Gaucher Disease

Cell Biology Research Project Outline
-Use Arial 11 or Times 12.
-Margins: 1”, 1”, 1”, 1”
Cover page: (1 page)
Group number, Name, PID, date and signature of each student.
Project’s description (3 pages)
–Cell Biology of the gaucher disease (2 page)
–Bibliography (1 page)
You should include 5 to10 references in MLA format follows
the author-page method of in-text citation from 2015. Older
references won’t be accepted.

Argument/Research Essay

Argument/Research Essay
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OUTLINE
Instructions: Follow the template below to type an outline for your Argument Essay. Please do not write the entire essay as your outline – simply provide bullet points of what you anticipate writing about. Your content may change as you develop your essay.
 Please note: This is ONE example of an outline for your Argumentative Essay. The minimum number of body paragraphs is 6; I recommend at least 8.
I. Introduction (extended to 2-3 paragraphs) a. Opens with a hook to draw in the reader b. Background information on topic c. Introduce topic d. Anecdote, quote, statistic e. Clearly indicates your stance f. Lead into thesis statement  Very Important: Thesis Statement tells the reader exactly what your claim is and what you’ll argue What is the central idea you want to get across with your essay?  Underline thesis statement  Thesis can be 1-2 sentences at the end of the introduction
II. Body Paragraphs (6 minimum) a. Paragraph format: Tell me (Topic Statements) + Show Me (Evidence) + So What? (Explanation/Analysis) + Transition i. Topic Statements are like mini-thesis statements that tells the reader what the paragraph will be about (Point) ii. Support for your argument can be statistics, examples, stories (Information) 1. Story/anecdote* NOTE, this is not a PERSONAL narrative. iii. Quote Sandwich (Introduce the quote/context + quote + analysis/explanation) iv. Last sentence should transition to your next paragraph smoothly – previewing what’s to come.
 Be sure to include only 1 counter argument. Your counter argument can be placed in the same paragraph as your argument. No need to have a separate counter argument paragraph, but you can. It cannot be in your introduction or your conclusion.
III. Conclusion (Message/Commentary) a. Brings your essay to a close b. Restates your thesis c. What do you think should happen as a result of your claim? d. Can include your feelings about the subject matter e. Does NOT introduce NEW information or a new storyline

An “A” paper fulfills all the requirements for the assignment and may do so in an interesting and creative way that commands attention

A Paper: An “A” paper fulfills all the requirements for the assignment and may do so in an interesting and creative way that commands attention. The paper will be clearly and interestingly organized, demonstrate the ability to use transitions, and will include effective support. An “A” paper will not only employ excellent word choice, and use sophisticated sentences effectively, but also it will contain stylistic devices which illuminate the material. An “A” paper looks professional but at the same time displays an authorial voice.
B Paper: A “B” paper is clearly competent and has moved beyond the basics of the assignment requirements presenting a thoughtful and insightful response. A “B” paper is usually less fluent and complex in style than an “A” paper. The paper will be well organized and have good transitions between paragraphs, and the ideas within those paragraphs will be explained fully and clearly. Sentences are structurally complex enough to enhance meaning and are usually free of grammar, usage, or punctuation problems, though there may be occasional awkward phrases or errors. The vocabulary employed in the essay will generally be accurate and clear, but may not be the most effective. There is often some sense of the voice or personality of the writer and some sense of a cohesive style, but this may be occasionally disrupted. Overall, the reader can sense that the writer is engaged with the topic and has something important to say about it.

Journal #4 – Good Business

Each journal is worth 2.5% of your total grade. This is an IMPORTANT assignment. Write it with care and attention.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH FILES TO YOUR JOURNAL POSTS. Post directly into the text box by clicking ‘Create Journal’. I will not grade work unless it is posted directly.
“Wake up in the morning with a specific goal to look forward to. Creative individuals don’t have to be dragged out of bed; they are eager to start the day. This is not because they are cheerful, enthusiastic types. Nor do they necessarily have something exciting to do. But they believe that there is something meaningful to accomplish each day, and they can’t wait to get started on it. Most of us don’t feel our actions are that meaningful. Yet everyone can discover at least one thing every day that is worth waking up for. It could be meeting a certain person, shopping for a special item, potting a plant, cleaning the office desk, writing a letter, trying on a new dress. It is easier if each night before falling asleep, you review the next day and choose a particular task that, compared to the rest of the day, should be relatively interesting and exciting. Then next morning, open your eyes and visualize the chosen event—play it out briefly in your mind, like an inner videotape, until you can hardly wait to get dressed and get going. It does not matter if at first the goals are trivial and not that interesting. The important thing is to take the easy first steps until you master the habit, and then slowly work up to more complex goals. Eventually, most of the day should consist of tasks you look forward to until you feel that getting up in the morning is a privilege, not a chore.” ― Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
In 200 words or so (one to two solid paragraphs), summarize the main points of the book, Good Business, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Next, reflect on the message of the book, Good Business, its main points, and your personal takeaway from reading it (200 – 300 words or so).
Some things you might consider are (choose two or three to focus on. You do not need to answer ALL these questions):
Did your view of meaning with regard to business change as a result of considering Csikszentmihalyi’s ideas?
What did you think of the interviews in the book? Did the examples of good corporate behavior affect you? How so?
Talk about your favorite interview in the book. Why did you enjoy it? What ideas did you get for your own career by reading it?
What do you think about the notion that meaningful work creates ‘good business?’
Do you agree or disagree with the major concepts in Csikszentmihalyi’s book? Why? Or, why not?
Tell me about anything else you might have enjoyed or learned as a result of reading this book.

USE "SCAMPER" TECHNIQUE FOR THINKING OF NEW IDEAS

TO DO:
USE “SCAMPER” TECHNIQUE FOR THINKING OF NEW IDEAS on the Question: How can we influence children’s ideas and views on racial differences so that they are more positive and avoid racial microaggressions?
 
THE ASSIGNMENT: 
It can often be difficult to come up with new ideas when you’re trying to develop or improve a product or service. This is where creative brainstorming techniques like SCAMPER can help. This tool helps you generate ideas for new products and services by encouraging you to think about how you could improve existing ones.
SCAMPER is a mnemonic that stands for:

  1. Substitute.
  2. Combine.
  3. Adapt.
  4. Modify.
  5. Put to another use.
  6. Eliminate.
  7. Reverse.

There are detailed descriptions for each element at the bottom of this document. 

  • THINK OF SEVEN (7) UNIQUE IDEAS THAT MIGHT SOLVE (OR CONTRIBUTE TO SOLVING) THE PROBLEM YOUR GROUP CHOSE TO SOLVE.
  • Each of your ideas must use one of the “SCAMPER” elements below.
  • Each idea must be explained with at least three full sentences in length.

WHAT CAN I….

  1. S = Substitute?
  2. C = Combine?
  3. A = Adapt?
  4. M = Magnify? = Modify?
  5. P = Put to other uses?
  6. E = Eliminate?
  7. R = Rearrange? = Reverse?

Format them like this in your document:

  1. Substitute:My idea is to substitute blah blahblah…. (type three full sentences that detail your idea)
  2. Combine:My idea is to combine….

 
 
 
BELOW ARE DETAILED EXPLANATIONS OF EACH OF THESE SCAMPER ELEMENTS TO HELP YOU COME UP WITH IDEAS.
(Below is an article by Michael Michalko, the author of the highly acclaimed Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative Thinking Techniques; Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius; ThinkPak: A Brainstorming Card Deck and Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work.)
SCAMPER is based on the notion that everything new is some addition or modification of something that already exists. You take a subject and change it into something else. (E.g., drilled petroleum becomes chemical feedstock becomes synthetic rubber becomes automobile tires. Natural gas becomes polyethylene becomes milk jugs. Mined ore becomes metal becomes wire becomes parts of a motor.)you can take anything that exists and change it into a new idea.
The blueprint for using SCAMPER is:

  • Isolate the subject you want to think about.
  • Ask the SCAMPER questions about each step of the subject and see what new ideas emerge.
  • For every new idea you discover, ask “How can…?” “What else…?” “How else…?”
  • List and evaluate the ideas.

Suppose you wanted to improve the ordinary paperclip? You would start looking for ideas by asking:

  • – What can be substituted in the clip to make it more effective in other ways?
  • – What can I combine the clip with to make something else?
  • – What can I adapt to the clip?
  • – How can I modify the clip?
  • – What can I magnify or add to the clip?
  • – What other uses can I find for the clip?
  • – What can be eliminated from the clip?
  • – What is the reverse of a clip?
  • – What other rearrangement of the clip might be better?

One manufacturer substituted plastic for metal, added color, and produced plastic clips in various colors so that clipped papers could be color-coded thereby finding another use for clips.
Think about any subject from improving your productivity to reorganizing your organization and apply the AScamper@ checklist of questions. You will find that ideas start popping up almost involuntarily.
BELOW ARE DETAILED EXPLANATIONS OF EACH OF THE SCAMPER ELEMENTS. 

  1. SUBSTITUTE SOMETHING?The principle of substitution is a sound way to develop alternative ideas to anything that exists. Think up ways of changing this for that and that for this. The scientist, Paul Ehrlich, kept substituting one color for another—well over 500 colors—until he found the right dye to color the veins of laboratory mice. You can substitute things, places, procedures, people, ideas, and even emotions. Ask:
  • Can you substitute something? Who else? What else?
  • Can the rules be changed?
  • Other ingredient? Other material? Other power? Other place? Other approach?
  • What else instead? What other part instead of this?
  1. COMBINE IT WITH SOMETHING ELSE?Much of creative thinking involves combining previously unrelated ideas or subjects to make something new. This process is called synthesis, and is regarded by many experts as the essence of creativity. Gregor Mendel created a whole new scientific discipline, genetics, by combining mathematics with biology. Ask:
  • What can be combined?
  • Can we combine purposes?
  • How about an assortment? A blend? An alloy? An ensemble?
  • Combine units? Combine materials? What other article could be merged with this?
  • How could we package a combination?
  • What can be combined to multiply possible uses?
  • Combine appeals?
  1. ADAPT SOMETHING TO IT?One of the paradoxes of creativity is that in order to think originally, we must first familiarize ourselves with the ideas of others. Thomas Edison put it this way: “Make it a habit to keep on the lookout for novel and interesting ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea needs to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you are working on.” Ask:
  • What else is like this? What other ideas does it suggest?
  • Does the past offer a parallel?
  • What could I copy? Whom could I emulate?
  • What idea could I incorporate?
  • What other process could be adapted? What else could be adapted?
  • What different contexts can I put my concept in?
  • What ideas outside my field can I incorporate?
  1. PICK EITHERMAGNIFY OR MODIFY TO FORM AN IDEA. NO NEED TO DO BOTH

MAGNIFY IT? An easy way to create a new idea is to take a subject and add something to it. Japanese engineer Yuma Shiraishi made the home VCR possible by figuring out how to lengthen videotapes so they would be long enough for feature-length movies. Ask:

  • What can be magnified, made larger, or extended?
  • What can be exaggerated? Overstated?
  • What can be added? More time? Stronger? Higher? Longer?
  • How about greater frequency? Extra features? What can be duplicated?
  • What can add extra value?
  • How can I carry it to a dramatic extreme?

OR MODIFY IT? What can be modified? Just about any aspect of anything. The hub-and-spoke transportation system that makes Federal Express work was a feature of at least three air freight services as early as 1930. What Fred Smith did was to modify the dimensions, process and purposes of the system and turned an old idea into an elegant concept. Ask:

  • How can this be altered for the better? What can be modified?
  • Is there a new twist?
  • Change meaning, color, motion, sound, odor, form, shape? Change name?
  • What changes can be made in the plans? In the process? In marketing? Other changes?
  • What other form could this take? What other package? Can the package be combined with the form?
  1. PUT IT TO SOME OTHER USE?A subject takes its meaning from the context in which you put it. Change the context, and you change the meaning. George Washington Carver, botanist and chemist, discovered over 300 different uses for the lowly peanut. Ask:
  • What else can this be used for?
  • Are there new ways to use as is?
  • Other uses if modified?
  • What else can be made from this?
  • Other extension? Other markets?
  1. ELIMINATE?Sometimes subtracting something from your subject yields new ideas. Trimming down ideas, objects, and processes may gradually narrow the subject down to its truly necessary part or function–or spotlight a part that=s appropriate for some other use. Ask:
  • What if this were smaller? Understate?
  • What should I omit? Delete? Subtract? What=s not necessary?
  • Should I divide it? Split it up? Separate it into different parts?
  • Streamline? Make miniature? Condense? Compact?
  • Can the rules be eliminated?
  1. PICK EITHERREARRANGE OR REVERSE TO FORM AN IDEA. NO NEED TO DO BOTH

REARRANGE IT INTO SOMETHING ELSE? Creativity, it could be said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Rearrangement usually offers countless alternatives for ideas, goods, and services. A baseball manager, for example, can shuffle his lineup 362,880 times. Ask:

  • What other arrangement might be better?
  • Interchange components?
  • Other pattern? Other layout? Other sequence? Change the order?
  • Transpose cause and effect?
  • Change pace? Change schedule?

REVERSE IT TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS? Reversing your perspective opens your thinking. Look at opposites and you’ll see things you normally miss. Ask “What is the opposite of this?” to find a new way of looking at things. The historical breakthroughs of Columbus and Copernicus were the polar opposites of the current beliefs of their day. Ask:

  • What are the opposites?
  • What are the negatives?
  • Can I transpose positive and negative?
  • Should I turn it around? Up instead of down? Down instead of up? Consider it backwards?
  • Reverse roles?
  • Do the unexpected?

Even the hot dog, as we know it, is the result of the right idea-spurring question being asked at the right time. Antoine Feutchwanger sold sausages at the Louisiana Exposition in 1904. He first sold them on plates, but this proved too expensive. He then offered white cotton gloves along with the franks to prevent customers from burning their fingers. The gloves also were expensive, and customers walked off with them. Antoine and his brother-in-law, a baker, sat down and brainstormed. “What could be added (MAGNIFY) to the frankfurter that would be inexpensive and would prevent people from burning their fingers?” His brother-in-law said: “What if I baked a long bun and slit it to hold the frank?” “Then you can sell the franks, and I can sell you the buns. Who knows, it might catch on.
 
 

How long is your history as a Lolita?

Eileen
1. How long is your history as a Lolita?
About 3 years and then I gave up for around 2 but now I’m back!
2. What first motivated you to do Lolita fashion?
I’ve always loved it! So I decided to do it.
3. After knowing Lolita fashion, have you had any time-gap or resistance till you actually started to
be Lolita?
No. I started right after I found out I loved it. I’m also a Lifestyle Lolita.
4. What is the best thing about doing Lolita?
To dress like a Princess, I love how Lolita looks on my body, and it’s make me feel confidence.
5. Conversely, what’s the worst thing?
When people make mean comments. For Example, when I was dressing the Lolita clothes and
walking on the street, some people will compliment my clothes, but there also have a lot people will
shows abandon eyes and evil words.
6. Where do you particularly visit as Lolita?
Tea and Garden parties! I really love Lolita party, because I can make a lot of friends who also love
Lolita fashion. And there not only have Japanese, but there also have people all around different
countries.
7. Have you ever thought of stopping Lolita? The reason?
I stopped Lolita when my friends stopped and I ran out of money! I was bought all Brand and
sometimes from the EGL Community.
8. What do you think about people who only do Lolita at music-lives or cosplay?
I don’t think of them as Lolitas. Because, to me, Lolita is my everyday life, If
9. Do you have a boyfriend (or husband)? Does he understand you (as lolita)?”)
Single but I have someone interested in me. I think if he really likes me or love me, he will know
Lolita is important to me.
Gothlita
1. How long is your history as a Lolita?
since I was 22 and I am 38 now.
2. What first motivated you to do Lolita fashion?
I liked the silhouette and being a pretty thing. To me, Lolita is the most beautiful thing in the world.
3. After knowing Lolita fashion, have you had any time-gap or resistance till you actually started to
be Lolita?
No I dress this way always and I am a life-styler.
4. What is the best thing about doing Lolita?
Feeling good about my appearance, When I dress up, I feel comfortable and I like make myself be
delicate
5. Conversely, what’s the worst thing?
People making assumptions about me based on what I wear. I didn’t do anything wrong to them, but
the word is hurt me.
6. Where do you particularly visit as Lolita?
I wear it all day every day…There is no special place, I wearing Lolita in my daily life.
7. Have you ever thought of stopping Lolita? The reason?
No its part of who I am so only death would stop it…I imagine I will be a cute loli gramma
8. What do you think about people who only do Lolita at music-lives or cosplay?
Not everyone is a life-styler type and thats okay. The people who love Lolita that is most important.
9. Do you have a boyfriend (or husband)? Do you understand each other? (I think she meant “Does
he understand you (as lolita)?”)
I have a fiance and my partners always liked me as I am. And he also encourage me to make more
friends of Lolita, he know what can make me feel happy and conf

Company/Industry Assessment Outline

Company/Industry Assessment Outline
Your group has been assigned a company and country. See BlackBoard.
INSTRUCTIONS: For your assigned company, your focus should be: Country: the home market of the company (US) and the specific foreign country assigned to you. You can also research and report on the geographic region the foreign country resides in if data is relevant. Industry: the specific industry your company competes in, both in the US and the foreign country. Research Resources: There are numerous resources on line and in the WCSU online library databases. See the Research Resources document posted on BlackBoard for guidance and ideas.
TASK: Follow the outline below. Paper length: about 7-10 pages.
1.Brief overview of company, including: (about 15% of paper) 1.What business are they in? What is their global and domestic position in the marketplace? 2.What is their size (total sales, etc) and growth (or decline) rates both domestically and internationally? 3.How much of their business is from the home market (US) versus international markets. What is driving their growth or lack of growth in domestic versus international? 4.What is their current internationalization strategy? Modes of Entry? Have they been successful? Why?Why not?
2.In a compare and contrast approach (US home market versus assigned foreign market/region), discuss/analyze the following: (about 60% of paper) 1.What have been their growth objectives/goals and have they been successful? Why? Why not? 2.How does their performance differ in the domestic versus the foreign market/region? Why? 3.Who is their competition? What challenges do they face with competition? Why? 4.What current/historical challenges have they faced among the four areas of risk (Commercial, Country, Culture, Currency). Be specific to your company and country; generic concepts from text will not suffice unless you apply
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them specifically to your Company/Country circumstances and offer original thought and analysis.
3.In regards to business in the foreign country, what are the implications of what you have learned?: (about 25% of paper) 1.What preliminary business advantages/opportunities and challenges do you anticipate based on what you’ve learned above AND as relevant to the Four Areas of Risk. Be very specific and cover all areas. (looking for your insights and implications to above findings). 2.Unknowns: What specific questions should the company ask in its next assessment of the foreign market? What information might they need? Be sure to be specific to your Company and foreign country – do not be generic or theoretical.
For both 3.1 and 3.2, be specific to your company and country; generic concepts from text will not suffice unless you apply them specifically to your Company/Country circumstances and offer original thought and analysis

Analyze the Profitability Primary Company: Walmart and Comparison company: Target

1. Title Page a. The names of the group members, the industry number, the industry type (e.g. software), and the names of the companies you are studying in the format of “Primary Company vs. Comparison Company”.
2. Description of the firm, its products and its competition (1 page) a. A brief discussion of the primary company, its products and its strategies for competing in its industry. b. A brief (one paragraph) discussion of the comparison company.
3. Evaluation of the two companies’ financial statements1 a. Short-term liquidity i. Discuss the primary company’s short-term debt paying ability by looking at the trends in its current assets and current liabilities in the common size balance sheet, the trends in cash flow statement (especially cash flows from operations), and the trends in its liquidity ratios. ii. Explain the reasons for the above trends. iii. Compare the trends for the primary and the comparison company. b. Asset management i. Discuss the primary company’s ability to turn over its assets while keeping its costs down by looking at the trends in its costs accounts in the common size income statement, and the trends in its turnover ratios. ii. Explain the reasons for the above trends. iii. Compare the trends for the primary and the comparison company. c. Long-term liquidity i. Discuss the primary company’s long-term debt paying ability by looking at the trends in its relevant accounts in the common size balance sheet and income statement, and trends in various leverage ratios. ii. Explain the reasons for the above trends. iii. Compare the trends for the primary and the comparison company. d. Profitability i. Discuss the primary company’s profitability by looking at the trends in its relevant accounts in the common size income statements, and the trends in its profitability ratios. ii. Explain the reasons for the above trends. iii. Compare the trends for the primary and the comparison company.
1 Please focus mainly on the primary company for the analysis. You should spend even amount of effort in the analysis for parts a through e, which are expected to add up to 8 or 9 pages.
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e. DuPont analysis i. Conduct a DuPont analysis to evaluate the primary company’s profitability, asset management efficiency, and its ability to manage its debt. Compare the ratios that make up the extended DuPont equation and explain the trends in the primary company’s ROE. ii. Compare the ROE of the primary and the comparison company using DuPont analysis. f. Summary of the primary company’s overall performance (1 page) i. Summarize your analysis based on parts a through e.
4. References a. Include references used in your project analysis.
5. Appendices a. Create a set of tables for the primary company in the same format as in the Excel spreadsheet provided on the Titanium. b. Create a set of tables for the comparison company in the same format as in the Excel spreadsheet provided on the Titanium. c. Include any other tables and graphs that are relevant to your analysis. d. Note that these tables and graphs should be numbered and referred to directly in the main text of the project where they are discussed.
6. Financial statements of the two companies from annual report or 10-K a. Include the original balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement for both the primary and the comparison company from their annual report or 10-K.
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About Formatting of the Write-up
1. Each group need to turn in a typewritten and double-spaced project paper. 2. Parts 2 and 3 of the write-up should add up to be 10-11 pages in length. 3. Margins should not exceed 1 inch. 4. For the main text, use size 12 of Times New Roman or Arial. 5. Use References and Citations wherever appropriate. 6. About page numbering: a. Number all pages using Arabic numerals, i.e. 1, 2, 3, etc, starting with the introduction page. b. Do not number the title page. 7. All tables should have headings “Table 1, Table 2, …” etc. All charts or graphs should have headings “Figure 1, Figure 2, …” etc.

Equity Investments and Debt Investments.

For the project you need to choose two different topics from the textbook, that we have discussed in class. Then, you need to discuss those topics from the theory perspective (i.e. you need to explain that topic the way we reviewed it in class). Then, you need to choose one or two public companies and show me how they use those topics in real life.
 
For instance, if one of the topics is investments, then you can explain the difference between the classification of equity investments and debt investments. Then, you would have to talk about the differences between the classification of investments in the HTM, AFS and Trading sub-classifications. Then, you would have to choose a public company, look for its annual report, and find the note of the financial statements where they disclose their investments, and show me how they report their different HTM, AFS and/or trading investments.

Third Gender (Transgender)

The purpose of this assignment is to help you gain an in-depth understanding of at least one area within the domain of abnormal psychology.  Although the project will involve some form of  literature review, it should go beyond a typical summary of research. You may include empirical research of your own, cover alternative forms of treatment, present a case study, present alternative perspectives, convey a formal position (opinion paper), etc. . Project papers are to be written in APA format.  Must use valid sources