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Click the links below and watch the 2 short videos on customer success stories to learn/understand how 2 companies successfully implemented/leveraged business analytics to improve their firm performance. Write a 1 2-page report by answering the following questions:

Company A
What is the name of the company and which industry?
What are the business challenges faced/discussed in the video?
What approach did the company use to resolve the challenges?
What are the results/benefits achieved by using business analytics or big data technologies?
What is the business or big data analytics used to achieve the results (e.g. Tibco)?
Company B answer same (5) questions described above.
Compare and contrast company A to company B based on:
Challenges encountered
The results (Links to an external site.)

Reflection paper

Reflection Paper Topics with Grading Rubric
You will write a 1000-1500 word response to your chosen paper topic from the list below. See Course Outline for the due date.

This assignment is worth 300 points, or 30% of your grade.



Learning Objectives:

Students will demonstrate their ability to construct arguments about issues of both personal and universal significance. Their writing should demonstrate that they can construct cogent, concise, and logically coherent arguments.


Students should demonstrate that they can distinguish the relevant points that form a logically coherent argument. They should also be able to construct criticisms which effectively undermine, through the use of appropriate counter-examples, some premise of that argument.

Your assignment is to read any ONE of the following four articles written by Theodore Dalrymple located in the final chapter of the required textbook:

The Frivolity of Evil
How and How Not to Love Mankind
What We Have to Lose
Roads to Serfdom
Then, FOR THE ARTICLE YOU CHOOSE TO WRITE ON, you will type a 1000-1500 word response in which you address EACH of the following points IN YOUR OWN WORDS: 1) What is the author’s main argument? 2) How does he support his main argument (evidence, ancillary arguments, etc.)? 3) Do you agree or disagree with him? 4) Why or why not? 5) Apply the insights of at least two of the readings we have studied in this course (in chapters 1-9) to your analysis. Make sure to give a substantive explanation of how the philosophers’ insights are relevant to the topic you are discussing.

A WORD OF WARNING: These articles are rather long and complex. The author likes to make extensive use of his rather copious vocabulary, so I strongly urge you to have handy as you work your way through your chosen article. The purpose of this essay assignment is for you to demonstrate your ability to discuss, analyze, and evaluate complex philosophic arguments. I am confident that the reading assignments, tests, and discussion boards will have prepared you for this final, and no doubt challenging, essay assignment.

Note: I only allow one attempt on this assignment. Students who do not fully address all of the components of the assignment as stated in the instructions as well as the grading rubric below will have to be content with the grade they earned.

Please use MLA format.

Your paper will be graded according to the following rubric:

Grading Rubric:
The following standards are numbered in order of importance for grading.

1.Essay demonstrates an understanding of the material: The student has correctly grasped a philosophical problem or question, has explained it accurately, and on the basis of a substantially correct interpretation of any texts involved. Key terms are used correctly. The essay shows evidence of the student’s independent thought, and is written in his or her distinctive voice. Short (one sentence) quotations are used (comprising no more than 10% of the body of the paper), when appropriate, to support the writer’s analysis, and an explanation is offered for each quotation. The use of block quotations will result in a severe point deduction.

95 points

2.Essay has clear and coherent argument: There is a clearly stated thesis, and support for this thesis in the body of the paper. Each paragraph contributes to this argument, and follows logically from the paragraph before it. The argument presented is persuasive. The insights of two other philosophers are incorporated into the analysis.

95 points

3.Essay fulfills assigned task: The essay addresses the entire assigned question or topic, elaborating on important ideas in satisfactory depth, but without bringing in anything extraneous or irrelevant. The introduction of the essay focuses and provides clarity for the paper. Important terms are clearly and accurately defined. Each paragraph conveys a coherent, organized thought. Short (one sentence) quotations are occasionally used, when appropriate, to support the writer’s analysis, and an explanation is offered for each quotation. No more than 10% of paper is made up of direct quotes. No block quotations.

40 points

4.Essay obeys standards for good persuasive writing: the writer shows that he or she is comfortable using philosophical language, and the prose is clear, not awkward. The structure of the sentences reflects the relationships between/among the ideas discussed.

40 points

5.Essay is technically correct: The essay has been carefully and thoughtfully proofread. The argument is written in complete sentences, with punctuation that does not mislead the reader. There are no mistakes in spelling, grammar, word choice, and punctuation.   

30 points

Any topic (writer’s choice)

I will post 4 essay questions Tommorow at 9am, each question must be answered using only the material attached, no outside research is needed, and each question can be answered at a maximum of 500 words per question. The assignment needs to be done within the time given it cannot be extended. So please make sure it is not late under any circumstances

Japanese Civilians during WWII Origins and Others

Japanese Civilians during WWII Origins and Others

Part 4: Origins and Others
In an essay of about 5-7 full paragraphs (4-5 sentences each):

Use reliable, scholarly sources from UMGC’s library to help you describe or tell your group’s origin story, its creation myth. Remember that this is myth, not history, so compose the creation story as such. In other words, mythologize the history of the group’s beginnings. It does not have to be true, but it should be rooted in some kind of actual historical event.
Include elements of creation myths that you discovered in Week 4’s Learning Resources and Discussions.
In your creation myth, include one or more of the group’s “others” whether they be monsters, villains, or enemies using some of the information you learned in Week 5’s Learning Resources. Against whom does your group define themselves and why? This “other” should have some roots in the actual history of the group. For instance, hackers might define themselves against cyber security experts, who could be made into an “other” in the story.
Cite your sources using MLA style. | UMGC Library – MLA Citation Examples –
Carefully edit and proof your essay for standard use of English.

In the attached word document. This essays specifically pertains to Part 4 for the Course Project Full Description.

Gone With The Wind

Disclaimer: I am African from Africa 😉

This assignment is designed to give you a chance to express your emotional reaction to this topic. Please provide a brief (150 – 250 word) response.

What is your reaction to the film Gone With the Wind?

Gone with the Wind was released in 1939,  just 74 years after the end of the Civil War. Meaning the events depicted in the movie were just as close in time to its initial audience as World War II is to contemporary movie audiences. Hugely popular with audiences, Gone with the Wind was nominated for 13 Academy Awards and won eight. One of those awards went to Hattie McDaniel, an African American actress for her portrayal of a slave.

She became the first black person to win an Academy Award but had to sit at a table in the back of the room for the ceremony. The movie was such a commercial success that the studio re-released several times over the years. Adjusting for inflation, it remains the highest-grossing film in history.

To say that Gone with the Wind presents a romanticized view of slavery and life in the antebellum South would be an understatement. It is steeped in the mythology of the Lost Cause, which is why it is assigned viewing for this module. The movie is available from any of the online streaming services.

*Substantive sources include newspapers of record like the New York Times, Washington Post, major news sources and magazines. Scholarly sources include books, peer-reviewed articles from academic journals, and primary sources such as diaries or original government documents.

* Addresses question, is relevant to the topic, and draws upon assigned material.

*Also draws upon (and cites) at least one substantive or scholarly source beyond assigned material

Summaries of articles from literature review

1.    Is abortion a good thing after all these years of examples, experiences? What is rational is actual and what is actual is rational. How does it existing in the world in our society so rational ?
2.    What causes the rising unemployment rate? How has it affected the stability of the entire social structure?

All written assignments
must be double-spaced with a 12-point font and Times New Roman.

You should provide at least three summaries, each 1/2 page minimum, addressing:
– research question(s) the article presented (2 points per article)
What is the question that the article seeks to answer in the study?
What direction does the article predict will occur?
(ex. is X expected to increase Y? Is X expected to prevent Y?)

– the variables examined and the outcome (1 point per article)
What is the independent variable? How will it be measured?
What is the outcome variables? How will it be measured?

– the results (2 points per article)
How did the results answer the research question?
Did the results support or refute any directions the article proposed?

Any topic (writer’s choice)

This is a two part order that are both related to each other, I need part 1 of the order completed by July 2nd and I need the other part of the order completed by July 31st

The 1st Assignment is a rough draft for Assignment #2 which is a Major research essay

The 1st assignment instructions is a draft for assignment #2 which needs to be done and completed by July 2nd at the very latest with NO delays

A list of 4 topics is in the 2nd Assignment instructions file, from those 4 topics you must chose one topic and then based off of that topic you must start the 1st Assignment. The 1st Assignment is basically a start for Assignment #2

Any topic (writer’s choice)

The prompt for my essay is:  Analyze the themes of DOUBT and CERTAINTY with the character, Sister Aloysius.  Examine the use of ethos, pathos,and logos.

We had to read the play Doubt, A Parable by Shanely and also watch the movie.

summarize a trend related to the idea of net neutrality

Answer the question provided in the document summary of a trend. Read both documents, and create a 5 sentence paragraph summarizing why net neutrality laws secure peoples internet service and how Internet Service Providers can charge you more without Net Neutrality Laws in place. Cite the paragraph using an article of your choice regarding Net Neutrality statistics and evidence.

feedback letter


feedback for this short story.(attached below)

Your feedback should be respectful, thoughtful, and specific

Your feedback letter will be TWO – THREE paragraphs in length (no shorter, no longer).

You should spend the first TWO – THREE SENTENCES on what is working well in the story. The rest of your feedback should offer constructive criticism. For the constructive criticism, you should:

Focus on the following areas of the story that need revision:

PLOT: Is the plot organized? Could parts of it be expanded upon or condensed? Which events in the story would you change and why?

CHARACTERS: Are there interesting characters in the story that are developed, rather than just flat caricatures? How could the character be more developed? Do you, as the reader, have a stake in the main character and their goal?

SETTING: Is the setting of the story clear? Are there detailed descriptions of setting that
communicate a specific mood/tone? Do the characters and plot accurately reflect the setting? How can setting be improved upon in the story?

POINT OF VIEW: From what point of view is the story told? (1st Person uses I, and 3rd
Person uses he and she.) Does it stay consistently in this POV? Is this the right POV for the story?

VOICE/STYLE: What suggestions do you have in regards to the narrators VOICE? Does the
writer have a pleasant STYLE? Does the writer use vivid words and language to make the story come alive to you?