Academic Essays

W2 Assignment

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Using the Johari Window model, diagram your relationship with a romantic partner or close friend. What insights can you draw from this? How did information move from your Hidden quadrant to your Open quadrant, or from your Blind to Open quadrant? Now diagram one for a person you don’t know very well, can be personal or professional. What information is in your Open quadrant with your partner/friend but not in the Open quadrant with your acquaintance? What other differences are there? How does this impact your relationship? What cues do you use to determine if you want to take a relationship to a deeper level? Your paper should be a 2-3 page paper in APA format citing specific examples and providing detailed analysis incorporation reading and textbook material. If outside sources are used, proper citation of the source should be included.


Assessment Strategies

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Choose three assessments from Informal Assessment Strategies (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to rationalize how each one meets the needs of the students in your class.

Content Expectations

• Using support from your assignment reading, the Instructor Guidance, and the discussions, your written paper will:

• Identify three informal assessments.

• Explain how the informal assessment you’ve chosen will accurately evaluate the needs of all the students in your class.

• Examine how the assessment results will inform instructional planning.

• Summarize at least one additional resource that provides more information on one of the three assessments you’ve chosen.

Written Expectations

• Syntax and Mechanics: Exhibit meticulous use of grammar, spelling, organization, and usage throughout your submission.

• Source Requirement: Reference at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course textbook in order to provide compelling evidence to support your ideas.

• Page Requirement: Your submission must be two to three pages in length excluding a title and reference page.

• APA format: All in text citations, page format and references must be written in APA 6th edition format.

Strategic Plan Part III: Balanced Scorecard And Communication Plan

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Purpose of Assignment

Students will have the opportunity to develop a Balanced Scorecard. This, in turn, will allow them to create effective strategic objectives to be included as part of their overall strategic plan. They will also be presented with the task of creating a brief communication plan that will be used by their proposed division to efficiently distribute information with regard to their strategic initiatives.

Assignment Steps

Resources: Strategic Planning Outline and Week 4 textbook readings

Create a minimum 1,050-word strategic objectives summary.

Include your balanced scorecard and its impact on all stakeholders, and the communication plan.

Identify key trends, assumptions, and risks in the context of your final business model.

Develop the strategic objectives for your new division of the existing business in a balanced scorecard format in the context of key trends, assumptions, and risks. The strategic objectives are measures of attaining your vision and mission. As you develop them, consider the vision, mission, and values for your business and the outcomes of your SWOTT analysis.

Consider the following four quadrants of the balanced scorecard when developing your strategic objectives:

  • Shareholder Value or Financial Perspective, which includes strategic objectives in areas such as:
    • Market share
    • Revenues and costs
    • Profitability
    • Competitive position
  • Customer Value Perspective, which includes strategic objectives in areas such as:
    • Customer retention or turnover
    • Customer satisfaction
    • Customer value
  • Process or Internal Operations Perspective, which includes strategic objectives in areas such as:
    • Measure of process performance
    • Productivity or productivity improvement
    • Operations metrics
    • Impact of change on the organization
  • Learning and Growth (Employee) Perspective, which includes strategic objectives in areas such as:
    • Employee satisfaction
    • Employee turnover or retention
    • Level of organizational capability
    • Nature of organizational culture or climate
    • Technological innovation

Evaluate potential alternatives to the issues and/or opportunities identified in the SWOTT Analysis assignment and table you completed in Week 3.

Create at least three strategic objectives for each of the four balanced scorecard areas. Base your solutions on a ranking of alternative solutions including the following:

  • Identify potential risks and mitigation plans.
  • Analyze a stakeholder and include mitigation and contingency strategies.
  • Incorporate ethical implications.

Develop a specific metric and target for each strategic objective using a balanced scorecard format.

Example: a strategic objective in the shareholder or financial perspective is to increase market share. A metric to actually measure this strategic objective of market share increase is, “The percentage of increase in market share.” The target is the specific number to be achieved in a particular time period. The target for the metric of “Increase market share” could be “Increase market share by 2% for each of the next 3 years” of an increase of 2% per year for 3 years.

Outline a brief communication plan discussing how you will communicate the company’s strategic objectives including the following:

  • Define the purpose.
  • Define the audience.
  • Identify the channel(s) of communication and why you selected that channel.

Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

judicial systems

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In this assessment, you will analyze and evaluate the following scenario from the perspectives of an attorney and a judge. You will address how this scenario would be handled by the judicial systems by creating a scenario analysis. Base don’t he scenario, examine how it would be tried with in the judicial systems.


Jed, Herman, and Jane live in Washington, D.C. Jed and Jane entered the local bank and took $65,000. Jed and Herman both used shotguns during the robbery, though no one was hurt. Jane drove the getaway vehicle. Two hours later, as they headed toward the Canadian border, they were stopped by the police for speeding and taken into custody. The police determined that Jed and Jane matched the eye witness descriptions of the robbers. Jane confessed their bank robbery scheme. Jed and Herman denied their involvement. The police only recovered $25,000 in cash, but were unable to determine if the recovered money was taken from the bank. The police determined that Jed was a convicted felon at the time of the armed bank robbery. The local police and FBI were involved in the investigation.

The defense attorneys for each defendant (Jed, Herman, Jane)request a continuance for four months to sift through the evidence. The prosecution objects and argues that the delay would significantly clog the court’s already heavy workload. In the alternative, the prosecution argues that if the court grants a continuance, then the prosecution should be allowed to prolong turning over the remaining discovery. The defense attorneys object and argue that this hinders their effective representation of their clients and would hinder a prompt resolution. The defense attorneys further argue that their clients deserve a well prepared and thorough defense. The judge currently has trials blocked over the next 10 months and wants to try the case now.

Specifically, the following critical elements must bead dressed:

I. Judicial Systems 

A. Describe the hierarchical structure for federal, state, and local court systems. What is the primary role of each level?

B. Explain the primary differences between the federal and state levels of judicial systems. Describe the importance in having these different levels.

C. Explain the subject matter jurisdiction for federal, state, and local courts. What impact does this have on the efficiency of court systems?

D. Distinguish which court(s)would have jurisdiction in this scenario? Defend your response.

E. Determine how venue is decided upon. What are the implications of venue?

F. What would the venue be for this scenario? Defend why this venue is the most appropriate.

G. Explain the applicable sentencing guidelines in the federal and state judicial systems for this scenario. Defend your response.

H. Determine how sentencing guidelines impact the functionality of a court system. Defend your response.

II. Judicial Administration

A. Analyze how federal, state, and local courts calendar and docket cases. Are these processes effective in promoting efficiency? Defend your response.

B. Describe how the calendaring and continuance of this scenario would be handled differently in the state system versus the federal system. Defend your response.

C. Identify the key role within federal and state judicial systems that most impacts process. How does this role aid in creating and maintaining an efficient and effective judicial process?

D. Describe the litigation process that would be used for this scenario at the state and federal levels.

E. Explain the statute of limitations on charging and trying cases. Determine how statute of limitations could impact efficiency in the litigation process of this case. F. Determine the impact of venue on process efficiency in this scenario. Defend your response.

G. Explain how a four-month continuance affects the efficiency of any court under the circumstances presented in the scenario. Defend your response.

H. How would you balance the prosecutor and defense attorneys’ concerns regarding continuances in this scenario? Defend your response.

I. Review the discovery laws in federal court. Determine if the prosecution’s requested discovery delay violates the federal laws. Defend your response.

J. Would you grant the prosecution’s request(assuming that you granted the four-month continuance)? Defend your response.

Final Project Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Your scenario analysis must be four to six pages in length with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and APA formatting.


You can also list each of the critical elements and follow that by your response.  For example, write “Judicial Systems: Hierarchical Structure” followed by your response; “Judicial Systems: Level” followed by your response and so forth.

Process of Identification Definition

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Review the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of health in Chapter 7 of your textbook. Then, write a research paper fulfilling the following requirements.

  • Why is the definition of health important to health policy?
  • Define the term “target population” as it relates to health policy.
  • How do societal influences impact the identification and definition process of policy?
  • Research a healthcare organization and highlight how their policies align or misalign with the WHO’s definition of health.

The paper

  • Must be 4 to 6 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least four scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Discussion Question • Small Business Risk

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Tanya’s Toy Shop is a small business that makes and sells wooden toys in Detroit, Michigan. The business consists of a manufacturing plant in Dearborn, Michigan, where the toys are created, an assembly area at the back of the shop in Detroit where the toys are assembled, and a storefront area where the toys are sold. Tanya has struggled to keep her business running since the downturn in the economy devastated her home state. Tanya hires out-of-work GM workers to run the lathes and other equipment in the manufacturing plant and hires disabled workers to assemble the toys in the back of her shop. Tanya and her daughter run the storefront, which is open from 9AM to 3PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They keep the key to the shop in a fake rock beside the door of the shop so the workers can let themselves in to work when they arrive ahead of either Tanya or her daughter.

The equipment that is installed at the Dearborn plant includes a CAD system that runs the lathes and an inventory and order management system that was created by a former employee, who was subsequently fired for stealing money from the cash registers in the shop. Tanya recently learned that he had been arrested and was to be tried on embezzlement charges relating to work he had done for another business following his firing from her business. She was surprised to find him waiting for her in the store one day recently but was happy when he told her that he felt badly and was there to apologize for his behavior and was looking for development work while he was out on bail. She took his contact information and told him she would let him know if she needed any support with the software he had developed.

Tanya, in her attempt to keep the business alive and to prevent job loss for her family of workers, has cut corners in all other areas of the business. She has eliminated the consultants who were helping support the IT infrastructure at the manufacturing plant. She runs the shop with a manual cash register and stores receipts in a canvas bag and has begun doing her own taxes because she can no longer afford the services of an accountant. She is so overwhelmed with her financial situation that she took out a second mortgage on her house and filed an extension on her taxes because she just cannot cope with trying to figure out why it seems as though business is better than what is showing up in her cash receipts.

Use the study materials and engage in any research needed to fill in knowledge gaps. Discuss the following:

Please answer the following questions from the above information

o Where are the areas of vulnerability identified in this scenario?

o What is the total risk associated with the developer turned embezzler that Tanya may not have yet discovered?

o How would you approach determining exactly what the level of risk is and the potential damage that has been done by the former software developer?

Unit 3 Dropbox Assignment-Assignment 1: Gender in Society – Comparative Essay 

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For this assignment, students will write an essay comparing how gender is portrayed in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, which can be found at to the role of women in the 21st century.

This essay should:

make specific and obvious points of comparison between the two topics

be 1000 words long

have an explicit thesis statement, with the main idea (the topic of the paper) and a controlling idea (what you, as the author, is saying about the topic)

include an integrated, direct quote from the text to support the thesis in each of the body paragraphs

be written using APA formatting guidelines

use APA guidelines for citation, both in-text and on a References page.

avoid using 1st- or 2nd-person references (focus on objective 3rd-person references instead). No conractions allowed by APA

be submitted as a MS Word .docx file

Quotations and In-Text Citation:

Quotations must be in quotation marks and all quotations must be cited.  Here is a correct citation for a quotation:

Mrs. Mallard knew that “there was something coming to her, and she was waiting for it.” (Chopin, 1894, 15).

Notice, as well, that this particular quotation has a lead-in, introductory phrase, as should all of your direct quotes.

References Citation:

Ibsen, H. (2008). A Doll’s House. Retrieved from


Responses will be submitted by attaching a MS Word .docx file. Responses should be written in complete sentences in proper standard written English. Check responses for grammatical and spelling errors, maintain a professional and respectful tone, and answer the question thoroughly.