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Begin with a question regarding an historical event.

Attempt to provide an answer to that question based on your research.

Let your sources (the evidence) guide you; you may be surprised with what you find.

Finding Direction: Example

Question: ‘What gender did people living in the Ottoman Empire consider eunuchs?’

Find at least 4 scholarly sources about eunuchs in the Ottoman Empire and read, looking for an answer to the above question.

If there is not enough evidence to make an argument, change topics – read, read, read, read!

Research: Looking for Sources

Databases (catalog/ articles)

Interlibrary loan

Research: Types of Sources

Primary Source

Firsthand account/ produced during the timeframe of your historical topic:

Martin Luther’s 95 Theses (1522)

Secondary Source

Scholarly work on an historical topic:

Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith by Robert Kolb, Oxford University Press, 2009.

Research: Quality of Sources

(Is it Scholarly?)

Is it published by a university?

Some academic presses (e.g., Routledge, Blackwell, Peter Lang, etc.) are not associated with universities.

Is the source produced by someone in the field?

Are citations clear and abundant?

Be suspicious of works on the web not affiliated with a university or an academic press.

When in doubt, ask the instructor.

Research: Reading Sources

As you read your sources, take notes (compiling evidence) regarding your question.

Note the subject matter

How it relates to your question

Name of author and page # to cite

Writing: An Outline = Success

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You should never get to a paragraph and not know what to write!

Intro: topic sentence/ thesis

Body: topic sentence (…..citations)

Body: topic sentence (…..citations)

Body: topic sentence (…..citations)

Body: topic sentence (…..citations)

Conclusion: topic sentence

The more you read/take notes, the more you can fill this outline in with details.

Writing: Outline Example

Intro: topic sentence/ thesis

Throughout the seventeenth century, Ottoman society viewed eunuchs as a third gender.

Body: topic sentence (…..citations)

Because they were not viewed as a masculine threat, Ottoman rulers tasked eunuchs with guarding their harems. (Hertz 23, 45, 64)

Body: topic sentence (…..citations)

Eunuchs also held important positions in the military and government, typically masculine positions. (Bell 123-5, 188-9)

Body: topic sentence (…..citations)

Sources show that powerful eunuchs were often derided for having neither male nor female working anatomy. (Harridan 2-4, 16, 111)

Conclusion: topic sentence

In conclusion, the evidence shows that eunuchs were neither viewed as masculine threats to imperial power nor as incapable of holding traditional male occupations, making them a third gender in the Ottoman world.

Writing: Structure

Introduction (who, what, when, where/ thesis)

Every passing paper must have a clear thesis

Body Paragraphs (evidence/ citations)

Conclusion (answering the ‘so what’ question)

Topic Sentences (first sentence of each paragraph)

Writing: Structural Errors

Underdeveloped ideas

Tiny paragraphs (less than 5 sentences)

Failure to define key ideas

Lack of clarity: explain exactly what you mean as if the audience had no knowledge of subject.

Extraneous material (unrelated material or a rambling narrative)

Sentences that are too long (help the reader, break these down for clarity)

Writing Errors: Passive Voice

In an active sentence, the subject is doing the action.

Giraffes roam the savannah. (active )

The savannah is roamed by giraffes. (passive/wrong)

Sue changed the tire. (active)

The tire was changed by Sue. (passive/wrong)

The tickets were sold. (passive)  who sold it?

The house was built. (passive) who built it?

Writing Errors: Verb Tense & First Person

The events we discuss happened in the past and the people we examine have long since died.

‘Columbus sails to the New World.’ (no)

‘Columbus sailed to the New World.’ (yes)

Avoid first person: ‘I, we, me, and us’

MLA Citations: In-text

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Cultural historians describe human beings as “symbol-using animals” (Burke 3).

Magellan often cited ‘faith and God’s providential hand” as his inspiration for exploration (Vogel 76).

Tigers, argues zoologist Hans Shrouder, are among the “fiercest hunters in the jungle” (Smith 212).

MLA Citations: Works Cited

Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action: Essays on Life, Literature, and Method. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966.

Spencer, Alexander. “Using Immigration Policies as a Tool in the War on Terror.” Crossroads 7.1 (2007): 17-53. Web. 4 Aug. 2009.

Research Paper Requirements

5 pages – at the very least, not counting works cited page

4 scholarly sources

Copious in-text citations

Works-cited page

12 pt font Times New Roman

Standard 1 inch margins

Only student name and title on 1st page

Only electronic submission via D2L drop box – plagiarism software

Briefly explain mortgage securitization and how it contributed to the global economic crisis.

Assume that you recently graduated with a degree in finance and have
just reported to work as an investment advisor at the brokerage firm of
Balik and Kiefer Inc. One of the firm’s clients is Michelle Dellatorre,
a professional tennis player who has just come to the United States
from Chile. Dellatorre is a highly ranked tennis player who would like
to start a company to produce and market apparel that she designs. She
also expects to invest substantial amounts of money through Balik and
Kiefer. Dellatorre is also very bright, and, therefore, she would like
to understand, in general terms, what will happen to her money. Your
boss has developed the following set of questions which you must ask and
answer to explain the U.S. financial system to Dellatorre.
a.Why is corporate finance important to all managers?
Describe the organizational forms a company might have as it evolves
from a start-up to a major corporation. List the advantages and
disadvantages of each form.
c. How do corporations go public and continue to grow?
d.What should be the primary objective of managers?
e.What three aspects of cash flows affect the value of any investment?
f. What are free cash flows
g. What is the weighted average cost of capital?
p. Briefly explain mortgage securitization and how it contributed to the global economic crisis.

Assignment 6.2: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence

Assignment 6.2: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence

This assignment supports the following lesson objectives:

  • 6.2 Demonstrate knowledge of efficient organizational methods and good form in speech writing

Assignment Overview
This web research assignment explores the use of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence, one of the most common organizational patterns used in sales presentations. By examining a short presentation designed to persuade an audience to buy a product, you will learn more about the persuasive power of the Motivated Sequence pattern. This will not only prepare you to use this organizational pattern, it will make you a more informed consumer.


  • A document (12-point font) written in a word processor, such as MS Word

Assignment Details
In this activity, you will watch a short sales presentation for an “As Seen on TV” product. You will match sections of the presentation to the five steps used in the Motivated Sequence pattern for organizing a speech.

Perform the following tasks:

Step 1: Review the information presented in the lesson that discusses the Motivated Sequence pattern for organizing a speech.

Step 2: Copy and paste the table below into a word processing document.

Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Pattern

StepPresentation Content for StepAttention Need Satisfaction Visualization Action
Step 3: Select a short infomercial presentation to watch.
Navigate to the website (Links to an external site.)
Select one of the top selling products featured on the home page and click it to navigate to the main page for the product.
Toward the top of the page, a small window featuring a condensed version of the video commercial presentation is presented. Click the Play button to start the presentation.Step 4: Watch the presentation video.
Watch the short video all the way through once. Then review the five steps of Monroe’s Motivated Sequence pattern.

Step 5: Categorize the information presented in the infomercial into the corresponding steps in Monroe’s Motivated Sequence pattern.
Watch the video a second time, pausing as necessary to fill in the cells in the Presentation Content for Step column in the Motivated Sequence Pattern table in your word processing document. Watch, pause, and rewind as needed to fill in as many examples of statements and information in the table as possible.

Step 6: Below the table, answer the following questions.
What function does the need step serve in the presentation? Why is it included?
What was going through your mind when the content that represented the visualization step was being presented? Did this affect your opinion of the product?
Which step of the Motivated Sequence pattern contained content that you found to be the most interesting?
Why do you think the information presented in this step was the most interesting?
Did the presentation convince you of the value of the product? Why or why not?
How can understanding the Motivated Sequence pattern help you when delivering a persuasive speech? How can it help you as a consumer?Step 7: Save and submit your document.
When you have completed the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place and submit a copy to your instructor using the drop box.

Does the groin/testicle pain radiate someplace else?

Patient present to the clinic complaining of left groin and left testicle pain that started 6 hrs ago, There is also swelling. Explain how important is for the nurse practitioner to ask the patient the following 2 questions:

1-Any change in your groin/testicle pain since it begins?

2- Does the groin/testicle pain radiate someplace else?Where?

Provide references.

Analyze behavior change theories and their impact on talent management processes.

From the Goldsmith & Carter textbook, select either the Avon Products (Chapter 1) or GE Money Americas (Chapter 6) case study for this assignment.
Write a five (5)page paper in which you:
Provide a brief description of the status of the company that led to its determination that a change was necessary.
Identify the model for change theory typified in the case study of your choice. Discuss what led you to identify the model that you did.
Illustrate the types of evaluation information that were collected and how they are used to benefit the company.
Speculate about success of the changes within the next five (5) years and how adjustments could be made if the results become less than ideal.
Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
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 and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Explore how to identify and develop high-potential talent.
Analyze behavior change theories and their impact on talent management processes.
Determine the effects of leadership in the management of talent pools and the talent review process.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in talent management.
Write clearly and concisely about talent management using proper writing mechanics.

Statement of cash flows; indirect method; limited information

P 21-14 Statement of cash flows; indirect method; limited information
The comparative balance sheets for 2011 and 2010 are given below for Surmise Company. Net income for 2011 was $50 million.
Surmise Company
Comparative Balance sheets
December 31, 2011 and 2010
($In millions)
2011 2010
Cash $45 $40
Accounts receivable 92 96
Less: Allowance for uncollectible accounts (12) (4)
Prepaid expense 8 5
Inventory 145 130
Long-term investment 80 40
Land 100 100
Buildings and equipment 411 300
Less: Accumulated depreciation (142) (120)
Patent 16 17
$743 $604
Account payable $17 $32
Accrued liabilities (2) 10
Notes payable 35 0
Lease liability 111 0
Bonds payable 65 125
Shareholder’s equity
Common Stock 60 50
Paid-in capital-excess of par 245 205
Retained earnings 212 182
$743 $604
the statement of cash flows of Surmise Company for the year ended
December 31, 2011. Use the indirect method to present cash flows from
operating activities because you do not have sufficient information to
use the direct method. You will need to make reasonable assumptions
concerning the reasons for change in some account balances. A
spreadsheet or T-account analysis will be helpful.

rewrite and compose a contemporary version of the Everyman story

While theatre (almost) came to a stand still during Medieval Times, religious vernacular drama, about biblical figures or events, survived – partly because much of this religious drama was being produced theatrically within the confines of the church.? Out of this drama, came morality plays.? This type of drama, often considered ??ess??religious and ??ore??humanistic (from a socially and cultural point of view, because it taught moral lessons to society), has had a significant and lasting impact on theatre and culture in the western world.
Everyman?remains the most popular example of a morality play.? After reading the play and doing some additional research on its themes, storyline and characters, your skills of creative writing will now be employed.? This assignment requires you to:
rewrite and compose a contemporary version of the?Everyman?story/morality play in one of the following forms – a children’s story book, a fairy tale, or a modern short story
This new interpretation could include (but not be limited by) contemporary images and/or moral concerns; personification and interaction of vices and/or virtues; and themes or lessons for a modern day “Everyperson”.
This assignment should?be typed and proofread (4-5 pages in length).??The final choice of how this assignment will be presented (i.e. a fairy tale, short story) is strictly up to you.? Think originality and creativity – images, graphics, Powerpoint/Prezi presentations, video links, etc. are always encouraged to help tell your story.??Some additional research may be needed (remember to document your sources in a bibliography).? Early submissions are always accepted.? Please be aware of spelling, punctuation, grammar, capitalization, etc. ?This assignment will be graded according to the Written Assignment 1 Rubric.
The Everyman link provided (sometimes) does not open on all computers.? If that is the case for you, use this alternative translation.

English Population in the 19th century

Go online and find population data for England in the 19th century.

Reflect on what worried England in the 18th century and the question of how many Englishman that there were, and your online findings. Record your observations with taking into consideration the thoughts of Parson Malthus and David Ricardo.

Consider whether you are a Malthusian pessimist or Jeffersonian optimist. Why?

What happened to the English Population in the 19th century?

Must be apa format, Arial- 14-point Font 40 words minimum with 2 references.

functional health patterns theory

1-Gordon’s 11 functional health patterns theory appears to be the most helpful and effective in evaluating families. This theory focuses on 11 health patterns in the family and is used to find out risk factors based on the answers within the current developmental stages of the family and its members.  It utilizes the technique of establishing patterns from the provided information and focuses on reducing risk based on the patterns.  “The presence of risk factors predicts potential dysfunction. Developmental risk and risk arising from dysfunctional health patterns increase whole family risk.” (Edelman & Mandle, 2010)
I find this theory to be the most helpful as it focuses on the whole family with attention to the developmental stage each family member is currently in.  With focus on risk that may affect one member of the family it works to improve the family as a whole based on the fact that one family member can affect the whole family based on their actions.
2-Dr. Murray Bowen introduced The Family Systems Theory that suggests that individuals can not be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family.  Furthermore, families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understand in isolation from the system.
Bowen states that a family is made of members that play a role and rules to respect. Although, maintaining the same pattern of behaviors within a family may lead to balance in a family, but it could led to dysfunction. For example, if a mother experiences depression and can not get it together, the husband may need to take up more responsibilities. This change could create stability or led the family to a different equilibrium.

propose a new operational, decision support, or enterprise information system to replace the current information system in a company. The executives have allocated $5 million to fund the most promising idea.

You’ve just left an all-hands meeting at your company*. The CEO was very upset at the rise of shadow IT projects – a major indicator that the company’s internal information system has failed to meet its needs.
Because the current information system is inadequate, inefficient, and outdated, the CEO is inviting everyone in the organization to propose a new operational, decision support, or enterprise information system to replace it. The executives have allocated $5 million to fund the most promising idea.
This is your chance to make a difference in the company (not to mention your own career). Write your proposal as a memo that the entire C-suite will review. Include at least these points, in your own words, to be persuasive:
1. Identify the main functions of your proposed information system and why they are important to the business.
2. Describe what types of data your information system will hold and how data quality will be ensured.
3. Explain how the old information system handles the functions you mentioned, the problems that occur, and why your information system will handle things better.
4. Offer evidence of feasibility: Show that similar information systems have been built successfully and that they save more money than they cost.
The executives are busy, so keep your memo to 3 pages and avoid any extraneous content.
*You may use a current or former employer, but do not disclose anything confidential. Or, you can pick another organization if you are familiar with their internal (not customer-facing) information systems. You can disguise the organization and populate it with famous names. Made-up companies are problematic because of the amount of detail and realism they require.