EDU 498 Journal week 1

Webster’s dictionary defines synthesis as: “The combining of separate elements or substances to form a coherent whole”. Throughout the journals in this course you will have the opportunity to synthesize each chapter, or, as Webster would say, combine elements of the chapter you think were especially poignant to form a short paragraph that captures it as a whole. Your synthesis of Chapter One should be between 200-300 words, be written in only your words (i.e., no quotes, paraphrase, etc.), and capture the essence (essential points) of the chapter concepts. 

Reaction Nonfiction Reaction to each selection

The two selections are: 
Who Will Light the Incense When Mother’s Gone?” Andrew Lam
“Salvation,” Langston Hughes 

  • A summary of the strategies you think the writer used to convey a particular idea.
  • Describe how you personally relate to the theme and explain the intended purpose of each story and its theme.
  • Use quotes from each selection to support your paper. At the end of the paper, consider how you analyzed the stories and answer the following questions:
  • What makes each of the chosen selections nonfiction?
  • Is imagination required for writing and reading nonfiction? Why or why not?

Differences between Aristotle and Plato’s Metaphysic Forms

While the influence of Plato’s Theory of Forms is pretty evident in Aristotle’s Metaphysics, he means something different by ‘form’.

What makes his view of form different from Plato’s?

How does Aristotle’s conception of ‘formal cause’ connect with his notion of ‘form’?

How does his conception of potentiality and actuality connect with his notion of ‘form’?

Any further thoughts?

Have some thoughts by Monday, December 8, 11:30 PM

DQ”S……………………………….

How will the growth of racial and ethnic minority populations affect their place in American society? Will having a majority-minority society lessen discrimination? What will be the impact on the criminal justice system? 

Is it ethical for human service workers to assist immigrants who they know are in the country without proper authorization? Should they ask about immigration status? What is their legal responsibility if they know that an immigrant is here illegally? Is that the same, or different, from their ethical responsibility?

How does the law treat searches of student property in school? Review the rationale behind allowing searches without a warrant, as well as the reasonableness requirement and how it has been applied in specific circumstances. How does your state treat locker searches? Do you think this is a good policy? Why or why not? 

500 Word Essay Needed

INSTRUCTIONS

Please choose one of the following questions, and answer in the form of an essay with a strong thesis statement in the introductory paragraph followed by sufficient evidence and argument in the body of the paper to support your thesis (as per the handout “Writing a History Essay—The Basics’).  The essay should be between 500 and 750 words (usually 2-3 typed, double-spaced pages in a 12-point font with one-inch margins).

Over the past 125 years, scholars have offered many interpretations as to when civilization really began.  If you were charged with the responsibility of writing a book on the history of civilization, when would you claim civilization began?  In answering the question, compare and contrast how these different social structures and constructs arose in different ways in the Middle East and Europe.

What methods proved successful in building and sustaining empires prior to 600 B.C.?  What methods of empire building proved unsuccessful in sustaining empires prior to 600 B.C.?  Provide specific examples of both successful and unsuccessful empires in your answer.  (Hint:Not every civilization or society should be considered an empire, so a key to answering this question is to provide a definition of what you consider an “empire.”)

Societies in the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East are all usually considered part of a “western” civilization, suggesting that all of these societies shared certain fundamental traits, characteristics, or values that made them similar enough to fit under the umbrella of a single civilization.  Do you agree?  Or do you believe that one or more of these societies differed enough from the others that it should be considered a separate civilization?  (Hint: a key to answering this question is to define what you believe constitutes a civilization.)

Please answer the questions based on the link i provided

http://umshw.usd116.org/sandbox/users/aspire/weblog/1a2a8/attachments/2a0f5/GoldRush%28wksht%29.pdf?sessionID=038f058bb8aa2fc5252fc0dafae61294075e6e5c Please answer any 3 Critical questions and any 4 Comprehension questions please answer these questions after reading the link i provided above 

Soc 200-303 Intro to Sociology- Breaking Social Norms

Define what a norm is and explain briefly the difference between folkways and mores.

section1- also include short discussion of how society deals with norm-breakers in general and in the breaking of both mores and folkways

section 2- describe the breaking of social norm. tell me what you did and where you did it.

section 3- describe how you felt during the exprience

section 4- describe the reaction of those around you

section 5- discuss in general the relationship between the individual and society in terms of how relates to the hold of social norms over the individual and freedom of action

requirements-total 5-7pages (include separate title and cites pages) 3-5 pages of text 

Textbook-Shepard ,Sociology, Cengage Learning Publishers

Describe Secondary Positive Reinforcers

  1. Describe the five kinds of secondary positive reinforcers and think of an example of how you believe they can be used in classrooms.
  2. Identify the grade level for which you are providing the example.  
  3. Use APA style formatting

Please cite any outside sources used.

Assignment 2: Attentional Blink

Assignment 2: Attentional Blink

There are many stimuli in your environment of which you are not aware. You use attention to filter out unimportant stimuli and focus on relevant stimuli. However, there are circumstances under which you cannot perceive stimuli, regardless of how hard you “pay attention.” One situation is when visual stimuli are presented in quick succession. If the interval between the two stimuli is short enough, you do not perceive the second stimulus. This lapse in attention is known as attentional blink. In this assignment, you will experience the attentional blink for yourself and will also read about practical implications of the phenomenon.

Access the CogLab demonstrationAttentional Blink. Follow the instructions to complete the demonstration.

Read the following article:

Using the experience from the CogLab demonstration and information from the article, write a paper that addresses the following:

  • Explain how the attentional blink relates to attention. Analyze how the variation in time influences the probability of seeing the second target letter. Explain the circumstances under which the attentional blink can be eliminated.
  • In the CogLab demonstration, letters were used as targets. The target used can influence the duration of one’s attentional blink and whether the attentional blink even occurs. Complete the following tasks:
    • Propose at least two other targets that could be used to induce the attentional blink.
    • Predict the effect each of your suggested targets would have on the duration of one’s attentional blink as compared to the CogLab activity you completed.
    • Explain the reasoning behind your predictions.
  • Present and discuss at least three occupations in which workers’ performance could be adversely affected by attentional blink. Identify and explain the types of problems or mistakes that might occur in such occupations due to the attentional blink.
  • Several years ago, some vehicle models came with a heads-up display (HUD). Instead of looking down at a panel on the dashboard, speed, distance traveled, fuel level, and time appeared to be displayed over the hood of the car. Discuss this design in terms of divided attention and attentional blink. Do you think the design was a good idea?

Write a 4-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc.

By Wednesday, April 30, 2014, deliver your assignment to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Explained the phenomenon of attention, described how time between targets affects the probability of seeing the second target, and analyzed how it can be eliminated or reduced in other conditions showing understanding and application of cognitive psychology concepts.

20

Applied knowledge of cognitive psychology concepts to propose other targets appropriate for experiment, predict their effects on attentional blink, and provide an explanation for predictions showing understanding and application of cognitive psychology concepts.

20

Identified three occupations that could adversely be affected by attentional blink and explained the types of problems or mistakes that might occur in such occupations due to attentional blink showing understanding and application of cognitive psychology concepts.

24

Related the concepts of divided attention and attentional blink to explain the heads-up display (HUD) design.

16

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

20

Total:

100

Negative communication ( 1 page )

  1. Negative Communication

Elaine Bridgewater, the former professional golfer you hired to oversee your golf equipment company’s relationship with retailers, knows the business inside and out. As a former touring pro, she has unmatched credibility. She also has seemingly boundless energy, solid technical knowledge, and an engaging personal style. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been quite as attentive as she needs to be when it comes to communicating with retailers. You’ve been getting complaints about voice mail message gone unanswered for days, confusing emails that require two of three rounds of clarification, and reports that are haphazardly thrown together. As valuable as Bridgewater’s other skills are, she’s going to cost the company sales if this goes on much longer. The retail channel is vital to your company’s survival, and she’s the employee most involved in this channel.

Your Task: Draft a brief (one Page maximum) informal performance appraisal and improvement plan (Memo) for Bridgewater. Be sure to compliment her on the areas in which she excels but don’t shy away from highlighting the areas in which she needs to improve, too: punctual response to customer messages; clear writing; and careful revision, production, and proofreading. Use what you’ve learned in this course so far to supply any additional advice about the importance of these skills. Write an appraisal and improvement plan.

Apply the three step writing process. Make sure you research on giving negative performance reviews. If you don’t think this something you comfortable doing please let me know