100% Original work. Review the list of Films on Demand: Sociology Collection: Social Institutions to select and watch one video from each of the following categories listed: family, education, and religion. Write a 700- to 1,050-word essay. Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
University of Phoenix Material
Films on Demand: Sociology Collection: Social Institutions
Week 4 Individual Assignment
Resource: Films on Demand located in the University of Phoenix Library under the Multimedia Resources.
Select and watch one video from each of the following categories:
Family & Social Changes. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=58548>. (FIRST 15 MINUTES)
Why More Americans Are Living Alone.Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2012. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=53410>.
Why Are Fewer Americans Getting Married? Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2011. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=53399>.
TEDTalks: Alain De Botton. Atheism 2.0. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2012. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=52934>.
Heaven: How Five Religions See It. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2011. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=48848>.
Nine Years After 9/11: Has Religious Tolerance Changed in America? Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2010. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=53385>.
Symbol: Should We Still Fear the Swastika? Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2010. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=44870>.
The Education of Michelle Rhee. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2013. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=58681>.
Unbreakable: One Girl Changing the World: The Story of Malala. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2013. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=56121>.
TEDTalks: Daphne Koller. What We’re Learning from Online Education. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2012. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=53018>.
Lessons from the Real World: Social Issues and Student Involvement. Films On Demand. Films Media Group, 2011. Web. 22 Dec. 2014. <http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=7967&xtid=43914>.
In a 2-3 page paper, using APA-style formatting, define and discuss the concept of ecological services. Then, review the “Ecological Services of Rivers” outlined in Mini Lecture: Water Resources and Water Pollution. From the list, identify two services you believe are the most important and cite at least 3 reasons why. Also, choose two services that you think are most likely to decline due to human influence and cite at least 3 examples of the result of decline of those services.
Each assignment is due on the date indicated on the syllabus. Unless it says so on the assignment description, I expect all assignments to be typed and printed!
I will take off for grammatical errors, so please proofread your papers. That means spelling and grammar checks. You should be writing these papers in a formal manner. Please do not write these papers as if you are texting me.
Late Policy: I am giving you the due dates for all of the assignments in this class in advance. This will allow you to schedule your time wisely and get your assignments done on time. If you do hand in a paper late, you will lose 10% of the grade for each school day that it is late. If something very serious happens on the due date, like a car accident or something completely unpredictable, you will have 48 hours to email me (email@example.com) or leave a voice mail (973-684-3974). You will need to show me evidence of what occurred when you are able to return to school.
Printers running out of ink or your laptop crashing are not valid excuses.These things happen to everyone and good students are prepared and do their assignments early enough that they can follow through with a backup plan if technological problems occur.
Also, do not email your assignments to me without getting my permission first. There are printers located all over campus, and if you have any trouble, do not wait until the due date to contact me!
Assignments are due at the beginning of class or they are considered one day late. Also, I will not accept any papers after 10:10 AM on December 12th.
How to earn all points for these assignments
Make sure that you answer every part of the assignment.
Plagiarism is unacceptable. You are in college now; you need to learn how to summarize information in your own words.
Avoid grammatical and spelling errors! If you do not know how to use spelling and grammar check on your word processing software, I recommend using the e-tutoring service below.
Make sure that your paper is double-spaced, typed, and stapled.
Make sure that your paper has one inch margins and you are using 12 point font.
E-TUTORING: If you would like to have a professional go over your first draft of any written assignment (for this class or any of your classes), you can use e-tutoring. This is a service paid for by PCCC. You will need to upload a version of your paper and then the tutor will send you comments via e-mail. The website is:http://etutoring.org/login.cfm?institutionid=165 . It may be easier to get to through our library e-tutoring help page: http://pccc.libguides.com/etutoring
Assignment #1 – Worth 50 Points
Due October 12
Psychology in the News
For this assignment you will need to find a news story from a trusted online or print source that discusses a psychological research study. See the list below for a list of acceptable sources. Note that I’m looking for an article that summarizes experimental psychologists’ research. If you have any questions about your source, please email or ask me in class.
You need to answer the following questions in a short (less than 1 page) essay format. This means paragraphs, not just one-word answers!
In addition, I’m asking you to print the article out and staple it to the back of your paper.
In your essay, the following questions should be answered:
Who are the researcher(s) discussed in this article?
What type of psychologist(s) were they (i.e. cognitive, developmental, etc.)?
In what journal or book was this research published?
What is the phenomenon (behavior or mental process) they studied?
Describe, in your own words, what results they found.
This week, you will continue your work on your project by developing a spreadsheet that forecasts profits, revenues, and costs using the cost model. Be sure to include all assumptions that you made as you developed your forecasts. In addition, you should include a breakdown of expenses in terms of fixed costs, variable costs, and one-time costs.
Assessment Task Two
Due: 11:00pm, Monday 26th September 2016 (Week 12)
Assessment Task Two involves analyses of financial information of three small/medium sized organisations to evaluate the financial performance and financial position of each company. Evaluation of performance and position will consider both financial and non-financial considerations.
The attached document contains financial information for three (3) small/medium sized organisations along with questions which must be addressed.
Please read the instructions relating to submission very carefully before attempting the questions contained within the assignment and make sure that you answer all of the questions.
It is most important that you read the question requirements very carefully and understand what you are required to do. If you are uncertain or unsure of the question requirements, you must ask your local lecturer or tutor.
When you are providing figures and calculating ratios, please take note of the following instructions. Failure to do so may result in lost marks.
Show the original figures as well as any ratios or percentage changes that you calculate. An efficient way to present these figures and ratios is in Word tables or in sections of Excel spreadsheets that are pasted into Word documents.
This will enable you to have headings which clearly label the figures and ratios, as well as headings which clearly show the formulas and calculations that have been done to obtain the results. Use the figures in the statements provided to do all calculations and to support all conclusions. Where multiple ratio calculations are performed, it is good practice to create a summary table of the ratio and result. This allows for easier comparison and analysis of the different ratio results.
Your own evaluation, in your own words is important. When you are asked to interpret ratios, it means to provide an explanation of what the ratio means in terms of this company.
This simply means tell me what the ratio measures and what it means for this company.
Referencing is most important in all academic work. It enables the reader to assess the reliability and relevance of the assumptions or assertions made.
Please ensure that all sources of information are appropriately referenced using the Harvard (author–date) method. This includes the textbook. If you use direct quotations from other sources, make sure that these are appropriately presented and referenced. The inclusion of a Bibliography in your submission is required and you will be penalised if you do not include one.
Small Business Analysis 1:
The following financial statements were prepared for the management of TEDA Ltd. The statements contain some information that will be disclosed in Additional Information at the end of the general purpose financial statements.
Income statement for the year ended 30 June 2015
Cost of sales $462 500
Expenses (including tax and finance) 155 000
Net Profit after Interest and Tax $ 75 000
Balance sheet as at 30 June 2015
Receivables (all trade)
Less: Allowance for doubtful debts
$ 18 900
Inventories 126 000
Total current assets 285 075
Less: Accumulated depreciation
Less: Accumulated depreciation 23 625
Total non-current assets 135 600
Total assets 420 675
Payables (all trade)
Dividends — preference dividends
Payable — ordinary dividends
Total current liabilities 156 240
10% mortgage payable
Total liabilities 187 740
Contributed capital: 6% preference shares
Total equity 232 935
Liabilities and equity $420 675
1. The balances of certain accounts at the beginning of the year are:
Accounts receivable (gross)
Allowance for doubtful debts
Inventories $157 500
2. Total assets and total equity at the beginning of the year were $387,500 and $190, 500 respectively.
3. Income tax expense for the year was $31,500. Net finance expenses were $3150.
Based on the information provided above, identify and calculate the principal ratios that a financial analyst might use that would give some indication of the following:
a. the entity’s earning ability; (4 ratios are required)
b. the extent to which internal sources have been used to finance asset acquisitions; (1 ratio is required)
c. the rapidity with which accounts receivable are collected; (1 ratio is required)
d. the ability of the entity to meet unexpected demands for working capital; (1 ratio is required)
e. the length of time taken by the entity to sell its inventories. (1 ratio is required)
Use the following to show the appropriate ratio and your calculations
Small Business Analysis 2:
The following ratios have been calculated for TUST Pty Ltd, an entity specialising in imported exotic perfumes. (7 marks)
Current ratio 2.1:1 2.6:1
Acid test or quick ratio 1.8:1 2.2:1
Days inventory on hand 122 127
Days debtors outstanding 30 46
Net Profit margin 10% 12.2%
The ratios indicate an increase/decrease from the previous year.
Classify and discuss each of the ratios and explain what these ratios indicate about the entity’s liquidity, asset efficiency and profitability?
Students are encouraged to do some research and find out what an increase/decrease in the ratio indicates, what the business could be doing that has resulted in the change, and is this change favourable or not?
Where possible you should provide a brief recommendation and lastly do not forget to reference and support your reasoning?.
Liquidity:(approx 100 words)
Small Business Analysis 3: Case Study Analysis:
The following table reports various financial ratios for Qantas and Virgin for 2012. (20 marks)
Qantas Airways Limited Virgin Australia Holdings Limited
EBIT margin 1.85% 3.50%
ROE 3.38% 8.40%
ROA 2.12% 3.29%
Debt to Equity 111.21% 180.07%
Current Ratio 0.77 0.65
Net profit margin 1.36% 2.23%
Source: Information from Financial Aspects, www.financialaspects.com.au.
Given that the companies operate in the same industry, write a report of approximately 1000 words explaining what the ratios suggest about the companies’ profitability, efficiency and liquidity.
It would be appropriate to classify your report into the three activity groups above and comment on each of these independently. Each activity group should be approximately 500 words
Simply writing a comparison of the financial ratios provided in the above table will not incur any marks.
You should look carefully at each of the ratios provided and analyse the reason for one entity having a higher or lower ratio than the other.
You will need to identify the connection between the ratios as this will reveal a lot of information that will be helpful in answering the question.
Do not hesitate to search outside the financial ratios provided. Your analysis should be supported with evidence of research.
TAXATION, THEORY, PRACTICE & LAW
Case study 1: Capital Gains Tax
Fred is a resident who signed a contract to sell his holiday home in the Blue Mountains in August last year. The sale was settled in February this year when Fred received $800,000 from the purchaser. Fred incurred legal fees of $1100 (Inclusive of GST) and real estate agent’s commission of $9,900 (Inclusive of GST) in relation to the sale. Fred purchased the holiday home in March 1987 for $100,000 and paid $2,000in stamp duty on the transfer and $1000 in legal fees. In January 1990, Fred engaged a builder to build a garage on the property for $20,000,
Calculate Fred’s net capital gain for the current year. Assume he also has a net capital loss from last year of $10,000 arising from the sale of shares.
Would your answer be different if the loss arose from the sale of an antique vase?
(10 marks, max. 800 words).
Case study 2: Fringe Benefits Tax
Periwinkle Pty Ltd (Periwinkle) is a bathtub manufacturer which sells bathtubs directly to the public. On 1 May 2015, Periwinkle provided one of its employees, Emma, with a car as Emma does a lot of travelling for work purposes. However, Emma’s usage of the car is not restricted to work only. Periwinkle purchased the car on that date for $33,000 (including GST).
For the period 1 May 2015 to 31 March 2016, Emma travelled 10,000 kilometres in the car and incurred expenses of $550 (including GST) on minor repairs that have been reimbursed by Periwinkle. The car was not used for 10 days when Emma was interstate and the car was parked at the airport and for another five days when the car was scheduled for annual repairs.
On 1 September 2015, Periwinkle provided Emma with a loan of $500,000 at an interest rate of 4.45%. Emma used $450,000 of the loan to purchase a holiday home and lent the remaining $50,000 to her husband (interest free) to purchase shares in Telstra. Interest on a loan to purchase private assets is not deductible while interest on a loan to purchase income-producing assets is deductible.
During the year, Emma purchased a bathtub manufactured by Periwinkle for $1,300. The bathtub only cost Periwinkle $700 to manufacture and is sold to the general public for $2,600.
(a) Advise Periwinkle of its FBT consequences arising out of the above information, including calculation of any FBT liability, for the year ending 31 March 2016. You may assume that Periwinkle would be entitled to input tax credits in relation to any GST-inclusive acquisitions.
(b) How would your answer to (a) differ if Emma used the $50,000 to purchase the shares herself, instead of lending it to her husband?
(10 marks, max. 800 words).
IT Risk Assessment Case Study in support of a significant technology decision that is to be taken by a fictional company called Aztek that operates in the Australian Financial Services sector.
Senior executives in both business and technology divisions within Aztec have collected a portfolio of projects from their respective strategists that could be potentially funded for deployment. The portfolio includes projects such as:
• Allowing employees to bring their own devices (laptops, tablets and mobile phones for example) into the workplace to be used as their main or sole devices in achieving their work tasks.
• Migrating business-critical applications and their associated data sources to an external Cloud hosting solution.
• Outsourcing key IT functionality such as the network, desktop management or application development to a third party.
• Upgrading or introducing a major technology such as mobile platforms and applications, migrating to an improved networking technology (such as IPv6), creating a corporate-wide email archive for compliance purposes, or upgrading applications and desktop operating systems.
Each of these potential projects carries significant IT risks which will need to be managed to support the business case as to whether the project should go forward. In this case study, you are the IT Risk Assessment lead at Aztek, and your role is to be the interface between business stakeholders and technologists, translating potential technical difficulties into risk language to facilitate effective decision-making by stakeholders.
For the Aztek case study you will need to select one of the projects from the list above for a thorough IT Risk Assessment. You may select another project beyond those listed above with the approval of the subject coordinator, and you may wish to select a project that is relevant to your workplace for example.
Your deliverable for this ITC 596 Case Study is an IT Risk Assessment report, written for the intended audience of Aztek management providing a risk assessment of the project you have selected to consider.
Your report must be a Microsoft Word document, 15 – 25 pages in length at 12 point font and single spacing. The report must address the following criteria:
• An Executive Summary at the beginning of the report which provides a clear statement of the IT technology project that is being assessed, and an overview of your recommendations to Aztek management as to the merits of the project based on your risk assessment (2 – 3 pages in length).
• A review of the project with respect to the Financial Services sector, which would include any relevant government or industry regulation or compliance, and any established best practices (2 – 3 pages in length).
• A review of the project impact on the current security posture of Aztec, as expressed by its current maturity against IT Security policies and procedures (3 – 5 pages in length).
• A risk assessment based on threats, vulnerabilities and consequences derived from an IT control framework and any existing industry risk recommendations for the project. For example, there are several consortia for Cloud Computing that have created IT Risk Assessments for this technology (4 – 10 pages in length).
• Specially address risks for Data Security from the viewpoint in the project of what data will be used, who will have access to the data and where will the data flow (2 – 4 pages in length).
• To assess that the student has a holistic grasp of IT Risk Assessment techniques and issues, which can then be applied to produce valuable support for decision-makers.
• Develop an IT Risk Assessment opinion from both a bottom-up perspective of assessing controls, threats and vulnerabilities, and translate these findings into business risk language.
• Deliver an IT Risk Assessment based on a proposed business project that required technical risk to be assessed and managed.
The report addresses all the stated sections in detail, with a common meaning and purpose flowing through the sections, leading to an authoritative conclusion, in a well-formatted document written without grammatical errors.
• (15%) Executive Summary – clear risk-based opinions that business stakeholders understand and can be used directly for decision-support
• (15%) Financial Services sector review – clear perspective to business stakeholders on similar projects in their sector, and any relevant regulation
• (20%) Security posture review – clear assessment of the project’s impact on current security posture in terms of changes to the posture and the required mitigation actions to remain at an acceptable posture.
• (30%) Threats, vulnerabilities and consequences assessment – demonstrate that the specific changes introduced by the project have been assessed systematically assessed according to lists and frameworks for threats, vulnerabilities and controls.
• (20%) Data Security – demonstrate the data flows associated with the project have been identified, assessed against policies and any risks mitigated.
• Assignments are required to be submitted in either Word format (.doc, or .docx), Open Office format (.odf), Rich Text File format (.rtf) or .pdf format. Each assignment must be submitted as a single document.
• Assignments should be typed using 10 or 12 point font. APA referencing style should be used. A reference list should be included with each assessment item.
• All diagrams that are required should be inserted into the document in the appropriate position. Diagrams that are submitted in addition to the assignment document will not be marked.
FACULTY OF HIGHER
FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
HS2021 Database Design and Use
Trimester 2 2016
Date Due: Friday Week 12, 2016 by 5:00 PM Marks: Weighting 20%
Group Number _____________
Student Name (Block letters) Student Number:
___________________________ _____________ Assignment Description: In this assignment you will use your normalized “City Jail” database you have created in your assignment one. You will form a group (2-3 students) and implement your designed City Jail database using Oracle SQL developer 12c. You will also perform different types of SQL queries on it to sharpen your SQL skills to implement and manage the database. Please submit your assignment using the attached template.
Assignment Tasks need to be executed:
• Discuss with in your group to find the best normalized “City Jail” database design to implement in Oracle database.
• Write down all the SQL statements require to construct the entire City Jail database. Execute all SQL queries in Oracle SQL developer 12c to implement the “City Jail” database in Oracle 12c. The CREATE TABLE statements should be created as a group.
• Execute the following queries individually and provide your answers in the attached template:
o Group member One:
? Insert 5 different entries in each table. You can create fictitious data to create those entries.
? Add a column named Mail_flag to the CRIMINALS table. The column should be assigned a data type CHAR (1).
? Set the Mail_flag column to ‘N’ for all criminals who don’t have a street address recorded in the database.
? Change the phone number for a criminal to 7225659032.
? Remove a specific criminal from the database. Make sure you remove all the associated information relevant to that criminal.
o Group member Two:
? List the following information for all crimes that have a period greater than 14 days between the date charged and the hearing date: crime ID, classification, date changed, hearing date, and number of days between the date charged and the hearing date.
? Produce a list showing each active police officer and his or her community assignment, indicated by the second letter of the precent code. Display the community description listed the following chart, based on the second letter of the precent code.
Second letter of precinct Code Description
A Shady Grove
B Centre City
C Bay Landing
? Display the criminal name and probation start date for all criminals who have a probation period greater than two months. Also, display the date that’s two months from the beginning the probation period, which will serve as a review date.
o Group member Three (Ignore this section if you are a group of 2): –
? List all criminals along with crime status and appeal status (if applicable). The report need to include the criminal ID, name, crime classification, date change, appeal filling date, and appeal status. Show all criminals, regardless of whether they have filled an appeal.
? List all criminals along with crime information. The reports need to include the criminal ID, name, crime classification, date charged, crime code, and fine amount. Include only crimes classified as “Other”. Sort the list by criminal ID and date changed.
? Create an alphabetic list of all criminals, including criminal ID, name, violent offender, status, parole status, and any known aliases.
• Create SQL statements to drop all the tables you have created.
**NOTE: Group members may receive different marks, based on their individual component.
Repost structure and assignment submission:
Content of your report
• Execute all the task mentioned in “Assignment Tasks need to be executed” section and write a report using the Assignment 2 Template as attached.
• The report has to include all the SQL queries you have built and executed.
Assignment Submission Guideline:
You need to submit both online and hardcopy
• Online: submit the softcopy via BlackBoard
• Hardcopy: Submit via assignment submission box
Assignment Date Due: Friday Week 12 Friday, 2016 by 5:00 PM
Assignment components Description marks
Quality of the database and team work – Group marks Students worked as a team and proper database designing guideline was followed to achieve requirements of the assignment. 10%
Correctness of the query and appropriateness of the report — Individual marks All constructed and executed queries should run and retrieve/amend information as instructed. 10%
CHCCSL502A Assessment 4 V2.0
Assessment 4: Critical Reflection 2
This assessment is designed to allow you to demonstrate your ability to identify the impact of using communication techniques in a counselling capacity.
You will be assessed on your ability to:
• demonstrate your knowledge to identify communication techniques and strategies
• apply critical thinking skills to determine the impact and effectiveness of these techniques to achieve the desired outcome for the client
• demonstrate literacy skills to communicate complex ideas
• demonstrate knowledge of micro-skills within counselling to facilitate the counsellorclient relationship
Below is link to a YouTube clip of a counselling session. Cut and paste this link into your web browser and view the session.
In a separate document:
1) You are to give the session a rating out of 10. 1 = extremely poor, 10 = extremely good. Give a concise explanation for your rating.
2) Write a 500–700 word essay from the perspective of you being the counsellor. Give a verbatim example of what you may have said differently to the client.
Your examples will need to demonstrate your ability to use:
a) Confrontation skills – explaining the impact you were aiming for and how it will develop and grow the client
b) Focusing skills – explaining the impact you were aiming for and how it will develop and grow the client
c) Influencing skills – explaining the impact you were aiming for and how it will develop and grow the client
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CHCCSL502A Assessment 4 V2.0
d) Understanding of the client’s style of assimilating information and cultural or other differences that work against development of your client
Please proofread your work and include CHCCSL502A – A4 – Your Name in the document header. Make a copy of your assessment. Submit your completed assessment to your tutor for marking via my.evocca using the following file name: CHCCSL502A-A4 Your Name
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Assessment item 3
Task A (10 marks):
You are required in your new role as an Enterprise Architect (EA) to do a SWOT Analysis of a current ICT service in an organization. The default organization is Charles Sturt University, but you can substitute another known entity such as your current workplace.
SWOT is an acronym for questioning the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat and helps with the analysis needed to identify the internal (S, W) and external (O, T) positives and negatives as indicated in Fig.1. Such a process can be informative and help the Enterprise Architect (you) to identify the issues and problems, set goals develop an action plan and help strategic IT Infrastructure planning and decision-making.
Figure 1. SWOT Analysis diagram
1. Get a copy of the 31-page SWOT Analysis Strategy Skills eBook from http://www.free-management-ebooks.com/dldebk-pdf/fme-swot-analysis.pdf and note the conditions of use. Use the eBook to guide and develop your 1-2 page report summary for this task.
2. Choose a current IT service in your organization that may need updating or changing.
3. Use the following SWOT table format to develop questions that will reveal any issues or problems.
4. Identify up to a maximum of 5 Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
5. It is suggested that you use bulleted items in a list in SWOT boxes of the template.
Organisation: Date: DD/MM/YYYY
Description of current/new ICT service:
Summary and Recommendations:
[Summarise your SWOT results to review goals and objectives]
Short Term (Now)
What action would you take now? [For example comparison with competitors; alignment with the business model or strategic plan goals and objectives].
Mid Term (next 12 months)
How can you take advantage of strengths and use them to develop new opportunities such as new service delivery relationships with ICT vendors and products?
Long Term (next 3 to 5 years)
How would you map out an action plan for the longer term?
Task B (17 Marks):
Write a paper, 4 pages (2-column format) in length, on a topic covered in our textbook. For this assignment, you need to plan, research, and, use your initiative to express the knowledge you learnt in this subject as well as your own independent thinking and reasoning.
Your attention in this paper can be focused on any of the following topics covered in our text:
– Information Management / IT Architecture.
– Database, Data, Warehouse, and Data Mining.
– Networks, Collaboration, and Sustainability.
– CyberSecurity, Compliance, and Business Continuity.
– E-Business & E-Commerce Models and Strategies.
– Mobile Technologies and Commerce.
– Social Media.
– Enterprise Systems and Applications.
– Performance Management Using Data Visualization, Mashups, and Mobile Intelligence.
Choose a topic which you are interested in and/or which is related to your work. You should do this as early as possible. Once you have chosen a topic, read our text carefully followed by detailed research. Once this is done, you should set up a structure/a series of subtopics and decide what to write under each section (subtopic).
Here is a suggested structure (you don’t have to follow it, but your own structure must be logical):
Abstract: a condensed summary. If someone reads your abstract only, he/she should understand your main points. You may want to write this section last;
Index terms: list the key words used in your paper;
Introduction: introduce the topic you are going to write about. This section must be related to the topics you learnt during the Session. However, you should branch out by carrying out your own research to enhance this section;
Subtopics and supporting argument: write a series of body paragraphs with sub-points;
Conclusion: Many students get confused between the conclusion and the abstract. In the conclusion, you can reflect on how your topic relates to larger issues; evaluate the concepts you have presented; issue a call for action on the part of your audience; ask questions generated by your findings; make predictions, recommend a solution or give a personal statement about the topic.
With your structure in order, you have a skeleton for your paper: you can now begin by writing out your analyses of the passages you have chosen. As you write and revise, you may have the need to add to your analyses or to re-order your chosen arguments. Using a structure as the skeleton for a paper in this way can carry you more than halfway to a completed draft.
Types of papers
Academic papers can be broadly categorized into 2 types:
1. Argumentative Papers;
2. Analytical Papers.
For details, please see http://www.writeawriting.com/academic-writing/how-to-write-academic-paper/
Format and mechanics
You must strictly follow the format provided in the following link, such as space, font, margin etc…
The format will be uploaded on the Resources page of the subject site.
Task C (5 marks):
1. Generate a Turnitin originality report and submit this report via Turnitin;
2. Answer the following questions to interpret the Turnitin originality report. Submit your answers with your main report:
Submit an early draft to Turnitin for self-checking, then look carefully at all the matches marked in bold font and various colours in the self-check/originality report.
Consider the following questions to interpret the Turnitin self-check or originality report, then describe if you have encountered any of the situations listed below. If so, describe the steps you took to improve your final draft.
1. Are any of the bold, coloured text matches in my self-check report missing in-text references? (We need to avoid plagiarism of ideas.)
2. Do any of the bold, coloured text matches in my self-check report include more than three words in a row copied from the original source without quotation marks? (We need to avoid plagiarism of language.)
3. Do direct quotations take up more than 10% of the essay? (We need to change some of the direct quotations to summaries and paraphrases so that at least 90% of every essay is written in our own words.)
4. Are any of the bold, coloured text matches in my originality report purely coincidental? (Sometimes our words coincidentally match with words in other online sources that we have never seen before and that are completely irrelevant to our research topic. If so, we do not need to change anything at all.)
5. Do any of the short strings of matching text indicate that my attempts at paraphrasing were not completely successful? (We need to avoid sham paraphrasing, one type of plagiarism, by using synonyms and changing the sentence structures completely. Remember that we should not copy more than three words in a row from the original without quotation marks.)
6. Have I synthesized all of the sources’ ideas into my essay by introducing each piece of source information with a signal phrase and by adding my own comments or interpretation to it in the following sentence? (We need to avoid dropped-in quotations and simply reporting facts or other people’s ideas because that approach means that instead of building our own arguments and writing our own essays, we are merely stringing together other people’s words and ideas.)
Warning: Turnitin can help you avoid plagiarism, but the Turnitin score, or matching percentage at the top of the report, is not particularly helpful in doing that. The percentage score only indicates matches between your text and other sources. There are many different reasons why your text might match with other sources; for example, students in the same class all working on the same assignment are using the same sources, or it could be a pure coincidence that a student has used the same string of words that appear in another random website. Therefore, we cannot assume that the matches indicated by the Turnitin score involve plagiarism or deliberate cheating.
Students often ask, “What Turnitin score is an acceptable cut-off mark so that I can be sure that I have not plagiarised?” However, because of the large number of variables in the way writers handle sources, no cut-off score can be reliable; in fact, a cut-off score can mislead people into thinking that they have avoided plagiarism, whereas they might have still plagiarised inadvertently. For example, a score of 14% could involve no plagiarism, but a score of 9% does.
Instead of focusing on avoiding plagiarism or the appearance of avoiding plagiarism, let’s consider Turnitin as a tool for improving your skills in handling sources as you construct arguments in your essays.
Turnitin is more than a ‘gotcha’ device – it is an effective learning tool:
Because the sophisticated use of sources involves a complex set of research, critical thinking, and writing skills, you should expect to take several years to master them. Turnitin can be a helpful tool in this developmental process. You should use your originality reports as feedback on a first draft so that you can improve your use of sources before submitting the final draft for marking.
Interpreting the Turnitin Originality Report:
After you submit your draft to Turnitin for self-checking, you should look carefully at the originality report so that you can improve on your use of sources. Your essay will be on the left side of the screen, and the matching colour-coded sources will be listed on the right. Then you can make the necessary changes to your essay before you submit the final draft for marking.
You need to register with Turnitin to create a Student Account under the CSU Turnitin Licence at http://www.turnitin.com/login_page.asp
Further information on how to use Turnitin can be found through the following link: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/plagiarism/checking
Online submission via Turnitin (as a Word document) is required for this assignment. Details will be provided by your subject lecturer.
Task A is aligned with objectives 1 and 4 and measures your ability to read and acquire the knowledge and understanding of the main ICT Infrastructure management and technical issues that are concerned with the overall Enterprise Architect practices that are crucial for business success.
Assessment Task B is aligned with objectives 2, 3, 5 and 6 and measures your ability to undertake, investigate, analyse and evaluate the impact of new and current ICT services.
Assignment Task C is designed for you to learn the functions of the Turnitin software.