1 Topic: Information Technology Instructions In February, 2014, General Motors announced an ignition switch recall that included around 2.6 million vehicles worldwide. This recall ignited a great deal of controversy over the efficacy of operational practices that allowed the recall to become an issue, thus threatening the safety of GM customers and seriously eroding public trust in the organization. As a business analyst skilled in the area of operational excellence, you are to produce a presentation that leverages your skills in all areas of Operations Management and provides credible recommendations for improvement in the GM operational structure that is responsible for selling and servicing the vehicles involved in this critically important recall. Therefore, the scope of your review will be limited to what the corporation did and/or should have done once the fatal flaw was detected. Your review should not encompass processes upstream from the service function, which eliminates the need to analyze engineering, design, manufacturing, and assembly operations. Your audience for this presentation will be six top GM executives responsible for activities in service operations, which includes, for purposes of this assignment, those responsible for investigating, launching, and managing product recalls. Your presentation should include: List of key relevant issues related to the ignition recall, including near-term and long-term negative impact. Discussion of findings related to current or past service / recall practices leading to the current situation. Recommendation for leveraging Information Technology personnel and resources to improve the recall process. Recommendations for improving operations and supply chain management independent of IT operations. Timeline for completing next steps toward an improved recall process. Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists. Support your presentation with at least five scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included. Length: 15-20 slides (with a separate reference slide) Notes Length: 150-200 words for each slide Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information.4 2. Title persuasive essay about teengae pregnancy affects the future of both the child and the mother Assignment type Presentation or Speech 3 Topic: PROJECT: LOCAL ECOSYSTEMS Instructions An ecosystem is a grouping of plants and animals in a specific environment. Ecosystems are all around us. They exist in our neighborhood ponds, community soccer fields, and even in our own backyards. For this project, you will examine and explore a local ecosystem. Materials outdoor area like a field or garden string magnifying glass thermometer popsicle sticks paper small gardening tools Directions Find a small outdoor area to investigate. Mark off the perimeter of the area using popsicle sticks and string. Observe the area once a day for one week. Record the temperature, weather, and other observations each day. Draw and label a picture of the ecosystem. Respond to the following questions and prompts using at least 250 words: What were the biotic and abiotic factors in the ecosystem? List the populations in the ecosystem. Which population was the largest? Which was the smallest? Describe one niche in the ecosystem. 4 Topic: Streamline existing business processes Instructions Description take an existing well known business (for example, Paramount Pictures), and use your knowledge to streamline existing business processes that exist there. write a paper that explains why the business process should be streamlined (state the problem). Then explain how existing technologies could be used to streamline these processes. Then explain in detail, the new processes (involving the new technology). Diagram to show the flow 5. Topic: REPORT: TEENAGE DRUNK DRIVING Instructions As you have learned, alcohol can cause a heightened sense of confidence that leads people to believe they can drive safely when they are actually a danger to themselves and others. Alcohol consumption is a major contributor to motor vehicle accidents. Teenage drunk driving is an exceptional problem. Not only do drunk individuals pose a risk on the road, but teenagers are less experienced drivers than adults, compounding the problem. Compose a report discussing teenage drunk driving. The report should contain facts and statistics about the percentage of drunk driving accidents that are caused by teenagers. You should also include the effects of these accidents on teenagers and their families. For instance, what proportion of accidents results in death for the driver, the passengers, or the occupants of another vehicle? Your report should also include an account of a particular accident involving a drunken teenager as a driver. It should discuss the consequences of the accident, including any injuries sustained and discipline following the incident. This incident can be one that has affected someone you know, someone in your community, or someone in your state. Finally, your report should conclude with a paragraph about what you have learned. How serious is underage drinking? How does it affect behavior? Who are the victims in drunk driving accidents? Reflect upon the knowledge you have gained while completing this report. Note: Include a "Works Cited" section that documents your sources used for retrieving statistical and factual information. 6 Topic: Risks to Human and Ecosystem Health:Government and Corporate Behavior Description 5 page minimum not including title page and bibliography, instructions are attached. 7 Topic: Technology Description 1300 – 1500 words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVqcoB798Is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF1JgIWbSlQ In his essay, ?The Internet: Is It Changing the Way We Think??, author John Naughton notes that just because people have fretted about the impact of each new piece of communication technology (including writing and printing), and life went on, it doesn?t mean that their fears were not valid. What concerns are people expressing about the Internet and Google? Are these valid fears? You will need at least 3 different in-text citations from the videos and the readings. Your discussion will be 1300-1500 words in length, and you will provide a Works Cited list in MLA format for texts and videos on the last page of your essay. Be sure to check your writing Everyday Writer supplement for correct formatting. Proofread for grammatical errors, missing words, spelling, and basic formatting adjustments. This is an argumentative/persuasive essay. 8 Topic: The impact of climate change dry land maize production in ZimbBWE 9 Title Research Paper- Nutritional Analysis of Client Information Description Nutrition BIOL 310: Client Case Study Assignment This assignment is to read and assess the food diary, survey entries and statements by a ?client?. You will turn in a report on your ?client?. You will be familiar with the type of information in the case study and you will apply your knowledge that you have gained this term to assess this person and their nutritional status and make reasonable suggestions toward improving their nutrition based on their goals, preferences, and needs. Over a large part of this term you have been working with food analysis software programs. First, you compared several programs and then you used one program to enter food that you ate during three 3-day periods that covered more than a complete week and included all of the days of the week at least once. You should now be familiar with the input of foods and the type of information that you get out of these types of programs and how to assess the information, at least at a fundamental level. You will now be challenged to look at someone else?s reports and make an interpretation and assessment. Each student will be assigned one of five case studies. The case studies are similar to the three 3-day food diaries that you did for your assignments, but also include a retrospective survey. The survey askes the client to recall, for the past year, the types and amounts of food they ate. The client also reports their BMI, BMR and EER calculations. When you receive your case study, you should spend some time reading it, read the statements that your client wrote, to get an idea who they are and what their goals are and their preferences. You should then look over their three 3-day reports from the foodtracker program. Lastly, you should examine their survey entries. Take notes as you read the three sections of the case. Report requirements: This is a report, not a series of answers to questions. I expect a report format ? complete sentences and paragraphs and organization. Use sections and headings if you think it is appropriate. You are a professional now and have lot of knowledge of nutrition. Use MLA style for your references. You can see some style guidance for reports in the ?Book of Students?. These reports should be at least 2.5 pages, but not more than 5 pages text, not including figures, tables, graphs, etc. After you read your case study, you should write a paragraph of your first impressions. This should be included as the introduction to your report. You should then assess your ?client?. Describe the person, use the parts of the ABCDE evaluation what you can of the clients health. If you could, what else of the ABCDE evaluations would you like to have and say why. Is your client being honest and are they aware or not? Awareness and honesty are two different things. What is their attitude toward their diet and health and willingness to change? What will be the limiting factors to any suggestion you make to your client? Use the BMI, BMR, EER to assess your client and anything else they may have said in their 3-Day Diary reports. You will then assess their diet. What are your client?s energy needs based on EER calculation and the foodtracker calories? Does the three 3-day diaries and the survey agree as far as food entries? Say what agrees and what doesn?t agree. How do you use these two pieces of information for assessing your client?s diet? What do they tell you about your client? You will then assess their nutritional status. Does your client meet their energy needs? Using the foodtracker reports for the three 3-day food diaries, identify your client?s nutritional deficiencies and problems. With the knowledge you have of your client ? health, honesty, awareness, goals, diet, nutritional status, preferences ? make a plan for your client. Say what you would do to follow up on your client?s plan. 10 EXPERIMENT: BIODEGRADABILITY Description EXPERIMENT: BIODEGRADABILITY Do you have chores around the house? Is one of them taking out the trash? What do you think happens to the garbage you leave on the curb for the trash company? About 55% of garbage in the United States is dumped in landfills. Unfortunately, most trash will stay in a landfill for hundreds of years. Many products used today are disposable, meaning they are used only a few times before being thrown away. Most disposable products are made of materials that do not decompose or break down easily. These products are not biodegradable. For this experiment, you will determine the biodegradability of different materials. Materials shovel or trowel compost bin (can be purchased from a local garden or hardware store) dirt twigs and branches grass clippings or leaves food garbage (such as banana peels and apple cores) plastic cup newspaper aluminum foil tissues paper towels tin can Directions Choose a flat, dry area for your compost pile. Add two inches of wet dirt to the bottom of the compost bin. Lay a four- to six-inch layer of twigs and branches on top of the wet dirt to help air circulation. Add grass clippings, leaves, food garbage, a plastic cup, a newspaper, aluminum foil, tissues, paper towels, and a tin can to the compost bin. Carefully mix the contents of the bin with the shovel or trowel. Be careful not to disturb the layer of twigs at the bottom. Observe the compost pile for two weeks. Keep track of materials that were broken down by bacteria and those that were not. Answer the following questions in a 130 word essay: Which materials were biodegradable? Which materials were not biodegradable? Why do you think some materials decomposed but others did not? 11 Topic: REPORT: TEENAGE DRUNK DRIVING Description REPORT: TEENAGE DRUNK DRIVING As you have learned, alcohol can cause a heightened sense of confidence that leads people to believe they can drive safely when they are actually a danger to themselves and others. Alcohol consumption is a major contributor to motor vehicle accidents. Teenage drunk driving is an exceptional problem. Not only do drunk individuals pose a risk on the road, but teenagers are less experienced drivers than adults, compounding the problem. Compose a report discussing teenage drunk driving. The report should contain facts and statistics about the percentage of drunk driving accidents that are caused by teenagers. You should also include the effects of these accidents on teenagers and their families. For instance, what proportion of accidents results in death for the driver, the passengers, or the occupants of another vehicle? Your report should also include an account of a particular accident involving a drunken teenager as a driver. It should discuss the consequences of the accident, including any injuries sustained and discipline following the incident. This incident can be one that has affected someone you know, someone in your community, or someone in your state. Finally, your report should conclude with a paragraph about what you have learned. How serious is underage drinking? How does it affect behavior? Who are the victims in drunk driving accidents? Reflect upon the knowledge you have gained while completing this report. Note: Include a "Works Cited" section that documents your sources used for retrieving statistical and factual information. 12 Topic: Information Technology Description Task 3: You are a professional technical writer in this scenario, and you have been hired (or hope to be hired) to create an instructional guide for one of the three organizations in the scenario (your choice). You will be creating on Outline of the contents of the Instructional Guide you plan to create, and also a 5-7 page sample section to demonstrate what the finished guide will look like. In addition, you will be presenting a PowerPoint justifying your design and writing decisions, etc. to the Board of Directors of the organization. Scenario: You are working with one of the organizations below to create an instructional guide. You will be conducting research and promoting the instructional guide to the organization?s board. Your instructional guide should explain the real?world use of an Internet product or products to your audience in a way that is sensitive to your audience?s needs, expectations, and level of expertise. The Internet sites you use for this task must be sites that are available to the general public (such as software support sites, social networking sites, search engines, video?sharing websites, etc.). Websites where users create accounts that are free of charge are preferred. ? Organization 1: A local parents group. Members of this group are evenly split in technological ability; half are very comfortable with technology, while the other half struggle with it. They need a guide that is geared to parents who want to learn about social networking sites that their children (of all ages) are using, as well as smaller, emerging sites. Parents are looking for explanations of how the sites work, accounts and account settings, ?friending? and posting pictures and links, and hands?on instructions for monitoring their children?s accounts and postings. ? Organization 2: Librarians at a genealogical institute. These librarians use technology on a daily basis and are extremely comfortable with the technology they use. However, they need guidance for using online book sites to acquire new genealogy?related books and sell rare books they currently own. They want to use sites like BookFinder.com, eBay, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, and any others that are available, and need guidance for account and credit card safety issues, searching, previewing, pricing, getting and leaving feedback, using the terminology for describing book quality, setting up agents, and other aspects of online book selling. ? Organization 3: A charity organization. This organization includes mostly older adult members. Although most members of the organization can perform simple computer tasks such as sending an e?mail, they are, overall, unfamiliar with most technology and it takes them a long time to learn new applications. Members want to be able to raise money by selling homemade crafts and other goods online to support local artisans while also raising money for charity. They want to use various selling sites such as eBay and Etsy, and need to know how to list items to sell and how to safeguard site accounts and PayPal accounts. Your document should inform your audience about what they need and want to know, and provide instructions as well as advisory information and strategic direction. Your research should extend beyond your own personal user experiences to address your audience?s anticipated needs. The resources you will use for this task could potentially include online help and instructions available from the websites you are recommending, user boards, information you request via e?mail, YouTube instructional videos, or any other reliable source that provides information that helps you achieve your objective. You are to translate your research findings into one useful end product for your audience. Three deliverables A. Outline: Create a detailed Outline, which should include EVERYTHING that will be included in the actual Instructional Guide, and must cover the given points from the task instructions. See the sample Outline on the bottom of page 196 in your Pearson eText. B. Sample Section: Create a 5-7 page Sample Section, which should be a polished, complete example of what the finished guide would look like in that section, complete with graphics? and it must align perfectly with the appropriate section of the Outline. C. Create a PowerPoint that must cover the three rubric items of C1. Design and Writing Decisions: Discuss each design and writing decision separately, and tie each one to specific audience needs and expectations as the basis for your decisions. C2. Logic: Discuss the logic you used as you consulted and compiled sources for the Instructional Guide. A source used doesn?t necessarily mean material included in the Instructional Guide. A good technical writer will consult multiple sources to assure accuracy of information, to assure that the audience?s needs and requests are fulfilled, to clarify any copyright issues, etc. Discuss a few points of logic on how you chose the sources to consult. It could even be YouTube videos, to make sure you didn?t leave out vital steps in the directions, or something like that. The important thing to pass this task is to clearly discuss the logic you used to choose the sources that you used? and you must use more than just the websites! We don?t often think about the sources we consult and trust, even for small things like buying groceries or clothes. But we always look to outside sources, even unconsciously! As a technical writer, you need to be able to selfreflect on the logic you used to compile sources for this Technical Manual. C3. Ethics: Both eTexts for this course discuss ethics in technical writing; you can always do a search within the eTexts for a keyword like Ethics. For this section you need to discuss a few points about HOW ethics played a role in what material you INCLUDED, and what you EXCLUDED. Take time to re-read the sections in the eTexts, and think about legal ethics, professional ethics, and personal ethics. The important thing to pass this task is to list several ethical considerations, and clearly explain HOW each played a role in what information you included and what you excluded in the guide. Here is the URL to an article to help you get going: http://www.stc.org/about-stc/the-profession-all-about-technical-communication/ethicalprinciples. Be sure and cite if you refer to this at all, and include it in your References list. D. Don?t forget to cite your sources, and to include a References section in your last slide. Yes, even in PowerPoints! Ethics in Technical Writing: http://www.stc.org/about-stc/the-profession-all-about-technical-communication/ethical-principles http://www.kdingo.net/engl462group_3/index.php?t=ethics Technology

MCT2 Task 1: Find a small technical process document (or pick up to 5 pages from a large one) to critique for this task. You will need to submit the entire process document as a separate item, and it needs to be one that you are unfamiliar with, so you can have a realistic view of how effective it is at helping you learn about the given technical information. Two deliverables A. Process Document: Choose a suitable IT process document, per the task instructions (one you are unfamiliar with). You will submit this document as your first deliverable. B. Discussion of Process Document: B1. Audience: Discuss in detail the document?s intended audience. You can?t just name the audience; you must discuss how you know the intended audience, and what the needs and expectations of that audience might be. B2. Genre Conventions: Discuss in detail the genre conventions (technical writing-specific conventions) that are used in this document. Name three or four genre conventions and discuss each one separately. Be sure and discuss the characteristics of each one and how they help make the document effective. B2a. Technical Writing Principles: Explain and justify what tech writing principles are used in this document and how they contribute to its effectiveness. List and justify each principle separately, and be sure and explain how they make the document more effective! B3. Document Design: Evaluate and discuss the effectiveness of the document?s design based on the three given points of structure, design elements, and illustrative components. You will need to thoroughly address each point, and explain how each contributes to the effectiveness of the document. B4. Design Elements: Discuss in detail specific design elements in the document that make it suitable for print. B5. Online Access: Analyze how effective the organization of the document is for online access. You will need to list them, and explain how the specific elements make the document accessible online. B6. Improvement: List improvements you would implement to improve this document?s effectiveness, and be sure and give explanation and justification for each. C. Don?t forget to cite sources throughout your critique, and include an APA formatted References list at the end. I would like to use the technical process in chapter 5 Control Access to the Internet, which is on page 49-55. Focus on these items: Chapter 5 Control Access to the Internet Set Up Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Allow or Block Access to Your Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Manage Network Access Control Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Use Keywords to Block Internet Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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