review the literature on teleworking.

Your third writing assignment (WA #3) in WRTG 391 will be a six-source essay, or an expanded synthesis. This essay will lead you to your final essay (WA #4), a multiple-source synthesis essay, also known as a literature review.

Watch the two video tutorials from UMUC Library, “How to Write a Literature Review” and “How to Write a Synthesis Essay,” and complete the following task.

Imagine that you are working for department within a large company.  The manager of your department is considering allowing workers in your department to telework, in other words, to work from home. 

However, your manager is not sure what to expect from this possible change.

She is not sure what the advantages, pitfalls, unexpected issues, etc. are of allowing teleworking. For example, she is not sure whether workers become less productive because they will be working from home and not supervised.  She also considers the possibility that workers will become more productive because they won’t have to worry about traffic and parking.  They won’t have to take large amounts of time off to get children to a doctor’s appointment, to see a doctor themselves, to take care of errands, etc.  It is possible that working from home will improve productivity. 

Other questions abound in her mind.  For example, how many days a week should the workers be allowed to telework?  Should they be limited to one day?  Two days?  Or should they be unlimited to telework as many days as they would like per week?

In addition, she is not sure if everyone should be allowed to telework or if perhaps only people in certain positions should be allowed to telework.  For example, she knows that the janitor cannot telework.  His job could not be done at a distance.  But some individuals could telework, as their jobs involve meetings and other functions that could be accomplished at a distance.

Overall, your manager is somewhat at a loss on this issue. 

Your manager has asked you to review the literature on teleworking.  She has asked that you submit a literature review to her next month on the topic of teleworking.

From what you have gleaned in this class about what a literature review is, what is your manager asking you to do?

  • Does she want a proposal that supports a new teleworking arrangement?
  • Does she want a persuasive paper that takes a stand against teleworking?
  • Or does she want something entirely different from those two options?

Please give your answer in a paragraph of 5-10 sentences

Brands in the News

 Brands inthe News (I ~ V)

You are asked to find anews article relevant to course topics using digital resources(newspapers, news articles from industryorganizations).Topics of your articles should be related to course topics discussed up toeach due dateas you would need to mention specifically about this in your brief report(any topic prior to due dateis fine).Requirements:Submit a copy of the article in a PDF format along with its synopsisand a brief opinion about the newsfor its implications for the fashion industry or consumer market and relevance to a course topic. The report should be approximately 1-page longincluding the source citation in APA(cite the article first). You can use single-spaced for brands in the news if you have more opinions.

Case Study Peer Comments

Case Study Peer Comments

Case Study Peer Comments: In each case study, you are expected to respond to at least two peers’ postings in the classroom.  Comments should add new information to the discussion or provide an assessment of your peer’s posting. Peer comments are due by Sunday midnight.

Follow-up postings to peers are significant and add value to the discussion. Any questions posed by the instructor are answered. Acceptable peer posts can be an elaboration on a previous comment, an explanation to help a fellow student or a point of debate all of which provide substantive contributions to the discussions.

History of Interpretation Paper

NOTE: This paper will be submitted through TURNITIN for grading


History of Interpretation Paper


-The chosen verse for this paper is Romans 9: 20-21.


-The final version of this paper should be 1500-2100 words (approximately 5-7 pages)


-This paper must be APA format!


-Use the following textbooks as reference:


Augustine. Answer to The Pelagians IV. Trans. R. Teske. Hyde Park: New City Press, 1999. Print. ISBN-13: 978-1-565-48136-7


Prosper. The Call of All Nations. Trans. P. De Letter. Westminster: Newman Press, 1952. Print. ISBN-13:978-0-8091-0253-2


Von Balthasar, Hans Urs. Dare We Hope “That All Men Be Saved”? with A Short Discourse on Hell. San


Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1988. Print. ISBN-13: 0-89870-207-0


Augustine. Answer to The Pelagians >CUSTOM PKG.<. Denver: Pearson Custom, 2014. Print. ISBN-13:978-1-269-37344-9


Humphries, Thomas, ed. Many are called, but who is chosen? Winona, MN: Professor’s Choice
Publishing, 2014. Print. (this book has been the asset to the course, please reference it the most)


Senior, Donald, John J. Collins, and Mary Ann Getty, eds. The Catholic Study Bible: The New American


Bible. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2011. Print


Students will select a single verse from the list of Scripture verses assigned as reading for the first module. This paper should trace the history of the interpretation of this verse, noting at least three significant interpretations from assigned course readings and one significant interpretation from readings not assigned for this course. Sources used regularly in this course, like the Anchor Bible Commentary and Sacra Pagina, will provide students with ample resources to find theologians not listed on the syllabus. Students must state their choice of a verse during Module A list of significant theologians and relevant passages within their literary corpus is due in Module 6 of the course. The essay is due at the end of Module 7.


introductory speech in an online environment

introductory speech in an online environment

Which one of the strategies listed below do you believe will best help you prepare to deliver your introductory speech in an online environment? Thoroughly explain how your chosen strategy will benefit you as you prepare to deliver your recorded online speech.

  • Ask your family and friends to listen and provide constructive criticism.
  • Consider (analyze) your audience.
  • Time your speech and be certain it meets the assignment’s guidelines.

Commencement Presentation

Commencement Presentation

Imagine, you have just completed your university coursework and are planning to attend commencement. You skillfully used time-management to overcome the obstacles and challenges presented by other responsibilities to successfully complete your program. As a result of your hard work, you have been asked to prepare a presentation and speech to present at the commencement ceremony. Your presentation and speech should describe your journey and what you learned about your yourself as a leader. Include an experience from your first course, and share your future plans. Consider the individuals who helped you achieve this goal. Who do you want to be? This project is your story:

1. Start by preparing an outline of your story.

  • Consider some of the module topics in this course section headings (topics) for your outline and should include at least five topic areas.
  • Module 1 Your use of time management personally and professionally
  • Module 2 Your traits of leadership
  • Module 3 Your power to influence
  • Module 4 Your leadership style
  • Module 5 Your use ethical communication to influence

2. Prepare your written speech addressing all the topics identified in your outline. Your speech will be prepared in APA format with citations and references, as required.

  • Consider what you would like to say to your colleagues, Your university faculty, friends, and family as you look back on your journey.
  • Describe who you want to be as you look forward on your journey.

Guidelines for the Written Speech:

  1. 800 – 1550 words required (not including Title or References pages). In double-spaced APA format.
  2. Minimum of SIX (6) academic references.
  3. Adhere to the guidelines in the university writing standards.

Present your personal leadership philosophy.

Present your personal leadership philosophy. As we noted in this week’s lecture, you already have a personal leadership philosophy. Your philosophy is reflected in how you interact with people. Do you treat people like you want to be treated? Are you willing to take a stand on an issue and “stick by your guns?” Using Deb Calvert’s (2017) article, “To lead, you need a personal leadership philosophy. It’s not optional any more (Links to an external site.)” as an outline, script your personal leadership philosophy. Relate the concepts studied this week and describe the lessons you.

300-450 excluding references, APA format and a minimum of 3 references

analyzing a film

<<<  Miss Evers’ Boys – about the Tuskegee experiment IS THE MOVIE >>>

Using the principles of rhetorical analysis (Chapter 6), structuring assignments effectively (Chapter 7), and a minimum of two outside sources (in addition to the film itself), analyze the film you watched last week based on the following questions:

How does the film make an argument?

How has the film maker gone beyond just entertainment?

What angle or agenda do you see in this historical film?

What’s your take on the time period or event being portrayed in this film?

In writing this 2 page paper, please:

Use the APA template found in the APA Resources – 7th Edition module of this course.

Use four section headers in your paper to organize your analysis. They should include:

An Introduction that catches your readers’ attention and makes them want to read more. This section should include a very brief overview of the movie’s plot (with or without spoilers!).  Be sure to name the movie and other important identifying details (such as the year it was published, the starring actors, and the director).  Target your analysis as if you are writing toward an audience who has not seen the movie before.  They need key details to contextualize the movie and understand, generally, what it’s about – they do NOT need a point by point breakdown of the action.

A Discussion section that answers the questions above about the film. See yourself as a movie critic here. Your job is NOT to tell us the plot of the film but rather to analyze how it takes on the historical event and makes an argument about it.

A Conclusion that wraps up or summarizes the content of the paper. You may choose to include a recommendation for your readers. For example: “Fans of war movies will enjoy 1917 because of its deep dive into the lives of two British soldiers during the course of 24 hours of their lives; however, those leery of graphic violence may wish to pass.”

A References page which, using APA format, cites a minimum of three sources used in your paper. These should include the film itself and your choice of two other outside sources such as movie reviews, information from or other historical websites regarding the time period or event portrayed in the film, ongoing discussions of the film in popular media (The Help, for instance, has been discussed often in light of the protests regarding Black Lives Matter), etc.

What is Global Warming?

As shared in lecture, the question for our unofficial 2021 Flame Challenge is: What is Global Warming?

As an introduction to this project, your Laboratory for the week is to research the Flame Challenge, watch the winning video entries from prior years, develop inspiration for your project, and then download and complete the Flame Challenge Worksheet below. You will turn-in your completed worksheet at the start of Lab #2 (when you go to lab sections during Week #3). The worksheet should be done individually, not with a lab partner. This worksheet is only worth 15 points and graded on good-faith effort. However, if you do not turn in a completed worksheet at the start of Lab #2 it will count as a missed lab!

I will provide you with a time-line, project specifics, and grading rubric for your submissions. For now, I just want everyone to start thinking about this project, which meets our science literacy requirement for non-science major courses. I am going to keep the project very broad to let everyone be creative and find the medium that best fits your background and method of communication.

Resources to help you with your research:

Five criteria to think about, from the audience perspective, when creating your answer to the question:

1) Did you learn much about Global Warming from this answer?

2) How interesting was this answer?

3) Was this answer clear or confusing?

4) Did this answer use words you understood?

5) Did this answer make you interested in learning more about Global Warming or Science?

The video below, by Neil deGrasse Tyson, is a GREAT place to start your inspiration for this project and reminds us why science literacy is so important:

Winning Video Entries from Prior Flame Challenges:

Below is the winning submission from our CHEM 1002 in 2018, which went on to become a finalist in the international contest!!

analyze the strategic use of sensory visuals


  1. Image 1 courtesy of:

  2. Image 2 courtesy of: Police magazine October 2013 Issue

  3. Image 3 courtesy of: Forbes magazine April 9, 2012 Issue

  4. Image 4 courtesy of: National Geographic magazine June/July 2015 Issue

In a 2-3-page APA formatted paper with an additional reference page (template here), analyze the strategic use of sensory visuals:

  1. Analyze the use of color; address how it attracts the eye of the targeted audience. How might the targeted audience interpret the color and emotionally respond?
  2. Analyze the use of lines; address how it directs the eyes of the viewers. Which types of lines are used? How might the targeted audience interpret the line usage and emotionally respond?
  3. Analyze the use of contrast and balance; address how it attracts the eye of the targeted audience. How might the targeted audience emotionally respond to the visual balance and contrast? What if the contrast and balance elements were not there or were different? How would that change the viewer response?

Support the items above by including relevant quotes and paraphrases from academic/scholarly sources.

Be sure to clearly address how these four visual sensory elements attract the eyes of a specific target audience more readily than other audiences. For a thorough analysis, always consider the effect on viewers if these four visuals were used differently or not used at all.