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Library Research Assignment (LRA) #1
LRA 1: Essential Guidelines
HIST 105, RCI, F-2016, RC Weller
40 pts (4% of overall grade)

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*Write your answers out in a separate document, numbering the questions and answers clearly as
shown/instructed. When finished, save your work in WORD document format and upload it in the Dropbox on
Bb. Be sure that you have completed the assignment properly before uploading it on Blackboard. You cannot
resubmit.
*Be sure to include the standard assignment heading for this and all assignments at the very top of your paper,
as follows:
HIST 105, RCI (___ am/pm), F-2016, Dr. Weller
Name of Assignment, Due Date
Your Full Name, WSU ID, WSU Email Address, Row #
Q1: List five contemporary issues in which you are interested. They should be topics or
stories which have been in the news within the past year (2015-2016). Your selected
topics/stories cannot be vague and general. (For example, “Racism in the World Today” or “Global
Warming and Climate Change.”) They must be about *specific* issues, that is, issues involving specific
political, national, ethnic, religious, cultural, racial, gender, sexual or other groups in specific places at
specific times. (For example, “The Problem of Human and Child Trafficking in India,” “The Rise of ISIS in
Middle Eastern and Global Affairs,” or “The Crisis of Melting Tundra across Alaska, Northern Canada, and
Siberia.”)
List the topics as if they were titles for a research paper (5-10 words each). Be sure to number each
answer (1A- First Topic Title; 1B- Second Topic Title; 1C- Third Topic Title; 1D- Fourth Topic Title; 1EFifth
Topic Title). Use specific facts from the State of the World Atlas and/or specific news stories from the
following world news sites to help you if needed:
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/world/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/21/world/top-stories-year-talking-2015-feat/
http://www.worldbulletin.net/22/world
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/world
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/
https://www.rt.com/news/
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Q2: Select Your Research Topic from the list above and Name the Two Course Themes with
which it most clearly, directly connects. This course employs five broad themes common to all who
live in contemporary global society and those who have lived in centuries past. They are: 1- humans and the
environment, 2- “our shrinking world” (which refers to ‘global interconnectedness’), 3- inequality (racial,
gender, sexual, and other), 4- diverse ways of thinking (between religions, cultures, civilizations, or about
politics, economic systems, etc.) and conflict (religious, cultural, ethnic, racial, political, etc.).
Library Research Assignment (LRA) #1
As above, your selected research topic cannot be vague and general. (For example, “Racism in the World
Today” or “Global Warming and Climate Change.”) It must be about a *specific* issue, that is, an issue
involving specific political, national, ethnic, religious, cultural, racial, gender, sexual or other groups in
specific places at specific times. (For example, “The Problem of Human and Child Trafficking in India,” “The
Rise of ISIS in Middle Eastern and Global Affairs,” or “The Crisis of Melting Tundra across Alaska, Northern
Canada, and Siberia.”). After stating research topic, explain briefly how at least 2 of these themes relate to/tie
into your chosen topic (30-50 words total). Clearly distinguish the two parts of this question as
follows:
2A- Research Topic (5-10 words)
2B- Connection to Two Course Themes (30-50 words total)
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Q3: Locate and Cite one Newspaper Article which relates to your selected research topic to
use as a ‘Contemporary Documentary Source’ in your Final Research Paper (FRP)
Go to the WSU Library Newspapers LibGuide on the WSU Library website. (If you need help finding the
location, ask a librarian.) In the large middle column, go down to the third link and click on Lexis Nexis
Academic (the Libraries’ most comprehensive newspaper source). Search for newspaper articles by opening
the “Search the News” search box at the bottom left. Be sure to choose “source type” and limit your search
to only newspapers). [see Part I:Database Specific Video Tutorials]
Once you locate a newspaper article in the LexusNexus database which relates to your
selected research topic, in the textbox below, cite the article using the Chicago Style
bibliographic (not footnotes) citation format. Your newspaper article must be less than five
years old. (Be sure to ‘Bookmark’ this RCI Chicago-style page for quick reference. Unless otherwise directed,
use only this page and the Purdue OWL site (introduced later) for this series of research assignments.) Your
citation should include a URL and state the “date accessed” (see the Chicago-style reference page). Note that
you CANNOT simply cut and paste the URL from the browser’s address bar. From the proper URL for the
article, click on the ‘Copy Document’ icon in the upper right (looks like a clipboard with a chain). Follow the
instructions to get your URL.
Not only do you need to cite the URL correctly for this assignment, but you will need to have access to this
article in the future to complete your other LRAs and Final Research Paper (FRP). For that reason, you should
consider downloading or printing the article now, though it is not required for this particular assignment.
3A: Newspaper Article Citation (Chicago Style) Example: Fitrat, Samantha. “ISIS Goes Global.” New
York Times, Nov. 13, 2015. URL: http://www.nytimes.com/……… Date accessed: Jan 22, 2016.
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Q4: Locate and then provide the correct Chicago-style bibliographic citation for two topic
relevant books (single- or co-authored volumes only; no ‘edited’ volumes). Label your
citations 4A and 4B. For Chicago-style, use ‘notes/bibliography style’, in ‘bibliographic’
form (NOT footnotes/endnotes). For help understanding the difference between a ‘single-authored
volume’ and an ‘edited volume’, see the “*Note” at the end of Q6 below.
*You must obtain (or be able to access electronically) a copy of each book.
*Under each book citation (1A and 1B), enter:
Library Research Assignment (LRA) #1
–the library location (e.g., Holland/Terrell Libraries) and call number (e.g.,
HD34 .B338) for your two books from the “Available at” information bar or under the
“Availability and Request Options” link.
–the Permalink URL for your book (Go to “Availability and Request Options” >
“Actions” > “Permalink”). For electronic books, only enter the Permalink
URL (“Access Options > “Actions” > “Permalink”).
–the “interlibrary loan request number” if you ordered your book through Summit
or ILLiad.
*Citation example in Chicago-Style (Notes & Biblio) for Books:
Smith, John. A History of Education in America, 1636-1992. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 1994.
4A- Scholarly Book (Single- or co-authored volume) Citation #1
4B- Scholarly Book (Single- or co-authored volume) Citation #2
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Q5: Using JSTOR and/or Project Muse via the WSU Library website, provide the
correct Chicago-style ‘bibliographic’ citation for TWO scholarly articles published in a
history journal in the last 25 years (i.e. published after 1990) that can help you learn about
the historical roots of your contemporary issue. Label the citations 5A and 5B. For Chicagostyle,
use ‘notes/bibliography style’, in ‘bibliographic’ format (NOT footnotes/endnotes).
*Citation example in Chicago-Style (Notes & Biblio) for Journal Articles:
Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.”
American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010.
doi:10.1086/599247.
5A- Scholarly Journal Article Citation #1
5B- Scholarly Journal Article Citation #2
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Q6: In order to provide world historical context for your research topic, select *one*
chapter from each of the following two books. You should select the chapters which
best relate to your research topic. Your grade for this question will be determined
based on how well your selected chapters relate to your research topic. Select only
from the chapters listed.
Bentley, Jerry, ed. The Oxford Handbook of World History. Oxford University Press, 2011. (This book is available on
reserve at Terrell-Holland Library; you can go check the book out and make a copy of your selected chapter. Or,
your selected chapter can be requested online via ILL services at https://wsu.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/PUL/illiad.dll.)
Ch 4: Matthew J. Lauzon, “Modernity.” (pp 72-88)
Ch 5: Jurgen Osterhammel, “Globalizations.” (pp 89-104)
Ch 7: David Christian, “World Environmental History.” (pp 125-142)
Ch 8: John A. Mears, “Agriculture.” (pp 143-159)
Ch 14: Kenneth Pomeranz, “Advanced Agriculture.” (pp 246-266)
Ch 10: Charles Tilley, “States, State Transformation, and War.” (pp 176-194)
Ch 11: Marnie Hughes-Warrington, “Genders.” (pp 195-209)
Library Research Assignment (LRA) #1
Ch 12: Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, “Religions and World History.” (pp 210-228)
Ch 13: Daniel R. Headrick, “Technology, Engineering, and Science.” (pp 229-245)
Ch 15: Dirk Hoerder, “Migrations.” (pp 269-287)
Ch 17: P.K. O’Brien, “Industrialization.” (pp 304-324)
Ch 18: J.R. McNeill, “Biological Exchanges in World History.” (pp 325-342)
Ch 19: Jerry H. Bentley, “Cultural Exchanges in World History.” (pp 343-360)
Ch 21: Prasenjit Duara, “Modern Imperialism.” (pp 379-395)
VanHaute, Eric. World History: An Introduction. Routledge, 2013. (This book is available free online via the WSU
library website; your selected chapter can be downloaded with the online tools provided at the book’s reading site.
Note that I have not provided chapter one because you should NOT use chapter one for your study.)
Ch 2: “A Human World: humans and humankind.” (pp 23-45)
Ch 3: “A Natural World: ecology, energy, and growth.” (pp 46-62)
Ch 4: “An Agrarian World: farmers, agriculture, and food.” (pp 63-74)
Ch 5: “A Political World: governance and rulers.” (pp 75-87)
Ch 6: “A Divine World: culture, civilizations and religions.” (pp 88-100)
Ch 7: “A Divided World: The West and The Rest.” (pp 101-121)
Ch 8: “A Global World: globalization or globalizations?” (pp 122-134)
Ch 9: “A Polarized World: development, poverty and inequality.” (pp 135-144)
Ch 10: “A Fragmented World: unity and fragmentation.” (pp 145-159)
After selecting one chapter from each book listed above, cite each selected chapter
according to the example provided below. Number your answers 6A and 6B, as shown. Note
that “xx-yy” = the page numbers for the chapter.
6A: Author Last Name, First Name, “[Selected Chapter Title].” In The Oxford Handbook of
World History, edited by Jerry H. Bentley, xx-yy. Oxford and New York: Oxford University
Press, 2011.
6B: VanHaute, Eric. “[Selected Chapter Title].” In World History: An Introduction, xx-yy.
Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2013.
*Note that in 6A the author of the chapter is different from the “editor” of the main book whereas in 6B the author of the chapter
and the book are the same because only one author wrote the entire book, therefore it is not necessary in the second case to repeat the
author’s name twice in the citation. The first book is an ‘edited volume’, where many writers each contribute a single chapter to the
volume and then only one or two of them serves as ‘editor’ to organize and introduce it, while the second book is a ‘monograph’ or
‘single-authored volume’.
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Q7: Locate and cite a ‘Primary Source’ document related to your research topic. Your
Primary Source document must have been written before 1950. This can be either a
‘documentary source’ (book, journal article, newspaper article, or popular magazine article) or a
‘non-documentary source’ (diary, letter, speech transcript, interview transcript, personal papers,
etc). You can use WSU Library databases (Historical/Older Newspapers). Your citation should be
in Chicago Style bibliographic format. Since the citation format depends on the type of source
(book, journal article, newspaper article, etc.), you will need to follow the correct format for the
type of source you select. You can consult the LRA 1 or LRA 2 Essential Guidelines or, if needed,
the Chicago Style Quick Reference Guide on Blackboard in the LRA folder. Number your answer
as follows:
7A: Primary Source Citation (Chicago Style, Bibliographic format)
Library Research Assignment (LRA) #1
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Q8: Formulate Two Preliminary Research Questions that you hope to answer by the end of your
research. Be sure that your questions are *historically* focused, that is, that they point you
toward a study of the *historical roots* of your selected research topic in order to find the
answers. Do not be vague and general. (For example, “What are the historical roots of my contemporary
issue?”) Be clear and specific. (For example, “When were the first signs of glacial melting observed in the
Arctic?”). Formulate two research questions and number them 3A and 3B. (Read the Part I: Writing
Research Questions and Part I: Roots Research Question Example research guides to aid you in the process
of writing your research questions.)
8A. Research Question One (7-15 words)
8B. Research Question Two (7-15 words)

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DISCUSION 1

“Company Description”

Throughout this course, you will develop a series of written papers / projects that you will later combine into a complete business plan for a Non-Alcoholic Beverage company. For this discussion, you must first review the “NAB Company Portfolio”.  The mentioned portfolio contains the company parameters and details you must follow when developing your company. Provide the following information to set the foundation for your non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) business plan.

Please respond to the following:

  • Create your NAB company name and explain its significance.
  • Develop your company’s Mission Statement and provide a rationale for its components.

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DISCUSSION 2

“Growing Honest Tea”  Please respond to the following:

  • Review the following documents:

https://blackboard.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/599/1154/Week2/W2_Honest_Tea_Business_Plan_98.pdf

https://blackboard.strayer.edu/bbcswebdav/institution/BUS/599/1154/Week2/W2_Honest%20Tea%20SWOT%20Analysis_StudentVersion.docx

DISCUSSION 3

Watch the following  video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYX04wiMYmQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-4ivPwMDCE

There are two (2) very different target markets and sales forces discussed in the videos. Identify some of the key differences between the organizations’ sales forces and target markets. Explain the value of developing a sales force based on the target market. Use examples from each video to support your response

PART 2

ASSIGNMENT

Before you get started on this assignment, watch the video below for some helpful tips on completing Assignment 1.

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Assignment 1: Company Description and SWOT Analysis

Due Week 3

In this assignment, you will conduct a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat) analysis for the type of beverage you have selected, and for your company overall. As you work on the assignment, consider why you have chosen one type of non-alcoholic beverage over another and the reasons for that choice. As you complete your SWOT analysis, be sure to include external factors such as industry / market trends and competition, and internal factors such as your capabilities or abilities to reach certain market segments.

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper, in which you:

  1. Create your revised NAB company name and explain its significance.
  2. Develop your revised company’s Mission Statement and provide a rationale for its components.
    • Hints: Use the Statement of Mission template on pp. 72-73 on the course textbook: Successful Business Plan to aid your development. Click here for help accessing a specific page number in your eBook.
    • Extracting appropriate information from the NAB company portfolio, where applicable. You should fill in other required items in the template using your personal preferences.
  3. Describe the trends in the non-alcoholic beverage industry, especially the specific type of beverage category you have chosen. Justify at least three (3) reasons why you have chosen this type of non-alcoholic beverage.
    • Hints: Research and outline beverage industry trends. Consider the size and growth rate of the industry overall and the specific beverage type you have chosen. Use the worksheet in the course text (p. 88 | Past and Future Growth of Your Industry) to help you project the future growth rate. Consider the use of industry associations and search engines to find reliable, recent data.
  1. Choose one (1) strategic position from the course text (pp. 142–143) that you believe is the best strategic position for your company. Explain the approach you will use to implement this strategic position in order to distinguish your beverage from other non-alcoholic beverages.
  1. Provide an overview of your company’s distribution channels. Explain the manner in which your product will reach end users. Provide a rationale for your chosen method.
    • Hints: For example, will you sell your beverage in grocery stores, restaurants, or sports venues? If so, describe the types of resellers and distributors who will sell to resellers and fulfill their orders. If you are attempting to sell direct-to-consumers, such as online via a monthly subscription, how will you manage warehousing / fulfillment / shipping?
  1. Outline at least three (3) types of risks (including any regulatory risks) that your business faces. Describe your company’s plan to mitigate such risk.
    • Hints: You may refer to the types of risk listed in the course text (pp. 148–149) as well as any risks not listed in the text. Regulation weighs more heavily on beverage and food businesses than many other types of companies, so be certain to consider any regulatory risks your type of beverage faces. For example, what kind of regulation and / or risks are you likely to face if you make health claims about your beverage?
  1. Develop a SWOT analysis for your NAB company using the SWOT matrix worksheet in the course text (p. 153 | SWOT: Strengths / Weaknesses / Opportunities / Threats)
    • Hints: What are your company’s likely strengths? Have you chosen a beverage segment that is growing and lacks an entrenched competitor? Are you in a niche market that has great potential? What are the strengths that you and other team members bring to your company? Do you or other team members have previous experience in the food and beverage industry?
    • Hints: What are your company’s likely weaknesses? Is the competition in your industry segment entrenched? Is your own management team inexperienced? Will it be challenging to actually produce your product and maintain quality?
    • Hints: What are your company’s opportunities? Does your segment have more demand than supply? Have larger corporations stopped serving smaller or niche markets that you could enter? Is a new market emerging because of demographics, immigration, changing tastes?
    • Hints: What are your company’s threats? Is there a clear market leader that will be hard and expensive to displace? Are downward-pricing pressures in the segment making profit margins slim? Are there little or no barriers-to-entry for new competitors; if you have a novel idea that succeeds, can the competition easily enter your market? If you have a global aspect to your company, do factors such as currency fluctuations, political instability, offshoring or outsourcing pose threats?
  1. Format your assignment according to these formatting requirements:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Cite the resources you have used to complete the exercise. Note: There is no minimum requirement for the number of resources used in the exercise.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze the role of a company mission, vision, and objectives and the impact to business strategy.
  • Describe strategic planning techniques used to formulate alternative strategies designed to achieve stated business goals.
  • Analyze the external and internal environment for opportunities, threats, strengths, and weaknesses that impact the firm’s competitiveness.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about strategic management using proper writing mechanics.

 

ECONOMICS

DISCUSSION 1

“Supply and Demand” Please respond to the following:

  • From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, examine the key factors affecting the demand for and the supply of a good in general and Katrina’s Candies specifically. Distinguish between a change in demand and a change in the quantity demanded (movement along the demand curve). Propose two (2) methods in which organizations that provide the good may utilize this information.

DISCUSSION 2

“Estimating Demand and Its Elasticities” Please respond to the following:

  • From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, examine the procedure Herb will use to estimate the demand model developed in the scenario for Week 1. Analyze the elasticity of demand for products within the selected industry relevant to Katrina’s Candies. Determine the factors involved in making decisions about pricing these products that you believe to be the most influential.

DISCUSSION 3

“Managing in the Global Economy and Outsourcing Offshore” Please respond to the following:

  • From the scenario for Katrina’s Candies, assuming the absence of quantitative data, determine the qualitative forecasting techniques that could be used within this scenario. Now, assume you have acquired some time series data that would enable you to make forecasts. Ascertain the quantitative technique that will provide you with the most accurate forecast.
  • When deciding whether or not to outsource offshore, list the key factors aside from maximizing profits that managers should consider. Determine the key factors that you believe to be the most influential.

 

PART 2

ASSIGNMENT 1

Assignment 1: Demand Estimation
Due Week 3

Imagine that you work for the maker of a leading brand of low-calorie, frozen microwavable food that estimates the following demand equation for its product using data from 26 supermarkets around the country for the month of April.

For a refresher on independent and dependent variables, please go to Sophia’s Website and review the Independent and Dependent Variables tutorial, located at http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/independent-and-dependent-variables–3.

Option 1
Note: The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses for the demand for widgets.
QD       =          – 5200 – 42P + 20PX + 5.2I + 0.20A + 0.25M
(2.002)  (17.5) (6.2)    (2.5)   (0.09)   (0.21)
R2 = 0.55           n = 26               F = 4.88

Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables:

Q          =          Quantity demanded of 3-pack units
P (in cents)       =          Price of the product = 500 cents per 3-pack unit
PX (in cents)     =          Price of leading competitor’s product = 600 cents per 3-pack unit
I (in dollars)       =          Per capita income of the standard metropolitan statistical area
(SMSA) in which the supermarkets are located = $5,500
A (in dollars)     =          Monthly advertising expenditures = $10,000
M                     =          Number of microwave ovens sold in the SMSA in which the
supermarkets are located = 5,000

Option 2
Note: The following is a regression equation. Standard errors are in parentheses for the demand for widgets.

QD       =          -2,000 – 100P + 15A + 25PX + 10I
(5,234)  (2.29)   (525)   (1.75)  (1.5)
R2 = 0.85           n = 120             F = 35.25

Your supervisor has asked you to compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Assume the following values for the independent variables:

Q          =          Quantity demanded of 3-pack units
P (in cents)       =          Price of the product = 200 cents per 3-pack unit
PX (in cents)     =          Price of leading competitor’s product = 300 cents per 3-pack unit
I (in dollars)       =          Per capita income of the standard metropolitan statistical area
(SMSA) in which the supermarkets are located = $5,000
A (in dollars)     =          Monthly advertising expenditures = $640

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Compute the elasticities for each independent variable. Note: Write down all of your calculations.
  2. Determine the implications for each of the computed elasticities for the business in terms of short-term and long-term pricing strategies. Provide a rationale in which you cite your results.
  3. Recommend whether you believe that this firm should or should not cut its price to increase its market share. Provide support for your recommendation.
  4. Assume that all the factors affecting demand in this model remain the same, but that the price has changed. Further assume that the price changes are 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 cents.
    1. Plot the demand curve for the firm.
    2. Plot the corresponding supply curve on the same graph using the following MC / supply function Q = -7909.89 + 79.1P with the same prices.
    3. Determine the equilibrium price and quantity.
    4. Outline the significant factors that could cause changes in supply and demand for the low-calorie, frozen microwavable food. Determine the primary manner in which both the short-term and the long-term changes in market conditions could impact the demand for, and the supply, of the product.
  5. Indicate the crucial factors that could cause rightward shifts and leftward shifts of the demand and supply curves for the low-calorie, frozen microwavable food.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and 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 assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Analyze how production and cost functions in the short run and long run affect the strategy of individual firms.
  • Apply the concepts of supply and demand to determine the impact of changes in market conditions in the short run and long run, and the economic impact on a company’s operations.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in managerial economics and globalization.
  • Write clearly and concisely about managerial economics and globalization using proper writing mechanics.

 

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Semester 2 2016  Programming 1 (COSC1073)  PART C Specification – ASCIIBot Robot Implementation
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Overview This semester you have a single assignment topic which is broken down into three parts A, B and C.
Assignment Part A (5%), due 11:59PM Fri. 12th August 2016 Assignment Part B (15%), due 11:59PM Fri. 16th September 2016 Assignment Part C (20%), due 11:59PM Fri. 14th October 2016
This specification builds upon your part B solution however it can be done without a fully working part B since there is no error checking or collision detection.
PART C Requirements (due 11:59PM Fri. 14th October 2016).
Ok so now you are going to do your own complete Robot program! You are no longer going to use the supplied RobotImpl but are instead going to write your own implementation of the Robot interface called the ASCIIBot!
Don’t panic you don’t have to deal with complex graphics for this assignment since we are going old school and are using the Lanterna terminal emulator package to allow you to do basic ASCII art. The Robot project has been updated to include the lanterna-2.1.7.jar file and includes code which shows you how to initialise and draw characters at a specific x,y co-ordinate. You should not need to but if you are interested you can find more information about other extra functionality of Lanterna here:
https://code.google.com/archive/p/lanterna/wikis
NOTE: The primary specification is the supplied video “PartC.avi” which shows the full behaviour you should reproduce.
Your task is implement the Robot interface by writing code (@Overrides) in the ASCIIBot for all the specified Robot interface methods (init(), pick(), drop() etc.).
Full marks will be achieved using an Object-Oriented solution that includes the following four classes and an interface.

COSC1073 – Programming 1
public class ASCIIBot implements Robot
public class Arm implements Drawable
public class Bar implements Drawable
public class Block implements Drawable
Where the interface Drawable is specified as follows:
public interface Drawable {   public abstract void draw(Terminal terminal); }
These classes give you a basic design where each of the components of the robot environment are able to draw itself to the terminal. You may also find it useful to include an extra abstract class as follows (this is how I did it and it reduces some code duplication):
public abstract class AbstractItem implements Drawable
If you do this then Bar and Block can extend AbstractItem instead of implementing the Drawable interface directly.
Skeleton code for all of these classes is provided in the supplied Robot-PartC eclipse project. It also draws a single block to show you Lanterna code in action since this is the only part of the assignment that is not specified by standard Java and described in the API docs.
If you are having trouble getting started you can instead work on a non-OO solution which can still get a pass mark if fully functional but the real objective of this assignment is to demonstrate application of inheritance, polymorphism, abstract cases and interfaces (otherwise you are not really learning much beyond assignment part B).
In addition to drawing the various components (bars, blocks and arm) your ASCIIBot class will need to keep track of the current position of all bars and blocks as it responds to commands from the Robot interface.
However it does NOT need to:

Do any control of its own (this is still done by the RobotControl class)

Do any error checking. i.e. if invalid commands are given your code will either ignore them or drop blocks in the wrong position, morph through objects etc. i.e. we will test with correct control code.
COSC1073 – Programming 1

Do any scaling although you may wish to do this as a challenge once you are finished to make the implementation look better.
Suggestions on How to Proceed
To get started you should experiment and familiarise yourself with the Lanterna moveCursor() and putCharacter() methods. They are straight forward i.e. move to a row, col position and then draw a character. An example is provided in the Bar.draw() method.
Next you should implement the draw() method for the Block and Bar classes so that they can be drawn at a fixed arbitrary position (no need to worry about moving them yet).
Next do the same for the Arm class. This one is a bit more complicated since drawing the arm involves drawing all three segments. In fact you can choose to have a separate class for each arm but for simplicity a single class works fine.
Once the three robot environment components (Arm, Bar, Block) are able to draw themselves, the final and most challenging piece of the puzzle is to keep track of the internal state of the arm, bars and blocks and draw them in the correct position.
i.e. first handle the init() case when the bars and block arrays are passed in and draw them at the fixed starting position using some basic maths and array processing to position them.
Finally for each movement command ( up(), down(), pick() drop() etc .) keep track of the positional changes (using appropriate variables) and redraw the entire screen.
You will run your ASCIIBot using the following main() method:
public static void main(String[] args)  {   new RobotControl().control(new ASCIIBot(),null, null);  }
This simply creates a new instance of your RobotControl() class from part B and executes the control method which will then call init() and execute commands on your ASCIIBot.
NOTE: There is no special trick to the animation/movement. But rather every time a robot movement command is issued, you redraw everything at the updated co-ordinates. If you are clever you can do this polymorphically with draw()!
IMPORTANT: Do not change the Control interface or the calling of the RobotControl.control() method since we will rely on this for testing using our own RobotControl implementation.
COSC1073 – Programming 1
Summary
Write code using classes, an interface, loops, conditionals and methods to reproduce the behaviour shown in the video PartC.avi (and optionally PartC Scaled (Optional).avi) and elaborated above.
Code Quality Assessment
As well as functional correctness (robot behaviour matches video requirements) you will also be assessed based on code quality requirements specified in assignment part A.

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Provide a three page discussion in PDF to address the following:
• Changes to Rev Rec since initial issuance propose impact
• Changes to IFRS 9 since initial issuance propose impact
• Summary of the latest IFRS since 8 excluding 9 and 15
• Reconciliation of IAS versus IFRS and what and why were changes made
• Why a new conceptual framework now, historical and proposed
• Challenges of IFRS lease current approach versus GAAP and proposed by both groups and issues

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Adding/Removing Material
MEE 104L
Instructions
1.
Create the basic, unconstrained geometry
2.
Apply geometric constraints to lock the shape
3.
Be sure to constrain one point on the sketch to the Origin Point
4.
Apply dimensions to lock the size. All dimensions are mm.
5.
Sketch is complete when SolidWorks shows the sketch as Fully Defined
6.
Extrude or revolve the sketch to create the 3D part
shown
7.
Repeat 1
6 for all major shapes of the 3D part
8.
Create holes, fillets, etc. to
acheive
the final shape of the part
9.
For dimensions shown as A, B, or fractions thereof (e.g. 0.25B or 0.2A)
find A and B based on your “
StudentNumber
” on the attached chart.
10.
Check your work against the attached grading
rubric in
Isidore
11.
When you have completed and checked the
parts,
save the
files,
then
upload both .
sldprt
files to Isidore. Please name the files like:
HW03n
Lastname.sldprt
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Geometry:
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03B
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Student Numbers & Assigned Dimensions
For many assignments, there will be a few versions of dimensions. Each of you will
have a Student No., which you will have throughout the semester. Here is your
Student No. based on your last name, and the Assigned Dimensions for HW02:
Student
Name
Student No
Student Family Name
Student No
Adams
1
Ingram
1
Alansari
2
Kamal
2
Aldubaisi
3
Kane
3
Alkhalfan
4
Kane
4
Alkharusi
5
Kress
5
Alotaibi
6
Larkin
6
Alrasheed
7
Lucchesi
7
Alshammari
8
Maciejewski
8
Alshoeabi
1
Madouh
1
Asher
2
Marburger
2
Bahniuk
3
McCormick
3
Biondic
4
Mier
4
Dimarzio
5
Miller
5
Dong
6
Moretti
6
Feldhausen
7
Quick
7
Flowers
8
Robertson
8
Freeh
1
Rollhauser
1
Guerrero
2
Santarpia
2
Harper
3
Smith
3
Harrington
4
Weigel
4
Hart
5
Wicks
5
Hogan
6
Ye
6
Horst
7
Zaura
7
Hughbanks
8
Zimmerman
8
Student
No.
Dimension
A
B
1
70
40
2
76
40
3
80
40
4
70
44
5
76
44
6
80
44
7
70
50
8
76
50
Student Numbers
Assigned Dimensions
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Choose a clinical diagnosis and describe the problem (symptoms, etiology, onest)

Provide overall prevalence information

Discuss prevalence information for ethnic differences

Discuss prevalence information for gender differences

Provide a treatment plan, include medications if its relevant

Include references

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America’s Democracy: Your Report Card


America’s Democracy: Your Report Card

 

The primary goal of your last assignment is to critically analyze the primary features of the American national government. The results of your analysis will indicate what you have learned over the last five weeks. In order to accomplish this task, it is important to critically evaluate the key facets of our American democracy.

You have been preparing for this final assignment each week by constructing a detailed outline of the Final Paper’s main points through the weekly Learning Activities. In addition, you have read the course text and course readings, reviewed videos, and researched additional material for each week’s assignments and for this paper. This week, you will put all of those outlines, readings, reviews, and research together into a one summative paper.

As we wrap up our course, reflect back on what you have learned about the key structures, systems, roles, and processes that embody our national government. Focus on the strengths and weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages, and positive and negative impacts of these aspects of our democracy. Use what you have learned so far to evaluate our national government and recommend ways to enhance what works and repair what is not working well. It is important to understand that this paper is not simply a cut and paste of your four Learning Activities. While the research you have completed can serve as a strong base it is important that you implement any comments from the instructor, as well as further expand on the material. Appropriate transitions and headings are needed to ensure a cohesive paper.

Construct a six-page paper based on the detailed outlines that you created over the last four weeks. It is important to utilize APA headings major sections of your paper in order to ensure that the paper is easy to follow. A model POL201 Final Paper Guide is provided for you to download and utilize when completing your Final Paper.

Scaffold your paper around the following outline:

  • Title page
  • Introduction (half page)
    • Describe the paper’s overall thesis.
    • Provide an overview of main points.
  • The Constitution (1 to 1.5 pages) (Week One)
    • Describe one strength and one weakness of the U.S. Constitution.
    • Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
  • Federalism (1 to 1.5 pages) (Week Two)
    • Describe one advantage and one disadvantage of a national policy that must be implemented by one agency of the federal bureaucracy.
    • Recommend one option to maintain the advantage and one to improve the disadvantage.
  • Branches of Government (1 to 1.5 pages) (Week Three)
    • Describe one strength and one weakness of one branch of our government: Executive, Legislative, or Judiciary.
    • Recommend one option to maintain the strength and one to correct the weakness.
  • Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Elections (1-1.5 pages) (Week 4)
    • Describe one positive impact and one negative impact of one of the following: political parties, interest groups, or federal elections.
    • Recommend one option to accentuate the positive impact and one to lessen the negative impact.
  • Conclusion
    • Review your main points.
    • Review your overall thesis.
  • References page

The America’s Democracy: Your Report Card paper

  • Must be at least six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least eight scholarly sources in addition to the course text. A minimum of six of the resources must be from peer-reviewed scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library
    • The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

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Timeline Exercise Instructions

Purpose:

  • To highlight some of the most important events in Western Civilization from the earliest known civilization, through the break up of Charlemagne’s Empire.
  • To provide a rationale synthesizing and explaining the development of Western Civilization.
  • To provide a visual reminder of the passage of time.

General Requirements:

  1. One submission either as a Power Point slide show or Word Document, or using one of the online interactive timelines.
  2. Timeline needs to be a horizontal line, showing some chronological scale.
  3. Timeline should contain 5 related events showing a specific theme in the development of Western Civilization.
  4. Rationale portion should clearly present an argument for how these events are related and why they are significant to the development of Western Civilization.
  5. All events on the timeline should occur between 3000 BC – AD 924.

Timeline Requirements:

  1. Determine a theme for your timeline – some ideas include: the history of Christianity in Western Europe, the development of government in Western Civilization, or important literary works or philosophies.
  2. Using 3000 BC – AD 924 as your boundaries, choose 5 events to place on your timeline.
  3. Create the timeline on your computer. Use one of the following free websites or computer programs to create your timeline and rationale:
    1. myhistro.com
    2. timeglider.com
    3. Microsoft Power Point or Word (Mac equivalent is acceptable, if it can be converted by a PC user)
  4. Place events on the line in such a way that a clear chronological scale is evident.
  5. The presentation should be professional, well-written, clear and creative.
  6. Include a creative title for your timeline which matches the theme you have chosen.
  7. For assistance with creating the timeline, see the document titled “Tutorials for Timeline Creation.”


 

Rationale Requirements:

  1. As a separate document, in Word or Pages, compose a 700–1000-word essay explaining the theme and significance of these events.
  2. Sources: Do not use outside sources for this assignment. Do not include any quotations. Draw all material from the textbook and lectures within the course, summarize and paraphrase in your own words, and include parenthetical citations indicating the page number or lecture from which your information is derived. Do not include a bibliography page.
    1. Example: The invention of the McCormick Reaper was a significant step in the changing scope of agriculture as it allowed farmers to plow larger wheat fields and plant bigger crops (490).

 

Grading:

  1. Both parts of the timeline should meet college-level standards for writing.
  2. A clear chronological scale should be evident in the timeline, and each item should fall between the dates provided.
  3. Consideration will be given to analysis and support.
  4. Consideration will be given to organization, presentation, and creativity.
  5. See Timeline Exercise Grading Rubric for details and point distribution.

Submission:

  • If you used one of the websites to create your timeline, copy the permanent Link for your timeline (each program has an option for sharing) and paste that in the submission text box. Then upload the rationale as a separate document. You should have a total of two submissions.
  • If you created your timeline in Power Point or Word then submit both documents through the submission link in Blackboard. You should have a total of two submissions.
  • Do not email documents to your instructor unless given specific instruction to do so.

Your Timeline Exercise is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 5.

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Timeline Exercise Tutorials

 

Using MyHistro.com

  1. Go to myhistro.com
  2. Click on Myhistro for Personal Use
  3. Create a free account by clicking “Sign up”

Using timeglider.com

  1. For an overview of its use, visit timeglider.com/how_it_works
  2. Go to timeglider.com
  3. Create a free account by clicking “Start a Timeline, It’s Free”

 

Using PowerPoint or Word Document

  1. youtube.com/watch?v=RKeWsu5iXCU

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NON PROFIT MARKETING WEEK 6


NON PROFIT MARKETING WEEK 6

PART A

Please I need good and quality answers for both part A and B. I want Part in good APA format and good citation

In most parts of the world nonprofit’s as we know them are referred to as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). International philanthropy has grown rapidly in the last couple of years and large U.S. foundations such as the Gates Foundation are focused on global issues. Marketing to an international target audience includes challenges of working across different legal systems, languages, cultures, geographic distances and nonexistent or emerging technologies.

The International Context – the greatest threats facing humanity are not confined within national boundaries or single continents.

  • Nonprofit sector in the United States remains the largest and philanthropy on a large scale remains predominantly American
  • Similar organizations are increasing in number and importance in many nations and on a global basis

Greatest opportunities

  • Technological and economic advancement
  • Cooperative efforts that engage people, and minds, across the globe

There are U.S. based companies such as comScore. that operate on a global scale and in addition to being socially responsible (energy conservation, recycling and water filtration) also support international nonprofit work.  Since 2008 when comScore. started supporting Trees for the Future with their Trees for Knowledge program over 1,000,000 trees were planted in developing countries, providing shade, oxygenation and environmentally sustainable land management.

Organizations such as Changing Our World are working with nonprofit’s such as the 4-H on a global scale.   A case study from the Changing Our World site:

The 4-H movement in the United States is a direct product of the agricultural extension system. Created through the extension services and land grant universities to encourage new farming practices by focusing on the innovative spirit of rural youth, 4-H began as the youth program in agricultural extension. A century later, the 4-H legacy now includes 6 million youth served each year and more than 60 million alumni. 4-H can be found in every county in every state, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and over 80 countries around the world. 4-H’ers participate in fun, hands-on learning activities, supported by the latest research of land-grant universities, that are focused on three areas: Science, Engineering and Technology; Healthy Living; and Citizenship. Changing Our World has partnered with the National 4-H Council to design and activate a global resource development plan that will increase the capacity of, and linkages between, 4-H partners around the world and, in so doing, better enable 4-H to realize its mission going forward.

An organization continually looking to serve nonprofit markets for those who want to give and those who need to receive is GiveWell.  This nonprofit research’s the best projects to fund that will ultimately benefit a global society.  I think you will their mission and research both interesting and compelling, with the results being perhaps surprising.

This is an excerpt from the GiveWell blog that I found interesting in its assessment of the global environment for nonprofit work overall:

As mentioned previously, we believe that further economic development, and general human empowerment, is likely to be substantially net positive, and that it is likely to lead to improvement on many dimensions in unexpected ways. This post elaborates on the reasons we hold this view and the implications of it

QUESTION:

For the response to this topic I would like you visit all the three independent research sites below.  Describe to us in your own words in a brief paragraph or two, how the information from these sites has changed your views on the global environment for nonprofit marketing.

Independent research on Topic 6:

Forbes on Idealist

Idealist

Johns Hopkins Civil Society Center

 

 

PART B

 

I need a reply/response to these discussion board answers. Just read the discussion board answers, and respond to the information you read and also add your own point of view in each discussion board answers. Just three to five Lines response each. Please I need good and quality response to these discussion board answers

 

 

 

 

Daniel Hopkins

I’ve learned through this week’s reading that NPOs are really trying to make important changes across the globe. My initial thoughts on these organizations were that they chose to be non-profit for the purpose of avoiding tax and fulfilling an unforeseen business opportunity. However, after witnessing the missions of some of these companies, I can see that their reasons could be genuinely for the sake of the mission and less so for compensation.

350.org is an NPO with the mission to decrease climate change. After a quick Google search on the issue, their website appeared, though if the same company is searched for on idealist.org a whole host of useful links show specific missions in localized areas. It is no wonder that over 100,000 NPOs now use idealist.org – it truly is a wonderful link to all things requiring action. Other localized searches can be made on other companies such as Natural Resources Defense Council and Nature Conservancy.

I think it is critically important that organizations continue to work on battling social and environmental problems. While I might feel that many of these companies exist through opportunity and the luxury of steady business, contributing to an NPO is better business than donating to a for-profit one. This is a reason NPOs operate, as there would be an outcry if it were to be found that donations got mixed up with executive salaries. If more universities like Johns Hopkins can increase the awareness of the ongoing world problems, there will inevitably be more people who can contribute to these NPOs.

 

Phillip Skaggs

I found the Idealist website to be quite fascinating.  I have never heard of it, yet it serves to connect 900,000 NPO’s worldwide, through mostly word of mouth it seems.   I like the fact that they connect like minded individuals so that an idea, any idea really, can get an audience so at least it can be heard, and hopefully acted upon.   I know, personally, I have come up with little ideas that have actually been put in use by someone else.  I never acted on any idea, but this concept encourages that.

The Johns Hopkins Civil Society article was informative as well.   I did not know they have been the number one recipient of government research money for 35 straight years. Anyway, I downloaded the Non profit jobs report and the data was quite eye opening.   One example was that health care jobs make up 57% of all non profit jobs.   And non profits in general made up 10.1% of total US employment.   I could not access their database though, which is supposed to be customizable

 

Stephen Reaves

After reviewing the independent websites it’s clear that many countries are trying to start nonprofit organizations, but lack some of the resources they would have if they were starting in a more prominent country. This requires many organizations to reach out and use certain resources like for example, Idealist. This resources, like others, allows organizations to connect with one another or people that want to help. Another issue that I think is quite relevant is the need for international relationship building procedures and implementation. In order run a successful nonprofit, one needs to be aware with other nonprofits that have the same goals or offer resources that they can use to accomplish their missions. I think it’s almost like a barter system, trading services for other services could help increase efficiency for future endeavors.

One important issue that really influenced some of my thoughts about the global environment for nonprofit marketing was the fact that data collection is essential when it comes to moving forward with certain processes or procedures that nonprofits want to implement. Nonprofits, like any other type of revenue based business, are now focusing on a global scale rather than a national scale. This means that information and data collection is highly important to the success of those nonprofits that choose to operate globally. As mentioned previously, relationships have to be built on facts and a complete understanding on the impact and results of what each side brings to the table.

 

Adam Taino

I noticed a common theme when I read and looked at this week’s independent research sites and that is how nonprofit organizations can be found worldwide. Although, the article on the Forbes website mentioned one thing that I didn’t really think about that’s probably true. The fact that sometimes we, personally, may have an idea about a good cause or an inclination to do some kind of volunteer work, but we don’t believe there is a support system or know-how of where to start, or maybe even we think nobody else would be interested in doing the same thing. But, there may be someone in the world, maybe a neighbor or coworker, who is thinking the same thing about a cause we care about. The word “connected” was used a lot. A connection of networks helps let people know that we may have the same idea as them about doing some kind of non-profit work. Software like idealist.org and the John’s Hopkins Center for Civil Society allows organizations to connect and network sources with people with similar passions from around the world. Looking at the Idealist page, it says that there are almost 120 thousand organizations using their social network. That’s a lot of opportunities to help a particular cause that one person may feel passionate about. That’s also a lot of people that a person may be able to connect with and team up to work for a cause. Non-profit work is definitely a global movement. There is a very high chance that there are a lot of people in the world that have similar ideas that I have and it’s a good opportunity to do the same work in more than one area at a time.

 

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  1. There are lots of tools to use when making plans which leads to decisions.  Why do you suppose that most people tend to stay away from data, facts, and concrete plans?  How does this impact the acheivement of goals?  In other words… why are why are you not explicit in using data, and if you do set life/career goals, do you share specifics with others?
  2. Does the importance of knowledge of OB differ based on a manager’s level in the organization? If so, how? If not, why not? Be specific.
  3. Describe what is meant by the term emotional intelligence. Provide an example of how it’s used in contemporary organizations.
  4. How do you explain the popularity of work teams in countries such as the United States and Canada, whose national cultures place a high value on individualism?
  5. Would you prefect to work alone or as part of a team? Why?
  6. What is motivation? Explain the three key elements of motivation.
  7. Do you think trust evolves out of an individual’s personal characteristics or out of specific situation? Explain.
  8. Do followers make a difference in whether a leader is effective? Discuss.
  9. Which do you think is more important for a manager: speaking accurately or listening actively? Why?
  10. Discuss the five contemporary communication issues facing managers.
  11. How are planning and control linked? Is the control function linked to the organizing and leading functions of management? Explain.
  12. Contrast feedforward, concurrent, and feedback controls.

 

 

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