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Identify the topic you selected and explain two (2) reasons for using it. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.  Describe three (3) major characteristics of your audience (official position, decision-making power, current view on topic, other important characteristic).

Write a one to two (1-2) page research proposal in which you:

  1. Identify the topic you selected and explain two (2) reasons for using it.
  2. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
  3. Describe three (3) major characteristics of your audience (official position, decision-making power, current view on topic, other important characteristic).
  4. Describe the paper’s scope and outline the major sections.
  5. Identify and explain the questions to be answered.
  6. Explain your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
  7. Document at least three (3) primary sources and three (3) secondary sources. Use credible, academic sources available through Strayer University’s Resource Center. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

Using the Library, develop a 12 – 15 slide presentation that you will use for the kick-off meeting. In the presentation, identify the participants of the meeting, the objectives of the meeting, the meeting agenda, and the project’s objectives. Use the remaining slides to share key results from your project planning activities, such as the scope control system and the communication mechanisms that will be used.

You have completed the project planning activities and are now ready to share the results with the project team. You have scheduled a project kick-off meeting in two weeks and are now preparing your materials.

Using the Library, develop a 12 – 15 slide presentation that you will use for the kick-off meeting. In the presentation, identify the participants of the meeting, the objectives of the meeting, the meeting agenda, and the project’s objectives. Use the remaining slides to share key results from your project planning activities, such as the scope control system and the communication mechanisms that will be used.

In the communication plan, identify the audiences that must be reached. For each audience, describe the communication mechanism, the frequency of communication, the format, other involved parties, and associated responsibilities.

Be sure your presentation meets the standards for an effective presentation that you have learned in other courses.

For more information on creating PowerPoint Presentations, please visit the PowerPoint Lab.

Please submit your assignment.  Please I need 13 slides with speaker notes

Please answer the following two questions using the  article “Moral Character.” First: Explain why character matters in our modern world. Second: Using your understanding of Greek moral thought, explain why virtue is so important.

  • Question #1: Please answer the following two questions using the  article “Moral Character.”
    • First: Explain why character matters in our modern world.
    • Second: Using your understanding of Greek moral thought, explain why virtue is so important.
  • Question #2: Explain how the theorists after the Greeks viewed moral character. Pick two philosophers.
  • Question #3:
    • A: State Noam Chomsky’s position or concern in his article, “What Makes Mainstream Mainstream.”
    • B: If you agree with his basic position, state why you support his thesis. If you disagree with his thesis, explain why.
  • Question #4: How does character and virtue come into play when encountering propaganda,censorship, and dishonesty in our daily life?
  • Link for article “Moral  Character” : https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/moral-character/
  • Link for article ” What makes Mainstream”https://chomsky.info/199710__/

 

Complete this project 12 slides. APA formatted and 5% similarity. Make sure you use adequate, credible and reliable APA source 3 citations to support your work.

Complete this project 12 slides. APA formatted and 5% similarity. Make sure you use adequate, credible and reliable APA source 3 citations to support your work.

 

 

Transportation congestion is a problem within intermodal freight movement in the U.S. and around the world. In your final assignment create a PowerPoint Presentation of at least 12 slides using APA formatting answering the following: Describe the possible causes for freight movement congestion, or delays, for 3 areas: goods movement, physical infrastructure, and information. Describe at least 1 possible solution for congestion in each of 3 areas of goods movement, physicals infrastructure, and information flows. Give an example of how regulations impact (positive and negative) the congestion of global movement of freight. Describe 4 environmental issues that impacts strategic intermodal transportation today, from the military and the commercial freight transport capabilities. This presentation will be graded on content, grammar, and formatting. Remember you need a separate title and reference page.

Analyze the relevance of habeas corpus to the contemporary U.S. situation during the war on terror, especially with respect to persons characterized by as enemy combatants or illegal combatants.

The final assignment for this course is a Final Paper. The purpose of the Final Paper is to give you an opportunity to apply much of what you have learned about American national government to an examination of civil liberties in the context of the war on terror. The Final Paper represents 20% of the overall course grade.

Soon after the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Bush administration developed a plan for holding and interrogating captured prisoners. They were sent to a prison inside a U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, on land leased from the government of Cuba. Since 2002, over 700 men have been detained at Gitmo. Most have been released without charges or turned over to other governments. In 2011, Congress specifically prohibited the expenditure of funds to transfer Gitmo prisoners to detention facilities in the continental United States, making it virtually impossible to try them in civilian courts. As of April 2012, 169 remained in detention at Gitmo (Sutton, 2012).

An assumption made by the Bush administration in selecting this location was that it was beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. courts. The administration wanted to avoid any judicial oversight of how it handled detainees, characterized as enemy combatants. A possible legal challenge to indefinite detention with no formal charges or judicial proceedings might arise from the habeas corpus provision of the Constitution.

Article I, Section 9 of the Constitution states, “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.” Under this provision, persons detained by the government are entitled to a judicial hearing to determine if there is any legal basis for their detention. Some legal commentators refer to the right of habeas corpus as the “great writ of liberty” because it is a prisoner’s ultimate recourse to an impartial judge who can review the possibility that he is being held illegally by the executive (e.g., the police or the military). In nations that do not honor habeas corpus, people simply disappear into prisons without ever having their day in court.

Several controversial Supreme Court cases have come out of Gitmo. One fundamental question that has been debated, but not clearly resolved, is to what extent the war on terror justifies the President’s indefinite detention of enemy combatants without the possibility of the minimal judicial review protected by habeas corpus? Another issue in the debate is to what extent Congress must clearly authorize the President to conduct extra-judicial detentions in order for them to be legal? In 2008, the Supreme Court’s decision in Boumediene v. Bush offered some answers to these questions. However, the deeply divided 5-4 Court and the likelihood of the protracted nature of the war on terror suggest that debate around these important questions will continue. Writing the Final Paper in this course will prepare you to participate intelligently as a citizen in this ongoing debate.

Write an essay about the right of habeas corpus in the context of the war on terror. Your essay should address the following subtopics:
Explain the historical evolution of habeas corpus, including its English and American traditions. The explanation of its evolution within the American tradition should include the general meaning of the right of habeas corpus in the U.S. Constitution and its relationship to the protection of other civil liberties.

Provide examples from U.S. history of the suspension of habeas corpus and their applicability to the present.

Analyze the relevance of habeas corpus to the contemporary U.S. situation during the war on terror, especially with respect to persons characterized by as enemy combatants or illegal combatants.

Explain the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the right of habeas corpus with respect to enemy combatants or illegal combatants (i.e., the views of the five justices making up the majority in Boumediene v. Bush as well as the views of the four dissenting justices).

Evaluate a minimum of four perspectives on this topic expressed by justices of the Supreme Court, leaders in other branches of government, and commentators in both the academic and popular media. Your evaluation should consider perspectives on the following topics as they relate to habeas corpus:

The role of the President as Commander-in-Chief.

The role of Congress in determining when habeas corpus can be suspended.

The role of the Supreme Court in protecting civil liberties, including the judicial philosophy which should guide the Court in this role, and

In your evaluation, you should also include your personal philosophy, values, or ideology about the balance between civil liberties and national security in the context of an unending war on terror.

Follow these requirements when writing the Final Paper:
The body of the paper (excluding the title page and reference page) must be at least 1,500 words long.

The paper must start with a short introductory paragraph which includes a clear thesis statement. The thesis statement must tell readers what the essay will demonstrate.

The paper must end with a short paragraph that states a conclusion. The conclusion and thesis must be consistent.

The paper must logically develop the thesis in a way that leads to the conclusion, and that development must be supported by facts, fully explained concepts and assertions, and persuasive reasoning.

The paper must address all subtopics outlined above. At least 20% of the essay must focus on subtopic five, listed above (your evaluation of perspectives on the topic).

Your paper must cite at least three academic articles (excluding the course textbook) and at least four other kinds of sources (e.g., Supreme Court opinions, magazine or newspaper articles, the course textbook, and reliable websites or videos).

Use your own words. While brief quotes from sources may be used, altogether the total amount of quoted text must be less than five percent of the body of your paper.

When you use someone else’s words, they must be enclosed in quotation marks followed by an APA in-text short citation (author, year, and page) to your source. The in-text citation must correspond to a full APA citation for the source on the reference page at the end of the essay.

When you express in your own words someone else’s ideas, arguments or facts, your statement must be followed by an APA in-text short citation (author, year, and page) to your source. The in-text citation must correspond to a full APA citation for the source in the reference page.

The form of the title page, the body pages, and the reference page must comply with APA style. Additionally, the title page must include the course number and name, the instructor’s name, and the date submitted.

The paper must use logical paragraph and sentence transitions, complete and clear sentences, and correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

For this paper you need to do research in peer-reviewed journals or other sources that are considered to have reliable information. In addition to your required course text, you need at least seven scholarly sources, three of which must be peer-reviewed journal articles from the Ashford Online Library.
Academic research papers must meet university level standards of quality. What constitutes quality, academic research?

Primary sources written by experts in the field of study

Secondary sources supported by research in primary sources

Credible sources (experts in the area of study)

Relevant research (materials are pertinent to the area of study)

Peer-reviewed journal articles (journal articles reviewed by recognized experts in the relevant field of study).

Educational and government websites (those ending with a web URL suffix of .edu or .gov) may be appropriate in some cases but should be evaluated carefully.

 

 

 

For this assignment, we will explore different types of readers, specifically in terms of their needs, values, and attitudes. You will need to identify/create three groups—a primary group, a secondary group, and a gatekeeper group. You can be creative in your group criteria, but your purpose should center on potential stakeholders for the mock business or organization you created for your portfolio (if you haven’t decided yet, now is the time).

For this assignment, we will explore different types of readers, specifically in terms of their needsvalues, and attitudes. You will need to identify/create three groups—a primary group, a secondary group, and a gatekeeper group. You can be creative in your group criteria, but your purpose should center on potential stakeholders for the mock business or organization you created for your portfolio (if you haven’t decided yet, now is the time).

Once you have your groups, create a Reader Analysis Chart (see pp. 21-22, & 37 of our textbook for examples).

You can make up your own demographic groups; the following list may help you develop some ideas (they are listed in no particular order):

  • Technical writing students in this class
  • Your instructor
  • A 90 year-old grandmother
  • A military wife
  • A local politician
  • A girl still in high-school who is taking this class for college credit
  • A Four-Star General
  • A welder trying to get an education so he can get a better job
  • An unemployed father
  • A genius 12-year-old boy who finished school early
  • A prison inmate taking online college courses while serving time
  • A single mother
  • The CEO of a company looking to improve his technical writing skills on the side
  • A disabled veteran
  • A shut-in who is obsessed with fresh-water fish
  • A talking (and reading) dog named Foosball
  • Jim, Sarah, and Dominique from Human Resources
  • Clowns

Feel free to be creative. Remember, as it is with all technical writing tasks, you will need to take the time to edit and revise your work so it is clean, readable, informative, and attractive to your readers.

Once you have completed your Reader Analysis Chart, post it to the week one drop box.

Attachments:

Choose one protest song from the 1960s and one protest song from today. Locate the lyrics for each song and provide the complete lyrics in an appendix to your Assignment or in a separate file. Cite the songs and lyrics using APA style.

To complete this Assignment, you must choose one protest song from the 1960s and one protest song from within the last 5 years. For each song, locate at least three themes and then compare/contrast these themes. The Assignment must be five pages long, including the title page, content pages, and works cited page.

  1. Choose one protest song from the 1960s and one protest song from today. Locate the lyrics for each song and provide the complete lyrics in an appendix to your Assignment or in a separate file. Cite the songs and lyrics using APA style.
  2. Locate at least three themes in each song. Compare and contrast these themes using quotes from the lyrics to illustrate each theme.
  3.  Summarize your findings in a concluding paragraph.

References page and in-text citations (with quotation marks) are needed.

Why is it best for large organizations like Dish to use both PEST and Porter’s 5 Forces analysis in helping its leaders to understand their particular external environment?  Make sure you demonstrate understanding of both analytical processes in your discussion and give clear, Dish-related examples to support your arguments.   

In this assignment you will be asked to once again consider Dish in responding to the following two requirements:

Why is it best for large organizations like Dish to use both PEST and Porter’s 5 Forces analysis in helping its leaders to understand their particular external environment?  Make sure you demonstrate understanding of both analytical processes in your discussion and give clear, Dish-related examples to support your arguments.

Second, describe how the information obtained from the organization’s macro-level external analysis might be used by an organization like Dish in performing their SWOT analysis.

In short, what should an organization like Dish be doing to analyze the external environment at the macro-level and how does that overlap with the organization’s micro-level analysis efforts?  Make sure you provide well-reasoned and well supported arguments.

Assignment Expectations

Your case assignment should be a minimum of 4 pages in length.

You are required to use APA formatting and you are required to cite and reference your sources.  There should be a minimum of three reputable sources cited and referenced in your paper.

Recall that the main article(s) for each of your blog entries must be no older than 4 months old. If you use an older article as your primary focal article, you will be asked to redo the assignment. You may, of course, use older sources to support your discussion but the current event article(s) serving as the main focus of your paper must be recent. 

For this SLP submission you will be asked to submit your second blog entry about another important aspect of the strategic management process and to provide examples based on current events pulled from recent articles from reputable sources (such as a major regional or national news source like the NY Times, Business Week, etc.).

Recall that the main article(s) for each of your blog entries must be no older than 4 months old. If you use an older article as your primary focal article, you will be asked to redo the assignment. You may, of course, use older sources to support your discussion but the current event article(s) serving as the main focus of your paper must be recent.

For your second SLP submission, describe why environmental analysis is important and find two recent articles that demonstrate how one or two organizations have reacted to a turbulent or competitive environment in a fashion which indicates they have leveraged their strengths, overcome weaknesses, taken advantage of opportunities, or successfully faced threats to maintain a competitive edge. What is/are the lesson(s) to be learned that you want your blog readers to take away from your analysis?

SLP Assignment Expectations

Your SLP assignment should be a minimum of 3 pages in length.

You are required to use APA formatting and you are required to cite and reference your sources. There should be a minimum of three reputable sources cited and referenced in your paper. 

 

Written Communication Rubric – SLP

Criteria Level 4

Excellent

Level 3

Proficient

Level 2

Developing

Level 1

Emerging

Context and Purpose for Writing 8 points

 

Demonstrates a thorough understanding of context, audience, and purpose that is responsive to the assigned task(s) and focuses all elements of the work.

7 points

 

Demonstrates adequate consideration of context, audience, and purpose and a clear focus on the assigned task(s) (e.g., the task aligns with audience, purpose, and context).

6 points

 

Demonstrates awareness of context, audience, purpose, and to the assigned tasks(s) (e.g., begins to show awareness of audience’s perceptions and assumptions).

5 points

 

Demonstrates minimal attention to context, audience, purpose, and to the assigned tasks(s) (e.g., expectation of instructor or self as audience).

 

Content

6 points

 

Uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate mastery of the subject, conveying the writer’s understanding, and shaping the whole work.

5 points

 

Uses appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to explore ideas within the context of the discipline and shape the whole work.

 

4 points

 

Uses appropriate and relevant content to develop and explore ideas through most of the work.

3 points

 

Uses appropriate and relevant content to develop simple ideas in some parts of the work.

Adherence to Conventions in Specific Disciplines 6 points

 

Demonstrates detailed attention to and successful execution of a wide range of conventions particular to a specific discipline and/or writing task (s) including  organization, content, presentation, formatting, and stylistic choices

5 points

 

Demonstrates consistent use of important conventions particular to a specific discipline and/or writing task(s), including organization, content, presentation, and stylistic choices

4 points

 

Follows expectations appropriate to a specific discipline and/or writing task(s) for basic organization, content, and presentation

3 points

 

Attempts to use a consistent system for basic organization and presentation.

 

Sources and Evidence

3 points

 

Demonstrates skillful use of high-quality, credible, and relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing

2 points

 

Demonstrates consistent use of credible, relevant sources to support ideas that are situated within the discipline and genre of the writing.

1 point

 

Demonstrates an attempt to use credible and/or relevant sources to support ideas that are appropriate for the discipline and genre of the writing.

0 points

 

Demonstrates an attempt to use sources to support ideas in the writing.

 

Syntax Control and Mechanics

4 points

 

Uses graceful language that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency, and is virtually error-free.

3 points

 

Uses straightforward language that generally conveys meaning to readers. The language in the portfolio has few errors.

2 points

 

Uses language that generally conveys meaning to readers with clarity, although writing may include some errors.

1 point

 

Uses language that sometimes impedes meaning because of errors in usage.

Timeliness 3 points

 

Assignment was submitted on time or delivered late with instructor’s approval.

2 points

 

Assignment was submitted 1-2 days after module due date.

1 point

 

Assignment was submitted 3-4 days after module due date.

0 points

 

Assignment submitted 5 or more days late or not submitted/received.

Overall Score Level 4

27 or more

Level 3

24 or more

Level 2

21 or more

Level 1

0 or more