Category: Writing Styles

Expert Interview

Make contact with a local or regional leader in sustainability or within an environmental organization.  Conduct a detailed interview with that person to find out about their organizations central goals, the interviewees personal perspective on sustainability, and other related topics.  We will spend time as a class brainstorming to select interviewees and to create suitable interview questions. You will need to structure your interview in memo formatnot as a Q&A.  Consequently, it will be important for you to take careful notes during your interview and to look for themes and topics that might translate into paragraph format. The interview memo will be 2-3 pages long and is due on June 5th.

Note: you may wish to combine this interview with your local place research, though you are not required to do so.

Population Growth Paper

Epidemiologists are concerned with population growth as it relates to potential healthcare issues. Why do rates and measures of population change use the total mid-year population instead of the end-of-year population? What makes one measurement more effective than the other? Choose a real or a hypothetical example to explain how using the end-of-year population affects data collection and outcomes.

Compose an essay addressing the topics above. You must format your paper in accordance with APA guidelines. It should be 34 pages in length and include support from the required readings, and at least one outside source. Use the WCU Library to find scholarly sources that support your paper

Business

A new CFO at Hanson Technologies is tasked with the responsibility of analyzing costs in an effort to reduce them in preparation for expansion into the global markets. Much of the cost cutting so far has been from finding lower cost suppliers for much of the materials, reducing machine maintenance schedules, and hiring contract labor to reduce benefits to longer term employees. The CFO has now been looking for additional cost cutting strategies and has identified warranty expense as one of the costs that needs to be cut. He is considering two proposals to do so. The first is to cut out warranties on their product altogether to reduce the warranty expense to zero. The other is to cut the estimated warranty liability percentage down to 25% of its current value. Discuss whether either of these options will work for this purpose. What are your thoughts on which, if either, option should be enacted? What would you do if you were the CFO in this case?

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Answer the following questions, which correspond with your readings.

1. Why does Martin not begin by offering a definition of religion? Why, according to him, is it almost impossible to provide a definition of religion that fits with the colloquial use of the term?

2. According to Martin, why is it a problem to use our modern term “religion” to refer to pre-modern beliefs and practices? How has the term “religion” (or “religious”) changed over time?

3. According to Martin, in what ways has the study of “religion” been influence by the “Christian ideal”? What are the problems with this approach?

4. According to Herling, what makes the study of religion pressing and/or necessary in our world today? Make sure to reference pertinent examples, as these appear on the international scene.

5. What religious type are you? Provide a brief description of your religious (or non-religious) background and perspective. How do you think this influences your views on religion?

6. Discuss the phenomenological and hermeneutical procedures in the study of religion, as outlined by Herling. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

7. According to Herling, why is comparison important generally and in the study of religion? Provide two examples of productive comparisons.

8. According to Herling, what is defamiliarization? Why is it important in the study of religion?

9. According to Herling, why is empathy important in the study of religion? What are some of the barriers to the empathetic imagination, especially when it comes to bridging the gap between the academic observer and religious people?

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Answer the following questions, which correspond with your readings.

1. Why does Martin not begin by offering a definition of religion? Why, according to him, is it almost impossible to provide a definition of religion that fits with the colloquial use of the term?

2. According to Martin, why is it a problem to use our modern term “religion” to refer to pre-modern beliefs and practices? How has the term “religion” (or “religious”) changed over time?

3. According to Martin, in what ways has the study of “religion” been influence by the “Christian ideal”? What are the problems with this approach?

4. According to Herling, what makes the study of religion pressing and/or necessary in our world today? Make sure to reference pertinent examples, as these appear on the international scene.

5. What religious type are you? Provide a brief description of your religious (or non-religious) background and perspective. How do you think this influences your views on religion?

6. Discuss the phenomenological and hermeneutical procedures in the study of religion, as outlined by Herling. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

7. According to Herling, why is comparison important generally and in the study of religion? Provide two examples of productive comparisons.

8. According to Herling, what is defamiliarization? Why is it important in the study of religion?

9. According to Herling, why is empathy important in the study of religion? What are some of the barriers to the empathetic imagination, especially when it comes to bridging the gap between the academic observer and religious people?

Any topic (writer’s choice)

Answer the following questions, which correspond with your readings.

1. Why does Martin not begin by offering a definition of religion? Why, according to him, is it almost impossible to provide a definition of religion that fits with the colloquial use of the term?

2. According to Martin, why is it a problem to use our modern term “religion” to refer to pre-modern beliefs and practices? How has the term “religion” (or “religious”) changed over time?

3. According to Martin, in what ways has the study of “religion” been influence by the “Christian ideal”? What are the problems with this approach?

4. According to Herling, what makes the study of religion pressing and/or necessary in our world today? Make sure to reference pertinent examples, as these appear on the international scene.

5. What religious type are you? Provide a brief description of your religious (or non-religious) background and perspective. How do you think this influences your views on religion?

6. Discuss the phenomenological and hermeneutical procedures in the study of religion, as outlined by Herling. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

7. According to Herling, why is comparison important generally and in the study of religion? Provide two examples of productive comparisons.

8. According to Herling, what is defamiliarization? Why is it important in the study of religion?

9. According to Herling, why is empathy important in the study of religion? What are some of the barriers to the empathetic imagination, especially when it comes to bridging the gap between the academic observer and religious people?

Discuss Improving Project Success

Case study link

http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edselp&AN=S1877050916323559&site=eds-live&scope=site

Project management involves the identification and mobilization of resources in order to achieve goals. The following case study is an excellent example of this process and demonstrates the power of a successful project management process. This case involves an engineering firm charged with the challenge of maintaining the infrastructure of a series of new highways. This might sound simple but the reality was the complex maintenance plans for the new roadways were not organized, budgeted for and were all written on paper.
Please read:
Improving project success: A case study using benefits and project management
(Links to an external site.)
Discussion Instructions
Initial Post: After reading the case study, please answer the following questions: (Initial Post due Wednesday of Module 6 by 11:59 pm ET.)
When you consider the best practices of project management which did you see come to life through this case study?
Based on the case study, make a recommendation on the different types of tools and techniques that could have been used.
As you reflect on the challenges within the case study, which can you relate to within your own management/leadership practice? Please describe the challenge and how you see it relating.

Discuss Improving Project Success

Case study link

http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edselp&AN=S1877050916323559&site=eds-live&scope=site

Project management involves the identification and mobilization of resources in order to achieve goals. The following case study is an excellent example of this process and demonstrates the power of a successful project management process. This case involves an engineering firm charged with the challenge of maintaining the infrastructure of a series of new highways. This might sound simple but the reality was the complex maintenance plans for the new roadways were not organized, budgeted for and were all written on paper.
Please read:
Improving project success: A case study using benefits and project management
(Links to an external site.)
Discussion Instructions
Initial Post: After reading the case study, please answer the following questions: (Initial Post due Wednesday of Module 6 by 11:59 pm ET.)
When you consider the best practices of project management which did you see come to life through this case study?
Based on the case study, make a recommendation on the different types of tools and techniques that could have been used.
As you reflect on the challenges within the case study, which can you relate to within your own management/leadership practice? Please describe the challenge and how you see it relating.

Professional Contract Formation

you will create a professional contract containing definite and certain elements. Your contract will be written for your family-owned small business. The agreement will be for employees to sign who wish to further their education, where the company may provide tuition assistance while working for your company. Be creative, yet professional. The following components must be present in your contract. For each element, you must demonstrate your ability to write clearly, concisely, and with advanced communication skills.

Distinguish the type of contract (e.g., bilateral, unilateral) and include the four (4) elements of contract formation.

Develop the factors of time, tasks, goals, potential clauses, assignments, and restrictions into the contract.

Use and define legal concepts by incorporating the legal terminology from your textbook where appropriate and relevant.

Identify any ethical issues that exist in this alleged contract and result.

Use academic or legitimate news sources, such as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

Your paper should be 3-4 pages in length, not including the title or references pages. Include at least 3 credible sources to support your findings.

Project – Part 4 Introduction and Conclusion

In part 4 of your Course Capstone Project, you are developing your introduction and conclusion of your final project. Your introduction should set the stage and include a thesis of your paper. Your conclusion should be a clear summary, analysis and include your final thoughts. Keep in mind you want to start and end strong!
Assignment Instructions
Develop your introduction and conclusion based on the information that you have researched and developed throughout your project.
Consult the library resources and source material within Module 6 to be sure you are including all elements of a strong introduction and conclusion.
The assignment should be formatted following APA guidelines.