Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need an explanat

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Part 1
Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your ideas, analysis, and comments supported with application of course learning materials. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Review the UWEAR and PALEDENIM scenario found here.
You will first meet with the CEOs of each organization, Theresa Tramlin and Mike Miller, to help them understand their important leadership roles for the success of the merger.
The merger is a significant change for both organizations; there is growing anxiety and uncertainty among the employees of both organizations. The goal is to complete the merger in a way that maintains employee performance and allegiance to the merged organization. Both CEOs were promoted from managerial positions, so one of your tasks is to help them understand how to distinguish the two roles.
Please discuss the following with your classmates:
In your opinion, what is the difference between being a manager and being a leader?
Read research findings by Kabacoff (1998) that, although men and women are perceived as equally effective in leading, women tend to focus more on production, attaining results, and people, while men tend to focus on strategic planning, organization vision, and business tasks.
Considering this, in your opinion, which leadership theory or style will be effective when leading the merger and why?
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UWEAR and PALEDENIM Merger Scenario
UWEAR and PALEDENIM[EC1]
Will this work? What do we do next?
Those were just two of the questions that weighed on Theresa Tramlin’s mind as she walked with Mike Miller to yet another meeting. The merger between UWEAR and PALEDENIM was underway, and things had become chaotic at the office during the past week as the management teams clashed over differing policies and procedures.
“I am glad that we decided to hire ALTAP Consulting for this project.” Theresa said as she joined Mike on the elevator, “Their experience will certainly be helpful as we try to move through this merger.”
Mike looked down, hesitated slightly, and then responded, “Yes…I think you’re right. I have some doubts about bringing in outsiders, but they might be able to offer a perspective that we lack. I just wonder what they can really offer since they don’t know our industry.”
“I can understand your hesitation, Mike, but I really think we’re making the best decision possible,” Theresa responded confidently as they exited the elevator and headed down the hall to the meeting. “The team has been under a lot of pressure the past couple of weeks trying to deal with this merger, and we need help. I don’t know if we can do it alone any longer.”
ALTAP Consulting
“Can you believe it?” asked Steve Maine as he barged into your office with a huge smile on his face. “We got the contract for the merger between UWEAR and PALEDENIM.” Excitedly smacking the contract on your desk, he said, “This is huge for our company and a big opportunity for you!”
You were just promoted to the strategic manager position after spending your first 2 years as a strategic analyst. You work at a management and leadership consulting firm that specializes in corporate management training and solutions.
Maybe this will be your first real project to manage.
“I want this project, Steve,” you stated emphatically. “I’m ready for it, and I won’t let you down.”
“What makes you think you’re ready for a challenge like this so soon?” Steve raised his left eyebrow, glancing uncertainly in your direction. “This is a pretty high-profile project, and all eyes will be on you. Do you really think you’re prepared for this?”
Right now is your opportunity to win the job.
“I’ve had experience with projects like this before with my previous company, Steve. Do you remember the merger project I mentioned that I was in charge of for the two petroleum companies?”
“All right,” he responds, “if you think you’re ready, then I’m willing to put it in your hands. Let’s go over the company briefs because you need to prepare for a meeting next week with the CEOs of UWEAR and PALEDENIM.”
Company Name
UWEAR

Headquarters
New York City, NY

Ownership
Publicly held

CEO
Theresa Tramlin

Number of Facilities
4 in the US
(1 manufacturing plant + 3 distribution centers)

Number of Employees
100

Company Description
UWEAR is an upscale uniform supply company that has been in business for over 40 years. They design, manufacture, and supply uniforms for hotels, restaurants, resorts, and cruise lines from around the world. UWEAR is recognized worldwide as the leading supplier of elegant durable uniforms.

Company Name
PALEDENIM

Headquarters
Cincinnati, OH

Ownership
Privately held

CEO
Mike Miller

Number of Facilities
1 in the United States
(sales office and distribution center)

Number of Employees
15

Company Description
PALEDENIM supplies low cost denim and coveralls to the trades industry and their main customer base is located in the Midwestern United States. They have been in business for only 5 years but are gaining market share rapidly due to their entry-level pricing structure. They do not manufacture any of their products.

The Merger
After reviewing the company briefs, Steve began to discuss the merger. “The two companies have decided to combine their marketing, sales, strategic analysis, human resources, and leadership teams.”
This will be a challenging project.
“So, my primary responsibility is going to be solving problems and resolving conflicts within and between the companies,” you mention nonchalantly, as though this will be an easy task. “I will work with them and propose solutions that will benefit the merger and allow the companies to more easily transition through this period.”
“You seem to have a handle on what needs to be done for this project,” Steve nods as he heads out of your office. “I’ll be here to consult if you run into any issues.”
Part 2
Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
View this Ethical Dilemma to learn more about the relationship between Joe, the salesman for UWEAR, and Bill, the customer. Bill and Joe have a history of business dealings, which you will analyze using ethical principles. It seems that their dealings are in the grey area of business conduct and it’s important to discuss the dilemma to understand the implications of this behavior.
Once you have read the ethical dilemma, discuss the following questions with your classmates:
Are Bill’s gifts a form of bribery?
Which ethical theory supports your view? Why?
What other ethical issues might be associated with the relationship between Bill and Joe?
Part 3
Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
Theresa and Mike want to create a merged company called JEANSTYLE that is defined by a culture of integrity, thus aiding employees in making ethical decisions, such as in Joe’s ethical dilemma. They will begin by understanding the methods of embedding ethical decision making and behaviors into the culture, including their responsibilities as leaders. You, the consultant, are asked to provide recommendations and guidance to help them shape the culture they are intending. This discussion is about values, a culture of integrity, and the role of leaders in creating and maintaining it.
Review the scenario for this course, and discuss the following with your classmates:
What ethical theories can be used to create a values-driven culture of integrity?
What organizational programs or processes can help achieve a values-driven culture of integrity?
In this type of culture, what decision-making processes can the CEOs use to make ethical decisions?
SCENARIO
Note: All character and company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business. Knowing that mergers may require a dramatic change in company culture, you realize that you need to meet with the human resources (HR) and leadership teams because they will play important roles in the merger. The leadership team will drive the change, and the HR team will be charged with managing the change. You have scheduled a meeting with Steve Maine, your vice president at ALTAP consulting, to consult with him on this project. “Thanks for meeting me today, Steve,” you begin. “I need to talk through some of the issues before meeting with the HR and leadership teams at UWEAR and PALEDENIM. The merger is going well, but it is becoming apparent that there are some significant change issues that need to be addressed.” “I’ve heard good things about your work on this project,” Steve answers. “I’m sure you have it under control, but I’ll be happy to help where I can.” “We are dealing with the issues of joining together two very disparate companies,” you explain. “On the one hand, UWEAR is public and has 100 employees; on the other hand, PALEDENIM is private with only 15 employees. They basically provide the same type of service, but they are completely different businesses in how they operate inside and outside of the company.” You continue, “Yes, and both the employees and managers of each company have different philosophies and expectations. PALEDENIM employees and managers have a kind of ‘one-for-all and all-for-one’ attitude. They all chip in to get the job done. The UWEAR employees and managers look at things differently. They’re more apt to do their jobs, get them done, and go home without consideration for what else the rest of the team needs to complete.” “That is definitely a culture issue,” Steve agrees. “In fact, that is the classic definition of a culture issue. I’m sure they’re also dealing with the typical power struggles. I bet everyone is worried about whether their department will be headed by a UWEAR manager or a PALEDENIM manager.” Problem B: Regulatory Compliance 2 “Exactly,” you say. “I know the intention of the merger is to benefit both companies, but there are unintended consequences as well. We need to do whatever we can to help the employees of both companies get through this with the fewest glitches possible.
Part 4
Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Theresa and Mike understand that building the culture they envision for the newly merged company JEANSTYLE requires effective communication, collaboration, and participative problem solving. They envision creating an organization such that Joe and other employees will know exactly what to do when faced with choices that involve ethics. As the first step in embedding clear ethical processes in the organization, they realize they need to devise a code of conduct. Both companies have operated with an unwritten code that was never formalized. You have been asked to help them understand the purpose and content of an excellent code of conduct and how they should go about developing it.
Review the scenario for this course, and answer the following questions:
What is the purpose of a code of conduct?
Evaluate the code of conduct of Levi Strauss, and describe the ethical principles it includes.
In your own work experience, have you seen similar ethical principles used in organizations and, if so, which ones?
Part 5
Review and reflect on the knowledge you have gained from this course. Based on your review and reflection, write at least 600–1,000 words on the following:
What were the most compelling topics learned in this course?
How did participating in discussions help your understanding of the subject matter? Is anything still unclear that could be clarified?
What approaches could have yielded additional valuable information?
Part 6
SCENARIO
Note: All character and company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business. Knowing that mergers may require a dramatic change in company culture, you realize that you need to meet with the human resources (HR) and leadership teams because they will play important roles in the merger. The leadership team will drive the change, and the HR team will be charged with managing the change. You have scheduled a meeting with Steve Maine, your vice president at ALTAP consulting, to consult with him on this project. “Thanks for meeting me today, Steve,” you begin. “I need to talk through some of the issues before meeting with the HR and leadership teams at UWEAR and PALEDENIM. The merger is going well, but it is becoming apparent that there are some significant change issues that need to be addressed.” “I’ve heard good things about your work on this project,” Steve answers. “I’m sure you have it under control, but I’ll be happy to help where I can.” “We are dealing with the issues of joining together two very disparate companies,” you explain. “On the one hand, UWEAR is public and has 100 employees; on the other hand, PALEDENIM is private with only 15 employees. They basically provide the same type of service, but they are completely different businesses in how they operate inside and outside of the company.” You continue, “Yes, and both the employees and managers of each company have different philosophies and expectations. PALEDENIM employees and managers have a kind of ‘one-for-all and all-for-one’ attitude. They all chip in to get the job done. The UWEAR employees and managers look at things differently. They’re more apt to do their jobs, get them done, and go home without consideration for what else the rest of the team needs to complete.” “That is definitely a culture issue,” Steve agrees. “In fact, that is the classic definition of a culture issue. I’m sure they’re also dealing with the typical power struggles. I bet everyone is worried about whether their department will be headed by a UWEAR manager or a PALEDENIM manager.” Problem B: Regulatory Compliance 2 “Exactly,” you say. “I know the intention of the merger is to benefit both companies, but there are unintended consequences as well. We need to do whatever we can to help the employees of both companies get through this with the fewest glitches possible.
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Review the scenario for this course, and respond to the following:
Describe an example of your own success story as a leader, if not professionally, then in the community or within your family.
Which leadership theories or styles helped you to be successful, and why?
How would you lead the merger in the UWEAR-PALEDENIM scenario?
Part 7
DILEMMA
Scenario A[EC2]
Note: All character and company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business.
Your meeting with the chief executive officers (CEOs) of UWEAR and PALEDENIM went well. In a discussion following the meeting, Theresa Tramlin, the CEO of UWEAR, mentioned that she would like you to spend some time in the field with her top sales representative to get a feel for what the salespeople face every day selling in the current business environment. Today, you are scheduled to spend the day with Joe Smith.
As you walk across the lobby of UWEAR, you see Theresa talking to a tall, distinguished-looking man. “This is Joe Smith,” Theresa introduces when you step up to them. “You’ll be spending some time with him today in the field.”
“Nice to meet you, Joe,” you respond, shaking Joe’s hand.
Theresa says goodbye and makes her way to the elevator while you and Joe head toward the parking garage. “We’re going to meet with a couple of clients today,” Joe explains. “First, we’ll have lunch with Bill Bateman, the CEO of the Peninsula Hotel chain. He’s a great guy and I’m sure you’ll enjoy meeting him.”
“Where are we meeting him for lunch?” I ask, getting into Joe’s car.
“Bill’s hotel, the Peninsula, has a great restaurant that I frequently use to meet clients,” Joe answers. “The food is outstanding. We’re going to meet him there to discuss the renewal of his uniform contract.”
As you continue the drive to the hotel, Joe elaborates on his business history with Bill. “I was able to win the contract for the Peninsula chain last year,” he explains. “We were just able to underbid our competitor, Threads4U. In fact, Bill said that I underbid them by about $5 per uniform. Great victory on my part.”
“It sounds like you’ve established a great working relationship with Bill,” you say.
“Oh, yeah,” Joe agrees. “He’s a great guy. The first time we met, I was on my way to buy a nice bottle of cabernet as a birthday gift for my wife. She loves the expensive wines. I happened to mention this to Bill, he said he orders it all the time and offered to give me some for free. I told him it wasn’t
necessary, but he insisted. When I got my car back from the valet, I found not just a bottle, but an entire case of high-end cabernet in my trunk.” Joe shakes his head, smiling. “But that’s just the kind of guy Bill is.”
“It sounds like it worked out for you and your wife,” you comment. “Did she enjoy her birthday gift?”
“Yes,” Joe says. “We both enjoyed it for quite some time. Well, here we are,” he adds, pulling up the Peninsula Hotel.
As you park and exit the car, Joe explains, “Since Bill and I have been doing business, he’s referred three other hotel owners to me to supply their uniforms. Except for when I’m meeting with one of his competitors, I usually conduct business meetings with clients here at the restaurant in Bill’s hotel.”
“It’s a beautiful hotel,” you comment as Joe leads you through the lobby, admiring the elegant décor. “No wonder you enjoy coming here. I wouldn’t mind bringing my family here for a weekend sometime.”
“Actually,” Joe says, “My wife and I have become really good friends with Bill and his wife. He often invites us out onto his yacht with his family, we go to social events with them, and we’ve stayed at the hotel several times. We really enjoy it. You should bring your family sometime, too. Kids love the pool with the waterfall.
You nod, following Joe into the hotel’s restaurant. After all you’ve heard about Bill, you are very interested in meeting him.

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Review this Ethical Dilemma about Bill and Joe’s relationship.
Joe has scheduled a meeting with his management team for next week to talk about the Peninsula Hotel chain contract. He hopes that he will be able to work with them to draft a contract favorable to Peninsula that will ensure its renewal for another year. He is reasonably sure that the contract renewal will ensure his continued success and employment with UWEAR. Bill invites Joe and his family to join them on his yacht for the weekend.
Joe is relieved to get the invitation from Bill because their relationship has been strained lately due to the contract negotiations.
Joe must decide how he will answer Bill’s invitation to join him and his family on their yacht.
Using ethical principles that you have learned thus far to justify your answers, please respond to the following questions:
What are some reasons why Joe should turn down the invitation?
What are some reasons why Joe could accept the invitation?
Does Joe’s relationship with Bill meet the definition of a conflict of interest?
Part 8
SCENARIO
Problem B: Regulatory Compliance 1 Note: All character and company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business. Knowing that mergers may require a dramatic change in company culture, you realize that you need to meet with the human resources (HR) and leadership teams because they will play important roles in the merger. The leadership team will drive the change, and the HR team will be charged with managing the change. You have scheduled a meeting with Steve Maine, your vice president at ALTAP consulting, to consult with him on this project. “Thanks for meeting me today, Steve,” you begin. “I need to talk through some of the issues before meeting with the HR and leadership teams at UWEAR and PALEDENIM. The merger is going well, but it is becoming apparent that there are some significant change issues that need to be addressed.” “I’ve heard good things about your work on this project,” Steve answers. “I’m sure you have it under control, but I’ll be happy to help where I can.” “We are dealing with the issues of joining together two very disparate companies,” you explain. “On the one hand, UWEAR is public and has 100 employees; on the other hand, PALEDENIM is private with only 15 employees. They basically provide the same type of service, but they are completely different businesses in how they operate inside and outside of the company.” You continue, “Yes, and both the employees and managers of each company have different philosophies and expectations. PALEDENIM employees and managers have a kind of ‘one-for-all and all-for-one’ attitude. They all chip in to get the job done. The UWEAR employees and managers look at things differently. They’re more apt to do their jobs, get them done, and go home without consideration for what else the rest of the team needs to complete.” “That is definitely a culture issue,” Steve agrees. “In fact, that is the classic definition of a culture issue. I’m sure they’re also dealing with the typical power struggles. I bet everyone is worried about whether their department will be headed by a UWEAR manager or a PALEDENIM manager.” Problem B: Regulatory Compliance 2 “Exactly,” you say. “I know the intention of the merger is to benefit both companies, but there are unintended consequences as well. We need to do whatever we can to help the employees of both companies get through this with the fewest glitches possible.”
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The newly merged company JEANSTYLE needs to create a new Mission, Vision, and Values statement for the new company. You have been asked you to work on this project. You will create a document that will establish the foundation for the success of JEANSTYLE. The document will help to support unity in the newly merged company.
Review the scenario for this course, this article on mission vision and values statements, and prepare the following for your assignment:
Write a mission statement for the new company.
Write a vision statement for the new company.
Write a values statement for the new company.
How can JEANSTYLE communicate these three statements to its employees to establish unity across the merged organization?
Part 9
SCENARIO
Problem B: Regulatory Compliance 1 Note: All character and company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business. Knowing that mergers may require a dramatic change in company culture, you realize that you need to meet with the human resources (HR) and leadership teams because they will play important roles in the merger. The leadership team will drive the change, and the HR team will be charged with managing the change. You have scheduled a meeting with Steve Maine, your vice president at ALTAP consulting, to consult with him on this project. “Thanks for meeting me today, Steve,” you begin. “I need to talk through some of the issues before meeting with the HR and leadership teams at UWEAR and PALEDENIM. The merger is going well, but it is becoming apparent that there are some significant change issues that need to be addressed.” “I’ve heard good things about your work on this project,” Steve answers. “I’m sure you have it under control, but I’ll be happy to help where I can.” “We are dealing with the issues of joining together two very disparate companies,” you explain. “On the one hand, UWEAR is public and has 100 employees; on the other hand, PALEDENIM is private with only 15 employees. They basically provide the same type of service, but they are completely different businesses in how they operate inside and outside of the company.” You continue, “Yes, and both the employees and managers of each company have different philosophies and expectations. PALEDENIM employees and managers have a kind of ‘one-for-all and all-for-one’ attitude. They all chip in to get the job done. The UWEAR employees and managers look at things differently. They’re more apt to do their jobs, get them done, and go home without consideration for what else the rest of the team needs to complete.” “That is definitely a culture issue,” Steve agrees. “In fact, that is the classic definition of a culture issue. I’m sure they’re also dealing with the typical power struggles. I bet everyone is worried about whether their department will be headed by a UWEAR manager or a PALEDENIM manager.” Problem B: Regulatory Compliance 2 “Exactly,” you say. “I know the intention of the merger is to benefit both companies, but there are unintended consequences as well. We need to do whatever we can to help the employees of both companies get through this with the fewest glitches possible.”
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Theresa and Mike fully support creating a code of conduct for the newly merged JEANSTYLE organization. They have asked you to recommend how they should approach the development of the code of conduct, especially given the need to merge the companies into one team with a shared mission, vision, and values. They are interested in knowing how the code of conduct will help establish the new organizational culture of JEANSTYLE.
Review the scenario for this course, and address the following questions:
What set of steps should be used to create the code of conduct?
What topics should be included in the code of conduct?
What impact does a code of conduct have on an organization’s culture?
Part 10
SCENARIO
Problem B: Regulatory Compliance 1 Note: All character and company names are fictional and are not intended to depict any actual person or business. Knowing that mergers may require a dramatic change in company culture, you realize that you need to meet with the human resources (HR) and leadership teams because they will play important roles in the merger. The leadership team will drive the change, and the HR team will be charged with managing the change. You have scheduled a meeting with Steve Maine, your vice president at ALTAP consulting, to consult with him on this project. “Thanks for meeting me today, Steve,” you begin. “I need to talk through some of the issues before meeting with the HR and leadership teams at UWEAR and PALEDENIM. The merger is going well, but it is becoming apparent that there are some significant change issues that need to be addressed.” “I’ve heard good things about your work on this project,” Steve answers. “I’m sure you have it under control, but I’ll be happy to help where I can.” “We are dealing with the issues of joining together two very disparate companies,” you explain. “On the one hand, UWEAR is public and has 100 employees; on the other hand, PALEDENIM is private with only 15 employees. They basically provide the same type of service, but they are completely different businesses in how they operate inside and outside of the company.” You continue, “Yes, and both the employees and managers of each company have different philosophies and expectations. PALEDENIM employees and managers have a kind of ‘one-for-all and all-for-one’ attitude. They all chip in to get the job done. The UWEAR employees and managers look at things differently. They’re more apt to do their jobs, get them done, and go home without consideration for what else the rest of the team needs to complete.” “That is definitely a culture issue,” Steve agrees. “In fact, that is the classic definition of a culture issue. I’m sure they’re also dealing with the typical power struggles. I bet everyone is worried about whether their department will be headed by a UWEAR manager or a PALEDENIM manager.” Problem B: Regulatory Compliance 2 “Exactly,” you say. “I know the intention of the merger is to benefit both companies, but there are unintended consequences as well. We need to do whatever we can to help the employees of both companies get through this with the fewest glitches possible.”
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Your work with the companies is coming to a close. You realize that the new values-driven culture, including the code of conduct, represents just part of the change faced by the newly merged JEANSTYLE organization. Some other examples of change include work roles, reporting structure, and key business processes. The CEOs would like you to recommend a change strategy and process to help them manage change.

Review the scenario for this course and answer the following questions:
What change management model (such as Lewin’s, Kotter’s, or ADKAR) should be used, and why?
What are the set of steps used in the model you chose?
What can the CEO’ do to address resistance to change during the merger?
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Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need an explanation and ans

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Students will write a 5-6-page, 6-11-paragraph argumentative research paper on Social Justice or another topic of choice. TOPICS WILL BE DISCUSSED AND CHOSEN IN CLASS.
1) The six-page minimum requirement does not include the References page.
Specific Details:
Students will:
write (i.e. type) the essay on the template: (attached)
insert a title related to the topic and position.
compose one introductory paragraph that includes topic background, a hook, and a thesis statement that includes the position and three points/reasons.
compose three body paragraphs that support each of the points/reasons of the thesis and in order, each of which includes a topic sentence.
one counterargument paragraph that includes both the counterargument (Stage 1) and the refutation (Stage 2).
compose one concluding paragraph that summarizes the essay’s main points and reaffirms the strength of the argument by suggesting a course of action, describing future implications, or propose a possible solution.
revise the References page that was previously submitted to ensure that the sources as presented by the in-text citations are the only ones represented on the References page.
be responsible for addressing all items items highlighted by Turnitin that do not meet the paraphrasing criterial. Failure to address these items can result in a failing grade on this essay
NOTE: Good arguments use rhetorical appeals (logos, pathos, an ethos) to persuade. Students who successfully incorporate rhetorical appeals will be given 10 points of credit.
The content for this paper will also:
include 4-6 in-text citations from the sources on the related Annotated Bibliography; only 1 source may be quoted; all of the others must be paraphrases.
include a References page, and one that can be cross-referenced to the in-text citations.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need an explanation and ans

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
1. Scan The Nation’s Report Card at http://www.nationsreportcard.gov/
2. In your role as a school leader or human resources personnel, identify and summarize important findings from the report.
3. Explain how these findings would shape your recruitment of teachers for your school.
Your paper should be 5 pages in length and cite, at a minimum, The Nation’s Report Card.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need an explanation and ans

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
I need each question explained in 500 words.
1.Read Locke’s “The New Negro” and apply two of his characteristics of the Harlem Renaissance to one work from the other readings by Hughes, McKay, or Hurston. In what ways does the selection you chose convey the ideas in Locke’s definition? 2. Pick one of the three questions:
a. How does Dos Passos use technique in “The Body of an American” to convey the upheavals of war?
b. What is Faulkner saying about the division between rich and poor in “Barn Burning”?
c. What is Steinbeck saying about American expansionism in “The Leader of the People”?
3. Rank the poets you read for this lesson from least to most confessional. In other words, which of them seems most absorbed with personal feelings, experiences, etc., and which seem less so—and why? (Don’t simply make a list—you must rank them with a justification) *Contemporary Poetry:
Ginsberg, Howl (E487-95), “A Supermarket in California” (E495)
Plath, “Daddy” (E626); “Lady Lazarus” (E622-25)
Bishop, “The Fish” (E56-58), “The Moose” (E68-72)
Lowell, “Skunk Hour” (E301), “For the Union Dead” (E303-305)
Make sure you include an opening thesis that defines confessional poetry 🙂
4. Choose one of these stories and analyze what it says about America at mid-century. What are the pros and the cons in terms of middle-class affluence, ethnicity, and/or religion?
*Fiction in the Fifties:
Bellow, “Augie March” (E207-18)
O’Connor “Good Country People” (E435-49)
Cheever, “The Swimmer” (E140-48)
5. Choose one of these stories and analyze what the controlling metaphor (entropy, the cat, etc.) says about the author’s vision of postmodern America.
*The 60s:
Pynchon, “Entropy” (E730-42)
Le Guin, “Schrodinger’s Cat” (E588-93)
Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five (E344-55) 6.Minimalism & Postcolonialism
Carver, “Cathedral” (E743-54)
Reed, “Neo-HooDoo Manifesto” (E762-64)
Lahiri, “Sexy” (E1192-1207)
6. Choose of these stories and discuss the thematic importance of storytelling as it relates to either minimalism or postcolonialism. How does storytelling convey the desire for contact that these texts dramatize?
*Minimalism & Postcolonialism
Carver, “Cathedral” (E743-54)
Reed, “Neo-HooDoo Manifesto” (E762-64)
Lahiri, “Sexy” (E1192-1207)

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing project and need support to help me learn.
Choose 2 countries within each of the 4 income classifications (high,
low middle, high middle, low) for analyses, Include the United States
as an additional high-income country. Thus, you will have 9 countries
total.
A list of recently classified countries may be found here:
https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups (Links to an external site.) [Scroll down ~ ½ of page for lists]
Go to the worldbank indicator page: https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.DYN.IMRT.IN (Links to an external site.)
and explore (click on specific countries and the appropriate indicator)
both the birth and mortality rates for the most recent year’s data
(typically 2020).
Summarize your findings, including reporting the differences between the income groups and within the income groups

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing case study and need an explanation and a

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing case study and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Overview: The Kidney Foundation of Ohio (KFNO) stated in their current grant that they would write and distribute several magazine/newspaper style articles to stakeholders. The goals of distributing such regular articles to stakeholders are for KFNO to increase stake holders’ knowledge and awareness of KFNO and to establish the foundation as a source of reliable and valid information regarding kidney disease. These articles are essentially a mini-review of current statistics and published literature written in an appealing, interesting, and relevant way.
Target Audience: The primary target audience for these papers will be the stakeholders of KFNO – mostly renal professionals working in dialysis centers, public health departments, and other agencies and organizations that may serve patient afflicted with kidney disease. These papers are not being written for patients and their families. The target audience is a professional target audience, not the lay public.
The Topics: The four topics that will be addressed first are:
Kidney Disease: The Silent Killer
Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Kidney Disease
Patient Adherence: The “X” Factor in Kidney Disease Outcomes
The Impact of Dietary Behavior on Chronic Kidney Disease
Authors: With coaching and supervising from our two graduate students and our faculty, each undergraduate student on the current KFNO team will be required to write one of these articles and bring it to the point where it can be distributed by email and postal mail. Articles shall be selected by students on a first-come, first-serve basis. The writing quality must be perfect since the article represents KNFO.
Specifications: The papers should meet the following specifications:
Remember your target audience – renal professionals with some degree of clinical training. Aim for a high school graduate reading level.
Please type in Times New Roman, 12’ font
Single spaced
Once inch margins all the way around
Pages numbered sequentially in the top right-hand corner (but not on page one)
Topic of paper as a header on all pages (expect page one)
No more than 1000 words (not including references)
Use correct APA Version 7.0 format for all citations and references
Citations/references should be no older than three years old (2017), unless the article is some type of seminal article that is part of telling the history of something.
Use End Note to keep track of references

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need guidance to help me le

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing question and need guidance to help me learn.
Please see attached file for one chapter to start with.
The instructions are to read the chapter in its entirety, summarizing the chapter, based off of each section, outlining the main points of each section. Below is an example of a section summary, from part of an older chapter.
(This is to give you an idea of what is expected. See below snip:)
[“Although human knowledge is mostly incomplete or ambiguous to a point, faulty and wrong, people still manage to get through everyday life, because we have this ability to combine the knowledge in our heads with the knowledge in the surrounding world. This ability is irrespective of the mismatch or discrepancy between precise human behavior and their imprecise knowledge, given that not every knowledge contributing to a given behavior, has to be in the head. Therefore, if the knowledge is distributed in the head, in the world, and partly in the constraints of the world, then a person will act in a particular way, aside from his or her imprecise knowledge e.g., how a nonreader can hide their inability, even in situations where tasks require reading skills.
Generally, this knowledge is distributed in three important avenues:
– Knowledge in the head (Our short-term and long-term memory)
– knowledge in the world
– Constraints of the world (both cultural and natural) etc. “]

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need an explanat

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For this section of your research proposal assignment, you will focus on the sampling, reliability, and validity of your research proposal. This section will include information on sampling, reliability, and validity.
The following components should be addressed in your paper this week:
Information on your sample
Sampling basic information (age, gender, criteria, etc.)
Sample size
Explain why your sample is appropriate for your study
Reliability
Explain how your data collection process is consistent and reliable
Explain why your measurement tool is reliable
Validity
Explain how you will ensure you have a valid sample
Explain how you tested the validity of your measurement tool
APA formatting, references, and citations are required.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing project and need a sample draft to help

Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing project and need a sample draft to help me learn.
Project #2: Employment Writing (Links to an external site.)
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDevelopmentDo the resume and cover letter show adequate development? Is it clear that an argument is being made for a specific job at a specific company? Have key terms and phrases been used?
4 to >3.6 ptsExcellent
3.6 to >3.0 ptsSatisfactory
3 to >0 ptsNeeds Work
4 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDocument DesignAre both documents designed for easy navigation and reading? Are white space, lists, and other design elements used skillfully? Have templates been avoided?
4 to >3.6 ptsExcellent
3.6 to >3.0 ptsSatisfactory
3 to >0 ptsNeeds Work
4 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePersuasionAre the documents (and author) sensitive to rhetorical concerns (audience, purpose and context)? Are they persuasive?
4 to >3.6 ptsExcellent
3.6 to >3.0 ptsSatisfactory
3 to >0 ptsNeeds Improvement
4 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePurpose and FormattingDo the resume and employment cover letter epitomize the purpose and formatting conventions of the genres? Is each document limited to one page?
4 to >3.6 ptsFull Marks
3.6 to >3.0 ptsSatisfactory
3 to >0 ptsNeeds Improvement
4 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammarAre the resume and cover letter free of all typos, and are they correct grammatically?
3 to >2.7 ptsExcellent
2.7 to >2.25 ptsSatisfactory
2.25 to >0 ptsNeeds Improvement
3 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeJob PostingHas the job posting been submitted?
1 ptsSubmitted
0 ptsNot submitted
1 pts
Total Points: 20