English Literature

Writting task: 

What is the “point” of “Alabanza” by Martin Espada? Write a thorough analysis of the poem that argues for a specific interpretation, supported by abundant references to the literary figures in the text as well as supplemental evidence from valid secondary sources.

 

Readings: “Alabanza” Martin Espada

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/47868

 

Need 3+ Quotes and paraphrasing extensively in this paper, so you will need to use the correct MLA format for citation and the work cited page.

 

Minimum 100words (4+pages) Double spaced, 1 inch margins, Web sources must be trust worthy, CLEAR ARGUMENTATIVE THESIS.

 

1) What does Espada do?

2) What do i need to discuss?

What are the key features of this text?

Characters like John Henry and Railroad Bill are major heroes in African American folktales.

Characters like John Henry and Railroad Bill are major heroes in African American folktales. What characteristics unite these heroes? Why do you suppose these figures survived so long in legend and song? Do you believe they continue to serve a social and cultural function?

DQ 2 HCA 459 Select either Option A or Option B and indicate in your post which option you have selected

Select either Option A or Option B and indicate in your post which option you have selected.

Option A:  Imagine your colleague and friend, Jane Smith, has recently been promoted to department manager for your facility.  You have worked side-by-side with Jane for the past ten years and can speak to her excellent skills as a health professional.  However, Jane has no prior management experience and  many of your co-workers are fearful that she does not possess the necessary leadership skills to effectively lead the team.  You feel conflicted because you agree with your colleagues but you also have faith that Jane will do her best.  Considering Jane’s situation, describe the dual role of the health professional as manager.  What challenges do managers face when they make the leap from health care professional to manager?  What are some of the common complaints to indicate the presence of ill-fitting management?

Option B: Given the effort and creativity that you have put into your Senior Projects for this course, use this discussion board as a forum to share your topic with your classmates.  Provide a comprehensive description of the topic you chose, discuss your reason(s) for choosing the topic, and present some of the key information that you learned throughout the research process.  For example, what did you learn about the role of management in influencing health care decisions?  How do you think the future of healthcare will be impacted by your topic?  Are there any current events and/or media stories that relate to your topic?

DQ 1 week 5 HCA 459

DQ 1

Select either Option A or Option B and indicate in your post which option you have selected.

Option A: Compared to a non-healthcare organization, a manager must have a special skill set for communicating with health professionals and non professionals within a health care organization. What do you believe are those particular skill sets? What are the ethical, financial, and legal implications for communication within a health care organization? What are the some of the primary barriers to communication between a manager and his/her staff?

Option B: Case Study: Your Word Against His

Review the details of the case “Your Word Against His” in your course text. Describe in detail any options you could pursue to set the matter straight for all parties who received the wrong information, while incurring the minimum possible public disfavor by the vice president. In addition, describe what you think went wrong this in case. Where was the communication breakdown, and how could it have been avoided?

This 12-slide presentation conveys the most important aspects of your business in a short time.

This 12-slide presentation conveys the most important aspects of your business in a short time. More sophisticated investors, such as angel investors and venture capitalists, will typically not look at your written business plan until they have seen your slide presentation.

Presentation (MS PowerPoint or equivalent)

  1. Create a 12-slide presentation. Follow the outline on pp. 343–346 for the critical slides of your presentation and their placement.

o   Hints: Include the highlights of your elevator pitch, which shows that you understand your business. The elevator pitch is a concise description of your company—its product, market, competitive advantages, and so on. Whether pitching your business to an investor or describing it to a potential connection at a networking event, you need to be able explain your business succinctly to someone in the amount of time it would take to ride up a few floors in an elevator. Use the worksheet in the text (p. 362 | Your “Elevator Pitch”) to develop your elevator pitch.

o   Hints: You must limit your presentation to twelve (12) slides. You do not want to overwhelm your audience with too many slides or bore them with information they already know.

  1. Cite three (3) resources you have used to complete the exercise.

o   Citations and references must follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe strategic planning techniques used to formulate alternative strategies designed to achieve stated business goals.
  • Create a plan to implement a firm’s strategy and manage the change from current operations.
  • Analyze strategies for exerting the internal leadership needed to drive the implementation of strategic initiatives and improve operating excellence.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in strategic management.
  • Write clearly and concisely about strategic management using proper writing mechanics.

finanical

Assignment 2: LASA 1—The Time Value of Money

By Wednesday, February 22, 2017 submit a 4-5 page report based on the following problem:

Mary has been working for a university for almost 25 years and is now approaching retirement. She wants to address several financial issues before her retirement and has asked you to help her resolve the situations below. Her assignment to you is to provide a 4-5 page report, addressing each of the following issues separately. You are to show all your calculations and provide a detailed explanation for each issue.

Issue A:

For the last 19 years, Mary has been depositing $500 in her savings account , which has earned 5% per year, compounded annually and is expected to continue paying that amount. Mary will make one more $500 deposit one year from today. If Mary closes the account right after she makes the last deposit, how much will this account be worth at that time?

Issue B:

Mary has been working at the university for 25 years, with an excellent record of service. As a result, the board wants to reward her with a bonus to her retirement package. They are offering her $75,000 a year for 20 years, starting one year from her retirement date and each year for 19 years after that date. Mary would prefer a one-time payment the day after she retires. What would this amount be if the appropriate interest rate is 7%?

Issue C:

Mary’sreplacement is unexpectedly hired away by another school, and Mary is asked to stay in her position for another three years. The board assumes the bonus should stay the same, but Mary knows the present value of her bonus will change. What would be the present value of her deferred annuity?

Issue D:

Mary wants to help pay for her granddaughter Beth’s education. She has decided to pay for half of the tuition costs at State University, which are now $11,000 per year. Tuition is expected to increase at a rate of 7% per year into the foreseeable future. Beth just had her 12th birthday. Beth plans to start college on her 18th birthday and finish in four years. Mary will make a deposit today and continue making deposits each year until Beth starts college. The account will earn 4% interest, compounded annually. How much must Mary’s deposits be each year in order to pay half of Beth’s tuition at the beginning of each school each year?

Turn in your completed work to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Calculated the compounded interest over 20 years and evaluated the value of the savings account upon closing. (CO 1)
32
Calculated the bonus payout over 20 years vs. a one time payout with interest and distinguished which bonus option would be better for the client. (CO 1)
32
Calculated the present value of the bonus and analyzed the difference in bonus for the client. (CO 2)
32
Analyzed the tuition costs for the client and determined what the future costs will be and determined how these funds can be accumulated over time. (CO 4)
60
Written Components: Organization, usage and mechanics, APA elements, style
44
Total:
200