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Eng 1121 Paper #2: Compare & Contrast

Now that you have learned how to critically analyze a text through close reading, you will use those skills to compare and contrast TWO texts. As discussed in class, comparing and contrasting enables us to understand each text by:

• Understanding them in context with other texts, as a bigger picture
• Comparing and contrasting moments within texts with others can illuminate meanings that may otherwise not be understood on their own, or emphasize the meaning itself

For this assignment, you will critically analyze two texts by comparison/contrasting them, and making an argument about what this practice reveals about the texts. There are several ways you can do this:

1. Identify a similarity that both texts have, but you will argue how that same similar element is demonstrated differently, or how they function differently in the texts, and what this difference reveals. SPECIFY that difference/contrast, then show us why/how this changes the meaning, what meaning does it illuminate? What insight does this difference reveal?

• Ex: “Although both Text 1 & Text 2 grapples with coming to terms with the protagonists’ identities, Text 1 reveals identity as fluid, whereas Text 2 implies that identity is always stable.”

• Ex: What is different about Hemingway’s portrayal of soldiers or war than O’Brien’s? They both seem to imply the meaninglessness of war – but do they do so differently, and what does this difference reveal about the nature of war?

2. You can argue whether one text or author is more effective in addressing an element, problem, theme, than another text or author. Ex: Although both Hemingway and O’Brien reveal on the alienation of soldiers in war, which do you think is more effective, and why?

3. Compare & contrast how the authors of both texts address similar themes through different means, such as different literary devices- and how that changes the revealed meaning, or not.

Notice how through all of these, you will be making some kind of an argument. This argument/claim will be your THESIS. Clearly state the thesis at the end of your introduction.

For this essay, you can select from the following texts:

From Part I of syllabus, you can ONLY choose ONE text that you did not use for your first Paper 1. For example, if you wrote about “Sonny’s Blues” before, you CANNOT select the same text. But you can use “The Yellow Wallpaper,” OR “This Blessed House” as one of the texts.

Otherwise, you can select from: Hemingway’s “Soldier’s Blues,” Stephen Crane’s “An Episode of War,” Tim O’ Brien’s “The Things They Carried,” or Haruki Murakami’s “UFO in Kushiro.” You should have at least 3 quotes from each of your two texts to support your claims.

Then, you will use one additional outside source to support your claims. You will need at least ONE quote from an outside scholarly source, such as from academic journal articles (JSTOR, EBSCO, Project Muse, etc).

Functional Behavioral Assessment

In a learning set up, the teacher should make sure that the behavior of the learner is keenly observed. For any learning to have successfully taken place, there should be changes in the behavior of the learner towards growth and development. The teacher can assess if learning has taken place if there are any noted changes in behavior. There are several methods that can be used to identify these changes. Below is a clear discussion of the methods;
Observation is one of the key ways of identifying any behavior change. The teacher should be close to the learner so as to identify behavior that still needs identification. During the instruction, the process can be identified easily while the teacher is interacting with the learner (Alberto & Troutman 2013).
Focus group is done when group interview is done to learners that have something in common. The teacher should gather information about their perspectives and opinions. The teacher is supposed to code responses into categories and analyzed thematically.
Reviewing records and documentation consists of a critical examination of existing and store data such sources of data are databases, reports, attendance register and financial records.
Interviews can be a good way of collecting data. Interviews can be conducted in a structured manner, semi-structured or informal. The type of question asked to determine the quality of data since interviews are qualitative in nature. Surveys and questionnaire can help to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. Besides, qualitative information can also be assigned numerical values to obtain a quantitative data ( Rada 2008).
It is important to analyze and interpret data for many reasons, this cut across from decision makers to all other stakeholders of the organization. All steps of an assessment are essential, but when it comes to analysis and interpretation, the raw data should be used by experts to relay the outcomes of the assessment.
Firstly, many stakeholders are not concerned with row data, they are concerned with the outcome. Stakeholders may not have the know-how of analyzing and interpreting data, however, they need the information for decision making. Incorrect data will result in giving the wrong impression.
Secondly, reviewing and interpretation of data helps in publication. You don’t waste papers publishing information that will be irrelevant to the learners and other stakeholders. If the data collected could be published, the documents would be bulky and tiresome for the stakeholders to go through.
Thirdly, reviewing help to remove any ambiguity of the data that may lead to misunderstanding or dealing with the wrong behavior altogether. It is of great importance to go through the data so as to ascertain the validity and accuracy. Additionally, reviewing help to avoid making the wrong decision. After analysis and interpretation of data, the information is used for decision making; this calls for sensitivity in handling the data and going through over and over again so that the data may be refined.
Moral behavior is the common types of behavior that teachers deal with. The learner with immoral behavior usually does not take an active part in the learning process. A teacher can handle this behavior by group behavior discussions of actual life predicaments, theoretical circumstances, and literature, the performance of delegated duties in the institutions’ activities and student participation in the Institute leadership.
Prosocial behavior is behavior that is intended to help the others. These behaviors are as a result of empathy and concern for other people welfare. It is motivated by the egoistic or practical concern which leads to a good reputation or hope for direct or indirect reciprocity. This behavior can be modified through methodical underpinning, modeling of the personality, lectures, talks, and role-playing (Dmitruk 2018).
Social problem solving this is some cognitive ways in which one find to cope with day to day life. Many learners experience difficulties in coping up with the day to day life. The teacher should take an active role in enhancing the skill. It is one of the most lacking skills among learners.
To conclude, teachers need not only to go to class and give lectures, they are supposed to monitor the development of behavior from one stage to the next until full maturity. Teachers need to divert their minds from the traditional role of a teacher and embrace the ideal roles and learning will take place.

Behavioral Support Plans

Focus of the Final Paper
Review the Week 3 assignment, “Functional Behavioral Assessment Short Paper,” in which you outlined three challenging behaviors (and a possible function for each behavior) commonly observed in young children. Then, explore the purpose and process of behavior management in a paper in which you:
• Describe the purpose of behavior management in early childhood education settings, including why it is important to think proactively. Integrate the specific challenging behaviors to be detailed in this paper.
• Discuss three strategies teachers may use to determine the functions of challenging behaviors.
• Design an individual support plan for each of the challenging behaviors which includes:
o the possible functions of the behavior
o specific positive behavior supports
o replacement behaviors
• Summarize the role of the teacher in designing and implementing a classroom behavior plan.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
1. Must be six to eight double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
2. Must include a separate title page with the following:
o Title of paper
o Student’s name
o Course name and number
o Instructor’s name
o Date submitted
3. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
4. Must use at least three scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
5. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
6. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Organizational Learning and Change

The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) model is simple but valuable in promoting organizational learning and continuous improvement.
In a 2-4-page paper, provide one example of the PDCA in use in your organization. If you currently do not belong to a company/organization, or your organization has never used PDCA, select a company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and answer this question based on that organization. Explain the situation where PDCA is used, explain the four phases, and then apply the four phases specifically to your situation. Provide enough information about measuring performance so that management review will result in a course of action that you recommend.
Use APA style guidelines, citing references as appropriate. Include at least two current (5 recent years), scholarly sources beyond your course materials in support of your positions.

Required Reading
• Mahboob, H. D. (2014). The development of social and environmental reporting research on Bangladeshi organizations: A postcolonial critique. Middle East Journal of Business, 9(4), 9-20.
• Richards, C., & Zen, I. S., (2016). From surface to deep corporate social responsibility: The Malaysian no plastic bags campaign as both social and organizational learning. Journal of Global Responsibility, 7(2), 275-287.

Course Material
1. Improving Corporate Processes, Products, and Projects for Corporate Sustainability
Organizational learning is another way for organizations to gain an advantage over the competition. The knowledge assets of the organization can mean the difference between being number one in the industry and going out of business. Having individuals in the company who combine to form a knowledgeable organization is an essential part of any successful organization today.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) are only one component of the organization’s knowledge assets. Individuals come to the organization with past education and experience. This knowledge can help the individual move the current organization forward. Additionally, as employees work for the organization they gain internal knowledge about the organization and the industry, creating another great knowledge asset. This is one area where organizations may start to run into trouble. Everyone has heard about the baby boomer generation reaching retirement age, and what will happen to all of the knowledge assets they take with them. How do organizations effectively gain the internal knowledge from these employees prior to them retiring and pass that knowledge on through succession planning? Companies who have a plan in place for this already are going to be the front-runners in their respective markets.
As an organization grows and develops, so does the amount of information and knowledge within the information systems of that organization. For example, look at your own organization. How many databases are within that organization holding vast amounts of knowledge? How many information systems run at any specific time in the organization, processing data into information and providing employees with usable knowledge by which they can make informed decisions? How about the processes and procedures within the organization that have been automated? These are additional sources of knowledge within the organization.

2. Improving Sustainability Performance
Improving sustainability performance starts with communicating to all internal stakeholders the impact that the areas of social, economic, and environmental performance have on the overall stability and growth of the organization. If internal stakeholders understand that even their career is dependent on the growth and sustainability of the corporation, they often understand the importance of support decisions being made by senior leadership.
The Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle is a valuable tool when implementing sustainability programs. This process was popularized by the pioneer of quality control, Dr. W. Edwards Deming. It is often called the Deming circle or cycle or wheel. Review the steps of this tool as defined in this interactive exercise.
DCA cycle, a valuable tool
3. Reducing Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts
Values and norms are part of a learning organization, because the values and norms help to determine what types of knowledge the company seeks. Think about the values and norms of your current organization. Does everyone share their knowledge with others in hopes of creating a learning organization and improving the performance of the organization? Or, does everyone keep their knowledge to themselves because of fear that if someone else gains their knowledge they will no longer be needed within the organization? Do people tend to seek training, development, and education opportunities that will help them move up within the organization, or do they tend to get educated to move out of that organization? What value does the organization place on knowledge for employees? Are employees promoted as a reward for gaining new knowledge? If not, why would employees try to do so? They would be educating themselves to take their knowledge to another organization.

4. Involve the Supply Chain and Internal Reporting
Organizations that work with many suppliers have an opportunity to really help improve sustainability efforts, not only within the organization, but also within the organizations of the suppliers they work with. Let’s say that an organization needed a great deal of paper to conduct daily business operations. Although it may seem that paper is a very low-cost commodity, the amount of paper an organization goes through in a year could astound you. Many different suppliers can supply reams of paper—Georgia-Pacific and Xerox are two of the larger suppliers. The point is that there are many suppliers for an organization to purchase paper from, and organizations can base their decisions on which suppliers to use on basically anything. So, let’s say that this organization decides that it will only purchase paper from the supplier that produces the highest percentage of recycled paper, as opposed to going with the company that does not produce any recycled paper. That organization is now pushing sustainability and social responsibility efforts off on the suppliers, because they will lose business if they do not act in a socially responsible way. Many of these types of examples exist. Can you think of one that pertains to your organization and its suppliers?

Explain how Matthew edited/changed Mark’s Gospel

Explain how Matthew edited/changed Mark’s Gospel for each of the following passages, and what reasons would he have had for doing that? What in Mk’s version was Mt trying to avoid – i.e., why he might have viewed Mk’s material as misleading, incorrect, or problematic? How did those changes contribute to Matthew’s overall message? How does that link up with other parts of Mt’s message?

Use both the following two sets of passages to support your claim, making use ONLY of the resources below (but make sure you use ALL of them!), the Bible, textbooks and Module resources. You need to appeal to other sections of Mt, to show how these changes fit with wider Matthean themes. Make certain that you are wrestling with the biblical material itself, not just the resources about the passages.
1. How did Matthew edit/change Mark 6:45-52 to produce Matthew 14:22-33 – and why?
2. How did Matthew edit/change Mark 9:2-10 to produce Matthew 17:1-13 – and why?

The paper should 750 words in length, double-spaced, and using MLA formatting for reference citations and bibliography.

Resources for this paper (use them ALL!):

See the ebook via SLU library: New Testament History and Literature by Martin (2012), pp. 83-88,105-108.

See the ebook via SLU library: The Gospels by Barton and Muddiman (2010), p. 53,56-57,102,109.

Grading Rubric

Accurate use of English including careful documentation in MLA format and a good organizational plan. 40 pts
Adequate research. 20 pts
Accurate and complete reflection of material read for assignment. 40 pts

Plunket Nurse / Well child Tamariki Ora Nurse

Task 1:
The Registered Nurse Scope of Practice continues to evolve to meet the needs of the population.
Select a Registered Nurse role from the list below. Describe the key function and responsibilities of this role. Discuss key drivers for the development of the role. Critique how this role impacts on the health outcomes in primary health care and identify how the role could develop in the future.
•Long Term Conditions Nurse / Disease State Management Nurse
•Plunket Nurse / Well child Tamariki Ora Nurse
•Whānau Ora Nurse
•Practice Nurse
•Public Health Nurse

Category Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary

Task 1 Discuss the vision and key directions of the Primary Health Care Strategy. Select another strategy / plan from the list below, and evaluate how the strategy / plan contributes to the current development of primary health care in New Zealand.
Minimal discussion regarding the vision and key direction of the primary health care strategy. A further strategy/plan is not clearly evaluated or linked to primary health care.
No support from relevant health professional literature. The vision and key directions of the primary health care strategy, and a further strategy are discussed, but does not demonstrate clear understanding. Evaluation is weak and not clearly related to primary health care.
Limited support from relevant health professional literature. The vision and key directions of the Primary Health Care Strategy and a further Strategy/Plan are clearly discussed demonstrating understanding. Clear evaluation which is clearly linked to primary health care. Supported by a range of relevant health professional literature
The key directions and vision of the Primary Health Care Strategy and a further Strategy/Plan are clearly discussed demonstrating deep level of understanding. Robust evaluation which is clearly linked to primary health care.
Strong support from a range of relevant health professional literature.
Marks 0-4 5-9
10-15 16-20
Task 2 Identify a MRF which contributes to the development and / or progression of a specific health condition. Critique contemporary nursing management of this MRF within the primary health care context, including relevant health promotion initiatives/action plans.
Minimal discussion of the MRF and its contribution to the development on a specific health condition. Contemporary nursing management of the MRF is not critiqued, or linked to the primary health care context. Relevant health promotion initiatives/action plans lack critique. No support from relevant health professional literature.
A MRF is identified and linked to a specific health condition, demonstrating some understanding of the topic. Contemporary nursing management and health promotion initiatives action plans are weakly critiqued and /or not linked clearly to the primary health care context. Not all aspects of the task are discussed/ critiqued.
Limited support from relevant health professional literature A relevant MRF is identified and linked to a specific health condition, demonstrating understanding of the topic. Contemporary nursing management and health promotion initiatives/ action plans are critiqued clearly linked to the primary health care context. .
Supported by a range of relevant health professional literature A relevant MRF is identified and linked to a specific health condition. Contemporary nursing management and health promotion initiatives / action plans are critiqued clearly linked to the primary health care context demonstrating wide reading. All aspects of the task are explored in detail.
Strong support from a range of relevant health professional literature.
Marks 0-4 5-9 10-15 16-20
Task3 Discuss management, treatment and interventions Registered Nurses in primary health care would implement to manage the health care needs of individuals, family/whānau and community groups who are impacted by the specific health condition selected in task 2.
Management, treatment and interventions implemented by RNs are not relevant or unclear. Impact on individuals, family/whānau and community groups on the specific health condition does not demonstrate an understanding.
No support from relevant health professional literature.
The management, treatment in interventions RN in primary health care would implement are incomplete or unclear. Health care needs of individuals, family/whānau and community groups are not clearly identified or discussed at a superficial level.
Limited support from relevant health professional literature Management, treatment and interventions an RN in primary health care would implement to manage the health care needs of individuals, family/whānau and community groups is discussed demonstrating understanding of the content.
Supported by a range of relevant health professional literature Management, treatment and interventions an RN in primary health care would implement to manage the health care needs of individuals, family/whānau and community groups is discussed in detail demonstrating understanding.
Strong support from a range of relevant health professional literature
Marks 0 – 3 4-7 8-11 12-15
Academic writing (following specific conventions of essay structure), NET scholarly format and APA 6th edition referencing.
Sentences are not well constructed. Grammatical and spelling errors detract from content. Repeated errors in referencing technique e.g. missing references, formatting not consistent with APA requirements.
Most sentences are well constructed. Some grammatical and spelling errors evident. Several errors in APA referencing requirements.
Sentences are well constructed. Minor errors in grammar and spelling. Few flaws in APA referencing requirements
Excellent sentence construction. Flawless grammar and spelling. Referencing fully complies with APA requiremeirements