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Families have changed greatly over the past 60 years, and they continue to become more diverse.

    1. Why is the family considered the most important agent of socialization?
    2. What caused the dramatic changes to the American family? What are those changes?
    3. Describe the differences in marriage and family life that are linked to class, race, gender, and personal choice.
    4. Do you feel the trend toward diverse families is positive or negative?
    5. If the trend changed toward traditional (pre-World War II) families, how would that affect women’s rights?

Please post your completed paper to the W3: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Included an introduction and a conclusion that reviews all main points you present.
Explained why the family is considered the most important agent of socialization.
Described the changes to the family and explained why they occurred.
Described the differences in marriage and family with relation to race, class, gender, and choice.
Integrated personal views on the main issue.
Related essay writings to the concepts and theories discussed in the textbook and outside resources.
Submitted on or before due date, using correct spelling and grammar and appropriate APA format.

I need a presenation with about 6-8 slides in PowerPoint for the attached scenario to present to a leadership team. All elements are on the docs.

This is for a supervisor role, in a Supply Chain Management Company dealing with nuts, bolts, screws and such other fasteners.  Aerospace & Defense industry.



Please read the story line and accompanying bullet list of details.

Using just the data and context provided, determine the specific actions you feel are required to improve the group’s performance to a best-in-class operation.

Create a 20-minute presentation outlining key focus items and a tentative plan of action for improvements.  The primary visual reference for your presentation should be PowerPoint.

You will be presenting to a panel of senior managers who cover different aspects of the business.

Be prepared for a 10-minute question and answer session at the close of your presentation.

You are to write a current event paper, approximately 750 words in length, consisting of a summary and analysis of a current event having to do with American government and/or politics. You must cite a minimum of five references (sources) in the paper and include a works cited page at the end of the assignment to provide full bibliographic information for each of the references that was cited in the text of the paper.

Current event papers must be formatted according to MLA style, for papers with no title page (see the following link to access an online resource for MLA style: In addition, please use Courier New 12 point as the paper’s font, and ensure the assignment is double-spaced. Essays NOT double-spaced will be penalized by ONE letter grade.

Please remember these rules of grammar: (1) a sentence cannot be more than about four lines before it becomes a run-on sentence, and (2) a paragraph cannot be longer than about half-a-page, and certainly cannot be longer than a page.


The current event paper should have the following elements:

  • Provide a thorough, but brief, summary of the political issue. An understanding of the issue should be developed by reading the articles uncovered during research for the assignment. The information provided in the summary will lay the foundation for you to react and respond to (analyze) the political issue. Be sure to properly cite within the text (according to MLA style) any information that you obtained from one of your sources. Citations must be provided, even for paraphrased information.
  • Present your perspective on the political issue. Think critically about the topic discussed in the articles and clearly express your thoughts about it in writing. Consider eight standards for critical thinking (Paul and Elder, 2103): clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, and fairness. Ask questions, such as
    1. How can I validate the accuracy of my statement?
    2. How is this information relevant?
    3. How does my conclusion address the complexities of the issue?
    4. What is another interpretation or viewpoint of the issue?
    5. Does my conclusion follow from the data and/or statements I have provided?

Grading will be based on the following criteria:

  • Critical Thinking Skills: the extent to which you have engaged in critical thinking, innovation, and inquiry of a political issue, and has demonstrated analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information related to the political issue;
  • Communication Skills: the extent to which you have effectively expressed ideas in writing;
  • Personal Responsibility: the ability you have to develop opinions related to a political topic, and recognize the consequences of those choices and decisions;
  • Social Responsibility: the ability you have to demonstrate civic responsibility and engagement by developing an understanding and perspective of a political issue that affects regional, national, and potentially global communities.

Option A

Discuss the relationship between point-of-view and theme in one of the following stories: “The Yellow Wallpaper” or “Recitatif.”  (In other words, how does the point-of-view serve the author’s purpose in writing the story?  How does the point-of-view enable the author to explore certain ideas or questions that she would not be able to do if another point-of-view was used?)

Option B

Discuss the relationship between setting and character in “A Pair of Tickets” or “A Rose for Emily.” (In other words, how does the setting influence and interact with the character and his or her motivation and conduct?  Why do you think the author chose this particular setting?   How does the choice of setting enable the author to reveal and develop character in ways he might not be able to do if another setting was used?)



The paper must be five pages, double-spaced, 12-point font. Name and date should be on upper left hand corner of first page. Title your paper.  No cover page or binders. 

easy assignment, 1000 words ( Security assignment )

Based on an interview with a properly documented security professional, or on independent research that includes at least three sources, or on both, write a paper that explores the role security plays in protecting an organization’s assets. Incorporated into the document should be a discussion of the security director’s various professional responsibilities (including loss prevention, investigation, and administrative and managerial functions) and the critical skills required for him or her to succeed; the importance of internal and external relationships to the fulfillment of the security department’s mission; and the broad spectrum of activities in which security operatives involve themselves to protect an organization’s assets.


You are highly encouraged to use the services of the UMUC Effective Writing Center (EWC) for this project. Personnel at the EWC can be contacted using the following website:
Formatting Requirements

Use the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual in writing this paper. Paper should begin with an appropriate introductory statement about the topic and a reference page. You may access the following UMUC website as a reference for APA style requirements:

  • · Paper should be a minimum of 1,000 to 1,500 words
    • · Double space
    • · 12 pt. font
    • · 1” margins
    • · Use APA citations for all sources
    • · Include reference page using APA format guidelines (not included in word count)


  • · Create a cover page for your assignment (not included in word count)
  • · Include your name
  • · Course title and number
  • · Project title
  • · Date of submission

Inventory Stock and Control



1. Reconcile what you received (shipping slip) against the order you placed.


A. What is the overall unit variance?

B.What is the overall retail value variance?

C.Based on what you received, how does this compare to the initial buy strategy? is any of your strategy or business as risk based on what you received?

D.Outline your action steps (with business justification) to resolve the discrepancies.

World History Discussion

1.  Which countries were most successful in your opinion at both independence and post-independence nation building?  What was it that made them successful?

2.  Are there any positive legacies from colonialism?

3. I have mentioned a book, False Economy, by Alan Beattie a few times, but he has a great chapter in it subtitled “Why are Oil and Diamonds More Trouble Than They Are Worth”?  He discusses something he calls the “resource curse”, which is basically the idea that countries with major natural resources, especially gems and oil, end up poorer than countries without such resources.  There are several reasons for this that he lists, mostly that the countries don’t manage them well, and that developed countries generally get most of the wealth from these resources.  I can’t post the entire chapter, but I will include this paragraph:

“Minerals do not just help prolong civil wars, they also attract unwelcome attention from outside.  One of the misfortunes of the beleaguered Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly part of Zaire, which was itself a byword for corruption and mismanagement in Africa) is to have deposits of coltan, a mineral used in the manufacture of mobile phones.  It also has diamonds, copper, and gold.  Several countries, including Uganda, were widely reported as having sent troops over the border to plunder the resources during the DRC’s civil war between 1997 and 2003.  Uganda’s protestations of innocence were not helped by the fact that it was openly exporting minerals not naturally occurring in Uganda.”

SO, some questions for:  What do you think of the “resource curse”?  What do you recommend to combat it (if you think it exists)?  What in your opinion, can be done to help the African countries with the most problems?  Is this something that the developed world should help with/interfere in?  If so, how?  What is the developed world’s responsibility?  What about countries that are being ruled by thugs/thieves, etc?


Subject is Africa.

Portfolio Assignment 8.4: William Wilson Opinion Essay William Wilson is a frightening tale of a school boy slowly and steadily falling into insanity while being haunted by his doppelgnger. Yet, this is just one small view of a much larger picture that Edgar Allan Poe is trying to reveal to the reader. You will be writing a short one-page essay on the following prompt: What statement is Poe making in William Wilson about human nature and society in general? Explain how events in the story prove and support your opinion. Your essay needs to be one page typed. It will be turned in with portfolio 2. Please format and submit your assignment according to the instructions in the syllabus and format them in the following manner: In the top left-hand side of the page please include: the portfolio submission number the name of the assignment and lesson number it came from your name date Be sure to save your assignment as a .doc or .PDF file. Please keep copies of all assignments. Independent Study is not responsible for lost assignments.

Portfolio 5.4:

Portfolio 5.4: Graphic Organizer and Five-paragraph Essay Now that you have an understanding of both the Salem witch trials and of McCarthyism, its time to exercise that understanding. You will be writing a compare/contrast essay on both of these topics. More often than not, students will do a great job listing all the things the two topics have in common and all the things two topics do not have in common, thinking that they are writing great compare/contrast essays. However, that is simply not the case. There needs to be a point to all the comparing and contrasting. For this purpose, we are using a five-paragraph essay structure to help you focus on your thesis. Part 1: Create a Graphic Organizer This is a basic Venn diagram. You have probably seen these before, and they are very helpful in helping students organize information. In the left circle, begin brainstorming all the information about the Salem witch trials that you have learned in the course so far. In the right circle, brainstorm all the information about McCarthyism. In the area where the two circles overlap, brainstorm the information that the witch trials and McCarthyism have in common. You can find a larger version of the diagram in Appendix E, or you can click here to download one. A graphic illustrating the relationship between the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism Fig. 5.2. Graphic Organizer BYU Independent Study Download the Venn diagram to complete Part 1 of this assignment. Once you have filled in your graphic organizer, I want you to find three topics in each area and highlight them. You will have three topics in the Salem Witch Trial circle, three in the McCarthyism circle, and three in the overlapped area. These topics will make up topics of your body paragraphs. Part 2: The Construction of Your Five-paragraph Compare/Contrast Essay Your compare/contrast essay should have a point to it; it shouldnt just list topics. This point is essentially your thesis statement, which should be included in your introduction paragraph and then restated in your conclusion. For example, lets look at this thesis statement: The Salem witch trials and McCarthyism have many historical similarities and differences that reveal much about human nature. The first half of the thesis statement is to alert the reader that the type of essay (or mode) is a compare/contrast essay. The second half of the thesis statement explains to the reader what I call the point of the telling. The point of this telling is to express to the reader that by comparing and contrasting these two time periodsthe witch hunts and McCarthyismthe writer is going to discuss human nature. Of course, this puts a lot more responsibility on the writer. The writer (thats you) needs to be sure that every paragraph relates back to the point of the telling. Thats why were starting with just a five-paragraph essay. The essay will need to be typed, double-spaced, written in 12-point Times New Roman font, and will be 1 to 1 pages in length. Here is how your five-paragraph essay should be constructed: Paragraph 1: An introduction paragraph including a thesis statement Paragraph 2: A paragraph about the Salem witch trials, including three topics from the Venn diagram Paragraph 3: A paragraph about McCarthyism, including three topics from the Venn diagram Paragraph 4: A comparison of the time periods, including three topics from the Venn diagram Paragraph 5: A concluding paragraph, including a restated thesis statement This assignment will be submitted in portfolio 1. Be sure to save your assignment as a .doc or .PDF file. You will also need to submit your Venn diagram with it.

End-of-Life Decisions

Your manager asked you to prepare an article for a community newsletter for a local retirement village. The editor wants you to talk about the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions.


Write an article of 750–1,000 words (3–4 pages) that discusses the laws, policies, and choices surrounding end-of-life health care decisions. Address the following in your article:

  • Describe the role of the nurse in end-of-life decision making with patients and their families.
  • Explain the legislation that generated end-of-life health care policies. Was the legislation an outcome of a specific medical case?
  • Identify the primary policies regarding current health care practices related to end-of-life health care decisions. How to these policies affect treatment decisions?
  • Explain the effect of end-of-life regulations and controls on patient outcomes. What effect does this have on the nurse-patient relationship?
  • Describe the ethical considerations that have influenced policy decisions in regard to end-of-life decisions.

Additional Requirements

Your article should meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Written communication should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • References: Cite a minimum of FOUR resources; a majority of these should be peer-reviewed sources. Your reference list should be appropriate to the body of literature available on this topic that has been published in the past 5 years.
  • APA format: Resources and citations should be formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
  • Length: 750–1,000 words or 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages, excluding title page and reference page. Use Microsoft Word to complete the assessment.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.