Write a five- to seven-page financial statement analysis of a public company, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. In this analysis, you will discuss the financial health of this company with the ultimate goal of making a recommendation to other investors. Your paper should consist of the following sections: introduction, company overview, horizontal analysis, ratio analysis, final recommendation, and conclusions.  Your paper needs to include a minimum of two scholarly resources in addition to the textbook as references.

Here is a breakdown of the sections within the body of the assignment: 

 

Company Overview 

Provide a brief overview of your company (one to two paragraphs at most).   What industry is it in?   What are its main products or services?  Who are its competitors? 

 

Horizontal Analysis of Income Statement and Balance Sheet

Prepare a three-year, horizontal analysis of the income statement and balance sheet of your selected company.  Discuss the importance and meaning of horizontal analysis.  Discuss both the positive and negative trends presented in your company. 

 

Ratio Analysis

Calculate the current ratio, quick ratio, cash to current liabilities ratio, over a two-year period.   Discuss and interpret the ratios that you calculated.  Discuss potential liquidity issues based on your calculations of the current and quick ratios.  Are there any factors that could be erroneously influencing the results of the ratios?  Discuss liquidity issues of competitive companies within the same industry. 

 

Recommendation

Based on your analysis, would you recommend an individual invest in this company?  What strengths do you see?  What risks do you see?  It is perfectly acceptable to state that you would recommend avoiding this company, as long as you provide support for your position. 

 

The paper

  • Must be five to seven double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least two scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

Analyze the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efx6_rXzVMw&feature=em-share_video_user as the basis for your discussion board post. Explain how does this leader leverage power, politics, networking, or negotiation in order to influence people? Does this leader use these strategies ethically? Explain. Evaluate the overall effectiveness of this leader’s influence. How does this leader’s influence—as well as his or her power, politics, networking, or negotiation—impact other people? (150 Words)

Assignment 1: Personal Assessment of Strengths

Due Week 3 and worth 200 points

To prepare for this assignment, make sure to complete the StrengthsFinder quiz located in the back of your book. This will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Click here for a video tutorial on how to complete the quiz and view your results.  Then, view information about your top five strengths at “Start Here - An Overview of the StrengthsFinder Movement,” found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50J8DYo7r44&list=PLhYBLDN6sURWX7h8IdebX2CYyR9QwqoDX. Then view information about your top five strengths at “Strategic - Learn more about your innate talents from Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder!” found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sWM36m3d48&list=PLxDaK7wIyw9609RQuIcVwcCtJ6j17hmO4&index=1

Write a one to three (1-3) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe your initial reaction to finding out your top five strengths.
  2. Explain how your top five strengths relate to your leadership style. Determine how they relate to the key functions you would need to perform as a manager.
  3. Determine what traits you need to work on the most to become a good leader. Then, explain whether these traits differ from the strengths you need to be a good manager.
  4. Indicate which of your strengths you anticipate you will use the most in college or a future career.
  5. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
    1. Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    2. Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the primary functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, controlling) and the associated skills, tools, and theoretical approaches that can be used to accomplish these functions.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in management concepts.
  • Write clearly and concisely about management concepts using proper writing mechanics.

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you: 

  1. Outline the talent management program that led to success for the company.
  2. Identify strengths of the program and how they led to goal accomplishment.
  3. Describe opportunities for improvement in the talent management planning process.
  4. Create at least two (2) more effective approaches to meet the talent management challenges in the future.
  5. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: 

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

disregards

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT:  HOW ARE THE CONTINGENCY THEORY AND RESOURCE DEPENDENCE THEORY APPLICABLE TO HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS?

Change managers play an active role in the way change occurs within the organization. There are specific foundational approaches associated with the change process and the coach and interpreter images. Evaluate and discuss the Organizational Development (OD) approach as associated with the coach image. Evaluate and discuss the sense making approach as associated with the interpreter image. Compare and contrast the steps of each evaluated framework.

 

Your paper should be three to four pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, and it must include in-text citations and references for at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library, in addition to the course text.

Programming

Summative Assessment - Balanced Literacy Plan



Summative Assessment - Balanced Literacy Lesson Plan



As you found in Week Four, there are many variations of balanced literacy. The main consistencies are that balanced literacy includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking. In addition, the main blocks of balanced literacy are known as Read-Aloud/Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Word Study, and Independent Reading.

  1. For your final assignment, you will create a balanced literacy lesson plan for grades pre-K to third. In a 10- to 12-page paper (not including title and reference pages) written in APA style, include the following components: Grade Level (pick a grade from pre-K to third)
  2. Anchor Standard
  3. Text—include author/illustrator, title, brief summary
  4. Complete this chart. Make sure all your activities support each other and align with the anchor standard. See below for guidance/prompts.

Balanced Literacy Block

Your Example

Read-Aloud/Shared Reading

 

Word Study

 

Guided Reading

 

Independent Reading

 

  1. Explain how reading, writing, listening, and speaking are promoted in your lesson plan. (All four should be featured in each block.)
  2. Describe how your activities support the anchor standard.
  3. Describe your assessments. How do these assessments evaluate students’ reading skills and/or progress?
  4. Discuss the benefits of teaching from a balanced literacy approach.

Below are some prompts to help you plan your balanced literacy blocks:

Balanced Literacy Block

Guidance—Do not include this column in your chart

Read-Aloud/Shared Reading (30 minutes)

Revise your Week Four, Discussion 1 assignment.

 

In this block, the teacher activates prior knowledge and interactively reads aloud a piece of quality writing to the whole class. The teacher will stop at planned points to ask a variety of questions that elicit student response. Following the teacher’s modeling and prompting, students learn to think deeply about text, to listen to others, and to develop their own ideas. This block is not meant for students to just listen to the teacher reading aloud; it is designed for students to interact with the teacher and learn how to think about text from the teacher. The teacher uses this time to explicitly model reading strategies and skills that the students need to learn. For younger readers, you might want to read from a “big book” that has large print and pictures. Logistically, you could also use the document camera to show the book pages on the big screen. Traditionally, teachers have read on the carpet as well. You need to somehow arrange it so students can see your text.

 

Describe or show via video how you will read aloud the text and how you will model questioning and thinking strategies. Be very specific about listing the questions you will ask and at which points in the book or text you will ask the questions or model the critical thinking. Indicate page numbers, etc.

Write this out so that a substitute teacher can implement your lesson plans.

Word Study (10 minutes)

Revise your Week Four, Discussion 2 assignment.

 

In this block, the teacher works with the whole class to develop word study or vocabulary skills. Word study is the study of our alphabetic symbol system. This includes mini-lessons that address one of more of the following: phonics (letter/sound relationships), morphemic analysis (using word parts to denote meaning), and automaticity for sight words. Word study involves both the decoding (reading) and encoding (phonics and spelling) of our symbol system; the objectives of word study are to help students make meaning from an author’s message and to help them convey meaning in their own messages.

 

Describe one word study activity that supports your Read-Aloud and that can be implemented to the whole class. How would you present this to your whole class? How will you facilitate the students’ learning and make sure they are all engaged and challenged?

 

Write this out so that a substitute teacher can implement your lesson plans.

 

Guided Reading (40 minutes; you will meet with each group for 10-20 minutes)

Revise your Week Four Written Assignment.

 

Guided reading groups are also known as strategy groups. In this block, the teacher meets with a small group of students who read at the same reading level. The teacher works on specific strategies or skills. Each student has a copy of the text, which can be a basal, passage, or trade book. The teacher uses this time to explicitly model and practice.

 

Create a guided reading lesson plan for one of the following reading level groups: Far Below Grade Level Reading Expectations, Below Grade Level Reading Expectations, At Grade Level Reading Expectations, Above Grade Level Reading Expectations, or Far Above Grade Level Reading Expectations. Your guided reading lesson plan must include the following components: group level, text, objectives, phonics skills or word study, pre-reading, new vocabulary, during-reading, after reading, and writing connection.

 

Write this out so that a substitute teacher can implement your lesson plans.

 

Independent Reading

Review your work for Week Five, Discussion 2.

 

In this block, the teacher sets up routines for students to engage in independent reading. There may be time for SSR or DEAR, but for the most part, teachers are conducting guided reading group lessons while students are independently reading and/or participating in literacy centers. Independent reading is a time when students read text (either self-selected or teacher recommended) at their independent reading level to practice reading strategies and/or develop fluency and automaticity. This is not free reading; it is purposeful reading. Teachers may also confer with individual students at this time for brief reading conferences. Teachers also have students respond to the text in meaningful ways through writing, sketching, etc.

 

Describe how you will accommodate independent reading. Be specific about routines, student expectations, teacher expectations, texts, etc. Include a description of your classroom library.

 

Write this out so that a substitute teacher can implement your lesson plans.

 

 

Source: Adapted from: http://www.methuen.k12.ma.us/images/ELA_Mapping/Balanced Literacy Model.pdf   

Note: As you have noticed, this final assignment pulls various tasks from the course. You may use your previous assignments from this course, but make sure to revise appropriately to ensure alignment and flow. You need to make sure that you include reading, writing, listening, and speaking in each block. You also need to make sure that all your activities in each block support the anchor standard and, that together, all the activities make sense. Include all instructional materials, including handouts, word cards, manipulatives, etc. Be as detailed and specific as possible. You want to include scripts and procedures. Pretend that you are writing lesson plans for a substitute teacher.



Carefully review the 
Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignm

Please see attached document for directions. Also, Please no **Plag.*** Thank you!!