6. The manager of a company wants to investigate job satisfaction among its employees. One morning after a meeting, she talks to all 25 employees who attended. Does this sampling plan result in a random sample? What type of sample is it? Explain.
  7. An education expert is researching teaching methods and wishes to interview teachers from a particular school district. She randomly selects 10 schools from the district and interviews all of the teachers at the selected schools. Does this sampling plan result in a random sample? What type of sample is it? Explain.
  8. Fifty-one sophomore, 42 junior, and 55 senior students are selected from classes with 516, 428, and 551 students respectively. Identify which type of sampling is used and explain your reasoning.
  9. You want to investigate the workplace attitudes concerning new policies that were put into effect. You have funding and support to contact at most 100 people. Choose a design method and discuss the following:
    1. Describe the sample design method you will use and why.
    2. Specify the population and sample group. Will you include everyone who works for the company, certain departments, full or part-time employees, etc.?
    3. Discuss the bias, on the part of both the researcher and participants.
  10. A local newspaper wanted to gather information about house sales in the area. It distributed 25,000 electronic surveys to its readers asking questions about house sales in the past 6 months. Of the surveys sent out, 3.2% were returned. The results found that 92% of people did not sell their house in the past 6 months and 85% of people would expect a loss if they sold their house. The writer wants to use these results to conclude that the housing market is declining, and we are headed for a recession.
    1. Explain the bias and sampling error in this study.
    2. Should the writer conclude that the housing market is declining based upon this data?
    3. Why or why not?

Submit your work by the module due date. If you are having difficulty, please contact your professor.

Module 4 – SLP

Sampling

By submitting this assignment, you affirm that it contains all original work, and that you are familiar with University’s Academic Integrity policy in the TridentPolicy Handbook. You affirm that you have not engaged in direct duplication, copy/pasting, sharing assignments, collaboration with others, contract cheating and/or obtaining answers online, paraphrasing, or submitting/facilitating the submission of prior work. Work found to be unoriginal and in violation of this policy is subject to consequences such as a failing grade on the assignment, a failing grade in the course, and/or elevated academic sanctions. You affirm that the assignment was completed individually, and all work presented is your own.

Data collected. Minutes I slept per night

 

482 400 420 410 388 358 409 463 412 360

 

In this assignment, using data collected write a paper (1–3 pages) including all of the following content:

  • Recalculate the mean, standard deviation, and variance.
  • Is your mean increasing or decreasing?
  • Explain the effects of the larger sample size in relation to your data.
  • Do you think the current sample you have is enough to draw an accurate conclusion, or do you need a larger sample?
  • What conclusions can you draw from comparing both sets of data?

Submit your paper at the end of Module 4.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Answer all questions posted in the instructions. Use information from the modular background readings and videos as well as any good-quality resource you can find. Cite all sources in APA style and include a reference list at the end of your paper.

Note about page length: Your ability to clearly articulate and explain these concepts is being assessed. The page length is a general guideline. A 3- or 4-page paper does not necessarily guarantee a grade of “A.” An “A” paper would include detailed information and explanations of all the assignment requirements listed above. The letter grade will be based upon demonstrated mastery of the content and ability to articulate and apply the concepts in the assignment. Keep this in mind while writing your paper.

HUM410 (August 2019) All Modules Assignments

HUM 410 Academic Success: Strengthening Scholarly Writing

Module 1 Assignment

Assignment (2 parts)

Part 1: Now that you have your chosen topic for this course, write at least three paragraphs that explore the questions on your topic answering such items as Who? Which aspects? Where? When? How? and Why you have selected this topic. You are attempting to narrow down your topic. (Place this section  into a Word or PDF document)

Part 2: After narrowing down your topic above, choose an Invention Strategy (clustering, listing, freewriting, or outlining) to brainstorm the subject you narrowed down.

Complete the Invention Strategy you choose and attach your strategy work either in the same document of part 1 or submit as a separate file

Answer these questions in a well-developed paragraph: State which strategy you chose, and why. Then, discuss how the strategy worked for you and if you will use it again in the future (place into the Part 1 document labeled Part 2).

HUM 410 Academic Success: Strengthening Scholarly Writing

Module 2 Assignment

Create the “shell” of your synthesis paper in APA format. Create your title page with proper running head, title/author section and page numbers, as well as add the Abstract section heading starting on page 2, and then the main essay sections start on page 3. The main essay section should start with the introduction heading which is the title of the paper again on page 3 (centered on line 1, not bold), followed by the level one subheadings (bold and centered): Literature Review, Discussion, Conclusion. Then heading for References starting on following page (line 1 – not bolded), and heading for Annotated Bibliography on the following page after References (line 1 – not bolded). You are not actually writing any of the essay this week, so no text is needed, but you will be setting up a document where you can add your text in future modules.

Synthesis Shell Example

HUM 410 Academic Success: Strengthening Scholarly Writing

Module 3 Assignment

Professional Development Assignment Description:

There are 4 parts to the assignment. Please place all four assignments into one paper. The different parts should be clearly marked so your professor knows which question you are addressing.

Rewrite the following essays. Correct all errors in capitalization, spelling, and punctuation. Divide the passage into appropriate paragraphs.

Essay #1:

When my husband Joe had cancer surgery five years ago, each of his family members responded just as I knew they would. John, his father, decided to organize the family’s calls. Because, of course, everything would run so much more smoothly. Thus Jane, Matt, and Jim received detailed sheets of instructions in the mail. Telling them which days to telephone r.j. smith hospital to talk to Joe and what presents to send. Jane, enraged, promptly threw a tantrum. Calling Matt and me to complain about her father’s overbearing behavior. “I,” she yelled, “am a Psychiatrist who knows how to handle these situations, i am not still a child.” Matt also responded predictably. By avoiding the situation. He threw himself into his work. Normally a late sleeper, Matt took to leaving at 5:00 a.m., driving on the deserted expressway and arriving at work before six a.m. In addition, he didn’t return until 11:00 p.m. When he would fall into bed so exhausted that he couldn’t worry about Joe. Jim, too, responded predictably. He fumed inside for weeks, ignored John’s instructions, and sent cartons of books to Joe. So that he would never be bored. The books were funny. Because Jim had read Norman Cousins’ book about the healing power of laughter. Within a few months, Joe recovered from the surgery-in spite of his family

Essay #2:

Treatment of atrial septal defect depends upon the size and symptoms and therefore is individualized an atrial septal defect of less than 3mm usually closes spontaneously (The Merck Manual, 2006). When the defect is between 3mm and 8mm it closes spontaneously in eighty percent of cases by the age of eighteen months, however, atrial septal defects located in the anteroinferior aspect of the septum (ostiumprimum) or in the posterior aspect of the septum near the superior vena cava or inferior vena cava (sinus venosus) don’t close spontaneously. If the defect is very small does not close spontaneously and the patient is asymptomatic. The treatment may be simply too monitor via an annual echocardiogram. Of course their is a risk of patients’ becoming symptomatic.

Moderate-sized atrial septal defects or larger or patients’ who are symptomatic require closure of the shunt this is usually done between the ages of 2 and 6 years. A catheter-delivered closure device, such as AmplatzerSeptalOccluder or Cardio-Seal device.May be used for closure of atrial septal defects less than 13mm in size, except than primum or sinus venosus defects.If the defect is greater than thirteen milimeters or located near important structures. Surgical repair becomes necessary. If the atrial septal defect is repaired during childhood there mortality rates approach 0 and the patient’s life expectancy approaches that of the general population prior to surgical repair, patients may need to be treated with diuretics; digoxin; ACE inhibitor; or beta blockers to prevent congestive heart failure (Moser &Riegel, 2007). Following surgical repair patience will receive aspirin to prevent clots, and be monitored closely for dysrhythmias and pulmonary hypertension. Oxygen and nitric oxide therapy have proven to be beneficial in treating postoperative pulmonary hypertension. Also patients who have primum atrial septal defect will need endocarditis prophylaxis.

Guided writing exercise:

Think about a recent experience you have had that required you to use critical thinking skills. Set a timer for five minutes. Write about your experience. Do not worry about grammar, punctuation, or spelling. Just write, but stop at five minutes. Now go back and write your experience with correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Submit both written pieces. Add a concluding paragraph that answers the follows questions: How was the formal writing experience different from the timed writing experience? What did you do differently? Was there any difference in the time it took you? How did you ensure your spelling, grammar, and punctuation were correct?

Describe when the following words would be used in a scholarly essay (define each word). Then, use those that are appropriate to a scholarly essay in a sentence.

Their, there, they’re

Affect, effect

Its, it’s

your, you’re

then, than

accept, except

Describe the use of apostrophes in writing in general. When should apostrophes be used in formal writing? When should apostrophes be avoided in formal writing?

HUM 410 Academic Success: Strengthening Scholarly Writing

Module 4 Assignment

Synthesis Paper Assignment Description: (please make any and all corrections that are needed based on your professor’s comments from the last submission)

Write your thesis statement and introduction (one paragraph). The first page of your paper will be the title page, followed by your abstract page (it has its own page!), and then the next page will start with the introductory paragraph.

Add the introductory paragraph to your APA “shell” to begin forming your final paper. Submit the entire document. However, only the introduction and thesis statement will be graded in this module.

HUM 410 Academic Success: Strengthening Scholarly Writing

Module 5 Assignment

Professional Development Assignment Description:

Prepare an annotated bibliography on your topic. You should have a minimum of six sources. At least four sources should be scholarly papers and at least two sources should be from credible websites. Your annotated bibliography will be added after the reference section with the title of, “Annotated Bibliography”. Submit the entire document. However, only the annotated bibliography will be graded in this module.

Reminder of Proper Format: The annotated bibliography starts with the reference in APA format, with hanging paragraph indentation.  Following the reference, you will need a paragraph describing the contents of the source. This entire paragraph should be indented .5 inches. The entire bibliography should be double-spaced, per APA format. Do not add extra space between references.

HUM 410 Academic Success: Strengthening Scholarly Writing

Module 6 Assignment

Professional Development Assignment Description: (please make any and all corrections that are needed based on your professor’s comments from the last submission)

Prepare the Literature Review section of your paper. Begin with an introductory paragraph that describes your search parameters and what databases were used. Be sure to avoid first person (I, we, me, us, etc.). Include at least one paragraph for each of your sources chosen in your Annotated Bibliography. This is not a repeat of the annotations in the annotated bibliography, but should be written as an essay that flows easily from one point to the next. Remember, your literature review should be at least seven paragraphs, but not more than twelve paragraphs. Each paragraph should be at least three sentences in length, but only contain one or two main points and support. Review your APA resources for how to properly cite references in your text. This is where you will apply in-text citation rules, as each paragraph will indicate the reference from which the information is taken.

Also prepare your reference page. Please review your APA resources as mentioned previously. Submit the entire document. However, only the literature review and reference page will be graded in this module.

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Module 7 Assignment

Synthesis Paper Assignment: Discussion Section Description: (please make any and all corrections that are needed based on your professor’s comments from the last submission).

Prepare the Discussion section of your paper. Submit the entire document. However only the discussion section will be graded in this module. The discussion section should contain two to five paragraphs and should be a discussion of how the literature review impacts your topic. Go back to your thesis statement and be sure to clearly apply your literature review to your thesis statement. This is where you might choose to add practice examples.

HUM 410 Academic Success: Strengthening Scholarly Writing

Module 8 Assignment

Synthesis Paper Assignment:

Prepare a one to two paragraph conclusion to your paper. Prepare the abstract section (150-250 words in a block paragraph). The abstract is the 2nd page of the paper and it has its own page. Submit your final paper with all corrections completed. In other words, be sure you review all of your professor’s correction from your previously submitted synthesis papers to ensure this paper is correct. Submit your entire completed paper. The entire synthesis paper will be graded at this time.

The synthesis paper was based on a healthcare topic of your choice. It is in APA format and was completed over several modules. The final synthesis paper will be graded during Module 8. The following components will be included in the paper:

Title page, running heads, page #s

Abstract

Body

Introduction paragraph with thesis statement

Literature Review section

Introductory paragraph explaining search parameters and databases used

At least 7 paragraphs, but no more than 12.

At least six scholarly sources (4 journals and 2 websites)

Not simply annotations, but an essay that flows from point to point

Discussion section

Two to five paragraphs that apply the literature review to your topic, drawing conclusions and supporting the thesis statement

May contain practice examples

Conclusion

One to two paragraphs that support and finalize the thesis argument

Reference page

Annotated bibliography

Must contain at least four scholarly literature sources and two credible websites

Must contain annotations