EXE # 1 Groups of Two
Present your understanding of three historical sociological paradigms; using three contemporary sociological theorist.  That is, select one contemporary Sociologist for each of the paradigms (Structural Functionalism, Social Conflict, and Symbolic Interactionist).
Each contemporary theorist should correlate with the historical paradigms. In your explanation discuss, what was found when applying the paradigm, along with each theorist contributions to sociology. Be sure to discuss the research methods and or designs (Qualitative, Quantitative, Mixed Method, Participant Observation, Survey, and Experiment) used by each theorist when conducting research.
**Requirements**
•    Three academic references (Please do not use Wikipedia!) Perhaps the GCC Online Database: ProQuest, Opposing View Points, Encyclopedia of Sociology, CQ Researcher, Info-Track, Google Scholar, and the American Sociological Association.
•    APA format (APA Manual 6th Ed.) That is, Cover page (All member’s names of the group should appear on the cover page!), Reference page, and content, at least 750 words. Note! Only one paper per group!
•    750 -1050 words
•    Selection of  three contemporary Sociologist
•    Be sure to discuss research interest and contributions to the discipline
•    Must cite at least three references for support!
•    Be sure to cite references, format paper according to APA 6th ed. Guidelines
“,EXE # 1 Groups of Two

This assessment asks you to review 3 or more media articles (from digital and/ or hard copies of films/ TV shows/ news reports/ documentary/ YouTube sources) that have a global focus and deal with social issues.

Submission Instructions: Students should submit their assessment online.
*Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)/Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT). Check your time zone to ensure that you submit your assessment on time. If required, use a time zone converter.
Assessment Details
This assessment asks you to review 3 or more media articles (from digital and/ or hard copies of films/ TV shows/ news reports/ documentary/ YouTube sources) that have a global focus and deal with social issues. After summarising what the main issues were and how they were presented and discussed, reflect on the role of social work and social workers and what, if anything, the profession and its workers could do or did to help this situation.
Students should include the following information in their review of media stories (you can also set your own criteria):
1. What was the story about and where was it located?
2. How hard was it to find? Who is most likely to view/read it?
3. Who were the authors?
4. Who was the targeted audience?
5. What was the aim of doing/ presenting this story?
6. What is the assumed relationship between the subject(s), the presenter/writer, and the viewer/reader? Who has the power to represent, who is doing the gazing, at whom/what, and what are the implicit power issues?
7. What and who was missing from these accounts, what was left unsaid, and who was left unseen/unheard?
8. Who are the owners of the media outlets of the material researched (e.g. Murdoch or Fairfax press, an NGO, etc.).
9. What could/ did social work contribute to the issues?
Assessment 1 Criteria
1. Draws on ability to research material relevant to assessment requirements
2. Draws on ability to analyse material in a concise manner
3. Capacity to write and reference in an appropriately scholarly style, with attention to grammar, punctuation and spelling
4. Demonstrates ability to think and reflect on information gathered
5. Skills in research and reflection
6. Clarity of presentation; writing style direct and organisation
7. Referencing follows APA (7th edition) conventions as set out in academic guide
How to do well in Assessment 1
• Plan ahead and set the dates for gathering material in advance
• Research where you will most likely find material relevant to the assessment
• Decide how you will gather this material/ can anyone help in gathering material and information for your research?
• Keep focused on a particular medium and topic if that helps with keeping your focus clear
Alignment with learning outcomes: 1-3 & 6

Marking Criteria – Assessment 1 – Review of Media Stories
1. Ability to research material relevant to assessment requirements
2. Ability to analyse material in a concise manner
3. Capacity to write and reference in an appropriately scholarly style, with attention to grammar, punctuation and spelling
4. Demonstrates ability to think and reflect critically and globally on information gathered
5. Skills in research and reflection
6. Clarity of presentation; writing style direct and organisation
7. Referencing follows APA (7th edition) conventions as set out in academic guide
Total Mark: /50
Comments:

Orientation for Success in Higher Education

MN3040QA:
Orientation for Success in Higher Education
RESIT Assignment 3: Reflective Commentary
Due: 19 OCTOBER 2021, before 3PM via WebLearn
• Word limit: 1000-1500 words. You will incur penalties if you exceed the word limit.
Essay question:
Write a reflective commentary on your overall gained knowledge and performance including your strengths and challenges.
Your text font should be Times New Roman in font size 12 and double spaced (2.0)
1. Introduction (around 150-200 words)
You should include a hook, background and an outline.
2. Analysis of gained knowledge (around 800 words)
Choose 3 topics learned in your OSHE classes and illustrate your gained knowledge in these areas by discussing the key ideas, theories, strategies and criticisms.
In this section, you should be objective avoiding the use of personal pronouns and other subjective mechanisms.
To remind yourself of the topics covered, go to WebLearn Learning Materials
Tip1: Plan the structure of this section before writing!
Tip2: Use linking words to allow your ideas to flow better from point to point.
3. Analysis of performance (around 300 words)
Reflect on your overall performance based on your formal and informal feedback on assignments, presentations and general behaviour and attitude. You should identify ONE strength and ONE challenge.
In this section, you can use personal pronouns
4. Conclusion You should summarise your work (around 150-200 words)
5. Reference List (at least 3 credible sources – not included in the word count)
YOU MUST INCLUDE CITATIONS AND REFERENCES IN YOUR WORK
This assignment is weighted at 40%.
General Level 3/4
o Acquisition of broad knowledge
o Evaluate information
o Use information to plan, develop and problem solve
70-100 (A) – Excellent demonstration of comprehension of the task with evidence of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and critical appraisal
– Use of a wide variety of appropriate sources
– Transformation of knowledge, independent thinking and development of ideas.
– Ability to communicate very clearly and effectively.
– Very good evidence of preparation.
– Very good organisation, structure and presentation of work – minimal errors
– Good references, appropriate sources (quality and quantity).
– No errors in bibliography or citations.
60-69 (B) Very good Demonstration of very good comprehension of the task with evidence of analysis, synthesis, evaluation
Use of a wide variety of appropriate sources Transformation of knowledge
Independent thinking and development of ideas Ability to communication clearly and effectively Very good evidence of preparation
Very good organisation, structure and presentation of work – minimal errors
Good references, appropriate sources (quality and quantity). Minimal or no errors in reference list or citations.
50-59 (C) Adequate – Satisfactory Some analysis but limited
Some insight and exploration of ideas Sound conclusions No significant inaccuracies or omissions
Some analysis, evaluation or synthesis of information
Lacking clarity at times Some evidence of preparation Referencing is sound. Mostly appropriate sources. Numerous
errors or inconsistencies
40-49 (D) All learning outcomes met
Competent (practical) May be incomplete in knowledge (some errors or omissions) Insufficient analysis, evaluation or synthesis Limited application of theories/knowledge
An awareness of appropriate principles/theories/techniques
Irrelevance to the task at times
Disorganised work with weak standard of presentation Numerous aberrations
from the requirements of the task
Referencing is attempted although may be inconsistent, many errors, weak sources
Condoned Pass 30-39 (F1) Learning outcomes not met
Little relevant knowledge Lacking structure Numerous errors in structure and form Limited understanding of concepts/theories
No appropriate analysis, evaluation or synthesis Significant inaccuracies/omissions Not competent
Little or no attempt to use references and if so very weak with errors
Fail 0-29 Learning Outcomes not met

Clinical leadership is not an important consideration to a graduate RN. It is more important to increase my confidence and improve my clinical skills to be a competent clinician.

Discuss and analyse in more detail 2 of the discussion posts that you submitted for assessment task (AT) 2 and use contemporary literature for support. For the 2 posts that you choose, you are to discuss and analyse professional leadership in nursing in further detail. Building on your engagement from the online forum posts you will re-write and expand your responses through the application of sound written and analytical communication skills, to analyse in greater depth the major theoretical foundations of leadership and their application to nursing practice. This is to demonstrate your understanding of the contribution of sound leadership that enhances service delivery to improve health care outcomes. You must read and research widely and use further contemporary literature to support your stance. You must also include again as you did in AT2, screen shot evidence of your original entire posts and response posts in a single (1) collated word document via the Turnitin assignment drop boxes in the campus tile of the NRSG375 LEO site. This AT has a word limit of 1200 words +/- 10%.
Topics:
Post 1 – Modules 1 & 2.
Clinical leadership is not an important consideration to a graduate RN. It is more important to increase my confidence and improve my clinical skills to be a competent clinician. Critically reflect and discuss in your first online post (ensure you support your point of view with contemporary literature) Modules 1 & 2. (LO2) Post 2 – Modules 3 & 4.
Autonomy and accountability are inherent to nursing as a profession. How do these professional expectations related to leadership qualities enable the RNs practice? Critically reflect and discuss this for your second online post (ensure you support your point of view with contemporary literature) Modules 3 & 4. (LO4).
Post 3 – Modules 5 & 6
What elements enable and enhance positive change and innovation in the health care environment, should I be contributing to as a graduate RN? Critically reflect and discuss this for your third online post (ensure you support your point of view with contemporary literature) Modules 5 & 6. (LO5).
You are expected to approach this assessment task as an opportunity to showcase your written analytical skills in the format of an academic paper. You may find the following link to the academic skill unit page on academic writing of assistance with this. https://leo.acu.edu.au/mod/book/view.php?id=1888062&chapterid=116929
The expectation is that you build on the use of the contemporary literature to support your view in responding to the topics/questions from your online posts in assignment 2 in this next assessment task. The following link may assist you to do that. https://leo.acu.edu.au/mod/book/view.php?id=1888100
Referencing is integral to academic writing, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the prescribed referencing convention is the APA referencing style. You may wish to revisit these requirements at the following link.
https://leo.acu.edu.au/mod/book/view.php?id=1888106&chapterid=116998
Please refer to the rubric for this assessment task below as a further guide to assessment expectations.
You are required to submit evidence (screen shot) of your x6 online posts from Assessment Task 2 as a part of this Assessment Task 3. Please submit these as part of the document submitted for assessment task 3 in a single document.

Criterion Referenced Rubric: Assessment 3 – Written Assignment (45%)
Criteria
(marks)
Expected High Distinction
(HD)
Standard Expected Distinction (D)
Standard Expected Credit (CR)
Standard Expected Pass (PA)
Standard Fail (NN)
Standard Fail (NN)
(No attempt made)
Introduction
10 marks There is a comprehensive introduction that outlines the topic of each discussion post
Contextualises the scope, content and the sequence
of each of the two discussion posts. There is a thorough introduction that outlines the topic of each discussion post
Profiles the scope, content and the sequence of each of the two discussion posts. There is a clear introduction that outlines some of the topic of each discussion post,
Profiles some content and sequencing is apparent in most of the two discussion posts. There is an obvious introduction that outlines the topic of discussion posts.
Some content and sequencing is discernible in most of the two discussion posts. There is an introductory sentence that outlines the topic of discussion posts.
Some parts of the content and sequencing are unclear and or absent. There is no introduction.
Discussion is not clear and no evidence of
sequencing.
Content and
Discussion
35 marks Student has highlighted all the relevant factors.
Comprehensively explained, analysed and applied the concepts/ issues and their significance.
Referred to relevant theory to comprehensively support their stance. Student has highlighted all the relevant factors.
Explained, analysed and applied the concepts/ issues and their importance.
Referred to relevant theory on most occasions to support discussion of
their stance.
Student has highlighted most of the relevant factors.
Explained, analysed and applied most of the concepts/ issues and their relevance on nearly all occasions.
Referred to relevant theory to support discussion of their stance on most occasions. Some content is relevant to the topic of each discussion post.
Basic explanation and analysis of some concepts/
issues and their applicability on most occasions.
Referred to relevant theory to support discussion of their stance on few occasions. There is insufficient content of each discussion post, that is relevant to the topic,
Unsatisfactory explanation with no analysis or application of the concepts.
Did not refer to relevant theory to support discussion of their stance. The content discussion are not appropriate.
Did not refer to theory to support discussion of
their stance.
Critical Thinking &
Evidence Based Reasoning
30 marks Links between examples and high levels of evidence/literature provided on all occasions.
An argument is presented and well supported with relevant evidence. Links between examples and high levels of evidence/literature provided on most occasions.
An argument is presented with supported appropriate evidence. Links between examples and evidence/ literature provided on some occasions.
An argument is presented with varying quality of evidence.
Links between examples and evidence from literature provided on few occasions.
An argument is presented with minimal support of evidence.
No links to evidence and/or literature provided.
Arguments made are not supported by evidence.
No links to evidence and/or
literature provided.
There is no clear argument presented.
Sequencing & Accuracy
15 marks The content succinctly matches the outline presented in the introduction.
Writing is organised in a logical manner so that content flows, and there
are clear linking sentences.
There is a rational and comprehensive conclusion. The content matches the outline presented in the introduction.
Most writing is organised in a logical manner.
There is a rational and thorough conclusion. The content mostly matches the outline of introduction.
Writing is not always logically sequenced. There is a clear conclusion.
The content follows the introduction
Writing is logically
sequenced on some occasions.
There is a conclusion. There is not a clear introduction, body or conclusion.
The writing is not clearly organised. There is no linking of content to the introduction or conclusion.
Writing is not discernible.
Sources &
Referencing
Evidence of online discussion forum posts attached
10 marks Accurate use of APA referencing with consistent use of credible in-text citations and ref list.
All screen shots of entire posts (from AT2) provided.
Accurate use of APA referencing with regular use of credible in-text citations and ref list.
All screen shots of entire posts provided.
Satisfactory use of APA referencing with mostly credible in-text citations and ref list. All screen shots of entire posts provided.
Adequate use of APA referencing with occasional use of credible in-text citations and ref list.
Some screen shots of entire posts provided.
Many inaccuracies with the APA referencing style.
Minimal number screen shots of entire posts provided.
No evidence of use of APA refencing.
No screen shots of entire posts provided.

Find from the internet any case study that is related to operation and supply chain or a case study that is about project management system,

Q: Find from the internet any case study that is related to operation and supply chain or a case study that is about project management system, and analyse the case study and write the analysis according to the case study analysis outline. Follow the outline of the case study that is attached.
Important note: the case study analysis outline is attached to the email also.
CASE STUDY ANALYSIS GENERAL OUTLINE
I – TITLE OF THE CASE
II – TIME CONTEXT
(The approximate time when the case happened. Consider only this time period when
you analyze the case.)
III – VIEW POINT
(Consider always the point of view by the concerned officer/s based on the course being undertaken example: Marketing Director if the subject is marketing management, CEO if business Policy/ management.)
IV- AREAS OF CONSIDERATION
A.
• Provide a short company background.
• State briefly the critical facts from the case that have affected the historical direction and performance of the focal firm.
• State critical incidents that may have bearing to the occurrence of the problem in the case. (Cause of the problem)
• Show how these critical facts lead to a particular focus for you analysis.

B. Situational Analysis
1. General Environmental Analysis
• Technology
• Demographic Trends
• Economic Trends
• Political/Legal Environment
• Socio-Cultural Environment
• Global Environment
2. Industry Analysis
• Study the effects of the general environment trends on the local industry.
3. SWOT Analysis
V- STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
• Based on the areas of consideration come up with central problem of the case. Or you can enumerate the problems you find and arrange them in order of significance in order to be able to identify the central problem.
• Always write one line statement of the problem either a declarative statement form of question form.
VI – ALTERNATIVE COURSES OF ACTION
• Provide at least three alternative courses of action (ACA1, ACA2, and ACA3) as proposed solution to the problem of the case.
• You may provide brief explanation of each ACA.
VII – ALTERNATIVE EVALUATION
• Evaluate the proposed alternatives by providing the advantages and disadvantage of each. Your choice should be a defensible one and provide more benefits than all the given alternatives.
A. Alternative Choice
• The best alternative should be explained in this portion and defended.
B. Recommendation
• Propose other solutions or strategies you think will also help solve or even prevent the problem from recurring again.
VIII- PLAN OF ACTION
• Provide a program of activities in order to implement the selected course of action.
• A Gantt chart is recommended for the purpose.

What factors would you take into account in evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of an organisation’s performance management system (including its appraisal and reward systems)?

(a) What factors would you take into account in evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of an organisation’s performance management system (including its appraisal and reward systems)?
AND
(b) Having regard to your discussion at (a) above, evaluate the performance management system of an organisation with which you are familiar.
OR
2. Answer both parts:
(a) What steps would you take to identify and diagnose the culture of an organisation and what factors would you take into account in that process?
AND
(b) Having regard to your discussion at (a) above, provide a description of the culture of an organisation with which you are familiar and assess the appropriateness of that culture to the requirements of the organisation.

This is an Individual Poster Descriptive PowerPoint Slides (max 500 words) where you will be required to demonstrate your understanding of the structures and functioning of a business. Y

This is an Individual Poster Descriptive PowerPoint Slides (max 500 words) where you will be required to demonstrate your understanding of the structures and functioning of a business. You will also show your business knowledge from the module and discuss political, economic, socio-cultural and technological elements and their impact on the business.
You have to create an Electronic Poster along with a description in the PowerPoint notes section. Be creative and use images and pictures. Your Poster should clearly tell the assessor what it is trying to convey.
Individually you will be assigned one of the following businesses:
Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury, Nike, Apple,
Samsung, H&M, PriMark, Waitrose & John Lewis
Marking Criteria
Demonstrate business awareness and knowledge
Show understanding of the structure and functions of the business
Understand the external environment and its impact on the business
Clear and Creative Poster and Presentation
Use at least 3 academic references using journal articles and books with a Reference list using Harvard Referencing.
Grading Scheme for Assignment 1 for MN3042QA
Assignment: Poster Presentation
Marking criteria Letter grade Mark recorded
The extent to which the work shows evidence of EXCELLENT RESEARCH:
• You have undertaken EXCELLENT research demonstrated by your organisational knowledge
• Shows excellent understanding of the structure and functions of the business
• Excellent Understanding of the external environment and its impact on the business
• Exceptionally Clear and Creative Poster
• Excellent Level of professionalism in the lay out and structure/presentation with in text referencing and reference list using the Harvard referencing system
• Extensive Harvard Referencing (Minimum 3 Academic Referencing)
– Evidence of wide reading, application and referencing
A
70-100
The extent to which the work shows evidence of VERY GOOD RESEARCH:
• You have undertaken very good research demonstrated by your organisational knowledge
• Shows very good understanding of the structure and functions of the business
• Very good Understanding of the external environment and its impact on the business
• Very good/Clear and Creative Poster
• Good Level of professionalism in the lay out and structure/presentation with in text referencing and reference list using the Harvard referencing system
• Harvard Referencing (Minimum 3 Academic Referencing)
– Evidence of some reading, application and referencing. Need to focus on Harvard Referencing
B
60-69
The extent to which the work shows GOOD/REASONABLE RESEARCH:
• You have undertaken good research demonstrated by your organisational knowledge
• Shows reasonable understanding of the structure and functions of the business
• Reasonable Understanding of the external environment and its impact on the business
• Poster needs more clarity
• Acceptable Level of professionalism in the lay out and structure of the Poster with some incorrect in text referencing and reference list
• Harvard referencing needs improvement.
• Acceptable Evidence of reading, application and referencing.
C
50-59
The extent to which the work shows adequate, but limited and weak research:
• You have undertaken limited research demonstrated by your organisational knowledge
• Understanding of the structure and functions of the business needs more work
• Understanding of the external environment and its impact on the business needs more clarity
• Poster needs more clarity
• Inadequate Level of professionalism in the layout and structure/presentation with in text referencing and reference list using the Harvard referencing system
Some evidence of reading, that is, Harvard referencing needs improvement
D
40-49
Does not address the assignment criteria. Presents minimal material related to the topic. Little evidence of understanding of the theory. Poor structure. Little evidence of scholarship and Harvard referencing Condoned Pass
F1
30-39
Learning Outcomes not met Fail 0-29

The construction of a sports centre uses the beam in Figure 3. The beam is an 800WB122 unstiffened section. The WB section is of grade 300PLUS. The design loads cause bending about the major axis,

The construction of a sports centre uses the beam in Figure 3. The beam is an 800WB122 unstiffened section. The WB section is of grade 300PLUS. The design loads cause bending about the major axis, a. Use the applied design loads to check the adequacy of the unstiffened WB section in shear.
b. If stiffeners with a spacing of 1150mm are incorporated into the design of the beam: determine the new shear strength of the beam.

Explain a range of communication theories and strategies.

1. Explain a range of communication theories and strategies.
2. Identify and analyse effective communication practices.
3. Apply effective communication strategies and skills across professional contexts.
Task Description:
Students will write a 1,500 word blog titled ‘reflections on my professional communication’. Although the writing will follow writing conventions appropriate for a blog, the reflections will be influenced by communication theories and strategies.
The blog should mainly can draw upon reflections derived from students’ observations of their communication in professional contexts but may also include the student’s thoughts on their communication observed during assessments 1, 2 and assessment 3.
Students can either present the blog on the template provided on LMS, or for provide a weblink (via LMS) for those who already have a blog and wish to use this.
Students will be assessed on:
Demonstration of the connection and significance of your reflections to professional communication (40 marks)
Interpretation of reflective writing through the conventions of a blog post (30 marks)
Demonstration of quality research (20 marks)
Demonstration of accurate referencing (10 marks)