Business Strategy based on Value Chain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iscL1o83c9k

  1. a) Using value chain analysis, demonstrate your understanding of how Ryan Air achieves cost leadership in different parts of the value chain.   Identify the risks Ryan Air faces due to its pure cost leadership strategy, using the types of risks given in the chapter and specific examples from the video.
  2. b) Using the four actions and the value canvas tools, design a blue ocean opportunity for Ryan Air.    What are the key strategic factors that you will elevate, reduce, add, and eliminate, to offer an entirely new experience that appeals to a broad group of customers?

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Assignment:

  1. a) Answer the two assessment questions inthe discussions forum in about 175 words each.
  2. b) Using bloomberg.com, cnn.com, or bbc.com, find an article on a company that is using differentation business strategy (i.e. focusing on the premium market segment).   Analyze how this comapny is achieving differentiaton through different parts of the value chain in about 75 words.  Cite the article in APA format, including the web link to the article.
  3. c) Review the articles posted by your peers.   For any one article, in about 75 words, discuss how you might develop a focus business strategy in the same industry, clearly specifying the focus and how you will use different parts of the value chain to strengthen this focus.  (if you are the first to post, then come back in a few hours to answer this part).

 

Management

You have just started work as the new Human Resources Manager for Acme Manufacturing, a Fortune 1,000 company. The job has been vacant for six months now. You have been wondering about this, especially since reading about employee harassment incidents and fights recently in the news.
 
The General Manager (GM) calls you into his office the minute you arrive. He shuts the door after saying a quick word of welcome, and begins to tell you about an incident that happened last week that needs your immediate attention. The company’s manufacturing operations runs three shifts of production workers so the plant is operating 24/7. Over the past six months hostilities have arisen between employees on the third and first shifts. What started out as jeering and criticisms by the first shift, claiming they have to clean up the mess and complete all of the work left undone by the third shift, has escalated to physical confrontations and altercations. Although the GM said that aggressive bantering back-and-forth is common for shift workers in manufacturing, he admitted he was worried after seeing a gun on one of the employees last week that was concealed, or so the employee thought, in a shoulder holster under this jacket. The GM said he needs your help. Specifically, he asked that you:
 

  • Determine and explain the appropriate disciplinary action for the employees involved in this situation and identify motivational alternatives that can help turn the situation around;
  • Draft policies and procedures that could be used in the guidance and performance management of the shift workers; and
  • Develop performance standards for the shift workers, identify appropriate methods of performance appraisal, and develop appropriate training to help get them back on track.

 
Feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the situation, you go back to your office and begin devising a plan to help get employee relations back on track, realizing that human resource policies and practices may help avert potentially dangerous situations in the future if implemented correctly.
Write a 8-10 page memo to the GM responding to the three concerns listed above. Be sure to cite any references used in proper APA format.

Media Strategy and Advertising

Review the readings and lectures for this week.
Create the first part of the advertising portion of the Marketing Communications Plan using the business and information presented in the case study. Meet the following requirements:

  • In 750-1250 words, explain the creative media strategy that will be used for the plan for television, direct marketing, magazine, newspaper, and/or other media discussed this week. Choose at least two media.
  • Provide a rough sketch, blueprint (use ClipArt), or detailed explanation of the premise of the ads. (pdf files will be accepted)
  • Using feedback, update and make changes to the previous section of the plan.
  • Adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing) when writing and submitting assignments and papers.

 
The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

  • Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
  • Include cover page and reference page.
  • At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
  • No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
  • Use at least three references from outside the course material, one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.
  • Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.

References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.
A detailed explanation of how to cite a source using APA can be found here (link).
Download an example here

Calculus

QUESTION 1

  1. Solve the equation.
    2x2 3= 64
{6}
{3}
{3, -3}
{, – }

4 points   
QUESTION 2

  1. Solve the equation.
    92x∙  27(3  x) =
{10}
{-8}
{-11}

4 points   
QUESTION 3

  1. Solve the equation.
    e 5 = + 3
{8/5}
{-17/3}
{-7/5}
{-8/3}

4 points   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QUESTION 4

  1. Solve the equation.
    9 ln 5x =36
{e4}

4 points   
QUESTION 5

  1. Solve the equation.
    (16) x+1=(2/4)x1
{3/5}
{-3/5}
{-6/5}
{-3/10}

4 points   
QUESTION 6

  1. Solve the equation.
    1253x – 2= 255x
{-1/6)
{1/6}
{6}
{-6}

points   
QUESTION 7

  1. Solve the equation.
    log2(3x -2) – log2(x – 5) = 4
{3/13}
{18}
38/5
{6}

4 points   
QUESTION 8

  1. Solve the equation.
    log5(x + 1) =1 + log5(x – 1)

4 points   
QUESTION 9

  1. Solve the equation.
    e6x 1 = (e4)x
{0}

4 points   
QUESTION 10

  1. Solve the equation.
    log35(x + 70) =3 – log35x
{-245}
{245}
{-175}
{175}

4 points   
 
 
 
 
 
 
QUESTION 11

  1. Solve the equation.
    5(9 – 2x)= 3125
{2}
{1}
{3}
{-2}

4 points   
QUESTION 12

  1. Solve the equation.
    e2x= 7
{2 ln 7}

4 points   
QUESTION 13

  1. Solve the problem.
    f(x) =log3(x + 1) and g(x) = log3(x – 1).
    Solve f(x) = What point is on the graph of f?
{8}, (2, 7)
{2186}, (2186, 7)
{2}, (2, 9)
{8}, (2, 3)

4 points   
QUESTION 14

  1. Solve the equation.
    log42(x2 – x) = 1
{1, 42}
{-6, -7}
{-6, 7}
{6, 7}

4 points   
 
 
 
QUESTION 15

  1. Solve the equation.
    e+ 6 = 8
{e8 + 6}
{ln 8 – 6}
{e48}
{ln 14}

4 points   
QUESTION 16

  1. Solve the equation.
    ln  = 2
{e4 – 2}
{e4 + 2}
{e2 – 2}

4 points   
QUESTION 17

  1. Solve the equation.
    log3(x – 5) +log3(x – 11) = 3
{14, 2}
{15}
{2}
{14}

4 points   
QUESTION 18

  1. Solve the equation.
    163 = 83x

4 points   
QUESTION 19

  1. Solve the equation. Express irrational answers in exact form and as a decimal rounded to 3 decimal places.
    ln x +ln (x + 5) = -3
≈ 2.505
-5 + ≈ 0.020
≈ -5.010
 ≈ 0.010

4 points   
QUESTION 20

  1. Solve the equation.
    125x= 25

4 points   
QUESTION 21

  1. Solve the problem.
    f(x) =log6(x + 3) and g(x) = log6(x – 2).
    Solve g(x) = What point is on the graph of g?
{214}, (214, 3)
{3}, (3, 218)
{216}, (216, 3)
{218}, (218, 3)

4 points   
QUESTION 22

  1. Solve the equation.
    (ex)x∙ e24 = e11x
{8}
{3, 8}
{-3, -8}
{3}

4 points   
QUESTION 23

  1. Solve the equation.
    6x + 3 = 9x 4

4 points   
QUESTION 24

  1. Solve the equation.
    3 +8 ln x = 10
{e 7/8}

4 points   
QUESTION 25

  1. Solve the equation.
    2 +log3(2x + 5) – log3 x = 4

4 points   
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Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health Article Critiques

Choose a journal article from the CSU Online Library that addresses some aspect of lockout/tagout. The article itself must be more than one page in length. The EBSCO Database (Business Source Complete) is a good source of journals for safety related articles.
The Article Critique must include the following components:

  • a brief introduction to the article,
  • a summary and analysis of the key points in the article,
  • whether or not the article supports the concepts as presented in the textbook, and
  • A summary of the article’s conclusions and your own opinions.

 
Your Article Critique must be at least one page in length, double spaced. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
 
 
 
Unit IV Article Critique
Choose a journal article from the CSU Online Library that deals with any of the material presented in the first four units of this course. The article itself must be more than one page in length. The EBSCO Database (Business Source Complete) is a good source of journals for safety related articles. If you have a specific area of interest that is covered later in the course, you may ask for professor approval.
 
Your Article Critique must be two to four pages in length, double spaced. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
Some suggested topics include

  • the organizational role of the safety professional,
  • the “business” of safety,
  • hazard avoidance models,
  • current regulatory trends in occupational safety and health,
  • the safety professional’s role in disaster preparedness,
  • workplace standards, and
  • Current occupational health issues.

The Article Critique must include the following components:

  • a brief introduction to the article,
  • a summary and analysis of the key points in the article,
  • whether or not the article supports the concepts as presented in the textbook, and
  • a summary of the article’s conclusions and your own opinions.

 

Business And Technical Writing

Your final project for the Business and Technical Writing
course is worth 30% of your course grade and requires you
to write an informal proposal in letter form. Your work must
be your own.
Important: Don’t submit your final draft for this project until
you’ve received the evaluations of all your previous written
exams, so you can make use of the evaluator’s comments to
improve your final project.
Preparation
Before you begin this project, review pages 8–16 in Proposals
and Special Projects, which is related to writing informal,
internal proposals. Also study the differences between
proposals and reports (like your field investigation report).
Figure 3 shows the general style and basic format you’ll
use for this final exam. Also review the formatting for a fullblock style business letter, covered in Writing Effective
Communications. Review the explanation provided in each
study unit related to writing style, tone, audience, word
choice, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Gather the brainstorming, freewriting, and graded exams
you’ve already prepared for previous assignments about
Phoenix Advertising. You’ll build on some of the details you
developed and incorporate suggestions from the instructors
evaluating your previous work. You’ll also have to brainstorm further in order to create facts, figures, names,
numbers, analysis, and proof to support your plan of
action in your proposal. 2 Business and Technical Writing
Background Information
Here’s a brief review of the scenario; also review the full
information provided in the exam section of Organizing,
Illustrating, and Researching Your Material. Phoenix
Advertising, with its main headquarters in Charlotte, North
Carolina, serves clients that include banks, insurance companies, and retail chains. You’re vice president of human
resources management at Phoenix. You report directly to
Gregory S. Forest, the company president.
You’ve already investigated the branch and provided a report on
the problems there and your recommendations for managing
them (for study units Organizing, Researching, and Illustrating
Your Material and Writing the Report). Mr. Forest has reviewed
that report and now wants you to present to the executive team
a specific proposal developing one of the recommendations you
gave. Following are the primary problems covered in the
scenario but also carefully review the underlying causes you
discovered in your investigation (which you created from
your imagination).
In the last three months, two of the top management people—
an art director and an account executive—have left the branch.
Each left for a position with a competing agency.
Three of the graphic designers and four of the copywriters
are threatening to quit because they feel their creative efforts
are being rejected or revised without consultation. They want
to be part of a collaborative team, not produce work that the
art directors and account executives evaluate arbitrarily.
In an attempt to show increased profitability, the branch
is accepting all potential clients without evaluating the
accounts in terms of current project workload. As a result,
without being given any notice and without compensation for
the additional hours, all employees are working long hours
several days each week. Employee morale and productivity
seem to be decreasing with each passing day.Final Examination  3
Process
Step 1
Choose one of the problems. Use your brainstorming notes
and the investigative report for the recommendations you
listed to solve that problem. Brainstorm further about the
reasons for and causes of that one problem by delving even
further into the “whys” of that problem. As you did previously,
list several questions and review the answers you’ve discovered.
Explore those answers in greater depth to determine the
fundamental causes of the problem. (Think of the problem
as a set of symptoms of an illness that you need to treat.
What disease is causing the symptoms? What areas of the
body are affected by the disease?)
Step 2
Freewrite further on each recommendation you made in your
investigative report for resolving this problem. Ask yourself
questions about what must change, what you must make
happen with the employees and departments at Roanoke to
solve the problem so it won’t reoccur. Remember that your
primary goal for the proposal is to revitalize the employees
and departments in order to restore the Roanoke branch to
full productivity. Use as a starting point any of the following
that apply to the problem you’ve chosen:
■ What can the executive team do to reverse the downward spiral of employee morale and increased workload
requiring overtime?
■ How can the executive team help the Roanoke branch
retain its current clients and gain new ones?
■ Is training needed for employees and/or managers?
If so, what types of training are required? How can
the executive team accomplish training over time to
minimize impact on business?
■ What can be done to streamline or reorganize the office
procedures or to incorporate new technology to improve
productivity? What training/support will then be needed
to enable the office employees to embrace the changes
and succeed?4 Business and Technical Writing
Make sure you’ve done enough exploring in Step 1 to guide
your creative efforts toward the changes you’ll make in Step 2.
You want to ensure permanent change, so you must understand the exact nature of the causes in order to develop a
detailed, logical solution.
Step 3
Wait a day or two before you review your prewriting, so you
can return with fresh eyes to the project. Mark the information
you’ll use in your proposal and freewrite as needed to develop
your ideas on resolving the situation and accomplishing your
goal. Break the overall plan into individual parts or actions so
you can develop each step in the process separately, organizing a logical flow for each phase from beginning to end.
■ How much time is needed to accomplish each component
or stage of your plan?
■ Are there steps that must be completed before another
phase can begin?
■ How long will it take to complete each step?
■ How will it impact the daily operations of the branch
and headquarters?
Step 4
Now review the people at Roanoke and across Phoenix
Advertising who you’ll need to accomplish each part of
your plan. Your proposal must use people from within the
company—don’t hire outside personnel. Create names and
job titles as well as qualifications to fit your plan. Review
your list of steps and for ask yourself:
■ Who at Phoenix Advertising and/or the Roanoke branch
has the experience, training, and qualifications to achieve
this stage of my plan? What proves he or she is the one
for the particular phase?
■ What exactly do I want that person to do to accomplish
this step? When? How?
■ Who oversees the implementation of each phase? ■ What progress reports must be provided to the executive
team and when?
■ What’s my part in the proposed plan of action?
Step 5
Your next step is to itemize the costs involved in accomplishing
each component of your plan as you outlined it in Step 3. You
may need to research current costs of additional employees,
training/motivational programs, or technology. The Internet
or even phone calls to representative companies in the Yellow
Pages can provide useful information. Your figures should
have some realistic basis. Remember to factor in costs such
as the following:
■ The number of employees involved in each phase
■ The loss of employee time from completing regular
obligations of current job
■ Any travel or materials/workbooks needed for training
Create appropriate budgetary categories related to the stages
of your plan. Establish an overall cost for each phase and
within each phase itemize the different costs involved. Itemizing
is important to provide clear support for your numbers and
line items the executive team can review if the total cost for
the proposal is too much for the company’s budget.
Step 6
Organize your prewriting from Steps 1–5 using the following
main headings:
Introduction
Background
Proposal
Schedule
Staffing
Budget
Request for Authorization
Final Examination  5Business and Technical Writing
Step 7
Following the outline in Step 6, write a 2–5 page draft of
your proposal in letter format. Use single spacing (unless
the format requires more spacing), bold for headings, and
italics for subheadings.
Introduction. Your Introduction is the only section not
labeled with a heading. As your opening paragraph, it must
begin with an interesting hook, contain your qualifications to
prepare this proposal, and summarize the general problem
and the benefits of your plan.
Background.  The Background section must persuade the
executive team that a dire need exists. Summarize the field
investigation of your chosen problem and describe the causes
of that problem. Include specific numbers and percentages
(facts and figures) with explanations to show how you determined each contributed to the problem. Your reasons must
be based on the facts you uncovered, not the feelings of
employees at the branch. End this section with a bulleted
list of the key phases (stages) you’ll develop in the proposal
section to solve the causes. Phrase each stage as a key
action goal.
Proposal.  In your Proposal section, develop the steps needed
to solve the problem. Use a phrase or word for each goal you
listed in the Background section and italicize it. (You’ll use the
same phrases or words in the Schedule and Budget sections.)
Then write at least one paragraph for each goal, outlining
what actions are involved in that phase. Develop detailed,
clear-cut solutions to the underlying issues and causes you
identified in the Background section.
Schedule.  Your Schedule section must use the italicized
words to outline the phases described in the Background
and Proposal. Use column format.
Staffing. The Staffing section describes, in paragraph form,
the specific people, their qualifications, and their assignments
as related to each phase of the proposed solution.
Budget.  Your budget section must itemize the primary steps
of your plan. Use a table format with your own headings for
each column. The first column will use the phases from the
6Final Examination  7
project outlined in the Proposal and Schedule sections. Be
sure to show under each major phase the related costs for
accomplishing it.
Request for Authorization.  The Authorization section must
suggest a time frame for approval of your plan. Since this
section is also the last thing the executive team will read,
persuasively provide assurance that your proposal will
achieve your goal. Summarize the problems and describe
the benefits of your plan for Roanoke branch, their clients,
and Phoenix Advertising as a whole.
Step 8
As you write, follow the ABC’s for constructing your paragraphs. Allow your first draft to sit for several days before
you revise it. During that time, review those sections of the
study units discussing various aspects of writing, revising,
and editing, such as
■ Correct, varied construction of sentences
■ Coherence
■ Appropriate word choice for purpose and audience
■ Grammar, spelling, and punctuation
After revising and editing your first draft as best as you can,
ask another person to read your proposal aloud. Listen for
awkward phrases, missing words, and unclear sentence flow.
Also ask for the reader’s feedback on clarity, logical flow, and
so on. Finally, refer to the evaluation criteria and Step 7 as
you give your work one final review before you complete your
final draft.
Evaluation Criteria
Your instructor will use the following criteria to evaluate
your proposal:
Introduction (5 points)
The introduction includes a brief statement of purpose for
the proposal and an overview of the writer’s qualifications
to make the proposal. It also grabs the reader’s attention.Business and Technical Writing
Background (15 points)
This section details the various causes underlying the chosen
problem and convinces the reader that the need for action
exists. It ends with a bulleted list of goals showing the main
phases of your plan solution.
Proposal (15 points)
The proposal opens with a clear statement of purpose. Using
subheadings related to the Background’s list of goals, it
describes in persuasive fashion the detailed actions needed
to accomplish each phase.
Schedule (5 points)
The schedule establishes a realistic time frame for each stage
of the plan.
Staffing (10 points)
A specific in-house employee is assigned to each component of
the proposal and the description of that person’s credentials
convinces the reader that the employee is the best choice to
accomplish that part of the plan.
Budget (10 points)
In column/table format, the budget itemizes the realistic
costs for each phase/related step of the plan.
Request for Authorization (5 points)
A suggested time for approval is given. The reader is persuaded
the problem will be solved by the proposed plan. It closes in
a thoughtful, personal way.
Style, coherence, and tone (10 points)
The proposal reflects proper business tone and style. Through
the use of transitions and/or connective explanation, the
sections, paragraphs, and sentences flow clearly and logically.
Grammar and mechanics (20 points)
The proposal uses standard English grammar and word
usage appropriate for business context. A variety of sentence
types and length are used without any run-ons or fragments.
There are no spelling and punctuation errors.
8Final Examination  9
Format (5 points)
The proposal uses the full-block, business letter format,
including company address/letterhead, date, return address,
salutation, and closing with a simulated signature above the
typed name and title. It’s formatted in Times New Roman
font, size 12, with correct page numbering and is 2-5 singlespaced pages. All required student information is included.
Step 9
Prepare your final draft following the above formatting
requirements. If submitting online, save your work as a text
document. Include the following information at the top of
each page of your proposal. The best way to ensure the information is on each page is to use the Header option (usually
located on the View or Insert menu).

Graphic Design 1

Need help with graphic design class. Build on your web site with the Cascading Style Sheet – Follow the instructions carefully:

  1. Working from the document you created in week 3 redo the coding to include an internal style sheet.
  2. Save your work and rename your document as “lastname_week5.html”
  3. Upload your file to the student web space.
  4. Type your URL address to the drop box.
  5. Make sure you upload all images and other files that are necessary to make this page complete.
  6. If you have saved your images in an “images folder”, you need to upload this folder to the student web page or create a folder inside of this space, and place your images there.
  7. Just for fun try to create an external style sheet for these pages.
    You will need to up load your external “CSS” style sheet to your student web space, so it will work along side of your web page.

Psychology Argument Paper

The argument paper should begin with a one- to three-sentence statement of the main thesis. A thesis is an argument concerning an issue. It clearly states the author’s perception. Your paper should present your beliefs or conclusions related to the topic. It should include references from the text or one outside reading assigned by your instructor or both. The paper may also include material from other sources (please see rubric for guidance on this).
A Crash Course on Argument Papers

  • Select an issue or dilemma of interest.
  • Review the pertinent literature.
  • Decide on your perception; take a stance.
  • Articulate your perception in a thesis statement.
  • Summarize the issues; demonstrate an understanding of the controversy.
  • Defend/argue in favor of your perception using all resources available.
  • Finish with a strong summary statement that reinforces your thesis.
  • Proofread your work; use grammar/spellcheck functions.
  • Revise; submit final draft.

Cardigan History

CARDWARE is growing by leaps and bounds. It has now opened 10 new stores nationwide under the name “The Sporty One.” It has been agreed by the Board of Directors at CARDWARE Inc. that each store shall have a general manager and assistant manager who both were to act as sales persons and one additional sales person. The slogan the store advertises its sports ware with is “You don’t have to be an athlete to look and feel like one.” The current sports ware that “The Sporty One” carries shows a clothing distribution of 60% for females and 40% of its line is for males. However, it would eventually like for it to be a 50/50 distribution. The Cardigans research has demonstrated that the trend has been more female than male shoppers. Further, following the marketing theory of many high end clothing stores, CARDWARE prefers slender, young employees to work for it, so that the clothing line can keep with the image of being sporty.

Petunia Rotunda, a middle aged, slightly plump woman saw an ad online for a salesperson for The Sporty One and applied for the position. The ad read as follows:

WANTED: Salesperson experienced in retail sales or marketing preferred, energetic, youthful, athletic, and able to “sport” the clothing lines of The Sporty One with style. The Sporty One is a division of CARDWARE Inc. and proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Petunia has had 5 years of retail experience working in a garden shop that did have some flannel shirts and aprons as well as gardening gloves for sale. Noah Dahl, a college graduate in marketing also saw the ad and applied for the salesperson position at The Sporty One. Noah, a slender racquetball player has not had any retail experience but has had customer service experience for an online gaming company.

After interviewing both applicants, CARDWARE’s General Manager, Chloe, one of the cousins of the Cardigan clan has decided to hire Noah. Petunia was outraged claiming that she should have been hired and that she has been discriminated against based on her age. CARDWARE contends that Noah was more qualified as per the advertisement as well as company image and future plans for the company; age had nothing to do with it.

Noah began work the following week. Still angry, Petunia visited The Sporty One. She began to harass Noah to the point where other customers started to leave the store. Having had enough insults, Noah grabbed Petunia by the arm and shoved her towards the door. She stumbled and ran into one of the clothing racks and thereafter knocked over 92-year-old Hetty Whitestone who was passing by the mall store. Hetty suffered a concussion and died.

Using the above facts given, please label with headings and discuss the following in this order:

PART I:

  • Did CARDWARE have genuine BFOQs (Bona Fide Occupational Job Qualifications) in its ad?
  • Do not forget to review the company’s slogan as given in the above facts.
  • Be sure to discuss Petunia’s point of view as well as CARDWARE’s position and defenses.
  • Use legal authority to support your position as well.

PART II:

  • If Petunia brings a lawsuit based on negligence against CARDWARE and The Sporty One, will CARDWARE be responsible for Noah’s behavior? If so, under what theory?
  • What defenses might CARDWARE assert?
  • If Hetty Whitestone’s estate claims that CARDWARE should be responsible for Hetty’s death, will it?
  • What defenses might CARDWARE utilize?

Directions for Submitting Your Assignment:

Before you submit your Assignment, you should save your work on your computer in a location and with a name that you will remember. Make sure your Assignment is in the appropriate format (Word), then, when you are ready, you may submit on the Dropbox page.

Paper Submissions:

APA manuscript style dictates how your paper should appear on the page. For more information on APA style, visit http://www.apastyle.org/faqs.html

There are two types of APA manuscripts: Copy manuscripts (those submitted for publication) and final manuscripts (those not submitted for publication). Copy manuscripts are much more formal and may contain multiple sections. Specifically, they will have an abstract (a 1-paragraph summary of the paper). The papers you produce for most Kaplan University classes will be final manuscripts. Unlike copy manuscripts, final manuscripts do not, unless specifically required by an instructor, require an abstract.

They do include:

  • A title page
  • The paper itself (the discussion)
  • A references page

A title page contains three items: A running head (a short version of the title), the paper’s title, and the author’s name. Traditionally, the author’s affiliation (the university he or she attends or works for) appears below the author’s name; however, many college instructors prefer students to put the course and section number in this place (because we all know which institution we are attending). The running title appears in the top right corner of every page, including the title page, right before the page number. The title, the author’s name, and the author’s affiliation (or course and section number) appear in the center of the title page.

Additional Helpful Assignment Reminders:

Be sure to avoid the use of first person. Instead convey your research utilizing third person.

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