1. Analyze Torvold. What made him the kind of person he became?
2. In what way is the Helmer marriage a reflection of the social conditions of the times? What is Ibsen attacking? How many remnants of the attitudes remain today?
3. Contrast Nora and Christine.
4. Explain why Dr. Rank is necessary to an understanding of the plot.
5. Discuss Ibsen’s use of setting.
6. Examine the thematic positions of the various characters and how they pair off or contrast.
7. Discuss all the men. Examine the comtrasts.
A brief introduction/historical analysis of the case
Identification of primary problems/issues facing the key stakeholder(s)
Analysis of the environment
External analyses: 5 Forces Analysis, who are the competitors in addition to forces
Internal analyses: resources, capabilities, core competence, VRIO results (valuable, rare, imitability & organization).
What you view as the solution
Your recommendations as to the steps required to achieve your solution.
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You are not only telling the story of a life. You are also making an argument, a claim, for why we should study that life. You need a thesis statement which makes your claim and the body of your essay must be constructed to support that claim.
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In the first case you face a data combination problem where you are provided with datasets for different dates that need to be combined and then analyzed. In the second case you are asked to analyze the effects of new payment settings for the Travix label Cheaptickets.ch in Switzerland and in the third case you are provided with a list of changes in sales policy for the German brand Flugladen.de and asked to investigate the effects.
Write an *** Analytical Reflective Essay (around 2,500 words) on how to equip themselves with the critical skills that would be expected of a good leader. *** about the biography “Curie, E., & Sheean, V. (2007). Madame Curie: a biography. Place of publication not identified: Style Press.” or others biography talk about Madame Curie, required not less than 2500 words.
– Evaluate on your own leadership qualities in terms of your attributes, personalities, characteristics, etc. Some test results can be incorporated, but the contents should be evaluative and critical. Based on your self-reflection on your leadership qualities, you are required to develop an action plan to improve on your weaknesses or to establish some important leadership qualities. A clear and concrete action plan is expected. Justifications are also required for this action plan.
***** Need to use
¤Transformational theories ( any 2 theories, 5 choose 2)
to analysis Madame Curie
Here are some suggestions to make it a better essay overall and to make it easier for the reader to follow your ideas.
Title: Please all a title for your reflective essay. A title is usually a noun phrase. An example could be ‘The (leadership quality you want to focus on in the essay) quality of Curie — a successful female scientist.
Genre: As this is an analytical reflective essay on a book you have read, analysis needs to include your understanding of the reading with regards to the concepts and theories of leadership and their application. You need to critically reflect on your own leadership traits in the light of your reading and determine what aspects as inspired by the book, you would like to further develop yourself. This analysis should lead toward developing an action plan for achieving your personal development goals. The problem with this draft is that you have written too much about the life of Madam Curie. While the story of her success is important, a detailed description would distract readers from your focus.
Introduction: In your introduction, you should clear state information about the book, such as name of author, book title, genre and year of publication, is important. You have not provided any of those in the first paragraph. Please rewrite the introduction.
Body: The body section is not well-organized. This is what you should do: At the beginning of the body paragraph, you should summarise and elaborate the leadership qualities under discussion. Remember to apply the leadership theory you have learned in your essay. You should first select the leadership qualities you think are important for being a successful leader and then explain why you think the qualities are important. After that you should discuss whether you can find these qualities from Madam Curie and you.
NO TOPIC SENTENCE: Each body paragraph should have a clear topic sentence at the beginning of the paragraph to specifically introduce only ONE main idea connected to that paragraph. This is also partial connected to the lack of focus in the reflective essay. Therefore, please do proper planning of the overall structure of the essay before writing. Selecting the qualities you want to discuss. Clearly state them in the topic sentence of each paragraph.
Readers should be informed of the function / intention of each paragraph. Refer to this site for more information on topic sentences: http://englishforuniversity.com/academic-writing/topic-sentence/
Source materials: You have only referred to the selected book. Besides the book, please refer to other relevant academic journal articles (e.g. to explain the leadership concepts) and other credible sources, e.g. newspaper, journals, trade magazines if needed. Do not refer to Wikipedia.
Style: This being an analytical reflective essay on personal leadership traits, you need to use formal / academic style. The use of personal pronouns is acceptable and encouraged. However, avoid overly informal expressions such as short forms and tag questions.
•A reflective essay is one form of reflection, where a writer critically evaluates a past experience, discusses where s/he stands now, and develops future plans. In other words, writing a reflective essay involves:
•Offering responses to readings, observations or experiences
•Evaluating issues that are worth discussing
•Examining writer’s progress so far
•Planning for future improvement
In the final project, you will individually integrate and apply your knowledge to develop a new Opportunity Analysis Canvas for yourself by responding to the provided questions. Focus on an opportunity for which you can develop and launch a product within the next 12 months. Your solution should leverage your skills and relationships, and require initial funding of no more than $25,000 to bring the product to market.
Be sure that if you are proposing a hardware or software solution requiring technical expertise, that you presently have this expertise or have a feasible plan for development based on the principles discussed in the course and the $25,000 funding limit for this assignment.
You may review the questions ahead of time as this assignment is not timed. This is a substantial assignment that should be started weeks before the due date. I encourage you take a moment today to review the questions.
We suggest that you copy these questions and author your responses in a Google Doc or Word-compatible document before submitting them into the Canvas fields for submission by the due date. Be sure to save this document and not edit it after the due date in case a backup copy is needed to evidence your on-time completion. This will also provide you with a copy of your ideas and plans that will live beyond your access to this course.
For questions 1 through 10, please respond in 180 to 220 words per question. Be sure to stay within the word count limit for each response. Responses that exceed this word count will be graded as a 0. This approach aligns with how competitions, grants, awards, etc. are evaluated for startup companies as applications that do not meet the word or page limit requirements are typically not accepted for evaluation.
1. Based on your evaluations on entrepreneurial mindset, summarize your level of need for achievement, individualism, control, focus, and optimism. What strategies and tactics could enhance these in the next 6 months?
2. Based on your evaluations on entrepreneurial motivations, summarize your level of self-efficacy, cognitive motivation, and tolerance for ambiguity. What strategies and tactics could enhance these in the next 6 months?
3. Based on your evaluations on entrepreneurial behaviors, summarize your confidence, risk tolerance, interpersonal relationship skills, and social capital. What strategies and tactics could enhance these in the next 6 months?
4. Describe an innovative business idea that you have that is the basis for the rest of these Opportunity Analysis Canvas questions.
For questions 5 through 10, be sure to include the in-text citations (Links to an external site.) for each response that aligns with your references to support your analysis for this question.
There should be at least unique 10 reference sources (i.e. 10 different articles, reports, etc.). While you may repeat a citation (i.e. reference one report multiple times), referencing one report multiple times counts as one citation.
As these references should be specific to the industry, competitors, market, etc. for your new venture, do not include the textbook, articles, lectures, or lecture slides for the course as references.
In-text citations do count part of the word limit.
Additionally, in your response to question 11 at the end of this assignment, list the full reference in APA format (Links to an external site.).
5. For your business idea, what are the knowledge and demand conditions related to this idea.
6. For your business idea, what is the life cycle stage of your industry, and the existing industry structure.
7. For your business idea, what are the demographic, psychographic, technical, and societal changes as well as the political and regulatory forces in your industry.
8. For your business idea, what factors you can your team eliminate, reduce, raise, and create. Describe why the factors that you selected for the value curve are important to customers.
9. For your new business idea, discuss how the learning curve influences your success, the complementary assets that are critical to develop for your venture, and the reputation of your competitors.
10. For your new business idea, summarize why the problem is real, how your team’s solution creates value for stakeholders, the types of advantage that you all possess, and your ability to build the right team.
11. List the references used for this analysis in APA format (Links to an external site.).
major: educational psychology
Compare and contrast two or three different perspectives* on learning and their implications for the ways in which learners and learning communities are understood. Please draw upon at least one example of a ‘learning community’** during your discussion.
*A ‘perspective’ can mean a very specific theory about learning (e.g. a constructivist theory of learning, or Lave & Wenger’s theory of learning communities) or it can be a very broad perspective (e.g. indigenous psychological perspectives of learning; Social constructionist perspectives on learning; Psychoanalytic perspectives on learning). ‘Perspectives’ is therefore meant very flexibly here. It is up to you to decide how specific or how broad to define ‘perspective’ for the purposes of your essay.
Part I—The First Day of Testimony
Clyde Freeman Herreid
Department of Biological Sciences
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
“Hear ye. Hear ye. The Honorable Judge Cellular now presiding. All rise.”
The judge in his black robes came silently into the courtroom amid the usual bustle
that attended one of the special sessions. He slid into his high backed chair, glanced at
the papers on the bench before him, and as was his habit, he gazed first at the
defendant over his spectacles. Then giving the same attention to the prosecution, he looked over the
jury. If he could have pursed his lips, he would have done so, for he wondered greatly at this particular
jury that was filled with prokaryotic cells.
Prokaryotic cells? It hardly seemed fitting that they would be sitting in judgment of a eukaryotic matter.
Hardly fitting at all. Oh, well, both the prosecution and the defense seemed to want it that way. So be it.
He knew that the attorneys wanted to be impartial, but this was unseemly. Prokaryotes, what did they
know about eukaryotes? Harrumph.
The judge adjusted his plasma membrane over his shoulders and began speaking with a voice that
seemed to resonate from the bowels of his endoplasmic reticulum. “Ahem, let us see now. This is the
case of the State vs. Egg Cell Number 6624223. This presents an unusual situation involving an alleged
capital offence. The defendant is charged with being an undesirable mutant in the body politic. The
penalty is death. This is the most serious of matters. It requires our undivided attention. So let us begin,
but let us begin with the presumption of innocence. Please, now councilors, let us have the opening
statements. But, please keep your comments brief and to the point. The prosecution first, arguing the
position for the State. I believe it is Ms. Liv, is it not?”
“Yes, thank you, Your Honor. Members of the jury, I come to you today as a member of our cellular
community. I come from a long line of cells that stretches back to a time when the world was once filled
with only prokaryotic cells like yourselves. For over a billion years you ruled the world. We eukaryotic
cells are but recent upstarts. For the most part we live in colonies making up the bodies of animals,
plants, and fungi.”
“I, in fact, am a liver cell, one of several trillion cells living in a human I’ll call Martha. It is essential
that we all live in harmony with one purpose in life—that is, survival. If Martha doesn’t survive, we all
die—I, and the rest of the liver cells, the kidney cells, the muscle cells, the nerves, and all of the others
that make up this grand human being.
“Yet, this is not all. Our individual survival is only part of the story. We would not be here except for
the fact that we all are descendents of untold numbers of other organisms, many of them complex
colonies of cells, for the last 700 million years. And we have relied on sex. Yes, I know that this concept
is one that you asexual cells hardly understand. But as you have certainly read, in humans, like Martha,
the cells in her ovary produce some unusual cells called eggs. And in Martha’s husband there are some
cells called sperm. If these two cells get together they will produce a fertilized egg that may grow up to
be another colony of cells we call a baby.
“Now the point of all of this is that in order to produce a perfect baby, the sperm and the egg must be
perfect. This brings me to the central issue of this crime. The defendant on the stand today is one of
Martha’s cells. We all love Martha—some of us have lived with her for years—but as we will show, she
has been alive for 43 years and this has led to trouble. Many of her eggs are flawed. And this is exactly
the case with our defendant, Egg Cell Number 6624223. SHE IS NOT PERFECT. It is our contention
that she should be destroyed by apoptosis. She is not just contaminated by a simple point mutation. She
is disfigured by having an extra chromosome 21. This invariably leads to Down Syndrome. She should
be destroyed so that a pure lineage can go on. We believe that you will see the wisdom of this solution
by the end of the trial and trust in your good judgment.”
“Thank you, Ms. Liv. Now, Councilor Oocyte, would you give your opening remarks?”
“Thank you, Your Honor. Cells of the jury, you have heard the remarks of my colleague. She argues that
my client is flawed. She bases that on unsound logic. We will stipulate that my client is unusual, but that
does not mean she is flawed or damaged. In every part of Martha’s body there are unusual cells. Some
cells in the lining of her digestive tract are triploid or have even higher numbers of polyploidy. Her liver
cells, and perhaps Ms. Liv herself, are filled with unusual numbers of chromosomes. Some have three,
four, five, six, seven, or more sets of chromosomes. Ms. Liv here appears in the pink of health! What’s
there to be troubled about? These cells are all living healthy lives and contributing to Martha’s welfare.
There is hardly a reason to get upset with my client who has a single extra chromosome 21. And, as is
well known, even if a Down baby is the result, these children live happy, wholesome lives. We will
clearly demonstrate to the jury that death is hardly a reasonable remedy, and that, in fact, there is no
crime that has been committed at all.”
“Thank you, councilor. Now Ms. Liv, you may call your first witness.”
The First State Witness: Mr. Nuclear Membrane Explains the
Secrets of Mitosis.
“Your Honor, I call Mr. Nuclear Membrane of the Epidermis to the stand.”
“Bailiff, administer the oath.”
“Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you DNA?”
“I am calling Mr. Nuclear Membrane here as an expert witness on the process of cell division.”
“I object Your Honor. Mr. Nuclear Membrane cannot serve in this capacity, as he is simply an expert in
the topic of cell division that occurs in skin cells. This is hardly the same as that which occurs in the sex
cells. And that is the subject of the case. Although cell division in the skin cells is just like cell division
almost everywhere else in the body, cell division is entirely different in the ovaries and the testes where
the sex cells are manufactured. The skin cells divide by mitosis. The sperm and eggs are produced by
meiosis—an altogether different process.”
“Ms. Oocyte objects. Councilor Liv, what do you say?”
“I am not calling Mr. Nuclear Membrane as an expert in meiosis but as one on mitosis. I wish to lay the
groundwork for making the distinction between the two.”
“Then I withdraw my objection, Judge, and will so stipulate that the gentleman is
an expert in mitosis and nothing else. Go ahead, this should be interesting.”
“Now, Mr. Membrane, please describe the events of simple cell division that
occurs in the skin. I believe you have some diagrams to show the jury that will
help. Bailiff, would you please place the exhibits on the easel?”
“Yes, Ms. Liv, I do. First, I want to stress that the normal skin cell divides
repeatedly in its life. Skin cells are always being wiped away when Martha’s hands
rub against anything. We do indeed have a busy time keeping up with the wear and
tear of everyday living.
“When Martha’s cells get ready to divide, the genetic information has to be copied. You know what I
mean. If you’re going to make another cell just like yourself, you’ve got to make sure that the next
generation knows what to do; you’ve got to send the right information. Right? So the cell has to make a
copy of the instructions in the DNA—you know, the genetic material. So here’s the deal. The scientists
that study this stage in our life call it ‘Interphase,’ and that’s what’s shown in Exhibit A. This is the time
when we’re really livin’ it up, growing like crazy, making proteins like there’s no tomorrow, and
making little organelles. But then things change in a big way. The cell has gotten too big, you might say.
It’s got to divide. And that’s when the DNA makes a copy of itself.
“Now take a look at the diagrams that show the next steps. All of ’em have special names. There’s early
and late Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, and my favorite, Telophase.”
“Please, tell us the overall gist of what is happening.”
“Well, it’s no mystery. Look here at Exhibit B. The DNA that has made an extra copy of itself gets all
wrapped up into wads you call chromosomes. But each chromosome has two parts, you know, the
original part and the copy. They’re called chromatids—the parts, that is. The two parts of each
chromosome are linked together at a point in their middles.
“So, what happens next?”
“Well, in Exhibit C you see the chromosomes lining up in the center of the cell, and then in Exhibit D
the pairs of chromatids split apart and go off to opposite sides of the cell. They’re pulled there by fibers.
All of the chromosomes are doing the same thing, all at once. Half of their chromatids go to one side
and half go to the other. That way, each side of the cell gets a complete set.”
“Just a moment, Mr. Membrane, where did these fibers come from? It looks like they come from the
“That’s right, but I’m not quite sure as I never have really been around to see that part of the story. I’ve
been told that…”
“Objection. That’s hearsay, Your Honor.”
“Let’s try this again, Mr. Membrane. What have you seen yourself?”
“The chromatids are separated and dragged to the opposite sides of the cell, and that’s when I
reappear—see, that’s me, right here in Exhibit E—in two places, actually. I make a nuclear membrane
that surrounds the chromosomes on both sides of the cell. You know, that’s my job, to surround the
DNA for the two new cells. I’m making two nuclei for the next generation of cells.”
“Let me be sure I have this right. The chromosome material—the DNA—makes a copy of itself, then
bundles itself up so it can move to the center of the cell more easily. The two copies of the DNA are
wound into separate bundles called chromatids that are bound together. They line up in the center of the
cell and then become separated by some fibers that seem to pull them apart. So one set of chromatids (I
presume you call them chromosomes at this point) goes to one side of the cell and the other set goes to
the other side of the cell.”
“That’s right. You see, when the cell starts to divide, that is, when the cytoplasm in the center of the cell
begins to pinch off the two parts, both sides get a complete set of chromosomes. In humans, there are 46
chromosomes. So every time a skin cell makes a copy of itself, both cells get a complete set of 46
chromosomes. Then each cell reverts to Interphase. It’s wonderful, don’t you think?”
“Yes, I do. Thank you for your testimony. Now councilor Oocyte, the witness is yours for cross
Ms. Oocyte Cross Examines
“Thank you, Judge. Now just to be sure I have this right, Mr. Nuclear Membrane, do I understand that
you disappear during this process and reappear at the end?”
“That’s right. I have to sort of break apart in the early Prophase so that the chromosomes can move to
the center of the cell. They couldn’t do this if I were in the way, could they?”
“No, I don’t suppose they could, Mr. Nuclear Membrane. Then the next time you see anything is when
you reassemble around the two new sets of chromosomes on opposite sides of the cell. That’s the reason
Telophase is your favorite time, isn’t it? So everything else you have told us about in between these two
times is mere scuttlebutt, isn’t it?”
“I would hardly call it that. It is well known that…”
“Let’s move on to another question, shall we? Tell me, when the DNA makes a copy of itself, is the
copy always perfect?”
“Well, you know…, most of the time. It has to be…, otherwise the cell might be sick, become cancerous
“But that isn’t what always happens, is it?’
“Ah…, no. I guess not.”
“Isn’t it true that many cells have so-called ‘imperfect copies’ of DNA during mitosis and things aren’t
disastrous? In fact things are often pretty good, aren’t they? Sometimes these somatic mutations turn out
well. I’m thinking of cases where a hair cell on the head of a person like Martha mutates and the person
has a nice stripe of white running through their hair. That’s pretty striking, isn’t it? You wouldn’t say
that is bad would you? Or abnormal? Or a reason to destroy Martha or her mutant cell? No? I thought
not, it depends upon the situation, doesn’t it?”
“Yes, I guess so.”
“No further questions, Your Honor.”
“You may step down, Mr. Nuclear Membrane. And I believe we have had enough testimony for today.
We will resume tomorrow at the same time. Court is in recess.”
1. What are the major events that occur during each of the stages in the life cycle of a cell such as a
skin cell, i.e., Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase, and Cytokinesis? Assume
you are a court reporter that has to explain these stages to your readers with as little jargon as
2. How does cell division differ in prokaryotes and eukaryotes? Clearly, these differences may be
difficult for the prokaryotes in the jury to follow unless you show the similarities and differences.
The Final Paper will be compiled of four parts, outlined as follows:
a. Overview of the paper
a. Personal Worldview: What I believe
i. Answer the 8 questions in The Universe Next Door
b. Dialogical Interview: Interview with someone with a different worldview
i. Who, when, where, and your relationship with interview
ii. Intriguing aspects of interviewee
iii. Complexities, consistencies/inconsistencies, and hidden worldviews
c. Compare and Contrast
i. Compare and Contrast your worldview with the interviewee
ii. What you learned
i. Restatement of the most important parts of the paper
Please revisit your course syllabus to view the rubric that will be used to evaluate your submission.
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700-1500 words (approx. 5-7 pages)
10-12 pt Times New Roman or a similar font.
Double. No extra double space between paragraphs please.
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