Design a project, upgrading field technician (Computer Repair & Networking) upgrading from using paper work orders to Smartphone and Pads to communicate completed jobs during their route each day and add more out in the field services that a Smartphone and Pads can support. This is the core of any project plan used to communicate what tasks are needed and the order of sequence to be done to meet deadlines and deliverables. At a minimum the section will contain the following: Business requirements document (BRD) that provides additional details regarding the expectations (such as user, system, and functional) that must be met for achieving project goals Work breakdown structure (WBS) showing discrete work tasks and grouped hierarchically that helps to organize and define the total work scope of the project Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings. The allocation and cost of resources need to be carefully monitored if a project is to be delivered on-time and on-budget.

Design a project, upgrading field technician (Computer Repair & Networking) upgrading from using paper work orders to Smartphone and Pads to communicate completed jobs during their route each day and add more out in the field services that a Smartphone and Pads can support.

This is the core of any project plan used to communicate what tasks are needed and the order of sequence to be done to meet deadlines and deliverables. 

At a minimum the section will contain the following: 

Business requirements document (BRD) that provides additional details regarding the expectations (such as user, system, and functional) that must be met for achieving project goals

Work breakdown structure (WBS) showing discrete work tasks and grouped hierarchically that helps to organize and define the total work scope of the project

Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings.
The allocation and cost of resources need to be carefully monitored if a project is to be delivered on-time and on-budget.

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cenario, Design a project, upgrading field technician (Computer Repair & Networking) upgrading from using paper work orders to Smartphone and Pads to communicate completed jobs during their route each day and add more out in the field services that a Smartphone and Pads can support. A project must be executed effectively and with minimal waste to establish confidence. A plan for performance measurement requires identifying which critical element should be measured, how they are measured, and when they are measured to communicate if the project is on track. At a minimum the section will contain the following: Measurable objectives identified as milestones on the Gantt chart Risk mitigation strategy for analyzing and reporting unplanned changes as well what procedures you will plan to implement for handling change control issues Description of project reporting regarding the on-going evaluation and status of project efforts to stakeholder and participants on the project team Method for determining whether the project has met its objectives and how the project is terminated Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings

cenario,
Design a project, upgrading field technician (Computer Repair & Networking) upgrading from using paper work orders to Smartphone and Pads to communicate completed jobs during their route each day and add more out in the field services that a Smartphone and Pads can support.

A project must be executed effectively and with minimal waste to establish confidence. A plan for performance measurement requires identifying which critical element should be measured, how they are measured, and when they are measured to communicate if the project is on track. 

At a minimum the section will contain the following: 

Measurable objectives identified as milestones on the Gantt chart

Risk mitigation strategy for analyzing and reporting unplanned changes as well what procedures you will plan to implement for handling change control issues

Description of project reporting regarding the on-going evaluation and status of project efforts to stakeholder and participants on the project team

Method for determining whether the project has met its objectives and how the project is terminated

Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings

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Scenario, Design a project, upgrading field technician (Computer Repair & Networking) upgrading from using paper work orders to Smartphone and Pads to communicate completed jobs during their route each day and add more out in the field services that a Smartphone and Pads can support. At a minimum this section will contain the following: Allocation of resources to project tasks (both labor and material) Cost estimates for project resources Gantt diagram showing duration estimates for all tasks and their sequencing (including precedence relations) and highlighting any critical path(s) arising from task dependencies ultimately determining the minimal duration of a project In addition summarize any relevant facts about the project duration, number or type of resources, critical task sequencing, or how duration estimates were arrived at, and any financial implications (for example, budget or cost reports of the project as well) Develop a baseline for your project plan so that all future variances are captured. Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings.

Scenario,
Design a project, upgrading field technician (Computer Repair & Networking) upgrading from using paper work orders to Smartphone and Pads to communicate completed jobs during their route each day and add more out in the field services that a Smartphone and Pads can support.


At a minimum this section will contain the following: 

Allocation of resources to project tasks (both labor and material)
Cost estimates for project resources
Gantt diagram showing duration estimates for all tasks and their sequencing (including precedence relations) and highlighting any critical path(s) arising from task dependencies ultimately determining the minimal duration of a project 

In addition summarize any relevant facts about the project duration, number or type of resources, critical task sequencing, or how duration estimates were arrived at, and any financial implications (for example, budget or cost reports of the project as well) 

Develop a baseline for your project plan so that all future variances are captured.

Write 3 to 4 pages on your findings.

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In a design team meeting, you and the other team members are reviewing your final concerns before planning the deployment of your online banking system’s distributed network. • List 3–5 challenges of deploying tiered software applications. • List your top 2 deployment concerns for the online banking system you have designed, along with your rationale for each.. o Suggest possible solutions for each of their deployment concerns.

In a design team meeting, you and the other team members are reviewing your final concerns before planning the deployment of your online banking system's distributed network.
•	List 3–5 challenges of deploying tiered software applications.
•	List your top 2 deployment concerns for the online banking system you have designed, along with your rationale for each.. 
o	Suggest possible solutions for each of their deployment concerns.

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Moneyball, a book by Michael Lewis (2003), highlights how creativity, framing, and robust technical analysis all played a part in the development of a new approach to talent management in baseball. It also exhibited great examples of the biases and psychological pitfalls that plague decision makers. Review the article “Who’s on First?” by Thaler & Sunstein (2003) from this module’s assigned readings. This article reviews the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis. Write a critique of the article including the following points: Examine why sabermetric-based player evaluation is such a shock to other executives in baseball. Evaluate why Beane is much more effective in his success by constructing a matrix of pitfalls and heuristics that highlight the differences between Beane’s team and other executives. Moneyball highlights how people tend to overestimate the likelihood of success and end up facing financial loss—in this case, it meant forfeiting millions of dollars. Analyze a professional or personal decision (yours or otherwise) that highlights this predilection in spite of substantial losses. Explain how you would apply Moneyball’s management lessons in your own endeavors. Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________- Assignment 2: Discussion—Munger’s Mental Models In his article “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom as it Relates to Investment Management & Business,” Charles Munger (1995) wrote about tools, techniques, and critical skills that great managers need to develop. Consider Munger’s thoughts on the importance of mental models. Respond to the following: In your own words, describe what Munger means by mental models. Examine how Munger’s concept of mental models has changed your ideas of decision making in investment management and business. Describe at least one example from your own experience where your perspective or experience provided a mode of thought that brought new light to a discussion or a tough decision. Explain how this experience has affected your decision-making process. Munger, C. T. (1995). A lesson on elementary, worldly wisdom as it relates to investment management & business. Outstanding Investor Digest, 1, 49–63. By Saturday, June 24, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Monday, June 26, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Moneyball, a book by Michael Lewis (2003), highlights how creativity, framing, and robust technical analysis all played a part in the development of a new approach to talent management in baseball. It also exhibited great examples of the biases and psychological pitfalls that plague decision makers.

Review the article “Who’s on First?” by Thaler & Sunstein (2003) from this module’s assigned readings. This article reviews the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis.

Write a critique of the article including the following points:

Examine why sabermetric-based player evaluation is such a shock to other executives in baseball. Evaluate why Beane is much more effective in his success by constructing a matrix of pitfalls and heuristics that highlight the differences between Beane’s team and other executives. Moneyball highlights how people tend to overestimate the likelihood of success and end up facing financial loss—in this case, it meant forfeiting millions of dollars. Analyze a professional or personal decision (yours or otherwise) that highlights this predilection in spite of substantial losses. Explain how you would apply Moneyball’s management lessons in your own endeavors. Write a 3–5-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________-

Assignment 2: Discussion—Munger’s Mental Models

In his article “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom as it Relates to Investment Management & Business,” Charles Munger (1995) wrote about tools, techniques, and critical skills that great managers need to develop.

Consider Munger’s thoughts on the importance of mental models. Respond to the following:

In your own words, describe what Munger means by mental models. Examine how Munger’s concept of mental models has changed your ideas of decision making in investment management and business. Describe at least one example from your own experience where your perspective or experience provided a mode of thought that brought new light to a discussion or a tough decision. Explain how this experience has affected your decision-making process. Munger, C. T. (1995). A lesson on elementary, worldly wisdom as it relates to investment management & business. Outstanding Investor Digest, 1, 49–63.

By Saturday, June 24, 2017, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Monday, June 26, 2017, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

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Assignment: Application: Using the Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom Continuum Have you ever gone online to search for a journal article on a specific topic? It is amazing to see the large number of journals that are available in the health care field. When you view the library in its entirety, you are viewing untapped data. Until you actually research for your particular topic, there is little structure. Once you have narrowed it down, you have information and once you apply the information, you have knowledge. Eventually, after thoughtful research and diligent practice, you reach the level of wisdom—knowledge applied in meaningful ways. Are there areas in your practice that you believe should be more fully explored? The central aims of nursing informatics are to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. This continuum represents the overarching structure of nursing informatics. In this Assignment, you develop a research question relevant to your practice area and relate how you would work through the progression from data to information, knowledge, and wisdom. To prepare: 1. Review the information in Figure 6–2 in Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge. 2. Develop a clinical question related to your area of practice that you would like to explore. 3. Consider what you currently know about this topic. What additional information would you need to answer the question? 4. Using the continuum of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom, determine how you would go about researching your question. a. Explore the available databases in the Walden Library. Identify which of these databases you would use to find the information or data you need. b. Once you have identified useful databases, how would you go about finding the most relevant articles and information? c. Consider how you would extract the relevant information from the articles. d. How would you take the information and organize it in a way that was useful? How could you take the step from simply having useful knowledge to gaining wisdom? Write a 3- to 4-page paper that addresses the following: 1. Summarize the question you developed, and then relate how you would work through the four steps of the data, information, knowledge, wisdom continuum. Be specific. a. Identify the databases and search words you would use. b. Relate how you would take the information gleaned and turn it into usable knowledge. 2. Can informatics be used to gain wisdom? Describe how you would progress from simply having useful knowledge to the wisdom to make decisions about the information you have found during your database search. Your paper must also include a title page, an introduction, a summary, and a reference page

Assignment: Application: Using the Data/Information/Knowledge/Wisdom Continuum Have you ever gone online to search for a journal article on a specific topic? It is amazing to see the large number of journals that are available in the health care field. When you view the library in its entirety, you are viewing untapped data. Until you actually research for your particular topic, there is little structure. Once you have narrowed it down, you have information and once you apply the information, you have knowledge. Eventually, after thoughtful research and diligent practice, you reach the level of wisdom—knowledge applied in meaningful ways. Are there areas in your practice that you believe should be more fully explored? The central aims of nursing informatics are to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom. This continuum represents the overarching structure of nursing informatics. In this Assignment, you develop a research question relevant to your practice area and relate how you would work through the progression from data to information, knowledge, and wisdom. To prepare: 1. Review the information in Figure 6–2 in Nursing Informatics and the Foundation of Knowledge. 2. Develop a clinical question related to your area of practice that you would like to explore. 3. Consider what you currently know about this topic. What additional information would you need to answer the question? 4. Using the continuum of data, information, knowledge, and wisdom, determine how you would go about researching your question.

a. Explore the available databases in the Walden Library. Identify which of these databases you would use to find the information or data you need. b. Once you have identified useful databases, how would you go about finding the most relevant articles and information? c. Consider how you would extract the relevant information from the articles. d. How would you take the information and organize it in a way that was useful? How could you take the step from simply having useful knowledge to gaining wisdom?

Write a 3- to 4-page paper that addresses the following:

1. Summarize the question you developed, and then relate how you would work through the four steps of the data, information, knowledge, wisdom continuum. Be specific. a. Identify the databases and search words you would use. b. Relate how you would take the information gleaned and turn it into usable knowledge. 2. Can informatics be used to gain wisdom? Describe how you would progress from simply having useful knowledge to the wisdom to make decisions about the information you have found during your database search.

Your paper must also include a title page, an introduction, a summary, and a reference page

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Read CPA Horizons 2025 found in the DeVry online library. In the document, 10 themes emerged that give insight into how the profession is conducting and will conduct business, serve clients and employers, attract and retain employees and new business and remain competitive in the marketplace throughout the next 15 years. In 3-4 pages (12-pt type, double-spaced) summarize the four themes that you believe are the most important to the accounting profession and the impacts on the profession. Do you agree with the impacts? Can you think of more impacts? Do you agree with the ten themes? Are there any you would add?

Read CPA Horizons 2025 found in the DeVry online library. In the document, 10 themes emerged that give insight into how the profession is conducting and will conduct business, serve clients and employers, attract and retain employees and new business and remain competitive in the marketplace throughout the next 15 years. In 3-4 pages (12-pt type, double-spaced) summarize the four themes that you believe are the most important to the accounting profession and the impacts on the profession. Do you agree with the impacts? Can you think of more impacts? Do you agree with the ten themes? Are there any you would add?

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Write: Using the APA Paper Template provided, prepare a minimum 350- word, not-to-exceed 700-word research paper to estimate how many people in your community suffer from under-nutrition or malnutrition, and address the following: Has this problem increased or decreased in the last 5-years? 10-years? Explain. What are the basic causes of this hunger problem, and what is being done to alleviate it? Describe your own plan for improving efforts to reduce hunger in your community. MUST include an APA formatted title page, reference page, and in-text citations. MUST include references to support your findings. Use APA paper template (attached) If you are having trouble finding information about your specific community, you can prepare the paper based on county, or state information.

Write: Using the APA Paper Template provided, prepare a minimum 350- word, not-to-exceed 700-word research paper to estimate how many people in your community suffer from under-nutrition or malnutrition, and address the following: Has this problem increased or decreased in the last 5-years? 10-years? Explain. What are the basic causes of this hunger problem, and what is being done to alleviate it? Describe your own plan for improving efforts to reduce hunger in your community. MUST include an APA formatted title page, reference page, and in-text citations. MUST include references to support your findings. Use APA paper template (attached) If you are having trouble finding information about your specific community, you can prepare the paper based on county, or state information.

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Question 1 In Practice Problem in Chapter 5 in the core text (Sullivan, 2012). Question 2 Read the Framingham study data setView in a new window into R. The dataset is a subset of the data collected as part of the Framingham study and includes ID (unique identification number for each participant), sex (participant sex, 1 denotes men and 2 denotes women), age (age at exam, years), BMI (Body Mass Index, weight in kilograms/height meters squared) and SYSBP (Systolic Blood Pressure, mean of last two of three measurements in mmHg) data on 3,246 participants. NOTE: Although the dataset contains Framingham data ‘as collected’ by Framingham investigators, specific methods were employed to ensure an anonymous dataset that protects patient confidentiality; therefore, this dataset is inappropriate for publication purposes. How would you apply what you learned in the course to describe or comment the SYSBP data in the Framingham study? (2 points) The following R codes may help you address the question. #Read the data into R by choosing the file interactively proj <- read.csv(file.choose(),header=TRUE) #Alternatively, read the data into R by specifying the path and filename, #for example,C:/Downloads/dataset_project_mph607.csv #Please note that the backslash of a path name in Windows has a collision with a R syntax #We have to either replace the backslashes with forward slashes or put two backslashes where there should be one proj <- read.csv("C:/Downloads/dataset_project_mph607.csv",header=TRUE) #Check whether all data have been read in dim(proj) #The R output should be "[1] 3246 5", which means 3246 rows and 5 columns #Rows represent participants and columns represent variables #For example, the first row contains the data for the subject with ID 7351212 #Obtain descriptive statistics of the variable summary(proj$SYSBP) sd(proj$SYSBP) #Obtain the histogram of the variable hist(proj$SYSBP, breaks="Sturges", col="darkgray") Question 3 Question 7 in Practice Problem in Chapter 5 in the core text (Sullivan, 2012).

Question 1
In Practice Problem in Chapter 5 in the core text (Sullivan, 2012).

Question 2
Read the Framingham study data setView in a new window into R. The dataset is a subset of the data collected as part of the Framingham study and includes ID (unique identification number for each participant), sex (participant sex, 1 denotes men and 2 denotes women), age (age at exam, years), BMI (Body Mass Index, weight in kilograms/height meters squared) and SYSBP (Systolic Blood Pressure, mean of last two of three measurements in mmHg) data on 3,246 participants. NOTE: Although the dataset contains Framingham data ‘as collected’ by Framingham investigators, specific methods were employed to ensure an anonymous dataset that protects patient confidentiality; therefore, this dataset is inappropriate for publication purposes.
How would you apply what you learned in the course to describe or comment the SYSBP data in the Framingham study? (2 points)
The following R codes may help you address the question.
#Read the data into R by choosing the file interactively
proj <- read.csv(file.choose(),header=TRUE)
#Alternatively, read the data into R by specifying the path and filename,
#for example,C:/Downloads/dataset_project_mph607.csv
#Please note that the backslash of a path name in Windows has a collision with a R syntax
#We have to either replace the backslashes with forward slashes or put two backslashes where there should be one
proj <- read.csv(“C:/Downloads/dataset_project_mph607.csv”,header=TRUE)
#Check whether all data have been read in
dim(proj)
#The R output should be “[1] 3246 5″, which means 3246 rows and 5 columns
#Rows represent participants and columns represent variables
#For example, the first row contains the data for the subject with ID 7351212
#Obtain descriptive statistics of the variable
summary(proj$SYSBP)
sd(proj$SYSBP)
#Obtain the histogram of the variable
hist(proj$SYSBP, breaks=”Sturges”, col=”darkgray”)

Question 3
Question 7 in Practice Problem in Chapter 5 in the core text (Sullivan, 2012).

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Guidelines for Draft Keyword Essay Due at the start of class on December 7 and online via SafeAssign on the course BlackBoard site before the start of class on December 7th. These drafts will be graded and available for pick up from my office (G202B) between 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM on December 14th. Given the tight turnaround for returning your first drafts to you, late essays cannot be accepted – either in hardcopy or online. Please do not request exceptions to this rule. 5 to 8 pages (typed, double-spaced, using 12-point font and one-inch margins), 15 points Building on your work on the thematic filmography, the second stage of the keyword project requires a draft essay that presents a preliminary version of your keyword analysis. Think of the draft essay as your first opportunity to work out the central argument of the project, to organize the main theoretical points, and to clearly demonstrate key contradictions and/or paradoxes the analysis is designed to reveal. The point at this stage is to provide a fully worked out draft of the final project. Proceed as follows – 1. State a well-crafted and conceptually sophisticated central thesis or argument that engages concepts and theories introduced in the readings. The argument must be about the selected keyword, its theoretical significance and political implications. I should find your thesis/argument within the first two paragraphs of the essay. 2. Citing relevant authors we have read over the semester, introduce the main theoretical points, key characteristic elements and internal contradictions, historical shifts it has endured, and contradictions and/or paradoxes that are central to the selected keyword. I should get a clear idea of what your selected keyword means, key shifts and contradictions your analysis seeks to pursue, and why the argument is important. 3. Incorporating examples of films/TV programs from your filmography, offer a critical analysis of how various media texts have treated, engaged and/or expressed your selected keyword. Using material from the media texts in your filmography as evidence for your argument, provide well thought out and clear connections between your theoretical/historical discussion of the keyword and specific examples of films/TV programs. I should get a clear idea from the analysis of how examples from your filmography support the central argument you are making in the analysis. For example, if your analysis tracks how archetypes of the “ebony saint” or “black matriarch” have shifted across time, the essay must connect specific illustrative examples drawn from your filmography with your theoretical discussion of the power of these cultural archetypes. If your analysis pursues media images that dramatize the political philosophies of racial integration or nationalism, the essay should link specific illustrative examples from your filmography to reveal how media images work to celebrate, or vilify, these political philosophies. If your analysis tracks historical shifts in the powerful scopophilic operations of the “racial gaze,” the essay must connect illustrative examples from your filmography to your theoretical discussion of what is at stake in these shifting dynamics of the gaze. 4. Organize the analysis clearly and coherently so it moves logically from one point to the next – without repetition or sudden jumps as you move from one point to the next. To enhance the coherence and clarity of the discussion, you are encouraged to divide the discussion into sub-sections, and give each sub-section a descriptive title or heading. The draft essay must be accompanied by a working bibliography of works cited. The bibliography does not count toward the page requirement. GRADING CRITERIA • Does the essay state the central thesis or argument for the project within the first two paragraphs? Is the thesis well crafted and conceptually sophisticated? Does it engage with concepts/theories from the readings? • Does the essay provide the reader with a good sense of the main theoretical points that the selected keyword engages? Will the reader understand the keyword – its significance, the shifts it has endured, its internal contradictions – from your discussion? Does this theoretical discussion engage with – and cite – specific authors? • Does the analysis offer clear connections between films/TV programs included in your filmography and the theoretical discussion of the keyword? Do these connections serve as good evidence to support the central thesis or argument? • Is the analysis clearly organized? Have you divided the discussion into coherent sub- sections? Have you given each sub-section a descriptive title or heading? • Does the essay run 5 to 8 pages in length (typed, double-spaced, using 12-point font and one-inch margins)? • Is the essay accompanied by a working bibliography of works cited? • Have you proofread the document at least twice before submitting? Your work will be graded down if the writing shows poor syntax, grammar or spelling mistakes. • Are your pages numbered and stapled together?

Guidelines for Draft Keyword Essay
Due at the start of class on December 7 and online via SafeAssign on the course BlackBoard site before the start of class on December 7th. These drafts will be graded and available for pick up from my office (G202B) between 12:00 noon and 4:00 PM on December 14th. Given the tight turnaround for returning your first drafts to you, late essays cannot be accepted – either in hardcopy or online. Please do not request exceptions to this rule.
5 to 8 pages (typed, double-spaced, using 12-point font and one-inch margins), 15 points

Building on your work on the thematic filmography, the second stage of the keyword project requires a draft essay that presents a preliminary version of your keyword analysis. Think of the draft essay as your first opportunity to work out the central argument of the project, to organize the main theoretical points, and to clearly demonstrate key contradictions and/or paradoxes the analysis is designed to reveal. The point at this stage is to provide a fully worked out draft of the final project. Proceed as follows –

1. State a well-crafted and conceptually sophisticated central thesis or argument that engages concepts and theories introduced in the readings. The argument must be about the selected keyword, its theoretical significance and political implications. I should find your thesis/argument within the first two paragraphs of the essay.
2. Citing relevant authors we have read over the semester, introduce the main theoretical points, key characteristic elements and internal contradictions, historical shifts it has endured, and contradictions and/or paradoxes that are central to the selected keyword. I should get a clear idea of what your selected keyword means, key shifts and contradictions your analysis seeks to pursue, and why the argument is important.
3. Incorporating examples of films/TV programs from your filmography, offer a critical analysis of how various media texts have treated, engaged and/or expressed your selected keyword. Using material from the media texts in your filmography as evidence for your argument, provide well thought out and clear connections between your theoretical/historical discussion of the keyword and specific examples of films/TV programs. I should get a clear idea from the analysis of how examples from your filmography support the central argument you are making in the analysis. For example, if your analysis tracks how archetypes of the “ebony saint” or “black matriarch” have shifted across time, the essay must connect specific illustrative examples drawn from your filmography with your theoretical discussion of the power of these cultural archetypes. If your analysis pursues media images that dramatize the political philosophies of racial integration or nationalism, the essay should link specific illustrative examples from your filmography to reveal how media images work to celebrate, or vilify, these political philosophies.

If your analysis tracks historical shifts in the powerful scopophilic operations of the “racial gaze,” the essay must connect illustrative examples from your filmography to your theoretical discussion of what is at stake in these shifting dynamics of the gaze.

4. Organize the analysis clearly and coherently so it moves logically from one point to the next – without repetition or sudden jumps as you move from one point to the next. To enhance the
coherence and clarity of the discussion, you are encouraged to divide the discussion into sub-sections, and give each sub-section a descriptive title or heading.

The draft essay must be accompanied by a working bibliography of works cited. The bibliography does not count toward the page requirement.
GRADING CRITERIA
• Does the essay state the central thesis or argument for the project within the first two paragraphs? Is the thesis well crafted and conceptually sophisticated? Does it engage with concepts/theories from the readings?
• Does the essay provide the reader with a good sense of the main theoretical points that the selected keyword engages? Will the reader understand the keyword – its significance, the shifts it has endured, its internal contradictions – from your discussion? Does this theoretical discussion engage with – and cite – specific authors?
• Does the analysis offer clear connections between films/TV programs included in your filmography and the theoretical discussion of the keyword? Do these connections serve as good evidence to support the central thesis or argument?
• Is the analysis clearly organized? Have you divided the discussion into coherent sub- sections? Have you given each sub-section a descriptive title or heading?
• Does the essay run 5 to 8 pages in length (typed, double-spaced, using 12-point font and one-inch margins)?
• Is the essay accompanied by a working bibliography of works cited?
• Have you proofread the document at least twice before submitting? Your work will be graded
down if the writing shows poor syntax, grammar or spelling mistakes.
• Are your pages numbered and stapled together?

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