26 August 2015

The boy in the striped pajamas
Collegiate Summer Reading List Page 1
Collegiate School of Memphis
2014 Summer Reading List – 8th Grade
Students are to read the books listed below over the summer break. Students are expected
to annotate each book and write a book report for both the required books.
Parents:
? It is recommended that you purchase the books for your student so that they may
annotate as well as add to their personal repertoire of novels.
? We have given The Booksellers at Laurelwood our reading list in order to have
copies available for purchase.
? WARNING: Any of the following young adult literature may contain mature reading
material.
Required Reading:
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Guaranteed to spark discussion and debate—this is a tale of two young boys experiencing the
Holocaust from different perspectives and getting caught up in terrible events entirely beyond
their control.
Gifted Hands by Ben Carson
Gifted Hands is the riveting story of one man's secret for success, tested against daunting odds and
driven by an incredible mindset that dares to take risks. This inspiring autobiography takes you
into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world–and into the
private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others.
Choose one of the following books in addition to the required reading:
Nothing but the Truth, A Documentary Novel by Avi
A ninth-grader's suspension for singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” during homeroom becomes a
national news story. In this remarkable Newbery Honor book, facts, people, actions, and reactions
are presented in stark documentary style. The truth — and nothing but the truth — can be
discovered by only one person: the reader.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don't stand out–under any
circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the
entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of
color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica student body. In a celebration of
nonconformity, Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the fleeting, cruel nature of
popularity–and the thrill and inspiration of first love.
Collegiate Summer Reading List Page 2
Required Summer Reading Book Report
Contents of your report:
Protagonist Paragraph- The protagonist is the lead character or hero of the story. You will write
a paragraph about the protagonist of the story. This can include physical characteristics, age,
interests,
etc…
It
also
must
include at least two character traits, words that describe the
character’s
personality,
for
the
protagonist
and
you
must
say
how
you
know
that
the
protagonist
possesses those traits. You should use embedded quotes to support your traits.
Antagonist Paragraph- The antagonist is the person or force that is against the protagonist. A
force
can
be
anything
from
nature
to
the
character’s
own
emotions.
You
will
write
a
paragraph
about how the antagonist is against the protagonist, explaining why they are the antagonist. It also
must include at least two character traits of the antagonist, if the antagonist is a person, and you
must explain how you know that the antagonist possesses those traits. You should use
embedded quotes to support your traits.
Conflict Paragraph- You should explain in a paragraph or a few paragraphs what the main
conflict or problem is in the story. You must state if the conflict is internal or external (usually
both will be present). If there are multiple conflicts then explain the most important ones.
Setting Paragraph- You should explain in a paragraph the time and place where the story is set.
You should explain how the setting changes if the story takes place in multiple places or times.
Explain why the setting is important to the story, which would include the social and political
climate and how that affects the characters or the plot.
Point of View Paragraph- You should state what point of view the story is told from and how you
know. Say if it is in first person or third person. You will write a paragraph explaining how the
point of view affects the story. Explain why the point of view might be important, including the
characteristics of the narrator that might affect how they tell the story.
Rising Action- You should discuss in a paragraph the three most important events that build the
rising action of the novel. After explaining each event you should tell why that event was
important to the plot. Explain how each event builds suspense or complicates the conflict.
Climax and Resolution Paragraph- The climax is the moment in the story that is the turning
point (it is also usually intense and exciting). You should write a paragraph explaining the climax
of the story, why that is the climax, and then the resolution that follows it.
Theme Paragraph- You should write a paragraph about two themes of the book. The theme is
what the book teaches you about life. You should state in this paragraph how you knew these were
themes. Remember a theme must be universal. You should use quotes that were important in the
book
to
teach
these
themes.
Also,
you
should
make
connections
to
themes
in
other
works
we’ve
read.
Collegiate Summer Reading List Page 3
Guidelines for your report:
Your report should be typed in 12-point regular font (Ariel, Calibri, Times New Roman),
and should be double spaced. You should title your report Book Report: Title of Book and put
your heading in the upper right hand corner of the page like we learned in class. You should use
complete sentences and correct grammar and spelling.
Your paragraphs will be graded considering the rubric rows of word choice and
sentence fluency. Please pay special attention to these.
Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Any work that is not completely your own will result in a
grade of zero and a referral to the honor council.

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26 August 2015

International business

For a term paper, you should choose a current issue or controversy that interests you in the area of international business. You can also write on a specific country and study its approach to international business in general and trade investment in particular. 
This is a library research paper and you must use at least 6 different sources, not including textbooks. At least 3 of these sources must be published journal articles; the others may be organizational websites, government websites, or other reputable Internet sources
Write transition sentences between sections so that the reader knows where you are going and why. Note that this is a research paper. Avoid all first person pronouns and personal opinion.

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26 August 2015

Tupac ShakurPaper instructions:
biographical information.
knowledge of art movements at the time the artist lived.
influences of the country and culture of the artist.
logic reasoning, skill in organization, skill in clarifying and defining key terms, skill in summarizing, quality sources.

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26 August 2015

There are a variety of important components that an action plan should include. An action plan should include a SWOT analysis at the beginning in order, to determine where the organization is going or what needs changed/maintained (Friel, 2009)

Part 1

There are a variety of important components that an action plan should include. An action plan should include a SWOT analysis at the beginning in order, to determine where the organization is going or what needs changed/maintained (Friel, 2009). In addition, the mission, values, and vision should be included and the implementation process (Friel, 2009). Some additional components that an action plan should include are: the objective, what action and time period is required to achieve the objectives set, who is the responsible individual for the actions, a list of the resources required, and how results are measured (Ginter, Duncan, & Swayne, 2013, p. 386). 

It does not matter the size of the organization or whether the action plan is for the entire organization, a function, or a division all of these components are required (Ginter, Duncan, & Swayne, 2013, p. 386). The most important component in an action plan would be the objectives that need to be achieved. It is important for employees and stakeholders to know what the organization is trying to accomplish from the action plan. Therefore, action plans should contain clear objectives that, will achieve the organization's strategies once achieved (Ginter, Duncan, & Swayne, 2013, p. 406). I believe all of the components are important for an action plan. However, the one that I think is the least important would be stating the implementation process. Although, I still think it is important for members to realize how the action plan will be implemented but from the components I listed I think that would be the least important. It is important to continue to manage the action plan over time because, changes happen frequently and it is important to stay current. A business can suffer a competitive advantage if they do not monitor and make changes from time to time.

Part 2

Strategic planning is paramount in realizing objectives. While at it, it should be clearly guided to achieve the desired outcome. An effective action plan has concrete steps that are plainly outlined. Action planning guides our day-to-day working. Similarly, a detailed toolkit of an action plan is of relevance as it stipulates what should be done, how and when. In analyzing important components of an action plan, it is undoubtedly clear that it is a collective and goal oriented approach towards work.

Foremost, specific tasks and goals as outlined in the action plan direct efforts towards a certain end. Thus, action planning must first before anything else state the tasks to be performed which are in line with objectives. Task or a duty allocated to each person is specific in that they are aware what is required of them. This is important as it avoids disguised employment which is a loss of resources and reduces time in performance, as well it makes it easier for supervision, and thus efficiency is upheld. Another key element is Time. Time is of essence in budgeting an action plan. In strategic planning, actions are time bound for achievement of a goal. Also in self-management programs results are time conscious.

Consequently, resources are vital for implementation of any action plan. Resource allocation is a sensitive element that requires thoroughness and accountability of every task. Action planning is aimed at proper utilization of resources as they are scarce. Resources can be of different forms but must be available for a particular plan. all this together bring about a solid action plan.

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26 August 2015

Identify, explain and use at least two different research methods(describe and explain what primary, secondary, quantitative, and procedures such as sampling and ethics are; what purpose do they serve

1.1 identify, explain and use at least two different research methods(describe and explain what primary, secondary, quantitative, and procedures such as sampling and ethics are; what purpose do they serve

1.2 evaluate the appropriate use of different methods for a variety of purposes (explain when it is valid to use primary, secondary, qualitative, quantitative; why you should use a combination for triangulation; discuss reliability & validity

1.3 evaluate the relative importance of specific practical and theoretical factors in research design/methods used. could include consideration of logistics in planning, e.g. random sampling produces weak results with small numbers of participants)

4.1 evaluate the strengths and limitations of design and procedures (demonstrate you are cognizant of, and have adjusted (justified) for the advantages/ disadvantages of different secondary sources and primary sources; bias,outdated material, statistical manipulation, hawthorn effect/social desirability effect in primary interviews and questionnaires.)

4.2 suggest improvements to research design and procedures (adjustment to address the disadvantages in secondary & primary resources) also in evaluation chapter and PRI 8.1)

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