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As you think about your own reflections and those of your classmates, your own ideas for assignments and essays should become sharper and more sophisticated.

Part 2 instructions
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peer response, two extra hours after initial post is done. Same exact format 300 words, and use quotes from the book 2 analyze appears post.
Guidelines for Peer Responses: You must submit your initial discussion board before seeing your peers’ posts. This is to encourage you to share your original thoughts before seeing other comments which may create bias. When responding to your peers’ work, ask yourself in what ways have your colleagues’ postings given you further insight into the texts we are studying? What are the insights you gained after reading your peers’ responses about theoretical approaches to these texts? As you think about your own reflections and those of your classmates, your own ideas for assignments and essays should become sharper and more sophisticated. I also expect that you will pay careful attention to your syntax, spelling, punctuation, and diction.
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The statement should also describe my academic achievements, career interests, and past job or volunteer experiences, making me a good candidate for the leadership development program.

Instructions:
I need a Statement of Interest to apply for a job.
The statement should also describe my academic achievements, career interests, and past job or volunteer experiences, making me a good candidate for the leadership development program.
Little Background about me to help you write a good Statement; I have a bachelor’s degree in Management, & Currently pursuing my master’s degree In Information Technology; and my career interest is in the Technology field. I have past job experience as an It support specialist for two years and a Cybersecurity engineer for two years. Let me know if you need more Info.

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Background:

Background:
In recent years, fact-checking sites have become ubiquitous on the Internet, assessing the veracity of everything from conspiracy theories and rumors to respected news media and political speeches. Our culture worries that mediated information, the kind we continuously consume, doesn’t accord with reality. This social concern, however, is not limited to media that intends its assertions to be taken literally. Movies, for example, are now fact-checked as well, especially for historical accuracy where culturally significant events and figures serve as their subject matter. This anxiety over the relationship between the real world and its artistic representation is nothing new, having long roots indeed. In his Republic, Plato famously warns his audience that art is dangerous because of its distance from the truth.
While history is the usual standard used to critique cinema for its lack of realism, science has also become the object of critical concern as worries arise that the content of films isn’t adhering to reality. As David Kirby puts it: “Many in the scientific community believe that scientific depictions in fictional media have been detrimental to science literacy and attitudes toward science. In fact, television and movie science has become something of a cultural ‘bogeyman’ for scientists [who believe] that more often than not the science in these texts is factually wrong, that scientists are portrayed as evil or socially apathetic, and that scientific knowledge is misused” (23). But, as Kirby indicates, given how much influence movies have over “public attitudes,” (23) these misgivings are not entirely misplaced: “Popular films impact scientific culture by effecting public controversies, enhancing funding opportunities, promoting research agendas, and stimulating the public into political action” (15). Still most reasonable thinkers, including Kirby, understand that entertainment endeavors have their own worthwhile agendas, which mustn’t merely kowtow to the demands of reality. And so, the debate over the proper relationship between between art and the world continues, or perhaps it would be better to say stalls in a standoff between those who are allergic to inaccurate representations and those who find their protestations silly.
Reading:
Kirby, David. Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists and Cinema. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2011.
Writing Task:
Your job in this essay is to enter the ongoing discussion regarding the relationship between science and popular culture in a way that will garner the attention and sustained interest of an educated lay reader. You’ll want to be sure that your audience understands the discursive context for your entry into this conversation. That is, they will need to be made aware of what the cultural conversation looks like so that they can be assured that you are adding something new and significant to it.
In a thesis driven essay of around 2000 words (+/- 10%) address the following:
As a way of contributing to the discussion referenced above, form an argument concerning the (social and/or aesthetic) significance of the level of scientific** “accuracy” evident in one piece of popular culture. In other words, choose a piece of popular culture from movies, television, fiction etc. determine how well science supports what the piece presents, and argue the degree to which its fidelity to scientific principles matters, either to the piece’s artistic value or its social value or both. However, since the level of “accuracy” might in some cases be interpretive, ambiguous, difficult, even impossible to determine, or uninteresting, you might instead want to draw on such concepts as verisimilitude, plausibility, authenticity, realism, reality effect, and perceptual reality (all of which are discussed in Kirby).
**You may want to replace “scientific” with your own area of expertise.
Be sure to:
1. Contextualize your argument as part of the larger discussion, probably in or near your introduction.
2. Include a thesis that responds to the prompt.
3. Keep the needs of your lay audience in mind as you write.
4. Deploy the scientific principles to assess the accuracy of the piece(s) of popular culture
5. Deal with counterarguments appropriately.
6. Overall, contribute a thought-provoking argument, one that transcends the conventional wisdom. That is, break outside the box of standard arguments: From the pro-accuracy side: 1) inaccurate representations are significant because they mislead audiences 2) inaccurate representations are significant because they create audience disenchantment 3) accurate representations are significant because they inform audiences 4) accurate representations are significant because they prevent audience disenchantment; from the anti-accuracy side: 1) accurate representations are significant because they are boring and prevent entertainment 2) inaccurate representations are significant because they entertain audiences.
Two more caveats:
1) The pro-accuracy camp doesn’t object to fiction per se, just inaccurate representations of reality. Thus, a made-up storyline that doesn’t violate a specific history or biography would likely be all right with them whereas technology not supported by scientific principles included in those same stories probably wouldn’t.
2) The argument that we don’t go to movies to learn things, or that a theater is not a science class is a common refrain in the comments section of editorials. If you want to make an argument like that, you’ll need to deal with Kirby’s Chapter 2, which shows, with comprehensive rigor, that movies do impact our sense of what’s real, whether we watch them for that reason or not.

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A research proposal is intended to convince others that you have a worthwhile research project and that you have the competence and the work-plan to complete it.

Introduction:
A research proposal is intended to convince others that you have a worthwhile research project and that you have the competence and the work-plan to complete it. Generally, a research proposal should contain all the key elements involved in the research process and include sufficient information for the readers to evaluate the proposed study.
Regardless of your research area and the methodology you choose, all research proposals must address the following questions: What you plan to accomplish, why you want to do it and how you are going to do it.
Guidelines:
Your research proposal should be 4-7 pages long. It should include your title page and headings for Abstract, Introduction (include background, rationale for your study, purpose and research questions), Methods, Literature Review/Results, Discussion, Conclusion and References (at least 5-8).
Because the research proposal is a stepping stone to your first publish, you can use this literature review templateDownload literature review template to begin outlining your proposal. Keep the headings (even though you may not have much for your Discussion and Conclusion section), and start to fill in content. I am expecting to see most of your content in the introduction and literature review section.
HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO HELP WITH THE PAPER
http://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/researchproposal
https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/how-to-write-your-research-proposal
http://web.pdx.edu/~dbls/proposals.html
https://www.meaning.ca/archives/archive/art_how_to_write_P_Wong.htm

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In this discussion, work with your classmates on identifying a research question that is neither too broad nor too narrow.

The Issue Exploration assignment helps students to select a research topic and begin moving toward a more specific research question. In this discussion, work with your classmates on identifying a research question that is neither too broad nor too narrow.
Initial post (by 11:59 p.m. on Friday):
After reviewing “Your Research Question,” consider potential research questions. Post your topic and research question idea(s) here.
Some reminders:
You can list multiple possibilities here, but your research should ultimately be focused on one guiding question. Aim for each idea you list to be a possibility for guiding your entire paper focus.
Your research question should be one for which you can formulate a position through your research. It should not be a question with a single answer that you will locate through your research. For example, “What are the different types of phishing?” is not a good research question because it is one that has a defined answer that you can locate. “What types of phishing will become more common in the next five years and how should businesses be prepared?” is a good research question because you can formulate a position, based on your research, in response to the question

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That’s fine, but having an initial plan is helpful in organizing the different elements of your interview into a coherent piece of writing.i included a sample below

Please compose a brief outline that captures the key findings you have so far. Review this Sample Interview Report Outline. Please note, that outline is for an interview report, but the purpose of that interview is different from what you are doing in your interview. Writing is not a linear process; you may find that you will need to change the outline you initially publish here. That’s fine, but having an initial plan is helpful in organizing the different elements of your interview into a coherent piece of writing.I included a sample below

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What role do executive leaders play in hiring?

Select an organization (e.g., a corporation, company, firm or association—ideally, an organization that you have some interest in starting or leading) for in-depth analysis of their executive leadership practices. Include the following:
Background and Context: Discuss type of industry, products/services, and how organizational vision and strategies have influenced their leadership.
Analysis of current organizational culture: What is the role of executive-level leadership in developing the organizational culture?
Analysis of executive-level leadership compared to mid-level leadership: How does a mid-level leader ascend to executive-level leadership? Is there a succession plan? What roles does mentoring have in the organization? How does the organization decide what degree of decisions are made at the executive level vs. mid-level?
What is their hiring strategy? How are key personnel hired? What role do executive leaders play in hiring?
What are the greatest challenges of the organization in the next 1-2 years?
What are your recommendations for the next 1-2 years of the company in terms of changes needed especially in the organizational culture? Ensure that these align with the organization’s vision and values.
Your paper should be 8-10 pages in length and conform to CSU Global Writing Center.Links to an external site. Include at least ten scholarly references in addition to the course textbook. The CSU Global LibraryLinks to an external site. is a good place to find these references. Review the grading rubric for this as

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Then, analyze how race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and gender intersect and impact the event itself, the coverage of the event, and the event’s results.

This option provides you with an opportunity to integrate race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and gender categories in the context of a major current event. Following these general instructions is an example; always reach out to your instructor when you have any questions.
Choose a current event that is making national or international headlines; your instructor can help you decide. It might be a story about an election, a natural disaster, the global economy, a highly publicized criminal trial, or an event in the entertainment industry.
Then, analyze how race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and gender intersect and impact the event itself, the coverage of the event, and the event’s results. For example, if you decide to look at mass shootings in the United States, you will discuss who the shooters are (race, ethnicity, class, gender) and how the media portrays them (race, ethnicity, class, gender) as well as the victims (race, ethnicity, class, gender), etc. How old are the perpetrators and the victims? How quickly was the media to cover the story? Who are the reporters (race, gender)?
This is an analytical research paper where you will be following the case/event and using scholarly resources to guide your critical thinking throughout your report. That is, support statements with evidence.
The portfolio project is an 8-10-page research paper (approximately 3,500 words). Your paper must be properly cited and formatted according to the CSU Global Writing Center.Links to an external site. Your final paper will be graded not only on content but also on the quality of your writing, including syntax and grammar. It is highly recommended that you closely proofread your assignment before submission.
Final Paper Instructions:
Include an introduction. It must provide a clear statement of your position on the topic.
Your paper must be at 8-10 pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages, which you must include.
The paper should synthesize current, relevant research on your topic from at least 5 scholarly sources. The CSU Global LibraryLinks to an external site. is a great place to find sources!
Offer your conclusions regarding how best to manage the issue (i.e., your informed opinion on the issues raised).

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Your Portfolio Project is due this week. Your paper should be 4-6 pages (not including the title or reference pages) based on current population health workforce trends and professional development related to population health careers. In this paper you will research and explore the positions/career options within population health, why those careers are vital to population health strategy and initiatives, and professional development opportunities available to those working in population health jobs.
You may find it helpful to conduct an initial search of population health careers via sites such as Indeed, LinkedIn, or ZipRecruiter. Familiarize yourself with the different titles and job responsibilities. It is also recommended that you review the material covered in Module 1 that pertains to the population health workforce.
When researching and writing, answer the following questions:
What are three trending careers/positions within population health? (One must include research/data collection duties.)
What are some projections for the future of these careers?
What education and experience are required for these careers?
What role do these positions play in promoting population health/wellness?
What special professional development opportunities exist within population health? Review this example from the CDC.
Are any special certifications recommended/required in order to enter or advance within these careers?
In addition to completing the narrative portion, you must create an infographic or flyer that highlights one of the careers/positions you covered within the paper. Include data that you feel is most important for a comprehensive review of this position; consider what it entails and the impact it has on population health. This visual item should be placed in an appendix. You should use one of the following free programs for your visual element:
Canva
Piktochart
PicMonkey
Requirements:
The complete paper should consist 4-6 pages, excluding the required title page, reference page, and appendix.
You must include at least six credible sources, four of which must be scholarly sources. The CSU Global Library is a good place to find these references. (The course textbook does not count for one of the scholarly sources.)
The CSU Global Library Guide has a research guide for Healthcare Management and Administration, along with access to databases, videos, and company and industry information.
Format your entire paper according to the CSU Global Writing Center guidelines

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Showing and telling: using significant, concrete details drawn from the senses to reveal information and meaning

“The scariest moment is always just before you start.” ― Stephen King, “On Writing”
This assignment requires you to write an original short story of 4-6 pages (1000-1500 words). It should demonstrate your learning about character, structure, detail, point of view, and other elements fundamental to fiction writing. It should reflect your reading by observing the stylistic standards exemplified in the short published works we’ve been studying. It should aim to be “literary” fiction, distinct from “popular” or “genre” fiction such as fantasy, romance, or similar forms generally crafted with a reliance on formulaic conventions.
Evaluation Criteria
Structure: a single story with a clear beginning (it can begin in media res), middle, and end
Showing and telling: using significant, concrete details drawn from the senses to reveal information and meaning
Well-developed, believable characters, interactions, and authentic dialogue
Setting conveyed through the description and character interaction to establish a sense of place, a believable fictional world
Consistent and appropriate point of view.
Time: a sense of when this story is taking place, the pacing is appropriate
Plot: conflict and complication, crisis, resolution
Ending: a clear ending that seems appropriate to the story (not tacked on)
Creative title
Creativity: significant thought given to originality and the creative process
Story is free from spelling, syntactical, grammatical, and other mechanical errors
Story meets length and formatting requirements
Of course, no plagiarism or self-plagiarism (submitting work that’s yours but is written for another class or purpose other than this assignment), are automatic disqualifiers with serious consequences.