very poorly implemented database

We all had the unfortunate experience of seeing how computers can, at times, make life’s journey abit more difficult. This is especially true in knowledge centric workplaces. Describe an example of a very poorly implemented database that you’ve encountered (or read about) that illustrates the potential for really messing things up. Include, in your description, an analysis of what might have caused the problems and potential solutions to them. Be sure to provide supporting evidence, with citations from the literature. As with the first discussion topic, it is not enough for you to simply create a own posting. You must read the postings of the other members of the class and comment on each of them. 

database installation

Imagine that you have been hired to optimize and secure an existing database installation. Select at least three considerations that would enable the organization to extend database functionality and reliability, and enhance data transaction performance.  Support your answer with technical considerations that could be implemented to leverage data services. Classify professional and technical skills that could enable you to be successful in this scenario.

collaborative leadership style

Steve Jobs was a strong, charismatic leader who co-founded Apple and is credited with much of the success of the company. Some believe that Tim Cook, who became CEO in 2011, embraces a more collaborative leadership style. Do research to compare and contrast the leadership styles of the two CEOs. (You may wish to view the 2013 movie JOBS, which portrays the story of Steve Jobs’ ascension from college dropout to Apple CEO.) Which CEO—Jobs or Cook—do you think developed and executed the most effective strategic plan? What evidence can you find to support your opinion?


Once your Graded Assignment is uploaded, a program called Turn It In will analyze your submission for plagiarism.  Submissions with more than 40% will not be accepted!  If your submission is greater than 40%, you have the option of removing your submission, reworking the paper, and resubmitting again.  This can be done as many times as needed until the due date has passed for this Graded Assignment.  

Adolescent idealism and criticism

Discuss adolescent idealism, criticism, personal fable and imaginary audience. Give examples of each from your own adolescence. In addition, please discuss the emerging adulthood transition. What is/was your transition like? Can adolescent idealism, criticism, personal fable and imaginary audience cognitive distortions continue to affect people’s judgments and decision-making during the emerging adults period? Do the above cognitive distortions and immature behavior continue during early adulthood (20- 29 years)? Support your discussion with research from your readings in the book or other research from reputable sources.

Remember the criteria for the discussions:

  • 100-200 word original post
  • 50-100 word reply post
  • Covers every detail in the discussion description
  • Submitted on time

Grading Criteria YesNo1. Good post; covered all the required information?  2. Post was the required length?  3. Replied to one or more students?  4. Work was college-level writing, spell-checked, grammatically correct, and student used proper punctuation and capitalization?  

Replied to 1 and 2 

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        Adolescent idealism and criticism refer to the “ideal” world teenagers imagine as they challenge politics, religion, and other organizations. This often leads to disagreements between the parents, and teenagers (Adolescence: physical and cognitive development, 2010). When I was an adolescent, I believed I could help every one, and I was always assisting my peers thinking they were genuine. As a result, my parents would often criticize, and advise me to be more careful, as they had many disappointing friendships in their youth. Ultimately, my friendships also ended in disappointments, and although my parents had warned me about their experiences, I believed this situation was personally exclusive, and that I was very unlucky. This term is labeled “personal fables,” and it is defined as “the view held by some adolescents that what happens to them is unique” (Feldman, 2015, Pg. 273). Additionally, I was very shy during my teenage years, and this led me to imagine that everyone’s focus was on me if I danced or engaged in any other activity. This imaginary audience, which refers to the adolescent mindset that one’s behavior is a primary focus of others, resulted in my avoidance of many activities during that phase.

          Furthermore, during the emerging adulthood transition, which is the period between the late teenage years and the mid-20s, one is still in the process of identifying the path to follow in life (Feldman, 2015, Pg. 304). During my transition, I wasn’t entirely sure of my passion, and this made it difficult to decide which career path to take. Also, while adolescent cognition distortions are not as prevalent during the emerging adulthood transition of a person’s life, research indicates that one continues to grow intellectually during this stage (Feldman, 2015, Pg. 318). Additionally, during early adulthood, the thought process is a little more complex, as young adults think about real world scenarios and possibilities, and react in a less impulsive manner in comparison to adolescents.

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There’s always that ideal picture of an adolescent. Adolescence is one of the most difficult stages in life, in my opinion. It’s when you try and find yourself. You learn to grow in so aspects. Being a teen is never easy, no matter the era that your in.  There are more obstacles in the adolescent life such as social media. The sense of a struggling generation has undoubtedly taken on new dimensions(McVeigh). There are so many struggles when it comes to growing up in this society now. 

It was more simple when I was growing up. Of course there were some struggles with trying to really find myself. I never wanted to disappoint my parents so I was an over achiever as a teen, I didn’t go out much due to my parents being so strict. It was all about school, sports, and home. That is was my teen years consisted of. I was an introvert, kept to myself, never wanted to be the “cool kid” because I observed the baggage of having that title. Looking back I do wish I experienced a bit more, when out with friends, but who knows where I’d be now. Society is constantly changing.  

Daughter from Danang

Watching the Movie at, names ” Daughter from Danang” and then following the requirements as the following shows:

Did Mai Thi Kim (Heidi’s biological mother) make the right choice when she decided to send her daughter to the United States? Why or why not?

Your essay should contain four paragraphs:

1) Introduction (on Monday, I will give you specific instructions on how to write it.)

2) Body (supporting) paragraph #1

3) Body (supporting) paragraph #2

4) Conclusion

The total length should be about 2.5 pages, with size 12 font. It should be double-spaced (which means skip a line so that I can write in corrections).  I will show you a model of this in class on Monday. At this level, I know you already know how to write an essay, but I will also go over the basic essay format as a review.

One requirement of this essay is that it must contain at least 7 conditional sentences:

1. 3 past-past unreal 

Example:  If Heidi hadn’t come to the US, she might not have gotten a high level of education.

2. 3 mixed-time unreal

Example:  If Heidi’s sister hadn’t asked her for money, they might be closer now.

3. 1 present-present (always true) real

Example:  If children are taken away from their birth parents at an early age, they usually experience trauma.

Each conditional sentence must be highlighted in yellow.

Another requirement is that you need to use at least six words from the AWL (the Academic Word List). I will be giving you the list on Monday, 3/11. We will go over the definitions and usages of each word in class. Please highlight each AWL word.

A Worn Path

Fiction Analysis – Rough Draft

Compose an analytical essay of at least 1,200 words in which you offer an interpretation of a literary element in one of the assigned short stories. Write your analysis focusing on one of the following elements in one of the assigned stories:

  • Character
  • Theme
  • Symbolism
  • Imagery
  • Setting

Brainstorm to identify the literary element that you would like to explore in the story. Choose from character, theme, symbolism, imagery, or setting. Then, develop a thesis that offers a specific interpretation of this element.  Do not do any outside research at this point. When finished, the draft should be at least 1,200 words (approximately four double-spaced pages).

Tips for the Essay

  1. Open your introduction with an engaging opener, such as a question, quote from the story, or interesting idea. Then, connect to the short story and mention the title and the author. End your introduction with a thesis statement that interprets one literary element of the story (such as theme, symbolism, or characterization).
  2. The body paragraphs should support your thesis. Present specific aspects of the short story that help to illustrate your points. Make sure to quote from the story and analyze specific lines that support your argument.
  3. Include a strong concluding paragraph that summarizes your main points and explains the significance of the thesis.

Population/Global Health Problem

1. Population/Global Health Problem-Based Learning Assignment

The goal of the assignment is three-fold: (1) to provide you with an overview of some key contemporary population health issues and the ways these issues are constructed; (2) to apply concepts and ideas introduced in class; and (3) to engage in problem-solving in a group setting. 

You will work in teams for this assignment.  The outputs for the problem-based learning assignment include written products as well as a lightning talk or Pecha Kucha that incorporates information from all the short products. Listed below are the specifics of the assignment. 

Task: Imagine that you work for a population health organization or agency in this country or internationally. Your team has been asked by a communications and policy specialist to review what is known about a social problem facing the region your organization serves. You will need to explain how the problem is constructed and discussed, and identify solutions to it. 

Group Formation (Feb 25): Students will work in groups of 4 to identify a topic we will encounter in our course readings, weeks 6-9. We will identify these during class time on Feb 25.

Problem Definition and Framing: Each member must report on their research on a different aspect of the problem.

DELIVERABLE: a detailed 3-4 page, single spaced MEMO with appendices that addresses the following:General description of the social problem including relevant quantitative and demographic data as well as myths or preconceptions (anchored in citations to either peer reviewed literature or reports by reputable population health agencies, organizations) about the extent of the problem

Explanation of the causes of the problems paying attention to any gaps between purported causes and actual causes (anchored in citations and examples, where relevant) – tables, graphs, etc are good! 

Solutions to the problems as found in the literature, programs that exist already, anchored in your initial understanding of social structures and policies- again: USE DATA from reports on interventions such as the reports linked in the last module (anchored in citations).

Your data-driven evaluation of these solutions and what you would do to address this issue. 

Appendices:Bibliography page of source materials – should reflect readings from our class, additional sources such as other peer reviewed scholarship or reports by relevant organizations to the issue you are working on. Credits:  of what each group member contributed to the project

** General description of the social problem including relevant quantitative and demographic data as well as myths or preconceptions (anchored in citations to either peer reviewed literature or reports by reputable population health agencies, organizations) about the extent of the problem

Explanation of the causes of the problems paying attention to any gaps between purported causes and actual causes (anchored in citations and examples, where relevant) – tables, graphs, etc are good! 

Syria’s water

Topic: Syria’s water 

Paper include 

1. Introduction

Introducing water resources

2. Background

Syria location, river, weather, economy

3. Body

    A. Syrian water problem

         Climate reasons, low rainfall (water shortage)

         Industrial pollution

         War pollution (Focus)

         Cause disease

    B.   Government response plan

         How to deal with the problem of water shortage and water pollution

         How does the government handle water resources after the war?

         ……….. adjunction

         ……….. adjunction

   C.  Syrian water resources status

4. Conclusion.

Documented Argument

 Already did Rough Draft 1 attached below with first 5/ Rough draft #2 is with other 5 references making total of 10.  (This is the 10 annotations on separate assignment.

Rough Draft 2: After reviewing comments from your instructor and peers, you should write the second rough draft to the full length of the paper. You should focus on finalizing your structure, evaluating balance between the emergent points of the controversy, and creating strong transitions between your major points. In addition, you need to create a title page, reference page, and correctly formatted running head and page numbers.

Length expectations: Full length of the paper (5-7 pages, excluding title page and references)