A Critique of (Name of the journal)

Scholarly/analytic critique of a journal article (20%). You will select a scholarly article based on original research (research that uses primary data) in the field of urban studies and write an analytical critique of it. Your paper will summarize the research undertaken, discuss the approach and methodology chosen for the research and offer an opinion as to whether these were appropriate to the research; you will also offer an opinion on the credibility of the data produced and the conclusions drawn. This is not a ‘book report’. You are expected to engage with the issues raised in the article and to conclude by pointing out questions arising from these issues and how they were addressed (or not) by the author/s. Questions you may want to ask yourself include:
1. Has the author formulated a problem/issue?
2. Is it clearly defined? Is its significance (scope, severity, relevance) clearly established?
3. Could the problem have been approached more effectively from another perspective?
4. What is the author’s research orientation (e.g., interpretive, critical science, combination)?
5. What is the author’s theoretical framework (e.g., psychological, developmental, feminist)?
6. What is the relationship between the theoretical and research perspectives?
7. Has the author evaluated the literature relevant to the problem/issue? Does the author
include literature taking positions she or he does not agree with?
8. In a research study, how good are the basic components of the study design (e.g., population,
intervention, outcome)? How accurate and valid are the measurements? Is the analysis of the
data accurate and relevant to the research question? Are the conclusions validly based upon
the data and analysis?
9. In material written for a popular readership, does the author use appeals to emotion,
one-sided examples, or rhetorically charged language and tone? Is there an objective basis to
the reasoning, or is the author merely “proving” what he or she already believes?
10. How does the author structure the argument? Can you “deconstruct” the flow of the
argument to see whether or where it breaks down logically (e.g., in establishing cause-effect
11. In what ways does this book or article contribute to our understanding of the problem
under study, and in what ways is it useful for practice? What are the strengths and limitations?
12. How does this book or article relate to the specific thesis or question I am developing?
The paper may not exceed 1,000 words (not including title page and bibliography); please do a word count and note final tally on the title page (on all assignments). Put the full reference of the article on the front page and attach a copy of the article to your paper. If you chose to use other readings to aid you in your analysis, they must be referenced at the end of the assignment using Chicago style. This is a misleadingly short assignment: clear and concise writing requires structure, thought, and repeated editing.

Discussion Response for human geography course

Please finish the 3 discussion responses in the attached file, you should write 6 paragraphs in total, 3 discussion posts and 3 response to other person but do not do the last response yet. I will send you the post of others later. Please finish this asap and I think this will be easy for you.

Maps and geodata- geography

instructions are in the attachment. Also i am attaching a document i would like you to work off of that and continue on from there as I already picked two maps of my home town on there.

Complete using the Template attached. Project Overview: For this project, you’ll

Complete using the Template attached.
Project Overview: For this project, you’ll choose a food or drink item, a cuisine, an invention, or an idea, and then research how four geographic concepts are related to and affect your topic. Instead of presenting your research as a traditional paper, you’ll use PowerPoint to create a narrated presentation. Your presentation will be structured like a paper, including a title, introduction to the topic, main body, summary and conclusions, and references. Creative use of properly cited graphics and photos from the Internet relevant to your topic is required.
First, choose a food item, cuisine, invention, or idea that interests you. Some will have more information available about them than others, so it’s worth doing some investigation before you settle on one. If you’re not sure if your desired topic is appropriate, please feel free to ask!
Once you have selected your topic, you will then do research to see how each of the following geographic concepts affects or is related to your topic:1. Regions 2. Cultural Landscape 3. Diffusion 4. Distance decay. The first two concepts are covered in the first chapter of your textbook. Diffusion is covered in Chapter 8, Section 2 (page 484). Distance decay refers to the fact that influence and interaction between locations decreases as the distance between them increases. As such, it has a significant influence on how things change as they diffuse away from their point of origin. Be sure to address these specific geographic terms and concepts in your work. You don’t need to address them in this order, but you do need to address all of them. You may use “subsets” of these definitions (e.g. contagious diffusion) if such subsets exist. Be sure to refer to your text and other reliable resources to ensure you completely understand these concepts. You should be detailed in your treatment of these concepts – for instance, you should explain both how and why your choice varies by region, and how and why it has been affected by distance decay. Remember that geography, as an academic discipline, seeks to explain why things vary from place to place, not just describe how they do.
You will complete this project in 3 separate assignments: an annotated bibliography, an outline, and your final presentation. In this assignment, you will complete your annotated bibliography. Completing the project in separate assignments allows you to work your way up to the final presentation, and provides opportunity for feedback along the way.
Assignment Objective: Assess sources for your research for your final presentation (for credibility, reliability, and relevance) and list references in proper APA format through the creation of an annotated bibliography.
Assignment Instructions: An annotation is a summary and evaluation, and your annotated bibliography will include a summary and evaluation of some of the sources (or references) you will use for your presentation.
To prepare for this assignment, I recommend that you do the following:
Read these directions carefully.
Review the sample annotated bibliography provided to you below.
Read the grading criteria below.The grading criteria is a detailed evaluation that I will use to assess your performance. It also will help you understand what is expected you as you prepare your assignment.
Message me with any questions!
The reason the annotated bibliography is included as part of the research project is that writing an annotated bibliography provides excellent preparation for the final presentation. One of the issues regarding any type of research is the credibility of the sources used, particularly those obtained from various websites. By forcing you to evaluate your potential sources carefully, the annotated bibliography helps you determine if the sources you chose are credible and relevant to your topic. It will also help you understand the topic better, which will help you develop your presentation.
For this project, you will assess three sources to include:
1) a complete citation for each source,
2) a summary of each source, and
3) an evaluation of each source.
Three sources are required for this assignment (i.e., you are to write an annotation for each source). However, you must use five or more sources in your final presentation.
Use the TEMPLATE below to summarize and evaluate each of your three sources.
Written in APA reference list format. For more help with formatting, see APA handout.
What is the purpose of the source, review article, original research? What topics are covered? This section is generally 3-5 sentences that summarize the author’s main point. For more help, see this link on paraphrasing sources.
After summarizing the article (or research paper or book), it is necessary to evaluate it and state where you found it – its source (e.g.,journal, website, etc.). Briefly answer the following questions in 3-5 sentences:
You must submit your Annotated Bibliography as a “Microsoft Word” document using the template provided (rather than a Word Pad, Works, etc. document) AND title your file name as FirstInitialLastname_Assign1.doc.

Complete Part A, B (do question #10 only), and C (do questions #13-18, 21, & 22

Complete Part A, B (do question #10 only), and C (do questions #13-18, 21, & 22 only).
use the links below to access the lab and wrap up questions
last step do wrap question on separate page pls

OVERVIEW The Geography Project Plan is a research paper and a capstone assignmen

The Geography Project Plan is a research paper and a capstone assignment whereby you will
apply geographic and research skills toward solving a real problem.
Choose a service project at an accessible location where you have an interest and passion for
making a difference. The project must be feasible in scale and scope for a student’s time and
budget. Choose a specific location rather than a grand scale project like ending world hunger.
Your plan must be 1,000–1,250 words, use Times New Roman 12-point font with 1-inch
margins, include a cover page, the required sections (shown below), a reference page, a map, and
a realistic budget. Cite at least five scholarly sources (other than Scripture, the textbook, and
Wikipedia) in current APA format.

A couple of examples of movies: Deep Impact, Armageddon, Volcano, Geostorm, Twis

A couple of examples of movies: Deep Impact, Armageddon, Volcano, Geostorm, Twister, etc.
1) Needs to be a mainstream science or disaster Hollywood-ish movie – no “B movies” – can’t use Godzilla or Sharknado or anything like that.
2) Needs to be natural science movie and not a science fiction or fantasy movie – can’t use twilight or Matrix or anything like that.
3) Needs to have something we talked about in class – like an earthquake, volcano, landslide, tsunami, or solar system objects
Acceptable comments about movies:
Watching Armageddon and they fly to space in 2 shuttles. When they get near the space station, the 2 shuttles arc toward the station like airplanes. There is little atmosphere up there and the wings on the shuttle are for show, so really they would need some kind of compressed air to change direction or speed.
Watching Twister and the 2 heroes near the end tie themselves to a water pipe as a tornado splinters the shed they are in and somehow they end up with very minor scratches. This injury seems small compared to the debris in the air. Also, there are scenes of slow moving cows in the air? The air speed needed to lift a cow would need to be very high.
Watching Volcano and they turn water hoses on the lava to stop it? The amount of water needed to cool lava would be tremendous! Lava flows into the sea and keeps going. Also, not aware of how lava would be able to make a turn through the lobby of a building and the steel building withstanding the heat. Steel melts at 2500 degree F and lava flows at about 2100 degrees F. While it technically may not turn the steel into liquid quickly, it would definitely cause strain and compromise the building.
Unacceptable comments about movies:
Watching twilight and i don’t get that vampires would be sparkly. (issue – not the right topic)
Watching Geostorm and holy cow is anything accurate in this movie? (issue – not specific enough)
Watching the Martian and I don’t get why Matt Damon needs to be rescued so often in movies. (issue – this is true, but does not deal directly with a physical process we covered in class)
Watching Resident Evil and the virus wouldn’t spread like that. (issue – sci-fi and difficulty to prove or dispute concepts or fictionalized plots)
How to write 1000 words: Describe the movie and general plot of the film. Tell me what is going on when the event happens. Describe the event and what is right or wrong about it. Describe the process the way it should work or how the movie could portray it more realistically.