REFERENCES PAGE TITLE The title “References” should be centered but not underlined, italicized, boldfaced, or punctuated.
HANGING INDENT Use a hanging indent for the entries longer than one line.
Indent 1/2’’ from the set margins, after the first line of each entry.
Asay, R. (1978). How the Romans made war. Journal of Military
History, 23, 345-357.
Frank, S. & Frank, T. (2001). The man who invented the military.
New York: Nerd Press.
Powers, T., & Gregory, A. (1954). The psychological executioners.
London: Oxford UP.
Wilson, F. (1987, May 5). Newspaper classifieds contain secret codes. Daily News, pp. F1, F9.
Zagar, R. (1998). Leaving Cambridge. In T. Roger (Ed.), Rommel:
The Man (pp. 123-134). New York: Harcourt and Brace.
List only the works you have
used, not everything you read. For help with citing different sources, consult http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/
Arrange entries in alphabetical
order by author’s last name. Use the author’s initials for the first and middle names.
In addition to citing sources within the text, APA requires a References page. The following guidelines will help you to correctly format some of the most commonly used sources. For further information, consult http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/ Remember the following as you cite sources for APA:
_ Article titles should not be italicized or put in quotation marks.
_ When referring to books, chapters, articles, or Web pages, capitalize only the first letter of the first
word of a title and subtitle, the first word after a colon or a dash in the title, and proper nouns. Do
not capitalize the first letter of the second word in a hyphenated compound word.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Book title. Location: Publisher.
Wilson, F. R. (1998). The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture. New York: Pantheon.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial., Last name, First initial. Middle initial., & Last name, First initial.
Middle initial. (Year). Book title. Location: Publisher.
Mazzeo, J., Druesne, B., Raffeld, P. C., Checketts, K. T., & Muhlstein, A. (1991). Comparability of computer and paper-and-pencil scores for two CLEP general examinations. Princeton, NJ: Educational Testing Service.
Style Guides APA Format
NOTE: When there is more than one author, use an ampersand symbol (&) before the last author. If a reference has more than seven authors, use the first six authors’ names, and then use ellipses after the sixth author’s name. After the ellipses, list the last author’s name of the work.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Ed.). (Year). Book title. Location: Publisher.
Feldman, P. R. (Ed.). (1997). British women poets of the romantic era. Baltimore: Johns
Hopkins UP.
NOTE: If there is no author, treat an editor as the author, and put the abbreviation “Ed.” in parentheses. Use “Eds.” if there is more than one editor.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Book title (Edition number). Location: Publisher.
Helfer, M. E., Kempe, R. S., & Krugman, R. D. (1997). The battered child (5th ed.). Chicago, IL:
University of Chicago Press.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial., & Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Title of chapter. In
A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing,
transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Article title. In Book title (Volume number, pages). Location: Publisher.
Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The new encyclopedia Britannica (Vol. 26, pp. 501- 508).
Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Title of article. Journal Title, Volume(Issue), pages.
Craner, P. M. (1991). New Tool for an Ancient Art: The Computer and Music. Computers and the
Humanities, 25, 303-313.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Magazine Title, Volume, pages.
Mehta, P. B. (1998, June 6). Exploding myths. New Republic, 290, 17-19.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Newspaper Title, pages.
Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp.
A1, A4.
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Article title. Journal Title, Volume, pages. Retrieved Month
Day, Year, from Database title database.
VandenBos, G., Knapp, S., & Doe, J. (2001). Role of reference elements in the selection of resources by psychology undergraduates. Journal of Bibliographic Research, 5, 117-123. Retrieved July 2,
2004 from PsycINFO database.
Style Guides APA Format
Organization name. (Year, Month Day). Title. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from complete web address
Canarie, Inc. (1997, September 27). Towards a Canadian health IWAY: Vision, opportunities and future steps. Retrieved November 8, 2000, from http://www.canarie.ca/press/publications
Since exact information gathered through personal communication is not retrievable, only cite personal
communication in text. Include the person’s initials and last name and the exact date of contact. (T. T. Williams, personal communication, April 14, 2002)
Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from full URL.
Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May
5). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Source: The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue and Purdue University. (2008). Retrieved from

Ghost Storie

Ghost Stories
This first high stakes assignment is an expository essay where your opinions must be supported by quotations from and citations of refereed research. You will be graded using a quite specific rubric. I advise you to print the rubric and keep it nearby when you are writing. The rubric will be followed exactly, and comments will only be made on your essays in places where the rubric fails to be specific enough to explain a grading decision. I. Technical Requirements 600-1000 words (excluding bibliography, APA title page, and running heads, or extended quotations) APA presentation APA documentation and in-text citations quotations from three of this week’s stories quotations from two of this week’s secondary sources free from plagiarism (checked by SafeAssign) formal academic English (third person, dispassionate, objective) II. Research Question Tom Howard, an American poet, wrote the following poem: Rules for Telling a Ghost Story You must have a flashlight, and you should have a storm. Place the flashlight under your chin, but say nothing at first, while they squirm a little on the couch and start to giggle. Giggling is not allowed (not yet), so you wait. Then you speak–quietly, slowly, in a normal voice, except that you have this flashlight pointing up at you like a madman (it’s the contrast that you want). Pretend it’s a story you didn’t want to tell; say with a sigh, This was thirty years ago, in New Jersey. 1983. Late August. Details are important. Happened to my buddy Jay, because names are even better, as long as you don’t hesitate. Watch their eyes, and when they say You already told us this one, with the girl in the movie theater who was really dead the whole time–just shake your head and say, No, this is a different one. But maybe (with a shrug) you can’t handle it. More giggles. Look away for a moment, as if debating how much to say; and then tell them about Jay, something funny and odd, and true, so they know he’s real. Make them laugh, and lower their guard. And then pace through the dark while the story unfolds, letting the flashlight drop as you walk, as if you’re lost in the story yourself. Tell it from memory. Talk about the time you went down with Jay to his basement and he said there’s a hole in the wall, toward the back, and sometimes he hears a voice (a girl’s voice, you remember him saying, his voice shaky and young, he can tell you this only down here, in the dark, away from the light and the day). Wait for the thunder, and watch their eyes follow you in the gloom. (There must be gloom.) And wait for them to say the words you know they want to say: Did this really happen? According to Howard, what are the “rules” for telling a ghost story, and can you see evidence of them in three of the stories that were assigned this unit? *THREE STORIES ARE ATTACHED TO FILE. III. Structure Introduction (first sentence: topic… last sentence: provable multi-part thesis) Body paragraphs (one body paragraph per ghost story “rule” each paragraph quoting at least one story that contains the “rule”) Conclusion (are ghost stories universal across world literature?) IV. Grading Essay 1 rubric Grades posted prior to end of next unit Reference Howard, T. (2014). Rules for telling a ghost story. The Worcester Review, 35(1-2), 11-12.

Attend a city or county council/commission meeting and present its topics, relevant discussion, and outcome.

Unit VII Reflection Paper



For this paper, you will attend a city or county council/commission meeting and present its topics, relevant discussion, and outcome. You will then provide an analysis of and response to the meeting and whether you agreed with the steps/actions taken by the council/commission, and explain why you agreed or disagreed.


For students unable to attend in person, viewing a meeting online is an acceptable substitute.


The name of the council/commission, location, date, and URL (if applicable) must be included on your title page. Your paper must be at least two pages in length. You must include a copy of the official meeting agenda as your supporting documentation.


Be sure to include the following in your paper:


  • agenda items,
  • items that required a vote and the outcome of those votes,
  • any contentious issues and analysis of the problem, and
  • any items of particular interest.


Address the following questions:


  • Could you determine any conservative or liberal leanings by the members based on their comments or vote?
  • What community services were addressed in the meeting? In what ways did the council/commission discuss supporting those services?
  • In what ways did minorities influence decisions made at this meeting—either directly at the meeting or through the policies discussed?
  • Was the meeting what you expected? Would you have voted with the majority? Elaborate on your response.

privately owned island off the coast of Florida

A privately owned island off the coast of Florida has been left to you by the eccentric owner who recently died. The island is large enough for several small communities to be developed. You want to start off on the right foot by establishing a local government, a judicial system, and a law enforcement system. The only stipulation is that you cannot be the dictator of the island.


For the Unit V Mini Project, you will describe the following points:


  • the type of local government you would establish (e.g., county, city),
  • the form of that government (e.g., township, municipal charter),
  • the management system (e.g., commission, mayor, council),
  • how leadership positions would be instated (e.g., appointment, election),
  • the type of law enforcement and judicial system you would put into place, and
  • your rehabilitation system for any criminal offender.


You can mix and match your government, judicial, and law enforcement decisions, but you must fully explain the reasons why you chose the types of systems. You must also address how your government would work with other governments/agencies and in what ways.


Your mini project must be at least three full pages in length, not including your title page and reference page.


To what extent are Chinese entrepreneurs seeking to start new businesses at a (dis)advantage compared to their Western rivals

To what extent are Chinese entrepreneurs seeking to start new businesses at a (dis)advantage compared to their Western rivals?
Discussion of entrepreneurship – What does it take to become an entrepreneur in China and the US and Europe – obstacles and incentives – Case study analysis – comparative analysis of high tech industry in China versus West – Analysis explicitly involving relevant models – absolute & comparative advantage, Vernon’s product life cycle and, most definitely, Porter’s diamond. – Conclusions depending on the point made

Chapter 2: Literature Review

These are the professor’s requirements:


 (Literature Review and Annotated References) Written Assignment 2: Draft of Chapter 2


For this assignment you are required to write and submit a draft of your second chapter, Chapter 2: Literature Review. You will finalize this chapter as part of your work in Module 6 later in the course.


The purpose of this chapter stems from the need to demonstrate and validate the importance of your topic and the major question you have presented, as well as the answers to your sub questions.


In essence, this chapter is nothing more than a research paper on your topic. It should not include any personal opinions or thoughts. Look for information on prior studies, demonstrations, presentations etc. to which your work will add in a qualitative way.


Tips for Collecting and Citing Research Material

Avoid collecting research data and articles by the dozens. They all may seem useful, but may be repetitive and time consuming, without offering new, fresh content. Set up a time schedule and allow yourself only a block of time for research. Consider this portion of the Capstone a “mini-research report,” with the purpose of validating the need for your study.


Each paragraph in Chapter 2 must have citations for all information taken from any outside source. No personal opinions or personal comments may be included. Only 10% of the chapter (maximum) should involve quotes. All quotes must be cited with page numbers; all paraphrased material must be cited, as well. Use APA for all but creative or literary topics, which use MLA format.


Do not use Chicago School or any hybrid style of citations.


Written Assignment 2, Part I and Part II

This assignment has two parts, a review of the literature you have explored for your final project and an annotated bibliography of the sources listed. Consult the following article for an explanation of what this involves:



Developing the Literature Review


Your draft of Chapter 2 should be structured according to the outline given below, which lists the different subheadings you need to include. Consult the explanations given for guidance regarding what information to include under each of these subheadings:


Part I: Literature Review

Write and submit a draft of Chapter 2, the Literature Review, including headings appropriate to the content. Take notes from the sources and organize them according to content themes.


Introductory paragraph

Begin with an introductory paragraph and place the informative thesis statement at the end of that first paragraph. The thesis statement is the major focus of the literature review chapter. All paragraphs relate in some way to that thesis statement.


Body paragraphs

Each body paragraph must begin with a topic sentence and end with a concluding sentence. See See pp. 183-184 of the Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation textbook. Every paragraph must contain information you have read in sources. Do not use more than 10% quotes in the entire chapter. Every paragraph must have citations for all paraphrased information. Do not use any of your own opinions or experiences. This is purely information from researched sources.


Concluding paragraph

End with a concluding paragraph that begins with a restatement of your thesis sentence that you used in the introduction. Add nothing new to the conclusion. It is a summary of the body paragraphs.


Note: Beware of inadvertent plagiarism. Do not use any wording or phrasing from the authors of your sources unless you place the words in quotation marks. Every idea MUST be cited, regardless of how you paraphrased the information. Please focus on the guidance provided by the OWL Web Site. You will be held responsible for the writing, as well as the content of this chapter.


Review punctuation, especially semicolons. If you do not know how to use them, don’t! Review comma rules. Every comma has its own rule. Know why you are using them. Be sure to revise your work several times. Have someone else read your writing, as he or she will catch errors you missed. That is just common practice among writers. This is a scholarly work.


Part II: Annotated Bibliography

Prepare an Annotated Bibliography of sources based on the references you used for Part I: Literature Review.


Use APA or MLA format to create the annotated bibliography. Note that all business, science, and social science disciplines must use APA format; creative, literary, theater arts must use MLA format. See the Purdue University Online Writing Lab [OWL] Web site at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ for format information.


If using APA format, title this page References; if you are using MLA, title this page Works Cited.


Place your Annotated Bibliography at the end of Chapter 2 (at this point). This will eventually become part of the References (APA) or Works Cited (MLA) that will be placed at the end of Chapter 5 of your capstone project.


Students Please Note: This assignment calls for an annotated bibliography. Review the material in your text.


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Design a new measurement system

Consider what is required for a new measurement system which will be suitable for recording a specific biomedical signal. The design exercise should be equivalent to a preliminary study for a small company who are thinking of developing a device for the market. You are expected to write a report describing your findings that cover all the points described below. Choose ONE of the five medical measurement challenges outlined overleaf for your coursework study. Only projects outlined here will be acceptable as subjects for your report. Project 1 Activity monitor and motivator Project 2 – Bacterial swab reader Project 3 – Monitoring electrolyte balance in home based patients Project 4 – A device to measure knee mobility and function post surgery Project 5 – Home mobility monitor



Quarterly Museum Report


Objective      One of the main objectives of this AP course is for students to become proficient in formally analyzing and communicating their ideas about a work of art. Students must personally visit a major art museum each quarter and submit a well-organized analytical report on a single work of art (two- or three-dimensional)  – due dates will be specified for the end of each quarter.  Works of art found in our Gardner’s textbook are excluded from the report.  One of the four reports must entail an analysis of work of art from the Non-Western tradition.
Scope of paper Each report must include the following sections:

1.    Cover Page

·         Your name & due date,

·         The name of the museum and date of your museum visit

·         black and white reproduction of the work of art with a complete identification of the work

o   Name of the artist (if known)

o   Title of the work

o   Size or dimension (if stated on museum placard)

o   Medium

o   date of execution (actual or approximate)

o   Culture and/or historical time period

2.    Museum Experience

Begin by introducing the general response/experience to the museum visit (use your five senses and/or 5 W’s).  Some things you might include is:

·         How did you get there?  Did you go with anyone else?

·         What did you see?

o   How were the artworks arranged in the exhibit? What type of people did you see?  What were the security guards doing?

·         What did you smell (yes, some collections have special smells)?

·         Were there any sounds unique to the museum or any exhibits?

·         Did anything interesting or eventful happen on your museum trip?

·         Was this a positive or negative experience?

3.    Introduction  & Analysis of An Artwork

An analysis of a work of art entails four components: form (How did the artist create the work of art? What skills did he use to create the work of art?), function (What is the purpose of the work of art?), content (subject matter, iconography, depiction, symbolism, the story), and context (relates to the time, place, and culture in which it was created). Students must use formal third person part of speech for their analysis.  Any information taken from placard must be cited appropriately. If not, THIS IS CONSIDERED PLAGIARISM.  This is not a research paper, therefore extra research, such as referring to the museum website may not be done.  This will result in a ZERO for the assignment, even if work is cited properly.


Decide if you will analyze a two- or three-dimensional work of art. Follow the procedures for the specified dimensional work of art.

Two-Dimensional Works of Art – Painting or Drawing

Some things you will include in your analysis of a two-dimensional piece are:

A.   What is the Subject? What do you see? What type of work is it?

B.   How is SPACE treated in the artwork? Explain the composition of the piece.

C.   How is the subject rendered?  (i.e., naturalistic, stylized, distorted, photographic…)

D.   How has the artist demonstrated realism in this piece?  Explain how the artist was able to show the illusion of three-dimensional space. 

E.   What shapes or lines does the artist favor? (i.e., irregular, geometric, organic, smooth, straight…)

F.    What colors are used in the artwork?   (i.e., light, dark, vibrant, dull, monochromatic…)

G.   What is the overall mood of the image– or what does it evoke in you (refer to the types of colors, lines and shapes used to assist in your response about the mood)? 

H.   What is the context behind the work of art?

Three-Dimensional Works of Art – Sculpture

Some things you will include in your analysis of a three-dimensional piece are:

A.   What is the Subject?  What do you see? What type of work is it?

B.   What medium or media did the artist use?

C.   How is SPACE treated in the artwork? Explain the composition of the piece.

D.   How is the subject rendered?  (i.e., naturalistic, stylized, distorted, photographic…)

E.   What shapes and/or forms does the artist favor? (i.e., irregular, geometric, organic, smooth, straight…)

F.    What colors are used in the artwork?   (i.e., light, dark, vibrant, dull, monochromatic…)

G.   What is the overall mood of the image– or what does it evoke in you (refer to the types of colors, lines, shapes and forms used to assist in your response about the mood)? 

H.   What is the context behind the work of art?


A.   Although you see the work in the museum, almost every work of art was intended for display somewhere else.  If known, where was this work intended?  If you don’t know, what do you think an appropriate setting for this work would be?  EXPLAIN.

B.   In what important ways is the photo or reproduction you are providing different from the actual work of art?  What can be seen in the original work that cannot be seen in a photograph or reproduction of this work of art?

4.    Citation and Proof of Visit Page – On Following Page

The following items must be cited properly: Reproductions found from the internet and the museum placard. Please cite the museum placard appropriately (see below).   

Your proof of visit to the museum is a photo of you standing next to the analyzed work of art and a photo of the museum placard.

Citation Museum placard citation format:

Museum placard, object label, brochure, Gallery/Exhibition Name, Number, Title of artwork, Museum Name, City, State.
 Museum placard, Playful Performers, National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C.

  • Minimum 3 pages typed (this does not include your cover page and citation page)
  • Double spaced 12-point Times New Roman font with 1 inch margins
  • Header at the top right with last name and page number
  • Printed and stapled together before entering the classroom
  • Double sided print outs are preferred.
General reminders Please proofread your paper to ensure it is well organized without any spelling or grammatical errors.

This is worth a test grade.  Reports are expected to be handed in at the beginning of class on the due date. 


Strategic Planning of Sony Corporation

explain strategic contexts and terminology –missions,

visions, objectives, goals, core
review the issues involved in strategic
explain different planning techniques
produce an organisational audit for a given organisation
carry out an environmental audit for a given

explain the significance of stakeholder analysis
analyse possible alternative strategies relating to

substantive growth, limited growth or retrenchment
select an appropriate future strategy for a
given organisation
compare the roles and responsibilities for
strategy implementation
evaluate resource requirements to implement a new

strategy for a given organisation
discuss targets and timescales for
achievement in a given organisation to
monitor a given strategy.

Any topic

Paper instructions:
Assignment 1: Sensory Perceptions

Can you really trust your senses and the

interpretation of sensory data to give you an accurate

view of the world? Describe and discuss the accuracy

and the weaknesses of the human senses as they

pertain to thinking in general and to your own thinking

in particular.

Write a two 2 pages paper in which you:
1. Provide at least three (3) reasons for believing

in the accuracy or inaccuracy of sensory information.
2. Identify and describe at least three (3) factors

contributing to the accuracy of sensory data.
3. Discuss the role of memory with regard to the

interpretation and evaluation of sensory data.
4. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this

assignment. Your textbook may count as one (1)

source. At least one (1) of your sources must be

obtained from the collection of databases accessible

from the Learning Resources Center Web page.