25 August 2015

English and LiteratureCONDUCTING INQUIRY: A WRITING PROJECT
Research-based Argumentative Essay
For this assignment, you will research a local or a global problem or something you feel passionate about that you feel needs to be brought to our attention. Using your research, you will then develop an argument addressing this issue. You will develop an original point of view on your topic, and support your argument with evidence from your research as well as your own personal knowledge of your topic. Your goal is to convince readers of the validity of your point of view regarding the topic. To persuade your readers, you will need to have researched the topic and synthesized the existing information. Think of this project as a script for a documentary film: what is an issue you feel people ought to be made aware of? What are you passionate about? By all means, personalize this assignment.
Your paper should meet the following guidelines:

• Format: Your paper should be a six (6) to seven (7) page paper, double-spaced with 12 point Times New Roman font. Adhere to MLA formatting guidelines. Page length requirement DOES NOT INCLUDE Works Cited page.
• Content:
A. Provide a clear thesis (claim). What are you examining, and what is your point of view on the topic? Please highlight or bold your claim.
B. Support your claim: Your paper should include at least five (5) credible sources. All of your sources should be credible and carefully evaluated. One source must be scholarly. You may use more than five sources. Be sure to choose sources that will be the most effective in your paper. Use MiraCosta Databases
C. Use Ethos, Pathos & Logos to prove your claim. Use a variety of Writing Strategies
D. Acknowledge other points of view. Either refute or accommodate these alternative perspectives.
Grading Criteria: I will use the following criteria when grading your argumentative essay:
• Critical Thinking — You carefully explore your argument within the paper. You support all of your statements through examples, explanations, and secondary sources; your own voice and perspective are clear.
• Organization — Your thesis statement makes an original claim and gives your paper direction; you fully support your ideas through quotes and examples; you fully explain ideas; you use transitions skillfully; each paragraph clearly relates to the surrounding paragraphs and your thesis statement.
• Sources — You skillfully use at least 5 sources (one scholarly) to build your argument and support your statements. Remember you can use sources you disagree with to build your argument.
• Audience—You need to choose your own audience for this paper. Make it specific: who would benefit from hearing your argument? Who does it pertain to? It should be written in a way to either persuade them your idea is the best solution to the problem, or at least make them consider your argument as valid.
• Works Cited — You have properly cited your in-text citations using MLA format; you have used correct MLA format in your works cited page.
• Format — Your paper is in MLA format; it is typed in 12-pt. Times New Roman font and double-spaced; it is 6-7 pages long; there are few or no spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors.

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English and LiteratureCONDUCTING INQUIRY: A WRITING PROJECTResearch-based Argumentative EssayFor this assignment, you will research a local or a global problem or something you feel […]


25 August 2015

English and Literature

Summary
WRTG 100 focuses on two primary skills:
1. Information literacy (“the ability to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information”).
Another name for this is research skills. You probably have some already, so this class will allow you to hone them.
2. Writing with clarity and grace in a variety of communicative situations.

Please review the syllabus and course sequence below. This course pattern must be followed unless special permission is granted. When you feel comfortable with the layout, notify the professor by email ([email protected]) that you are ready to begin. All assignments should be emailed to the professor in MLA format as an MS Word document.
Starting Checklist
____ 0. Order the textbook. The TWU bookstore typically keeps the book in stock as well.
____ 1. Read the syllabus carefully. Most problems arise because students don't start here. You should find a PDF of the syllabus below at the bottom of the Important Links section.
____ 2. Familiarize yourself with the assignments and structure of the MyCourses page. The links are included for a reason!
____ 3. Choose a research focus. Your research and writing assignments will culminate in your final essay. Therefore, you should start by considering possible research topics. Students are encouraged to choose writing topics that relate to interests or work from other classes. For example, an assigned reading from another class may be used for the Paper 1 Summary as long as it matches the article requirements (approval of WRTG 100 professor is still necessary). If a student is doing a research project for another class, it is acceptable that research for the WRTG 100 topic be related. However, students may not turn in writing assignments that are substantially similar without previous approval from both instructors.
____ 4. Plan a list of potential due dates. You should allow at least 1 week between paper assignments, so that the professor has enough time to give you feedback. For example, you might have a schedule like this:

Saturday, January 1: Paper 1 & Style Assignment 1
Wednesday, January 5: Style Assignment 2
Saturday, January 8: Paper 1 Revision
**NOTE: While dates may be changed, it is best to be as accurate as realistic as possible when making the course plan. This self-directed study may not take longer than 6 months without special permission from Extensions and the professor.

____ 5. Email the professor ([email protected]) to indicate you are ready to begin. In your email, it is helpful to include
a little information about yourself: your reasons for taking the course, your planned course of study at TWU, etc.;
your schedule in the email so that the professor can alert you to any problems;
the article you hope to get approved for Paper 1.
Important Links

Academic Writing
Understand formatting requirements (MLA)
Understand some general guidelines for Academic Writing
A quick guide to formal academic tone
Read other websites about academic writing
Avoid plagiarism
Write strong topic sentences
Use evidence

Research
Discover What Students Don't Know About Research
Review general guidelines for research
Get research help section on TWU's Library website


Common Writing Problems
Commas
Sentence structure
Introducing and explaining quotes
Quotes and quote marks
Other punctuation
Syllabus PDF document
Style Assignment 1
Read Lessons 1 & 2. Do the following things:
Learning List: It’s normal to encounter unfamiliar writing terms (“What the heck is a ‘relative pronoun??’). Don’t be afraid to admit this! However, it’s important to understand these terms—if only so you know which ones to ignore and which ones not to. As you read, write down or underline some of the terms that you don’t understand. First look up the terms: there is a glossary on p. 249. The Purdue OWL website is also helpful. Write down any terms you still don’t understand and submit them with each assignment.
Short response (100-150 words): Lesson 1 says “the biggest reason most of us write unclearly is that we don’t know when our readers will think we are unclear” (6). It also says we need to learn “how the words you have put on the page make your readers feel as they do” (7). How should these observations change the way we think about our own writing?
Short response (100-150 words): Did Lesson 2 change your perspective about the relationship between ‘correctness’ and ‘rules?’ How might your understanding of this relationship affect your writing choices?

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English and Literature SummaryWRTG 100 focuses on two primary skills:1. Information literacy (“the ability to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information”). Another name for […]


25 August 2015

When Do Attitudes Guide BehaviorWhen Do Attitudes Guide Behavior?

Many social change agents, salespeople, advertisers, and politicians are interested in changing your behavior for their cause. The most direct way for them to accomplish their goal is to try to influence your behavior directly. The problem is that they don't have much direct control over your behavior; you have a modicum of free will and choice on your side. No matter what they say or do, you get to decide what to buy, use, or who to vote for. So influencing behavior directly is difficult, especially if a social change agent wants to have a permanent effect on you.
Social change agents have a way around this problem, however. As you will explore in this week's materials, your behavior may be a function of the way you evaluate an issue or object. Your attitude is one psychological factor that influences how you behave or interact with something in your social context. If a social change agent can change your attitude toward an object, from neutral or negative to positive, then you may be more likely to want to purchase the object, vote for it, or use it repeatedly. On the other hand, if the agent can change your attitude to be more negative toward an object or issue, you may be more likely to avoid it, vote against it, or tell someone else to steer clear of it. Perhaps the idea that attitudes guide behavior is so obvious, it shouldn't even be covered in this course, or said aloud.

But does attitude change guarantee behavior change? It does only if the new attitude guides the target behavior. As you will see, the way that attitudes guide behavior is much more complex than many people suspect.

To prepare for this Discussion:

• Read Chapter 3 in the course text, Persuasion: Psychological Insights and Perspectives, focusing on factors that determine when attitudes guide behavior.

• Reflect on what “qualities of the behavior” moderate the relationship between attitudes and behavior. Be sure you understand how the concept of measurement “specificity” determines the relationship between attitudes and behavior.

• With respect to “qualities of the person,” think about the types of people that are likely to use their attitudes to guide their behavior. What are the two personality variables that predict higher-attitude behavior correspondence? Can you think of a way to make most people rely more on their attitudes when they act?
• Consider what two “qualities of the situation” you believe moderate the correspondence between attitudes and behavior. Think of an example of how norms reduce the ability to act on attitudes toward an object, issue, or group of people. Think about how time pressure inhibits the expression of attitudes.

• Consider which qualities of an attitude influence the ability to behave consistently with it. Think about how the attitude-behavior link may be increased by increasing the accessibility of the attitude.

With these thoughts in mind: APA style format, No Plagiarism and must be cited with references including course text book. Thank you

(1)Write a 1 page description of an attitude with which you do not behave or operate consistently very often.(2) Then briefly describe the qualities of the behavior, your personality, the types of situations, or the attitude itself, that cause you to behave or operate inconsistently with your attitude about the topic.(3) In other words, explain why your attitudes don't always guide your behavior and how these factors moderate the relationship between your attitudes and behavior. (4)Finally, explain what would need to change in order for you to behave or operate more consistently with your attitude.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources
References:
• Reading
• Course Text: Persuasion: Psychological Insights and Perspectives
o Chapter 3, “Acting As We Feel” (pp. 41–62)
Web Site
• Icek Ajzen: Theory of Planned Behavior
http://people.umass.edu/aizen/tpb.html

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When Do Attitudes Guide BehaviorWhen Do Attitudes Guide Behavior? Many social change agents, salespeople, advertisers, and politicians are interested in changing your behavior for […]


25 August 2015

Pathophysiology/pharmacologyPrepare an essay in which you will justify why a pharmaceutical agent was prescribed for a pathological condition (from case study provided below), An optional component of this assignment is to disagree with the agent from the case study under the condition that you provide another agent and justify that instead. Assignment to contain introduction that outlines the pathophysiology of the disease, followed by a justification of your reasoning why the pharmaceutical agent was prescribed. You will need to support that justification using recent research literature with peer-reviewed published evidence to support your argument. Your evidence may be based on factors such as drug efficacy, comparative side effects or common contraindications or other factors that provide benefit. The review will then end with a conclusion that will sum up the arguments and offer a definitive conclusion to reinforce your decision. Follow the marking criteria (found in uploaded material)

Case Study: Alzheimer's Disease
Veronica is a 64 year old woman who was observed to periodically forget members of her family. After being brought to the local GP by her worried nephew, he later commented that she had been increasingly difficult and hostile towards other relatives, friends and neighbours. Family members had also commented on what appeared to be a gradually worsening memory impairment. On formal testing she scored well below average in all cognitive domains. When asked who the Prime Minster was she reported that she didn’t know and thought it might have been Paul Keating. An MRI scanned revealed a marked decrease in volume of the medial temporal lobe. After consultation with a neurologist, who confirmed a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, she was commenced on galantamine.

25 August 2015,
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Pathophysiology/pharmacologyPrepare an essay in which you will justify why a pharmaceutical agent was prescribed for a pathological condition (from case study provided below), An […]


25 August 2015

Greek Astronomy

Greek Astronomy


paper needs to have a minimum of 4 scholarly references to support your response, and cititations must be noted and a reference page is needed as well. this paper can not in any way be plagarized because it will be submitted thru turn it in, and must be in times new roman 12pt font. 1st page i need is on the plans for the research, give insight into the research and provide interesting facts about the topic. (due first) for the whole paper i need an abstract thats 150-250 words summary of the research; introduction is 200-300 words; background of the topic is 300-400 words; analysis and development is 600-900 words or 2-3 pages; discussion/conclusion is 250-350 words. needs to be in APA format with a running head and the page number, this paper is on greek astronomy and must talk about the birth of astronomy closely followed by the birth of civilization.
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Greek Astronomy Greek Astronomy paper needs to have a minimum of 4 scholarly references to support your response, and cititations must be noted and […]


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