26 August 2015

Strategic Audit Project: Internal ScanIn this portion of the project, you will conduct an internal scan of a healthcare organization. Write a 3 page paper that addresses the following:

Outline the organization structure
Identify the organization stakeholders (Internal and external)
Identify the products or services the organization or department offers to stake holders
Identify the atmosphere surrounding change and forces in the organization driving change

Your paper must follow APA formatting guidelines, and include:

Cover page (with your name, course, section, date submitted, and your professor's name)
Reference page
Introductory paragraph

Note: Your cover and reference pages are not counted in your paper length.

26 August 2015,
 0

Strategic Audit Project: Internal ScanIn this portion of the project, you will conduct an internal scan of a healthcare organization. Write a 3 page […]


26 August 2015

A comparison of different techniques to measure percentage body fatA comparison of different techniques to measure percentage body fat

You are to produce a lab report showing the relationships between different methods that are commonly used to measure percentage body fat. We are interested in how percentage body fat measured using skinfold callipers and air displacement (BodPod) technology correspond with percentage body fat measured by dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). You will be provided spreadsheets of data that was collected from previous body composition practical sessions. The lab report should be around 500 words (± 10%) and submitted by the due date. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your lab report should consist of the following components:

Results:
The demographic and percentage body fat data using each of the three methods should be presented in a table. For each subject, the age, sex, height, mass, body mass index and percentage fat (for skinfolds, DXA and BodPod) should be reported. Next plot a graph (using MS Excel) that includes all subject data with % body fat on the Y-axis (obtained from the DXA scanner) and % body fat on the X-axis (obtained from the BodPod). Include this graph in your report as Figure 1. Generate a second figure only this time you should include % body fat on the X-axis obtained from the skinfold measurements. Include r values and regression equations on all fitted line plots that you generate. You are free to generate additional tables and figures that you feel will be appropriate to address the discussion questions that you have been given.
It is important that you present a clear explanation of what is represented in each figure. A brief statement of the results should be provided in this section to do just that.

Discussion:

It is important to discuss the results in relation to what has previously been found in the scientific literature. When producing the discussion, you should address the following points:
1) Which %body fat measurement method (skin folds or BodPod) was most accurate in comparison to the DXA method (gold standard)? Are these findings consistent with what has been published previously in the scientific literature?
2) Discuss any patterns you noticed in the data. For example, was one method more accurate when high or low scores of %body fat are considered? Did age or sex have an influence on the results? Are these patterns supported or refuted by previous studies in the literature?
3) What limitations are associated with each of the three methods? Under what circumstances would it be preferable to measure %body fat using one method over another?

KEY POINT
Remember to use literature sources when answering these questions.

References:
A lot of marks are awarded for this part of the assignment so you should take great care when using and presenting references. The reference section is not a bibliography. All references cited in the text must be included in the reference section and vice versa. Use the Harvard style of referencing only. I would recommend that you consult the referencing format from a paper published in the Journal of Sports Sciences and stick to it rigorously. Ensure you provide a complete and accurate reference section. It is expected that you include 5-7 references in your report. Credit will be given to those who use original and contemporary research articles.

Assignment Submission:
This assignment must be submitted before 5pm on the due date via the assignment drop box on Blackboard. It will be checked by Turnitin® to for plagiarism. Any evidence of academic misconduct in this way will result in failure!

26 August 2015,
 0

A comparison of different techniques to measure percentage body fatA comparison of different techniques to measure percentage body fat You are to produce a […]


26 August 2015

What are your “roles” in life and how do you overcome them to find “satisfaction” over your fate

Essay Two


The second essay is a continuation of the thoughts in essay #1.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ESSAY 2 ARE ALL YOU NEED, THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ESSAY 1 JJUST HELP YOU OUT!

Shift from your responsibility and attitude towards others to describing your attitude and responsibility to yourself. What are your “roles” in life and how do you overcome them to find “satisfaction” over your fate (bad times, senseless works, betrayal by friends, etc.—the “rocks” in life).

Finally, in light of your answers, above, describe who you are (not a physical description, but a moral one) as a human being.
a. Is who you are satisfying to you? Explain and give examples.
b. Do you see room for improvement? If so, what would you strive for and, if you are already satisfied, how do you see yourself growing in the future as you age?

From the sum of the two essays, what conclusion do you draw?

Remember that this is an essay, so do not post the points as numbered “bullets.” Each of the three questions should transition into the next.


The two essays are a culmination of all that we have studied this semester in PHI 101. I hope they will help you to see the relevance of some of the questions that past philosophers/philosophies have struggled with. In the end, we are all humans, who have learned by our successes and failures, who are touched by others, and who are searching for our place in the world. May the journey be a happy one.




Reminder: The following is the rubric for what is needed.



Assessment Rubric



Main Idea

Identifying a problem, issue or concept (thesis statement in an introductory paragraph).


Supporting evidence

Evaluating the problem, issue or concept and selecting relevant supporting information and/or argument (a minimum of three—preferably more– complete paragraphs).

Conclusion

Logically synthesizing problem, issue or concept with supporting information and/or argument and coming to a relevant conclusion (concluding paragraph relating back to main idea).


Style

Clear expression of ideas with adherence to standard rules of grammar, spelling, and sentence structure in an essay format with appropriate margins. The essay must follow the length requirements and be posted directly into the appropriate area of the class.





HERE IS THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ESSAY #1 IF YOU NEED ANY MORE HELP BUT YOUR LAST PAPER GOT ME 96!!

Essay #1



Write a 3-5 page essay answering each of the three questions below. Use a 12pt. format. This is your original essay; therefore, it should not need any quotes or citations. Since these are your words, use “I” in your essay. However, any theory used from the book should be introduced by giving credit to the philosopher or philosophy (do not go outside of the textbook). For example:



John Stuart Mill says that happiness could be a lower happiness or a higher happiness. He argues that what distinguishes us as human is exercising a higher (quality) form of happiness.



Or: In Buddhism, “Ahimsa”–meaning doing no harm–is central to ethical action.


Work on this essay alone. That is, you are welcome, even encouraged, to talk to others about the content of your essay, but just be sure that you assemble the results and do the writing yourself. When the essay is complete, you should ask for one or more readers to give you critical feedback so that you can consider how an audience responds. Is the essay clear to your readers? Do they understand the points you have made? Consider their response and suggestions. Do you need to make changes? Finally, have you proofread your essay for completion of sentences, grammar, correct use of vocabulary, and smooth transition between paragraphs and subjects? Do you have a clear thesis statement?



An essay usually begins with a thesis statement. This is where you state the question posed by your essay and how you will answer that question. For example:



The goal of life is to be happy while taking others into consideration and harming none.



This statement alerts your reader that the subject of your essay is happiness and that you will argue this point of view by discussing the relationship of happiness to ethics (consideration and do no harm). The essay can then proceed to an explanation of these elements.



If you follow the three points below, the essay should flow from beginning to the end. Your conclusion will come at the end of the second essay. You are free to create your own thesis statement, but your essay must include the following three points and it must be obvious which you are addressing.


26 August 2015,
 0

What are your “roles” in life and how do you overcome them to find “satisfaction” over your fate Essay Two The second essay is […]


26 August 2015

SOCIETY, INTERACTION, AND THE INDIVIDUAL
SOCIETY, INTERACTION, AND THE INDIVIDUAL


HW3: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (100 points):

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is for students to:

1) identify and learn about a subtopic in Sociological Social Psychology that is of interest to them;
2) become familiar with the online library resources; and
3) to develop some information literacy skills.


Students will be developing an Annotated Bibliography Table based on a subtopic in Sociological Social Psychology that is of interest to them. A minimum of 3 peer-reviewed sources and 4 popular and/or open-web sources will need to be used in the bibliography.

The completed assignment will include:

1) Identify subtopic in Sociological Social Psychology that you chose to investigate for this assignment. (e.g. symbolic interactionism, doing gender, socialization over life course, mental illness, prejudice, etc.)
2) List search terms you used in your searches (i.e. dramaturgy, stratification, gender, etc.)
3) A Table with 7 annotated entries
a) Annotated entries in table for a minimum of 3 peer-reviewed articles (see below for what should be included in each entry)
b) Annotated entries in table for a minimum of 4 popular and/or open-web sources 

Each source entry MUST BE in a table format and include the following:

1) Title of the source
2) APA-formatted full reference for the source
3) Evaluation of where the source came from – i.e. peer-reviewed journal, blog, website, etc. 
4) Brief discussion of how the source is relevant to your subtopic of interest and why you chose it.
5) Brief description of the source – research question, findings, key information, etc.
6) Evaluation of strengths of source in addressing your subtopic of interest (note: if it is not helpful at all, it is not a good source and should not be included)
7) Evaluation of weaknesses regarding how helpful the source was in addressing your subtopic of interest. 
8) Comparative analysis – compare/contrast how this source addresses your subtopic of interest in comparison to another source (note: no source should be used in this section more than twice).
9) Briefly analyze the source using a concept from class readings/ materials.

This could be based on type of methodology used, size of sample, hypothesis, findings, how variables are measured, etc.  If you analyze Source 1 in comparison to Source 2, then your Source 2 analysis should be compared to a source other than Source 1.  Keep in mind all analysis should relate back to your research question.

Table Format that must be used you can have two or three columns on one page and then continue with another 2-3 columns on another page):









































26 August 2015,
 0

SOCIETY, INTERACTION, AND THE INDIVIDUAL SOCIETY, INTERACTION, AND THE INDIVIDUAL HW3: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY (100 points): Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is for students […]


26 August 2015

What is an intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell
Spring 2014 – BIOL3324 Writing Assignment
Instructions
he prompt: ipRGCs. What is an intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell? Describe the ipRGC, its similarities and differences to other retinal cells, its functional role in light detection, and the purpose of the ipRGC. Be sure to describe the molecular mechanisms of phototransduction in the ipRGC.
A literature survey or review discusses a sharply focused scientific topic of interest, usually highlighting emerging themes from papers in the recent literature. While there are no hard limits, a reasonable length for the body of a literature survey should be between 3000 and 5000 words in length. In addition to the body of the text, your survey should include an abstract (no more than 250 words), no less than 10 and no more than 50 references, and may include figures (no more than three). Below you’ll find the instructions for how to present your survey. It is also beneficial when confused or uncertain to examine the example mini-reviews for how to proceed.
General instructions
1. The most important thing to do before actually sitting down and doing research is to pick your topic. Use the list of topics (Spring 2014 Research Paper Topics.doc) to identify the subject that you are interested.
2. Once you have found your topic of interest, signup for the group matching your topic. Your group will serve as your sounding board and discussion group as you perform your research. Note: this is not a group project. This is an individual project that allows collaboration. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.
3. Be diligent about your research.
4. Know your deadlines. (Late submissions will be accepted for a short period after the deadline with significant penalty.)
a. First draft – Mar 7, 6 pm.
b. Final draft – Apr 25, 6 pm.
5. Prepare your drafts using the following instructions. These are the expectations that the rubric is referring to.
6. Your draft should be presented in the order listed below
a. Title
b. Abstract
c. Introduction
d. Discussion
e. Conclusions
f. Acknowledgements
g. References
h. Figure legends
i. Figures
General organization and text specifications
The total word count of the main text should not exceed 8000, nor should it be less than 2500. It should be formatted for a standard 8.5×11-inch paper (1 inch margins), with 1.5 line spacing throughout the whole document, and arranged in single column. The manuscript should be formatted using 11-point font (Times-New Roman (serif) or Calibri (sans serif)). Unless otherwise noted, the text of the document should be either Left-aligned or Justified. Pages should be numbered (centered in the footer.) If used in the text, gene symbols should be italicized whereas protein products should not be italicized. Nonstandard abbreviations should be defined when first used in the text. The abbreviations of some
important biochemical compounds, e.g. ATP, NADH, DNA, and amino acids in proteins, need not be defined. Use of abbreviations should be kept at a minimum. A complete list of acceptable abbreviations is available at
http://www.jbc.org/site/misc/abbrev.xhtml
Title
The title should be as short and informative as possible. Titles should occupy no more than two lines of type. The title should convey the conceptual significance of the paper to a broad readership. Please review your title and abstract carefully to make sure they convey your essential points succinctly and clearly. Abbreviations should be avoided (see above URL for acceptable title abbreviations.) The title should be centered at the top of the page.
Authorship
Name of the author should not be included anywhere on the document. This is to ensure the anonymity of the author during the peer review process.
Abstract
The abstract consists of a single paragraph of fewer than 250 words. (The 250 words do not count toward the total word count of the manuscript.) The abstract should clearly convey the significance and substance of the work to a broad readership. In particular, the abstract should contain a brief background of the question, a brief description and summary of the significance of the findings of the paper. References should not be cited in the Summary. The abstract should be separated from the author’s name above by two lines and two lines from the introduction below. Moreover the abstract should be left-aligned (or justified.)
Introduction
The Introduction should be succinct, with no subheadings, and should present the background information necessary to provide a biological context for the results. It should always be less than one page typed. See below for citations.
Discussion
This section should be divided with subheadings. It is the main body of the text and attempts to present the findings to the reader. Organization of your paper should flow from subsection to subsection. When using subheadings, you should leave a space between the preceding paragraph and the subheading. Subheadings should be simple and bolded. References within the text should be cited by number and numbered consecutively in order of appearance.
Conclusion
This section should not need subheadings, but if necessary follow the same criteria for the discussion. It summarizes the body of evidence presented in the discussion and outlines and analyzes that evidence in the context of the greater body of knowledge on that subject. It places the findings into context for the reader and presents the significance of the information into context and often demonstrates what still needs to be discovered. Fewer references will be found in the conclusion, because the text is mostly an
analysis by the author. However, any references within the text should be cited by number and numbered consecutively in order of appearance as in previous sections.
Acknowledgements
If you desire to acknowledge your group or a specific member in your group for any special help, this is the place to do it. Keep it simple. For example: The author wishes to thank and acknowledge Jill Jones for reading and commenting on my manuscript and Jack Smith for fruitful discussions regarding respiratory distress in left-handed, albino, pygmy aborignals. You do not need to acknowledge me, Dr. Wayne.
References
The following style (from JBC) should be used to cite references.
• Citation in text by number (1, 2, 3, etc.) and not by author, title, and/or date. Citations are placed in parentheses, not in brackets or superscripted. E.g. (1), not [1], or 1.
• Reference article titles should be included in the list of references.
• Numbered consecutively in the order of appearance in the text, not alphabetical.
• References for journals and books should be in the following styles (examples.) Please note the like of “website” or “print” found at the end of each reference. (The people at MLA are morons.):
1. MacDonald, G.M., Steenhuis, J.J., and Barry, B.A. (1995) A difference Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic study of chlorophyll oxidation in hydroxylamine-treated photosystem II. J. Biol. Chem. 270, 8420–8428
2. Sambrook, J., Fritsch, E.F., and Maniatis, T. (1989) Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual, 2nd Ed., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
3. References appearing as e-pubs should be in the following style: Aphasizheva, I., Aphasizheva, R., and Simpson, L. (April 1, 2004) RNA editing terminal uridylyl transferase 1: identification of functional domains by mutational analysis. J. Biol. Chem. 10.1074/jbc.M401234200
4. Farrell, C. (1992) The Role of SecB during Protein Export in Escherichia coli. Ph.D. thesis, The Johns Hopkins University
If there are more than three authors, it is acceptable to use “et al.” after the third author. Journal names are abbreviated according to Chemical Abstracts (http://www.cas.org/). If you use EndNote, please note that version 6 and later do contain the proper JBC reference style with titles. When using the EndNote plugin in Microsoft Word, you will have to add the DOI after the journal title manually for all e-pub references (see reference example 3 above). You are not required to use EndNote. An exceptional paper should have between 15 and 30 references.
Figure legends
Preceding the page(s) of figures (see below) should be a section containing all your figure legends. A figure legend contains sufficient detail to make the figure easily understood. If you are using a figure from someone else’s manuscript, be sure to properly cite your source in the figure legend and list it in the references. If you create your own figure from someone else’s figure, you still need to cite it (e.g. adapted from (6)) in the figure legend. Note a figure legend should look like the following:
Figure X. Figure Title.
Explanation of the Figure.
Figures
You should have no more than three figures. For the purposes of this paper, you may capture and present figures from other manuscripts as long as they are properly cited (see above.) Your figures should be clear and easy to understand (along with the figure legend.) Hand-drawn scanned images are acceptable. Each figure should be presented on its own page, properly labeled. Authors are responsible for providing digital art that has been properly sized and cropped. Numbers, letters and symbols used in multi-paneled figures must be consistent. A figure should be no wider than 6 inches and no taller than 7 inches. If you do not have Photoshop or illustrator or you don’t know how to use Gimp (Photoshop-like freeware), the easiest thing to do is to use Powerpoint to manipulate an image. Once you make your figure, import it as an image into word. Asking fellow group members for help here is the best thing.

26 August 2015,
 0

What is an intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cell Spring 2014 – BIOL3324 Writing Assignment Instructions he prompt: ipRGCs. What is an intrinsically photosensitive retinal […]


‹ Prev page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 Next page ›