Are Video Games Always Bad For Kids? Why Or Why Not ?

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1. The first step in writing a persuasive speech/research report is selecting the topic that lends itself to an issue. Choose a topic/problem about which you feel strongly. Then be sure to narrow the topic down to a specific problem, which you can reasonably discuss within the limits set by this essay’s length and the time limit of the speech that it will generate. Ask yourself what you, or your prospective audience, want to know about this problem as an illustration of the larger issue. Example: Issue: Technology’s negative influence on society. Problem: Technology in the classroom has not enhanced the quality of education of our young people. Solution: Use Technology judiciously, and focus on critical thinking skills rather than “edutainment.”

2. The next step in writing a speech is gathering information. You want people to believe that you know what you’re talking about! So, you’ll need to do some research. For instance, let’s say your big issue is the environment. You promise to pass a law that says all new cars must run on electricity, not gas. That will cut down on air pollution! But it would help if you had a few facts: How much bad air does one car create each year? How many new cars are sold in your country every year? So how much will pollution be cut every year? Use the library or the Internet to do research. Your new policy proposal will sound really strong if you have the facts to back it up. Speeches of this nature usually include a broad series of references possibly to current events, history and literature studied in class (as well as researched). Consider the key contextual elements that relate to your topic: e.g. Moral, Religious, Social, Political, Economic, Educational, Philosophical, Historical, Literary, Environmental, General Axioms and Medical. Then before you start the actual research, take a look at your resources. The Internet, newspapers, and reference books are common sources of information. Visit the library. Include at least three sources in your references at the end of the essay.

3. Once you have located your sources of information, read the material carefully and take notes. Take the general nature of the topics above and narrow the focus of the issue to something tangible and concrete. For example, the technological example can be narrowed down to “problems with including technology in education without reducing student competency and academic standards. Once you identify your problem, then divide it into several sub-topics, which eventually will become the basis of your arguments. List the topic/issue, sub-topics/arguments, and the facts that relate to each sub-topic. Record direct quotations from your sources, electronic or otherwise. These include author, title, publisher, and page number.

4. Your notes should demonstrate knowledge of the methods of organization and will help you arrange your speech. By arranging your arguments, you may discover not only an ideal organization for your speech, but also a need for further research. Once you have arranged material, complete an essay outline with the traditional structure of “Problem-Solution.” In the first part of your speech you say, “Here’s a problem, here’s why things are so terrible.” (see chart for aid in structure):

5. In the second part of your speech you say, “Here’s what we can do to make things better.” Sometimes it helps to persuade people if you have statistics or other facts in your speech. And sometimes you can persuade people by quoting someone else that the audience likes and respects.

6. Consider the writing variables so that you can fulfil your audience’s needs. In this case, two audiences: your teacher and your peers. Remember that your purpose is to present an issue and to inform your audience(s) convincingly and to entertain. The issue should demonstrate a clear division between the statement of a problem and possible solutions. Express yourself simply yet emphatically. Aristotle, and later Cicero, also identified the rhetorical approaches we use most to persuade as “ethos” or ethical stature, credibility or authority of the speaker, “logos” or knowledge and “pathos” or emotion. Will you use one rhetorical appeal over the others or a combination of all three?

7. Keep in mind that every topic sentence (the first sentence of each paragraph) should demonstrate a clear formulation of your argument regarding the issue as you have presented it in the thesis Usually, this entails restating part of your thesis followed by the word “because” and then the argument or claim you wish to make.

8. With your audience in mind, clearly identify the problem with a clear transition as in “This identifies a very serious problem…” and the important shift to the solution as in “How can we solve this situation?”

9. Before you write the first draft, determine whether your treatment of the subject will be serious or light-hearted. Does the topic require that you use personal pronouns like I, me, mine? Do such pronouns create anunnecessary, subjective tone? Once you have decided on a definite style, follow it consistently.

10. Finally, write like you talk. Remember that you’re writing a speech, not an academic essay. People will hear the speech. The more conversational you can make it sound, the better.

Therefore: a) Use short sentences. It’s better to write two simple sentences than one long, complicated sentence. b) Use contractions. Say “I’m” instead of “I am” “we’re” instead of “we are.” c) Don’t use big words that you wouldn’t use when talking to someone. d) You don’t have to follow all the rules of written English grammar. “Like this. See? Got it? Hope so.” Generally, people don’t always talk in complete sentences with verbs and nouns. So try to write like people talk. e) Use concrete words and examples. Concrete details keep people involved and interested. For instance, which is more effective? A vague sentence like: “Open play spaces for children’s sports are in short supply.” Or the more concrete “We need more baseball and soccer fields for our kids.” Always read your speech aloud while you’re writing it. You’ll hear right away if you sound like a book or a real person talking!

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The Old Man And The Sea

Essay Questions  In a five paragraph, persuasive essay, address one of the following essay topics below.

The topic of the essay: Is Santiago a prideful man? Why or why not?

Be sure to support your statements with details from the novel.

Be sure to include proper references.

Submit three files that show the writing process – labeled as:

1. Rough Notes

2. Rough Essay

3. Final Essay

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Background To Death Of A Salesman


As you watch and read through the play, stop occasionally to record your thoughts, reactions, and concerns in a Response Journal.

Your journal may be a separate notebook or individual sheets which you clip together and keep in a folder. Include statements about the characters—what you learn about them, how they affect you—and your thoughts about the key issues and events which the play explores.

Also, jot down questions you have about events and statements in the play which you do not understand. Your Response Journal will come in handy when you discuss the play in class, write a paper, or explore a related topic that interests you. Evaluation will be based on evidence of thought in your journal.

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Death Of A Salesman

2. How does Miller use tension in the family to underscore Willy’s character? How does he use the stage set to influence the audience’s perception of the tension?

3. What is the turning point in Willy’s life? Is Willy the main character in this play or is Biff? Why? What does Biff discover about himself? How does this discovery affect his relationship with Willy? How is Biff ’s self-realization dramatic? What is the climax of the play?

4. Who suffers most from Willy’s delusions? Why?

6. How is Willy’s killing himself for the insurance money symptomatic of the way he has lived? What legacy does Willy leave his family?

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Ethical Thinking In The Liberal Arts

Questions 1 and 2 are required.

Choose either 3 or 4.

1. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of Natural Law and tell why you agree (or disagree) with this ethical theory.

2. Discuss the core aspects that comprise virtue ethics. Also, analyze one primary strength and one principal weakness of this ethical theory.

3. Describe two main types of ethical relativism and assess one or more problems with each type.

4. Discuss how contemporary ethical relativism contrasts with the Christian worldview.

Each question must be answered with 250-300 words. Make sure to write as clearly and specifically as possible and provide references.



Read Chapters 8 and 11 in Beyond Bumper Sticker Ethics.

Read Part I (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) and Part II (Augustine, Aquinas) in The Story of Ethics: Fulfilling Our Human Nature.

Read “Plato” by Kemerling from the Philosophy Pages Britannica (2011). URL:

Read “Aristotle: Ethics and the Virtues” by Kemerling from The Philosophy Pages (2011). URL:

Read “Aristotle: Ethics and the Virtues” by Kemerling from The Philosophy Pages (2011). URL:

Read “Natural Law” by Porter from the Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology (2011). URL:

Assignment: One-Way ANOVA

Due April 9,2021 @11:59pm


For this assignment, use data from W1 Assignment.

Using Microsoft Excel and following instructions from your lectures, compute a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) to determine whether there are significant age differences across years in college (freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors). Report your results in APA format and write a short interpretation.

Move your output into a 1-page Microsoft Word document and write a short, APA-formatted interpretation of the results, modeled on the example given in lecture.

Submission Details:

  • Name your document SU_PSY2008_W8_A_Council_A
  • Submit your files to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
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Final Project

Due April 12 at 11:59 PM

Final Project

For this assignment, use data from W1 Project.

This week, you will explore the hypothesis that recall will vary as a function of stress levels.

Using Microsoft Excel and following instructions in your lectures, conduct an ANOVA comparing participants’ Recall1 across all three stress-level conditions (low, medium, and high).

Conduct post hoc tests if needed, using the Tukey method as demonstrated in the lectures, and the appropriate table in the textbook for the Studentized Range Statistic, to find the statistic needed to compute a critical value.

Move your output into a 1- 2-page Microsoft Word document and write a short, APA-formatted interpretation of the results modeled on the example given in lecture.

Submission Details:

  • Name your document SU_PSY2008_W8_Project_Council_A
  • Submit your document to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
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Annotated Bibliography Assignment Instructions

This is a 5 articles annotated bibliography. Its a 2 part assignment. i already completed the first part which was selecting the articles and do the title and reference page. I have attached that document. I have also attached the instructions to help you finish the 2nd part I need.

attachemenbt Annotated B is the part 1 completed  the second document is the instructions

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Leadership Questions

Class assignment – for submission – explain your answers, NO BULLET POINTS.

Review this article on a self-made entrepreneur – the Spanx founder Sara Blakely  (


  1. Summarize the concepts of the discussion.
  2. What are the leadership traits and styles to be an entrepreneur? What do great leaders do when starting up companies?
  3. What is the importance of failure when becoming a Leader?
  4. How would you overcome challenges in dealing with your own business as a leader?

Helpful resources to answer the questions:

Lesson 12 lecture – Entrepreneurial Leadership


By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Identify the values required for entrepreneurial leadership
  • Explain what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Describe what is meant by entrepreneurial spirit or passion
  • Define problem solving and how to make effective decisions

There may be no better place to put personal values and mission to the test than in an entrepreneurial role. Startups cannot be run on concepts alone. More than almost any other kind of venture, they demand practical solutions and efficient methods. Entrepreneurs usually begin by identifying a product or service that is hard to come by in a particular market or that might be abundantly available but is overpriced or unreliable. The overall guiding force that inspires the startup then is the execution of the company’s mission, which dictates much of the primary direction for the firm, including the identification of underserved customers, the geographic site for a headquarters, and the partners, suppliers, employees, and financing that help the company get off the ground and then expand. In a brand-new organization, though, where does that mission come from?

The founder or founders of a firm develop the company’s mission directly from their own personal beliefs, values, and experience; this is particularly true for nonprofits. Sometimes the inspiration is as simple as the recognition of an unmet need, such as the rising global demand for food. Bertha Jimenez, an immigrant from Ecuador who was studying engineering at New York University, could not help but be concerned that while craft breweries were riding a wave of popularity in her adopted city, they were also throwing away a lot of barley grain that still had nutritional value but that no one could figure out how to reuse. After a few attempts, Jimenez and two friends, also immigrants, finally hit on the idea of making flour out of this barley grain, and thus was born the Queens, New York–based start-up Rise Products, whose website proclaims that “Upcycling is the future of food.”

Rise Products does not only supplies local bakers and pasta makers with its protein- and fiber-packed “super” barley flour for use in products from pizza dough to brownies. It has also sent product samples on request to Kellogg, Whole Foods, and Nestlé, as well as to a top chef in Italy. Jimenez and her fellow co-founders say, “In the long term, we can bring this to countries like ours. We want to look at technologies that won’t be prohibitive for other people to have.”

If we were to diagram the relationship between founders’ values and the entrepreneurial mission, it would look something like this:

Just as a personal mission statement can change over time, so can the company mission be adapted to fit changing circumstances, industry developments, and client needs. TOMS Shoes is another entrepreneurial firm founded to fill a need: For every pair sold, the company donates a pair of shoes to a child without any. Over time, TOMS Shoes has expanded its mission to also offer eyeglasses and improved access to clean water to people in developing countries. It calls itself the “One for One” company, promoting founder Blake Mycoskie’s promise that “With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need.

The point is, if you have clarified your personal values and mission statement, there is almost no limit to the number of ways you can apply them to your business goals and decisions to “do good and do well” in your career. The purpose of business is relationships, and the quality of relationships depends on our acceptance of self and concern for others. These are developed through the virtues of humility on the one hand and courage on the other. The demanding but essential task of life is to practice both. In that way—perhaps only in that way—can we be truly human and successful business professionals.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurship takes many forms (see Table 1.1), but entrepreneurs share a major trait in common: An entrepreneur is someone who identifies an opportunity and chooses to act on that opportunity. Most business ventures are innovative variations of an existing idea that has spread across communities, regions, and countries, such as starting a restaurant or opening a retail store. These business ventures are, in some ways, a lower-risk approach but nonetheless are entrepreneurial in some way. For example, Warby Parker, a profitable startup founded by four graduate students at Wharton, disrupted a major incumbent (Luxottica) by providing a more convenient (online initially), affordable, and stylish product line for a large segment of consumers. In this sense, their innovation is about creating something new, unique, or different from the mainstream. Yet they attracted an existing, and in some ways mature, sector of an established industry. In a different way, McDonalds, which is 90 percent owned by franchisees, introduced an “all day breakfast” menu in 2017 that was hugely successful; it also targeted a larger segment (in part younger consumers) and brought back consumers who had chosen other options. In summary, many entrepreneurs start a new venture by solving a problem that is significant, offering some value that other people would appreciate if the product or service were available to them. Other entrepreneurs, in contrast, start a venture by offering a “better mousetrap” in terms of a product, service, or both. In any case, it is vital that the entrepreneur understand the market and target segment well, articulate a key unmet need (“pain point”), and develop and deliver a solution that is both viable and feasible. In that aspect, many entrepreneurs mitigate risks before they launch the venture.

Being aware of your surroundings and the encounters in your life can reveal multiple opportunities for entrepreneurship. In our daily lives, we constantly find areas where improvements could be made. For example, you might ask, “What if we didn’t have to commute to work?” “What if we didn’t have to own a vehicle but still had access to one?” “What if we could relax while driving to work instead of being stressed out by traffic?” These types of questions inspired entrepreneurial ventures such as ride-sharing services like Uber, the self-driving vehicle industry, and short-term bicycle access in the free bike-sharing program in Pella, Iowa (Figure 1.10).

Figure 1.10 A bike-sharing program in Pella, Iowa, allows users to access bikes at a variety of locations. (credit: “Corral of VeoRide Dockless Bike Share” by “paul.wasneski”/Flickr, Public Domain)

These ideas resulted from having an entrepreneurial mindset, an awareness and focus on identifying an opportunity through solving a problem, and a willingness to move forward to advance that idea. The entrepreneurial mindset is the lens through which the entrepreneur views the world, where everything is considered in light of the entrepreneurial business. The business is always a consideration when the entrepreneur makes a decision. In most cases, the action that the entrepreneur takes is for the benefit of the business, but sometimes, it helps the entrepreneur get ready to adopt the appropriate mindset. The mindset becomes a way of life for the entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs often are predisposed to action to achieve their goals and objectives. They are forward thinking, always planning ahead, and they are engaged in “what if” analyses. They frequently ask themselves, “What if we did this?” “What if a competitor did that?”—and consider what the business implications would be.

Most people follow habits and traditions without being aware of their surroundings or noticing the opportunities to become entrepreneurs. Because anyone can change their perspective from following established patterns to noticing the opportunities around them, anyone can become an entrepreneur. There is no restriction on age, gender, race, country of origin, or personal income. To become an entrepreneur, you need to recognize that an opportunity exists and be willing to act on it. Note, however, that the execution of the entrepreneurial mindset varies in different parts of the world. For example, in many Asian cultures, group decision-making is more common and valued as a character trait. In these regions, an entrepreneur would likely ask the advice of family members or other business associates before taking action. In contrast, individualism is highly valued in the United States and so many US entrepreneurs will decide to implement a plan for the business without consulting others.

Entrepreneurial leadership

Entrepreneurial problem solving is the process of using innovation and creative solutions to close that gap by resolving societal, business, or technological problems. Sometimes, personal problems can lead to entrepreneurial opportunities if validated in the market. The entrepreneur visualizes the prospect of filling the gap with an innovative solution that might entail the revision of a product or the creation of an entirely new product. In any case, the entrepreneur approaches the problem-solving process in various ways. This chapter is more about problem-solving as it pertains to the entrepreneur’s thought process and approach rather than on problem-solving in the sense of opportunity recognition and filling those gaps with new products.

For example, as we read in Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunity, Sara Blakely saw a need for body contouring and smoothing undergarments one day in the late 1990s when she was getting dressed for a party and couldn’t find what she needed to give her a silhouette she’d be pleased within a pair of slacks. She saw a problem: a market need. But her problem-solving efforts are what drove her to turn her solution (Spanx undergarments) into a viable product. Those efforts came from her self-admitted can-do attitude: “It’s really important to be resourceful and scrappy—a glass-half-full mindset.”1 Her efforts at creating a new undergarment met resistance with hosiery executives, most of whom were male and out of touch with their female consumers. The hosiery owner who decided to help Blakely initially passed on the idea until running it by his daughters and realizing she was on to something. That something became Spanx, and today, Blakely is a successful entrepreneur.2

Figure 6.2 Sara Blakely (right) participates in a discussion at the 2018 Fast Company Innovation Festival. (credit: “Ed Bastian and Sara Blakely at the Fast Company Innovation Festival” by “Nan Palmero”/Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Before getting into the heart of this chapter, we need to make a distinction: Decision making is different from problem solving. A decision is needed to continue or smooth a process affecting the operation of a firm. It can be intuitive or might require research and a long period of consideration. Problem solving, however, is more direct. It entails the solution of some problem where a gap exists between a current state and a desired state. Entrepreneurs are problem solvers who offer solutions using creativity or innovative ventures that exploit opportunities.


five (5) of the Chapter Objectives for the week providing at least three (3) complete sentences for each objective. Chapter Objectives are found at the beginning of each Chapter. You may choose which five objectives to respond to; please number each of your responses and begin by stating the original objective you are responding to.

Identify different reasons young people stay at home longer than in the past

Identify the difference between underweight , Wormal weight , overweight , and obese

Identify various issues in early adulthood, adulthood, and middle age

Describe the family life cycle

Identity the benefits of going to college different reasons young people stay at home longer than in the past

Discuss various community and environmental interventions aimed to prevent mental health problems among adults