Texas Immigration Policies

For this assignment, we are going to look the topic of immigration through a different lens–DNA.  Read the following article and then answer the questions below: https://apnews.com/8e7d4e3d6e2ef24dcc4fd9e79552a3d0 Why did the Federal government start this pilot program?  What is the ultimate goal? Who will and will not be subject to this particular type of testing?   What are the concerns given by those who oppose such a program requirement? What are the pros of such a program, long term, in our country? What do you think about our participation in this pilot program?  Do the pros outweigh the cons, or vice-versa?  This assignment must follow MLA guidelines, be typed in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, and be a minimum of 500 words with a works cited page.  The works cited are not included in the minimum word count. Any sources provided in the assignment prompt MUST be used within your paper and cited in your works cited.  Other sources used must be cited as well.

Language Development

Page Length: 10 to 12 pages Number of Resources to Cite: minimum of 5 current resources (may incorporate a classic research study). Resources must be from professional publications or websites. No publications from “over the counter” stores, such as the following publications: Mothering, Parents, Parenting, American Baby, etc. or Wikipedia What is a Research Paper? This is the expanded version of your Research Proposal. Sources must be documented using the APA in-text format. The Purpose of your Research A research paper is more than the sum of your sources, more than a collection of different pieces of information about a topic, and more than a review of literature in a field. A research paper analyzes a perspective or argues a point. In an analytical research paper, you do research to become an expert on a topic so that you can restructure and present the parts of the topic from your own perspective. An argumentative research paper needs to support your stand on an issue. An argumentative research paper uses information as evidence to support a point. To learn more about “What A Research Paper Is” link to the Writer’s Complex’s Research Room links open in a new window. Research Paper Format Use the following format for the research paper as your “guide.” Note the word “guide” because you may find a need, given the specific topic you have selected, to modify. Remember that this is a research paper – not a longer version of an essay. The research paper should contain the following format: Title page, Purpose of Study, Opening Statement, Assumption or Hypothesis, Discussion of Findings, Recommendations, Conclusion/Summary, and Reference Page. Title Page – It should be concise and descriptive–creative wouldn’t hurt! Your names, course name and number, college and term should be listed. Purpose of Study – The final project should include a succinct statement that explains why you selected the particular area of interest and why it lends itself to a research paper. State the purpose of your research and why it interests you. You should also identify the audience for your work. Opening Statement, Assumptions or Hypothesis The project is a rigorous academic exercise and should be carefully thought out from beginning to end. It is imperative that you resist presentation of opinion as fact, and instead develop assumptions or hypotheses without reaching conclusions before you investigate the topic. The opening statement, argument or hypothesis focuses your ideas for the paper; it’s your argument, insight or viewpoint summarized into a sentence or two that gives the reader your main idea. It present the rationale for you paper and clearly indicates why it is worth exploring. If you are not sure about how to refine, narrow or broaden your thesis, please visit “Finding Your Thesis” links open in a new window the Empire State College’s Writing Resource Center. Discussion of Findings You must demonstrate that you have expanded your knowledge of the subject. This is where you must cite between 10-15 sources using the APA format. This section should discuss and offer an interpretation of the sources you cite. Choose the sources carefully. They should demonstrate your understanding of the research issues related to your topic and show your ability to critically evaluate/integrate the literary sources. Recommendations Given your findings, what do you recommend be done? Use your findings to support your recommendations. Conclusion/Summary In these sections, the emphasis should be on what has been learned about the assumptions, the limits of this particular inquiry, and the implications of the findings. Reference Page/Works Cited Page Documenting sources at the end of the research paper consists of listing all of the sources from which you quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. In APA style, the sources in a paper are listed alphabetically on a separate page headed References. It follows the final page of the text and is numbered. By citing your sources you are letting your reader know that you’ve consulted experts whose ideas and information back up your own thoughts and ideas. You must cite your sources correctly so that your academic integrity is not called into question. If you don’t document, you could inadvertently be plagiarizing. Visit the Empire State College’s Writing Resource Center links open in a new window to get help with documenting sources or visit Diana Hacker’s Research and Documentation links open in a new window site.

Organizational Behavior

You are the leader of a group of employees in tree surgery. You need to think of some problems that your employees might experience which relate to work motivation and organisational culture.  A) Identify two features of your allocated job that might cause employee effectiveness problems with respect to your selected option above and explain why. For example, how does the way this employee is rewarded affect their motivation? Or, is there a certain job characteristic in this role that might affect their wellbeing etc.? One feature should relate to each topic in the option selected (e.g., for option 2. One feature should relate to work motivation and the other to the organizational culture) (B) Drawing on your two selected job features, apply the relevant concepts and theories you have learned to explain and provide practical solutions to increase employee effectiveness in these areas. (C) Explain the limitations of your approach, if any.

Career Action Plan

I think it’s an easy task, I just don’t have the time or the motivation to write two pages about it. I leave you a brief introduction for the answer to each question, it is only to expand it. I NEED EVERYTHING IN PARAGRAPHS, PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THE QUESTION IN THE PARAGRAPHS. For the first part of this assignment, you need to write a Career Action Plan Summary. Must be minimum two (2) FULL pages typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 size font – please check your spelling and grammar.  The following topics MUST be addressed in the career action plan summary: Describe your overall career goal and the steps you plan to take to reach this goal ( Do an internship as a graduation requirement, obtain a bachelor’s degree in accounting, do volunteer work for a tax preparation company, Be a CPA) Discuss the —- major(s) that will help you reach your goals (Accounting) Explore internships or part-time jobs that will help you in your professional plan  List the types of employers that you might work for ( ATAX, LoveShackFancy, Liberty Tax Service) Explore the role your values (or non-negotiables) play in your career plan (be sure to include the impact of money) (respect, empathy, tolerance, discipline, responsibility, etc) Explain your future educational goals (go to a 4-year college and become a CPA in the future) Describe how you will create and develop your professional network  List who (and what) will be your main sources of support/who will keep you on track (My parents and my high school accounting teacher)

Cultural Competence

Present a 12 – 15 slide PowerPoint on your culture. The number of slides exclude the title and reference pages. Substantial Speaker Notes are required throughout the entire presentation. Discuss what cultural competence is in healthcare. Identify your cultural ancestry. If you have more than one cultural ancestry, chose the one with which you most closely associate. Explore the willingness of individuals in your culture to share thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Can you identify any area of discussion that would be considered taboo? Explore the practice and meaning of touch in your culture. Include information regarding touch between family members, friends, members of the opposite sex, and health-care providers. Identify personal spatial and distancing strategies used when communicating with others in your culture. Discuss differences between friends and families versus strangers. Discuss your culture’s use of eye contact. Include information regarding practices between family members, friends, strangers, and persons of different age groups. Explore the meaning of gestures and facial expressions in your culture. Do specific gestures or facial expressions have special meanings? How are emotions displayed? Are there acceptable ways of standing and greeting people in your culture? Discuss the prevailing temporal relation of your culture. Is the culture’s worldview past, present, or future oriented? Prevailing temporal relations meaning, how do your culture perceive healthcare in general. Does your culture utilize certain remedies? Are they more relax about receiving proper healthcare? Do they seek a healthcare provider if their health is failing? How often they try to seek medical attention? Discuss the impact of your culture in healthcare or within a healthcare setting. Reference your readings and include a minimum of 5 peer-reviewed, scholarly, or similar articles.

Social Stratification

This writing assignment has two parts with a combined word count of 1,000 words. Part One Complete a comparative analysis of stratification systems. Choose at least three stratification systems. One must be the class system. Describe the social mobility of each stratification system. Explain how individuals are sorted within the systems. Part Two View the charts and tables in the “U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder” topic material. Compare males by race, class, and education with females by race, class, and education. What do you find by doing this analysis? What do your findings show about stratification between these groups? Describe which gender and race category has the most power and why. You must use a minimum of three scholarly sources.

US Social Issues and Problems

What social issues and social problems have been in the news? For this activity you are going to identify a contemporary social problem in the US. Step 1:  Identify one news article that has been published during the past month that identifies a social issue or social problem in the United States. Make sure you select an article from a legitimate, high quality news outlet. You want to begin by using a fact checker to make sure your article is accurate. The oldest and largest fact checker is Snopes.com, but you can explore several others including: FactCheck.org, PolitiFact.com and PunditFact. Step 2: Briefly explain the issue/problem. Who has determined that this is an issue or problem? Then evaluate the source. Who is the author? What is the author’s expertise in the topic? Research the publisher. Does the publisher have a particular ideology and/or bias? Who is the targeted audience for the publisher? Make sure that you include a link to the article at the bottom of your post and cite the article, using APA style.

Racism and Discrimination

Address issues of racism and/or discrimination in society. 3 pages. 3 resources. Work cited is last page (#4) in APA Format

Social Change

·         The key deliverable for the semester is a social change plan that students will be developed throughout the semester. The plan will be written in sections designed to allow students to approach assignments from a variety of perspectives, and to start compiling sections of a social change plan.  On some assignments this is new territory that you may be unfamiliar with, work your way through the project and hang in there.  Social entrepreneurs do not have all the right answers – but they work hard to find solutions.            ·         The final document should be no more than 8 pages single-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12, 1-inch margins. Guidelines and example will be provided on Canvas.   Students should feel free to bolster their argument with examples of best practices from similar organizations — but this is not required, and all outside references must be relevant and sufficiently comparable if included. Students should situate their argument in terms of the year their case was published (they will not be expected to take up-to-date organization information into account when presenting their argument). In general, outside research is accepted but not necessary — and all external sources should be used wisely.

Social Work

Final Paper assignment: In this paper, the student will discuss a case example or case examples from their practice experience (e.g., volunteer or paid work). The discussion should include a critique of aspects of their work that were congruent with culturally informed and anti-oppressive theory and practice, as well as aspects that might not have been. The student may wish to discuss what they might now do differently. In addition, the discussion should cover any implications for practice at the personal, cultural and structural locations of oppression. The student is required to integrate their own social location within the analysis. The integration of theory and the use of academic references are expectations. The paper should be between 7-8 pages in length. Students are expected to use language in an accurate and sensitive manner and are encouraged to write in an active tense. Papers are to be typed, double spaced, 12 font size, with reference material properly cited (APA format).