26 August 2015

Should the federal government legalize the use of marijuana

Should the federal government legalize the use of marijuana?

Project description
1. What research problem or question do you intend to address?
Should the federal government legalize the use of marijuana?
People in business and government write formal reports for many different purposes: proposing, problem solving, recommending, informing, explaining, describing, selling, analyzing, defending, protecting, reviewing. For this class, write a 12-15 page (longer is OK), double-spaced, persuasive report for decision and implementation. That is, show that a problem exists and propose a solution to the problem, oppose someone else’s proposal, suggest a change in policy, or support a position on a debatable issue. Assume the audience to be a decision maker who is your immediate supervisor or one level higher. The workplace can be a fictional one, not your actual employer. Choose a topic that requires research: printed books and articles or articles from databases and websites, or possibly in-house documents (consult with me if you plan to use in-house documents). When counting 12-15 pages, don’t count the prefatory material (memo/letter of transmittal, table of contents, list of illustrations, executive summary) nor the bibliography, nor any appendixes.
The assignment gives you practice in gathering information, taking notes, planning and focusing a large report for an intended audience, writing and revising, and documenting sources.



Your report should contain the following parts (chapter 11, p. 295):

Memo or letter of transmittal (one page; can be single-spaced or double-spaced)

Title page

Table of contents

Executive Summary (one page; can be single-spaced or double-spaced)

Recommendations

Body (with separate introduction and discussion)

Bibliography in APA style

Addenda (appendixes if appropriate)

Minimum Requirements

1. Use at least five published or Internet sources. Or get my approval for unique reports not based primarily on published sources.

2. Quote sparingly; paraphrase and summarize frequently.

3. Do not plagiarize–Cite in-text sources precisely and do not half-copy.

4. Complete the Audience Profile (below) and include it with your finished report.

In addition, on a separate page, complete the Audience Profile (below).

AUDIENCE PROFILE
INSTRUCTIONS: For the imagined audience of your researched persuasive report, write full explanations/commentary for each item. In addition to supplying the information for each item, consider the implications of your perceptions of your readers. Include as part of your commentary how you plan to use your perceptions of your readers in planning and writing the report. Your textbook authors continually remind you of the need to tailor the content and tone of a document to the intended audience; two such discussions of audience are on pages 58-60 and page 278.

Turn in this completed form as part of Writing Assignment 4.

Your audience profile will be graded according to how thoroughly you respond to the items.

I. AUDIENCE IDENTITY AND NEEDS

Primary Reader(s) (name, title)

Secondary Reader(s) (name, title)

Relationship (client, employee, other)

Intended use/result of document

Barriers to understanding or acceptance?

Readers’ prior knowledge of topic (know/do not know background; experts, novices, other)

Additional information needed

Possible questions/objections reader(s) will have

Audience’s attitude toward topic (indifferent, skeptical, other)

Audience’s probable objections (cost, time, other)

Audience’s probable attitude toward this writer (intimidated, hostile, receptive, other)

Organizational climate (receptive, repressive, creative, other)

Persons most affected by this document

Audience temperament (cautious, impatient, other)

Probable reaction to the document (resistance, approval, anger, other)

Risk of alienating anyone

II. AUDIENCE EXPECTATIONS ABOUT THE DOCUMENT

Reason document originated (audience request, legal requirement, other)

Acceptable length, amount of detail (comprehensive, concise, other)

Why this material is important to this audience (interpretations, costs, conclusions, other)

Most useful organization pattern (problem-solution, proposal, other)

Appropriate tone (businesslike, apologetic, enthusiastic, other)

Intended effect on this audience (win support, change behavior, other)
Source: Modified from John Lannon (1996), Technical Writing, 7th ed. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley.

________________________________________

GRADING CRITERIA: RESEARCH-BASED PERSUASIVE REPORT

CONTENT

1. Meets minimum requirements (see assignment instructions)

2. Shows skillful application of persuasive strategies

Audience is appealed to appropriately

Argument is developed well; relevant evidence supports your claims

Image of credibility is established

Objections are anticipated and responded to

ORGANIZATION AND COHERENCE

3. Each component contains required (see instructions) and appropriate material; executive summary (one page) is a mini-version of the entire report

4. Purpose of each section is clear and supported well

5. Organization is clear

Follows problem-solution, proposal, or recommendation-support pattern, etc.

Separate ideas in separate paragraphs

Not organized serially by source

Contains useful headings

6. There are helpful transitions between and within paragraphs

PARAGRAPHS

7. Each paragraph has a clear topic sentence stating the main point and focusing the material

8. Each paragraph fully supports its topic sentence with very specific material appropriate for your purpose and audience: details, examples, reasons and explanations, evidence

SENTENCE STRUCTURE
9. Sentences are well-written: emphatic, condensed, varied in structure, fluent

STYLE

10. Words are specific, precise, concrete, accurate; voice is consistent and appropriate for audience

GRAPHICS

11. Graphics are designed well; data are relevant to recommendations

SOURCES

12. Sources are handled well:

sources are precisely cited in APA style in the paragraphs of the report

good selection of reliable material to support research issue

few direct quotes, accurate paraphrasing and summarizing, no plagiarizing

correct in-text citation in APA style, according to Writer’s Help

correct bibliography format in APA style, according to Writer’s Help

GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, SPELLING, AND FORMAT

13. There are no errors

AUDIENCE PROFILE

14. Your audience profile will be graded according to how thoroughly you respond to the topics and how well your report reflects the audience analysis
Address the following questions:
1.  What research problem or question do you intend to address?
Should the federal government legalize the use of marijuana?
An interesting topic. To make it fit the instructions for Assignment 4, you need to turn it into a recommendation for a decision maker in your organization (which can be fictitious). What some other students are doing with topics that are not directly workplace-related is to imagine a scenario where they are staff members of a legislator or lobbyist, writing a position paper supporting a proposed law or policy.  Your topic will be OK if you do that.
Assignment 4, Research-Based Persuasive Report
WRITING ASSIGNMENT 4:  RESEARCH-BASED PERSUASIVE REPORT
People in business and government write formal reports for many different purposes: proposing, problem solving, recommending, informing, explaining, describing, selling, analyzing, defending, protecting, reviewing. For this class, write a 12-15 page (longer is OK), double-spaced, persuasive report for decision and implementation. That is, show that a problem exists and propose a solution to the problem, oppose someone else’s proposal, suggest a change in policy, or support a position on a debatable issue. Assume the audience to be a decision maker who is your immediate supervisor or one level higher. The workplace can be a fictional one, not your actual employer. Choose a topic that requires research: printed books and articles or articles from databases and websites, or possibly in-house documents (consult with me if you plan to use in-house documents). When counting 12-15 pages, don’t count the prefatory material (memo/letter of transmittal, table of contents, list of illustrations, executive summary) nor the bibliography, nor any appendixes.
The assignment gives you practice in gathering information, taking notes, planning and focusing a large report for an intended audience, writing and revising, and documenting sources.
Your report should contain the following parts (chapter 11, p. 295):
Memo or letter of transmittal (one page; can be single-spaced or double-spaced)
Title page
Table of contents
Executive Summary (one page; can be single-spaced or double-spaced)
Recommendations
Body (with separate introduction and discussion)
Bibliography in APA style
Addenda (appendixes if appropriate)
Minimum Requirements
1.    Use at least five published or Internet sources. Or get my approval for unique reports not based primarily on published sources.
2.    Quote sparingly; paraphrase and summarize frequently.
3.    Do not plagiarize–Cite in-text sources precisely and do not half-copy.
4.    Complete the Audience Profile (below) and include it with your finished report.
In addition, on a separate page, complete the Audience Profile (below).
AUDIENCE PROFILE
INSTRUCTIONS: For the imagined audience of your researched persuasive report, write full explanations/commentary for each item. In addition to supplying the information for each item, consider the implications of your perceptions of your readers. Include as part of your commentary how you plan to use your perceptions of your readers in planning and writing the report. Your textbook authors continually remind you of the need to tailor the content and tone of a document to the intended audience; two such discussions of audience are on pages 58-60 and page 278.
Turn in this completed form as part of Writing Assignment 4.
Your audience profile will be graded according to how thoroughly you respond to the items.
I. AUDIENCE IDENTITY AND NEEDS
Primary Reader(s) (name, title)
Secondary Reader(s) (name, title)
Relationship (client, employee, other)
Intended use/result of document
Barriers to understanding or acceptance?
Readers’ prior knowledge of topic (know/do not know background; experts, novices, other)
Additional information needed
Possible questions/objections reader(s) will have
Audience’s attitude toward topic (indifferent, skeptical, other)
Audience’s probable objections (cost, time, other)
Audience’s probable attitude toward this writer (intimidated, hostile, receptive, other)
Organizational climate (receptive, repressive, creative, other)
Persons most affected by this document
Audience temperament (cautious, impatient, other)
Probable reaction to the document (resistance, approval, anger, other)
Risk of alienating anyone
II. AUDIENCE EXPECTATIONS ABOUT THE DOCUMENT
Reason document originated (audience request, legal requirement, other)
Acceptable length, amount of detail (comprehensive, concise, other)
Why this material is important to this audience (interpretations, costs, conclusions, other)
Most useful organization pattern (problem-solution, proposal, other)
Appropriate tone (businesslike, apologetic, enthusiastic, other)
Intended effect on this audience (win support, change behavior, other)
Source: Modified from John Lannon (1996), Technical Writing, 7th ed. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley.
________________________________________
GRADING CRITERIA: RESEARCH-BASED PERSUASIVE REPORT
CONTENT
1.  Meets minimum requirements (see assignment instructions)
2.  Shows skillful application of persuasive strategies
Audience is appealed to appropriately
Argument is developed well; relevant evidence supports your claims
Image of credibility is established
Objections are anticipated and responded to
ORGANIZATION AND COHERENCE
3.  Each component contains required (see instructions) and appropriate material; executive summary (one page) is a mini-version of the entire report
4.  Purpose of each section is clear and supported well
5.  Organization is clear
Follows problem-solution, proposal, or recommendation-support pattern, etc.
Separate ideas in separate paragraphs
Not organized serially by source
Contains useful headings
6.  There are helpful transitions between and within paragraphs
PARAGRAPHS
7.  Each paragraph has a clear topic sentence stating the main point and focusing the material
8.  Each paragraph fully supports its topic sentence with very specific material appropriate for your purpose and audience: details, examples, reasons and explanations, evidence
SENTENCE STRUCTURE
9.  Sentences are well-written: emphatic, condensed, varied in structure, fluent
STYLE
10. Words are specific, precise, concrete, accurate; voice is consistent and appropriate for audience
GRAPHICS
11. Graphics are designed well; data are relevant to recommendations
SOURCES
12. Sources are handled well:
sources are precisely cited in APA style in the paragraphs of the report
good selection of reliable material to support research issue
few direct quotes, accurate paraphrasing and summarizing, no plagiarizing
correct in-text citation in APA style, according to Writer’s Help
correct bibliography format in APA style, according to Writer’s Help
GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, SPELLING, AND FORMAT
13. There are no errors
AUDIENCE PROFILE
14. Your audience profile will be graded according to how thoroughly you respond to the topics and how well your report reflects the audience analysis
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26 August 2015

Psychology Case Study

Psychology Case Study

Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy means that we are studying a multi modality approach. The modalities / theories
– Person Centred approach (PCA) – (Founder Carl Rogers)
– Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
– Attachment Theory (AT) (John Bowlby)
Because these three theories are so different in their approach within our course we viewing them through the theoretical lens of The Transtheoretical Model (TTM) (key publication Systems of psychotherapy A transtheoretical analysis – James O. Prochaska and John C. Norcross – these two figures must be referenced within this essay) The key aspect of this theory is the process of change, Levels of change and Stages of change.
HOW SHOULD I STRUCTURE MY CASE STUDY?
The following headings have been presented in order to help you present your case study in a logical manner, and in a manner which will help you to ensure you address the learning outcomes.
Case Study Headings.
Below is a list of headings for the case study (Please use these within the essay)
Case Introduction
History
Assessment
Case Formulation – (Padesky Case formulation).
Structure and Process of Therapy and Assessment of Progress
Summary of Interventions
Summary of theories – PCA, CBT, AT.
Medication/ risk assessment (Create a Risk assessment )
Contract ( Create a contract )
TTM – The Transtheoretical Model.
BASIC ID ( Lazarus )
Complicating Factors
The Role of Clinical Supervision ( Key names – Lahad, Wessler, Scaife)
Summary Conclusions and Lessons Learned
Appendices
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26 August 2015

Visual Arts and Film Studies

Visual Arts and Film Studies

Written Assignment :Practical experience of a creative arts project is an integral part of this module, and will enable students to implement the theories explored in class and in selfmanaged study, up to around . Each student will work on a specific cr
Project description
Each student will work on a specific creative arts project. Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and application of key management theories, skills, and practices required for the realisation of creative ideas, and which will have been explored through the first half of this Module. Students are required to develop a creative arts business or project proposal that addresses either an entirely new or hypothetical project or the possible development of existing creative arts work. A written feasibility study will identify aims and objectives of the proposal, basic financial objectives, appropriate forms of trading, internal and external contractual relationships, and an initial operating plan
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26 August 2015

Life history interview project & reflection paper & chart
Life history interview project & reflection paper & chart
Project description
Instructions for the Life History Interview Project:
1. Download the handout, Life History Interviewing Guide (Smithsonian) or visit http://www.folklife.si.edu/resources/pdf/interviewingguide.pdf and read theguidelines for conducting the life history interview. Use the suggested questions to draft an initial script for your interview.
2. Obtain permission to interview a family member or significant other who has achieved the developmental stage of later adulthood.
3. Determine your approachto data collection and presentation of the findings.
4. Review the instructions for setting up the interview arrangement and consent.
5. Review Chapter 5, and develop at least one question that will help you understand how your subject’s life experiences may be shaped by differences related to age, class, race, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, immigration status, religion, or sexual orientation.
6. Upload theLifespan Development Chart–Be sure to identify and discuss relevant issues, theories, key terms, and concepts related to the life-span approach found in Zastrow, Chapters 14-16.7. Upload the5-7 page Interview/Reflectionpaperto reportthe information identified in your Lifespan Development Chart (refer to #6 above). Be sure to include a section to describe how the interview affected your awareness of human diversity, racism, discrimination, or power relations in society.

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26 August 2015

Is cultural relativism an impediment to the implementation of an effective human rights mechanism in the African continent

Visual Arts and Film Studies

Is cultural relativism an impediment to the implementation of an effective human rights mechanism in the African continent?
Project description
the course name is American and African System of Human Rights. please use new dated articles,court decisions and african commission documents, you can use old dated artciles if they are good for referencing
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