This discussion topic is designed to us understand what professional writing is and what academic writing is. To complete this discussion topic, you will access

This discussion topic is designed to us understand what professional writing is and what academic writing is. To complete this discussion topic, you will access the article by Felix S. Vasquez, “Differences between Academic and Business Writing.”  The article is available in the e-reserves for this class. To access the article, take the following steps: Professor Vasquez is writing about teaching writing skills in Spanish to students for whom Spanish is not a native language.  However, that issue is not the focus of our discussion here.  His analysis of business writing and academic writing is the focus of this discussion.  That analysis will be very ful to review as we begin our course. , not based on your own understanding.  In addition, do not simply copy text from the article.  summarize what Vasquez writes in the article, and use quotation marks for occasional quotes from the article if you would like to.

discuss. Security through obscurity can be said to be bad because it often implies that the obscurity is being used as the principal of security.

discuss. Security through obscurity can be said to be bad because it often implies that the obscurity is being used as the principal of security. Obscurity is fine until it is discovered, but once someone has worked out your particular obscurity, then your system is vulnerable again. You must do the following: 1) Create a new thread. As indicated above, 2) Select AT LEAST 3 other students’ threads and post substantive comments on those threads. Your comments should extend the conversation started with the thread. ALL original posts and comments must be substantive. (I’m looking for about a paragraph – not just “I agree.”)

Use the feedback common here below to form a new paper. The paper is about Amazon company. The rubric is the attachment. The feedback is

Use the feedback common here below to form a new paper. The paper is about Amazon company. The rubric is the attachment. The feedback is based on the proposal. Use the proposal as a guide to form the paper. DUE LA TIME 11:00 AM . FEB 25, 2017 common: structure your paper into subsections of industry profile, company profile, IT, leadership, market& financial performance, and trajectory. It will you convey your ideas clearer. Proposed company profile and IT is good for now. Do need to start analysis on other subsections. Focus on analysis, rather than fact. Think about what makes Amazon different to its competitors and focus on those features. Citation is in good format.

thoughts?? A condition of decreased bone mineral density is Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes the bones to become porous and increases the risk of fracture or break.

thoughts?? A condition of decreased bone mineral density is Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis causes the bones to become porous and increases the risk of fracture or break. Storage of minerals is what gives the bone structural integrity. Over time minerals are lost and the bone becomes thinner, weaker and easy to break. It is the most common disease of the bones. Postmenopausal women or women with low estrogen may notice a loss of height or develop a hump in the upper back called dowager’s hump. The curve is caused by vertebral compression fractures and it causes a kyphotic posture. Risk factors for osteoporosis are Family history, caucasian, increase in age, female, small stature, fair pale skin, thin build, late menarche, early menopause, obesity, weight below normal, acidosis, nullparity, low calcium in diet, high caffeine intake, smoker, excessive alcohol consumption, liver or kidney disease, and RA. Nurses can their patients with musculoskeletal diseases by giving a great deal of psychosocial support, support to deal with the complexities of the condition. Limitations and pain may cause patients to become depressed so appropriate mental health assessments are needed. Patients can have limitations on insurance, finances, transportation, that can affect their over all compliance with medications and treatment. The nurse should gain information through basic question and answer interviews to supplu the patient with the support that is needed. Always be aware of cultural and spiritual considerations. The patient will need with smoking cessation is they are a smoker, with diet and exercise plans to keep them healthy. ing with medications and herbal supplements to with inflammation. Supplying canes, walkers and assistive devices can the patient get along better with their daily life.

For some adolescents, experiencing physical pain becomes a regular practice for managing psychological pain. Whether used as a coping mechanism, a way to express anger,

For some adolescents, experiencing physical pain becomes a regular practice for managing psychological pain. Whether used as a coping mechanism, a way to express anger, or to deal with intense emotional pain, self-harming is often a call for . In school settings, faculty and staff are charged with protecting students, but how can they protect those students who choose to harm themselves? The importance of educators understanding the circumstances, causes, and effects of self-harming behavior so they can respond quickly and effectively cannot be overstated. For this Assignment, consider your role as a social worker and think about how you would raise awareness for educators to respond to this increasing maladaptive coping mechanism. a 5- to 6-slide PowerPoint presentation explaining the indicators of self-harm, appropriate interventions, and follow-up steps for educators needing to respond to those who self-harm. Use APA Format referencing the listed provided below…

Alternative Laboratory 1. Due by Day 7. Biodiversity. Read Lab 3: Biodiversity. This lab will allow you to investigate how various organisms alter their environments.

Alternative Laboratory 1. Due by Day 7.  Biodiversity. Read Lab 3: Biodiversity. This lab will allow you to investigate how various organisms alter their environments. Additionally, it will allow you to assess the health of the ecosystem in which you live through the germination of various seed types. Read through the steps typically performed for Experiments 1 and 2. Follow the steps and analyze the sample data generated on the Lab 3 Reporting Form to answer the lab questions. Make sure that all of the following items are completed before submission: a. Read through intro material and record your hypothesis for Experiment 1 on the Lab 3 Reporting Form. b. Read through “Experiment 1: Interdependence of Seeds” using your eScience lab manual. Utilize the sample data in Table 1 to answer post lab questions 1 through 4 on the Lab 3 Reporting Form. c. Record your hypothesis for Experiment 2 on the Lab 3 Reporting Form. d. Read through “Experiment 2: Diversity of Plants” using your eScience lab manual. Utilize the sample data in Table 2 to answer post lab questions 1 through 4 on the Lab 3 Reporting Form. All post lab questions for “Lab 3: Biodiversity” should be completed on the Lab 3 Reporting Form. Save your completed Lab 3 Reporting Form as a Word document. The document must be formatted according to APA style, including a title page and references page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. Submit the document via the Assignment Basket in your online course.

Reply to: Most Nonexperimental designs can describe behaviors, but cannot explain behaviors, and are used in situations in which an experiment is not practical or

Reply to: Most Nonexperimental designs can describe behaviors, but cannot explain behaviors, and are used in situations in which an experiment is not practical or desirable (Myers, & Hansen, 2012). There are, however, both advantages and disadvantages to each approach: Naturalistic observation is a descriptive method of study where one observes behavior as it happens naturally (Myers, & Hansen, 2012). This approach is often used in studies of animals in the wild and in captivity. When observing animals in their natural habitat, a difficult but important task is to try to stay hidden, as animals and humans cannot behave the same if they know they are being monitored. It is important not to alter behaviors by disrupting their habitat. Observing an animal or human in their natural habitat allows researchers the advantage of watching natural behaviors and actions unfold without any restrictions (Myers, & Hansen, 2012). Phenomenological studies focus on an individual’s immediate experience and cannot be replicated. Since its primary focus is on our own experiences, it cannot be certain that the results are biased based on our individual focus on an experience (Myers, & Hansen, 2012). Typically, phenomenological when used is combined with other design approaches. One other disadvantage is that, like phenomenological studies, naturalistic observation cannot be replicated. Case studies require no manipulation as well; case study research is conducted by an observer on a real-life, behavior, or both (Myers, & Hansen, 2012). There are very few restrictions on information that can be used in a case study, and case studies are used frequently with forensic psychology and clinical psychology. Cases studies are known to have persuasive value and can provide exceptions to certain theories and practices. Case studies are great for researching rare disorders and can even be used to sell individuals of specific products (Myers, & Hansen, 2012). A couple of significant disadvantages in using case studies are the limited number of subjects involved in a case study, it may t be the best representation of the general population, and the use of retrospective data can be unreliable. Archival studies are the study of pulling a previous study and revaluating it for a different study (Myers, & Hansen, 2012). Some advantages to archival studies are the researcher does not have to worry about disrupting natural behaviors like in other approaches to nonexperimental designs, but there is not a guarantee that the previous research pulled to be utilized is accurate. The disadvantage of using archival research is that the data may not directly respond to the research question, so the data may have to be re-coded to answer a new question. Case studies are particularly interesting to me; if I had to choose no experimental design, I would choose case studies. They can be utilized to persuade new practices or procedures, for investigative purposes in multiple fields of study, and researchers can compare different case studies for differences that could infer advances in the psychology field. While there is no guarantee that each case study could be used to describe the general population, they can assess rare cases

Understanding descriptive statistics, their measures of center and their variability, s form the foundation of statistical analysis. Descriptive statistics tell us how frequently an observation

Understanding descriptive statistics, their measures of center and their variability, s form the foundation of statistical analysis. Descriptive statistics tell us how frequently an observation occurs, what is considered , and how far data in our sample being . With these statistics, we are able to provide a summary of characteristics from both large and small datasets. Measures of central tendency and variability provide valuable information on their own and form the cornerstone of the quantitative structures that we build in our research studies. you will examine central tendency and variability in terms of pulse rate. Find and record the pulse rate of 10 different people where you work. Tell us a little about the population from which you drew your data. Describe your findings in terms of central tendency and variability. What are your measures of central tendency (i.e., mean, median, and mode)? Which might be the better measure for central tendency and why? What is the standard deviation of your data? How variable are the data (range)? Are there any outliers? Investigate possible reasons for these outliers, and things that might limit them if further study were to be carried out. What are some variables that should be considered in discussing your measures of central tendency and variation? Is there any skewness in your measured data? How would you describe this data ( what insights did you gain from this data)? Two references require.

There are two parts to lab lesson 7. The entire lab will be worth 100 points. There are also 10 bonus points. To earn the

There are two parts to lab lesson 7. The entire lab will be worth 100 points. There are also 10 bonus points. To earn the bonus points you have to complete the and for unit 10 (Gaddis Chapter 5). These have to be completed by the due date for lab lesson 7. For example, if you complete 89% of the activities you will get 8 points (there is no rounding). For part 2 you will have 40 points if you enter the program and successfully run the program tests. An additional 10 points will be based on the style and formatting of your C++ code. The 10 points for coding style will be based on the following guidelines: For lab lesson 7 (both parts) you will be developing your solutions using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) such as Visual Studio, Code::Blocks or Eclipse. You should use whatever IDE you are using for your . Once you have created and tested your solutions you will be uploading the files to zyBooks/zyLabs. Your uploaded file match the name specified in the directions for the lab lesson. You will be using an IDE and uploading the appropriate files for this and all future lab lessons. For this and all future labs the name of the source files must be: Where X is the lab lesson number (7 for lab lesson 7) and Y is the part number (1 for part 1, 2 for part 2). You will need to develop and test the program in your IDE. Once you are satisfied that it is correct you will need to upload the source file to , and submit it for the tests. If your program does not pass all of the tests you need to go back to the IDE, and update your program to fix the problems you have with the tests. You must then upload the program from the IDE to again. You can then run the tests again in . When running your program in it is very important that you look at the output from of the tests. You should then try and fix all of the problems in your IDE and then upload the updated code to . Failure to follow the C++ requirements could reduce the points received from passing the tests. In this program you will be reading numbers from a file. You will validate the numbers and calculate the average of all of the valid numbers. Your program will read in a file with numbers. The numbers will be of type . The numbers should be in the range from 0 to 105 (inclusive). You need to count all of the numbers between 0 and 105. You also need to calculate the average of these numbers. The average will be written out with four digits to the right of the decimal point. If a number is not valid (that is, it is less than 0 or greater than 105) you need to count it (as a count of invalid values) and you need to write out the number to a file called “invalid-values.txt”. Values written to file should be in fixed format with five digits to the right of the decimal point. As you did in lab lesson 7 part 1 you need to read in the input file name using . The prompt for the input file name is: You need to properly handle end of file conditions. See lab lesson 7 part 1 for details on reading files. Also see in this unit. The output from your program will be written to . The output must contain the file being processed, the total number of values read in from the file, the number of invalid values read in, the number of valid values read in. The last thing you need to output is either the average of the valid values or an error message. The average must have four digits of precision to the right of the decimal point and must be in fixed format. If there is not valid average you should output the message: In what case would you display this message? If the input file cannot be opened, you will need to output a message. Assume the input file name is and it cannot be opened. You will display the following error message to Here is an example of a working program: Assume the file name read in from is: and that contains: Your program would output the following: The contents written out to file are: You are reading from an input file and you are writing to an output file. Make sure you close both files after you are finished using them. You must do this in your program, you cannot just let the operating system close the files for you. For tests where there is output written to an output file the contents of the output file will determine if you passed that test or not. For cases where you have written out to the tests will check the output sent to . In some cases output will be written to a file and to . When this is the case the test will be run twice with the same input. Once to test and once to test the contents of the output file. An example of this would be tests 2 and 3. Both use the same input file. Test 2 check the output written to and test 3 checks the output written to the file . There are eight tests. Some tests are parts 1 and 2 of one test. Test 1 uses an input file that contains only valid values. Test 2 tests an input file that does not exist. Test 3 and 4 each have two parts. The first part tests the output to and the second part tests the contents of the output file . The final two tests have just one part. You will get yellow highlighted text when you run the tests if your output is not what is expected. This can be because you are not getting the correct result. It could also be because your formatting does not match what is required. The checking that zyBooks does is very exacting and you must match it exactly. More information about what the yellow highlighting means can be found in course “How to use zyBooks” – especially section “1.4 zyLab basics”. Finally, include a statement in your program. This will cause your verification steps to fail. that the command runs the command on the computer where the program is running. The command is a command. Your program will be run on a server in the cloud. The cloud server may be running a different operating system (such as

Discussion: Challenges in Micro Work Working effectively with individuals means building relationships. As a social worker, there are certain qualities, such as empathy, warmth, and

Discussion: Challenges in Micro Work Working effectively with individuals means building relationships. As a social worker, there are certain qualities, such as empathy, warmth, and genuineness, that you develop rapport with clients. However, even when you appropriately utilize your micro skills, rapport building can be difficult with some clients. Challenges may include client hostility, silence, a request for self-disclosure, or the necessity of using confrontation. Social workers need to develop skills to appropriately work through these challenges. For this Discussion, you begin developing these skills through practice and analysis of practice. To prepare: Watch the Parker video. In the video, the clients express hostility toward each other, as well as toward the social worker. In addition, Stephanie asks the social worker for self-disclosure when she asks, “Wouldn’t you?” and “You really think you can fix that?” The scene ends with the client and social worker falling into silence. Consider the challenges depicted in the video. How would you respond? By Day 3 Post: Explain when it would be appropriate to use self-disclosure. Provide a specific example of the type of self-disclosure you might use in this scenario. Identify an interviewing technique you learned from this week’s resources that you would use when working with this client. Provide a specific example of the interviewing technique. For example, if you would use an empathetic statement or an open-ended question to elicit information, provide a specific example of the statement or question that you would use. Explain why you would use this technique. Support your post with citations to the course text to demonstrate that you have completed the required readings, understand the material, and are able to apply the concepts. As the course progresses, you will be expected to cite using APA. Required Readings Kirst-Ashman, K. K., & Hull, G. H., Jr. (2018). Understanding generalist practice (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning. Chapter 2, “Practice Skills for Working with Individuals” (pp. 59–101) Knight, C. (2012). Social workers’ attitudes towards and engagement in self-disclosure. Clinical Social Work Journal, 40(3), 297–306. doi:10.1007/s10615-012-0408-z