Essay Assignment: Due December 6th, on Blackboard by 11:59 PM. Note: At least one draft (hardcopy, handed up in class) should be given to the instructor one week before due date (last date to give instructor draft is 1st December). If draft is not given, 20% will be taken off final grade for essay. Assignment Objective: This assignment is intended to provide you with the opportunity to reflect upon the course and material over the semester. Instructions: In this essay you will need think back prior to the semester and construct how you would have described ‘the self.’ Consider as your guide the many ways that the self has been studied over the course of the semester. For instance, you might consider the ways we have discussed: (1) the nature of the soul, (2) personal identity, (3) the relationship to others, (4) the ‘racial’ or ‘gendered’ self, (5) the self and freedom, (6) the social influences (economics, technology, and consumerism, for example) upon your self-development, etc. You should select one to two dimensions of the self and provide a description of what you thought about those prior to the course. Then, give a description of what you think about that or those dimension(s) of the self now. Be sure to reference the course material, either through the literature, or an author, or a driving concept from the course that you can explain in reference to the concept(s) you now hold. Within your discussion provide a comparison of what you thought prior to the course to what you now think of those dimension(s) of the self. In what ways has your conception of the ‘self’ changed, stayed the same, become enriched (or not). Be sure to give some explanation as to what has changed, or has not changed, and in what ways. Format: The paper should be in Times New Roman font, size 12, and double spaced. It should be about 1,200 words (approx. 4-5 pages). You will be required to have a bibliography and a cover page which includes the following: 1) The title of your paper. 2) Your name. 3) Your Student ID number. Citations: The recommended style of citation is Chicago (please see Blackboard for guidelines). You can use other styles if you like but the most important thing is to remain clear and consistent in the referencing style that you use. Please use at least 2-3 citations. Instruction for upload: Please upload it online onto Blackboard on the tab on the left hand side, entitled ‘Final Essay’ before midnight on December 6th. No hard copy is needed, but, as stated above, you will be required to give a hard copy of the draft at least one week before to the instructor. Grading: The final essay will be graded on: (1) how the instructions of the assignment were followed, (2) the accurateness and clarity in descriptions of course material (authors, core concepts, arguments, etc.), (3) the precision/correctness of writing, and (4) accuracy of referencing style.
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Journal #2 Points Possible: 40 Due: __________________ Read: Chapter 1 of A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face With Modern-Day Slavery by E. Benjamin Skinner Reminder: • Type and print your paper in black ink (do not submit your work in any other color). • Use Arial or Times New Roman font, 12 point. • Use 1 inch margins. • Double space your paper. • Number your pages. • Turn in a HARD COPY your paper at the beginning of class (do not email your work to me unless you are following the Sick Policy). • No two papers look the same! If you work with a friend on an assignment, your answers must be different or you will both receive no credit for the journal. • Write in your own words the answers to the questions below. • Turn in your paper to Safe Assignment. o It is due by Midnight on the day it is due in class. o If you fail to submit your paper by the deadline, then you will receive 0 points on the assignment. o If you turn in your paper to the wrong folder in Safe Assignment, then you will receive a 20% deduction to your grade. You must alert me immediately so you will be able to submit your paper into the correct folder. o If you are having Safe Assign problems: You have 3 days from the due date to alert me if you are having problems with your Safe Assign submission. Refer to the packet I distributed in class on how to check if your work was submitted correctly. After this time period, if you fail to let me know you will receive a 0 on your assignment. • No late work is accepted unless you have a documented emergency that I approve. • Number your answers. (If you fail to number your answers you will receive a deduction to your grade.) • When I ask for at least a paragraph, ½ page, or 1 page response: o Students who want a grade of an A or B must write more than the “at least” amount required. o Make sure that it is the length I require based on 1 inch margins. o If you do not know how to set up your numbers on the 1 inch margin, and your computer indents your responses in more than 1 inch, then provide more than a paragraph, ½ page, or 1 page to make it the appropriate length. • Question #9: You must include citations. Chapter 1 Questions: The Riches of the Poor 1. Google E. Benjamin Skinner. Include at least 7 characteristics about this author. (This question is worth 2 points.) Example: E. Benjamin Skinner a. educated from…. b. et cetera 2. How does Benjamin Skinner define slavery? 3. Tell me about the HIV infection in Haiti. 4. Describe what the slaves look like. 5. Tell me about the 1999 case (provide a few sentences in your own words). (This question is worth 2 points.) 6. What are the colonial effects of the French in Haiti? Include at least ½ a page double spaced to answer this question. (This question is worth 5 points.) 7. What happened to the sex slave that Nicholas Kristof bought and freed? 8. When Ben Skinner got malaria, who nursed him back to health? 9. Discuss the impact of the modern day slave trade in Haiti. Include at least 2 pages double spaced. You may only include examples from the book. (This question is worth 15 points.) a. You must include citations with #9. Epilogue: Read pages 294-295 to answer #10 (begin at “Writing to a friend” on page 294) 10. According to Skinner, what are some of the things that you can do to help alleviate the slave trade in the world? What will you do? 11. What will you do to help alleviate the problem of slavery in our world? What will you do in your personal life? Include organizations that do work to help end slavery. Please provide at least 1 page double spaced. (This question is worth 10 points.) Citation guidelines for Question #9 Failure to provide citations will result in a grade of a D or lower. Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation • If you summarize the author’s work (write the author’s idea into your own words): include the page number at the end of the paragraph. o Example: A summary would include a few sentences and at the end you would include the citation like this. Kevin Reilly, a professor at Raritan Valley College, discussed yada yada yada. Blah blah blah. Yada yada blah blah (12). o If you don’t say the author’s name in the sentence and you summarize their work it would look like this (Reilly 12). • If you paraphrase the author’s work (write the author’s idea into your own words): include the page number at the end of what you paraphrased. o Example: Your paraphrasing of Ben Skinner’s work is usually one sentence and it would look like this (32). o If you don’t say the author’s name in the sentence and you summarize their work it would look like this (Skinner 32). • If you include a quote: include the page number in parenthesis at the end of the sentence. o Example: According to Skinner, “your quote here” (12). o If you don’t say the author’s name in the sentence and you summarize their work “it would look like this” (Skinner 12). To learn more about citations, go to: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/
Computer Project Overview You are to perform a 2D heat transfer simulation of the thermal system shown in the schematic below. All items, including justification, plots, and code must be put WITHIN A SINGLE WORD DOCUMENT, USING THE FILENAME “lastname.firstname”. Your document must be submitted into Safeassign in bblearn (in the computer project folder) by the date/time listed above. You will have the option of doing either of 2 different geometries for your simulation. The first geometry is easier, but will have a maximum possible score of 80%. The other geometry is more complex and is the only way to get a full 100% on the project. Your code must be able to handle any mesh size that is a multiple of 10 (e.g. 10×10, 20×20, etc). Code that does not allow a variable mesh size will result in a zero grade for the project. This project may or may not be painful, but I assign it because this is the direction that engineering (not just heat transfer) is going. Additionally, many students have expressed appreciation for the project, although for most of them that was after the fact. I include a couple quotes below from previous students who emailed me after graduating: “My mentor, who is the Lead Engineer for the testing group at Orbital, was SUPER impressed when I told him about the MATLAB project I did for heat transfer. My tears and extra gray hairs were worth it. Tell that to the new seniors when they whine about the project next year. “ “side note, i learned A LOT. i knew very little about matlab prior to this. thank you” “I gotta say though, I think the main thing that pushed me into the realm of being qualified for this job is my capability in Matlab. Your HT project you had all of us do was paramount in kicking me into gear.” Deliverables Your submitted document must contain all of the following: A one paragraph justification of how you know that your simulation is valid. Your justification must address EACH of the following tests: o Heat flows on each individual node should add up to 0 on every node (note: if done correctly, your sums should be something like 10-10) o Net heat flow summed over the boundaries of your simulation should match the heat generated in the system (again, if correct these sums should match within 10-10) o Your temperature profile should match what is physically expected given EACH of the prescribed boundary conditions (describe SPECIFICALLY what EACH boundary condition should do to the temperature profile, and verify that this is reflected in your 3D temperature map) o Doubling your mesh density should not affect your solution (i.e. your calculated heat flows) by more than 0.5% o If you do not get a reasonable answer, show how your solution is NOT valid and discuss HOW you would use these to check whether your code is valid A table listing the quantity of heat transfer per unit depth along each of the non-insulated edges, using a positive value for heat transfer into the solid and negative for heat transfer out of the solid. This should be the TOTAL (summed) heat transfer along each edge. A 3D projection of the temperature distribution (the ‘surf’ command may prove useful), arranged in a way that clearly shows the full temperature distribution, in the correct orientation. Plots of the temperature profiles along each of the edges. Put these together into a single figure with a 3×2 subplot (not a single plot) using the subplot command. Begin with the bottom edge, then work your way clockwise around the geometry. The code you wrote to complete the project Deadlines While there are no deliverables associated with the deadlines below other than the final submission, I will not provide assistance to you on the listed subtasks after their associated deadlines, unless it is during my normal office hours AND there is no one else waiting to ask questions. Also make use of the Finite Difference Overview, MATLAB primer, and tips document which are posted in bblearn. Deadlines o Deadline 1: 11/11/2015. By this time, you should have done the following: Make sure you understand how FD simulations work, by a) reviewing your lecture notes; b) reading Chapter 4 of your textbook; and c) reviewing the Finite Difference Overview posted in bblearn Chosen a numbering scheme for your nodes (where is node ‘1’, how do the nodes increment, etc.) Identified each of the ‘types’ of nodes present and determined the appropriate energy balance relation for each of them Determined the LOGIC to identify the node ‘type’ for an arbitrary node number ‘i’ (based on your numbering scheme and the size of the mesh ‘n’) For a given arbitrary node ‘i’, have a way of identifying the node numbers of all neighboring nodes using only ‘i’ and ‘n’. Written pseudocode that shows the logic of your program. If you do not have pseudocode, I cannot help you with your coding. o Deadline 2: 11/18/2015. By this time, you should have done the following: Have code that can identify the node numbers for all neighboring nodes for an arbitrary node ‘i’ (this will probably involve a series of ‘if’ statements) Have code that can identify which energy balance equation should be applied for any arbitrary node ‘i’ (again, this will probably involve a series of ‘if’ statements) o Deadline 3: 11/20/2015. By this time, you should have done the following: Have code that correctly populates the coefficient matrix and ‘b’ vector by: Iterating through every node Determining which energy balance equation should be applied for each node Determining the appropriate columns for the coefficients of the energy balance equation (this comes from knowing the node numbers for all neighboring nodes) Have code that calculates the temperature distribution from the coefficient matrix and ‘b’ vector o Deadline 4: 11/20/2015. FINAL SUBMISSION. This week should be dedicated to: Creating the required plots Calculating the required heat flows Validating/verifying your simulation Plagiarism Note that this is an INDIVIDUAL project. While you may collaborate, you may NOT share code. Two people independently writing code will NEVER end up with the same code at the end of the day. Merely changing variable names or comments is not sufficient. I have been continuously impressed at how good the plagiarism checking software is at picking out copied code, both from other students and from internet sources. Plagiarized code from any class, past or present, will result in a severely reduced score (potentially a zero) and a report of academic dishonesty. Moreover, presenting results that were not obtained by your code will result in a zero grade and a report of academic dishonesty. Please do not test this – I derive no joy from catching people in plagiarism. Grading The grade breakdown will be as follows: Report: 30 pts o 20 pts: Justification of the validity of your code o 5 pts: required plots shown in report o 5 pts: required heat transfer values shown in table Code: 70 pts (50 pts max if you choose the easier geometry) o 45 pts (35 for easier geometry): coefficient matrix generation o 15 pts: (10 for easier geometry): calculation of heat transfer on edges o 10 pts (5 for easier geometry): temperature matrix and correct surface plot Subtractions: o Up to -10 points for grammar and writing clarity o -5 points for using imaginary nodes (for the harder geometry) o -5 points for incorrect file name and file format o -5 points/day late (no more than 6 days allowed) o Up to 100% deduction for plagiarized code o 100% deduction for reporting results not generated by your submitted code o 100% deduction for submitting code that cannot handle a variable mesh size Skeleton Pseudocode The code listed below is intended to help you organize your thought process on this project. Feel free to use it or not as you see fit. However, if you do not follow this general approach, I will be unable to help you. ****** %Choose mesh size (e.g. n=10 for 10×10, 20 for 20×20, etc.) %Calculate number of nodes (probably something related to n2) %Run a for loop to define all the nodetypes and put them in their proper location for i=1:allnodes if i == xxxxx %use if statements (may need more than one) to determine where node ‘i’ is %e.g. left boundary, bottom right corner, etc. Should be able to determine %using only i and n %Must be node type 1 (for example) Nodetype(i) = 1 elseif i==xxxxx %use if statements to determine where node ‘i’ is %must be node type 2 (for example) Nodetype(i) = 2 elseif i ==xxxx %continue for all node types end end %Run a single for loop to populate the coefficient matrix one row at a time for i =1:allnodes if nodetype (i) == 1 %use energy balance equation for node type 1 %put appropriate coefficients into the correct columns of row i for coefficient %matrix and b vector elseif nodetype(i) ==2 %use energy balance equation for node type 2 %etc., etc. end end %coefficient matrix and b vector should now be populated. Solve for T values %rearrange T values into matrix to make surface plot %verify sum of qin to each node adds to 0 %calculate heat flows on edges, verify that it matches generation %make edge plots Project Geometries Easier Geometry (Max Score is 80/100) The overall size is 1mx1m. The geometry is designed to work with any mesh size that is a multiple of 10×10. Harder Geometry The overall size is 1mx1m. The geometry is designed to work with any mesh size that is a multiple of 10×10.
AUCS 340: Ethics in the Professions Homework Assignment: International and US Health Care Systems The following homework assignment will help you to discover some of the differences between the administration of health care in the United States and internationally. This is a research based assignment; remember the use of Wikipedia.com is not an acceptable reference site for this course. You must include a references cited page for this assignment; correctly formatted APA or MLA references are acceptable (simply stating s web address is NOT a complete reference). The answers should be presented in paragraph formation. Staple all pages together for presentation. The first question refers to a country other than the United States of America 1) Socialized Medicine – provide a definition of the term socialized medicine and discuss a country that currently has a socialized medicine system to cover all citizens; this discussion should include the types of services offered to the citizens of this country. When was this system first implemented in this country? What is the name of this country’s health insurance plan? Compare the ranking for the life expectancy for this country to that of the United States. Which is higher? Why? Compare the cost of financing healthcare in this country to the United States in comparison to the amount of annual funding in dollars and the percentage of gross domestic product spent on health care for each country. What rank does this country have in comparison to the United States for overall health of its citizens? (This portion of the assignment should be approximately one page in length and graphic data is acceptable to support some answers, however, graphic information should only be used to explain your written explanation not as the answer to the question.) Bonus: Is this country’s system currently financially stable? Why or why not? The following questions refer to the delivery of healthcare in the United States of America, as it was organized prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA is currently being phased into coverage. It is estimated that the answers to the following questions will result in an additional two to three pages of written text in addition to the page for question number one. 2) Medicare – when was it enacted? Who does it cover? Who was President when Medicare was originally passed? What do the specific portions Part A, Part B and Part D cover? When was Part D enacted? Who was President when Part D was enacted? Is the Medicare system currently financially stable? Why or why not. Compare the average life expectancy for males and females when Medicare was originally passed and the average life expectancy of males and females as of 2010; more recent data is acceptable. Bonus: What does Part C cover and when was it enacted? 3) Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) – Define the term health maintenance organization. When did this type of health insurance plan become popular in the United States? How does this type of system provide medical care to the people enrolled? This answer should discuss in network versus out of network coverage. 4) Medicaid- when was it enacted? Who does it cover? Who was President when this insurance plan was enacted? Are the coverage benefits the same state to state? Why or why not? Is the system currently financially stable? Why or why not. What effect does passage of the ACA project to have on enrollment in the Medicaid system? Why? 5) Organ Transplants – What is the mechanism for placement of a patient’s name on the organ transplant list? What is the current length of time a patient must wait for a heart transplant? Explain at least one reason why transplants are considered an ethical issue. How are transplants financed? Give at least one example of how much any type of organ transplant would cost. 6) Health Insurance/Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) – When was it enacted? Who was President when this legislation as passed? What is the scope of this legislative for the medical community and the general community? (Hint: There are actually two reasons for HIPAA legislation; make sure to state both in your response) 7) Death with Dignity Act – what year was the Oregon Death with Dignity Act passed? What ethical issue is covered by the Death with Dignity Act? List the factors that must be met for a patient to use the Death with Dignity Act. List two additional states that have enacted Death with Dignity Acts and when was the legislation passed in these states? 8) Hospice – what is hospice care? When was it developed? What country was most instrumental in the development of hospice care? Do health insurance plans in the United States cover hospice care? What types of services are covered for hospice care? Grading: 1) Accuracy and completeness of responses = 60% of grade 2) Correct use of sentence structure, spelling and grammar = 30% of grade 3) Appropriate use of references and citations = 10% of grade Simply stating a web page is not an appropriate reference This assignment is due on the date published in the course syllabus.
ENG 100 – Critique Assignment Sheet Rough Draft Due for Peer Response: Tuesday, September 29 First Draft Due (submit for feedback): Thursday, October 1 Final Draft with Outline Due: Thursday, October 8 Highlighting, Labeling, and Reflection: Thursday, October 8 Submit hard copies in class and upload to turnitin.com (Password: English, Class ID: 10423941) What is a Critique? A critique is a “formal evaluation [that offers your] judgment of a text—whether the reading was effective, ineffective, valuable, or trivial.” In a critique, “your goal is to convince readers to accept your judgments concerning the quality of the reading” based on specific criteria you have established (Wilhoit 87). Additionally, a critique is comprised of many integrated parts: introduction to the text, introduction to and brief background on the general topic, brief summary properly placed in the essay, a discussion of the criteria chosen for evaluation, a discussion of the criteria using specific examples/information from the text (this discussion should be the largest section of your essay by far!!), instances of personal response, and a conclusion. All of these items should relate to your overall evaluation/thesis of the text. The Assignment: Instead of a written essay, your “text” will be either a movie or a documentary. You will follow the same standards that you would use for a critique based off of an essay but you will adapt the integrated parts to fit a film critique. In order to effectively address this assignment, complete the following steps: STEP I: Choose either a movie or documentary • Base your choice on the strength of your feelings, whether hate, love, respect, etc., because you do not have to like the film in order to write a solid and coherent critique. You might have more to say about a film you dislike. Also choose a genre of film that you understand (i.e. romantic comedy, drama, indie-film, comedy, documentary). • Think about the important components for this specific genre. STEP II: Watch and Annotate the film • Note the major points within the film, how you felt while watching it, and what made you feel that way. • Keep in mind the film’s genre and whether or not your chosen film fits any of those criteria. STEP III: Analyze (break the film into parts) • Break the film down into your genre-driven criteria. • Choose 4-5 criteria and then determine what sections/components of the film either represent effectiveness or ineffectiveness. STEP IV: Evaluate the film (using the criteria and your personal standards) • Evaluate the film according to the criteria list we will generate in class. • To help create your thesis claim, determine whether the film, based on your criteria and standards, is an excellent, mediocre, terrible, etc. representation of your chosen genre. • For example: While the costume and design are fantastic and interesting, the film 300 is a mediocre example of historical drama because the history of Greece and Asia is inaccurate and the female characters are weak. STEP V: Find outside sources—one should agree with you and one should disagree • Check out a review website, such as imdb.com, and locate a few reviews of your film. In your critique, you will be expected to reference other film reviewers to develop and support your own arguments. Please note that those reviews must be cited properly, both in-text citations and the Works Cited page entries. The basic structure of the critique is as follows: • An introduction that o Introduces the film and provides an adequate amount of background information, including the intended audience, to give the reader context (i.e. a cartoon might not be meant for college-age viewers) o Includes a thesis statement that presents the film as either an excellent, mediocre, or terrible representation of your chosen genre o Explains at least three-four different criteria as the basis for your thesis/argument • A summary that is o Brief, neutral and comprehensive o No more than one paragraph in length • Body Paragraphs including o Support of your thesis using specific examples from the film o More than one example to support your argument o Either direct quotes or paraphrased information from the source text, reviews, outside information (websites, blogs, credible sources) or a combination of all three to support your argument • A counter-claim o Based on an outside review/blog/article disagreeing with your opinion or one criteria o Includes either a refutation or concession of the reviewer’s opinion • A conclusion including o A restatement of your main points and thesis o A final recommendation • A Work Cited page that o Includes all referenced materials including the source text The bulk of your critique should consist of your qualified opinion of the film – unlike the summary, your opinion matters here. In the body of your paper, you will need about three to five main points to support your thesis statement. You will develop each of these points in a section of your essay, each section consisting of about three paragraphs. You will make claims in your topic sentences, provide examples from the text, and then explain your reasons, using source support where possible. Evaluation A successful critique will contain all of the following: • Creative and clearly stated criteria • A debatable thesis statement • A brief background and summary of the film • 80% of the essay is located within the body paragraphs • Topic sentences that transition from one criteria to the next • Body paragraphs clearly and accurately reflecting your criteria and opinion • Body paragraphs that include more than one example as support • Conclusion including a summation and thoughtful recommendation • Correct MLA documentation including signal phrases and in-text citations • A Work Cited page including all sources referenced • Correct grammar and mechanics • Effective and meaningful transitions • Meaningful and descriptive word choices • Literary present tense and grammatical 3rd person • Length of 3-5 pages • Follows the basic structure for a critique Possible Points (25 % of final grade): • Outline 5 % • Peer Response Workshop with Rough Draft 5 % • Highlighted Revisions, & Reflection 10 % • Final Draft: 80 % Upload to Turnitin.com, using Password: English and Class ID: 10423941. Your grade will not be finalized until you have done this.
Critical Reflection Assignment (Essay 5) Goals: • As the name implies, the hope is you will reflect on your writing choices, which may in turn get you to rethink some of them and perhaps give you ideas for further revision. • Reflecting also gives you opportunity to reinforce good choices you made and hence remember them to do again when you write future papers. • This further provides you the opportunity to take credit for some good choices and hopefully bolster your confidence. • It allows you to point out why your paper demonstrates your competency in writing academic essays to justify a passing grade in English 111. • It also is a last ditch effort to show your thinking!!! If you explain why you made the choices you did in your synthesis essay, and you truly share your thinking, it helps you meet top box expectations yet again. Directions: 1. Choose either essay 3 or 4 to write about. 2. Take some time to reflect on how your idea for that essay came about, why you picked that idea to go with, what questions came to mind, and what pre-writing strategies you went through to get started. 3. Get out one of your copies of the English 111 Rubric. Go over it. Make sure you know what each box is looking for. 4. Plan an essay that helps you show that you have met the expectations of each box. Stress your thinking and reasoning. For any idea you include – explain why you did those things. Emphasize what you believed the job was, why you chose to approach it the way you did, the options you considered, and what you ended up doing after revising. 5. Be sure to include a discussion of effective thinking, complexity, source selection, source use, synthesis, and revision. 6. As you have teachers in your audience, it would likely be a good choice to include what you learned and how you’ll use that in your future writing. Rough Draft should be completed Tuesday Week 14. Final (REVISED) Copy due at your meeting week 14/15.
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History 108 Research Paper Assignment In order to fulfill the requirements for the course students will research and write on research paper Option 1: Research Paper You will write a 8-10 page research paper on a topic of your choosing based on the materials covered in class. The topic is of your choosing but must be approved by me in advance. The paper must be double spaced, Times New Roman with 12 Font, and have a proper introduction and conclusion. The paper must also incorporate at least 5 sources of academic quality, “Wikipedia does not count.” Sources include primary sources or books and articles, newspapers, video materials, or audio broadcasts etc. If you have a question, check with me. The paper will be due on November 23, 2015. The Paper will count for 20% of the final grade. The heading should be as follows in the upper left hand corner. Name Course Number, Title, and Section Number Professors Name Date Followed by the Title of the Paper Centered
Paper 1: Summary Our first few weeks of class have been devoted to summaries, and the practice of writing effective, informative synopses of longer texts. In each class session, we have discussed how to read an article or essay to extract its major points, how to phrase those points in your own words, how to organize those points logically, and how to ensure that your summary accurately reflects the contents of the original text. We have also focused on the importance of summaries for academic work, as they allow readers to understand the key elements of a significant issue or phenomenon, and allow writers to test their knowledge of a text by explaining its main points in brief. For this assignment, you will write a summary of either Lee Ross and Richard E. Nisbett’s “The Power of Situations” (WRAC, 579-582) or Solomon E. Asch’s “Opinions and Social Pressure” Your summary should clearly restate the central claim or thesis of the essay you select, go through the essay’s subordinate claims that support that thesis, and provide a few brief examples that illustrate those claims. Remember that you are not to offer your opinion on the essay – rather, you are summarizing the contents of the essay, without making your own arguments about those contents. Things to Keep in Mind When writing your summary, ask yourself the following questions: • Does this summary begin by stating the thesis of the essay you’ve chosen? • Does that statement of the thesis clearly communicate the central argument of the entire essay? That is, does it give the reader a firm sense of what the whole essay is about? • Are the subordinate points you’ve provided the most significant points within the essay that support the essay’s thesis? • Are the examples you’ve chosen important to understanding the essay’s argument? • Is the summary organized logically, with each idea clearly building upon its predecessor? • Is the summary clearly written, and free of grammatical errors? These will be the questions I ask as I evaluate your summary, so keep them in mind as you’re writing. You should also look over them again once you’ve finished the summary, and make any revisions you might need before submitting the final summary for a grade. Formal Requirements Papers should be 2-3 full pages long (no less, and not significantly more), typed in 12-point, Times New Roman font, and double-spaced. All papers must include a list of works cited, and all in-text citations should be provided in MLA format.
CS 180 Term Project 10% of course grade Due midnight on Dec 8, 2015 The purpose of this project is to implement a general purpose big integer library that can handle common arithmetic operations for big integers. 1. The class should be named WKUBigInt 2. You should support the following (public) methods: a. constructors: WKUBigInt(int value) and WKUBigInt(String value) b. add(WKUBigInt another) c. sub(WKUBigInt another) d. mult(WKUBigInt another) e. toString(), which will return the String representation f. div(WKUBigInt another) for integer divisions g. mod(WKUBigInt another) div and mod are for those students who would like to have more challenges and are not required. Internally, you should use a long array to represent the value of a big integer. Each element in the array is used to represent a chunk of the integer. To make the project more manageable, you are required to have a detailed description on how to implement each method. The descriptions of the methods should be part of the final report. Even though the final report is due at the end, it is expected that you will complete these descriptions before you implement your idea. The final report should have the following sections: 1. Description of each method. The description should be detailed enough to show HOW the implementation can be done.. 2. Discuss what type of testing you have done to ensure the correctness of your implementation. 3. Have a table to count the number of arithmetic operations that are needed for each operation using input data set from the instructor. This also implies additional requirements in your implementation. Submit your source code and a final report in a word document before the due date.
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HST 102: Paper 7 Formal essay, due in class on the day of the debate No late papers will be accepted. Answer the following inquiry in a typed (and stapled) 2 page essay in the five-paragraph format. Present and describe three of your arguments that you will use to defend your position concerning eugenics. Each argument must be unique (don’t describe the same argument twice from a different angle). Each argument must include at least one quotation from the texts to support your position (a minimum of 3 total). You may discuss your positions and arguments with other people on your side (but not your opponents); however, each student must write their own essay in their own words. Do not copy sentences or paragraphs from another student’s paper, this is plagiarism and will result in a failing grade for the assignment. HST 102: Debate 4 Eugenics For or Against? Basics of the debate: The term ‘Eugenics’ was derived from two Greek words and literally means ‘good genes’. Eugenics is the social philosophy or practice of engineering society based on genes, or promoting the reproduction of good genes while reducing (or prohibiting) the reproduction of bad genes. Your group will argue either for or against the adoption of eugenic policies in your society. Key Terms: Eugenics – The study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics). Darwinism – The Darwinian theory that species originate by descent, with variation, from parent forms, through the natural selection of those individuals best adapted for the reproductive success of their kind. Social Darwinism – A 19th-century theory, inspired by Darwinism, by which the social order is accounted as the product of natural selection of those persons best suited to existing living conditions. Mendelian Inheritance – Theory proposed by Gregor Johann Mendal in 1865 that became the first theory of genetic inheritance derived from experiments with peas. Birth Control – Any means to artificially prevent biological conception. Euthanasia – A policy of ending the life of an individual for their betterment (for example, because of excessive pain, brain dead, etc.) or society’s benefit. Genocide – A policy of murdering all members of a specific group of people who share a common characteristic. Deductive Logic – Deriving a specific conclusion based on a set of general definitions. Inductive Logic – Deriving a general conclusion based on a number of specific examples. Brief Historical Background: Eugenics was first proposed by Francis Galton in his 1883 work, Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development. Galton was a cousin of Charles Darwin and an early supporter of Darwin’s theories of natural selection and evolution. Galton defined eugenics as the study of all agencies under human control which can improve or impair the racial quality of future generations. Galton’s work utilized a number of other scientific pursuits at the time including the study of heredity, genes, chromosomes, evolution, social Darwinism, zoology, birth control, sociology, psychology, chemistry, atomic theory and electrodynamics. The number of significant scientific advances was accelerating throughout the 19th century altering what science was and what its role in society could and should be. Galton’s work had a significant influence throughout all areas of society, from scientific communities to politics, culture and literature. A number of organizations were created to explore the science of eugenics and its possible applications to society. Ultimately, eugenics became a means by which to improve society through policies based on scientific study. Most of these policies related to reproductive practices within a society, specifically who could or should not reproduce. Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s a number of policies were enacted at various levels throughout Europe and the United States aimed at controlling procreation. Some specific policies included compulsory sterilization laws (usually concerning criminals and the mentally ill) as well as banning interracial marriages to prevent ‘cross-racial’ breeding. In the United States a number of individuals and foundations supported the exploration of eugenics as a means to positively influence society, including: the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie Institution, the Race Betterment Foundation of Battle Creek, MI, the Eugenics Record Office, the American Breeders Association, the Euthanasia Society of America; and individuals such as Charles Davenport, Madison Grant, Alexander Graham Bell, Irving Fisher, John D. Rockefeller, Margaret Sanger, Marie Stopes, David Starr Jordan, Vernon Kellogg, H. G. Wells (though he later changed sides) Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, John Maynard Keynes, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover and Theodore Roosevelt. Some early critics of eugenics included: Dr. John Haycroft, Halliday Sutherland, Lancelot Hogben, Franz Boaz, Lester Ward, G. K. Chesterton, J. B. S. Haldane, and R. A. Fisher. In 1911 the Carnegie Institute recommended constructing gas chambers around the country to euthanize certain elements of the American population (primarily the poor and criminals) considered to be harmful to the future of society as a possible eugenic solution. President Woodrow Wilson signed the first Sterilization Act in US history. In the 1920s and 30s, 30 states passed various eugenics laws, some of which were overturned by the Supreme Court. Eugenics of various forms was a founding principle of the Progressive Party, strongly supported by the first progressive president Theodore Roosevelt, and would continue to play an important part in influencing progressive policies into at least the 1940s. Many American individuals and societies supported German research on eugenics that would eventually be used to develop and justify the policies utilized by the NAZI party against minority groups including Jews, Africans, gypsies and others that ultimately led to programs of genocide and the holocaust. Following WWII and worldwide exposure of the holocaust eugenics generally fell out of favor among the public, though various lesser forms of eugenics are still advocated for today by such individuals as Dottie Lamm, Geoffrey Miller, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, John Glad and Richard Dawson. Eugenics still influences many modern debates including: capital punishment, over-population, global warming, medicine (disease control and genetic disorders), birth control, abortion, artificial insemination, evolution, social engineering, and education. Key Points to discuss during the debate: • Individual rights vs. collective rights • The pros and cons of genetically engineering society • The practicality of genetically engineering society • Methods used to determine ‘good traits’ and ‘bad traits’ • Who determines which people are ‘fit’ or ‘unfit’ for future society • The role of science in society • Methods used to derive scientific conclusions • Ability of scientists to determine the future hereditary conditions of individuals • The value/accuracy of scientific conclusions • The role of the government to implement eugenic policies • Some possible eugenic political policies or laws • The ways these policies may be used effectively or abused • The relationship between eugenics and individual rights • The role of ethics in science and eugenics Strategies: 1. Use this guide to help you (particularly the key points). 2. Read all of the texts. 3. If needed, read secondary analysis concerning eugenics. 4. Identify key quotations as you read each text. Perhaps make a list of them to print out and/or group quotes by topic or point. 5. Develop multiple arguments to defend your position. 6. Prioritize your arguments from most persuasive to least persuasive and from most evidence to least evidence. 7. Anticipate the arguments of your opponents and develop counter-arguments for them. 8. Anticipate counter-arguments to your own arguments and develop responses to them.