Two Discussions Questions (each one 1 page ) (total 2 pages)

Please answer each question in one page:

1)

BUT IT’S A SMALL TOWN

You are the new Public Safety Director of a small Indiana city of ~ 25 – 30,000. While almost 34% of your city’s population is from minority ethnic groups, only 9% of the city’s total police, fire, and emergency services force are minorities and none of them are in supervisory or management positions. What is your plan to fix the problem – or is there one?


2)

The 2016 Election was one of the few where the ‘winner’ of the popular vote did not win the Electoral College vote; resulting in (once again) calls for reform.

Some possible solutions ( Pick One )

a) Amend the US Constitution for a genuine popular vote.

b) Require the States to eliminate the ‘winner take all’ electoral college vote in favor of a District by District vote – see Main and Nebraska. The winner of the State-wide results receive the 2 Electoral College votes for the US Senators; the winner in each Congressional District receives 1 Electoral Vote.

c) Leave it alone, the Framers got it right the first time. We need the Electoral College to protect smaller, less populous States from larger states such as California and New York.

8 to 10 pg paper – Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

TOPIC:  Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Conduct an evaluation of the organization based on strategic
planning analysis, which includes the strengths and/or weaknesses that are
internal to the organization and opportunities and/or threats external to the
organization. 

Your strategic plan analysis must include at least three
strengths and three weaknesses that are internal to the organization and at
least three opportunities and three threats that are external to the
organization.

You must utilize at least five valid sources in your analysis.
Examples of valid sources include organizational websites, annual reports,
personal interviews with organizational leadership, investigative reports,
government reports, and conference transcripts. 

Your Final Paper must
address at least five key areas, concepts, and strategies that are outlined in
the course text.  These include:

  • Internal and external assessments
  • Competitive marketing analysis
  • Identification of stakeholders
  • Overview and assessments of services provided
  • Competencies and resource
  • Public entities and regulatory requirements
  • Demographics served
  • Strategic financial planning
  • Financial and operational outcomes
  • Current and future direction of the organization of
    choice

Must be 8 to 10 double-spaced pages in length,
excluding the title and references pages, and formatted according to APA
style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a title page with the following:

  • Title of paper
  • Student’s name
  • Course name and number
  • Instructor’s name
  • Date submitted

Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a
succinct thesis statement.

Must address the topic of the paper with critical
thought.

Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

Must use at least five scholarly sources, including a
minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.

Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center.

Must include a separate reference page that is
formatted according to APA style

Realism- Joel Chandler Harris and Charles W. Chesnutt,

Harris and Chesnutt

On a very superficial level, the stories of Joel Chandler Harris are similar to those of Charles W. Chesnutt, especially in how they both use local dialect to develop their realism. However, Chesnutt is an African American and Harris is not. While from the very beginning of his career, race was an important issue for Chesnutt; however, it wasn’t until later in Chesnutt’s career that his reader discovered his racial identity. Please write a paragraph explaining why you think Chesnutt’s racial identity should have been clear from the very beginning. In other words, how is Chesnutt clearly an African America writer of realism.

principle of management (lesson 7)

Lesson 7

Faculty Choice (Your professor will add additional activities in class or in an Adobe Live session to help you learn more about management).

Faculty Choice (Your professor will add additional activities in class or in an Adobe Live session to help you learn more about management).

Complete the Assignment Managing Global Operations (Portfolio Assignment)

Describe how the company can improve its operating efficiency.

What operating strategies could it pursue, and how might they enhance the competitiveness of the enterprise?

If a firm is a service enterprise, is its product offering standardized or customized to individual customers or customer groups? Are there benefits to increasing product customization? What operating process would have to be put in place to do that?

Upload below.

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Assignment 5: Creating Your Dream Job, BUS 310 – Human Resources Assignment

Reference/Textbook:  HR – Human Resources

Authors: Denisi/Griffin (Edition 3)


Assignment 5: Creating Your Dream Job

Due Week 10 and worth
300 points

In this assignment,
you get the chance to create your dream job and to build its compensation plan
and appraisal performance.

Write an eight
(8) page paper in which you:

1.  Create a job
description and specifications for your dream job.

2.  Design a
compensation and benefits package related to your dream job.

3.  Rationalize
your compensation and benefits package. Be sure to indicate the research and
considerations that went into the design of the compensation and benefits
package.

4.  Imagine this is
the only position of its kind in the organization. From this perspective,
design a performance appraisal program to assess your job performance.

5.  Rationalize
your performance appraisal program. Be sure to indicate the research and
considerations that went into the design of the performance appraisal program.

6.  Use at least
four (4) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia
and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.

7.  Format your
assignment according to the following formatting requirements:

a. 
Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides.

b. 
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment,
your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover
page is not included in the required page length.

c. 
Include a reference page. Citations and references must follow
APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course
learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· 
Discuss job analysis, job descriptions, and specifications.

· 
Analyze various techniques, considerations, and designs of
employee compensation programs.

· 
Analyze various techniques, considerations, and designs of
performance appraisal programs.

· 
Use technology and information resources to research issues in
human resource management.

· 
Write clearly and concisely about human resource management
using proper writing mechanics.

7.1 Tompkins-Style Synthesis Essay Assignment

7.1 Tompkins-Style Synthesis Essay Assignmen

  • Points 500

Warming Up for Your Final Tompkins-Style Synthesis Essay

FOLLOW THE RUBRIC OR WILL WITH DRAW

In the beginning of Jane Tompkins’ “Indians: Textualism, Morality, and the Problem of History,” after providing some context for her relationship to the subject at hand, she identifies and describes a specific problem that must be resolved. She asserts that it “concerns the difference point of view makes when people are giving accounts of events, whether first or second hand. The problem is that if all accounts of events are determined through and through by the observer’s frame of reference, then one will never know, in any given case, what really happened” (Tompkins 102). She then takes her reluctant readers (colleagues on the other side of the “theory wars”) on an adventure through extensive research of secondary and primary sources–even firsthand accounts–which help her to identify the problem and discover much about herself. Ultimately, she formulates a solution based on analyzing and evaluating a variety of sources. In essence, she synthesizes the knowlege and experience to come to a conclusion that “Reasons must be given, evidence adduced, authorities cited, and analogies drawn. Being aware that facts are motivated, believing that people are always operating in side some particular framework or other [including theory and worldview] is a pertinent argument when what is under discussion is the way beliefs are grounded. But it doesn’t give one leverage on the facts of a particular case” (Tompkins 118). Tompkins uses inductive reasoning and clever argumentation, persuasive appeals and rhetorical strategies, to persuade her reluctant reader that one can come to a sufficient truth on which to make moral judgements on issues that require them. She resolves “What this means for the problem I’ve been addressing is that I must piece together the story of European-Indian relationships as best I can, believing this version up to a point, that version not at all, another almost entirely, according to what seems reasonable and plausible, given everything else that I know” (Tompkins 118). Ultimately, she argues that the way history is taught needs to change. This is her conclusion/major claim, one that she may have had trouble arriving at without research, and one she would have been less likely to convince her reluctant reader of if she had not taken them through her epistemological adventure.

Now it is your turn to put aside any bias you may have and to “piece together” your objective research on a current question or issue facing this nation. Once you have determined your conclusion (major claim), you will work to persuade a reluctant/resistant reader to consider (maybe even accept) your position though the story of your research, as Tompkins did, with advanced analysis, evaluation and synthesis of a variety of perspectives. Through your close work with Tompkins’ text, you were introduced to a nuanced, inductive argument–something you are now challenged to do. Tompkins, in particular, provides an excellent model for the project you are about to undertake.

Directions

  1. Use Tompkins’ essay as a model for your own.
  2. From the list below, choose ONE of the issues facing the United States. I have identified the issue and provided you with required sources, which you must analyze, evaluate, compare, and synthesize in your paper.
  3. While you may already have a position on the issue you select, do not formulate your conclusion/major claim until thoroughly researching a diversity of perspectives on the issue. Practice the critical thinking skills you have learned in this course and keep an open mind. You may want to review previous modules, but you should give your mind and heart over to the research and the process of discovery–about the issue and about yourself. Tompkins shares a lot with her readers, and this in turn strengthens her argument. You should do the same.
  4. Conduct extensive research on the question/problem and distinguish between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., as Tompkins did, and then narrow them down to best represent a diversity of perspectives in your paper. You are not restricted to U.S. sources. You must analyze and synthesize five perspectives in addition to the ones you are given to total 8 perspectives. Tertiary sources will undoubtedly be needed and used, but they do not count in the 8 required perspectives (because they do not represent perspectives).
  5. Once you determine your conclusion/major claim, identify your audience, which should be uninformedand/or resistant to your position. Like Tompkins, you are going to take them through your research to lead them to your conclusion.
  6. Use inductive reasoning and Tompkins’ structure as a model for the writing of your essay:
    • narrate history and personal relationship (experiential, observational, and or intellectual) to the question/problem; if you have no history or relationship to the issue, you may use someone you know–be creative–as want to, like Tompkins, begin with a strong appeals to pathos and ethos to engage your readers;
    • establish broader, national context for question/problem–this is your kairos;
    • present/define question/problem;
    • summarize, analyze, compare, and evaluate authors AND their arguments representing a diversity of perspectives (key: it is not enough to look at the primary text, as you must look at the writer and the original source of publication to evaluate bias, as Tompkins did);
    • synthesize research and response to it;
    • present your conclusion, your resolution or solution to the question/problem (which may side with one or more of your sources), and provide reasons and evidence to support it–this should be a minimum of two, well-developed pages, not just a final paragraph;
    • if applicable, share any new question/s or problem/s encountered as a result of your research and critical thinking (as Tompkins did in her last paragraph).
  7. Adapt Tompkins’ style and tone with your own; it is particularly effective for a resistant audience, a way of showing (rather than “telling”) and persuading them to arrive at your conclusion. Yes, you may use “I,” as you are taking your audience through your epistemological adventure, but be strategic with it.
  8. Note: Remember, rarely is this type of argument (often called “Rogerian” as well) is NOT meant to utterly convince an audience; in fact, it is enough to just get a resistant audience to reconsider their own position/perspective in light of reading your comprehensive research and synthesis. One might also say that many people do not have fully informed opinions on subjects–this paper counters that. Arguments at this level are not about “winning,” and this is not a course in debate. This is about persuading an uninformed or reluctant reader (one who does not agree with you) to reconsider their position.
  9. TIP: Your reader should not know your position until the end of the paper; as Tompkins did, you are arguing inductively. Also, do not insult your uninformed/reluctant audience. Tone matters. Most of you will review Tompkins before starting this.

List of Contemporary Issues Facing the United States and Required Sources

You must choose one of the following three options for your paper–papers not on one of these topics will receive a zero.

(Note: While the Grossmont College Databases, especially Opposing Viewpoints, are excellent and should be used for your paper, you should also have no problem finding a plethora of perspectives on any of these current issues.

A. Reparations to African-Americans for Slavery

Required Sources:

  1. “The Case for Reparations,” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. “The Case Against Reparations,” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. by Kevin D. Williamson.
  3. “Millennials May Eventually Shift Public Opinion on Slavery Reparations,” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. PBS News Hour.
  4. Jordan Anderson, Letter to P.H. Anderson, (August 7, 1865) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

B. Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court

Required Sources:

  1. “Why Judge Kavanaugh Should Be Confirmed to the Supreme Court” by Travis Weber and Gacek, The Family Research Council: EF18H23.pdf
  2. “The Boy’s Club that Protects Brett Kavanaugh” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. by Emily Witt
  3. “Trump Picked Kavanaugh. How Will He Change the Supreme Court,” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Politico Magazine. (You are required to use two of these perspectives)
  4. “I Wrote Some of the Stolen Memos That Brett Kavanaugh Liked to the Senate About,” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. by Lisa Graves, Slate.
  5. If you are shooting for an A on this paper, you must watch and use the testimonies of Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford, available on YouTube. It is suggested that everyone at excerpt part of them.

C. Hip-Hop in the United States

  1. “Can Hip-Hop Inspire a New Generation of Architects?” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  2. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.“Jazz Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis Calls Rap Music ‘more damaging than a statue of Robert E. Lee’,” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. by Ben Kaye.
  3. “This Is America,” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.by Childish Gambino.
  4. “How Hip-Hop Holds Blacks Back,” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. John H. McWhorter

Requirements

Final essay should be:

  1. a clear response to ALL of the directions;
  2. 8-12 pages in length;
  3. in correct MLA format and style, including in-text citations and the Works Cited page (do not include a cover page);
  4. well organized with effective transitions between ideas and paragraphs;
  5. efficient with regards to close work with sources, including, but not limited to, precise and concise summary and the smooth integration of direct quotes, block quotes, and paraphrases;
  6. the product of original, deep critical thinking, both with regards to content and form.
  7. meticulously proofread and primarily free of sentence-level errors;
  8. contain a minimum of eight sources representing diverse perspectives (including the ones I have provided).
  9. contain additional tertiary research.

This essay will be run through VeriCite. The program ensures originality by comparing submissions to billions of sources of academic content, publisher’s content, and against your own submissions—far beyond just Grossmont and Cuyamaca. Papers receiving a VeriCite score over 15% may result in a zero on the assignment and academic probation from the college. A VeriCite report on an essay below 15% is usually acceptable A high plagiarism percentage on VeriCite is typically over 25% (yellow, orange or red), and it almost always represents academic fraud. Please do your own work, handle your sources responsibly, and contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Additional Review and Resources

For this assignment, I assume you know how to do college-level research. If you feel as though your last English course did not prepare you for the type of research and critical work with sources required by this assignment, below are some resources you may find helpful:

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Rubric

Rubric for Final Essay

Rubric for Final Essay

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThis essay is a comprehensive response to the directions and illustrates a deep understanding of Tompkins’ argument (it is modeled after it); the author makes a nuanced inductive argument that effectively uses the rhetorical situation, persuasive appeals, and targeted rhetorical strategies to persuade an uninformed/reluctant audience.

150.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe essay is 8-12 pages in length. Long block quotes are not used to meet page count.

50.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe essay is in correct MLA format and style, including in-text citations and the Works Cited page (a cover page is not included). This is CR/NC.

50.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe essay is well organized with effective transitions between ideas and paragraphs.The audience should be clearly guided through the argument.

50.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe author works closely and critically with a minimum of 8 different perspectives /sources, including, but not limited to introduction (including AMS), summary, and rhetorical strategies of analysis, comparison, and synthesis of each source; as well as the smooth integration of direct quotes, block quotes, and paraphrases. Quotes are not awkwardly dropped in and are are not used to begin or end paragraphs.Direct work with the texts is a must.

100.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThe essay is meticulously proofread and primarily free of sentence-level errors.Essay must represent advanced, college-level reasoning, reading, and writing skills.

100.0 pts

Write a 750-1,000 word strategic human resource management plan.

Obtain the Instructor’s approval on the selected organization before writing the Strategic HRM Proposal.

Write a 750-1,000 word strategic human resource management plan. The purpose of this assignment is to simulate the thought process managers use to connect unit goals with organizational strategy. The students are not expected to produce a detailed strategic plan (which in actual organizations can exceed 100 pages). Rather, the expectation is that students demonstrate consideration of the multiple complexities involved in strategic planning.

The assignment is centered on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) model of analysis, and the specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) model of goal setting.

Access the GCU Library, relevant course materials, and Internet resources to research SWOT analysis and SMART goals.

Select an organization to research that has a description of the organization and necessary information available to conduct a SWOT analysis and develop SMART goals.

The Strategic HRM Plan should be in the form of a professional report. There is no single, correct manner of presentation. Critical and creative thinking is expected. The formatting is secondary to the content and application of knowledge. However, the proposal should be organized in a readily comprehensible manner that conveys a thorough understanding of course objectives. Graphics, bulleted lists, and charts are acceptable. Include the following:

  1. Introduction that outlines how the human resource goals support the organizational goals.
  2. Summary of the organizational description.
  3. A SWOT analysis.
  4. Three human resource goals that fulfill the SMART criteria.
  5. Alignment of human resources goals and strategic plans.
  6. Proposal for a job design initiative or an organizational hiring goal to meets the needs of the human resource goals and organizational goals.
  7. A conclusion that summarizes the highlights of the plan is presented.

Incorporate three to five resources (including your textbook) to support your Strategic HRM Plan.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Strategic HRM Plan

1
Unsatisfactory
0.00%

2
Less than Satisfactory
65.00%

3
Satisfactory
75.00%

4
Good
85.00%

5
Excellent
100.00%

75.0 %Content

5.0 %Introduction

An introduction is not present.

An introduction is provided, including an explanation of how HR goals support organizational strategy and goals, but is incomplete or inaccurate.

An introduction is adequately provided including an explanation of how HR goals support organizational strategy and goals. Introduction is of baseline acceptable quality and quantity.

An introduction is adequately provided. Introduction is of above average quality and quantity. An analysis of how HR goals support organizational strategy and goals is justified.

An introduction is presented in a thoughtful and insightful manner that shows how HR goals support organizational strategy and goals. Critical and creative thinking is indicated.

5.0 %Summary of the Organizational Description

A summary of the organizational description is not present.

A summary of the organizational description is present, but incomplete or inaccurate.

A summary of the organizational description is adequately presented. Description is of baseline acceptable quality and quantity.

A summary of the organizational description is adequately presented. Description is of above average quality and quantity is provided.

A summary of the organizational description is presented in a thoughtful and insightful manner. Critical and creative thinking is indicated.

15.0 %SWOT Analysis

A discussion of the SWOT analysis is not present.

A discussion of the SWOT analysis is present, but the analysis or its discussion is incomplete or inaccurate.

A discussion of the SWOT analysis is adequately presented. Analysis is of baseline acceptable quality and quantity.

A discussion of the SWOT analysis is adequately presented. Analysis is of above average quality and is provided. Supporting material is of above average quality and quantity.

A discussion of the SWOT analysis presented in a thoughtful and insightful manner. Analysis is of exceptional quality and quantity. Supporting material is of exceptional quality and quantity.

15.0 %HR Goals (SMART)

An identification of HR goals that are SMART are absent.

An identification of three HR goals that are SMART are present, but vague, incomplete or inaccurate.

An identification of three HR goals that are SMART and are adequately presented. Supporting material is of baseline acceptable quality and quantity.

An identification of three HR goals that are SMART are adequately presented. Supporting material is of above average quality and quantity.

An identification of three HR goals that are SMART are presented in a thoughtful and insightful manner. Supporting material is of exceptional quality and quantity.

15.0 %Alignment of HR Goals and Strategic Plans

The alignment of HR goals and strategic plans is not present.

The alignment of HR goals and organizational strategic plans is present, but incomplete or inaccurate.

The alignment of HR goals and organizational strategic plans is of baseline acceptable quality.

The alignment of HR goals and organizational strategic plans is clearly articulated and well-integrated.

The alignment of HR goals and strategic plans is presented in a thoughtful and insightful manner; goals and strategic plans are well-integrated. Supporting material is of exceptional quality and quantity.

15.0 %Reflection and Application Integration and application of theory (HR concepts) to practice (chosen organization)

A reflection and application of two HR concepts to the organization is absent.

A reflection and application of two HR concepts to the organization is present, but incomplete or inaccurate.

A reflection and application of two relevant HR concepts to the organization is adequately presented. Supporting material is of baseline acceptable quality and quantity.

A reflection and application of two relevant HR concepts to the organization is adequately presented and clearly integrated. Supporting material of above average quality and quantity is provided.

A reflection and application of two HR relevant concepts to the organization is presented in a thoughtful and insightful manner. Critical and creative thinking is indicated.

5.0 %Conclusion

A conclusion is not present.

A conclusion is present including job design initiatives and organizational hiring needs, but is incomplete or inaccurate.

A conclusion is adequately presented including job design initiatives and organizational hiring needs. Conclusion is of baseline acceptable quality and quantity.

A conclusion is adequately presented including job design initiatives and organizational hiring needs. Conclusion is of above average quality and quantity is provided.

A conclusion is presented in a thoughtful and insightful manner. Conclusion includes job design initiatives and organizational hiring needs. Critical and creative thinking is indicated.

25.0 %Organization and Formatting

4.0 %Argument Logic and Construction

Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses non-credible sources.

Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.

Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.

Argument shows logical progression. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion.

Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner.

4.0 %Layout

The layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident.

The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text.

The layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability.

The layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text.

The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.

4.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice register and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

4.0 %Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

Template is not used appropriately, or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

All format elements are correct.

4.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)

Sources are not documented.

Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.

Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

5.0 %Research Sources (relevancy, quantity, and type specifications)

Sources are not used or cited as required in the assignment instructions. Non-credible sources are used.

Source relevance is vague or inconsistent. References from appropriate sources are not included: at least two academic resources.

Source relevance is mostly applicable and appropriate. References from appropriate sources are included: at least two academic resources.

Source relevance is applicable and appropriate in all instances. References from appropriate sources are included: at least two academic resources.

Source relevance is applicable and appropriate in all instances and sparks interest in the reader to pursue further investigation. References from appropriate sources are used: more than two academic resources.

100 %Total Weightage

Marketing Communications Objectives

Marketing Communications Objectives

Review the readings and lectures for this week. Use the information gathered in the discussion question to help formulate the response.

Create the marketing objectives, situational analysis, and budget portion of the Marketing Communications Plan using the business and information presented in the case study. Meet the following requirements:

  • In 100-150 words list and explain the marketing objectives.
  • In 500-750 words complete a situational analysis.
  • In 150-300 words, explain the budget in terms of percentage allocated to each communication vehicle. This may change in the final plan.
  • Using feedback, update and make changes to the previous section of the plan.
  • Adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd print) when writing and submitting assignments and papers.

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

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

References must come from sources such as, scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers such as, The Wall Street Journal, government websites, etc. Sources such as, Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.  

review paper draft 1 to final draft

Here is the comments were written by professor:

Comments:

Your topic is acceptable, but your paper is unacceptable because your argument is weak.

Neda Sahranavard, Nov 29 at 9:33pm

Please revise your paper for grammar and MLA format.

the pdf document is the essay and the comment by professor.

and here is the prompt:

Describe a historical (or current) event in which an individual or a group of people spoke up and

argue whether it had (or will have) positive and/or negative effects on society.

In crafting your response, consider

how

(through speech, writing, action, demonstration, etc.)

and

why

the individual or group spoke up and analyze the societal consequences (good, bad,

expected, unexpected, familiar, unprecedented, small, large) it brought about.

While writing your paper, you may find it helpful to refer to the following chapters in

Knowing

Language

: Chapter 3 (Argumentative Writing), Chapter 11 (Using Sources in Academic

Writing), Chapter 12 (Writing Cohesively), Chapter 13 (Revising, Editing, and Polishing Your

Writing)

Task Force Committee Report: Issue and Solutions

1.

Select an organization

Select an organization in which current events have adversely affected

productivity, requiring management to resolve an issue related to:

corporate culture, managing diversity, leading teamwork, and

developing motivational strategies. The organization should be one

with which you are familiar — where you work now or have worked

previously (business, nonprofit, government, or military). You may also

consider other organizations in the news, such as Macy’s for the retail

industry, United for the airline industry, Wells Fargo for the banking

industry, etc. The focus is on finding solutions, but you should be

somewhat familiar with the organization or industry.

2.

Plan your research

Use research from the course textbook, company website, business

websites (CNBC, Bloomberg, etc.), resources from the Strayer Library,

or outside resources to develop solutions to the following questions as

they relate to corporate culture, managing diversity, leading teamwork,

and developing motivational strategies to achieve the organization’s

goals and objectives. Your recommendations must be fully articulated

and supported with appropriate detail and sources.

Note:

Wikipedia

and web-based blogs do not qualify as credible resources.

INSTRUCTIONS

Imagine yourself as the task force committee leader at this organization. You

have been tasked with analyzing hindrances to organizational efficiency. You

must propose strategic solutions.

Create a full report in which you do the following:

1.

Describe the Organization and the Issue to Resolve

Provide a brief description of the organization you selected. Present

the organizational issue that adversely affected productivity and that

you, the task force leader, will review and resolve.

2.

Analyze Current Corporate Culture

How has the current corporate culture facilitated the development of

the current issue? Research the organization, dig into the culture, and

analyze how it contributed to this issue.

Hint:

Review the mission and

vision statements as well as the corporate website.

3.

Identify Areas of Weakness

What are the organization’s areas of weakness? Using your research

on organizational behavior approaches to corporate culture, diversity,

teamwork, and motivational strategies, identify areas of weakness.

4.

Propose Solutions

What organizational practices would you modify? What solutions

should your task force recommend to management? As the leader of

the task force, identify the suggestions you would present to the

organization’s leadership with regard to modifying current

organizational practices to resolve the issue.

5.

Prepare an Executive Summary

Summarize your recommendations and research findings in a

one-page executive summary that you will present to the CEO in an

upcoming executive meeting.

Note:

An executive summary is a

condensed version of your full report. It should summarize briefly all

the main points in concise paragraphs. It should be written clearly

and should use language appropriate for the audience.

PROFESSIONAL AND APA FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS

Your assignment must follow these general APA formatting requirements:

Be typed (five to seven pages recommended, excluding cover and

reference pages), double-spaced, using Times New Roman font

(size 12) with one-inch margins on all sides

Include a References List

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the

student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date

Include in-text citations following APA style, using attributive tags

and signal verbs

Cite at least two credible sources