For this assignment, you will write a Tennis-Match Outline that will later become the Unit 5 Research Essay. Your thesis statement for this essay should do the following:

  • Compare gender or class and how it is handled in short story, play or poem.
  • Compare authors' use of form and/or content in short story, play, or poem.
  • Compare authors' intent in short story, play, or poem.

To help you plan your outline and thesis statement, it is important that you also have each of the following in your essay:

  • topic sentences for each of your points re elements of fiction
  • evidence or examples from the works themselves and from outside academic sources (i.e., literary journals and texts) that justify your position
  • a conclusion that ties all of your ideas together
  • in-text citations and a reference list of at least 2 sources in proper APA style, including at least one academic source to support your arguments.
    • This source may derive from a literary journal or critical text.
    • Please refer to the following databases in the Cybrary:
      • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)
      • Master File Premier (Ebsco)
      • E Book Collection (Ebsco)
      • Credo Reference (Credo
    • Please note that when conducting any research for this course, the following sources are NOT acceptable: Wikipedia,,, and

The total content of the essay will be 4–5 pages, excluding the Title and Reference pages.

Using the Track A (gender) or Track B (class and economics) in America, prepare a comparison and contrast outline that you will use to write your final essay (Unit 5 Research Essay).

Tennis Match Outline: This outline shows a comparison and contrast essay designed as a tennis match. Just like the game of tennis, you will bounce your topic from one point to the next, alternating from one topic to another. Please see the sample outline to help guide your writing.

Tennis Match Outline

  1. Introduction:
    1. Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun and Langston Hughes' poem "Mother to Son"
    2. background on both authors and texts
    3. brief summary of both texts (no more than 3 sentences for each)
    4. thesis statement: Both works, while diverse in form, discuss the struggles of being African-American and present convincing portraits of race in the 20th century.  
  2. Topic Sentence: First of all, Hansberry's realistic dialogue dramatizes the struggle of African-Americans, as does the lyrical and idiomatic language of the mother's monologue in Hughes' poem.
    1. dialogue in Hansberry's play
      1. example 1
      2. example 2
      3. summarize the significance of dialogue in the play
    2. monologue in Hughes' poem
      1. example 1
      2. example 2
      3. summarize the significance of monologue in the poem
  3. Topic Sentence: Furthermore, figurative language and diction allow both Hansberry and Hughes to realistically portray race prejudice in Americ 
    1. diction and figures of speech in Hansberry's play
      1. example 1
      2. example 2
      3. summarize the significance of plot in the play
    2. diction and figures of speech in Hughes' poem 
      1. example 1
      2. example 2
      3. summarize the significance of plot in the poem
  4. Topic Sentence: In addition, setting in Hansberry's and Hughes' works allows readers t ounderstand racial conflict in terms of social environment, atmosphere, and the perception of time.  
    1. setting in Hansberry's play
      1. example 1
      2. example 2
      3. summarize the significance of setting in the play
    2. setting in Hughes' poem
      1. example 1
      2. example 2
      3. summarize the significance of setting in the poem
  5. Conclusion.

A bottle of water costs $1.50. Explain how you would make a graph of four ordered pairs to model the total cost of the water in terms of the number of bottles.

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS ------------------------------------- Project #1: Univariate Data ------------------------------------- Learning Objectives Design and carry out a survey. Analyze and graphically display the results ofthe survey. Instructions As you complete each task below, check it off. Answer all questionsin yoursummary. Decide what data you are going to study. (Here are two examples, you may use: number of M&M's per bag, number of pencils students have in their backpacks.) Are your data discrete or continuous? How do you know? Decide how you are going to collect the data (for instance, buy 30 bags of M&M's; collect data from the World Wide Web). Describe your sampling technique in detail. Use cluster, stratified, systematic, or simple random (using a random number generator) sampling. Do not use convenience sampling. Which method did you use? Why did you pick that method? Conduct your survey. Your data size must be at least 30. Summarize your data in a chart with columns showing data value, frequency, relative frequency and cumulative relative frequency. Answer the following (rounded to two decimal places): x ¯ = s = First quartile = Median = 70th percentile= What value is two standard deviations above the mean? What value is 1.5 standard deviations below the mean? Construct a histogram displaying your data. In complete sentences, describe the shape of your graph. Do you notice any potential outliers? If so, what values are they? Show your work in how you used the potential outlier formula to determine whether or not the values might be outliers. ____Construct a box plot displaying your data. Page 15 Does the middle 50% of the data appear to be concentrated together or spread apart? Explain how you determined this. Looking at both the histogram and the box plot, discuss the distribution of your data. Assignment Checklist You need to turn in the following packet, with pages in the following order: _____Cover sheet: name, class time, and name of your study _____Summary page: This should contain paragraphs written with complete sentences. It should include answers to all the questions above. It should also include statements describing the population under study, the sample, a parameter or parameters being studied, and the statistic or statistics produced. ____URL for data, if your data are from the World Wide Web ____Chart of data, frequency, relative frequency, and cumulative relative frequency _____Page(s) of graphs: histogram and box plot _____Excel files -------------------------------------

As a medico-legal death investigator, you will be expected to complete reports regarding the cases that you have been assigned. These reports may be sent to a prosecuting agency, the law enforcement agency, special investigators, or governmental oversight boards. If you are an investigator in a small office, you may be able to get by with informal briefings given person-to-person or during meetings; however, if you work in a large metropolitan office with many cases, you will need to present your reports in written form.

For this assignment, you will be given a case study to review. You will write an internal final case briefing to be attached to the case report and the autopsy report. This briefing will go to the chief medical examiner (ME). Include the following:

  • All case notes and pertinent information regarding the case
  • Descriptions of the scene and body as you found them (Paint the picture for the ME. You may 'create' scene and body descriptions using the case notes and Death investigation: A guide for the scene investigator as your guide)
  • All information you need to collect from family members, witnesses, and/or other agencies regarding the death and how you plan to obtain that information
  • All information leading to the identification of the deceased
  • All items collected and who has custody of those items
  • All field tests conducted by LE and the results of those tests (you may create the tests and results LE would likely do using the case notes) and additional tests requested by LE
  • Explain and describe the investigative procedures which may have been or were used during the investigation (based on information discussed and learned in class)

In writing this report, be mindful of your audience. What information will the chief ME need in order to sign off on the case? How should you present this information? Do any aspects of the case pose concerns or cause uncertainty? Be mindful of ethical disclosure, legal implications, and level of discretion when writing your report.

  • The report should be organized in a logical manner and written with professional language with the following requirements:
  • Between 3 and 5 pages in length.
  • Business letter or memorandum format.
  • Double-spaced, 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, indented paragraphs, appropriate headers.
  • The audience is the boss of your organization, most probably the Chief Medical Examiner, so make sure you are writing this report with that audience in mind.
  • First person, past tense, active voice.

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Obtain the monthly direct exchange rate of the Canadian dollar and euro from January 2011 to December 2015.

  1. Assume you received C$20,000 in earnings from your Canadian subsidiary monthly from January 2011 to December 2015. Multiply this amount by the direct exchange rate of the Canadian dollar at the beginning of each year to determine how many U.S. dollars you received. Determine the percentage change in the dollar cash flows received from one year to the next. Determine the standard deviation of these percentage changes. This measures the volatility of movements in the dollar earnings resulting from your Canadian business over time.

  2. Now assume that you also received 10,000 euros monthly from January 2011 to December 2015 from your German subsidiary. Repeat the same process for the euro to measure the volatility of movements in the dollar cash flows resulting from your German business over time. Are the movements in dollar cash flows more volatile for the Canadian business or the German business?

  3. Now consider the dollar cash flows you received from the Canadian subsidiary and the German subsidiary combined. That is, add the dollar cash flows received from both businesses for each year. Repeat the process to measure the volatility of movements in the dollar cash flows resulting from both businesses over time. Compare the volatility in the dollar cash flows of the portfolio to the volatility in cash flows resulting from the Canadian business. Does it appear that diversification of businesses across two countries results in more stable cash flows than the business in Canada? Explain.


Blades, Inc., is currently exporting roller blades to Thailand and importing certain components needed to manufacture roller blades from that country. Under a fixed contractual agreement, Blades’ primary customer in Thailand has committed itself to purchase 180,000 pairs of roller blades annually at a fixed price of 4,594 Thai baht (THB) per pair. Blades is importing rubber and plastic components from various suppliers in Thailand at a cost of approximately THB2,871 per pair, although the exact price (in baht) depends on current market prices. Blades imports materials sufficient to manufacture 72,000 pairs of roller blades from Thailand each year. The decision to import materials from Thailand was reached because rubber and plastic components needed to manufacture Blades’ products are inexpensive, yet of high quality, in Thailand.

Blades has also conducted business with a Japanese supplier in the past. Although Blades’ analysis indicates that the Japanese components are of a lower quality than the Thai components, Blades has occasionally imported components from Japan when the prices were low enough. Currently, Ben Holt, Blades’ chief financial officer (CFO), is considering importing components from Japan more frequently. Specifically, he would like to reduce Blades’ baht exposure by taking advantage of the recently high correlation between the baht and the yen. Since Blades has net inflows denominated in baht and would have outflows denominated in yen, its net transaction exposure would be reduced if these two currencies were highly correlated. If Blades decides to import components from Japan, it would probably import materials sufficient to manufacture 1,700 pairs of roller blades annually at a price of 7,440 yen per pair.

Holt is also contemplating further expansion into foreign countries. Although he would eventually like to establish a subsidiary or acquire an existing business overseas, his immediate focus is on increasing Blades’ foreign sales. Holt’s primary reason for this plan is that the profit margin from Blades’ imports and exports exceeds 25 percent, while the profit margin from Blades’ domestic production is below 15 percent. Consequently, he believes that further foreign expansion will be beneficial to the company’s future.

Though Blades’ current exporting and importing practices have been profitable, Holt is contemplating extending Blades’ trade relationships to countries in different regions of the world. One reason for this decision is that various Thai roller blade manufacturers have recently established subsidiaries in the United States. Furthermore, various Thai roller blade manufacturers have recently targeted the U.S. market by advertising their products over the Internet. As a result of this increased competition from Thailand, Blades is uncertain whether its primary customer in Thailand will renew the current commitment to purchase a fixed number of roller blades annually. The current agreement will terminate in three years. Another reason for engaging in transactions with other, non-Asian countries is that the Thai baht has depreciated substantially recently, which has somewhat reduced Blades’ profit margins. The sale of roller blades to other countries with more stable currencies may increase Blades’ profit margins.

While Blades will continue exporting to Thailand under the current agreement for the next 2 years, it may also export roller blades to Jogs, Ltd., a British retailer. Preliminary negotiations indicate that Jogs would be willing to commit itself to purchase 200,000 pairs of Speedos, Blades’ primary product, for a fixed price of £80 per pair.

Holt is aware that further expansion would increase Blades’ exposure to exchange rate fluctuations, but he believes that Blades can supplement its profit margins by expanding. He is vaguely familiar with the different types of exchange rate exposure but has asked you, a financial analyst at Blades, Inc., to help him assess how the contemplated changes would affect Blades’ financial position. Among other concerns, Holt is aware that recent economic problems in the region have had an effect on Thailand and on other Asian countries. Although the correlation between Asian currencies such as the Japanese yen and the Thai baht is generally not very high and very unstable, these recent problems have increased the correlation among most Asian currencies. In contrast, the correlation between the British pound and the Asian currencies is quite low.

To aid you in your analysis, Holt has provided you with the following data:

CurrencyExpected Exchange RateRange of Possible Exchange Rates
British pound$1.50$1.47 to $1.53
Japanese yen$0.0083$0.0079 to $0.0087
Thai baht$0.024$0.020 to $0.028

Holt has asked you to answer the following questions:

  1. What type(s) of exposure (transaction, economic, or translation exposure) is Blades subject to? Why?
  2. Using a spreadsheet, conduct a consolidated net cash flow assessment of Blades, Inc., and estimate the range of net inflows and outflows for Blades for the coming year. Assume that Blades enters into the agreement with Jogs, Ltd.
  3. If Blades does not enter into the agreement with the British firm and continues to export to Thailand and import from Thailand and Japan, do you think the increased correlations between the Japanese yen and the Thai baht will increase or reduce Blades’ transaction exposure?
  4. Do you think Blades should import components from Japan to reduce its net transaction exposure in the long run? Why or why not?
  5. Assuming Blades enters into the agreement with Jogs, Ltd., how will its overall transaction exposure be affected?
  6. Given that Thai roller blade manufacturers located in Thailand have begun targeting the U.S. roller blade market, how do you think Blades’ U.S. sales were affected by the depreciation of the Thai baht? How do you think its exports to Thailand and its imports from Thailand and Japan were affected by the depreciation?


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The following website contains annual reports of many MNCs: Review the annual report of your choice. Quote and summarize the comments in the report that describe the MNC's transaction exposure, economic exposure, or translation exposure; your summary should include how the MNC manages the exposures.

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For the final in this course, you will be required to submit the following items:

  • Letter of Application (fictional)
  • Résumé (current)
  • e-Portfolio Link 


Letter of Application:

For the Letter of Application assignment, research a job and/ or company that you are interested in applying to after graduation. Using business letter format, provide a detailed letter why you are qualified for the job. Within your letter, be sure to outline your educational history, job related experience, skills, abilities, and any other important information related to the job description. 


For this assignment, it is fine to use fictional information, but try to be as realistic as possible. 


Also, in place of a Letter of Application, you are welcome to write and submit a Personal Statement for those applying to UW and WSU. 



For the Résumé assignment, provide a current functional résumé outlining your education, work history, skills, and abilities. 

(You do not need to include "Objective").


As a reminder, no one will have access to your résumé; however, if you are not comfortable submitting a "real" résumé, you are welcome to submit a fictional one. 



e-portfolio should be created using Canvas and include at least the following items:


  • 10 – Discussion Posts
  • 2 – Business Letters (1 Claim Letter and 1 Adjustment Letter)
  • 1 - EvCC Library Literacy Session Memo
  • 1- Technical Description and Specification Proposal (Group Project)
  • 1 - Technical Description (Group Project)
  • 1 – Technical Specification (Group Project)
  • 1 - Technical Instruction
  • 1 - Group Presentation (slides)
  • 1 - Technical Report Proposal
  • 1 - Technical Report 


The following are NOT required for e-Portfolios:

  • Letter of Application
  • Résumé


In the “Settings” section of CANVAS, there is a tab titled “ePortfolios” with a “Create an ePortfolio” button. After you create your e-Portfolio, please make sure you make your portfolio public (or "published") so that I can view your work.


Helpful Information:

Remember that your electronic portfolio should have a front page that introduces you, the purpose for the portfolio, and your work for this course. In addition to your front page, you will need links to your various assignments.


All Discussions are open until June 7th so that you can link your work to your portfolio. (You should have saved copies of your other written work). 


Also, if you did NOT complete an assignment listed above, you do NOT need to go back and complete the assignment. Simply leave this assignment out of your final portfolio. 


Submission Instructions:


You are the new marketing manager to The Waters Bottling Company (WBC) of Munsonville, NH. They have never done any marketing for their water before so they will need to be educated as to the role of marketing in their company’s success. They started their company last year and want to “do it right” according to their president and founder, Dr. M. Waters. (The M stands for Muddy so he prudently only uses the initial. He also is rather fond of Blues music, which he would like to incorporate into the marketing plan in some way.) They want to sell their crystal clear, granite filtered mountain water to the “right” market. It is your job to identify that target market. At this point, they don’t even know how the product should be packaged or have a name to identify it. You will get to make that determination and carry that product through the entire Marketing Plan.

Imagination and creativity combined with solid marketing concepts will be the basic framework for your report. They will be relying on you for all of the details to make this product successful. They are well funded and ready to bring this product to market, with your help and guidance.

Use the attached Marketing Planning Guide to build your marketing plan for their naturally mineral rich pure mountain water. Be sure to relate the marketing concepts/ theories to this product/ company as you build the marketing plan over the length of the course. The competed sections of the marketing plan will be submitted in the Dropbox for each module. Use each of the outline items as headers/ subheads for your analysis. Be concise and apply each of the appropriate concepts to the WBC scenario.

Marketing Planning Guide

Section 1 – The Environment (Module 1)

  • Introduction to Marketing
    • The Marketing Mix
    • The Marketing Environment
    • Marketing and its relationship with other functional areas of business
  • Strategic Marketing
    • Planning Process
  • Strategy
    • Organizational Levels
    • Goals and Objectives
  • Planning Gap
    • Ethics in Marketing

You will create a complete Marketing Plan by the end of the course. You will write the first section of the Marketing Plan for this assignment. Use the guide to identify the sections of the Marketing Plan and the marketing elements contained therein. This assignment will focus on Section 1 – The Environment (Module 1).

Over the span of the course, you will gather information from a number of probable sources. Some of the sources may include, but are not limited to, the Internet, public libraries, business magazines, newspapers, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, annual reports, consultant/industry analyst reports, databases, Department of Commerce publications, Temple and other university libraries, trade and academic journals, Moody's, Value Line, etc.

You may be surprised and overwhelmed by the volume of information that is available for many topics, though you may have to do some "detective work" to locate them.

You may find Web sites such as and Lexis-Nexis extremely helpful.

Create a 4- to 6-page Word document for your Marketing Plan Section. Apply a standard business writing style using the Market Planning Guide sections as your (headers/ sub heads/ bullets) to your work. Be sure to cite your work in the APA format.