Category: Essay Writing
The assignment for this course involves the writing of a brief report or essay on “human development,” its meaning and its measure, in the context of a specific country. The purpose of the assignment is to promote thought and analysis on the meaning of the term “development” and how it could be measured, with an application to a specific country.
Please select a country of interest to you.
It should be about 2000 to 2500 words or ten to 12 typewritten pages (double-spaced, font 12, one inch margins.) It may be hand-written if easily legible. Use a standard and consistent citation system.
The due date for the assignment is October 14. 10:00 AM (at the beginning of the class.) The assignment is worth 20% of the final term grade.
This Report should answer a number of questions:
1. What is your own definition of “development”? How might this be measured? How does this compare with the United Nations Development Program’s definitions and measures in its Human Development Reports?
2. Examine the “development record” of a specific country of interest to you in the light of your answer to question 1 above. Has this country achieved some aspects of “development”?
3. Are your conclusions regarding “levels” and comparative performance regarding the development of this country in accord with the conclusions of the UNDP? Explain why and/or why not.
Some of the main sources for your work should be:
• Readings from the text book for Parts I, II and III of the Course Outline.
• Readings on the country of your choice, sufficient to gain an understanding of its record regarding Human Development
• UNDP Human Development Report, 2010: The Real Wealth of Nations,
• You can obtain useful insights from the UNDP Human Development Reports of past years, available here: http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/ebooks/. Another useful source is the new UNDP publication entitled Measuring Human Development: A Prime r, 2011
• To Use the UNDP Human Resource Development Report Data Bank for the Construction of your own Tables, go to Human Development Indicators, 2010, or http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/tables/default.html.
Lab 5 – Homework
Complete the basic map as an in-class exercise
. Construct a complete, colored geologic
map using the following topographic map (Fig. 1), and the fol
(adapted from Ragan, D.M., 1985)
. Turn in a .docx file explaining in detail how you
made the map for Fig. #1, and explaining whether the contact b
etween the Permian
strata and the Triassic strata is conformable. You may need t
o refer to the International
Stratigraphic Chart. This must be your own work. Be prepared
to explain your workflow
to Lori or I before you leave lab.
Point A is the base of an Early Triassic (Induan Age) marine sa
ndstone. The strike
and dip of the unit is N60
SE. The sandstone is underlain by a Middle
Permian (Roadian Age) conglomerate that is 500 meters thick
Point B is the eastern boundary of a 10m thick Late Jurassic (T
ithonian Age) basaltic
dike. The strike and dip of the dike is N20
Point C is the base of a horizontal sequence of a Late Cretaceo
us (Maastrichtian Age)
shales and carbonates. Determine the thickness of this unit
, and include your analysis
in your .docx file.
Point D is the base of a horizontal sequence of conformable Te
rtiary (Paleocene –
Danian Age) shales.
Point E is an unconformity surface that has an orientation of
SE. There is
Middle Jurassic (Bathonian Age) conglomerate above the unc
onformity, that has the
same strike and dip as the unconformity. The upper conglomer
ate is 250 meters thick.
Your map should be drafted on a separate sheet of tracing pape
r. Ink in all of the contacts,
and color in all of the units to complete the map using ICS stan
dard colors. The map has to
be neat, and well drafted.
These should be completed as in-class exercises
. Determine the strike and dip of the
units on the following maps (Fig. 2 and Fig. 3), and prepare de
tailed cross sections
AB and CD on separate sheets of tracing paper. In both cases th
e CD section should be
perpendicular to the AB section, and should pass through the
middle of the map. Be sure
to clearly label your CD section. Determine the thickness of
the mudstone in Fig. 2.
Figures from Ragan, D.M., 1985 and Simpson, B., 1968 Fall 201
Geology 3061, Lab 5
Figures from Ragan, D.M., 1985 and Simpson, B., 1968 Fall 201
Abstract and Introduction. How to write the introduction is claimed in the document, please follow that structure. Abstract about 300 words, introduction about 800 words more, since the introduction part and the aim&objectives part has finished.
Taobao, owned by Alibaba, is the most trusted and used C2C (Consumer to Consumer) E-commerce marketplace in China (Blackwell, 2011). Established in 2003, Taobao serves as the nation’s largest market and trading online platform (FIDO, 2014). In this study, Taobao is considered as the dominant Chinese e-commerce platform to develop and initiate a strategic follow up on an e-commerce supported fashion retail business start up plan. This is due to its wide spread and its potential and phenomenon to grow in China online platform. The problem statement triggered the research is that the women’s apparel market scenario is highly evolving and changing in China, and hence there is dire need for a business planning model that will be able to address myriad issues regarding fashion in volatile apparel segments and tailored to (international) entrepreneurs to inmate business on Taobao.
1.2 Background: (Briefly talk about what is happening in China’s e-commerce fashion market now,)
1.3 Rationale (why it is necessary to conduct this study): Industrial Rationale and Academic Rationale
1.4 Aim & Objective
The aim for this project is to scaffold an excellent business start up plan on Taobao based on the in-depth research in relevant fields. To implement such an aim, several objectives of the fashion retail plan research in China are established as:
1. To conduct market analysis and theories underpinning China’s business planning and global market context.
2. To study essential academic theories and frameworks including e-commerce, fashion entrepreneurship and integrated marketing communication as theatrical support in scaffolding a well-considered business plan.
3. To learn the essential strategies to tackle competitive and successful fashion retailing in China through the use of Taobao platform.
4. To understand current and prospective online buying and further target customer needs in China.
5. To analyze the fast fashion e-commerce retail marketing trends in China.
6. To structure a well developed and robust business plan that addresses all areas of Taobao enabled online platform.
1.5 Research questions ( Please develop research questions according to aims & objectives, examples are list below, but not all of them are applicable.
The Business Plan
• What is the niche market for the fast fashion brand in China?
• What is the targeted group the fashion retailing plan is to focus on with the niche in the market?
• What kind of products and will the fashion brand offer?
• How much finances are required for the business to start up?
• Where I can find help and financing for the fashion retail business?
• What will be and are the distribution channels of the starting business?
1.6 Literature Review (Write a paragraph using qualified academic English)
The literature review contains two parts: industrial analysis of China’s e-commerce fashion industry in order to… also, it has academic literature review in the field of e-commerce, fashion entrepreneurship and integrated marketing communication …
1.7 Research Methodology (Write in the format as the example shows)
Researchers appreciate that there are several possible approaches to set up a research methodology. However, this typical study is based on the specific approach proposed by Saunders et al (2000), which sees to provide a logical procedure for conducting the study. The approach identified by Saunders et al (2000) uses the analogy of the onion to describe the stages of conducting a research study; hence its name the Saunders Research Onion Approach. In his approach, the authors compared the research process to an onion, which is made up of various layers within its structure. The image show below illustrates the sections identified by Saunders et al as the main sections and subsections of the research methodology based on their onion approach.
Research Philosophy (Triangulation, combination of interpretivism and posittivism)
• Research approach : Deductive
• Research Strategies (Grounded theory)
• Time horizons : (Cross-sectional)
• Data collection methods (Primary research, eg, online questionnaire survey, Interview)
This study engages both qualitative and quantitative research approach. Qualitative research involves having a research design which helps in investigating phenomena in its natural setting. This approach does not manipulate the variables in any way to influence the outcome of the research (Vu 2013, p.7). This research design focuses on answering the questions when, why, how, where, and who. The quantitative research design on the other hand, uses an approach that is quite different from the qualitative research. This study will apply a mixed methods design, which is a procedure for collecting and analyzing data from both quantitative and qualitative research within a single study (Mengti 2010, 33). The aim of this project is to learn about building up successful online fashion entrepreneurial company, which requires sufficient methods for capturing trends and details of the situation. To address this topic competently, the customer expectation will be explored: a mixed method is considered as appropriate. Although the exploration relies heavier on qualitative research, quantitative and qualitative methods complement each other and allow for more analysis that is complete.
( Don’t directly use these paragraphs, it’s only for providing essential information for writing an introduction chapter)
Sample selection: 100 female questionnaire: Taobao online buying behavior
Interview: 3 industry experts (se-mi structured interview due to different fields of expertise.
3 Start-ups on Taobao (structure interview)
• 1.8 Chapter Outlines: Use several sentence to describe the key content of each chapter
Chapter 1: introduction
Chapter 2: literature review
Chapter 3: Methodology
Chapter 4: Findings
Chapter 5: Discussion
Chapter 6: Conclusion
the research question is : How can Integrated Pest Management be determined whether IPM has saved money or not, and in what ways can IPM promote a healthy environment? It must contains all required sections: 1-the general background to the study 2-the research question 3-methods 4-the main results 5-answers to the reserch question
This small project entails students estimating the edible food energy produced by a certified organic farm that operates in Chittenden County, Vermont, and the total energy required in that farm’s operation. This information will be used to calculate the farm’s energy efficiency (edible energy output divided by energy input). Students will turn in a short report (roughly 500 words) that includes:
Their estimate of the total edible kilocalories the farm produced during the year of operation represented by the data
Their estimate of the total energy input required for farm operation as derived from the provided data
Their calculation of the farm’s energy efficiency, which divides edible output energy by input energy
A short reflection on the process of doing these calculations and what, if anything, surprised them about the results
Data for this assignment can be found below. Below you will also find some basic instructions to get you started on this assignment. You can work in small groups of up to three people for this assignment, although you do not have to. Please feel free to ask questions before or during class, or via email if you need additional assistance. If you would like to read the original references where the conversion factors supplied came from, let me know and I will provide them.
To translate the marketed products into energy values, you will need to look up the calorie density of these vegetables and convert their weight (given in pounds) to kilocalories (kcal). Realize that when you look up the calorie contents of most foods in the Internet, the value given will say ‘calories’ but it is actually kilocalories, which are 1,000 calories. All nutritional calories are actually kilocalories. Real calories are a very small unit of heat that is only used by chemists and physicists.
To translate the gallons of gasoline and diesel used into energy, you will need to convert their volumes to an energy value using their volumetric energy densities. The volumetric energy density of gasoline is 29,000 kcal/gal, and for diesel it is 32,000 kcal/gal. In addition to having energy stored in their chemical bonds, these fuels also require energy to manufacture. To account for the energy required to manufacture gasoline and diesel, multiply the gasoline energy you calculated by 0.2 and add this result to the gasoline energy to get the total energy associated with gasoline. For diesel, multiply your initial figure by 0.3 and add that result to get the total energy associated with diesel.
Convert the provided electricity usage in kilowatthours (kWh) into kilocalories using the conversion factor 860 kcal/kWh. Like gasoline and diesel, electricity requires energy to make and we must account for this indirect energy in our calculations. To do this, multiply the energy value of the electricity used by 1.3 and add the result to the initial value to get the total energy associated with electricity.
To convert hours of human labor into an energy value, assume that the average farm laborer burns 110 kcal per hour of labor. Like gasoline, diesel and electricity, there is also indirect energy associated with providing human labor, but these calculations are very complicated and we will ignore them for this assignment.
Vehicles and machinery require energy in their manufacture and maintenance. We will estimate the indirect energy associated with farm vehicles and machinery in a very simplified way, by using a conversion factor that relates their mass to an energy value. For this project, assume that all vehicles and machinery require 6,500 kcal/lb in their manufacture and maintenance. It is not reasonable to count all of the indirect energy use associated with a vehicle or a piece of machinery’s manufacture against one year of a farm’s output because that vehicle or machinery will be used for multiple years. To spread out the indirect energy over multiple years, please divide the estimate you get by 20 years (an average lifetime for well cared for vehicles and machinery) and use this smaller number in your calculations.
Lastly, you will need to include estimates of energy used indirectly in the manufacture of farm inputs. For nitrogen fertilizer, use the conversion factor 5,500 kcal/lb to convert the weight of fertilizer used into an estimate of the energy required to manufacture it. For potassium fertilizer, use the conversion factor 750 kcal/lb. For phosphorus fertilizer, use the conversion factor 490 kcal/lb. Finally, assume that it takes 1,100 kcal of energy to manufacture 1 pound of industrially-produced compost.
Marketed Products (pounds)
Bok Choi (2,395)
Cayenne peppers (46)
Mustard greens (965)
Nappa cabbage (520)
Sweet potatoes (359)
Diesel: 990 gallons
Gasoline: 45 gallons
Electricity: 67,000 kWh
Human labor: 5,794 hours
Transport Vehicles and Farm Machinery (assume 20 year lifetime)
Delivery van (5,040 pounds)
Pickup truck (3,200 pounds)
Pickup truck (3,000 pounds)
Tractor with mower (2,500 pounds)
Tractor (4,800 pounds)
Large tractor (11,300 pounds)
Potassium fertilizer (500 pounds)
Phosphorus fertilizer (200 pounds)
Nitrogen fertilizer (200 pounds)
Compost (109,000 pounds)
Evaluating Sources – Synthesis Exercise with Works Cited
1. Read chapter 2 of the textbook: “Reading, Evaluating and Responding To Arguments”
2. Read the article about grade inflation on page 260. Afterward, answer the following questions in complete sentences. This would mean turning the question into a statement and then answering.
This writing assignment is NOT an academic essay. It is just another type of synthesis exercise which you will answer in complete sentences.
Follow the page setup in MLA Page Format. Refer to your sources in MLA style. Refer to a source only by the last name of the author if an author is named. Jones says…. not The article written by Jones. Don’t use words such as the source or the article to refer to a source.
See MLA In-Text Citations for details such as more than one author, when there is no author, and for punctuation with parentheses with citations (parenthetical documentation) and signal phrases (words that say who says the quote).
You must also create a Works Cited page for this assignment and list in MLA page format.
1. In a paragraph of at least 10 sentences, summarize the article.
2. Who wrote the source?
3. What kind of qualifications does the author have to speak on the subject?
4. If there is not a person named as an author, does it impact the validity of the source?
5. Is the information clearly presented?
6. Is a balanced viewpoint presented? If so, what is it?
7. Is there a bias? What is it?
8. Are the claims made backed up by evidence? What are they?
9. If so, is the evidence verifiable?
10. Is there a financial motive?
11. Is the information presented current?
Is a annotated bibliography based in same sex marriage. This is a Liberal Arts class and this resources could be from a web ,books, documentary etc. The minimum resources are 10. meaning it could be 1 per page but there should be a great explanation for each of them that covers a entire page or a little bit more for each. It’s in APA FORMAT, font 12, DBL space, Page number etc. this instructor is really STRICT.
In the introduction to the report you will justify research aims, research methods, and specific hypotheses, using theories and previous research from the scientific literature.
In the discussion section you will interpret results, reevaluate key issues from the introduction in light of the results, and make suggestions for future research. To do this effectively, you will learn about data collation, elementary statistical analysis, appropriate referencing techniques, and application of APA publication rules.
You will need to write the remaining sections (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Discussion, References). The word count INCLUDES the Abstract (but NOT the Reference List) and you must not exceed 1200 words for the Abstract, Introduction, and Discussion combined.
The abstract should be 120 words.
Write a comparative book review according to the book review outline. should be approximately 1,500 words ?
-Title including complete bibliographic citation for the work (i.e., title in full, author, place, publisher, date of publication, edition statement, pages, special features [maps, color plates, etc.], price, and ISBN.
Has to address the following questions:
1. Why is culture an important consideration in the assessment process for children being evaluated for special education?
2. What are the legal implications for not using culturally sensitive assessments?
3. What might happen to ELL children who are not assessed using culturally sensitive instruments?