Goal:  analysis of a collection of works to include research about the author in at least 750 words.

·         “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner,

·         “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner,

·          “Salvation” by Langston Hughes,

·         “ Harlem” by Langston Hughes,

·         “The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes

·         “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes

·         “I, Too” by Langston Hughes

·          “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor

·         “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor

·         “Everything That Rises Must Converge” by Flannery O’Connor

You will make six connections, which will translate into six body paragraphs (see “tentative outline” handout).  To support your major points, you will provide evidence.  Thus, you must directly quote from each selection your evidence; each of your six body paragraphs will include at least one direct quote from your evidence (story or poem) AND  at least one direct quote from your outside source.  So that you will have a total of twelve direct quotes, two for each of your six body paragraphs.  A minimum of two outside sources are required for this essay.  You must use at least two sources from the library’s database (NY TIMES is acceptable).  Remember that the story(ies) are its own source and will need to be included in your WORKS CITED page. Follow MLA.

 Your introduction will include the title and author of your selected work and any necessary background information about the author. Engage the reader; take a stand, or make a judgment.  Your THESIS STATEMENT will be phrased as an arguable claim.  This means that you WILL NOT write a thesis statement that outlines your four major points.  For instance, if your six major points reveal something about race, class, gender, society, family, relationships, love, violence – all the broad universal themes of being human, then state that, claim that, own that!  WOW!  You’ve got some thesis statement to craft, and it may not happen until after you hammer out your six points of connections. 

 Each of your six body paragraphs will include a first sentence that is your major point – your topic sentence. Each body paragraph will include at least two direct quotes.  Follow MLA.


 Your conclusion will be a grand statement.  What is YOUR point of view concerning this writer?  What can YOU say about how writing served this writer’s life?  BE BOLD!  BE CONFIDENT.  MAKE YOUR CLAIM & DARE US TO DISAGREE WITH YOU!


Major Essay Three Checklist


·  Essay should be 8 paragraphs (intro, 6 connection paragraphs, and conclusion)

·  Each connection paragraph should start by clearly stating the connection. For example: William Falkner’s southern roots clearly influenced his literature.

·  Each paragraph should have at minimum TWO direct quotes. One quote should be from an outside (academic/library) source and the other is from the literature. An example of an outside source quote would be William Faulkner “was born in Oxford, Mississippi” (Author #). An example of a quote from the literature would be Miss Emily was from Mississippi as well as reflected when Faulkner writes "See Colonel Sartoris. I have no taxes in Jefferson" (Faulkner #).

·  Your thesis statement should go at the end of the intro paragraph and reflect not only the 6 connections you are making but also the bigger theme. For example, Flannery O’Connors life influenced her work in these ways (your connections) to show __________________________ (the point of her literature).

·  Every connection paragraph should start by clearly establishing the connection. For example if your first point of connection between Langston Hughes’ life and his literature is religion, your first line would look like this: Langston Hughes’ views on religion greatly influenced his literature.

·  Every connection paragraph should also end with a transition sentence. For example you would write: Not only did religion influenced Hughes’ work, his family dynamics did as well.

·  Remember each quote is worth 5 points! That means your quotes are worth 60 points in this paper. If you do not include them the best you can do on this paper is 40%

·  Your outside research is the biographic information about your author. The literature research is from the stories in the textbook

·  Don’t forget to use MLA format.

·  Title your essay


·  Start your intro with an attention grabber!

This is a partial paper submitted by a student who did an excellent job!

            Flannery O’Connor was and still can be considered as one of the most creative, southern and gothic writers of all time.  Infused with a rich southern culture and a devout catholic upbringing along with overwhelming life experiences, it can be presumed that her writing is a mere reflection of her life.  Born (Mary) Flannery O’Connor on March 25, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia she can easily be classified as the “classic southern writer” of her time, but this is not the case.  Flannery O’Connor’s collection of literary perfection is heavily manipulated by her personal life.  Influenced by her southern environment, catholic upbringing, familial relations, racism, and sudden illness; she portrays the hard hitting realities of life within her stories in ways that no other writer can (A bit vague of a thesis). NOTE: The second major essay asks for 4 connections. The third major essay needs 6 connections. Your thesis will need to reflect either 4 or 6 connections depending upon which essay you are working on!

            As one begins to read O’Connor’s vast collection of literature it can be realized that most of her stories are structured around the southern routes of the United States.  Being born in the “deep south,” this environment is one in which O’Connor is familiar with and can easily relate to.  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia states, “She spent most of her life on her mother’s farm in Milledgeville, Georgia…she usually sets her work in the rural south” (Britannica Concise Encyclopedia par 1).  Consequently, as one begins to read one of her short stories entitled “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” they come across a similar southern environment.  Within the story, O’Conner’s characters are situated within the familiar setting of Atlanta, Georgia and is indicated by the quote, “…they left Atlanta at eight forty-five with the mileage on the car at 55890” (O’Connor 300).  After reading through O’Connor’s collection, it is evident that she finds comfort in the southern settings.  Her familiarity and knowledge of the south allows her to correlate the elements of each setting and provide the reader with a number of vivid details and picturesque ensembles.  This however, was not the only source of O’Connor’s inspiration; Catholicism was another major factor.

            Catholicism played a great role in O’Connor’s literary prowess.  Although it is not directly addressed in all of her stories, she does however display one religious aspect in all of them – “Grace.”  She believed that grace is a divine intervention and can only be received through a direct confrontation with evil.  Ralph C. Wood, in his article stated that, “Her work has a deep congruence with the theology of Benedict XVI and its claim that the natural order is never autonomous but always and already graced” (Wood par 1).  This statement simply implies that O’Connor believes and exhibits, through her work, that one cannot choose their outcome.  This also tells readers that, the violence within her stories are mere depictions of the natural order of life in which one must confront their sins and receives grace (a revelation of truth) by offering the ultimate sacrifice; their own lives or the lives of someone close to them.  This is evident within the story “Everything That Rises Must Converge” as the main character (Julian) comes to grace as his mother dies.  “The tide of darkness seemed to sweep him back to her, postponing from moment to moment his entry into the world of guilt and sorrow” (O’Connor 333).  When compared to O’Connor’s other literary pieces it can be noted that all of her main characters undergo a similar revelation due to a similar cause.  As previously mentioned, O’Connor had a Catholic upbringing which was heavily influenced by her parents, but her parents also had a direct influence on her writing as well.  This is revealed within the familial relations of her characters.


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After reviewing the discussion of genre in Chapter 4 of Film: From Watching to Seeing, demonstrate your understanding of one selected genre using a feature-length film.

Note: Several films are listed in Chapter 4 as emblematic of a specific genre. You are allowed to choose a film or genre not mentioned in Chapter 4, but you are strongly encouraged to email your professor to receive approval before doing so.

In 800 to 1200 words:

  • Explain genre theory and, using Chapter 4 of the text as a reference, thoroughly describe the conventions and attributes of your selected genre.
  • Identify a feature-length film that fits this genre and provide a basic summary of the movie. As you develop this summary, remember the differences between a film’s story and a film’s plot and how these differences can lead to the inclusion of genre elements.
  • Interpret at least two genre conventions exhibited in your chosen feature-length film that help classify it in the selected genre. Be sure to provide a specific example of each convention (e.g., a particular scene or plot component).
  • Provide an example of a third convention from your chosen feature-length film and explain how this convention expands the boundaries of the specified genre.

Your paper should be organized around a thesis statement that focuses on how your chosen feature-length film both aligns with and expands upon your chosen genre.

The paper must be 800 to 1200 words in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 

You must use at least two scholarly sources other than the textbook to support your claims. Refer to the ENG225 Research Guide in the Ashford University Library for guidance and to locate your sources. Cite your sources (including the feature-length film) within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.




Class period




Improving Grades*


Specific Purpose:  I want my audience to understand three techniques for improving grades in college.

Organizational pattern:  Categorical order




I.                 We all know the importance of good grades for either getting into graduate school or getting the best possible job.

II.               R. P. Wipperman, a section head for Procter and Gamble, told me in a personal interview that good grades “are the calling card that get you in the door.”

III.             Because I’ve been away from college for more than seventeen years, I’ve been particularly concerned about getting back into the studying groove, so I’ve been reading study guides looking for specific techniques that are most likely to help with my grades.

Thesis statement:  Today I’d like to share with you three relatively easy, proven techniques for improving your GPA that I’ve learned from my study:  attend classes regularly, maintain a positive attitude, and study systematically.


(Transition: So let’s begin with the first technique.)



I.                 The first proven technique is to attend classes regularly.

A.    It sounds so simple, doesn’t it, but it turns out to be really important.

B.    According to Dr. Claude Olney, author of the book Where There’s A Will There’s an A, one of the most significant differences between an A and a C in a course is attendance.

1.     Olney did a study of 800 students and found that, on average, people who got A’s missed less that one class per term.

2.     People who got C’s missed more than four classes per term.

C.    During class, professors clarify difficult concepts, emphasize key information, and give insights that can’t be gotten any other way.





D.    Regular attendance is important to learning in general and to doing well on tests in particular.

1.     If you need further motivation to attend class, think of it this way:  Every day you attend class is worth $1,000 to you—that’s a thousand dollars!

2.     According to a Census Bureau study reported in a recent Cincinnati Enquirer, a college diploma hanging on the wall is worth $1,039 a month in extra pay (an average of $2,116 a month for college graduates compared with $1,077 per month for high school graduates).

3.     This $12,000+ a year comes to some $600,000 over a lifetime.

4.     Since here at UC we spend about 600 days in class over four years, that comes out to about $1,000 for every day we come to school.


(Transition:  Now that we’ve seen the importance of attendance, let’s consider the second technique.)


II.               The second technique is to develop a positive attitude toward school in general and each class in particular.

A.    Bill Moyers just finished a public television series reemphasizing the power of the mind on all aspects of our behavior.

1.     To emphasize this relationship, I love the following quote from Dr. Olney:  “If you think you can do it, you’re right, and if you don’t think you can do it, you’re still right.”

2.     Notice, whether you can do it or not depends a great deal on whether you think you can.

3.     So, go into class each day relaxed, confident that you’re ready for class, and your ready to make the most of what the professor chooses to talk about or discuss during that class.

B.    This will help the mind work for you.

1.     Joseph Murray, who wrote The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, said, “Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to execute it.”

2.     Remind yourself of how much you are learning and how that learning is making you a better-educated, more interesting person.

3.     On test days, say, “I’m ready for this test” or “I know this information.”

4.     If you have a positive attitude, you’ll get better grades.







(Transition:  Now let’s consider the third technique.)


III.             The third proven technique is to learn to study systematically; every one of the sources I consulted suggested the importance or reading, processing, and reviewing.

A.    First, read assignments thoroughly before going to class.

1.     Many of us figure that the professor will cover what we need to know in class so we don’t really have to read the assignment before class.

2.     But learning works a lot better if we have a good idea of the material when we get to class.

B.    Second, process the information in class.

1.     When the professor lectures, take careful notes and see how information relates to material you have studied for class

2.     During class discussions, ask questions in order to check definitions and review examples.

C.    Third, and most important, review the assignment material after class.

1.     This is the key to schematic study; keep in mind that without reinforcement, we forget half of what we’ve read within 48 hours and 90 percent of what we’ve read within two weeks.

2.     If the information is reinforced, however, we can remember 80-90 percent of the information we have read.

3.     Reviewing assignment material after class provides this important reinforcement.

4.     So, tonight before you begin reading information for tomorrow’s classes, review information from today’s classes!



I.                 So, by attending every class, thinking positively, and studying systematically (read, process, and review), you can improve your GPA.

II.               (Add an effective closing statement here.)


Works Cited


Murphy, Joseph.  The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.  New York: Bantam, 1985.


Olney, Claude W. Where There’s a Will There’s an A.  Paoli, PA:  Chesterbook

                Educational Publishers, 1989.


Smith, John.  “College Education Pays.” Cincinnati Inquirer 10 April 1999:A1.

EBSCOhost.  Academic Search Elite.  Copiah-Lincoln Community Coll., Oswalt Library.  20 Dec 2002 http://www.epnet.com.


Wipperman, R. P.  Personal interview.  2 November 1999.


*Adapted from speech in Verderber text, pp. 235-238

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2-Research Paper- due on November 28th  2014
Each student will be required to submit a research paper on a pre-approved topic related to the course topics. Each student will identify a current issue in healthcare policy for this assignment. The issue can be based on public or private sector policies (i.e., healthcare reform, Medicaid, Medicare prescription drug program). The issue can be taken from published articles, case studies, or an issue from the workplace. The purpose of the paper is to provide a clear and concise description of the issue(s) under consideration, the implications of the issue(s), and recommendations. The student will write a 8 to 12 page paper, double-spaced typed, 12 pt. font in MS-Word format and APA 6th edition format (add a title page without an abstract and add a page for references). Also use APA format for paragraph references and reference page, see the Writing Center website at http://troy.troy.edu/writingcenter/research.html for handouts on documentation formats & examples of APA format. Students should use at least 5 scholarly published references for the paper.
The paper should address the following items:

• Describe the current issue, program or policy, brief background on the program or policy, and its purpose.

• Describe the problem with the policy or issue and the stakeholders involved in the issue (i.e., consumers, employers, providers) and why the problem is of interest to the public.

• Describe the roles of the federal, state, and local governments for this policy or program and any oversight by these agencies, and describe how the Affordable Care Act can affect this topic.• Describe any controversies and problems with the current policy or program, including challenges in operation, problems with funding, economic, ethical, legal, or political issues, and issues with implementation and evaluation.

• Describe how the current issue, program or policy has impacted costs, access to care, utilization of services, delivery of services, and quality of care.

• Describe any major proposals or legislation to reform the policy or program. Identify the changes proposed and the primary advocates of the changes. Discuss the advantages, disadvantages, and limitations to the proposed changes and how these changes may affect stakeholders, operations, costs, access to care, and quality.

• Discuss how the program changes can be evaluated and what measures can be used for evaluation of the program.

• Discuss your recommendations for improvement
Research Paper Due Date: A short description of your selected topic should be sent to the instructor via email by November 10, 2014. Papers previously submitted in other courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement. The guidelines for the topic and paper will be posted in the Assignments Folder on Blackboard. The completed research paper should be submitted electronically in the Assignments Folder Link for the Research Paper on Blackboard no later than November 28, 2014.
Note: Before sending your paper to the Assignments Link on Blackboard, the student should submit it to turnitin.com to make sure that the project is under 20% copied (the instructor will set up the turnitin.com accounts and send an email and announcement when the turnitin.com software is available). 

i need help in 25 pages assay about languge deth  with 3 examples

The game called Lotto sponsored by the Louisiana Lottery Commission pays its largest prize when a contestant matches all 6 of the 44 possible numbers. Assume there are 44 ping-pong balls each with a single number between 1 and 44. Any number appears only once, and the winning balls are selected without replacement.

Use the hypergeometric formula to find the probability of matching all 6 winning numbers. The lottery commission also pays if a contestant matches 4 or 5 of the 6 winning numbers. Hint: Divide the 44 numbers into two groups, winning numbers and nonwinning numbers.

Find the probability, again using the hypergeometric formula, for matching 4 of the 6 winning numbers

Find the probability of matching 5 of the 6 winning numbers.

Now it's time to design the actual training session that you plan on implementing. which is how to inventory office supplies.  This is one of the biggest steps in your project. As you work on this step, take advantage of the practical guidelines offered in Chapters 5 and 6 of your textbook. Of special note in Chapter 5: See Figure 5-1 for a "Training and HRD Process Model." See discussions on "Defining Objectives," "Preparing a Lesson Plan," "Training Methods and Media," and "Preparing Training Materials." Chapter 6: Skim this chapter for ideas on methods as you prepare your Lesson Plan.

Remember! Focus your training session on the simple training task you chose earlier.( how to inventory office supplies) Now you know why we suggested a simple task for this exercise, such as answering the phone or using a stapler – there is plenty to prepare for even that simple task!

Be sure to include the following in your design for the training session:

  1. Your list of objectives. (Based on your task analysis data)
  2. How long will the training require?
  3. What type(s) of training materials and media are you planning on using? And why?
  4. Lesson Plan. This is your step-by-step training agenda on how you will implement the program. This includes an outline of exactly how you will present the materials, what information, what skills the employees will sharpen, what they will practice, and the steps you will take to ensure the learners gain knowledge, skills, and abilities in this area.