Six-discussion-question-and-Two-Assignments

English – Discussion 1

“Strategies for Reading Critically” Please respond to the following:

  • Describe the challenges you have with reading certain types of written works (e.g., textbooks, academic papers, lab reports, government documents, or other type(s)).
  • Explain the primary goals you have when reading textbooks and other academics papers.
  • Recommend one (1) pre-reading strategy to help students set goals and one post-reading strategy that helps you recall material for use in writing about the material.

English – Discussion 2

“Compare Two Versions of the Same Article by an Author” Please respond to the following:

  • Read the two (2) versions of the article titled: “The Objectification of Women. Whose Fault Is it?” by Santi DeRosa in Chapter 8. Identify the thesis statement of each version. Summarize the second or final version. Note any changes between the first and the second version. Indicate if the thesis statement changed. Discuss your agreement or disagreement with DeRosa’s views.
  • Identify three (3) changes the writer made between the first and second version. Speculate on reasons the writer made the changes.

English – Discussion 3

Evaluating Web Sources and Identifying the Audience” Please respond to the following:

  • Identify three (3) Websites that you plan to use for your research on a paper to convince. When evaluating, think of yourself as an investigative reporter who is checking the claims of a politician who used the sources in his or her proposed bill. Identify the Website and its URL. Evaluate each Website regarding the following:
    • Targeted audience
    • Updating of information
    • Use of professional peer reviews
    • Information’s accuracy, relevance, and thoroughness



English – Assignment 1

Assignment 1: Research Topics with Explanation

Read through the list of research topics (located in the Appendix), or by clicking the link here, on which to write a research paper. Select three (3) topics that interest you most and identify two (2) credible sources for each topic. Note: This is one (1) of several parts that will build toward a final draft of your persuasive writing research paper.

Write a one to two (1-2) page paper in which you:

  • Explain the reason for selecting topic one (1), identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.
  • Explain the reason for selecting topic two (2), identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.
  • Explain the reason for selecting topic three (3), identify the audience, and provide a preliminary thesis statement.
  • Identify and document six (6) credible sources (two (2) for each topic) that you would expect to use. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
  • Associate the features of audience, purpose, and text with various genres.
  • Recognize correct APA documentation and reasons to document and avoid plagiarism.
  • Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
  • Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.



English – Assignment 2

Assignment 2: Research Proposal – Thesis, Major Points, and Plan
Due Week 3 and worth 120 points

Select a topic on which your persuasive writing paper will be focused.

Write a one to two (1-2) page research proposal in which you:

  • Identify the topic you selected and explain two (2) reasons for using it.
  • Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
  • Describe three (3) major characteristics of your audience (official position, decision-making power, current view on topic, other important characteristic).
  • Describe the paper’s scope and outline the major sections.
  • Identify and explain the questions to be answered.
  • Explain your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
  • Document at least three (3) primary sources and three (3) secondary sources. Use credible, academic sources available through Strayer University’s Resource Center. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
  • Write a research proposal that states the claim and scope of the research project.
  • Outline the main sections of the research project.
  • Devise an ordered research plan to obtain appropriate resources.
  • Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
  • Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.



Economic – Discussion 1

https://www.slideshare.net/LinkedInPulse/bill-gates-career-advice-technology-business-microsoft-engineering

Why do you think Bill Gates’ encourages students to take as much economics as they can?



Economic – Discussion 2


Elasticity” Please respond to the following:

Gasoline prices drop again! Even with the expected increase in demand due to the 4th of July holiday, prices dropped again to the lowest level in about 12 years. Why? Partly because of the increase in the total world supply of oil and the U.S. expansion of shale and fracking production.

Read the following article from CNN: Gas prices are falling fast which helps explain this shift.

Is gasoline elastic, unitary elastic, or inelastic?

Choose one (1) of the following to discuss:

  • Find information online about the price of homes in your community. Are they going up, staying the same, or going down, and why? Is the demand for housing elastic, unitary elastic, or inelastic?
  • Automobile sales have been slower than in the past, with many companies offering rebates, discounts, and low financing. Find information online about why companies are lowering prices. Is the demand for automobiles elastic, unitary elastic, or inelastic?



Economic – Discussion 3

In this video, Sal from Khan Academy explains how the economic concept of cost is different from accounting cost and why the difference is important to understanding what we mean by profit. In economics, we build opportunity cost — including ‘implicit costs’ — right into the supply curve.

https://youtu.be/06j_zPdPWOY

After you view the video, think of the business you are currently in, or even dream about the business you would like to start. Identify/discuss the fixed costs, variable costs, and the implicit costs in that business