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What is class, and how is it changing within the digital economy?

What is class, and how is it changing within the digital economy?

The world as we probably am aware it is consistently changing, and one of the principal drivers is computerized change. At its center, advanced change isn’t about Web “unicorns.” It’s tied in with utilizing the most recent innovation to do what you as of now improve.

The worldwide economy is going through an advanced change too, and it’s occurring dangerously fast.

All in all, what is the computerized economy? It′s the financial movement that outcomes from billions of ordinary online associations among individuals, organizations, gadgets, information, and cycles. The foundation of the computerized economy is hyperconnectivity which means developing interconnectedness of individuals, associations, and machines that outcomes from the Web, versatile innovation and the web of things (IoT).

The advanced economy is coming to fruition and subverting customary thoughts about how organizations are organized; how firms cooperate; and how buyers acquire administrations, data, and products.

How is class changing within the digital economy

Teacher Walter Brenner of the College of St. Gallen in Switzerland expresses: “The forceful utilization of information is changing plans of action, encouraging new items and administrations, making new cycles, producing more noteworthy utility, and introducing another culture of the board.”

As of late, TechCrunch, an advanced economy news site, noted, “Uber, the world’s biggest taxi organization, possesses no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most mainstream media proprietor, makes no substance. Alibaba, the most important retailer, has no stock. Furthermore, Airbnb, the world’s biggest convenience supplier, claims no land… Something fascinating is going on.”

What is it about these organizations that permits them to rethink the conventional limits and offer of their industry? What can these youthful organizations show you driving a computerized change in your industry? By what means will you adjust to the developing ease found in customary jobs?

There are four crucial regions of advanced change key to business achievement in the computerized economy.

Eventual fate of work

Individuals routinely work from various workplaces, their home, or a nearby café. While where we work has transformed, we as a whole expect a similar degree of availability experienced in the physical office. The rise of this adaptable, worldwide venture expects associations to deal with a powerful environment of ability and empower cutting edge computerized business measures that end up being compelling, in any event, when circulated across different places and time regions.

Client experience

In the computerized economy, all clients – business-to-business just as business-to-buyer the same – need to associate with organizations when and where they need and in a manner that is generally advantageous for them. Also, clients want commitment with brands through encounters that are consistent, omnichannel, immediate, relevant, and customized.

Computerized flexibly networks

While the worldwide working class is required to extend triple by 2030, there is expanding pressure on fundamental business assets, which are developing at a more slow pace of 1.5 occasions. The response to this jumble lies in how endeavors safely share information continuously to empower cutting edge trade applications to flourish.

The digitisation of everything is making new insightful computerized organizations of organizations that essentially change the manner in which trade is overseen, improved, shared, and sent.

The Web of Things (IoT)

As sensor costs keep on dropping, we are on the cusp of a period where everything can be associated – individuals, organizations, gadgets, and cycles – to one another. The merging of the physical and advanced world brings each benefit into a computerized space where programming rules.

At the point when an association can comprehend its physical and computerized resource stock at some random second, it can work with exactness beforehand unbelievable, preparing for a definitive lean venture. This won’t be a pleasant to-have differentiator, however a basic for any computerized business inside the following two years.

Mergers And Acquistion

Mergers And Acquistion


Submission to Turnitin via Moodle

For this assignment, you should analyse the takeover of Fairfax Media Ltd by Nine Entertainment Co
Holdings Ltd (ASX: NEC) in 2018. You should analyse the deal based on the information available at the
time the deal was announced.

 The assignment write-up should be about 1000 words (up to 2 pages long).
 You can add one more page of appendix of tables and graphs.
 You should make your own graphs and tables — do not copy graphs and tables from other sources).
 You should include a list of references — this will not count towards the page limit.
Your write-up should address the following points:
 Overview of acquirers’ industry and its business and discussion of acquirer’s business plan/strategy
and its merger strategy (about one page)
 The analysis should be based mainly on lecture 2 and include the following elements:
o Industry analysis:
 Focus your discuss on cyclical or structural changes that the industry might be
undergoing that might be relevant for the merger
o Company analysis:
 Analyse recent (last five years) financial performance and trends in performance
 Focus on financial performance and trend that might be relevant for the merger
o Devise/analyse company strategy based on the industry and company analyses above
o Devise/analyse company’s merger strategy
 What kind of companies should the acquirer acquire based on your analysis?
 Deal Rationale (about one page)
 Justify or criticise the deal concept and explain the logic (or lack thereof) of the deal.
o Using tools and concepts from lecture 1 (and the three slides on synergy in lecture 3), describe the
motivations and the rationale for the deal.
 What are the sources of synergy? Be specific and detailed.
 What are the other potential sources of value creation in this deal?
 What other objectives/reasons are behind the deal?
 Are there bad reasons for the deal?

 Was the deal reasonably priced and correctly timed?
o Try to link the deal rationale with the industry/company analyses above.
 How does the current deal fit with your analysis (of acquirer’s business/merger strategy)
of the kind of targets the acquirer should pursue — i.e., is this deal a good ‘strategic fit’
for the acquirer?
 Does the deal make sense in a long-term or ‘strategic’ sense?
 The bullet-points above are given as a guide to organise your write-up.
o You do not need to address all the bullet points, and you may want to use other
concepts/frameworks from lectures 1 & 2, including the annex slides, in your write-up.
 Please be aware that all factors are not equally important in all deals, so you should vary the emphases on
different points as appropriate.
o Try to think what is the strategic challenge facing the industry and the firm, and what are the
major reason(s) for this particular deal.
o Then organise your write-up so the analyses support your conclusions on these issues.
 Your write-up should be based on thorough research. You should use all of the following sources to
gather the necessary background information:
o Financial ratio analyses of the bidder and target — analyse at least last 5 years
o Bidder and target’s annual reports, bidder’s statement and target’s statement (or scheme booklet,
for Scheme deals) — these are available from ASX:
o You should also consult other ASX announcements of the bidder and the target around the
proposal of the deal.
o News articles about the industry and mergers in the industry and about the bidder and the target.
You can use google search to find relevant articles.
Assessment Criteria:
 The following criteria will be used to assess the assignment:
1. Quality of your analysis and the soundness of your arguments and logic as evidenced by your ability to
analyse and discuss the factors driving the acquisition decision (the deal rationale).
2. Ability to apply the theories and concepts introduced in the lectures to analyse the deal rationale.
3. Clarity of writing and quality of presentation.
 Some additional guidelines:
o You should support your arguments and claims with evidence.
o Your analyses should build up to a conclusion, and should not be just a series of unconnected
observations and statements.
o You should not include information that is not relevant for your arguments and conclusions.
o The language of the report should be clear, concise, coherent and grammatically correct.

GPU Databases (Kinetica, SQream, BlazingDB, Omnisci Etc)

GPU Databases (Kinetica, SQream, BlazingDB, Omnisci Etc)

database Products

I want a Power point Presentation(PPT) with 25 Slides which needs to cover below questions, I have already mentioned Title of Topic on Above.

Need to cover these Questions on Presentation:

  1. What are the key database products made by the vendor OR the key database platforms available under the database category (pick at least three for this presentation)
  2. If a vendor, who are the competitors to the platform? If a database technology class, who is the clear leader and why?
  3. What industries are these database vendor tools or database technology platforms used in? Is the market increasing or decreasing for technology?
  4. What are the key features for each of these database platforms? What are differentiators compared to other database platforms in its like-kind class?
  5. Are these databases used on-premise only? Cloud-based only? Mainframe only? Explain the infrastructure use case for each of these databases that you are discussing.
  6. Provide three (3) business uses for why a customer/client would want to use your vendors/class of database technology in their environment.
  7. What are key technical skills a data administrator or database administrator would require if they use this platform?
  8. Where do you believe this technology will be in 3-5 years?

Instructions to make PPT:

The presentation should be a MINIMUM of 15 slides (including Cover and References). The deck should NOT EXCEED 25 pages.

  • You should make the presentation for an executive audience. That means, Times New Roman or Arial Font Face, Size 14-18 for text. Size 20-24 for headers. (20% of your grade is presentational design)
  • Graphics are essential. A minimum of 8-10 graphics should be included that are meaningful. Custom graphics/tables are preferred!
  • If you put figures or tables in your slides, you have to make your own tables and figures. Please don’t copy and paste it from the reference.
  • Your first page should include your group member’s name, date, title, and course name.
  • Clearly, concise well written presentations are essential. Grammar/Spelling count for 10% of your grade.
  • Each slides should include a minimum of one reference. (You need to reference your source material for each slide in APA format).
  • Following APA is a strict requirement.

Assignment: Ethics in Accounting

Assignment: Ethics in Accounting


Effective financial reporting depends on sound ethical behavior. Financial scandals in accounting and the businesses world have resulted in legislation to ensure adequate disclosures and honesty and integrity in financial reporting. A sound economy is contingent on truthful and reliable financial reporting.


  • Read the following scenario.
  • Answer the questions that follow. This will be a 2-3 page submission in a question and answer format (also in paragraph form). An introduction and conclusion is not required.
  • Refer back to your textbook for guidance on how to think through the scenario.

You have been recently hired as an assistant controller for XYZ Industries, a large, publically held manufacturing company. Your immediate supervisor is the controller who also reports directly to the VP of Finance. The controller has assigned you the task of preparing the year-end adjusting entries.  In the receivables area, you have prepared an aging accounts receivable and have applied historical percentages to the balances of each of the age categories.  The analysis indicates that an appropriate estimated balance for the allowance for uncollectible accounts is $180,000.  The existing balance in the allowance account prior to any adjusting entry is a $20,000 credit balance.

After showing your analysis to the controller, he tells you to change the aging category of a large account from over 120 days to current status and to prepare a new invoice to the customer with a revised date that agrees with the new category.  This will change the required allowance for uncollectible accounts from $180,000 to $135,000. Tactfully, you ask the controller for an explanation for the change and he tells you “We need the extra income, the bottom line is too low.”


In a 2-3 page paper, discuss the following:

  1. Consider what you have learned relative to ethics and financial reporting. What is the rationale for the calculations/process used to estimate the $180,000 uncollectible allowance?
  2. How do you think the misstatement of funds will impact the income statement and balance sheet?
  3. What is the ethical dilemma you face? What are the ethical considerations? Consider your options and responsibilities as assistant controller.
  4. Identify the key internal and external stakeholders. What are the negative impacts that can happen if you do not follow the instructions of your supervisor?
  5. What are the potential consequences if you do comply with your supervisor’s instructions? Who will be negatively impacted?

Additional Requirements:

  • Use at least one (1) quality academic resource (in addition to your textbook) for this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources. You have access to Strayer University’s Online Library at and the iCampus University Library Research page at

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Your paper should be double spaced (Arial or Times Roman 12 pt font) and follow general Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) as they relate to references and citations. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details (more information and an example is included in the Strayer Writing Standards menu link located in your Blackboard).
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Taxation Law: Legislation and Case Law

Taxation Law: Legislation and Case Law


  • This assignment must be presented as an individual effort.
  • The assignment requires individual research using a range of tax resources. It is expected you will survey the relevant literature, including decided cases, and select appropriate additional resources.
  • You are expected to identify the facts and issues presented by each question, identify and apply the relevant legislation and/or case law, and reach a conclusion.
  • This assessment assesses your research skills, your ability to synthesise an original piece of work to specific content requirements. It also assesses your written communication skills.
  • Your reasons for your conclusions and recommendations must be based on your research into the relevant cases and legislation. Please check the marking sheet (included below) for Part A to ensure that you have followed all the guidelines



PART A: Written letter of advice. (10 marks)

PART B: Advise net capital gains (losses) to be included in Madison Turner’s tax return for the years ending 2019 and 2020. Include ALL available methods for calculating a capital gain for both years. (10 marks)


Assessment Description

PART A: Written letter of advice.

Due to COVID-19, Madison was informed by her two current employers that she would be nominated as an eligible recipient for JobKeeper payments from the government. Madison is confused about the tax ramifications of receiving JobKeeper payments and she is seeking your advice. In your own words, explain the tax treatment of JobKeeper payments to Madison and the potential impact of having two employers nominating her. She also has some sole trader income on the side and is wondering whether this will impact her nomination. (500 word limit)

PART B: Calculate net capital gains (losses) to be included in Madison Turner’s tax return for the years ending 2019 and 2020.

Madison Turner, an Australian resident, seeks advice on the CGT consequences of the following events. She exchanged contracts for the acquisition of an investment property, at market value, on 30 January 1999, paying a 10% deposit of 60,000. Property settlement was deferred until 10 December 2001, when the balance of $540,000 was paid, title transferred, and her name was recorded as the registered proprietor. At the time of the settlement, the market value of the property was $800,000. She sold the property on 15 June 2019 for $1 million.

She also bought 20,000 shares in BHP Billion in October 1985, paying $18.50 per share. She decided to sell her entire holding, for $40 per share, and signed a share transfer document and handed the transfer and share script to the Stock Exchange on 21 June 2019. The transfer was not registered with BHP Billiton until 10 July 2019.

She also incurred a capital loss of $50,000 from another CGT event in 2019/2020.

You have to include ALL available methods for calculating the net capital gains for the years ending 2019 and 2020.

You have to show all workings.

HS2061 Information Systems: Project Management

HS2061 Information Systems: Project Management


Individual Assignment – 20%
This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes as in the Unit of Study Guide. This
assessment is designed to give students skills in the initial stage of Project Management,
particularly in the “Initiating” process group, and the first part of the “Planning” process group as
defined by the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)


This assignment is based on the semester Case Study. The case Study is located in the document
HIS2061-CaseStudy. You need to first read this case study carefully. Both Assignment 1 (this
assignment) and Assignment 2 (which is a group assignment) will be based on this case study.

Once you read the case study Your task is to create the following documents

Project Charter
Assumption log
Stakeholder Register
Change request form
Scope Management Plan
Requirements Document
Preliminary Financial Analysis

These documents are discussed in detail throughout the first 5 weeks of lectures and tutorials.
Submission Guidelines
Your submission document should be a single word or pdf document containing your report.
All submissions are to be submitted through the safeAssign facility in Blackboard. Submission
boxes linked to SafeAssign will be set up in the Units Blackboard Shell. Assignments not submitted
through these submission links will not be considered.
Submissions must be made by the due date and time (which will be in the session detailed above)
and determined by your Unit coordinator. Submissions made after the due date and time will be
penalized per day late (including weekend days) according to Holmes Institute policies.
The SafeAssign similarity score will be used in determining the level, if any, of plagiarism.
SafeAssign will check conference web-sites, Journal articles, the Web and your own class
members submissions for plagiarism. You can see your SafeAssign similarity score (or match)
when you submit your assignment to the appropriate drop-box. If this is a concern you will have a
chance to change your assignment and resubmit. However, resubmission is only allowed prior to the
submission due date and time. After the due date and time have elapsed your assignment will be
graded as late. Submitted assignments that indicate a high level of plagiarism will be penalized
according to the Holmes Academic Misconduct policy, there will be no exceptions. Thus, plan
early and submit early to take advantage of the resubmission feature. You can make multiple
submissions, but please remember we only see the last submission, and the date and time you
submitted will be taken from that submission.

CS634 Final Research Report I

The Final Research Report is due 09/06/2020. Late assignments will not be accepted. Posting must occur in the appropriate area of Moodle. Hardcopy, email, etc. will not be accepted. A total of 800 points will be awarded for a perfect score for this exercise.

Research Report / Individual Project (800 points)

Write a scholarly research report on a topic related to Cyber Security based on one of the following topics:

Step 1: Select ONE Topic:

The Research Report, select one of the following research areas:
i) Biometrics
ii) Organizational Management during times of crisis.
iii) Failures of Knowledge Management Systems.
iv) Successes of Knowledge Management Systems.
v) Social networking in the 21th Century.
vi) Web sports
vii) Search Engine Optimization
viii) Robotics

Step 2: Determine a Narrowed Research Focus

Review the “Completing the Final Research/Residency Assignment” section in Moodle for additional guidance

Step 3: Review the CU Research Guide and APA documentation

Important Student Notes:
Follow the guidelines of the CU Research guide for structure of the paper following the specifications of APA for format CS634 Final Research Report Instructions (800 points)

 Each student’s submission will be checked for plagiarism. Note that Turnitin has a very good historical memory and is capable of accessing reports from both internal and external resources (i.e. Universities, Governments, etc.) including those originally written in nonEnglish written languages. Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero (non-negotiable) for the assignment and may results in other university actions. The department chairperson will be notified of the violation. Additional Campbellsville University penalties may be applicable.

Please see class syllabus for additional details.

 Acceptable file formats for submissions include Microsoft Word (doc, docx). No other formats are acceptable.
 The research paper must be supported by evidence (citations from peer-reviewed sources).

 A minimum of five (5) peer-reviewed journal citations are required.

 Formatting should be double-spaced, one-inch boarders, no extra space for headings, no extra white space, no more than two levels of heading, page numbers, front and back matter).

 Extra white space use to enhance page count will negatively affect student grade.

 Graduate student are expected to be proficient in the use of the English language. Errors in grammar, spelling, or syntax will affect student grade. The Professor, will not provide remedial help for writing problems. If the student is unable to write clearly and correctly, the student should be urged to contact the program office for sources of remedial help.

 Final Submission – the final report is due no later than the due date assigned. A total of at least 15 full pages is required (no extra whitespace, does not include appendices). (800 points). Only Microsoft Word is acceptable.

 The research paper must only include materials derived solely from peer-reviewed journals or peer-reviewed conference proceedings. Newspapers, websites (URLs), magazines, technical journals, hearsay, personal opinions, and white papers are NOT acceptable citations. Please access the CU Library at ttp:// for appropriate materials.

 APA formatted citations are required for the final submission. IMPORTANT – please refer to the following url for help with APA:
Please reach out to our librarians for additional citation management and APA help.

 All images, tables, figures are to be included in the appendices and IS NOT included in the 15 page requirement. This means appendices are not included in the 15 page requirement.

 Long quotations (i.e. paragraphs) are NOT permitted. Only one quoted short sentence (less than 14 words) is permitted per page.

 Footnotes are NOT permitted.

Geology project: Detailed description of Chemical and mechanical weathering and Metamorphism

Geology project: Detailed description of Chemical and mechanical weathering and Metamorphism

Project 3

For project 3, please provide short answers for the following:

  • Describe the main processes of mechanical weathering, and the types of materials that are produced when mechanical weathering predominates
  • Describe the main processes of chemical weathering, and the products of chemical weathering of minerals such as feldspar, ferromagnesian silicates, and calcite
  • Explain the type of weathering processes that are likely to have taken place to produce a sand sized sediment deposit
  • Discuss the relationships between weathering and soil formation and the origins of soil horizons
  • Explain the geological carbon cycle, and how variations in rates of weathering can lead to climate change
  • Describe the differences between cobbles, pebbles, sand, silt, and clay
  • Explain the relationship between clast size and the extent to which clasts can be transported by moving water or by wind
  • Apply your understanding of the features of sedimentary rocks, including grain characteristics, sedimentary structures, and fossils, to the interpretation of past depositional environments and climates
  • Explain the importance of and differences between groups, formations, and members


Project 4

For project 4, please provide short answers for the following:

  • Summarize the factors that influence the nature of metamorphic rocks
  • Describe the mechanisms for the formation of foliation in metamorphic rocks
  • Classify metamorphic rocks on the basis of their texture and mineral content,
  • Describe the various settings in which metamorphic rocks are formed and explain the links between plate tectonics and metamorphism
  • Summarize the important processes of regional metamorphism
  • Summarize the important processes of contact metamorphism and metasomatism
  • Explain the difference between relative and absolute age-dating techniques
  • Summarize the history of the geological time scale and the relationships between eons, eras, periods, and epochs
  • Describe the types of unconformities
  • Describe some applications and limitations of isotopic techniques for geological dating.

Processes of chemical weathering

Ice. The formation of ice in the horde of minuscule splits and joints in a rock\’s surface gradually pries it separated more than a great many years. Frost wedging results when the formation of ice extends and develops the breaks, severing pieces and sections. Ice wedging is best in those atmospheres that have numerous patterns of freezing and thawing. Frost heaving is the cycle by which rocks are lifted vertically from soil by the formation of ice. Water freezes first under stone pieces and stones in the dirt; the continued freezing and defrosting of ice bit by bit pushes the stones to the surface.

Exfoliation. If a huge intrusion is brought to the surface through tectonic inspire and the erosion of overlying rocks, the confining weight over the intrusion has been delivered, yet the weight underneath is actually being applied, constraining the stone to extend. This cycle is called unloading. Because the external layers grow the most, breaks, or sheet joints, build up that equal the bended external surface of the stone. Sheet joints become surfaces along which bended bits of rock loosen up, uncovering another surface. This cycle is called exfoliation; large adjusted landforms (generally meddlesome rocks) that outcome from this cycle are called exfoliation domes. Examples of exfoliation vaults are Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Half Arch in Yosemite National Park.

Friction and impact. Rocks are additionally separated by friction and repeated impact with other stone sections during transportation. For instance, a stone part conveyed along in a river\’s ebb and flow continuously ricochets against other sections and the waterway base and inevitably is broken into littler pieces. This cycle happens likewise during transportation by wind and frigid ice.

Other processes. Less significant specialists of mechanical weathering incorporate the burrowing of creatures, plant roots that develop in surface splits, and the digestion of specific minerals, for example, metal sulfides, by bacteria. Daily temperature changes, particularly in those regions where temperatures can shift by 30 degrees centigrade, bring about the expansion and contraction of minerals, which debilitate rocks. Extreme temperature changes, for example, those delivered by woodland fires, can constrain rocks to break.

Weathering processes that are likely to have taken place to produce a sand sized sediment deposit

Regional transformation happens when rocks are covered somewhere down in the outside layer. This is commonly connected with convergent plate limits and the formation of mountain ranges. Since internment to 10 km to 20 km is required, the territories influenced will in general be enormous.

Most regional transformation happens inside continental outside layer. While rocks can be transformed at profundity in many regions, the potential for transformation is most noteworthy in the underlying foundations of mountain ranges where there is a strong probability for entombment of generally youthful sedimentary stone to incredible profundities.

A model would be the Himalayan Range. At this continent-continent convergent limit, sedimentary rocks have been both pushed up to incredible statures (almost 9,000 m above ocean level) and furthermore covered to extraordinary profundities.

Factors that influence the nature of metamorphic rocks

At a maritime spreading edge, as of late framed maritime covering of gabbro and basalt is gradually moving endlessly from the plate limit. Water inside the outside is compelled to ascend in the region near the wellspring of volcanic warmth, and this attracts more water from farther out, which inevitably makes a convective framework where cold seawater is brought into the covering and afterward out again onto the ocean bottom close to the edge.

The entry of this water through the maritime covering at 200° to 300°C advances transformative reactions that change the first pyroxene in the stone to chlorite and serpentine. Since this transformation happens at temperatures well underneath the temperature at which the stone initially shaped (~1200°C), it is known as retrograde transformation.

The stone that structures thusly is known as greenstone in the event that it isn’t foliated, or greenschist in the event that it is. Chlorite and serpentine are both “hydrated minerals” implying that they have water (as Goodness) in their concoction recipes. When transformed sea outside is later subducted, the chlorite and serpentine are converted into new non-hydrous minerals (e.g., garnet and pyroxene) and the water that is delivered relocates into the overlying mantle, where it contributes to motion liquefying.

Processes of regional metamorphism

At a subduction zone, maritime outside is constrained down into the hot mantle. But since the maritime covering is presently moderately cool, particularly along its ocean bottom upper surface, it doesn’t warm up rapidly, and the subducting rock stays a few several degrees cooler than the encompassing mantle. An extraordinary sort of transformation happens under these high-tension however moderately low-temperature conditions, creating an amphibole mineral known as glaucophane, which is blue in shading, and is a significant component of a stone known as blueschist.

On the off chance that you’ve never observed or even known about blueschist, it’s to be expected. Is astonishing that anyone has seen it! Most blueschist structures in subduction zones, continues to be subducted, transforms into eclogite at around 35 km profundity, and afterward in the end sinks profound into the mantle — gone forever.

Regional transformation additionally happens inside volcanic-curve mountain extents, and as a result of the additional warmth related with the volcanism, the geothermal inclination is commonly somewhat more extreme in these settings (somewhere close to 40° and 50°C/km). Thus higher evaluations of transformation can occur nearer to surface than is the situation in other territories. 


English essay: Description of Senses

English essay: Description of Senses


  • Proficiency in advanced college level reading and writing within the art and design fields;
  • The ability to write for both specialized and general audiences.
  • Write complex ideas clearly and correctly (e.g., spelling, grammar, punctuation);
  • Write extemporaneously about subjects in the art and design field.
    In the art and design fields formal analysis (Links to an external site.) focuses on the elements and principles of the work of art such as line, shape, color, texture, rhythm, contrast and balance to help us communicate what we see. Taking cues from a more literary model, how can we use descriptive language to create a vivid visual image in the reader’s mind?
  • This Writing Exercise assignment is to focus on your sensory experience, to enhance your writing, and to support and enhance the content and skills needed for writing your Formal Analysis Paper. This assignment is based on Rebecca McClanahan’s book Word Painting, published by Writer’s Digest Books, 1999. In particular, Chapter 4: The Nose and Mouth and Hand and Ear of the Beholder.

Goal: Type a 1 1⁄2-2 page (total) paper that explores your sensory perception of places and objects. (CHECK YOUR UNDERSTANDING: “Total” means you will have approximately one-two paragraphs for each exercise.)

Exercise 1: Describe a place (for example, your room) solely in terms of one sense. “Mute” the other senses while you explore just the smells for instance, or the textures of the place.

Exercise 2: Describe an object by mixing two sense impressions (for example smells and sounds). You can use this list to help you think of your other senses besides vision. (All excerpts from McClanahan’s book)

Smell-This is the smell most closely related to memory. This sense is hard to write about because, as Diane Ackerman says in her book Natural History of the Senses, it is “the mute sense, the one without words” She says that there is a weak connection between the smell center and the language center of our brains: “We can describe a sight using visual adjectives-but when we try to describe a smell, it’s usually in terms of other things…usually we resort to describing how they make us feel.” (McClanahan pg. 65)

Taste-Close to smell. Moving beyond a straightforward naming (Chocolate Chocolate Chip, Buttermilk biscuits) a writer can describe a taste in terms of the tongue’s gustatory map: sweet, salty, sour, bitter. For a writer who uses strong descriptions of taste read Marcel Proust; he often borrows from the other senses to describe: the cakes are “squat” “plump” “shaped like” “the fluted valve of a scallop shell” and he uses his sense of touch to describe eating the cakes and drinking tea “the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touches my palate…a shudder ran through me.” (McClanahan pg. 72)

Touch-An intimate sense. This can be a way to engage your imagination through observing the texture of the object, for example, or how the materials have been manipulated. This is a good way for artists and designers to relate to the visual stimulus through their experience of making things.

Sound-The inner voice, real or imagined, or music is often heard in response to something. One sees a high-pitched, dry, silver metallic object suspended before one’s eyes. Or hears the way a subject might talk in a photograph. The sound of words themselves is often a way to enter into one’s response to a work. A fizzled photograph. An ornery, organized, orb of a head.

Synesthesia-The use of one sense to describe another “It smells like sparkling gases” “tastes like a mouthful of bees” “green is fresh/like a new pair of lungs” (McClanahan pg. 78)


HRMN300 Assignment 2

Assignment 2

Please read ALL directions below before starting your assignment. You may find it helpful to print a copy and cross off or highlight as you complete each expectation. Good luck!

HRMN300 Assignment 2 – Summer 2020


  • Please submit your assignment as an      attachment in your assignments folder.
  • Your assignment cannot be accepted via      messages, email or conferences.
  • You must submit to the assignment link by      the due date stated in the syllabus for credit. A missing assignment will      be assigned a 0.
  • Respond to all three questions below on a      new, blank word processing document (such as MS Word).
  • Develop each answer to the fullest extent      possible, discussing the nuances of each topic and presenting your      arguments logically.
  • In addition, include citations from the      class content resources in weeks 1-6 to support your arguments.
    • Each answer should be robust and developed       in-depth.
    • You are expected to demonstrate critical       thinking skills as well as an understanding of the issues identified. Some       questions may also require personal reflection and practical application       Your responses will be evaluated for content as well as grammar and       punctuation.
    • All writing must be your original work. PLEASE do not copy or quote anything. Sources are just that, a reference. Once you locate       the information, read and interpret the data. What does it mean to you?       Type your own thoughts and own words. Then, include in-text citations       to support your ideas. This is       not a research paper. 


o Include a Cover Page with Name, Date, and Title of Assignment.

  • Do not include the original question, only      the question number.
  • Each response should be written in complete sentences, double-spaced      and spell-checked. Use 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins      on all sides. Include page numbers according to APA formatting guidelines.
  • In addition, you will want to include      citations in APA format at the end of each answer. Include a      minimum of 3 references for each answer. References must be from class      materials.

Question 1: 

What is the human resource manager’s role in a career development program? What is the manager’s role in a career development program? Make a case for who is primarily responsible for employees’ career success and why. What factors may be involved? What are some challenges that organizations may face in creating and implementing a career development program?

Question 2:

A) Imagine that you are preparing for your first performance feedback session with your employee. You want the session to be effective for the employee, so he/she will have the motivation and knowledge to improve performance. You also want to provide a valid, accurate evaluation of the employee’s performance. What are the steps that you would take to prepare for the session? What sources of data would you consider? Finally, outline how you would conduct the feedback and evaluation.

B) Assume the role of the employee. How would you need to prepare for your performance evaluation meeting?

Question 3:

Define the term “security” with respect to today’s workplace. Discuss in detail the actions an employer can take to minimize the risk of bullying and workplace violence. What are some other security concerns organizations face and how can these risks be mitigated? Discuss at least three strategies.