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You have been provided with an article which examines current international issues and offers an analysis of what is happening and applies a theory. Your task is to offer a critical review of the article. This is to be written in your own words. There is no need for any additional research for this paper. All you need for resources is your textbook, and your notes As this is a report style assignment (not an essay), there is no need for an introduction or conclusion. You can use subheadings. Writing skills – grammar and spelling etc– remain important.

 

 

Take Home Exam  (1000 words) – Critical Review of one article

 

You have been provided with an article which examines current international issues and offers an analysis of what is happening and applies a theory. Your task is to offer a critical review of the article.

 

  • This is to be written in your own words.
  • There is no need for any additional research for this paper. All you need for resources is your textbook, and your notes
  • As this is a report style assignment (not an essay), there is no need for an introduction or conclusion. You can use subheadings. Writing skills – grammar and spelling etc– remain important.

 

 

Summary of argument in article (Application of theory and case) – 300 words

 

You need to write a clear statement of the issue or problem addressed in the article and an explanation of what it has given rise to.

 

Break the article into the following three sub-headings:

 

  • What is the problem?
  • What are the main points (offer two or three key points in the paper)?
  • Which theory is used and how was it applied?
  • Note – It is ok if this section has a descriptive element.

 

 

Strengths and weaknesses of article (your analysis) – 600 words

 

In this section you need to offer a critical approach to the key points discussed in the article. Here are some points to consider (ok to use sub-headings) to assist with your analysis.

 

  • How valid is the author’s main argument/s?
  • Did the author offer sufficient evidence?
  • Was the theory explained and used effectively?
  • Were you persuaded by the article?
  • Reflect on what we have discussed during the semester:
  • Connect theory raised in article to discussions in class
  • Draw on relevant points/examples from the textbook and notes that could be linked to the key points in the article.  A good example is the level of analysis (Individual/state/international system) approach used throughout the book.

 

 

 

Recommendations – 100 words

 

Based on your summary and critique you need to offer a recommendation about the article:

 

 

  • Was the use of theory accessible? What did you gain from reading the paper?
  • Would you recommend the article to a fellow student in Introduction to International Relations?

 

 

 

Prescribed Textbook

Introduction to International Relations: Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives Joseph Greico, G.John Ikenberry and Michael Mastanduno (eds), Palgrave, 2015.

 

 Reference

You have to reference the article and the book.

This assignment requires you to write a 750 to 1000 word essay that makes an argument about how best to address global poverty.   Your goal in this paper is to argue a specific position within the larger debate about how best to address the issue of global poverty

 

Argument Essay

 

Assignment:

This assignment requires you to write a 750 to 1000 word essay that makes an argument about how best to address global poverty.

 

Your goal in this paper is to argue a specific position within the larger debate about how best to address the issue of global poverty

 

To do this, you should addressing the following questions:

 

  • What is the problem?

Research information on facts about poverty- where, who, how many, why.

 

  • What sorts of solutions are currently being proposed?

Research information on how poverty is being addressed now or in the future

 

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of those proposals?

Research and your own position.

 

  • Which proposals do you believe are most effective, and why?

Research and your own position

 

 

 

Purpose:

Your purpose in this essay is to develop an argument for how best to address rising poverty. Your essay should demonstrate critical thinking and logical reasoning, and your writing must be supported by convincing textual evidence from the readings.

 

 

Formatting:

Your final draft must be in APA, which means that it must have 1-inch top, bottom, right and left margins; be double spaced and set in 12pt. Times New Roman font; and include running headers with last name and page numbers. Your final paper must also include APA in-text citations and a properly formatted APA reference list.

 

Process

 

  1. Provisional thesis.
  2. Make a bibliography of at least 10 citations (at least one scholarly Journal article!)
  3. Rewrite the thesis

 

Bibliography example

 

 

Max Roser and Esteban Ortiz-Ospina (2018) – “Global Extreme Poverty”. OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: ‘https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty’

 

 

“It is important to note that the International Poverty Line is extremely low. Indeed, ‘extreme poverty’ is an adequate term for those living under this low threshold. Focusing on extreme poverty is important precisely because it captures those most in need. However, it is also important to point out that living conditions well above the International Poverty Line can still be characterized by poverty and hardship. Accordingly, in this entry we will also discuss the global distribution of people below poverty lines that are higher than the International Poverty Line of 1.90 int.-$.”

 

 

 

No author. 11 Facts about poverty.( n.d) https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-global-poverty

 

 

  1. Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.
  2. 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
  3. 805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat. Food banks are especially important in providing food for people that can’t afford it themselves. Run a food drive outside your local grocery store so people in your community have enough to eat. Sign up for Supermarket Stakeout.
  4. More than 750 million people lack adequate access to clean drinking water. Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally, or approximately 2,300 people per day.
  5. In 2011, 165 million children under the age 5 were stunted (reduced rate of growth and development) due to chronic malnutrition.

 

 

Barringer M   (2017, April 29)  10 ways to reduce poverty in the world. The Borgen Project. https://borgenproject.org/10-ways-to-reduce-poverty-in-the-world/

 

  1. Develop and implement rapid and sustained economic growth policiesand programs, in areas such as health, education, nutrition and sanitation, allowing the poor to participate and contribute to the growth. Studies show that a 10 percent increase in a country’s average income reduces poverty by as much as 20-30 percent.
  2. Improve management of water and other natural resources.Most of the rural poor depend on agriculture or other natural resources for their livelihood. Consequently, it is necessary that they have more equitable access to those resources so they are better able to manage their resources.
  3. Invest in and implement agricultural programs.China has helped 800 million people out of poverty since 1978. As a part of its strategy to eradicate poverty by 2020, the Agricultural Bank of China will lend more than $400 billion to help develop rural areas, fund education, infrastructure, and crop production.
  4. Encourage countries to engage in trade as a path out of poverty.Trade is the key to growth and prosperity. Some of the world’s poorest countries including Indonesia, Botswana and Brazil have traded their way out of poverty.

 

Write a minimum 1,000-word essay that discusses the pros and cons of each of the four options and which one you would most likely incorporate in your study. Include your rationale for your choice and backed up with appropriate references and citations.

When using the test for homogeneity of variance, basically four outcomes or options can be considered if a violation of the homogeneity of variance assumption is violated. These include:

Option 1:
Since a violation of the homogeneity of variance assumption occurred, the independent t-test may not be the appropriate statistical procedure for analysis of data. Therefore, we may opt for a lower order non-parametric statistical test.
Option 2:
Since a violation of the homogeneity of variance assumption occurred, the independent t-test may not be the appropriate statistical procedure for analysis of data. Therefore, we will abandon the test all together.
Option 3:
Even though we violated the homogeneity of variance assumption, we will continue to use the parametric measure due to the robust nature of the tests.
Option 4:
Resample with a larger sample size and retest.

Write a minimum 1,000-word essay that discusses the pros and cons of each of the four options and which one you would most likely incorporate in your study. Include your rationale for your choice and backed up with appropriate references and citations.

Briefly discuss the significance to you of the school or summer activity in which you have been most involved. (1/2 page, single-spaced, or approximately 300-400 words  depending on font size)

 

  • If you could only do one of the activities you have listed in the Activities section of your application, which one would you keep doing? Why? (max 150)

Prompt 1: Briefly discuss the significance to you of the school or summer activity in which you have been most involved. (1/2 page, single-spaced, or approximately 300-400 words  depending on font size)

 

What about being a student at the University most excites you? (250 words)

 

Describe your academic and career plans and any special interest (for example, undergraduate research, academic interests, leadership opportunities, etc.) that you are eager to pursue as an undergraduate at Indiana University. Also, if you encountered any unusual circumstances, challenges, or obstacles in pursuit of your education, share those experiences and how you overcame them. (Response required in 200-400 words.)

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS…. Using relevant legal authority and commentary, critically discuss the considerations of the court, when exercising their equitable discretion to grant interlocutory/ interim injunctions, and how (if at all) these considerations are affected by the Human Rights Act 1998. Advise Mr Smithon any equitable remedies that may be available to Rev Ltd.

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS…
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CHOICE 1 ‘…[W]here interlocutory injunctions are sought to restrain publication before trial in cases involving a breach of confidence, privacy or libel, the court must look at the strength of the case and not apply American Cyanamid.’ Jamie Glister and James Lee, Hanbury and Martin: Modern Equity (20thedn, Sweet & Maxwell 2015) 776.

Using relevant legal authority and commentary, critically discuss the considerations of the court, when exercising their equitable discretion to grant interlocutory/ interim injunctions, and how (if at all) these considerations are affected by the Human Rights Act 1998.

OR CHOICE 2

In 2013 Rev Ltd set up as a small car manufacturing company. Over the last few years, car sales have increased steadily though they still only have about 1% of the car sales market in the UK. Their main selling point is that they are eco-friendly and cost-efficient. Rev Ltd has just invented a new emissions control system. Recent test results show that this new system will cut the emission of carbon monoxide gas to zero. This will allow them to break into the European car market. Rev Ltd has applied for a patent on their new system. Rev Ltd has recently learned that Renton, the largest car manufacturer in Europe, is about to launch their own new emissions control system, which appears to have exactly the same technology as that of Rev Ltd. Rev Ltd fear that this is a copy of their system and is a breach of their patent.

Mr Smith, the managing director of Rev Ltd is also worried about another matter. He has been contacted recently by Mr Jones, the editor of Bottom Gear which is the UK’s top-selling car magazine. Mr Jones said that he has been given confidential Rev Ltd documents which prove that the results of Rev Ltd tests on its new emissions control system were fixed and not honestly obtained. Mr Smith has denied these accusations but is concerned as Mr Jones has said that he will publish the story in the next issue of Bottom Gear, which is due to go to press in one week.

Advise Mr Smithon any equitable remedies that may be available to Rev Ltd.

 This exercise asks us to imagine in producing our work that we are a Secretariat, or a group of people who have the responsibility for learning these theories so well—including through probing their assumptions & implications, and systematically developing our viewpoints in relation to these—that we can be relied upon, as an expert collective, to present these ideas clearly to each other (standing in for an imagined educated but uninformed public who must act upon our counsel, itself representing our own intellectual development over time).

This exercise asks us to imagine in producing our work that we are a Secretariat, or a group of people who have the responsibility for learning these theories so well—including through probing their assumptions & implications, and systematically developing our viewpoints in relation to these—that we can be relied upon, as an expert collective, to present these ideas clearly to each other (standing in for an imagined educated but uninformed public who must act upon our counsel, itself representing our own intellectual development over time).

Analysis should be discussed fully—presented stepwise and clearly, with sociological framing, in the Analysis section. Unpack claims: Pose a claim, show how.
Examples of great statements for analysis:

– “The carceral state has replaced the welfare state because there are electoral incentives for increased criminalization. For example relying on short-term punitive fixes increases the costs of investing in better education and health care systems, therefore investing in long-term punitive fixes is viewed as the better option.”

­Explain. For example, is “investing in long-term punitive fixes” the same as Murakawa’s suggestion, decriminalization, or Myerson & Smith’s (2014) economic (employment, wealth & taxation) reforms?

– “Liberals and Conservatives used the idea of the black criminal figure as a way to justify exploitative labour, segregation and the maintenance of white supremacy.”

­How?

The point of the assignment’s subheaded and bullet point format is not to substitute for clarity and logical development.

The point of this format is to prioritize developing your argument step-wise, in close relationship/fealty to the reading, in the “Analysis & Alternatives” section.

Goals:

1) Produce a reliable review through fealty to the text. This does not necessarily mean agreement. It means a rigorous reading and reporting.

2) Exercising our logical faculties, thinking in terms of conveying ideas clearly as well as efficiently.

The point of using this format is to prioritize systematic, step wise analysis (including dialectical analysis) that is very clear, thorough, and easy to follow.

Key Messages should be clear, brief “take-away” restatements of the description of the theory & implications, the argument built carefully, fully, step-wise, and rigorously in the Analysis section.

Function: Reinforcement.

Cite these sorts of things:

“Even relatively short prison sentences have negative effects on those who are incarcerated, these effects include decreased wages and impaired health over the long term.”

A comparative analysis of the CISG and the English Based Law. The paper should include key differences between the CISG and British Law and concentrate on the legal differences and arguments for the UK not adopting the CISG

 

A comparative analysis of the CISG and the English Based Law

 

 

The research paper must be 8 pages (excluding bibliography)

 

  1. a clear research thesis detailing the legal issues being examined,
  2. explain the analytical approach (legislative and case-law based) taken,
  3. explore the history and context of the legal issues, and
  4. the legal and non-legal interpretation and application of core legal principles and concepts central to legal issues examined by the paper.

 

You are required to follow the appropriate rules of citation, use either endnotes or footnotes (not in-text citation), and compile a thorough bibliography.

 

The paper should include key differences between the CISG and British Law and concentrate on the legal differences and arguments for the UK not adopting the CISG

Describe how you would design a qualitative study to explore the experiences of students transition to University life. Describe how you would design a qualitative study to explore the experiences of people who are unemployed and living on welfare benefits.

PS2001 Lab Report

 

 

  1. Describe how you would design a qualitative study to explore the experiences of students transition to University life.

 

  1. Describe how you would design a qualitative study to explore the experiences of people who are unemployed and living on welfare benefits.

 

  1. Describe how you would design a qualitative study to explore the experiences of people who experience ‘hearing voices’.

 

 

For this lab report you are going to design a Qualitative research study from one of the proposed research projects above.

 

You need to include the following:

 

A small literature review of the topic.

Include your overall research question, your aims and objectives.

Outline the methodology you have chosen to use, IPA? Thematic analysis?

What form of interviews will you employ?

Who are your participants, give specific details and justify why they have been targeted.

How will you collect your data, what special considerations need to be attended to?

Given your chosen methodology, how will you analyse your data (give descriptive details)

Explain any ethics considerations pertinent to your research study.

How will you demonstrate the quality and rigor of your study?

Your study must have excellent grammar and good formatting.   Each section must have excellent referencing.

 

 

In the Appendix I would like you to include a Topic Guide with a list of the questions you would ask the interviewee.

 

You need to take extra special care to avoid plagiarism.

 

In week 5 I will talk you through this again in the Friday session on Report Writing.

Watch this Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lhVUedc1a4) and identify what she presents as the 4 elements of Motivation, and tell us if you agree, disagree or do you think there are other factors that contribute to motivation besides the one she presents.

What Motivates you to wake up in the morning and get you going either to school or to work?
Watch this Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lhVUedc1a4) and identify what she presents as the 4
elements of Motivation, and tell us if you agree, disagree or do you think there are other factors that contribute to
motivation besides the one she presents.What Motivates you to wake up in the morning and get you going either to school or to work?
Watch this Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lhVUedc1a4) and identify what she presents as the 4
elements of Motivation, and tell us if you agree, disagree or do you think there are other factors that contribute to
motivation besides the one she presents.

Find a popular literature article on the topic of health or nutrition with which you disagree. Write a rebuttal article. The article you choose should be have written in a magazine, newspaper, ets. And be no more than 2 years old. When representing your points of disagreement please support your counter argument with information from a minimum of 3 outised sources including at least 2 pieces of peer reviewed literature.

Find a popular literature article on the topic of health or nutrition with which you disagree. Write a rebuttal article. The article you choose should be have written in a magazine, newspaper, ets. And be no more than 2 years old. When representing your points of disagreement please support your counter argument with information from a minimum of 3 outised sources including at least 2 pieces of peer reviewed literature. Find a popular literature article on the topic of health or nutrition with which you disagree. Write a rebuttal article. The article you choose should be have written in a magazine, newspaper, ets. And be no more than 2 years old. When representing your points of disagreement please support your counter argument with information from a minimum of 3 outised sources including at least 2 pieces of peer reviewed literature.