Literature

Keeping Joseph Campbell’s paradigm of the hero’s journey as your touchstone, construct the ultimate hero based upon the texts we have read. What are the qualities necessary for the ultimate hero? What tests prove his worth? How would you borrow from the different histories and traditions to support your argument about the ultimate hero? How would this ultimate hero manifest in the 21st century?

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English

It’s about a movie called “Religulous”discus and come with specific conclusion about whether or not the film is well-argued. What is the thesis of the film? Is there one or mere than one?Focus on one aspect of the film which are his interviews with religious leather like priests, preachers, Muslim clerics, etc…Evaluating the ways he builds his argument as either strong or weak.Supporting judgments with evidence and details.

 

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Analysis

Write a 3 pages paper on the film Rouge (1988, Directed by Stanley Kwan) in terms of characterization and themes. You should make arguments about how characterization and themes are made and presented cinematically. What is love? How is love approached? How and why does the director discuss and portray love the way it is in these films? Instead of retelling of the story in the film, analysis should display an ability to think critically, creatively and originally.

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problem situation

In isolating and examining a problem situation for potential improvement, how can you differentiate between a true casual problem and a problem symptom? In your own experience have you had to tackle a problem situation and how did you handle the situation and improve the situation?

 

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Bird

Watch the film Bird and describe Charlie Parker’s personality and personal relationships in relation to his music as depicted in the film. Describe the sequence of events and the music. (on reserve in music library) Hollywood film, not a documentary).

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Grizzly Man

With at least 1200 words of analysis, explore the realist aesthetics of GRIZZLY MAN. Using at least 4 elements from the list provided this week, explore precisely how the film uses aesthetics to offer a truth about the world. Why does the film use these specific aesthetics? What truth is offered?

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Literature

Imagine The Inferno as a buddy comedy. Write a parody in prose of the story which reveals the themes of the epic in a comedic tone. For example, Virgil is very judgmental about Dante’s fears when confronting the demons and his sympathies for the damned. How would that story play out in the 21st century? Be specific and strive for both humor and also a reflection of the deeper questions raised by this section of the epic.

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Literature

How effectively does Joachim Du Bellay use the sonnet form to convey a longing for France? Talking about a sonnet called ‘Les Regrets’ by Joachim Du Bellay.

 

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Literature

Imagine an episode of The Bachelorette in which 5 of our major heroes are contestants. Clearly contextualize the heroes to explain their marriageable qualities. You are the person searching for your marriage partner, but you must ask him questions and imagine social engagements that will reveal your true other half. Using the texts as references, and revealing the ideals and the “roses” given to mark explicit choices, explain how you would choose the proper and perfect hero for you. (This could easily be reversed into an episode of The Bachelor with the same parameters.)

 

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Horse Boy

Examine a scene from Horse Boy using the critical lens of social construction and answer the following question. What is the individual’s place in society?

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Literature

In Chapter 4 (Reid), read Gregory Petsko’s letter on pages 299 – 304, review the Techniques for Rhetorical Analysis and Response on page 78 (Reid). Analyze McGrath’s essay based on the tips listed in the Techniques for Rhetorical Analysis and Response guidelines.

Answer the following questions: Which of these guidelines does McGrath follow? Were there analytical strategies that McGrath did not use Explain using full sentences, proper grammar, and in paragraph form. Copy and paste your answers in the discussion board and respond to two other classmates, respond in full sentences and using a logical thorough answer.

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English

Discuss the treatment of childhood with reference to the work of any two or more Victorian writers.Use two texts in particular; Charles Dickens Oliver Twist (W.W. Norton, 1993). ISBN 978-0393962925 and The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot (W. W. Norton, 1994). ISBN 978-0393963328. Try and make comparisons in the way they deal with childhood but also display a knowledge of Victorian of the Victorian Period and cite any historic or contextual occurrence. Also use the http://www.victorianweb.org/ if you need an idea for a source. Needs to be in the MHRA referencing style.

 

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Literature

Please select three full-length articles (published within the last 7 years) related to concepts covered in class from current business publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, journal articles, published book chapters, etc. The 3 articles should be related to 3 different concepts/topics which are planning, motivation, managing human resources. Please note that you cannot choose blog entries or personal opinions as your main source. Your articles have to be from reputed sources.

Each article summary should contain:Here’s a YouTube link (3-minute video) that may help you write a good summary, just as a guidance for you:in the last paragraph, state your own opinion of the article and how the article relates to a topic we have been discussing in class.Each article summary (points 1 and 2 above) should not exceed one page. So the number of pages for this assignment will be 4 pages (including references). The format you should follow: double-spaced, 1 inch margins, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman (hand-written summaries will not be accepted).

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Literature

Discuss the concept of Othello (the character/man, not the play) as a tragic hero. First, articulate, to your understanding, what a tragic hero is or does. You may use characteristics mentioned in the Resources Prezi’s you viewed, or develop a list of your own. Regardless, be specific about the guidelines you are using! You should have at least 3. Then argue that Othello is or is not a tragic figure, based on the guidelines you have applied.Be sure to include specific quotes and references from the playing your answer. Use Shakespearean language version for quotes, not the modern translation!

 

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Dark Ages

By now you have gained a good understanding of the formation of western civilization with the rise and fall of the Greek and Roman Empire, which lead to the Dark Ages. Many believe that the Dark Ages was a time that lacked any sense of cultural significance. Still, others believe that without the Dark Ages, many accomplishments would never have been achieved. Therefore, you will construct a 4 to 6 page research paper that will argue whether the Dark Ages contributed to society or took away. You will research both written works and online published pieces (facts) to support your thesis (arguments). This research paper will be a total of 630 points of your project grade, which includes a paper proposal, a timeline, flash cards, thesis statement, introduction, rough draft, and final draft; therefore, you will need to take this assignment very seriously.

Were the Dark Ages in Western Europe truly dark? (Thesis –scientific foundations laid, art and architecture, religious unity)A separate packet will be given regarding the formatting of your paper proposal and research paper. In short, your final draft must be typed, 12 point font, double spaced, a minimum of 6 separate sources (at least 4 “printed”), and 4 to 6 pages in length (not including the Annotated Works Cited Page).You will need to quote / refer to items from the sources / books you use, therefore, you will need an “annotated works cited” (a two to five sentence summary of your sources) page at the conclusion of your paper. You will be making flash cards to aid you in your research.

 

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Literature

Address the following question in a complete, well thought-out response, in at least 250 words. Please make sure you appropriately number each response. Please also remember that spelling, grammar, and punctuation do count towards your grade.Select two lines from “Valentines” that could be interpreted as an apology. Discuss how these two lines are an effective way to apologize without using the word “sorry.” You may also add your own personal experiences to the response.
http://hierographics.org/hdumaspoetandseer.htm ( biography )

http://www.tonglen.oceandrop.org/poems/Misc_Poetry26.html

please read the links and do not try to answer the question using outside resources

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Knowledge accusation

Interviewer: Do you do any research?Interviewee: Most of my research is education-related. I have a grant from the National Science Foundation to put some CNC machines in the student labs to teach students.Interviewer: What types of research did you do before when you were an associate professor?Interviewee: I worked primarily with acoustics and noise control, with my emphasis being in active noise and vibration control. I worked with the aircraft fuselage and all of the vibrations and noises created in there and limiting their effects on the cockpit. Of course, automobile engines are also very noisy being so close to the driver. I also worked with compressors. I worked with really small compressors to really big compressors. I worked on small refrigeration units using passive and active control techniques. You’d be surprised at how big an issue refrigerator noise is overseas, in Europe and Asia with their tight living conditions. I also worked with huge engine compressors of up to sixty horsepower. That’s really big for a university, you know.

Interviewer: Most of your current grants are education-related though, correct? Interviewee: That’s right, most of them are related to education. But I don’t have much time in this job now to do that though. I feel that I need to teach with this job, because I need to have that link to the curriculum and the students.Interviewer: Did you ever work out in industry before you became a professor?Interviewee: I worked at NASA-Langley for a year after I graduated with my masters. It really isn’t like industry though. It’s an academic environment. It’s a very research-oriented environment. I also received an educational grant about a year ago to work the summer at Boeing. I worked in Philadelphia with the rotorcraft division. They make all levels of military aircraft. They make the Belle Boeing 609, which is a lot like a V-22. It takes off like a helicopter, straight up, and then the wings turn over and it flies. They also work on CH-47, which is a very old helicopter, in a support mode.Interviewer: What skills are necessary for a mechanical engineer to possess?

Interviewee: Number 1 is the technical skills. You’ve got to have those. Next are communication and teamwork skills. There is a need for intangibles to be successful. One of the big things at Boeing was timing. They had to pull together over 1,000,000 parts to make the 777. The engine had to come in at the right time to be connected to the fuselage, which had to be connected to other parts. I realized that what Boeing was doing was just a large-scale integration project. It requires a phenomenal amount of communication and scheduling. Being able to plan and schedule things is so important. You’re always behind time, over budget, and have to get deliverables to the customer. You have to make a decision with incomplete information. It’s a lot of gut feel and just making your best engineering judgement and taking your best shot.

Interviewee: In the academic world, people tend to be more reflective, more analytical, and less hands-on. That’s not always the case, but it tends to be that way. It’s partially because people who are attracted to this environment tend to be that way. In industry, the people tend to be more hands-on but the analytical skills tend to atrophy when not used. The academic environment cultivates those skills. But the environment is changing. There are more hands-on activities being added to the curriculum, along with some tighter links to industry. There is more of a need to be an entrepreneur and salesmen.

Interviewer: What is the typical day in the life of a mechanical engineer like?Interviewee: A typical day varies radically for mechanical engineers depending on the job you have. A guy doing research is more independent, a guy doing customer service is dealing with people all day long, while a manager deals mainly with projects. It can really vary depending on what you want to do.The transcript above is from a small project using a phenomenological approach. The project aims to create a knowledge repository for a mechanical engineering department in a university. The organisation and content of the repsoistory will be informed by the knowledge needs and views of lecturers and students in the department.The first phase of the knowledge acquisition focused on identifying the views of the lecturers and students in the department on the skills needed by mechanical engineers in academia and in industry. Semi-structured interviews were used in this phase. The transcript above is an extract from an interview with a lecturer in the department.

Suppose you were advising the person conducting the study outlined above.Discuss the advice you would provide to assist them with designing a semi-structured interview as part of the knowledge acquisition process outlining clearly the strengths and weaknesses of interviews as an elicitation tool.In particular you should address the key issues of selecting participants, designing questions and establishing validity and reliability. Discuss personas and how you could use them in to address key challenges in a knowledge acquisition for the case study provided.Illustrate your answer by developing one persona for the Case Study provided. Discuss the process of data coding and analysis for data collected through interviews.You should address open, axial and selective coding and how themes can be derived.Illustrate your answer by undertaking a preliminary analysis and coding of the transcript above.Develop a knowledge elicitation strategy which could be used as part of the knowledge acquisition process for the Case Study provided.

In your answer provide a brief discussion of your understanding of three techniques, other than personas and concept maps. Justify the selection of each technique proposed by discussing how it could be used to meet at least FOUR challenges you identify to conducting the project described.

 

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Literature

Devise a topic and thesis from one of the subject areas below. Think of your topic as a question you are trying to answer, and your thesis as your potential answer to that question. Whatever your subject, you will need to take advantage of outside sources — articles, books, other critique — to support your argument, and you must append a list of these sources — roughly a handful (4-6), not counting fiction.
The paper is about 1500 words, approximately five pages double-spaced in 12-point font.
Midterm: The focus for the midterm paper will be YA fantasy from Lewis to Rowling.
1. Consider another work by C. S. Lewis. It could be in the Narnia series, the science fiction (Ransom) trilogy, or something else. Possible questions: How does it reflect Lewis’s literary, philosophical, or religious sources? How does it help us understand his work as a whole? What do his other writings say about the nature of faith — or about his attitudes toward girls and women? Warning: Be cautious about quoting the Bible as a source. If everyone agreed on the meaning of Scripture, there would be a single biblical faith instead of hundreds. Make sure you are using Lewis’s interpretation.

Analyze another novel in the Harry Potter series. Possible questions: How does this novel represent the development of the character(s) or the series as a whole? Thematically speaking, is it part of a larger adolescent quest, or can it stand on its own?Between the Narnia series (1950-1956) and the Harry Potter series (1997-2007), there were many other fantasy series originally written for adolescent readers. Examples would be Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain (The Black Cauldron, The High King, etc.), Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising (incl. The Grey King et al.), LeGuin’sEarthsea trilogy, L’Engle’sA Wrinkle in Time and its sequels (much influenced by Lewis). Choose one, focusing on a particular text, and make a case for it. Possible questions: To what extent does it fall into the adolescent quest pattern? Does it have qualities that make it unique? What are the author’s apparent themes or sources?

• Books:
• C. S. Lewis:
The Silver Chairbuy it now from Amazon.com
The Last Battlebuy it now from Amazon.com
• J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firebuy it now from Amazon.com
• Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials trilogy buy the 3-book Omnibus now from Amazon.com
(The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass)

 

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Journals

You need to answer 13 questions about 5 different books. You don’t need the quote. You just need to answer the questions. There is no limit for word count, but the answers should be 6 pages total. (around half page for each question) Some answers can be short or long, depending on how specific the question is! You don’t need the work cited page.

No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre

1. What is the “hell” In the book?

2. Why are they in hell?

– Sartre perspective

– Your perspective

– Their perspective

3. Torturer Dynamics: Why does hell = other people? Does Sartre earn this statement?

Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

4. Chapter 1-8 List of characters and traits, map metaphor (Ch.1)

5. Ch.9-16 Is a man’s life more important than the mail carrying? Can a ma be judged by one act?

6. Ch.17-23 Compare philosophies of authors’ of No Exit and Night Flight

Antigone by Jean Anouilh **NOT SOPHOCLES!!!!**

7. First 1/3 of book: List of characters and traits

8. Other characters and traits

9. Why did Antigone bury? What did she use to bury? What are the guard planning for and why? What’s the difference between drama and tragedy? What does it mean to be king?

10. Who is the hero and why?

Wings of Desire (film) by Wim Wenders

11. Characters and list of dichotomies

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

12. Ch.1-8 List of symbols, metaphors, explanation Hat-societies’ expectation and dichotomies

13. List of Planets

 

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Benchmark Assessment

What is a benchmark and what purpose does it serve? How much testing is too much testing? Should districts rather than classroom teachers be preparing and requiring assessments? What if a teacher wants to plan their curriculum not in alignment with the district benchmarks? Should that be allowed?

 

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MongoDB

For the final project will write a research report explaining a NoSQL database and comparing it to MySQL and MongoDB in healthcare. To start your report, you should write about what is outlined in the project document and what you deem most important through your research. You should give an overview of the database in question. The reader should understand the major paradigms of the chosen database. For example, if you were to write about MongoDB. the reader should understand that MongoDB. is a graph database and should understand what it means for it to be a graph database. Your overview may also explain the database’s history and who is behind creating it/funding it. You should further explain how queries work in the chosen database and how data is stored. What are its typical uses? Your reader should be able to give an “elevator pitch” about the database after reading your report. Then you must get on with the business of comparing the given database to MySQL. You can assume the reader already understands how MySQL works. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the given database with respect to MySQL. Show an example of how data may be structured and queried in MySQL versus with the chosen database. Highlight use cases that are ideal for one versus the other. You should use sources beyond the website of the database in question (which is likely highly biased). Every database that you can use for the project has at least one book published about it and multiple third party online resources. Do not cite Wikipedia, although it’s a fine place to start your research.

 

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Fhe classic and Rogerian Arguments

After reviewing the Classic and Rogerian Arguments document, discuss how to place your tentative essay into either Aristotle’s classical form of argument or the Rogerian argument style. Your initial post must justify the placement of your material and describe the material’s intended effect on the audience.

Your initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length, and is due by Day 3. You are required to respond to at least two of your classmates by Day 7 in at least 125 to 200 words per response. Pay close attention to the argument style your classmates have described. Do you think that this will be the most effective argument style for their paper? Why, or why not?

Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Paraphrasing and Quoting
Create a topic sentence and a body paragraph that will support your thesis statement. Your paragraph must include paraphrased information and a direct quote. Each of these elements must be incorporated into your paragraph with proper APA in-text citations. In addition, create an APA-formatted reference list for the sources noted in the body of your paragraph. At the end of your paragraph, provide the original text that you are paraphrasing. Share your paragraph and the original text by pasting them into the forum as your initial post by Day 3. Be sure to refer to the Ashford Writing Center (AWC) and this week’s recommended resources for information related to in-text citations and references.

Your initial post must be 200 to 300 words in

 

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This War is for a Whole Life

Scholarly book review of “This War is for a Whole Life” by Richard A. Hanks
1250 word/ 5 page 12 font double spaced in 3rd person using the following format:
A brief summary of the book.Discuss and analyze the context of each chapter in the order that they appear in the book.An overall analysis of how the major historical events are discussed in the book and the author’s use of primary and secondary sources.No quotes please!

 

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How are we as readers positioned to Robert Drewe in Our Sunshine

How are we as readers positioned to Robert Drewe in Our Sunshine?

  • Sympathetic towards Ned Kelly
  • Book has been written through Ned Kelly’s perspective

Dot point plan

Introduction

  • Addressing the question using key words
  • Show my position/argument

Body

  • This story depicts the world through Ned Kelly’s perspective
  • Made to show sympathy for Ned Kelly
  • Discriminated upon as he is Irish (Bias legal system)
  • Power imbalance (too much for the police and not enough for every day people)

Paragraph

Our sunshine written by Robert Drewe positions the reader to sympathise with Ned Kelly presenting a perspective of the world through his eyes. The novel starts off

 

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