OVERVIEW: As organizations grow, they often develop formal communication practices in order to provide news, updates to policies, and other important internal documents. The standard format for these types of communications is the memorandum. In this assignment, students will learn and employ the standard memorandum format to inform an audience.
DEFINITION: “Short for ‘memorandum,’ a memo is a type of document used to communicate with others in the same organization. Memos (or memoranda) are typically used for fairly short messages of one page or less, but informal reports of several pages may also employ memo format” (Hodges 5.3)
THE WRITING ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES: The memo should contain an introduction that outlines the purpose of the document, at least three body paragraphs providing details/support, and a closing. The memo length should be two to three pages.
WRITING PROMPT: The Coronavirus Pandemic has forced many industries to begin allowing employees to work from home. Some companies have seen benefits to productivity in this model while others are eager to bring their work forces back to the office. In this memo, students will select a company and write a memo outlining a work from home policy.
ESSAY WRITING NOTES: This assignment will follow a standard memo format, and should include sections for:
DATE: Provide the date of distribution for the memo.
TO: List individuals that will receive the memo.
FROM: List the authors of the memo.
SUBJECT: Provide a clear subject for the memo.
Several body paragraphs providing specific details about the subject. Body paragraphs can focus on single issues such as:
Rationale (why should we have this policy- include at least two sources related to this policy)
Purpose (what will this policy do?)
Standards (how does the policy work on a technical level, who will enforce it?)
Scope (who the policy applies to)
Consequences (what are the intended effects?)
Closing: Summarizes broad importance of policy and why it is being adopted at this moment. Can discuss the future of the policy.
Baker, Suzie. Professional and Technical Writing. OER Commons, 03 Jun. 2019. Web. https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/54645-professional-and-technical-writing
Rubric for Memo
Formatted according to specifications on Assignment Sheet.
Mostly formatted according to the Assignment Sheet.
Attempts formatting according to the Assignment Sheet.
Incorrect format; missing required components from Assignment Sheet.
Messy, illegible, does not attempt the proper format, does not include required elements of the memo.
Grammar, Mechanics, Usage
Few, if any errors (0-1) in grammar, mechanics, and/or punctuation.
No more than 2 major errors and less than 5 minor errors.
3 major errors or 5 minor errors.
3 major errors or 5 minor errors.
Numerous major and minor errors that make the assignment illegible.
Includes a lead paragraph that captures the reader’s attention and introduces the general topic. In the last sentence, the thesis is stated clearly.
Mostly does the following: Includes a lead paragraph that captures the reader’s attention and introduces the general topic. In the last sentence, the thesis is stated clearly.
Adequately does the following: Includes a lead paragraph that captures the reader’s attention and introduces the general topic. In the last sentence, the thesis is stated clearly.
Lead paragraph may not capture reader’s attention. thesis may not be clearly stated or may be too general.
The intro paragraph is missing.
Three or more body paragraphs are included. Each begins with a topic sentence and provides examples and analysis of examples to support the topic sentence. The last sentence wraps up and transitions to next paragraph.
Mostly does the following: Three or more body paragraphs are included. Each begins with a topic sentence and provides examples to support the topic sentence. The last sentence wraps up and transitions to next paragraph.
Attempts the following: Three or more body paragraphs are included. Each begins with a topic sentence and provides examples to support the topic sentence. The last sentence wraps up and transitions to next paragraph. There may not be enough specific evidence. Transition sentence or topic sentence may be missing.
A body or two paragraph may be missing. Not enough evidence may be presented.
Body paragraphs with topic sentence, supporting evidence, and concluding sentences are missing
Reiterates main points and gives the reader something further to ponder.
Mostly does the following: Reiterates main points and gives the reader something further to ponder.
Attempts the following: Reiterates main points and gives the reader something further to ponder.
The following may be missing: Reiterates main points and gives the reader something further to ponder.
Concluding paragraph is missing.
Total: 150 Points[supanova_question]
The relationship between poverty and addiction in Hamilton, ON
This is a section in a group project, the group project’s central question is: Why do people get addicted to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes in Hamilton?
Section we are in charge:
3.3. The relationship between poverty and addiction in Hamilton, ON
(Need 1000 words, APA formatting, please use all the sources given, and please give total of 6 sources, no plagiarism.)
Hamilton, on is a city in canada, we are only writing this section for this city.
(I have attached our central question for your reference, and a sample done by others, ours is just like their 3.3 section, but with different topic and central question.)
Assessment Task 1: Reflection of a Critical Incident Due Date: Friday 27th
Assessment Task 1: Reflection of a Critical Incident
Due Date: Friday 27th August 2021 by 10:00 hrs
Weighting: 30 %
Submission: Online via Turnitin (A link is available on this subject’s Canvas LMS).
Word Limit: An overall word limit of 2500 +/- 10% words. (Word count includes headings, subheadings and in text references. Reference list, tables and appendices are not included in word count)
Assignment Outline: Reflective practice is a vital component of nursing practice. Boud et al. (as cited in Chirema, 2007) promote reflection as “an important human activity in which people recapture their experiences, think about it, mull it over and evaluate it” (p.193). Reflection provides the nurse with the opportunity to analyse the circumstances surrounding an event, explore the actions of the people involved, consider how this interconnects with the event as well as eventual outcome, and develop a plan for future practice. One of the most important aspects of reflection is analysis as it allows for the development of a “new perspective” in which new insights and understandings are achieved, it is this new perspective that is known to promote new learning. Note that a reflection is not only a description of an experience or an event. You need to go beyond that and consider your reactions to the experience, what the positives and negatives of it were, what you have learned and what you might do differently next time it occurs.
In this assessment you are required to identify a recent significant clinical experience that you were involved in and using Gibbs Model of Reflection (1988), reflect on the experience. You are encouraged to identify an experience that was emotionally charged and/or significant for you. Questions you might consider when reflecting include:
What did I do during this event or experience, what did others do and what happened next?
How did I feel during the experience, and how might have others felt?
What was I trying to achieve in this scenario, what was good about the experience, what was bad about the experience?
What is a possible explanation for the event, and how might this have looked to others, what might their perspective been?
On reading the literature surrounding the topic, what other explanation/s are there for what occurred?
After reviewing all the possibilities, what are the issues that contributed to the situation and what actions could I or others have taken to change the situation. What have I learnt from the situation?
What will I do differently next time if this were to occur again, how will I prepare myself and what actions will I implement here?
What outcomes/changes will I demonstrate that indicate that I have achieved my action plan?
Your essay should demonstrate the following components:
¨ An overall introduction and conclusion
¨ Provide a clear and concise reflection of the encounter facilitated via the use of the Gibbs Model of Reflection (1988)
¨ Demonstration of how practice through reflection on experiences, knowledge, actions, feelings, and beliefs shape practice of the Registered Nurse (RN) (NMBA, 2016)
¨ All claims and opinions should be supported by available evidence.
¨ Incorporation, analysis, and synthesis of contemporary literature to discuss strategies for improvement. (APA 7th edition is required).
Criteria for Marking
Writing style, Sequencing, APA referencing, Spelling, Grammar
Paper reads fluently without interruption. The meaning of key concepts is evident and made very clear. A range of highly relevant professional language used throughout response.
Introduction offers a clear scope; conclusion clearly summarises the main point and reiterates the overall contention.
All claims and opinions are supported by available evidence.
High level of accuracy with in-text citations, correct reference list.
Paper reads fluently with occasional interruption, though the message and meaning of key concepts is evident. Relevant professional language used.
Introduction outlines scope for the essay, conclusion summarises main point and overall contention.
Most claims and opinions are supported by available evidence.
In-text citations and reference list correct with minor errors.
Paper mostly fluent with some interruptions; key concepts and message generally clear. Occasional inconsistencies in the use of professional language and range could have been greater.
Introduction is attempted; however, scope may have been clearer. Conclusion included, however may have been summarised more clearly or the overall contention may have been clearer.
Some claims and opinions are supported by available evidence.
In-text citations and reference List generally correct, however there are errors clearly evident.
Little to no evidence of clear sentence structure or paragraph structure. Message and meaning is not clear. Grammatical and spelling errors detract significantly from message.
Introduction is either missing or is too brief and does not provide scope for the essay.
There is no evidence of a conclusion
Np claims and opinions are supported by available evidence.
APA referencing style not applied or not used correctly with many errors evident.
Content – Narrative of the event
The discussion provides an account of the event and outlines the significance of the event to the student.
Concisely sets the scene of the event. Clearly presents and justifies its significance.
Sets the scene of the event. Outlines significance of event.
Outlines the scene. Attempts to justify significance but may have been more detailed.
The narrative lacks appropriate level of detail. There is little or no explanation of the significance of the event.
Content- Reflection & Critical Thinking
The discussion demonstrates reflection on practice and analyse the literature. Gibb’s Reflective Cycle is used to facilitate the reflective process.
Demonstrates consistently high-level evidence of the reflective process using Gibb’s reflective model. An extensive selection of literature clearly links to the key concept and reflection of thoughts and feelings. Comprehensively discussed and thoroughly analysed the topic of interest.
Demonstrates evidence of the reflective process using Gibb’s reflective model. A selection of literature is related to the key concepts with some evidence of reflection of thoughts and feelings. Topic addressed in appropriate detail.
Demonstrates some reflection using Gibb’s reflective model, however, there is inconsistent use of the literature and at times a lack of detail to support the key concepts and/or reflection of thoughts and feelings. The discussion shows elements of reflection however tends to be descriptive.
Little to no evidence of a reflective process or that of Gibb’s reflective model with minimal use of literature to support the key concepts and/or reflection of thoughts and feelings at the time of the incident. Discussion descriptive rather than reflective.
Content – Evidence
Incorporation, analysis and synthesis of contemporary literature to support argument
A range of relevant, current literature is used, key findings are synthesised and related to the topic. There is a well-developed thread of discussion carried throughout the paper clearly linked to literature.
Analysis and synthesis of the literature used, at times however, argument would have been strengthened with further analysis. Well-developed thread of discussion carried throughout the paper with links to literature evident.
Analysis and synthesis are attempted however, greater range and relevance of chosen sources needed to be more evident. Some areas needed to be researched more widely. More contemporary peer reviewed evidence would have strengthened argument.
Little to no evidence of analysis and/or synthesis of literature with little to no link/relevance to argument.[supanova_question]
Issues and Trend Nursing Discussion Board. As you prepare to transition from
Writing Assignment Help Issues and Trend Nursing Discussion Board.
As you prepare to transition from an academic student to a newly graduated nurse in clinical practice, consider the following:
In order to receive full credit, you will need to clearly respond to both parts of the question using subtitles or bullets AND cite at least one scholarly reference in your response. Must write more than 250 words.
1. What two provisions in the ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses may help you in this transition?
………………………………………………..your answer here
2. Expand on your chosen provisions and describe how adopting them into your clinical practice will help you to be successful.
Marriage has been the fundamental social arrangement throughout much of American history, providing structure and meaning in people’s lives. It has marked entry into adulthood – the point at which children gain economic independence from their parents, leave the family home to forge their own families, and engage in sexual activity. Traditional gender roles have provided scripts that guided and organized how work, both inside and outside the home, would be divided and how children are raised. As we have discussed this summer, recent trends over the last 60 years have seen major shifts in the way marriage and family life are conceptualized, leaving many wondering what those changes will mean for the future of families. Are those changes working against families, or are they signs of increased diversity and a need to think more broadly about what family life means?
For this assignment you will need to reflect on these issues and take a stand on one side of the argument: are families in decline or are they resilient? There are two readings* associated with this paper that YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU BEGIN. The articles associated with this assignment are posted below. The article by LeBey outlines the decline argument and the article by Coontz outlines the resilience argument. Read each article and determine which side of the debate you align yourself with. Then, find at least four additional pieces of research/information from the textbook that further supports whichever position you side with (beyond what is described in the articles themselves).
Your position papers must be two to three pages in length using 12-point Times New Roman font with double-spaced lines and standard one-inch margins on all sides. This paper must also include at least 4 references from the textbook to support your position – those references should be included in the body of your paper and on a reference page.
All written materials must use correct APA style and include the following:
In-text citations of fact-based information from the textbook and the required readings.
Reference page (you need only reference the textbook and the two articles that are required reading)
*Coontz, S. (2005). The American family: New research about an old institution challenges the conventional wisdom that the family today is worse off than in the past. In K. R. Gilbert (Ed.), Annual editions: The family (pp. 2-6). McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
*LeBey, B. (2005). American families are drifting apart: The sexual revolution, women’s liberation, relaxation of divorce laws, and greater
mobility are fracturing the traditional family structure. In K. R. Gilbert (Ed.), Annual editions: The family (pp. 7-9). McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
African Studies Question
Formatting: MLA, 12pt font, minimum 2.5 to 3 pages, Word doc only. Responses should be organized into the sections outlined above, with each section clearly labeled and all questions from each section typed so that it’s clear which questions you’re responding to. NO OUTSIDE RESOURCE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT I PROVIDED WHICH IS 7 QUESTIONS IN TOTAL
1.Things to Consider Before Watching I Am Not Your Negro
QUESTION 1. What role does violence play in American history? In world history? When is violence perceived
as acceptable? When is it not?
QUESTION 2. What is the legacy of slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow in our culture? How do these historical
institutions affect contemporary society?
2. Things to Consider After Watching I Am Not Your Negro
Media Literacy/ Film Studies
QUESTION 1. Throughout the film, there are moments where seemingly random visuals appear on screen.
For instance, young co-eds running in the sun, beautiful pastorals and sunsets – at one point
there is footage of a rocket going into outer space. Why do you think the filmmaker made this
artistic choice? What might these different images represent in the context of this film?
The Civil Rights Movement and Race Relations in America
QUESTION 2 How did the film portray the struggle for school integration – the importance of school and
access to books and learning – as well as the vitriol surrounding the effort to integrate?
Literature, Art and Culture
QUESTION 3. What significance does Baldwin give to the historical image of black slaves “singing songs on the
levee?” What does he mean when he says “They require a song to justify my captivity and to
justify their own.”
3. Questions for Further Discussion
QUESTION 1. The film begins with Baldwin saying “a journey is called that because you cannot know what you
will discover on the journey, what you will do with what you find, or what you find will do to
you.” Explore the literary meaning of “journey” within the context of this film. What are some of
the various literal and figurative journeys that are depicted in the film?
4.Extension Activities”: Choose one of the organization activity options and go to the link provided for that organization. After exploring the website, reflect on what you learned or discovered. What is the organization’s mission statement? What is their history/background? What role does the organization play in working toward freedom and justice for people of Afrikan descent?
The National Urban League has many programs to protect civil rights and fight racism in
America’s cities. Check out their national and local initiatives and learn how to get involved