A Clean, Well-Lighted Place 1. Existentialist is a term used to identify a person who believes the following: (a) life is absurd, (b) God does not exist, and (c) it is up to the individual to give meaning to his or her life. Is the older waiter an existentialist? Explain your answer. 2. The author does not identify anyone in the story by name. Does he do so to emphasize the older waiter’s view that man is nothing? Explain your answer. assignment #6 see attachment number 3 Compare and Contrast Paper 1 After reading The Yellow Wallpaper and The Garden Party, write a compare and contrast essay looking at the main characters. How are they similar? How are they different? This paper should be at least two pages in length. If you are in need of help, here is a website explaining the compare and contrast essay: http://www.eslbee.com/compcont.htm assignment #7 Thesis Statements Focus your Topic What is it? Focusing a research topic is narrowing (orsometimes broadening) a topic so that you can demonstrate a good understandingof it, including enough examples and important details, within the size limitsof the project you are required to produce. You need to satisfy bothyourself and your teacher that you know what you are talking about. Ifyour teacher gives you no limits, make them for yourself. You don’t want tospend your life on this, at least not right now. Why should I do it? This is the #1 biggest pitfall in theresearch process. If you pick a topic that is too big, you will not only havetrouble selecting what to include from a huge selection of material available,you will probably leave out some critical information that will make itapparent (especially to your teacher) that you don’t really know what you aretalking about. If, on the other hand, you pick a topicthat is too narrow, you won’t find enough to write about and end up repeatingyourself to fill 6 pages (which doesn’t go over very well with teacherseither, by the way). The process of focusing a topic takespractice, so be patient with yourself. It is challenging when you don’t knowtoo much about a topic. It will get easier as your knowledge base increases. Rememberthat the research process is a recursive onewhich means that you may need to revisit your topic choice more than once ifyou find it doesn’t work out. Luckily there are some strategiesand methods to help you through this critically important part of theprocess. Read on! How do I do it? There are different ways to focus yourtopic. In the Related Links at the bottom of the page you can clickon some different methods. Whichever method you choose (and you maydo a combination of them) try to pick something that interests you in some way.Even if the overall subject doesn’t seem interesting, you can pick aninteresting angle on it. Choose five prompts from the listbelow and write a sample thesis statement: Say you have to do a research project about World War II, and youdon’t know a thing about it, nor are you at all interested in it. Try to find asubtopic that connects to your interests. Ifyou like cars, try comparing the land vehicles used by the Germans and theAmericans. If you likefashion, look at women’s fashions during the war and how they were influencedby military uniforms and the shortage of certain materials. If you likeanimals, look at the use of dogs by the US Armed Forces. If you likepuzzles and brain teasers, look at the fascinating topic of decoding secretmessages. If you like music,find out what types of music American teenagers were listening to during thewar years. If you are apacifist, find out what the anti-war movement was like during the war in anycountry. Find out whatwas happening during the war on your birth date. Find out if anyof your relatives fought in the war and research that time and place. assignment #8 see attachment number 4 and 4 for this assignment Poetry – Diction Poetry Exercise: Diction Look at the art below. Pick one of the twopictures and write for fifteen minutes about what you see, trying to capture asmany actual details and nuances as you can. Use this free-write as the basis forwriting a poem of 10-15 lines that allows the reader to share some aspect of thisscene. Throughout, your goal is to pay close attention to interesting andfresh diction and to avoid clichés. Remember that your poem should concentrateon nouns and verbs and omit as many of the little “cluttering”prose words as possible without sounding telegraphic. Also try to presentthe reader with a description that uses a unique angle of vision inorder to remove automatic, initial perception. And don’t forget to include unexpecteddetails! assignment #9 see attachment number 5 assignment #10 Poetry – Imagery Poetry Exercise: Imagery Carolyn Forche describes an affair on a train,Plath a room where her life changed. Now it’s your turn: Recall some place thatyou visit often, or a place where you occasionally spend time, but one thatallows your imagination to soar. In a fifteen-minute free-writing session,describe both that place and one or two of the mental journeys you’ve takenfrom there. (Don’t limit yourself: This could be a special spot by a stream, achair where you read good books, or even a movie theater or an art gallery.) Whenyou’re through, go back and circle those words and phrases that do the best jobof capturing the concrete, sensory detail of both the place and the experiencesyou wrote about. Use these, and other, key words and phrasesto write a poem of 10-15 lines. Remember how virtually every line of TedKoozer’s poem about the salesman included concrete imagery? That’s your goal: Everyline of your poem should contain at least one of the following: description,simile, metaphor, or metonymy. assignment #11 Short Response Questions for Sir Gawain Short Response questions for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 1. In planning their trick, did Morgan le Fay and theGreen Knight foresee that Gawain would accept the challenge? (In other talesabout the Knights of the Roundtable, Gawain frequently appears as headstrongand reckless in his willingness to accept challenges and prove his mettle.)?2.When the lady tells Gawain that the sash is a talisman that will protect him,he does not doubt her. Does his belief in its power reveal him as naive andgullible? assignment #12 Personal Narrative Write a personal narrative about one event from your life. Ok, you need to choose an event, could be a trip, a sports game, or a day in your life, and then write at least a three (3) page essay. Use this resource for your narrative: PersonalNarrativeTeachingStrategies.pdf assignment #13 Writing an Introduction Pick one of the five thesis statements you wrote for the thesis statement assignment and write an introduction paragraph. An introduction has an attention getter, information on what the paper is about, and holds the thesis. Check out this website with tips on writing an introduction: http://libguides.astate.edu/content.php?pid=54191&sid=398866 assignment #14 see attachment number 6 assignment #15 Poetry – Lines Poetry Exercise: Line Write about “leaving” – whetherit’s divorce, leaving the house this morning, finishing a really good book, ora friend dying – you decide! Free write about this topic for fifteen minutes,and then go back and circle significant words and phrases. Next, draft outseveral short test lines in which you end the line on one of these significantwords – even if the word leads right into the next line. Use this free-write as the basis forwriting a poem of 12-15 lines that pays close attention to line endings, and thepoem should use syllabics – i.e.,each line should contain the same number of syllables. Be sure that your final draft poem: • ends each line on a “significant” word you want to emphasize, • includes a combination of run-over and end-stopped lines, • contains the same number of syllables for each line, and • remembers to pay close attention to fresh, crisp diction, compressed language, and a variety of imagery (description, metaphor, simile, and metonymy). assignment #16 Poetry – Sounds Poetry exercise: Sound Complements 1. Make four lists of words down a page – including five each for a column of • adjectives • adverbs • nouns • verbs But make sure each word describes a characteristic or behavior you would NOT normally associate with yourself. Circle those that most interest or intrigue you. 2. Now, look for other words that have similar vowels or consonants to the key words you circled. (Don’t worry about whether you think these words “fit” those of you original list for now.) 3. Next, test out a few lines that use these words to envision yourself acting, wearing or doing something that is not normally how you envision yourself. (Remember that you don’t have to even be the same gender!) 4. Write a poem of 10-15 lines that pays attention to sound that describes this new “Not-You.” assignment #17 Body Paragraphs We are now going to build upon the introduction that you wrote, I would like to see two (2) body paragraphs. You will need a topic sentence, details to support that topic sentence, and a closing / transition sentence. assignment #18 Response Paper to A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings Write a two page response paper to A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. A response paper is just your thoughts. What did you think of this story? Does it remind you of anything? Etc. assignment #19 Creative Writing Assignment This is a creative writing assignment. Write a short story about anything you want to write about. Have fun with this. Entertain me. If you are having problems coming up with something to write, let me know and I’ll send you a couple prompts. assignment #20 see attachment number 7 assignment # 18 Poetry – Meter Poetryassignment for Rhythms of Speech Option One: Forthis poem, select one of the previous poems you’ve written for this class andrework the words and the lines so that each line can be parsed into combinationsof two- or three-syllable feet. Such an arrangement will create a poem thatuses the “ghost of meter.” Option Two: Alternately,if you wish, you may rework a poem that uses consistent metrical lengths in allof your lines (in other words, a poem with all trimeter lines, all tetrameterlines, etc.) assignment #19 Writing Conclusions Now you have written an introduction, and a couple body paragraphs. Now it’s time to write a conclusion. Again build upon your introductions and body paragraphs. A conclusion summarizes your main points and then restates your thesis. assignment #20 Analysis Paper 1 Draft Choose one of the four poems from Poem Group 1 in Unit 6. Create a detailed thesis and write a 1000 word analysis paper. I would like to set up a peer edit, but unsure if that will work in the Open Enrollment class as everyone will be on your own schedules, so I look over every draft, comment on it, and send it back for you to work on for your final. assignment #21 see attachment number 8 assignment #21 Analysis Paper 1 Final Submit your final draft for Analysis Paper 1 after having corrected, revised your draft through my comments assignment #22 Young Goodman Brown Essay Question Write an essay answering this question: Why does Goodman Brown become “a stern, a sad, a sarkly meditative, a distrustful, if not a desperate man” after his experience in the forest?? This should be at least two pages, if not more. assignment #23 see attachment number 9 assignment #24 Young Goodman Brown Essay Final After revision your draft, complete the final draft and submit it. assignment #25 Response paper to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Write a three (3) page response paper to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Again a response paper is responding to the text. What are your thoughts? What stood out? Your likes? Dislikes? What does this story tell you? Etc. assignment #25 see attachment number 10 assignment #26 Analysis Paper 2 Draft Choose one of the poems from Poem Group 2, create a strong thesis and then write another 1000 word analysis paper. Feel free to send any questions to me to help you. assignment #27 see attachment number 11 assignment #28 Analysis Paper 2 Final After getting your draft back, revise and then submit your final draft. Send any questions you have my way. assignment #29 The Things They Carried Essay This story was about the things soldiers carried during the Vietnam War. Write a 2 page (500 word) essay on some things you carry everyday. assignment #30 see attachment number 12 assignment #31 Compare and Contrast Paper 2 After reading the three texts for this unit, pick two of the three stories and write a compare and contrast essay on the main characters. This assignment should be 3 pages (750 words). assignment #32 see attachment number 13 assignment #33 Sonnet You have been reading poetry, you wrote a little bit, now it is time to work on a sonnet. Hilbert has a book out called, “Sixty Sonnets,” these are two out of it. Yezzi’s poem you read is also made up of sonnets. Now it is your turn, I would recommend writing a Shakespearean Sonnet, but you can choose another type if you like, i.e. Italian or Spenserean. Website explaining each sonnet: http://www.sonnets.org/basicforms.htm assignment #34 see attachment number 14 assignment #35 see attachment number 15 assignment #36 Analysis Paper 3 Draft The last two have been on poetry, while we worked on your writing. Now it’s time to move on to analysing prose. Write a 1000 word analysis paper on one of the short stories we have read this class. Again this is for the draft and you will have a chance to revise. assignment #37 see attachment number 16 assignment #38 Analysis Paper 3 Final Revise your draft after you receive it back and submit a final draft of your analysis paper 3. assignment#39 Response Paper to Dover Beach and Dover Bitch After reading these two poems, write a 2 page response paper. Tell me what is on your mind, relating to these poems of courseA Clean, Well-Lighted Place 1. Existentialist is a term used to identify a person who believes the following: (a) life is absurd, (b) God does not exist, and (c) it is up to the individual to give meaning to his or her life. Is the older waiter an existentialist? Explain your answer. 2. The author does not identify anyone in the story by name. Does he do so to emphasize the older waiter’s view that man is nothing? Explain your answer. assignment #6 see attachment number 3 Compare and Contrast Paper 1 After reading The Yellow Wallpaper and The Garden Party, write a compare and contrast essay looking at the main characters. How are they similar? How are they different? This paper should be at least two pages in length. If you are in need of help, here is a website explaining the compare and contrast essay: http://www.eslbee.com/compcont.htm assignment #7 Thesis Statements Focus your Topic What is it? Focusing a research topic is narrowing (orsometimes broadening) a topic so that you can demonstrate a good understandingof it, including enough examples and important details, within the size limitsof the project you are required to produce. You need to satisfy bothyourself and your teacher that you know what you are talking about. Ifyour teacher gives you no limits, make them for yourself. You don’t want tospend your life on this, at least not right now. Why should I do it? This is the #1 biggest pitfall in theresearch process. If you pick a topic that is too big, you will not only havetrouble selecting what to include from a huge selection of material available,you will probably leave out some critical information that will make itapparent (especially to your teacher) that you don’t really know what you aretalking about. If, on the other hand, you pick a topicthat is too narrow, you won’t find enough to write about and end up repeatingyourself to fill 6 pages (which doesn’t go over very well with teacherseither, by the way). The process of focusing a topic takespractice, so be patient with yourself. It is challenging when you don’t knowtoo much about a topic. It will get easier as your knowledge base increases. Rememberthat the research process is a recursive onewhich means that you may need to revisit your topic choice more than once ifyou find it doesn’t work out. Luckily there are some strategiesand methods to help you through this critically important part of theprocess. Read on! How do I do it? There are different ways to focus yourtopic. In the Related Links at the bottom of the page you can clickon some different methods. Whichever method you choose (and you maydo a combination of them) try to pick something that interests you in some way.Even if the overall subject doesn’t seem interesting, you can pick aninteresting angle on it. Choose five prompts from the listbelow and write a sample thesis statement: Say you have to do a research project about World War II, and youdon’t know a thing about it, nor are you at all interested in it. Try to find asubtopic that connects to your interests. Ifyou like cars, try comparing the land vehicles used by the Germans and theAmericans. If you likefashion, look at women’s fashions during the war and how they were influencedby military uniforms and the shortage of certain materials. If you likeanimals, look at the use of dogs by the US Armed Forces. If you likepuzzles and brain teasers, look at the fascinating topic of decoding secretmessages. If you like music,find out what types of music American teenagers were listening to during thewar years. If you are apacifist, find out what the anti-war movement was like during the war in anycountry. Find out whatwas happening during the war on your birth date. Find out if anyof your relatives fought in the war and research that time and place. assignment #8 see attachment number 4 and 4 for this assignment Poetry – Diction Poetry Exercise: Diction Look at the art below. Pick one of the twopictures and write for fifteen minutes about what you see, trying to capture asmany actual details and nuances as you can. Use this free-write as the basis forwriting a poem of 10-15 lines that allows the reader to share some aspect of thisscene. Throughout, your goal is to pay close attention to interesting andfresh diction and to avoid clichés. Remember that your poem should concentrateon nouns and verbs and omit as many of the little “cluttering”prose words as possible without sounding telegraphic. Also try to presentthe reader with a description that uses a unique angle of vision inorder to remove automatic, initial perception. And don’t forget to include unexpecteddetails! assignment #9 see attachment number 5 assignment #10 Poetry – Imagery Poetry Exercise: Imagery Carolyn Forche describes an affair on a train,Plath a room where her life changed. Now it’s your turn: Recall some place thatyou visit often, or a place where you occasionally spend time, but one thatallows your imagination to soar. In a fifteen-minute free-writing session,describe both that place and one or two of the mental journeys you’ve takenfrom there. (Don’t limit yourself: This could be a special spot by a stream, achair where you read good books, or even a movie theater or an art gallery.) Whenyou’re through, go back and circle those words and phrases that do the best jobof capturing the concrete, sensory detail of both the place and the experiencesyou wrote about. Use these, and other, key words and phrasesto write a poem of 10-15 lines. Remember how virtually every line of TedKoozer’s poem about the salesman included concrete imagery? That’s your goal: Everyline of your poem should contain at least one of the following: description,simile, metaphor, or metonymy. assignment #11 Short Response Questions for Sir Gawain Short Response questions for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 1. In planning their trick, did Morgan le Fay and theGreen Knight foresee that Gawain would accept the challenge? (In other talesabout the Knights of the Roundtable, Gawain frequently appears as headstrongand reckless in his willingness to accept challenges and prove his mettle.)?2.When the lady tells Gawain that the sash is a talisman that will protect him,he does not doubt her. Does his belief in its power reveal him as naive andgullible? assignment #12 Personal Narrative Write a personal narrative about one event from your life. Ok, you need to choose an event, could be a trip, a sports game, or a day in your life, and then write at least a three (3) page essay. Use this resource for your narrative: PersonalNarrativeTeachingStrategies.pdf assignment #13 Writing an Introduction Pick one of the five thesis statements you wrote for the thesis statement assignment and write an introduction paragraph. An introduction has an attention getter, information on what the paper is about, and holds the thesis. Check out this website with tips on writing an introduction: http://libguides.astate.edu/content.php?pid=54191&sid=398866 assignment #14 see attachment number 6 assignment #15 Poetry – Lines Poetry Exercise: Line Write about “leaving” – whetherit’s divorce, leaving the house this morning, finishing a really good book, ora friend dying – you decide! Free write about this topic for fifteen minutes,and then go back and circle significant words and phrases. Next, draft outseveral short test lines in which you end the line on one of these significantwords – even if the word leads right into the next line. Use this free-write as the basis forwriting a poem of 12-15 lines that pays close attention to line endings, and thepoem should use syllabics – i.e.,each line should contain the same number of syllables. Be sure that your final draft poem: • ends each line on a “significant” word you want to emphasize, • includes a combination of run-over and end-stopped lines, • contains the same number of syllables for each line, and • remembers to pay close attention to fresh, crisp diction, compressed language, and a variety of imagery (description, metaphor, simile, and metonymy). assignment #16 Poetry – Sounds Poetry exercise: Sound Complements 1. Make four lists of words down a page – including five each for a column of • adjectives • adverbs • nouns • verbs But make sure each word describes a characteristic or behavior you would NOT normally associate with yourself. Circle those that most interest or intrigue you. 2. Now, look for other words that have similar vowels or consonants to the key words you circled. (Don’t worry about whether you think these words “fit” those of you original list for now.) 3. Next, test out a few lines that use these words to envision yourself acting, wearing or doing something that is not normally how you envision yourself. (Remember that you don’t have to even be the same gender!) 4. Write a poem of 10-15 lines that pays attention to sound that describes this new “Not-You.” assignment #17 Body Paragraphs We are now going to build upon the introduction that you wrote, I would like to see two (2) body paragraphs. You will need a topic sentence, details to support that topic sentence, and a closing / transition sentence. assignment #18 Response Paper to A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings Write a two page response paper to A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. A response paper is just your thoughts. What did you think of this story? Does it remind you of anything? Etc. assignment #19 Creative Writing Assignment This is a creative writing assignment. Write a short story about anything you want to write about. Have fun with this. Entertain me. If you are having problems coming up with something to write, let me know and I’ll send you a couple prompts. assignment #20 see attachment number 7 assignment # 18 Poetry – Meter Poetryassignment for Rhythms of Speech Option One: Forthis poem, select one of the previous poems you’ve written for this class andrework the words and the lines so that each line can be parsed into combinationsof two- or three-syllable feet. Such an arrangement will create a poem thatuses the “ghost of meter.” Option Two: Alternately,if you wish, you may rework a poem that uses consistent metrical lengths in allof your lines (in other words, a poem with all trimeter lines, all tetrameterlines, etc.) assignment #19 Writing Conclusions Now you have written an introduction, and a couple body paragraphs. Now it’s time to write a conclusion. Again build upon your introductions and body paragraphs. A conclusion summarizes your main points and then restates your thesis. assignment #20 Analysis Paper 1 Draft Choose one of the four poems from Poem Group 1 in Unit 6. Create a detailed thesis and write a 1000 word analysis paper. I would like to set up a peer edit, but unsure if that will work in the Open Enrollment class as everyone will be on your own schedules, so I look over every draft, comment on it, and send it back for you to work on for your final. assignment #21 see attachment number 8 assignment #21 Analysis Paper 1 Final Submit your final draft for Analysis Paper 1 after having corrected, revised your draft through my comments assignment #22 Young Goodman Brown Essay Question Write an essay answering this question: Why does Goodman Brown become “a stern, a sad, a sarkly meditative, a distrustful, if not a desperate man” after his experience in the forest?? This should be at least two pages, if not more. assignment #23 see attachment number 9 assignment #24 Young Goodman Brown Essay Final After revision your draft, complete the final draft and submit it. assignment #25 Response paper to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Write a three (3) page response paper to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Again a response paper is responding to the text. What are your thoughts? What stood out? Your likes? Dislikes? What does this story tell you? Etc. assignment #25 see attachment number 10 assignment #26 Analysis Paper 2 Draft Choose one of the poems from Poem Group 2, create a strong thesis and then write another 1000 word analysis paper. Feel free to send any questions to me to help you. assignment #27 see attachment number 11 assignment #28 Analysis Paper 2 Final After getting your draft back, revise and then submit your final draft. Send any questions you have my way. assignment #29 The Things They Carried Essay This story was about the things soldiers carried during the Vietnam War. Write a 2 page (500 word) essay on some things you carry everyday. assignment #30 see attachment number 12 assignment #31 Compare and Contrast Paper 2 After reading the three texts for this unit, pick two of the three stories and write a compare and contrast essay on the main characters. This assignment should be 3 pages (750 words). assignment #32 see attachment number 13 assignment #33 Sonnet You have been reading poetry, you wrote a little bit, now it is time to work on a sonnet. Hilbert has a book out called, “Sixty Sonnets,” these are two out of it. Yezzi’s poem you read is also made up of sonnets. Now it is your turn, I would recommend writing a Shakespearean Sonnet, but you can choose another type if you like, i.e. Italian or Spenserean. Website explaining each sonnet: http://www.sonnets.org/basicforms.htm assignment #34 see attachment number 14 assignment #35 see attachment number 15 assignment #36 Analysis Paper 3 Draft The last two have been on poetry, while we worked on your writing. Now it’s time to move on to analysing prose. Write a 1000 word analysis paper on one of the short stories we have read this class. Again this is for the draft and you will have a chance to revise. assignment #37 see attachment number 16 assignment #38 Analysis Paper 3 Final Revise your draft after you receive it back and submit a final draft of your analysis paper 3. assignment#39 Response Paper to Dover Beach and Dover Bitch After reading these two poems, write a 2 page response paper. Tell me what is on your mind, relating to these poems of course

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

1. Existentialist is a term used to identify a person who believes the following: (a) life is absurd, (b) God does not exist, and (c) it is up to the individual to give meaning to his or her life. Is the older waiter an existentialist? Explain your answer.

2. The author does not identify anyone in the story by name. Does he do so to emphasize the older waiter’s view that man is nothing? Explain your answer.
assignment #6 see attachment number 3
Compare and Contrast Paper 1
After reading The Yellow Wallpaper and The Garden Party, write a compare and contrast essay looking at the main characters. How are they similar? How are they different? This paper should be at least two pages in length.

If you are in need of help, here is a website explaining the compare and contrast essay:

http://www.eslbee.com/compcont.htm

assignment #7
Thesis Statements
Focus your Topic
What is it?
Focusing a research topic is narrowing (orsometimes broadening) a topic so that you can demonstrate a good understandingof it, including enough examples and important details, within the size limitsof the project you are required to produce. You need to satisfy bothyourself and your teacher that you know what you are talking about. Ifyour teacher gives you no limits, make them for yourself. You don’t want tospend your life on this, at least not right now.
Why should I do it?
This is the #1 biggest pitfall in theresearch process. If you pick a topic that is too big, you will not only havetrouble selecting what to include from a huge selection of material available,you will probably leave out some critical information that will make itapparent (especially to your teacher) that you don’t really know what you aretalking about.
If, on the other hand, you pick a topicthat is too narrow, you won’t find enough to write about and end up repeatingyourself to fill 6 pages (which doesn’t go over very well with teacherseither, by the way).
The process of focusing a topic takespractice, so be patient with yourself. It is challenging when you don’t knowtoo much about a topic. It will get easier as your knowledge base increases. Rememberthat the research process is a recursive onewhich means that you may need to revisit your topic choice more than once ifyou find it doesn’t work out. Luckily there are some strategiesand methods to help you through this critically important part of theprocess. Read on!
How do I do it?
There are different ways to focus yourtopic. In the Related Links at the bottom of the page you can clickon some different methods. Whichever method you choose (and you maydo a combination of them) try to pick something that interests you in some way.Even if the overall subject doesn’t seem interesting, you can pick aninteresting angle on it.

Choose five prompts from the listbelow and write a sample thesis statement:
Say you have to do a research project about World War II, and youdon’t know a thing about it, nor are you at all interested in it. Try to find asubtopic that connects to your interests.
Ifyou like cars, try comparing the land vehicles used by the Germans and theAmericans.
If you likefashion, look at women’s fashions during the war and how they were influencedby military uniforms and the shortage of certain materials.
If you likeanimals, look at the use of dogs by the US Armed Forces.
If you likepuzzles and brain teasers, look at the fascinating topic of decoding secretmessages.
If you like music,find out what types of music American teenagers were listening to during thewar years.
If you are apacifist, find out what the anti-war movement was like during the war in anycountry.
Find out whatwas happening during the war on your birth date.
Find out if anyof your relatives fought in the war and research that time and place.
assignment #8 see attachment number 4 and 4 for this assignment
Poetry – Diction
Poetry Exercise: Diction

Look at the art below. Pick one of the twopictures and write for fifteen minutes about what you see, trying to capture asmany actual details and nuances as you can.

Use this free-write as the basis forwriting a poem of 10-15 lines that allows the reader to share some aspect of thisscene. Throughout, your goal is to pay close attention to interesting andfresh diction and to avoid clichés. Remember that your poem should concentrateon nouns and verbs and omit as many of the little “cluttering”prose words as possible without sounding telegraphic. Also try to presentthe reader with a description that uses a unique angle of vision inorder to remove automatic, initial perception. And don’t forget to include unexpecteddetails!
assignment #9 see attachment number 5

assignment #10
Poetry – Imagery
Poetry Exercise: Imagery

Carolyn Forche describes an affair on a train,Plath a room where her life changed. Now it’s your turn: Recall some place thatyou visit often, or a place where you occasionally spend time, but one thatallows your imagination to soar. In a fifteen-minute free-writing session,describe both that place and one or two of the mental journeys you’ve takenfrom there. (Don’t limit yourself: This could be a special spot by a stream, achair where you read good books, or even a movie theater or an art gallery.) Whenyou’re through, go back and circle those words and phrases that do the best jobof capturing the concrete, sensory detail of both the place and the experiencesyou wrote about.

Use these, and other, key words and phrasesto write a poem of 10-15 lines. Remember how virtually every line of TedKoozer’s poem about the salesman included concrete imagery? That’s your goal: Everyline of your poem should contain at least one of the following: description,simile, metaphor, or metonymy.
assignment #11
Short Response Questions for Sir Gawain
Short Response questions for Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
1. In planning their trick, did Morgan le Fay and theGreen Knight foresee that Gawain would accept the challenge? (In other talesabout the Knights of the Roundtable, Gawain frequently appears as headstrongand reckless in his willingness to accept challenges and prove his mettle.)?2.When the lady tells Gawain that the sash is a talisman that will protect him,he does not doubt her. Does his belief in its power reveal him as naive andgullible?
assignment #12
Personal Narrative
Write a personal narrative about one event from your life.
Ok, you need to choose an event, could be a trip, a sports game, or a day in your life, and then write at least a three (3) page essay.

Use this resource for your narrative:
PersonalNarrativeTeachingStrategies.pdf
assignment #13
Writing an Introduction
Pick one of the five thesis statements you wrote for the thesis statement assignment and write an introduction paragraph.
An introduction has an attention getter, information on what the paper is about, and holds the thesis.
Check out this website with tips on writing an introduction:

http://libguides.astate.edu/content.php?pid=54191&sid=398866

assignment #14 see attachment number 6
assignment #15
Poetry – Lines
Poetry Exercise: Line

Write about “leaving” – whetherit’s divorce, leaving the house this morning, finishing a really good book, ora friend dying – you decide! Free write about this topic for fifteen minutes,and then go back and circle significant words and phrases. Next, draft outseveral short test lines in which you end the line on one of these significantwords – even if the word leads right into the next line.

Use this free-write as the basis forwriting a poem of 12-15 lines that pays close attention to line endings, and thepoem should use syllabics – i.e.,each line should contain the same number of syllables.

Be sure that your final draft poem:
• ends each line on a “significant” word you want to emphasize,
• includes a combination of run-over and end-stopped lines,
• contains the same number of syllables for each line, and
• remembers to pay close attention to fresh, crisp diction, compressed language, and a variety of imagery (description, metaphor, simile, and metonymy).
assignment #16
Poetry – Sounds
Poetry exercise: Sound Complements

1. Make four lists of words down a page – including five each for a column of
• adjectives
• adverbs
• nouns
• verbs

But make sure each word describes a characteristic or behavior you would NOT normally associate with yourself.

Circle those that most interest or intrigue you.

2. Now, look for other words that have similar vowels or consonants to the key words you circled. (Don’t worry about whether you think these words “fit” those of you original list for now.)

3. Next, test out a few lines that use these words to envision yourself acting, wearing or doing something that is not normally how you envision yourself. (Remember that you don’t have to even be the same gender!)

4. Write a poem of 10-15 lines that pays attention to sound that describes this new “Not-You.”
assignment #17
Body Paragraphs
We are now going to build upon the introduction that you wrote, I would like to see two (2) body paragraphs. You will need a topic sentence, details to support that topic sentence, and a closing / transition sentence.
assignment #18
Response Paper to A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
Write a two page response paper to A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. A response paper is just your thoughts. What did you think of this story? Does it remind you of anything? Etc.
assignment #19
Creative Writing Assignment
This is a creative writing assignment. Write a short story about anything you want to write about. Have fun with this. Entertain me. If you are having problems coming up with something to write, let me know and I’ll send you a couple prompts.
assignment #20 see attachment number 7

assignment # 18
Poetry – Meter
Poetryassignment for Rhythms of Speech

Option One: Forthis poem, select one of the previous poems you’ve written for this class andrework the words and the lines so that each line can be parsed into combinationsof two- or three-syllable feet. Such an arrangement will create a poem thatuses the “ghost of meter.”

Option Two: Alternately,if you wish, you may rework a poem that uses consistent metrical lengths in allof your lines (in other words, a poem with all trimeter lines, all tetrameterlines, etc.)
assignment #19
Writing Conclusions
Now you have written an introduction, and a couple body paragraphs. Now it’s time to write a conclusion. Again build upon your introductions and body paragraphs. A conclusion summarizes your main points and then restates your thesis.
assignment #20
Analysis Paper 1 Draft
Choose one of the four poems from Poem Group 1 in Unit 6. Create a detailed thesis and write a 1000 word analysis paper. I would like to set up a peer edit, but unsure if that will work in the Open Enrollment class as everyone will be on your own schedules, so I look over every draft, comment on it, and send it back for you to work on for your final.
assignment #21 see attachment number 8
assignment #21
Analysis Paper 1 Final
Submit your final draft for Analysis Paper 1 after having corrected, revised your draft through my comments
assignment #22
Young Goodman Brown Essay Question
Write an essay answering this question:
Why does Goodman Brown become “a stern, a sad, a sarkly meditative, a distrustful, if not a desperate man” after his experience in the forest??
This should be at least two pages, if not more.
assignment #23 see attachment number 9
assignment #24
Young Goodman Brown Essay Final
After revision your draft, complete the final draft and submit it.
assignment #25
Response paper to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Write a three (3) page response paper to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Again a response paper is responding to the text. What are your thoughts? What stood out? Your likes? Dislikes? What does this story tell you? Etc.
assignment #25 see attachment number 10
assignment #26
Analysis Paper 2 Draft
Choose one of the poems from Poem Group 2, create a strong thesis and then write another 1000 word analysis paper.
Feel free to send any questions to me to help you.
assignment #27 see attachment number 11
assignment #28
Analysis Paper 2 Final
After getting your draft back, revise and then submit your final draft.

Send any questions you have my way.
assignment #29
The Things They Carried Essay
This story was about the things soldiers carried during the Vietnam War. Write a 2 page (500 word) essay on some things you carry everyday.
assignment #30 see attachment number 12
assignment #31
Compare and Contrast Paper 2
After reading the three texts for this unit, pick two of the three stories and write a compare and contrast essay on the main characters. This assignment should be 3 pages (750 words).
assignment #32 see attachment number 13
assignment #33
Sonnet
You have been reading poetry, you wrote a little bit, now it is time to work on a sonnet. Hilbert has a book out called, “Sixty Sonnets,” these are two out of it. Yezzi’s poem you read is also made up of sonnets. Now it is your turn, I would recommend writing a Shakespearean Sonnet, but you can choose another type if you like, i.e. Italian or Spenserean.
Website explaining each sonnet:

http://www.sonnets.org/basicforms.htm

assignment #34 see attachment number 14
assignment #35 see attachment number 15
assignment #36
Analysis Paper 3 Draft
The last two have been on poetry, while we worked on your writing. Now it’s time to move on to analysing prose. Write a 1000 word analysis paper on one of the short stories we have read this class. Again this is for the draft and you will have a chance to revise.
assignment #37 see attachment number 16
assignment #38
Analysis Paper 3 Final
Revise your draft after you receive it back and submit a final draft of your analysis paper 3.
assignment#39
Response Paper to Dover Beach and Dover Bitch
After reading these two poems, write a 2 page response paper. Tell me what is on your mind, relating to these poems of course

Babcock: Trusted to Deliver. An exploratory cultural case study Background to Babcock Babcock has over a century of engineering excellence, built on a proud reputation of Ultra-reliable delivery. With a background in supporting the military, currently Babcock is the UK’s leading engineering support services organization. Babcock employs a staff team of around 26k who design, build, manage, operate and maintain assets vital to the delivery of the key public services both across the UK and abroad. Babcock’s “Trusted to Deliver” translates to revenues of over 3.2bn pound in 2013 and an order book of approximately 12 billion pound. The key areas of Defence, Energy, Telecommunications, Education and Transport are supported by Babcock services working diligently behind the sense. These services are underpinned by three core capabilities: Managing assets and infrastructure Delivering projects and programmes Integrating engineering expertise Trusted to Deliver These capabilities build on their enviable reputation which springs from the core tenet that Babcock is a partner which can be trusted to deliver. The Babcock reputation is protected as an asset, as Peter Rogers (Group CEO) stated in 2013: “At Babcock we understand that how we take care of our reputation, our customers, our people, the environment and those affected by what we do, as well as how we plan for the future needs of our business is of critical importance to our having a sustainable and ethical business and being able to create long-term value for our shareholders.’ Culture Babcock is a Task Culture (Harrison Typology 1972) with prides itself on being trusted to deliver whilst ensuring that staffs are developed to cope with project demands. By the very mature of engineering the organization had=s attracted more male than female workers and initiatives to address this have not been wholly successful yet; although a macho culture is not embedded. About 80%of work is in the UK and the final 20% is abroad, but this sector is developing in the USA, Canada, Australia and Poland with investigations into supporting businesses on a more global basis. This has resulted in some cultural differences in perceptions when partnering local businesses to deliver the Babcock brand. In the USA, for example, clients feel that Babcock’s military origins imbue it with reliability, discipline and positive credentials whereas in Canada this feature is less valued. Characteristics of Organizational Culture Staffing is also different as the member identity in the UK is strong, with engineers and personnel identifying with the organization’s values with a group emphasis on interdependent project delivery; wherein each person is responsible for their personal contribution to the team. Individuals commit to the organization and reap the benefits of being part of a high performance working team(HPWT). Tasks are organized and demarcated, with lower conflict tolerance than flatter structures, to achieve the work to an acceptable standard. Workers are not tightly controlled but there is a strong sense of Organizational Citizenship Behavior(OCB) with teams working diligently to deliver to agreed deadlines and making personal sacrifices to ensure that the project is delivered to the best of their professional and personal ability. Communication occurs top down with work plans and bottom up to facilitate crescive participation of team members. Posters, suggestion boxes and the intranet are used to raise awareness on issues and to communicate key information, as well as the more informal notice boards in the staff canteen. More formally the UNITE union represents staff with HR. matrix project teams ensure that best practice is disseminated across teams. Resistance to Change The teams at Babcock have been centered in the UK and have had consistent working conditions. Now that they are needed to travel, to take up responsibilities on projects abroad there is a degree of resistance to travelling which had not been anticipated. The overseas contracts are also commit to tired and tested working practices which do not always align with Babcock standards. Leadership Babcock has had a successful tradition of developing individuals to enhance team capacity. This development focus is an ongoing challenge with so many teams out in the field at any given time. Babcock has relied on the values of ethical processes cascading from management to teams as part of their core psychological contract. This has resulted in a means rather than ends focus on challenges with managers and project leaderseembodying the qualities that more junior staff can model off. Risk tolerance is low as projects must be delivered to Babcock and industry profession standards. Babcock hosts an internal system focus, to hone excellent practices, with scanning of the external environment for developments and possible enhancements of current working practices. These traditions have worked well in the UK with low staff turnover, high commitment and high performance working teams. Each generation of supervisors, management and project leadership specialists has inspired the next, inducting them into the values of ethical working and the need for a procedural audit trail and principled professional behavior. This has relied on tacit organizational memory. Current The overseas opportunities have resulted in a heightened awareness of Babcock’s culture and its innately English roots. Something as simple as reading an email response which states that a new project’s goal achievements were” not bad” from a UK perspective reads as” terrible” to the Canadian reader. Local traditions have challenged the” Think Global: Act Local” adaptation philosophy with Georgia’s (USA) right to work and the Canadians blurred lines between home and business life. More seriously the family culture in some new ventures has resulted in bypassing the procurement process and ignoring sourcing stipulations to employ family or friends. As much of the communication is by Skype, conference call or email it is often difficult to pin these variations in practice down. The business partners overseas are as oblivious to the difficulties these may create as Babcock in the UK are clear that only principled transparent are acceptable. New Venture A new contract has been won to maintain quarry mining vehicles in remote open cast mining locations in Brazil. A maintenance subcontract is being negotiated with Locomocao* a rapidly growing Sao Paulo company. Babcock’s HR and Operations are keen to address the issues of consistency, recruitment and procurement transparency and also to adapt to facilitate the Brazilian culture where it aligns with Babcock values. Communicating the core” Trusted to Deliver” and what this means in practice is central to the venture’s success. Concerned by the” Costa culture” rumors of Brazil, and experiences of others venturing into developing economies, Babcock wants to ensure that it begins with a Trusted to Deliver culture from the outset with its attendant core values. Bridging the Gap Already the meetings have shown some differences between UK and Brazilian culture. Senior executives wore three piece suits; whilst the UK team wore jackets, they were not very formally dressed which created some concern for their Brazilian partners. This differed from the more international companies in Sao Paulo which followed a more relaxed, yet business like, dress code perhaps reflecting the recent arrival of Locomocao on the international scene and its rapid ascendency due to agile thinking and a flexible approach to problem solving. The meeting late with time given to handshakes, kisses and card swapping followed by discussions of football, family and music. Mention of politics or poverty observed on the streets were greets with a change of subject. The UK team had just landed and navigated the Sao Paulo traffic to be there and were ready to start discussions as time was limited, finding the intense eye contact and limited personal space tiring. The working agreements established last time were now being renegotiated as the UK team had a different project manager and the change of team was seen as a new start by the Locomocao, illustrating the person rather than task focus of the culture. Suggesting that they “grab a sandwich” to keep talking was greeted with horror and to jet lag as all went out to lunch for two hours. The most senior member of the Locomocao team began suggesting a local mechanic’s garage to manage the maintenance contract. This had already been dismissed last time as lacking the required capacity to cater for all the vehicles as well as being in the wrong location. Learning that the owner if the garage was married to the chief negotiator offered several other options and the speed of negotiations was impressive. The Brazilian energy for the project was obvious with discussions producing fluent options which were not always minuted, but all of which demonstrated an enthusiastic “can do” attitude to the joint venture. Concerned to avoid the issues swamping the project Babcock decide to call in the BHrm605 consultants to seek your advice on how to best progress from here. Locomocao is not a real company The background to Babcock is accurate but the project plan is fictitious to facilitate culture and change exploration without compromising confidentiality. CASE STUDY ASSIGNMENT 40% of total Module Mark a) Type a brief email to Babcock outlining the current presenting problems as you see them to be included in your report 10 [There is no reference requirement for this section of the work] b) Follow up with a full report: HR Changes for Babcock 70 Include: i) Selected areas from those listed in the email that you have investigated ii) what you intend to do to address the problems outlined iii) suggest a diagnostic and a change model to aid the transfer from theory to practice iv) potential problems with their implementation. [The report should contain a minimum of 15 journal references to support the points you are making] d) A reflection on your learning journey based on the critical incident technique model of reflection where you identify up to 3 key learning moments and reflect on them 10 See full marking grid for a detailed breakdown of the marking scheme FORMAT Report format , 3rd person, passive voice (no ‘I’ or ‘my’) References in the Harvard Referencing System • A range of research sources should be used, incorporating journal articles and academic texts. A limited use of the internet may be used as a source but journals articles are deemed more reliable and you will need at least 15 journal references per website. Your Library account will facilitate your access to key journal articles. The library helpdesk will be happy to help you to use this useful resource off/on campus • All sources, including electronic sources, must be referenced using the Harvard Referencing System. You will get advice on this from the citations section attached and leaflets on the Harvard System are available from the library. Footnoting or use of the Vancouver system is not acceptable. • A report outline is included with this pack but in summary: it is suggested that your report includes; an Executive Summary, an Introduction, including background to the presenting problem; a Literature Review; a chapter on the Method: outlining the approach taken to change including one relevant diagnostic & one relevant change model ; a comparison with that outlined in the literature by way of Analysis and discussion; a Conclusion section which should lead to a chapter viable Recommendations. • See also the guide to report writing (page 19) • Your reference list should contain all references mentioned in the text in alphabetical order using the Harvard Referencing System. A bibliography is not required – only a full list of references actually used in the text. • You may bring an A4 plan of your work to your session for review in Week 7 Be prepared to share these with your group and your tutor will ensure that you have chosen appropriate models for the task. If you have not prepared your plan by this stage it will not be reviewed at any other time. No indications of marks can be given at this formative stage. WORDAGE A penalty of 10% will be levied for exceeding the stipulated wordage: up to 2,000. Reports can be accepted from 2,200-1,800 The email cover page, contents page, executive summary, reference list and appendices are not counted as part of the word count Your word count must be clearly stated on the front of your assignment. Journal List 1. Academy of Management Journal 2. British Journal of Industrial Relations 3. British Journal of Management 4. Employee Relations 5. Employment Review 6. European Journal of Innovation Management 7. Human Resource Management Journal 8. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business 9. International Journal of Career Management 10. International Journal of Human Resource Management 11. Journal of Applied Behavioural Science 12. Journal of Applied Psychology 13. Journal of Business and Psychology 14. Journal of Business Ethics 15. Journal of Change Management 16. Journal of Education for Business 17. Journal of European Industrial Training 18. Journal of Labour Research 19. Journal of Management Development 20. Journal of Managerial Psychology 21. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology 22. Journal of Organizational Behaviour 23. Journal of Organizational Change Management 24. Journal of Organizational Culture Communications and Conflict 25. Journal of Workplace Learning 26. Leadership & Organizational Development Journal Magazines: for interest only It would be inappropriate to reference these texts in your assignment: People Management & Personnel Review POTENTIAL ASSIGNMENT STRUCTURE: FOR GUIDANCE ONLY CONTENTS PAGE All pages numbered for ease of referencing in Arabic numerals and each appendix in appendices section numbered in lower case Roman numerals EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This summarises the entire report including your aims and objectives, results, analysis, conclusions and recommendations. It is short and factual and is not included in your wordage. Written in the past tense, it is usually written last; although it appears first. A useful way to write it is to summarise each chapter in one sentence and then work on them until they flow into a coherent paragraph. The most common mistake here is to write it as if it were an introduction instead of a summary. Ensuring that your findings and recommendations are included to avoid this common pitfall. Your ES should be about 200 words and is a concise overview of the entire report. 1. INTRODUCTION This sets out the aims and scope of the report. You must clearly define what your objectives are in writing this report. State the presenting problems and ensure that they are relevant to the module content. An example of an Introduction might look like this: 1. Introduction 1.1 Definition of change 1.2 Background to the organisation: Babcock 1.3 presenting problems as you see them 1.4 Scope of the report: what will/will not be covered in this report (you cannot focus on all the issues highlighted in your email) 2. A LITERATURE REVIEW Do bear in mind that you will have to continuously link your journal research with your practical observations and methods in the analysis section, to achieve a coherent theory to practice link. Do not see the literature review section as compartmentalised but rather as a primer for the reader to acclimatise to your sources so that they can recognise them at a glance when you refer to them later in the analysis section. You will have several subheadings to include in this chapter A Literature Review accounts for 33% of the total report wordage. Extensive quotations are discouraged, as paraphrasing will ensure that you are engaging with the material and aware of its relevance to the area of change under discussion. All statements must be referenced in the text (name, year) and again in full in the reference section. References from 2009+ are expected and where this is not possible a more recent article indicating that the theory is still being currently considered should be cited eg Kolb (1974; Simmonds 2008). Journal references are expected to dominate here. An example of what a Literature Review might look like: 2.1 General literature relating to change & its historical roots 2.2 Specific literature on the subsection of the areas you have identified as requiring attention eg communication, culture etc 3. METHOD Here you should outline the models you will use to effect the change. You will require i) a diagnostic model & ii) a change model It is short and factual and can be put in a table if you prefer 4. RESULTS / FINDINGS Give a brief overview of your findings. As this is a case study these may relate to how the organization fits with the literature in how it carried out its change. Again this is a brief and factual section which could be put into a table. 5. DISCUSSION/ ANALYSIS Discuss your findings and compare the organization and changes under consideration against the models and literature cited. It is crucial that you link your findings to current academic theory/journal research (already mentioned in lit review) and models (identified in the methodology). Whether your findings bear these theories out or contradict them; they will still give scope for discussion. Suggest why certain findings may have occurred A subheading on the limitations of your report is also useful. An example of what an analysis chapter might look like: 5. Analysis 5.1 Relate findings to the models identified in the Methodology 5.2 Relate your findings to the literature 5.3 differences between theory (from the literature) and practice 5.4 what might be the impediments to implementing any of the ideas discussed. Support with appropriate references on RTC 6. EVALUATION* (some may choose to integrate this into analysis) Evaluate how effective the change experience was both at an individual and an organizational level. Consider how it could have been improved. Suggest what might support or hinder the new change process Refer to literature and theoretical models for support see lecture refs and reading list for guidance as well as your independent study week materials. 7. CONCLUSION This summarises your findings and is present or past focused It offers no new material but sums up what has gone before. Just as the Discussion flows from the Results so the Conclusions are drawn from the discussion material and pave the way for the Recommendations to follow Conclusions look back at the report and recommendations look forward to offer solutions 7 Conclusions 7.1 Summarise your findings from the report overall in one paragraph 8. RECOMMENDATIONS This offers practical and academic recommendations and is future focused. i) Practical recommendations could be practices or procedures which could be adopted or adapted to suit the individual & organizational needs you observed. ii) An academic recommendation could be for further research into a particular area. Recommendations are required for both individual and organizational levels. All recommendations should be specific as vague recommendations do not earn any marks. An example of how a recommendations chapter might be formatted 8. Recommendations 8.1Practical Recommendations for the organization you have examined to adopt with suggestions of how they might be rolled out 8.2 Academic recommendations of areas for further research . You may also deliver these as a table if you choose: Recommendation Who to Execute Steps to Execution Timings for Rollout Notional costings Intended benefits REFERENCES All references must follow the Harvard Referencing System. For this assignment we are asking for a reference list and not a bibliography of material, which may have been formative. All references should both be quoted in the text (surname, year) and appear on the reference list. To avoid plagiarism, refer to the templates included in this hand out. Journal references are preferred as the most reliable academic source. You can access these through your library account both on and off campus. Limit website references and research the original source of lecture or newspaper reports. You have already been issued with Harvard Referencing System templates with your assignment to assist you with formatting your references appropriately. Do not separate your references into books, journals or websites but list all in alphabetical order by first author or if a CIPD research paper by CIPD and then the reference. References should be in alphabetical order by first author. Online materials should be succeeded by [date of access] Journal references preferred. APPENDICES (OPTIONAL) i ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix x xi etc. Documents referred to in the text may be included here. All should be numbered and referred to by that number in the main text. Appendices are usually numbered using lower case Roman numerals ( i ii iii iv v etc). Raw data should never be included in the appendices. It is not necessary to run questionnaires or interview research pilots for this assignment.

Babcock: Trusted to Deliver. An exploratory cultural case study

Background to Babcock

Babcock has over a century of engineering excellence, built on a proud reputation of Ultra-reliable delivery. With a background in supporting the military, currently Babcock is the UK’s leading engineering support services organization. Babcock employs a staff team of around 26k who design, build, manage, operate and maintain assets vital to the delivery of the key public services both across the UK and abroad.

Babcock’s “Trusted to Deliver” translates to revenues of over 3.2bn pound in 2013 and an order book of approximately 12 billion pound. The key areas of Defence, Energy, Telecommunications, Education and Transport are supported by Babcock services working diligently behind the sense. These services are underpinned by three core capabilities:

Managing assets and infrastructure
Delivering projects and programmes
Integrating engineering expertise

Trusted to Deliver

These capabilities build on their enviable reputation which springs from the core tenet that Babcock is a partner which can be trusted to deliver. The Babcock reputation is protected as an asset, as Peter Rogers (Group CEO) stated in 2013:
“At Babcock we understand that how we take care of our reputation, our customers, our people, the environment and those affected by what we do, as well as how we plan for the future needs of our business is of critical importance to our having a sustainable and ethical business and being able to create long-term value for our shareholders.’

Culture

Babcock is a Task Culture (Harrison Typology 1972) with prides itself on being trusted to deliver whilst ensuring that staffs are developed to cope with project demands. By the very mature of engineering the organization had=s attracted more male than female workers and initiatives to address this have not been wholly successful yet; although a macho culture is not embedded. About 80%of work is in the UK and the final 20% is abroad, but this sector is developing in the USA, Canada, Australia and Poland with investigations into supporting businesses on a more global basis.
This has resulted in some cultural differences in perceptions when partnering local businesses to deliver the Babcock brand. In the USA, for example, clients feel that Babcock’s military origins imbue it with reliability, discipline and positive credentials whereas in Canada this feature is less valued.

Characteristics of Organizational Culture
Staffing is also different as the member identity in the UK is strong, with engineers and personnel identifying with the organization’s values with a group emphasis on interdependent project delivery; wherein each person is responsible for their personal contribution to the team. Individuals commit to the organization and reap the benefits of being part of a high performance working team(HPWT). Tasks are organized and demarcated, with lower conflict tolerance than flatter structures, to achieve the work to an acceptable standard. Workers are not tightly controlled but there is a strong sense of Organizational Citizenship Behavior(OCB) with teams working diligently to deliver to agreed deadlines and making personal sacrifices to ensure that the project is delivered to the best of their professional and personal ability. Communication occurs top down with work plans and bottom up to facilitate crescive participation of team members. Posters, suggestion boxes and the intranet are used to raise awareness on issues and to communicate key information, as well as the more informal notice boards in the staff canteen. More formally the UNITE union represents staff with HR. matrix project teams ensure that best practice is disseminated across teams.

Resistance to Change
The teams at Babcock have been centered in the UK and have had consistent working conditions. Now that they are needed to travel, to take up responsibilities on projects abroad there is a degree of resistance to travelling which had not been anticipated. The overseas contracts are also commit to tired and tested working practices which do not always align with Babcock standards.

Leadership
Babcock has had a successful tradition of developing individuals to enhance team capacity. This development focus is an ongoing challenge with so many teams out in the field at any given time. Babcock has relied on the values of ethical processes cascading from management to teams as part of their core psychological contract. This has resulted in a means rather than ends focus on challenges with managers and project leaderseembodying the qualities that more junior staff can model off. Risk tolerance is low as projects must be delivered to Babcock and industry profession standards. Babcock hosts an internal system focus, to hone excellent practices, with scanning of the external environment for developments and possible enhancements of current working practices. These traditions have worked well in the UK with low staff turnover, high commitment and high performance working teams.
Each generation of supervisors, management and project leadership specialists has inspired the next, inducting them into the values of ethical working and the need for a procedural audit trail and principled professional behavior. This has relied on tacit organizational memory.

Current
The overseas opportunities have resulted in a heightened awareness of Babcock’s culture and its innately English roots. Something as simple as reading an email response which states that a new project’s goal achievements were” not bad” from a UK perspective reads as” terrible” to the Canadian reader. Local traditions have challenged the” Think Global: Act Local” adaptation philosophy with Georgia’s (USA) right to work and the Canadians blurred lines between home and business life.

More seriously the family culture in some new ventures has resulted in bypassing the procurement process and ignoring sourcing stipulations to employ family or friends. As much of the communication is by Skype, conference call or email it is often difficult to pin these variations in practice down. The business partners overseas are as oblivious to the difficulties these may create as Babcock in the UK are clear that only principled transparent are acceptable.

New Venture
A new contract has been won to maintain quarry mining vehicles in remote open cast mining locations in Brazil. A maintenance subcontract is being negotiated with Locomocao* a rapidly growing Sao Paulo company. Babcock’s HR and Operations are keen to address the issues of consistency, recruitment and procurement transparency and also to adapt to facilitate the Brazilian culture where it aligns with Babcock values. Communicating the core” Trusted to Deliver” and what this means in practice is central to the venture’s success. Concerned by the” Costa culture” rumors of Brazil, and experiences of others venturing into developing economies, Babcock wants to ensure that it begins with a Trusted to Deliver culture from the outset with its attendant core values.

Bridging the Gap
Already the meetings have shown some differences between UK and Brazilian culture. Senior executives wore three piece suits; whilst the UK team wore jackets, they were not very formally dressed which created some concern for their Brazilian partners. This differed from the more international companies in Sao Paulo which followed a more relaxed, yet business like, dress code perhaps reflecting the recent arrival of Locomocao on the international scene and its rapid ascendency due to agile thinking and a flexible approach to problem solving.
The meeting late with time given to handshakes, kisses and card swapping followed by discussions of football, family and music. Mention of politics or poverty observed on the streets were greets with a change of subject.
The UK team had just landed and navigated the Sao Paulo traffic to be there and were ready to start discussions as time was limited, finding the intense eye contact and limited personal space tiring.

The working agreements established last time were now being renegotiated as the UK team had a different project manager and the change of team was seen as a new start by the Locomocao, illustrating the person rather than task focus of the culture.

Suggesting that they “grab a sandwich” to keep talking was greeted with horror and to jet lag as all went out to lunch for two hours. The most senior member of the Locomocao team began suggesting a local mechanic’s garage to manage the maintenance contract. This had already been dismissed last time as lacking the required capacity to cater for all the vehicles as well as being in the wrong location. Learning that the owner if the garage was married to the chief negotiator offered several other options and the speed of negotiations was impressive.

The Brazilian energy for the project was obvious with discussions producing fluent options which were not always minuted, but all of which demonstrated an enthusiastic “can do” attitude to the joint venture.

Concerned to avoid the issues swamping the project Babcock decide to call in the BHrm605 consultants to seek your advice on how to best progress from here.
Locomocao is not a real company
The background to Babcock is accurate but the project plan is fictitious to facilitate culture and change exploration without compromising confidentiality.

 

CASE STUDY ASSIGNMENT 40% of total Module Mark
a) Type a brief email to Babcock outlining the current presenting problems as you see them to be included in your report 10
[There is no reference requirement for this section of the work]
b) Follow up with a full report: HR Changes for Babcock 70
Include:
i) Selected areas from those listed in the email that you have investigated
ii) what you intend to do to address the problems outlined
iii) suggest a diagnostic and a change model to aid the transfer from theory to practice
iv) potential problems with their implementation.
[The report should contain a minimum of 15 journal references to support the points you are making]

d) A reflection on your learning journey based on the critical incident technique model of reflection where you identify
up to 3 key learning moments and reflect on them 10
See full marking grid for a detailed breakdown of the marking scheme

 

FORMAT
Report format , 3rd person, passive voice (no ‘I’ or ‘my’)
References in the Harvard Referencing System

• A range of research sources should be used, incorporating journal articles and academic texts. A limited use of the internet may be used as a source but journals articles are deemed more reliable and you will need at least 15 journal references per website.
Your Library account will facilitate your access to key journal articles. The library helpdesk will be happy to help you to use this useful resource off/on campus

• All sources, including electronic sources, must be referenced using the Harvard Referencing System. You will get advice on this from the citations section attached and leaflets on the Harvard System are available from the library.
Footnoting or use of the Vancouver system is not acceptable.

• A report outline is included with this pack but in summary: it is suggested that your report includes; an Executive Summary, an Introduction, including background to the presenting problem; a Literature Review; a chapter on the Method: outlining the approach taken to change including one relevant diagnostic & one relevant change model ; a comparison with that outlined in the literature by way of Analysis and discussion; a Conclusion section which should lead to a chapter viable Recommendations.

• See also the guide to report writing (page 19)

• Your reference list should contain all references mentioned in the text in alphabetical order using the Harvard Referencing System.
A bibliography is not required – only a full list of references actually used in the text.

• You may bring an A4 plan of your work to your session for review in
Week 7
Be prepared to share these with your group and your tutor will ensure that you have chosen appropriate models for the task. If you have not prepared your plan by this stage it will not be reviewed at any other time. No indications of marks can be given at this formative stage.

WORDAGE
A penalty of 10% will be levied for exceeding the stipulated wordage: up to 2,000. Reports can be accepted from 2,200-1,800
The email cover page, contents page, executive summary, reference list and appendices are not counted as part of the word count
Your word count must be clearly stated on the front of your assignment.
Journal List
1. Academy of Management Journal
2. British Journal of Industrial Relations
3. British Journal of Management
4. Employee Relations
5. Employment Review
6. European Journal of Innovation Management
7. Human Resource Management Journal
8. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business
9. International Journal of Career Management
10. International Journal of Human Resource Management
11. Journal of Applied Behavioural Science
12. Journal of Applied Psychology
13. Journal of Business and Psychology
14. Journal of Business Ethics
15. Journal of Change Management
16. Journal of Education for Business
17. Journal of European Industrial Training
18. Journal of Labour Research
19. Journal of Management Development
20. Journal of Managerial Psychology
21. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology
22. Journal of Organizational Behaviour
23. Journal of Organizational Change Management
24. Journal of Organizational Culture Communications and Conflict
25. Journal of Workplace Learning
26. Leadership & Organizational Development Journal
Magazines: for interest only
It would be inappropriate to reference these texts in your assignment:
People Management & Personnel Review

POTENTIAL ASSIGNMENT STRUCTURE: FOR GUIDANCE ONLY
CONTENTS PAGE
All pages numbered for ease of referencing in Arabic numerals and each appendix in appendices section numbered in lower case Roman numerals

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This summarises the entire report including your aims and objectives, results, analysis, conclusions and recommendations. It is short and factual and is not included in your wordage.
Written in the past tense, it is usually written last; although it appears first.
A useful way to write it is to summarise each chapter in one sentence and then work on them until they flow into a coherent paragraph.
The most common mistake here is to write it as if it were an introduction instead of a summary.
Ensuring that your findings and recommendations are included to avoid this common pitfall.
Your ES should be about 200 words and is a concise overview of the entire report.

1. INTRODUCTION
This sets out the aims and scope of the report. You must clearly define what your objectives are in writing this report. State the presenting problems and ensure that they are relevant to the module content.
An example of an Introduction might look like this:
1. Introduction
1.1 Definition of change
1.2 Background to the organisation: Babcock
1.3 presenting problems as you see them
1.4 Scope of the report: what will/will not be covered in this report
(you cannot focus on all the issues highlighted in your email)
2. A LITERATURE REVIEW
Do bear in mind that you will have to continuously link your journal research with your practical observations and methods in the analysis section, to achieve a coherent theory to practice link. Do not see the literature review section as compartmentalised but rather as a primer for the reader to acclimatise to your sources so that they can recognise them at a glance when you refer to them later in the analysis section. You will have several subheadings to include in this chapter
A Literature Review accounts for 33% of the total report wordage.
Extensive quotations are discouraged, as paraphrasing will ensure that you are engaging with the material and aware of its relevance to the area of change under discussion. All statements must be referenced in the text (name, year) and again in full in the reference section. References from 2009+ are expected and where this is not possible a more recent article indicating that the theory is still being currently considered should be cited eg Kolb (1974; Simmonds 2008).
Journal references are expected to dominate here.

An example of what a Literature Review might look like:
2.1 General literature relating to change & its historical roots
2.2 Specific literature on the subsection of the areas you have identified as requiring attention eg communication, culture etc
3. METHOD
Here you should outline the models you will use to effect the change. You will require
i) a diagnostic model &
ii) a change model
It is short and factual and can be put in a table if you prefer
4. RESULTS / FINDINGS
Give a brief overview of your findings.
As this is a case study these may relate to how the organization fits with the literature in how it carried out its change.
Again this is a brief and factual section which could be put into a table.

5. DISCUSSION/ ANALYSIS
Discuss your findings and compare the organization and changes under consideration against the models and literature cited. It is crucial that you link your findings to current academic theory/journal research (already mentioned in lit review) and models (identified in the methodology). Whether your findings bear these theories out or contradict them; they will still give scope for discussion.
Suggest why certain findings may have occurred

A subheading on the limitations of your report is also useful.

An example of what an analysis chapter might look like:
5. Analysis
5.1 Relate findings to the models identified in the Methodology
5.2 Relate your findings to the literature
5.3 differences between theory (from the literature) and practice
5.4 what might be the impediments to implementing any of the ideas discussed. Support with appropriate references on RTC
6. EVALUATION* (some may choose to integrate this into analysis)
Evaluate how effective the change experience was both at an individual and an organizational level.
Consider how it could have been improved.
Suggest what might support or hinder the new change process
Refer to literature and theoretical models for support see lecture refs and reading list for guidance as well as your independent study week materials.

7. CONCLUSION
This summarises your findings and is present or past focused
It offers no new material but sums up what has gone before.
Just as the Discussion flows from the Results so the Conclusions are drawn from the discussion material and pave the way for the Recommendations to follow
Conclusions look back at the report and recommendations look forward to offer solutions

7 Conclusions
7.1 Summarise your findings from the report overall in one paragraph

8. RECOMMENDATIONS
This offers practical and academic recommendations and is future focused.
i) Practical recommendations could be practices or procedures which could be adopted or adapted to suit the individual & organizational needs you observed.
ii) An academic recommendation could be for further research into a particular area. Recommendations are required for both individual and organizational levels.
All recommendations should be specific as vague recommendations do not earn any marks.
An example of how a recommendations chapter might be formatted

8. Recommendations
8.1Practical Recommendations for the organization you have examined to adopt with suggestions of how they might be rolled out
8.2 Academic recommendations of areas for further research .
You may also deliver these as a table if you choose:

Recommendation Who to
Execute Steps to Execution
Timings
for
Rollout Notional
costings Intended
benefits

REFERENCES
All references must follow the Harvard Referencing System.

For this assignment we are asking for a reference list and not a bibliography of material, which may have been formative.
All references should both be quoted in the text (surname, year) and appear on the reference list. To avoid plagiarism, refer to the templates included in this hand out.
Journal references are preferred as the most reliable academic source.
You can access these through your library account both on and off campus. Limit website references and research the original source of lecture or newspaper reports.
You have already been issued with Harvard Referencing System templates with your assignment to assist you with formatting your references appropriately.

Do not separate your references into books, journals or websites but list all in alphabetical order by first author or if a CIPD research paper by CIPD and then the reference.
References should be in alphabetical order by first author.
Online materials should be succeeded by [date of access]
Journal references preferred.
APPENDICES (OPTIONAL)
i ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix x xi etc.
Documents referred to in the text may be included here. All should be numbered and referred to by that number in the main text. Appendices are usually numbered using lower case Roman numerals ( i ii iii iv v etc).
Raw data should never be included in the appendices. It is not necessary to run questionnaires or interview research pilots for this assignment.

Exxon Mobil Analysis Use the last 2 annual reports from Exxon to respond the following: a. Are the majority of Exxon’s assets tangible or intangible? b. What was Net income for each of the past 2 years? Was the change positive or negative? What was the change in money and percent terms? c. What was Cash Flow for each of the past 2 years? Was the change positive or negative? What was the change in money and percent terms? d. What has the stock price done over the past 2 years? Give dollar amounts as well as percentages. e. Discuss and identify terms that would cause Net Income and Cash Flow to differ. f. Why is the cash flow statement broken down into 3 parts? What do these 3 parts tell us about where Exxon gets and spends its cash

Exxon Mobil Analysis

Use the last 2 annual reports from Exxon to respond the following:
a. Are the majority of Exxon’s assets tangible or intangible?
b. What was Net income for each of the past 2 years? Was the change positive or negative? What was the change in money and percent terms?
c. What was Cash Flow for each of the past 2 years? Was the change positive or negative? What was the change in money and percent terms?
d. What has the stock price done over the past 2 years? Give dollar amounts as well as percentages.
e. Discuss and identify terms that would cause Net Income and Cash Flow to differ.
f. Why is the cash flow statement broken down into 3 parts? What do these 3 parts tell us about where Exxon gets and spends its cash

Journal Article Review PSY 101 Research Articles These articles are experimental, peer-reviewed studies that state a specific hypothesis and then apply a treatment to the participants to test the hypothesis, report the results and draw conclusions from the study. They all have the same sections: Abstract – a statement summarizing the article Introduction – explains the topic, the purpose of the study and the hypothesis. Method – explains how the study was conducted Results – includes the findings of the data, usually in statistics Discussion – the author’s commentary on the results. This includes is the hypothesis was correct, if the research questions was answered and how the research felt about the study. Conclusion – summarized the key points of the experimental results References- a complete list of articles mentioned/used in the article or research Assignment You will write a 4-6 page paper in APA format, about a research article on a topic of your choice, but that is directly related to the topics covered in PSY101. Your article must be from a peer reviewed research publication. You will include the following: 1. Abstract: Write a 4-6 sentence summary of your paper 2. Introduction: State the purpose of the study; describe it briefly and clearly. State the hypothesis, but do not include the author’s review of the literature. 3. Method: Describe the method used in the experiment. Who participated in the study? What are the most important characteristics of the participants? What treatment, procedure, or assessments were used to test the hypothesis? 4. Results: Summarize the major findings of the study. 5. Conclusion: State the conclusions the author draws in the discussion of the article. 6. Discussion: Write your critique. This is the ONLY place in the paper where you can express your opinions. What did you think of the hypothesis? Do the think the findings are practical and relevant? Do you agree or disagree with the conclusions of the researcher? Did you have a problem with the ethical standards of the study? Would this study motivate you to learn more about the topic? Does this study have value in the real, everyday world?

Journal Article Review
PSY 101
Research Articles
These articles are experimental, peer-reviewed studies that state a specific hypothesis and then apply a treatment to the participants to test the hypothesis, report the results and draw conclusions from the study. They all have the same sections:

Abstract – a statement summarizing the article
Introduction – explains the topic, the purpose of the study and the hypothesis.
Method – explains how the study was conducted
Results – includes the findings of the data, usually in statistics
Discussion – the author’s commentary on the results. This includes is the hypothesis was correct, if the research questions was answered and how the research felt about the study.
Conclusion – summarized the key points of the experimental results
References- a complete list of articles mentioned/used in the article or research

Assignment
You will write a 4-6 page paper in APA format, about a research article on a topic of your choice, but that is directly related to the topics covered in PSY101. Your article must be from a peer reviewed research publication. You will include the following:
1. Abstract: Write a 4-6 sentence summary of your paper
2. Introduction: State the purpose of the study; describe it briefly and clearly. State the hypothesis, but do not include the author’s review of the literature.
3. Method: Describe the method used in the experiment. Who participated in the study? What are the most important characteristics of the participants? What treatment, procedure, or assessments were used to test the hypothesis?
4. Results: Summarize the major findings of the study.
5. Conclusion: State the conclusions the author draws in the discussion of the article.
6. Discussion: Write your critique. This is the ONLY place in the paper where you can express your opinions. What did you think of the hypothesis? Do the think the findings are practical and relevant? Do you agree or disagree with the conclusions of the researcher? Did you have a problem with the ethical standards of the study? Would this study motivate you to learn more about the topic? Does this study have value in the real, everyday world?

Knorpp vs. Hale Should a person who tours a private home as a participant in a garden club tour of homes, and who pays $25 to the garden club but nothing to the homeowner, be characterized as an invitee or a licensee? Write a 1-2 page paper in which you determine whether or not this person is an invitee or licensee and defend our response.

Knorpp vs. Hale

Should a person who tours a private home as a participant in a garden club tour of homes, and who pays $25 to the garden club but nothing to the homeowner, be characterized as an invitee or a licensee?
Write a 1-2 page paper in which you determine whether or not this person is an invitee or licensee and defend our response.

entrepreneurial crime Research an entrepreneurial crime that has taken place in the last year: 1. Briefly describe the entrepreneurial crime you researched. 2. Discuss how the psychological characteristics of individuals and accounting opportunities for omission(s) may have contributed to the commission of the entrepreneurial crime you researched. 3. Analyze the cost of Sarbanes-Oxley in regulating the white-collar crime you researched and evaluate its impact on the “free market.” 4. Compare and contrast the adjudication of the white-collar crime you researched as a criminal action versus a civil action. 5. Determine whether agencies that are vested with statutory powers of investigation and imposition of penalties should choose a non-adversarial approach to regulation, as well as how your determination would have impacted the crime you researched.

entrepreneurial crime

Research an entrepreneurial crime that has taken place in the last year:
1. Briefly describe the entrepreneurial crime you researched.
2. Discuss how the psychological characteristics of individuals and accounting opportunities for omission(s) may have contributed to the commission of the entrepreneurial crime you researched.
3. Analyze the cost of Sarbanes-Oxley in regulating the white-collar crime you researched and evaluate its impact on the “free market.”
4. Compare and contrast the adjudication of the white-collar crime you researched as a criminal action versus a civil action.
5. Determine whether agencies that are vested with statutory powers of investigation and imposition of penalties should choose a non-adversarial approach to regulation, as well as how your determination would have impacted the crime you researched.

U.S. from a microeconomic Construct a case study/research paper that examines a firm in the U.S. from a microeconomic standpoint and provide suggestions based on your findings. • Step 1: Choose a firm for your focus. In addition to picking a firm that you find interesting, you will likely want to pick a firm that has available data (or a firm that for which you can personally provide data). Publicly traded companies file reports with a great deal of data (preferred). • Step 2: You will need to complete an analysis of the following categories for your firm. You should complete each section as we cover it in the course – although the paper is not due until the end of week 7. This will help you to reinforce topics from the course. The following must be included: Due Date The paper is due at the end of week 7 (However, various parts of the paper should be completed during the term). NOTE: Be sure to break your paper into the following sections with headings: • What does your firm do? Introduce your firm (week 1) • How have supply and demand conditions impacted the firm in recent years? (week 2) • Examine price elasticity of demand for the products your firm sells. (week 3) • Examine the costs of production for your firm. (week 5) • What is (are) your firm’s primary competitive advantage(s)? (Week 6) • Are there entry barriers for firms in this industry? (Week 6) • What substitutes are available for your product? (Week 6) • What is the market share for firms in the industry? (Week 6) What market structure best describes the conditions your firm faces? (Week 6/7) • Based on the characteristics of your firm, provide advice regarding what you think the firm should do going forward and provide a prediction of their future. (Week 7) Paper Requirements: • Length: Between 10 and 15 pages; title page and reference page do not count toward the total. • Title page including the name of your paper, your name, and a paper abstract (this is a brief summary of your paper; around 150 words). • Paper section: o An introduction that clearly introduces your firm and the goal of the paper. o The main body of the paper should clearly describe your findings and your suggestions. o A conclusion that summarizes and emphasizes your contribution. • The paper should be double spaced with times new roman font (size 12), 1 inch margins and justified text. • You should cite all sources that you use for data and analysis. • Resources should be cited on a reference page using APA format: o http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ • Be sure to use proper spelling and grammar. • Additional Library resource databases containing company information, background and history, financial statements, SEC reports, SWOT analyses, scholarly journal, trade publication, magazine, and newspaper articles (including the Wall Street Journal), and market reports, can be found on the Library’s Company Information. U.S. from a microeconomic Construct a case study/research paper that examines a firm in the U.S. from a microeconomic standpoint and provide suggestions based on your findings. • Step 1: Choose a firm for your focus. In addition to picking a firm that you find interesting, you will likely want to pick a firm that has available data (or a firm that for which you can personally provide data). Publicly traded companies file reports with a great deal of data (preferred). • Step 2: You will need to complete an analysis of the following categories for your firm. You should complete each section as we cover it in the course – although the paper is not due until the end of week 7. This will help you to reinforce topics from the course. The following must be included: Due Date The paper is due at the end of week 7 (However, various parts of the paper should be completed during the term). NOTE: Be sure to break your paper into the following sections with headings: • What does your firm do? Introduce your firm (week 1) • How have supply and demand conditions impacted the firm in recent years? (week 2) • Examine price elasticity of demand for the products your firm sells. (week 3) • Examine the costs of production for your firm. (week 5) • What is (are) your firm’s primary competitive advantage(s)? (Week 6) • Are there entry barriers for firms in this industry? (Week 6) • What substitutes are available for your product? (Week 6) • What is the market share for firms in the industry? (Week 6) What market structure best describes the conditions your firm faces? (Week 6/7) • Based on the characteristics of your firm, provide advice regarding what you think the firm should do going forward and provide a prediction of their future. (Week 7) Paper Requirements: • Length: Between 10 and 15 pages; title page and reference page do not count toward the total. • Title page including the name of your paper, your name, and a paper abstract (this is a brief summary of your paper; around 150 words). • Paper section: o An introduction that clearly introduces your firm and the goal of the paper. o The main body of the paper should clearly describe your findings and your suggestions. o A conclusion that summarizes and emphasizes your contribution. • The paper should be double spaced with times new roman font (size 12), 1 inch margins and justified text. • You should cite all sources that you use for data and analysis. • Resources should be cited on a reference page using APA format: o http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ • Be sure to use proper spelling and grammar. • Additional Library resource databases containing company information, background and history, financial statements, SEC reports, SWOT analyses, scholarly journal, trade publication, magazine, and newspaper articles (including the Wall Street Journal), and market reports, can be found on the Library’s Company Information.

U.S. from a microeconomic

Construct a case study/research paper that examines a firm in the U.S. from a microeconomic standpoint and provide suggestions based on your findings.
• Step 1: Choose a firm for your focus. In addition to picking a firm that you find interesting, you will likely want to pick a firm that has available data (or a firm that for which you can personally provide data). Publicly traded companies file reports with a great deal of data (preferred).
• Step 2: You will need to complete an analysis of the following categories for your firm. You should complete each section as we cover it in the course – although the paper is not due until the end of week 7. This will help you to reinforce topics from the course. The following must be included:
Due Date
The paper is due at the end of week 7 (However, various parts of the paper should be completed during the term).
NOTE: Be sure to break your paper into the following sections with headings:
• What does your firm do? Introduce your firm (week 1)
• How have supply and demand conditions impacted the firm in recent years? (week 2)
• Examine price elasticity of demand for the products your firm sells. (week 3)
• Examine the costs of production for your firm. (week 5)
• What is (are) your firm’s primary competitive advantage(s)? (Week 6)
• Are there entry barriers for firms in this industry? (Week 6)
• What substitutes are available for your product? (Week 6)
• What is the market share for firms in the industry? (Week 6)
What market structure best describes the conditions your firm faces? (Week 6/7)

 
• Based on the characteristics of your firm, provide advice regarding what you think the firm should do going forward and provide a prediction of their future. (Week 7)

Paper Requirements:
• Length: Between 10 and 15 pages; title page and reference page do not count toward the total.
• Title page including the name of your paper, your name, and a paper abstract (this is a brief summary of your paper; around 150 words).
• Paper section:
o An introduction that clearly introduces your firm and the goal of the paper.
o The main body of the paper should clearly describe your findings and your suggestions.
o A conclusion that summarizes and emphasizes your contribution.
• The paper should be double spaced with times new roman font (size 12), 1 inch margins and justified text.
• You should cite all sources that you use for data and analysis.
• Resources should be cited on a reference page using APA format:
o http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
• Be sure to use proper spelling and grammar.
• Additional Library resource databases containing company information, background and history, financial statements, SEC reports, SWOT analyses, scholarly journal, trade publication, magazine, and newspaper articles (including the Wall Street Journal), and market reports, can be found on the Library’s Company Information.

 

pragmatism in america Final Project and Oral Presentation: The final project will consist of both a term paper (approximately 2000 words in length) and an oral presentation (15 minutes in length) with power point presentation (10-15 slides). The final project (paper and oral presentation) will require students to identify and articulate a focused research question where there is clear evidence of American Philosophical Pragmatism at play in the arena of politics, economics, art, etc. Examples of real world events in the history of America are, but limited to, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Sexual Revolution of the 60’s, the Oil-Shock of the 70’s, etc., where the philosophical position of Pragmatism was clearly exhibited in the decisions and debates surrounding the event.

pragmatism in america

 

Final Project and Oral Presentation: The final project will consist of both a term paper (approximately 2000 words in length) and an oral presentation (15 minutes in length) with power point presentation (10-15 slides). The final project (paper and oral presentation) will require students to identify and articulate a focused research question where there is clear evidence of American Philosophical Pragmatism at play in the arena of politics, economics, art, etc. Examples of real world events in the history of America are, but limited to, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Sexual Revolution of the 60’s, the Oil-Shock of the 70’s, etc., where the philosophical position of Pragmatism was clearly exhibited in the decisions and debates surrounding the event.

The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America QUESTIONS: Instructions: After reading John Demos’ The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America, compose a 3-5 page essay (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12pt. Times New Roman font) that addresses the following question. In order to be eligible for full credit, your essay must present and develop an argument based on evidence drawn from Demos’ book, must follow proper citation procedures, and must be submitted both electronically (via Turnitin) and in hard copy by Friday, February 28. In addition to citing examples from The Unredeemed Captive, in order to prove your points you should also feel free to use information gleaned from lectures or from other readings (for example, ch. 2 of Going to the Source). Question: Throughout Demos’ account of the “Deerfield saga,” his narrative’s protagonist is variously referred to as “Eunice Williams,” “Margeurite,” and “A’ongote” (or later, “Gannenstenhawi”). Do any of these English, French, and Kahnawake names fully capture the identity of “the unredeemed captive”? How do you think she saw herself, and what does her story tell us about the broader world of colonial North America? Based on this, does it seem that Demos’ “family story” corroborates or challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the nature and extent of inter-cultural exchange and interaction in eighteenth century British North America? TIPS ON WRITING EFFECTIVE PAPERS: 1) MAKE AN ARGUMENT! It is vital in all history papers that you build an argument, one that is explicitly stated in the introduction of your paper and that you return to throughout the body of the paper and in your conclusion. This argument can take the form of a THESIS statement, a clear concise declarative sentence or two that announces your argument and will guide the reader throughout your paper. Remember, it is your job as a historian to be analytical versus descriptive. In other words, I expect you to asses the material and build your argument off of this. Do not just simply list, explain or describe events or examples. Rather, evaluate and identify significance, draw conclusions, and make connections. 2) ORGANIZATION! A successful history paper will contain and introduction, several body paragraphs, and a conclusion. These should follow the tell me (introduction), say it (body), tell me what you said (conclusion) format. Your introduction should clearly state your argument (your thesis statement) as well as the evidence (the examples) that you will borrow from the text to prove your argument throughout the body of the paper. Also make sure that each piece of evidence you use serves to corroborate this argument, and make an effort to connect your examples and your argument in the body of your work. In other words, be sure to restate your argument and how each piece of evidence from the text or your readings helps bolster your claims. Your conclusion should restate your argument. If you find that your conclusion is very different from your introduction, and perhaps even makes a different argument, go back and make sure the argument you wish to make is clearly stated in your introduction and connects to your body and conclusion.

The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America
QUESTIONS:

Instructions: After reading John Demos’ The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America, compose a 3-5 page essay (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12pt. Times New Roman font) that addresses the following question. In order to be eligible for full credit, your essay must present and develop an argument based on evidence drawn from Demos’ book, must follow proper citation procedures, and must be submitted both electronically (via Turnitin) and in hard copy by Friday, February 28. In addition to citing examples from The Unredeemed Captive, in order to prove your points you should also feel free to use information gleaned from lectures or from other readings (for example, ch. 2 of Going to the Source).

 

Question: Throughout Demos’ account of the “Deerfield saga,” his narrative’s protagonist is variously referred to as “Eunice Williams,” “Margeurite,” and “A’ongote” (or later, “Gannenstenhawi”). Do any of these English, French, and Kahnawake names fully capture the identity of “the unredeemed captive”? How do you think she saw herself, and what does her story tell us about the broader world of colonial North America? Based on this, does it seem that Demos’ “family story” corroborates or challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the nature and extent of inter-cultural exchange and interaction in eighteenth century British North America?

TIPS ON WRITING EFFECTIVE PAPERS:
1) MAKE AN ARGUMENT!

It is vital in all history papers that you build an argument, one that is explicitly stated in the introduction of your paper and that you return to throughout the body of the paper and in your conclusion. This argument can take the form of a THESIS statement, a clear concise declarative sentence or two that announces your argument and will guide the reader throughout your paper.

Remember, it is your job as a historian to be analytical versus descriptive. In other words, I expect you to asses the material and build your argument off of this. Do not just simply list, explain or describe events or examples. Rather, evaluate and identify significance, draw conclusions, and make connections.

 

2) ORGANIZATION!

A successful history paper will contain and introduction, several body paragraphs, and a conclusion. These should follow the tell me (introduction), say it (body), tell me what you said (conclusion) format. Your introduction should clearly state your argument (your thesis statement) as well as the evidence (the examples) that you will borrow from the text to prove your argument throughout the body of the paper.

Also make sure that each piece of evidence you use serves to corroborate this argument, and make an effort to connect your examples and your argument in the body of your work. In other words, be sure to restate your argument and how each piece of evidence from the text or your readings helps bolster your claims.

Your conclusion should restate your argument. If you find that your conclusion is very different from your introduction, and perhaps even makes a different argument, go back and make sure the argument you wish to make is clearly stated in your introduction and connects to your body and conclusion.

No child left behind” impact Idaho Please follow this instruction one by one carefully. Write letter to the President give him information in education, an important political issue in 2014. What are the major educational institute in Idaho? How does Idaho rank in terms of education ($’s spent, best/worst) How has “No child left behind” impact Idaho? What problem is Idaho facing with education? Does Idaho have a policy on dropping out of school? Tell the president how Idaho educates K-12/university student on civic-education (civics, social studies, etc – legally required for Idaho state) Also search the web for the use of blog/technology in K-12 classroom in Idaho and review two of the websites stating how blogs/technology are used in classroom in Idaho.

No child left behind” impact Idaho

Please follow this instruction one by one carefully.
Write letter to the President give him information in education, an important political issue in 2014. What are the major educational institute in Idaho? How does Idaho rank in terms of education ($’s spent, best/worst) How has “No child left behind” impact Idaho? What problem is Idaho facing with education? Does Idaho have a policy on dropping out of school? Tell the president how Idaho educates K-12/university student on civic-education (civics, social studies, etc – legally required for Idaho state) Also search the web for the use of blog/technology in K-12 classroom in Idaho and review two of the websites stating how blogs/technology are used in classroom in Idaho.