Choose a technical term from your work, a hobby, or some other area of your expertise. For example, if you were a poet you might choose the term sonnet or villanelle. Using the ABC Format, write an expanded definition of that technical term for a general audience.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
Complete a chart comparing yourself with your current or past spouse/ dating partner on several relevant dimensions, such as educational level, attractiveness, political ideology, etc.
Write a 1,000-1,500-word essay describing your results and the following:
Compare results with topic material. What aspects did you and your partner match on? What aspects did not match? Are your matches consistent with the theories presented in class? Why or why not? Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
Technological Advancements & Modern Conveniences Technology is an integral part of your modern life. From the computers you use at home and/or work, the vacuum cleaner that keeps your floors clean, and to the filters used to provide clean air in your home; you rely on scientific advancements for your health, entertainment, convenience, and comfort. While many modern inventions make your life better, some may have serious negative consequences as well. In this week’s Discussion you will explore the pros and cons of modern conveniences.
During the week address the following questions:
Take a look at the various technologies that are in your family or living room. What “common” items are present now that the typical family could not possibly have had 100 years ago?
Note: While you are limited in the variety of technology that you have in your homes, please try to answer differently than your classmates. You might answer with a technology that you do not have, but wish to have, or currently use in another place or room. Have these technological advancements improved your quality of life? Explain. In what ways does technology negatively impact your life? People often talk about the modern conveniences provided by technology, but they rarely discuss the long-term effects that these technologies might have on the world. Beyond the individual, explain how technological advancements impact the planet — for the good or bad? Propose a solution to the problems that technology may have caused to the environment and support your answer with a credible source(s) in APA format. Be sure to review the Discussion Board Grading Rubric provided in the Course Syllabus.
For help with citations, refer to the APA Quick Reference Guide.
Use this reference when referring to your text:
Trefil, J., & Hazen, R.M. (2013). The sciences: An integrated approach. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Details: Successful completion of a doctoral dissertation requires significant amounts of independent reading on the research topic. This allows the doctoral learner/researcher to become familiar with the scope of the topic and to identify gaps or tensions within the existing literature on the topic. These gaps and tensions become the source of the dissertation research. In this assignment, you will read and annotate potential sources in your dissertation field of interest. Those demonstrating the most merit to the best of your understanding of the topic at this time should be added to your RefWorks list for potential inclusion in the literature review section of your dissertation.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
It is strongly recommended that you engage in this activity throughout the duration of your program. You will be adding to this document to begin building a running literature review. You will have 10 sources in your list by the end of this assignment. Instructors will be scoring your submission based on the number of unique sources identified in the list submitted. Download the resource Literature Review Resources Tool and use it to complete the assignment. Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center. Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style. Directions:
Read at least 10 empirical articles in your general dissertation field.
In the “Literature Review Resources” document, provide the following for each source:
The APA formatted citation. A brief annotation of the key points of the source. An indication of whether the source has been added to (Y) or excluded from (N) your RefWorks list. RES811.R.LiteratureReviewResources.docx
DQ 1 As you make your way along your doctoral journey, other than completing one course and moving on the next, when and how will you evaluate that you are growing as a learner and as scholar? DQ 2 Achieving a doctoral degree is as much about growing as a person and seeking out opportunities to internalize and express your worldview as it is about growing as a scholar and conducting research. Which is more important for you as you begin your doctoral journey, to grow as a person or to grow as a scholar? Why?
“Decisions on Health Care Organization Alliances and Regulations” Please respond to the following:
From the e-Activity, distinguish the factors that are most important in carrying out a successful health care organization’s merger or acquisition. Defend at least two (2) reasons why health care organization alliances are sometimes necessary. Provide a rationale for your response. Dispute or defend the idea that a government regulation system should be the main regulating body in health care. Predict two (2) consequences of the alternative regulating system being in control. Provide a rationale for your response.
Task 1:Laura Prebble, the owner-manager of a small business, had carefully monitored her cash position over the past financial year, and was pleased to note at the end of the year that the cash position was strong, and had shown a healthy 50% increase over the year. When presented with the income statement for the year, she was dismayed to note that the profit earned in the last year had deteriorated significantly and had become a loss for the current period. In her anger, she accuses you of having made errors in the accounting since ‘such a silly situation could not possibly exist’. ( Required Draft a response to Laura) The financial statements for the business of Trinh’s Nail Supplies for the past two years are presented below. Task 2: Sunrise Ltd completed the following transactions during a given year: Transaction Ratio 1. Sold obsolete inventory at cost Profit margin 2 Redeemed debentures by issuing ordinary shares Return on ordinary equity 3. Issued a share dividend on ordinary shares Earnings per share 4. Declared a cash dividend on ordinary shares Dividend payout 5. Paid the GST owing to the tax office Dividend yield 6. Purchased inventory on credit Quick ratio 7. Sold inventory for cash Current ratio 8. Wrote off a bad debt against Allowance for Doubtful Debts Current ratio 9. Collected an account receivable Receivables turnover 10. Sold inventory on credit Inventory turnover 11. Issued additional ordinary shares for cash Debt ratio 12. Paid trade accounts payable Return on assets Required State and discuss whether each transaction would cause the ratio listed with the transaction to increase, decrease or remain unchanged.
Task 3:The financial statements for the business of Trinh’s Nail Supplies for the past two years are presented below. TRINH’S NAIL SUPPLIES Comparative Income Statements for the year ended 30 June 2016 2017 Sales $ 400 000 $ 500 000 Cost of sales 350 000 458 000 GROSS PROFIT 50 000 42 000 Interest income 1 000 2 000 Loss on sale of fixtures — 800 51 000 43 200 Office supplies used 10 000 11 000 Other expenses 29 000 29 000 39 000 42 000 Profit $ 12 000 $ 3 200 TRINH’S NAIL SUPPLIES Comparative Statements of Financial Position as at 30 June 2016 2017 ASSETS Cash at bank $ 4 400 — Accounts receivable 42 000 $ 60 000 Inventory 80 000 40 000 Office supplies 2 000 5 000 Freehold property 60 000 80 000 Fixtures 40 000 46 000 Accumulated depreciation – fixtures (16 000) (20 200) Investments 6 000 16 000 $ 218 400 $ 226 800 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Bank overdraft — $ 4 000 Accounts payable $ 26 000 40 000 Trinh, Capital 192 400 182 800
$ 218 400 $ 226 800
Additional information a. All purchases and sales of inventories are on credit. All purchases of office supplies are for cash. b. The bank overdraft is considered to be part of the entity’s cash management function. c. During the year ended 30 June 2017, the owner, Trinh, withdrew $12 800 in cash for personal use. d. The entity sold some fixtures for $1200 cash during the current year. These fixtures initially cost $4200 and had been written down to a carrying amount at the date of sale of $2000. e. Depreciation of fixtures has been included in ‘other expenses’ for the year ended 30 June 2017. All remaining other expenses were paid in cash. Required 1. Prepare the statement of cash flows for Trinh’s Nail Supplies for the year ended 30 June 2017, using the direct method. 2. Comment on the cash flow position of the entity as shown in the statement of cash flows.
Discussion 1: Public opinion plays a critical role influencing public officials to formulate criminal justice policy. Consider exploring the sources in the CRJ510 Professional Resources List to assist your research for this activity.
Initial Post: Explain how public opinion helps to set the stage in formulating or adjusting criminal justice policy. How does public opinion affect the criminal justice policy process and the relationships between stakeholders? Is the public knowledgeable enough about current issues to help make policy decisions? What are some specific issues about which you believe the public is well informed? Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citation at the end of your post. Your initial post is due by Day 3 (Thursday) and should be at least 400 words in length.
Guided Response: Review your peers’ posts, and substantively respond in a meaningful way to at least two of your peers. Respond to your peers on specific issues about which you believe the public is not properly informed and should not have a role in formulating criminal justice policy. Are policy issues driven by the public based on emotion or fact? How does the media influence criminal justice policy issues that affect social justice? Respond to at least one Instructor Response in the discussion. Support your position with scholarly references. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.
Discussion 2: Marion and Oliver define interest groups as “pressure group, special interest, organized interest, of faction, as a group of citizens who are organized and attempt to influence legislation so it reflects their interest or policy goals.” (p.281). Consider exploring the sources in the CRJ510 Professional Resources List to assist your research for this activity.
Initial Post: Read the Lutze and Schaefer article and use it as a springboard for this discussion. Reentry and rehabilitation programs are controversial and have proponents on both sides of the issues. Explain the role special interest groups play in their effort to influence legislation that dictates reentry and rehabilitation policy. Then from a macro perspective, should there be so many access points that allow special interest groups to access legislators? What are the negatives to allowing special interest groups to have an active role in political campaigns? Support your claims with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite your references with both in-text and APA citations at the end of your post. Your initial post is due by Day 3 (Thursday) and should be at least 400 words in length.
Discussion 3: In Week Three, during Part I, you identified the journal article and prepared a summary of the journal article for presentation to the class in Part II. This week, you are presenting Part II, a presentation of the journal article to the class via this discussion. In Week Five, you will submit your formal journal article review, Homeland Security Influence: Part III, with your summation of the discussion from Week Four. Your initial post is due by Day 3 (Thursday) and should be at least 400 words in length.
Presentation to the Class You must present your Homeland Security Influence: Part II to the class. You may attach a PowerPoint presentation or a summary in the traditional discussion forum format. In addition, you must attach a draft of your submission prepared in Week Three for your peers to review. Your presentation must include:
A title page formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (essentially the title page for your paper). A brief description of your Final Paper and how the journal article will support your research. An explanation of the basic premises of the author. A summary of the journal article you chose in Week Three. An examination of the recommendations of the author. A determination of the effects of the author’s recommendations on the criminal justice system and current policy. Your assessment of the journal article. (This is the main focus of your presentation. Include in-text citations for all of the references used to evaluate and analyze the journal article; include a citation of the article itself.)
The effect the author’s recommendations have on social justice, based on your analysis. A references page formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Include the APA-formatted reference entry for the selected journal article, as well as any additional references you used in your evaluation and analysis. Draft Written Assignment
In addition to your presentation above, you must attach an APA style draft of your Homeland Security Influence: Part II journal article review. The purpose of this activity is to help you identify journal articles for your Final Paper. Collaboration with your fellow students on reviewing journal articles will be mutually beneficial. The first couple of days of the discussion and feedback should be like sitting around a table discussing various journal articles identified in your research. Your initial post is due Day 3.
complete an essay on the following topic (no more than 500 words): Describe the most challenging obstacle you’ve had to overcome. Discuss its impact on your life. What have you learned from the experience? How has overcoming this obstacle shaped who you are today?
complete an essay (no more than 500 words) on the following: Describe the importance of leadership and provide examples of your leadership style and leadership that you demonstrate in your school, communities or work.
complete an essay on the following topic (no more than 500 words): Discuss your plans for the future as it relates to your continuing education. How do you foresee your passion for information technology impacting society?
Scholarships I am applying for:
The Dave Pauldine Leadership Award is a $1,500 one-year, merit- and financial-based scholarship that recognizes three undergraduate students at DeVry University who demonstrate high potential as a future leader in their academic, work, or community environments. The application is open to all current DeVry University undergraduate students at all locations. (Keller Graduate School of Management students are not eligible to apply).
Don Morris was a founding board member of the DeVry Education Group Scholarship Fund who passed away in 2015. Through Don’s guidance and wisdom, the Fund has awarded many millions of dollars and assisted hundreds of students enabling them towards graduation and a better life for the graduate, their family and the communities in which they live. A one-time $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending AUC, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry University, Ross School of Medicine or Ross School of Veterinary Medicine.
A $500 one-time scholarship to be awarded to student enrolled in one of the following DeVry University colleges: College of Engineering and Information Services, College of Media Arts and Technology, College of Health Sciences. An essay is required.
State Farm Scholarship: Three one-time scholarships, valued at $1,500 each will be awarded to DeVry University student. An essay and letter of recommendation is required.
DeVry University Scholarship: 98 scholarships, valued at $1,500 each, will be awarded to students attending DeVry Online, and are attending a minimum of 9 hours per semester. Applicants must exhibit persistence toward graduation, academic quality, financial need, and a desire to affect the world around them in a positive manner expressed through a written essay.
Mercer/Liberty Mutual Scholarship: Three one-time $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to a DeVry University student attending any location (onsite or at a campus). An essay and letter of recommendation is required. Hewlett Packard Scholarship:
Seven scholarships, valued at $1,500 each, will be awarded to seven full-time students. Applicants must be continuing classes in the Electronics and Computer Technology program. Applicants need to exhibit persistence toward graduation, academic quality, financial need, and a desire to affect the world around them in a positive manner.
Automobile Exception Numerous exceptions to the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment exist. Perhaps none of these exceptions is more nuanced and widely debated than the automobile exception. Briefly describe this exception and pertinent case law. Be sure to include the implications of Arizona v. Gant (2009). In your view, why does the Supreme Court distinguish between searches of homes as opposed to searches of motor vehicles? Do you agree or disagree with the current state of the automobile exception? (300 to 350 words)
Select a small business with which you are familiar. Imagine that you have been called into that business to provide a consultation on training. Create a comprehensive training proposal for the business.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
Analyze key elements of training and development geared toward improving the performance of the specific small business for which you are consulting. Predict three to five (3-5) potential challenges that the managers or owners of the business could face in addressing organizational performance. Justify the effects of detecting organizational gaps in small business, providing examples to explain the rationale. Propose a competitive training strategy that will improve the position of the business in the market. The strategy should include, at a minimum, an agenda of training activities, rationale for instructional strategies used, and the return on investment (ROI) that will be gained from the strategy you have developed. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements: Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. 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 is not included in the required page length. 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:
Analyze concepts, meanings, and trends in training. Justify the importance of aligning training with organizational strategy. Evaluate theories associated with learning, motivation, and employee performance. Use technology and information resources to research issues in training and development. Write clearly and concisely about training and development using proper writing mechanics.
You did not address all the requirements for a generic training and development PROPOSAL as applied to yours or any business choice. Your job is NOT to fix the company’s problems, but to propose a training and development PROPOSAL that will keep them competitive. You focused on specific needs of your chosen business that do not reflect the material in the textbook, but rather a personal perception of what you would do for the business. The text presents what any organization needs for a successful training program, and what any training consultant or HR training and development representative must consider. These proper responses can be found on pages 144, 168, 192, and 216.
These instructions were presented to you at least three times in emails and announcements prior to week four. If you choose to redo your paper for a better grade, please include in the remarks why you chose not to take advantage of these emails and announcements, so I can change the manner I present the information to future classes to better help them.