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Question 6 a) Do life and general insurance companies have different uses of funds? If so, explain how they differ and what the reasons for this difference are. If not, exxplain how life and 9general insurance providers invest their funds. b) Explain the rationale behind capital adequacy requirements underpinning the Basel III accord. What is their purpose, and how do they restrict the operations of banks. In your answer use a hypothetical excample to show how capital adequacy standards work in an Australian setting. Please ensure that your answer is succinct and to the point, and be mindful of the word limit for the excam. [3+4]=7 marks END OF EXAMINATION


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Writing 1020F: Introduction to University Essay Writing

Writing 1020F: Introduction to University Essay Writing

A Rhetorical Analysis (10%)

“A rhetorical analysis requires you to step back from a text and consider it from multiple perspectives. Writing a rhetorical analysis can give you a heightened awareness of a text and a better appreciation of what the author accomplished” (Faigley 84).

An important preliminary note: yes, these instructions are long, but that’s because I tell you everything you need to know in order to be successful. Thus, read the instructions carefully. Study them. Learn from them. Be smart and take your time. Also, and this is very important, as this may be a type of assignment you’ve never done before, whatever you do, do not panic. It’s normal to feel uncertain. It’s normal to feel a little anxious. It’s normal to not know exactly what to do at the start.

The answer to all these problems is not to rush to me to fix them for you. The answer is to read the instructions, not once, but several times. The answer is to think, to reflect, to take a few days to allow the ideas to soak into your brain. The answer is to return to the course readings and read them. Above all, the answer is to continue to remind yourself that you can do this assignment. The university has allowed you to join: they must believe that you have the skills and abilities to succeed. Ultimately, remember, too, that it is my job to work with you to answer your questions and to help you forward. Thus, do not hesitate to be in communication with me, and we can discuss your approach to the assignment. Know, however, that my first question will be to ask you what you have done to help yourself to understand the assignment. You got this!

Purpose and Audience

In this assignment, please write an essay, a rhetorical analysis of Chief Superintendent Chris Leather’s statement from January 8th, 2021, regarding the delay of an emergency alert (see the attached pdf file). Essentially, a rhetorical analysis is an examination of the rhetorical situation of a given piece of writing: an examination of the relationship between a text’s writer, audience, purpose, contexts, argument, and writing style. Be sure to complete the readings for weeks one and two; especially review the discussion of “genre” and “voice” in chapter one of Academic Writing, our course text.

The instructions below provide further details on the type of analysis required and how to complete it. Your audience is your professor. Write to convince him that you can respond intelligently and in an analytical manner to a text and write a formal paper in an academic style. Take some time to think about me as your audience. Analyze the issue. What does Rowat want? What is he likely looking for? How should I write for him to get what I want?

Invention/Drafting/Research Strategies

Before developing your draft, complete the readings for weeks one and two. Be sure to consider the issues of the writing situation, which are relevant to the analysis you will be performing in this assignment.

Work carefully at least twice through Leather’s text, taking notes and slowly developing your ideas. Your aim is to analyze the text in order to understand more clearly how it functions as a piece of writing.

In order to develop your work, research the situation of the text. Search online for meaningful sources that help to explain who Leather is, and what the context is for his writing, and also what his audience may have been thinking. What sorts of considerations were likely important to the writer as he crafted this work? What was happening in the context that likely encouraged the writer to make particular rhetorical choices and not others? As a further aid, I have identified several online sources—listed in the “bibliography” to the Leather communication—that I would like you to read and consider in order to develop your analysis.

What should your response discuss?

Keep in mind that your essay should not be a summary, nor should it be a critical commentary on Leather’s ideas. The purpose of your essay is not simply to summarize or to discuss the issue of police policy but to provide an analysis of the rhetorical situation. What does a rhetorical analysis entail? A rhetorical analysis is a consideration of the relationship between a context (audience, purpose, and

“reality”) and the style of a piece of writing (diction, sentence structure, content, figurative language, organization, tone, purpose and so forth).

Similarly, do not let your essay become an evaluation of the content. The assignment is not be an evaluation, but an analysis of the rhetoric. Your work, here, does not involve explaining what the writer should have done, or explaining what you think the quality of the text is, in a general way. This assignment is asking you to identify particular rhetorical features of the text and to explain why the writer chose to include those features, and to explain that logic by referring to the elements of the rhetorical situation. You’re trying to prove that you understand how rhetoric works, how writing and communication works. You’re trying to show that you can explain how this particular writer makes rhetorical choices based on the situation he is in.

As an aspect of your analysis, focus on the text’s argument: does the text have an argument, or does it have another purpose other than argumentation? if the text is argumentative, what is the thesis? how does the writer construct the argument? If the writing is not argumentative, is it expository? If so, what is the writer’s purpose in giving information?

Make sure that your essay discusses rhetoric, that is, issues of audience, purpose, and context, but also aspects of language: diction (word choice), style, content, phrasing, figurative language, and so forth. In addition, because your essay will be only three pages or so, be very selective in your approach; choose representative features of the text in order to make your claims. Be sure to quote the statement directly in order to illustrate your ideas.

Once you have finished your final draft, be sure to use the spelling and grammar checking software that is a part of your word processor. Finally, print a copy of your work, and edit it one last time in hardcopy to detect errors that may not have appeared onscreen.

A Special Warning: in the course of teaching about rhetoric, I typically touch on the issue of persuasive appeals. They are a small but important part of rhetoric. Note, that there are three general categories of appeal: logos, pathos, and ethos. These roughly correspond to arguments based on logic, feeling, and authorial character. Sometimes students working on the rhetorical analysis make a terrible mistake. Once they see those three points, they get sort of excited. That magic number does something to their brains. “Aha!,” they think, “an answer to my problem!” Sure enough, they write to me. “Would it be good for me to write one paragraph on logos, one on pathos, and one on ethos?”. Well, to be sure, it’s a terrible idea. And let me explain why. This assignment is asking students to write about how the rhetorical situation relates to the style of the writing. The three persuasive claims are a small part of rhetorical situation; however, if the writing under scrutiny is not even argumentative, then logos, pathos, and ethos are probably not relevant at all. (As I teach, “ethos” is a part of every piece of writing, so you might choose not to ignore it!). Students need to be writing about author, reality, and audience! Basically, students who just write about ethos, pathos, logos just fail, because they were anxious, they didn’t read and understand the instructions, and they wildly grabbed at anything that resembled what they already know. It’s been so hammered relentlessly into my students’ heads that they need “three points” that they choose the persuasive appeals to discuss, just because there are three of them! So, my advice to you is, if you haven’t already, please read “Moving Beyond the 5 Paragraph Paper,” included in Unit Two.

Length and Format

The essay is to be roughly 750-1000 words, double spaced. Please use MLA (Modern Language Association) documentation, and be sure to include a bibliography of sources on a separate page. For information on how to format the paper and bibliography, consult the instructions and examples at Purdue University’s online writing lab. Do not include a coversheet. Pay particular attention to the format of the bibliography: use hanging indentation and double space the entire list (do not use single or triple spacing). (For help with using Word to create hanging indentation, be sure to consult my instructions: “Guide for Using Word,” from Unit Two.) The formatting of the bibliography is a small matter, but I would like to see you get it correct. Be sure that your paper does not plagiarize from any source. Papers that plagiarize will be dealt with by the Dean and offending students may be given a “0” on the assignment.

Grade Weight

This rhetorical analysis is worth 10% of the final grade.

Due Date

Please submit your work to the Assignments tab in OWL by Monday, May 17th, by 10pm. As indicated on the course outline, no late assignments will be accepted. Please avoid merely linking to an assignment in the “cloud”; add an actual digital copy. If you use Apple products, please be careful not to send documents with the .pages extension, as I cannot open them.

Criteria for evaluation

Please remember that you may not consult with your colleagues; the work you produce must be your own. Please be sure to consult the grading rubric attached to our course outline for more information on the marking of writing assignments.

ARC001 Report

ARC001 REPORT Report Writing Instructions & Topics

Select one prompt from the topics below, which is of interest to you. You can choose any one of the prompts, although it may be useful to select one that is closely related to your area of study.

You will analyse and interpret your topic, write your report title,  create either a business or a practical report, research your selected topic, format your report template with section headings and sub-headings and write a report of 1000 +/- 10% words, using Ariel, Courier or Ariel Narrow 12 fonts.


Word Count 1000 +/- 10% words

Number of Sources: at least 5 sources. Two out of these need to be peer- reviewed sources.

Technical Information

Your report must:

  • Use a template that you have created using Word
  • Have numbered sections and sub-headings
  • Have a working table of contents
  • Have a glossary
  • Use quality sources, 2 of which must be peer reviewed
  • Have properly laid out intext citations and a reference list
  • Use 12 font (Ariel. Ariel Narrow or Courier)

Your report must also have the following:

  • Executive Summary/Abstract (not included in the word count)
    • Introduction
    • Discussion/Findings/Analysis
    • Conclusion
    • Recommendations section
    • Reference list
    • Appendices (optional)

Report Topics to Choose from:

You can choose any of the questions although it is advisable to select from your discipline

  1. Accounting: What is creative Accounting, and does it challenge corporate ethical conduct?
  2. Arts: Technology will never be as smart as humans.
  3. Aviation: Airlines need to survive in the industry by forming partnerships and alliances. Without collaborative effort, their businesses will go broke.
  4. Biology/Pre-med: Good health begins at home AND at school. What can schools do to ensure students are healthy and well nourished?
  5. Business: “Reputation quotient” why is it important to have good standing as a corporate citizen?
  6. Engineering: Why do students in this field need to know their subject matter thoroughly and to a high standard?
  7. IT: Preparing students for a technological world
  8. Dietetics/nutrition: The importance of nutrition programs for rehabilitation
  9. General: Critical thinking versus other learning systems
  10. Education: Literacy programs for a community
  11. Environmental Science: Educating the public as strategy for addressing environmental issues
  12. Health/Wellness: Are health clubs always healthy?
  13. Journalism:  reporting sensitive/classified materials or news leaks
  14. Marketing:   company image makeovers. Is this always an ethical matter?
  15. Nursing:  changing role of technology in the profession

BA 342 SP 21 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Project

BA 342 SP 21

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Project

Project Opens: Thursday, 4/08

Due Date: Friday, 4/16 by 11:59 p.m. (US Eastern)

Assignment Value is 35 Points – Late = zero points


Introduction:  In this project you will review the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) using resources provided in the class slides for this project. Understanding the SDGs is a fundamental leadership competency as all major corporations are engaged in SDG initiatives. As the next generation of leaders, it is imperative we learn to connect business to global goals. Once you have reviewed what the SDGs are, and the types of goals addressed, you have two parts to include in a 2 page write up.

Two web sites are provided below to start your review. You may use any other sources that speak to the topic:

Part #1: Choose one major goal and write a few paragraphs describing this goal and why it is important to the world and to you personally.

Part #2: Choose a major global company you find interesting (Think Fortune 500 or Global 500).  You will review how that company is working with the SDGs. What goals do they focus on, examples of that focus, and why it is important to their business?

Project Description/Deliverables:

Part #1:  Review Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Review the SDGs on the Global Goals web site above. Choose one of the goals that you find the most interesting and write about this goal as follows:

  • What is the goal and what about it interests you (personal opinion)
  • Describe some key aspects of the goal (as listed or other aspects know to you)
  • Talk about actions you and others can take to work toward the goal.
  • What could you do, or your future company do, to support this goal?

Part #2:

Choose a Fortune 500/Global 500 company you find most interesting and discuss where they stand with respect to the SDGs.

  • Which goals are they focusing on and why?
  • How do you (or they) see this focus impacting their business?
  • Do they engage employees or other stakeholders in those SDGs?

Paper Content Guidelines: Paper must be 2 pages long (1-page section #1 including a paper introduction & 1-page section #2 including a conclusion).

It is critical to write this paper using your own words!

Note: The layout of the paper should look like this:

  • Introduction:  Briefly explain what is in your 2-page summary report
  • Part #1 SDG Goal Review
  • Part #2 Company SDG Review
  • Conclusion: Summarize what you have learned

Citations: You may use content from other sources to support your content, but you must cite your sources. The citation style is up to you. You can use in-text citations and/or create a separate Citation Section at the end of the document. Citation Sections do not count as part of the page-length/page count.

Paper Mechanics/Deliverable Guidelines:

  1. Typed, electronic document – File format should be .doc/.docx only.
  2. Single-spaced, 0 pt. between lines except one line between sections.
  3. Margins on all 4 sides: .5 – 1”
  4. Type: 12-point font; Calibri or Times New Roman
  5. Two pages —no more, no fewer—as described above. Citation Sections DO NOT count as part of the page count/page length.
  6. Tell us your thoughts in your own words and from your own perspective.
  7. Title: “Sustainable Development Goals Analysis– BA 342 SP21”
  8. Your Name clearly listed on the paper (not in the document header)
  9. Bold the title and headings for both sections as noted above and where in the paper bold headings make sense for readability.
  10. Grammar, spelling and attention to detail are always important – check your document carefully before submitting it.
  11. Name your file using the following naming convention: Lastname Firstname SDG Project.doc/docx Example: Smith Mary SDG Project.docx

Submitting Your Project:

Do not wait until the last minute to upload your project to Canvas. Start the uploading process at least 30 minutes before the deadline. Do NOT copy/paste your document’s text into the assignment’s comments box, and do NOT email your project to anyone on the Teaching Team. Any file type other than .doc or .docx will not be accepted (you will receive an error message from Canvas if you try to upload any other file type in the assignment). If you do not know how to save your document as a .doc or .docx file, please contact Penn State’s IT Service Desk to learn how to submit an acceptable file.

Note: Any project not submitted according to these guidelines during the assignment submission window will earn a grade of zero. Waiting until the final day of your assignment submission window is taking a significant risk. Allow plenty of time to upload because “technical difficulties” are NOT acceptable reasons for failing to submit your project properly and on time.

BA 342 Sustainable Development Goals Project Rubric

This paper is worth up to 35 points of your course grade.

We will use the following grading guidelines.

Full Credit: 35 PointsFull credit will be given if ALL paper mechanics and ALL paper content criteria listed in these project guidelines are followed Excellent grammar
Partial Credit: 20–34 PointsMissing any of the required paper content and/or mechanics elements listed in these project guidelines.Poorly written (spelling, grammar, word choice, lack of attention to detail, etc.)Low or high page count
Zero Credit: 0 PointsNothing submitted in the Canvas assignment by the due date, or file emailed to Teaching Team at any point instead of submission in the Canvas assignment.Unacceptable file type or unreadable file submittedSubmission is irrelevant and unrelated to assignmentSubmission addresses few of the protocols in this assignmentAny amount of plagiarism from any source

Remember Honor and Integrity for this Project!

Do Your Own Work!

Essay Question 1: Write a review of the film “McLuhan’s Wake”

Write answers to both essay questions. Write as many double-spaced pages as it takes you to answer the questions sufficiently.

Essay Question 1: Write a review of the film “McLuhan’s Wake” <

> in which you discuss how Marshall McLuhan’s tetrad of the laws of media can help us think more ethically about technology. In particular, use the tetrad of McLuhan to compare the industrial corporation with a genuinely digital, distributist business (Rushkoff, Chapter 5, pages 237-238), such as the Fairphone: <

>. Contrast Douglas Rushkoff’s “digital distributism” with the three other types of economic operating systems (Douglas Rushkoff, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, Chapter 5, pages 225, 233), explaining how “digital distributism” is not leftism, but rather an emphasis on subsidiarity (Rushkoff, Chapter 5, pages 228-232, esp. 231)

Essay Question 2: Write an essay on how moral theory determines whether or not euthanasia is ethical. Can a doctor omit to give antibiotics to a disabled child and plead that he foresaw the death but did not intend it? Give two examples — one in which euthanasia is the motive, and one in which it is not — and use the Principle of Double Effect (“PDE”) to evaluate the morality of the doctor’s actions in each example: see the PDF #1 (on Moodle) of David Oderberg, Applied Ethics, page 80; note: his discussion of this question begins on page 74, and “PDE” is mentioned on page 76.

For additional information on “PDE”, see also the PDF #2 at this link: <>.




Basic Requirements

  • 7 pages
  • Standard, 12-pt font, double-spaced
  • 1” margins
  • When citing sources, use MLA or Chicago-style format (look-up formats online for tips).
  • Due Date: Friday, May 14th @ 12pm (on OnCourse)

Assignment Description

For the final paper, you will be asked to pick some ongoing/current event or issue in contemporary international politics, and analyze its origins, meaning, and political significance through (at least) one of the theories we have discussed in class. The purpose of this paper, in other words, is to explain how some author/theory we have read in this class can be used to make sense of and perhaps even solve an event or issue in “the real world.”

In the paper, then, your task is twofold:

  • summarize and explain the event/issue you have chosen to analyze (e.g. Who is involved? When did the situation develop? What is its current status? Why is it relevant to international politics?)
  • assess how the event can be explained, better understood, and perhaps solved by approaching it via one of the theories we have discussed it in class. This will require that you not only summarize and explain the theory itself, but also show how the theory can be applied to make sense of the event/issue you have chosen to analyze.

Because this project requires you to meld course texts with outside research on the current event you choose, your paper must engage with at least one course reading and cite at least three outside sources, two of which must be from an academic book or journal.

  • Note: To encourage creativity and skill-development, I’m open to receiving final projects that take different forms than a traditional paper. Examples include, but are not limited to, written papers, podcasts, and websites. Should you choose to present your research in a format other than a paper, you must speak with me to discuss stylistic expectations. The basic citation requirements outlined above will still hold.

Papers will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. The demonstrated knowledge of your summary/explanation of the current/event issue you have chosen to analyze;
  2. The demonstrated knowledge of and accuracy with which you discuss the author/theory you choose to apply to your current event/issue;
  3. Whether you fulfilled the assignment description (by applying theory to better explain/understand the “real world” issue/event);
  4. Organization, coherence, and clarify of your overall essay;
  5. Writing quality (grammar, sentence structure, spelling, etc.).

MCH 2034 Introduction to Public Relations

MCH 2034 Introduction to Public Relations

Assessment 2

Assessment 2 (60% of the mark for the module)

Written PR presentation and critical reflection (approx. 2000 words)

The second assessment requires you to devise a PR presentation with a critical reflection to justify your answer. There will be a limited choice of topics.

This assessment combines both practical skills (part 1) and academic knowledge (part 2) to meet the module learning outcomes.

Guidance on the word counts and penalties will be provided with the assessment brief.

Submission Deadline:  Thursday, May 13 at 4pm

FIN B379F Risk Management for Financial Markets and Products Assignment 2

Assignment 2

Date Due: 17 May 2021

Weighting: 25% of the course grade

Assignment 2 (100 marks) Part A

You are employed by ABC Company (ABC). One day, your supervisor comes to you and tells you that he has done a complete research on many market risk factors, and he believes that the market will be going down significantly by the end of the year. He then asks you to recommend 2 different trading strategies with using various financial products to take advantages on this market forecast. The strategies should be with an objective to earn an absolute return or to minimize losses.

You are expected to explain your investment strategy ideas, including but not limited to:

  1. What are the financial products used in each of the strategies? Describe their characteristics such as the product cycles and their payoff structures. You may illustrate the details using diagrams.
  • Explain in details how the strategies you recommended can achieve the goals. You may illustrate the ideas using diagrams.
  • Explain, if any, the pros and cons of using your strategies. You may illustrate the ideas using diagrams.

Assume your supervisor takes your advices and executes the strategies recommended by you (Treat the executions of the 2 recommended strategies as 2 separate scenarios). At the year end, the market does not drop as expected. It performs extremely well. Your supervisor is worrying about the positions taken and he asks you to summarize the performances of each trading strategy (for both scenarios).

You are expected to describe the performances of your strategies with the fact that the market is going to a direction which is not as expected. Did your choices end up resulting in a huge loss of the company?

Part B

Source a real case which is related to trading derivatives or other financial products. Describe the situations and the investment strategies used in details, and provide your own comments on the case.

Each student is required to submit a report of 1500 words by the due date.

NUR 380 SP 21 Literature Matrix Assignment #3

Literature Matrix Assignment #3

NUR 380 SP 21

Author/JournalPurpose of the StudyDesign/ MethodologyOutcomeAnalysis & Results Implications for Practice