Congress and the executive have checks on one another. At times we see congress influence the executive such as the impeachment hearings or the previous Russia investigations, we have seen vetoes and continued threats of government shutdowns. Are these struggles the sign of a healthy system of checks and balances or a further indication of partisan party politics more than a congress or executive that is looking out for the general population. In your opinion does either the executive branch or legislative branch have too much or too little power compared to the other?

Less than a page and no sources required.

If your original test score was BELOW a 60% then write a one page summary (500 words minimum as counted by Microsoft Word, 1 inch margins, Time New Roman font, 12 pt font size, and 1.5 spaced) of why you believe you underperformed, what you could have done differently to have gotten a higher score, and what steps you are taking to fix any problems that you are having. In addition, describe your strategy for preparing for the final exam and some areas where you hope to improve. Finally, reflect back on your first week in the course and discuss some things that you wish you knew then that you have learned (avoid discussing specific topics covered in the class: e.g. don’t write “I wish I knew how to do material balances when I started this class”). It is also a World Cup year so choose a team to root for from the current participants and briefly describe why you are rooting for them.

In this assignment, you will identify and critique the use of science in a popular science fiction film or
novel. The critique will comment on whether the science is correct or incorrect, using references to
popular books on the subject, the Kaku text, or other popular science readings focused on analyzing
Hollywood science. You can also use your instructor as a knowledgeable resource to determine if your
choice of science fiction work will help you complete the assignment. Any science fiction work may be
used except for The Naked Sun by Asimov.
Assignment Guidelines
The paper should be approximately 600 words in length, so you should narrow your focus to one or two
instances of science being used correctly or incorrectly in the work. Make sure you address the following
in your review:
1. Provide brief context: Identify and describe a scene in the film or a passage in the text where the
science concept you identify becomes an important plot device.
2. Provide background: Identify what we know about the scientific concept today. Explain this
concept as if you are describing the phenomena to a neighbor.
3. Evaluate the use of science: How does the work take liberty with bending science or use correct
science in the situation to move the plot along?
Moreover, make sure to:
• Write using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
•Construct and organize ideas into paragraphs.
•Use correct citations for all sources used in your analysis according to a style guide (MLA or
APA), and reference these citations at the end of the paper.
One of these sources should be the film/text itself, one should be a primary source used
to explain the science concept, and at least one additional source should be used, which
may include a credible article found on the Internet about the science in the film or novel.
Examples of primary sources, accessible from the library in eBook format, available to assist with
identifying the use of science in film:
• Kaku, M. (2008). Physics of the Impossible (the required text for this course)
• Perkowitz, S (2007). Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, and the End of the World
• Krauss, L. (1995). Physics of Star Trek
In addition, many websites comment on the science contained in popular science fiction films. Please be
careful about evaluating the credibility of these sites. It is best to corroborate descriptions of scientific
phenomena with multiple sources to gain confidence in the proposed explanations. For websites that tend
to do a better job with the science, visit and
A second option is to review a work appearing on lists of the least accurate science fiction novels or films.
The Popular Mechanics article “The 10 Most (and Least) Accurate Sci-Fi Movies” is a good resource for
this information.
Using Google to search the web will also help find sites describing the science in science fiction works. If
your search begins with the phrase “Science of [Insert name of work]” you will usually find a few sites that
will critique the work according to how well the science is portrayed in the film or novel.
Start with one of the books above (Hollywood Science or Physics of the Impossible) and read about an
instance in which science is stretched in a science fiction film or novel. Then, view or read the movie or
book to understand the context so you can frame the science concept to be explored within the plot or
Remember, this critique is not meant to see if you can identify all aspects of the misuse of science in a
science fiction work. You should aim to identify one or two missteps and do a great job in reporting why
the universe doesn’t operate the way it is presented in the science fiction work.

Assignment: Small Business Expansion Strategy

Have you ever gone on a trip and wished you could have packed your favorite local small business in your suitcase and taken it with you? What is so special about this business that it would make you want to have its services or products available to you wherever you are located?

For this Assignment, you will identify a local small business in your area, and develop a strategy for expanding that business in either a regional, national, or global market.

In your 2- to 3-page paper, be sure to address the following:

  • Identify the business you selected, and provide a brief description of the services provided.
  • Identify which geographic market you selected (regional, national, or global).
  • Why do you believe the business could succeed in this new geographic market?
  • What are the benefits of expanding into this geographic market?
  • What are the risks of expanding into this market?
  • What obstacles will the business have to overcome? Take into consideration seasonality and supply chain management (i.e. vendors, raw materials, in-bound logistics).
  • What strategies will help lead the business to success over the initial year of the expansion? Justify your response.
  • What strategies will help lead the business to success over the next three to five years? Justify your response.
  • How will the business maintain its branding while expanding into the new geographic market?

Your job is to write a director’s concept for Water by the Spoonful addressing the following questions:

What themes are present in Water by the Spoonful? How do you plan to highlight those themes?

What is the mood/atmosphere of this piece? How do you plan to create that mood/atmosphere?

What artifacts in the characters’ lives might be part of the physical environment? In what ways is
the environment personalized? Is one character’s point of view more important than another’s in
determining the details of the physical environment? Does someone seem to own or dominate
the space?

What are the basic actions of the characters in the play? What are the necessary entrances and
exits and the physical actions that the stage space must accommodate and support? What
importance will you give to the online portions of the play? How will you direct your designers to
tackle the online world of the play?

1) Watch this one reality as it is.. (Links to an external site.)How do you normally

2) Why do we not see PEOPLE as who they actually are – but rather as we want to see them?

3) Use examples from the book to explain Cameron Russell’s talk. (Links to an external site.)

Availability heuristic
Explicit attitude
Implicit Association Test
Representativeness heuristic

4) Using what we know from the class – Please go back to Chapter 1 again – use the Vocab from chapter 1 to explain – Why do be conform? Why do we follow authority? Why don’t some of us?

Collective self-esteem
Group cohesion
Group polarization
Shared mental model
Social facilitation

What makes the lone nut?? (Links to an external site.)This leads to (the second video is hard to watch for me so if you are sensitive just read the transcript). What causes people to be EVIL? (Links to an external site.)

Use examples to explain what the video is about!


Principles of Finance I

Read the Minicase on pages 55-56 in your textbook. After reading through the case and taking notes, you will respond to questions A through R. In addition to your textbook, you should use at least two additional scholarly sources to support your answers.

Business School Assignment Instructions

The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:

Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example below.

Use font size 12 and 1” margins.

Include cover page and reference page.

At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.

No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.

Use at least three references from outside the course material; one reference must be from EBSCOhost. Text book, lectures, and other materials in the course may be used, but are not counted toward the three reference requirement.

Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.

References must come from sources such as scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost or on Google Scholar, government websites and publications, reputable news media (e.g. CNN , The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times) websites and publications, etc. Sources such as Wikis, Yahoo Answers, eHow, blogs, etc. are not acceptable for academic writing.


Writing Assignment: Short and Sweet

To escape unjust imprisonment, you have become Scheherazade of the detention hall. You have written a flash fiction story and posted it for peer review to the Discussion: Share and Share Alike link. Now you must consider the feedback you received carefully and rework your story following these guidelines and questions to focus your revision work:

  1. Length
    • Is my story short enough—under 750 words? What else can I remove?
    • Remove anything that is not important to creating the characters, moving the plot forward, or setting up the surprise ending
    • Remove any extra wordiness or repetition that is not purposeful
  2. Language
    • Are the words chosen carefully for connotation (tone)?
    • Are your phrases/images unexpected, memorable, or clever? (Remove clichés)
    • Are active verbs used consistently?
    • Is the last sentence your strongest? (Make it so!)
  3. Imagery/Symbolism
    • What is the controlling image/symbol? Is this the best choice you could make?
    • Which adjective could be used to “push” the meaning of that image?
    • Have you used the image to your advantage every time it appears? Could it be used in other places or in better ways?
  4. Surprise (Ironic/Humorous/Twist Ending)
    • How is your story surprising (but still focused)?
    • Do you telegraph your twist? (If so, rewrite it.)
    • Is the audience going to get it? (If not, figure out a way to make it clearer.)

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the Learning Resources as well as the SPSS resources found in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Review, download, and install the SPSS software on your computer using the IBM SPSS Version 23 Installation and Registration document for PC or for MAC in this week’s Learning Resources.
  • Using the SPSS software, open the Afrobarometer dataset or the High School Longitudinal Study dataset (whichever you choose) found in this week’s Learning Resources and then choose two variables that interest you.

For this Assignment:

Write a 1- to 2-page summary and include the following:

  • A description of what the each of the variables measure.
  • A description of the unit of analysis.
  • A description and explanation of the levels of measurement for each variable (i.e., nominal, ordinal, interval, ratio).
  • Explain how you might conceive these variables to be used to answer a social change question. What might be the implications for social change?

Support your summary using appropriate scholarly citations and references. Use proper APA format.