In the last half of the 19th century, the United States saw a period of rapid industrialization known as the Gilded Age

In the last half of the 19th century, the United States saw a period of rapid industrialization known as the Gilded Age. DIRECTIONS: Answer ONE of the below essay questions in an organized, substantive, well-developed essay. READ ALL OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO WRITE THE ESSAY!

In the last half of the 19th century, the United States saw a period of rapid industrialization known as the Gilded Age

For this essay assignment, you may ONLY use the following:

  1. The Give Me Liberty! textbook
  2. The American Perspectives e-reader (you will be required to incorporate at least ONE primary source from American Perspectives)
  3. My recorded lectures and your notes on those lectures
  4. Any other reading or other supplemental materials provided in the course

In the last half of the 19th century, the United States saw a period of rapid industrialization known as the Gilded Age. You may NOT refer to or use ANY outside sources, including (but not limited to) other books, websites, YouTube videos, and online study/cheating resources such as Course Hero, Chegg, and Quizlet (which I check regularly). Even if properly cited, the use of ANY outside source will result in an automatic point deduction of AT LEAST 10 percentage points (and possibly more, depending on the severity of the offense, with a possible score of ZERO on the assignment). You have more than enough materials to complete this assignment without the assistance of any outside resources.

A successful essay will consist of SIX substantive paragraphs: an introduction, four body paragraphs (each consisting of AT LEAST 10 to 15 sentences), and a conclusion. This is what is expected in each section of the essay:

  1. The introduction should be at least four to five sentences and should introduce the topic and set the stage for the essay. This is an argument-driven essay, so most importantly, the introduction MUST include a strong thesis statement (argument) that directly responds to the central question posed by the essay prompt. The thesis statement must be UNDERLINED so I can easily find it.
  2. Each body paragraph must address the required key terms listed in the essay prompt. Each numbered set corresponds to a body paragraph (the key terms in the first numbered set should be addressed in the first body paragraph, the key terms in the second numbered set should be addressed in the second body paragraph, and so on). You must address ALL of the listed key terms—there is no choice between the key terms. Your body paragraph must fully define each key term, addressing the following items: WHO or WHAT the key term is, WHEN the event happened (may not be applicable to all key terms), WHERE the event happened (may not be applicable to all key terms), the SIGNIFICANCE of the key term (why is it important?), and the CONTEXT of the key term (1-3 sentences providing enough background information to contextualize the key term). For each key term, you should include as much detail as you possibly can. You must also tie each key term back to the larger essay prompt and your thesis statement. Each and every body paragraph MUST make connections to the larger essay prompt in order to reinforce your thesis statement, since this is an argument-driven essay. Do not simply define the key terms as if you are writing short answer key term definitions.
  3. The conclusion should be four to five sentences, and it should wrap up the essay by restating the thesis statement and summarizing the evidence reinforcing your argument.

IMPORTANT: While you can use all of the above-listed course materials to write this essay, you MUST substantively use and cite at least ONE of the primary sources that I have assigned this semester from the American Perspectives reader (you can find all of those listed in the Canvas modules and the syllabus). The primary source that you choose must be relevant to the essay prompt and must be used in at least one of the body paragraphs to reinforce your thesis statement. You should be thoughtful as to how you incorporate this primary source—choose one that can help you prove your thesis statement.

In the last half of the 19th century, the United States saw a period of rapid industrialization known as the Gilded Age

There is no required page or word count—this essay will be graded on the substance of each section of the essay. The essay must meet the following formatting requirements:

  1. The essay must be double-spaced.
  2. The font must be 12-point Times New Roman.
  3. The margins must be 1-inch on all sides.
  4. The essay must be saved as a Word (.doc or .docx) file. No other file formats will be accepted on Canvas.
  5. You MUST include footnote citations throughout the essay showing where you got your information from. Nothing should be left uncited! See below for citation instructions. Although you need footnotes, you do NOT need a works cited page.

CITATIONS: You must use FOOTNOTES (no MLA or APA parenthetical citations). If you do not know how to insert footnotes into a Word document, see the following short tutorial video:

Please use the following formats for your footnote citations:

  • For lecture material, use the following footnote format:

Christopher Haight, “Title of Lecture,” Date of Lecture.

  • For Give Me Liberty! material, use the following footnote format:

Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! (Sixth Edition), Page Number(s).

  • For American Perspectives (primary source) material, use the following footnote format:

Author of Primary Source, “Title of Primary Source.” American Perspectives, Page


  • For podcasts, use the following footnote format:

“Title of Podcast Episode,” Name of Podcast, URL Address.

IMPORTANT: If your essay is not properly cited, you will lose a SUBSTANTIAL number of points. If you have any questions about citations, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Lastly, do not plagiarize any part of this essay or engage in any other academic dishonesty (this includes working together through GroupMe).Your essay will be run through Turnitin, which will catch most instances of plagiarism. In addition, I am extremely vigilant about checking the usual places students go to get information (such as Chegg), and it is safe to say that you WILL be caught. If you are caught plagiarizing any part of this essay or engaging in any other form of academic dishonesty, you will receive a ZERO on the assignment with NO opportunity for a redo. You will also be reported to HCC for academic dishonesty via the Maxient system, and college-level disciplinary action may follow. There are NO exceptions to this policy. Plagiarism also includes “accidental” plagiarism (such as paraphrasing the textbook or one of my lectures too closely), so be VERY careful if you paraphrase a source! All parts of the essay must be COMPLETELY YOUR OWN WRITING (it is not enough to just change a few words here and there to “make it your own”).

Essay Prompts (Choose ONE)

  1. In the period from the end of Reconstruction through the 1920s, African Americans struggled to improve their standing in society and gain a seat at the table of democracy. Write an essay discussing the African American struggle for freedom and civil rights during this period. Your essay must explain how African Americans were restricted in American politics and society, in addition to the specific ways they sought to gain protection and a voice in American democracy from the end of Reconstruction through the 1920s. Your thesis statement (argument) must address the following central question: By the 1920s, how successful were African Americans at attaining civil rights and a voice in American democracy? You must use the following key terms: (1) 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments; (2) New South / Jim Crow / Plessy v. Ferguson; (3) Niagara Movement / NAACP; and (4) New Negro / Garveyism.
  • Write an essay discussing the ways in which American foreign policy and the U.S. role in the world changed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Your essay must address: how and why American foreign policy shifted, how Americans justified their foreign policy, and the major turning points that effected this shift. Your thesis statement (argument) must address the following central question: How did American foreign policy and the U.S. role in the world shift in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and what were the consequences for the people impacted by U.S. imperialism? You must use the following key terms: (1) Imperialism / “White Man’s Burden”; (2) “Seward’s Icebox” / Hawaii; (3) Spanish-American War; and (4) Panama Canal Zone / Roosevelt Corollary / Moral Imperialism.
  • In the last half of the 19th century, the United States saw a period of rapid industrialization known as the Gilded Age. This era also saw a myriad of economic and social inequalities. During the Progressive Era (early 1900s), reformers attempted to solve many of these problems. Write an essay explaining the features and problems of the Gilded Age and the Progressive movements and presidents that attempted to solve those problems. Your thesis statement (argument) must address the following central question: How successful were the Progressives at solving the problems of the Gilded Age, and what were the major reasons for their success (or lack of success)? You must use the following key terms: (1) Gilded Age; (2) Muckraking / Ida Tarbell / Upton Sinclair; (3) Progressivism; and (4) Trust-Busting / Square Deal / New Freedom.

The Greeks and the Exploration on the Hellenization of the Western World

The Greeks and the Exploration on the Hellenization of the Western World.

Western civilization (Europe and the US) owes much of its cultural, political and social heritage to the Greeks and later to the Hellenization of culture brought to the rest of the world by the conquest of Alexander the Great. This is what you will be examining in this discussion. To be successful here, you must understand the main points of the eText: The Greeks and the Exploration on the Hellenization of the Western World.

The Greeks and the Exploration on the Hellenization of the Western World


Select one (only one!) topic from the below and write a response to the prompt by the initial post due date.

Option 1: Based on at least one primary and one secondary source (not your e-text) explain how the Persian War and the Peloponnesian War transformed Athens? Were these transformations beneficial or not, and why? Provide at least one specific historical example.

The Greeks and the Exploration on the Hellenization of the Western World

Option 2: Choose a role in ancient Greek society from the 5th – 4th century BCE (500 BCE – 301 BCE). Based on at least two sources (primary or secondary, not your eText), and staying in character, assume your character traveled through time to the present day.

  • Identify yourself by name, gender, and role in ancient Greece.
  • What similarities to your own (ancient) society do you note?
  • What differences?
  • Explain why you think these similarities and differences might exist.

Option 3: Based upon at least one secondary source (not your e-text) answer the following questions: Upon taking the throne of Macedonia, Alexander found Greece to be an easy prey. Why? In what ways did Alexander inspire loyalty in his people and what legacy did he leave for the future? How did this shape the Hellenistic world?

Make sure to incorporate historical evidence from the sources and source types noted in the prompt to support your points and use proper citations. You may use sources other than those found in the Recommended Resources, but you should write at least 300 words in your response.

Reply to at least two other students’ posts with substantive responses of at least 100 – 150 words, and be sure to reply briefly to your instructor as well.

 Includes at least two quotes or paraphrases as evidence from relevant sources of the type required in prompt; includes properly formatted citations and a bibliography of sources in one of the approved formats (MLA, APA, or Chicago Style for Humanities. 

One option selected (if multiple options included in prompt).

Answer is thoughtful and complete and answers the question directly with no errors in content; answer meets or exceeds the guidelines in terms of word count.

 Two substantive posts that meet or exceed the word count guidelines left for other students by due date; comments further conversation regarding topic content. At least one substantive reply made to instructor. (will post after this first post gets done) for responses to peers.

The relation between climate change and food consumption

The relation between climate change and food consumption


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Submission Due Date: WEEK4- Thursday October 21st 2021

The relation between climate change and food consumption

To build a better future by taking action on climate change, write a report about how they can contribute to the phenomenon by changing their eating habits.

To do this assignment please follow the steps below:

  • brainstorm about the relation between climate change and food consumption. Watch the videos that are shown in the class and the class presentation to enhance your ideas (Links are available at the presentation on the Moodle).
  • Decide as a group what precautions you would like to take as a responsible global citizen to reduce your carbon footprint regarding to food consumption. Precautions for

a- eating local,

b-eating seasonal, and

c-cutting food waste are expected to be explained in this work.

  •  Explain what goals and strategies you set to reduce carbon footprint. Be precise. Give specific goals and strategies. Define how you will achieve your goals. For example, how you will address seasonal food? Consider making a chart of seasonal growing plants in Kuwait. How will you access those food? Think about local farms, search what they provide. What are the obstacles before seasonal food in Kuwait? How can you solve issues? And, how you will reduce food waste. Consider storage conditions for food and explain how effective storage can help. Consider recipes using what you have at home and how homemade cooking can help reducing food waste.
  • Write down your strategies and plan with reasons in your report. Report should not be less than 500 words. Your report will include:

Cover page: (5 marks)

  • Name of the university,
    • Title of your report,
    • Course name, code and section number,
    • Names of the students (group members) and university IDs,
    • Name of professor

An introduction (5 marks)

Where you should define the carbon footprint (the environmental problem), mention the necessity of being considerate on food consumption to reduce carbon footprint (why it is important to reduce carbon pollution). How does food and eating habits impact the environment (such as What is food to do with this climate crisis?).

Touch on strategies you will talk about (eating local, seasonal and cutting on food waste). Back up your argument with credible citations (at least 2). You can use credible internet sources to write this part. (what, why and how)

                        The main body of minimum three paragraphs (60 points)

One paragraph for eating local, one paragraph for eating seasonal and one paragraph for cutting food waste. Each paragraph should have a definition of the category, your strategies on how you will take responsible steps on food consumption to reduce carbon footprint. Here you will mention your strategies on a- eating local, b-eating seasonal, and c-cutting food waste. At least 3 strategies per paragraph and 1 reference per paragraph. (what is the problem (define), why is it important to take action, the challenges which exist, and how will you overcome these challenges)

Conclusion (10 points)

where you summarize your work and shortly discuss how applicable your strategies are in your society.

                       References and citations (5 marks)

At least 5 credible citations within the text and 5 credible references, and in APA style at the end of the report

  • Joining the campaign at will also be considered as a positive contribution in this assignment. So, if you want to join this internet campaign, add proves to your report that you are taking action. Screenshots of the internet page and your profiles in the campaign would be enough.
  • Convert your Word file to a PDF file and submit your reports as PDF file. (Word files will not be accepted)

Review the Learning Resources and the media programs related to correlation and regression

Review the Learning Resources and the media programs related to correlation and regression. Whether in a scholarly or practitioner setting, good research and data analysis should have the benefit of peer feedback. For this Discussion, you will perform an article critique on correlation and bivariate regression. Be sure and remember that the goal is to obtain constructive feedback to improve the research and its interpretation, so please view this as an opportunity to learn from one another.

Review the Learning Resources and the media programs related to correlation and regression

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review the Learning Resources and the media programs related to correlation and regression.
  • Search for and select a quantitative article specific to your discipline (Criminal Justice) and related to correlation or regression. Help with this task may be found in the Course guide and assignment help linked in this week’s Learning Resources. Also, you can use as guide the Research Design Alignment Table located in this week’s Learning Resources.

Wednesday 10/20/21

Write a 3- to 5-paragraph critique of the article. In your critique, include responses to the following:

  1. What is the research design used by the authors?
  2. Why did the authors use correlation or bivariate regression?
  3. Do you think it’s the most appropriate choice? Why or why not?
  4. Did the authors display the data?
  5. Do the results stand alone? Why or why not?
  6. Did the authors report effect size? If yes, is this meaningful?

Be sure to support your Main Post and Response Post with reference to the week’s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.


Frankfort-Nachmias, C., Leon-Guerrero, A., & Davis, G. (2020). Social statistics for a diverse society (9th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 12, “Regression and Correlation” (pp. 401-457)

Wagner, III, W. E. (2020). Using IBM® SPSS® statistics for research methods and social science statistics (7th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 8, “Correlation and Regression Analysis”

Walden University Library. (n.d.). Course Guide and Assignment Help for RSCH 8210. Retrieved from
For help with this week’s research, see this Course Guide and related weekly assignment resources.

Magnusson, K. (n.d.). Welcome to Kristoffer Magnusson’s blog about R, Statistics, Psychology, Open Science, Data Visualization [blog]. Retrieved from
As you review this web blog, select New d3.js visualization: Interpreting Correlations linkonce you select the link, follow the instructions to view the interactive for interpreting correlations. This interactive will help you to visualize and understand correlations between two variables.
Note: This is Kristoffer Magnusson’s personal blog and his views may not necessarily 

If you have problem finding an appropriate research study through the university’s library, I recommend the following which are available in our library:  

  1. Frail elderly with and without cognitive impairment at the end of life: Their emotional state and the wellbeing of their family caregivers
  2. Cognitive flexibility correlates with gambling severity in young adults 
  3. Conflict management styles, emotional intelligence and implicit theories of personality of nursing students: A cross-sectional study
  4. Children’s Working Memory: Maternal and Child Sociodemographic, Cognitive, and Mental Health Predictors




Week 1 Laboratory Introduction and Scientific Approaches Assignment

Week 1 Laboratory Introduction and Scientific Approaches

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Week 1 For Week 1, you have read and learned about the basic principles of scientific research, evaluating information sources, key features of a science laboratory, laboratory staff (personnel), and management/leadership skills. In this discussion, you will explore scenarios that bring these Week 1 concepts together in an attempt to gain a deeper appreciation for the inter-relatedness of these concepts.

Week 1 Laboratory Introduction and Scientific Approaches

          STEP 1: Choose **one** of the scenarios described below. Title your Subject line with the scenario title.

          STEP 2: Explain how specific concepts that you learned this week apply to the scenario.

         • (a) Clearly explain how at least three distinct (3) concepts from the Week 1 readings and resources are relevant to the scenario. Be specific about the concepts. For example, specific concepts might be hypothesis testing, the peer review process, or time management. (Do not use these three in your answer.)

       • (b) Clearly define and explain terms that you incorporate from the readings and resources. STEP 3: Summarize how the three concepts relate to each other in the chosen scenario.

IMPORTANT: There are many concepts addressed in the Week 1 readings and resources. There is no reason for you to choose to address the same three concepts as any one of your classmates. Duplicated content will not receive full credit for this Week 1 Discussion.

SCENARIO 1: Michael dropped a beaker of a hazardous liquid on the laboratory floor and toxic fumes immediately began emanating from the liquid. Nico, the laboratory manager yelled at Michael, using profanity and called him derogatory names.

SCENARIO 2: Tiana works at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Larry works at Diagnostics Inc. They need to hire staff for both labs to conduct a set of planned experiments to ultimately develop a product that will prevent vector-borne illnesses due to insect bites.

SCENARIO 3: Kim made several field observations about the growth of bacterial cultures in New York Harbor. She developed a hypothesis about the factors that impact the growth of the bacteria, and she plans to test her hypothesis by conducting three separate experiments.

SCENARIO 4: Sherry argued that provided her with the most insightful and current research news that anyone could possibly need. Pardeep doubted this and began to research the .com and to contrast it with what he knew about the quality of research published in peer-reviewed journals.

SCENARIO 5: Harper, a laboratory manager at Symbronic Technologies Inc,  checks on the progress for lab technician Laurie weekly and on the progress for lab technician David bi-weekly. Both Laurie and David had been collecting quality data and meeting their deadlines for more than two years.



In this exercise, you are asked to “listen to yourself” in retrospect as you worked through some important problem situation or spotted and developed some unused opportunity. Retell the story to yourself in summary form.

Example. Here is Acantha’s story in summary form. “What I have to say is retrospective. I don’t believe I was thinking this clearly back then. I got drunk during a football game and don’t recall clearly what happened afterwards. I woke up in a guy’s room. I knew I had been violated. I had no intention of having sex. At this point I became very aware of what I was doing. My intention that day was to relax and have fun. My assumption was that no one I was with had any ulterior motives. In one way I was not thinking straight. I should never have drunk too much, but at the time I did not say that to myself. I never made a decision to throw caution to the wind, but I did by letting others help me get drunk. My decision making abilities were lost. As soon as I woke up I began gathering my resources. I went for a long walk and thought things through. I decided not to confront anyone except myself. Although I hoped that I would not be pregnant, I began thinking how I would handle a pregnancy. Finally, I thought I needed to talk all of this through with a friend or, perhaps better, an objective counselor.”


1. Debrief Acantha’s story by answering the following questions.

What was the issue?



What were her key experiences, that is, what happened to her?



What points of view of hers were involved?



What decisions did she make?



What emotions did she experience and express?



What did she do to cope with the problem or develop the opportunity?



2. Now provide a case from your own life that describes how you managed a problem situation.

3. Debrief by answering the above questions.

Evaluating Performance in the Clinical Laboratory

Evaluating Performance in the Clinical Laboratory. Homework Assignment 1.  Imagine that you have five years of experience working at a large medical center and you have just been hired as the technical supervisor for a clinical laboratory in a small hospital.  The staff includes a pathologist, 12 full time staff members (six MLSs and six MLTs), and five part-time MLT staff members.  You are reviewing the previous supervisor’s file on competency testing.  You see that the competency testing program consisted of proficiency testing. The previous supervisor made sure that each full-time employee was given a PT sample at least once during the year and she documented that employee’s performance.  The supervisor also kept a file of the continued education sessions that each full-time employee attended during the year.  Competency testing or CE was not considered necessary for the part-time employees. 

Evaluating Performance in the Clinical Laboratory

a.            Is the previous supervisor’s system for competency testing adequate to meet CLIA regulations?  Why or why not. 

b.            If this competency testing system is not adequate, what changes would you make?  Describe the

a) methods of evaluation you would use

                b) documentation you would generate

                c)  frequency of each method of evaluation

Resources:  Code of Federal Regulations (42 CFR 493.1451) 

2.  Now imagine that you are a new clinical instructor in the hematology laboratory.  You will be teaching MLS students on all the procedures performed in your laboratory.   Design a system for evaluating student performance in this clinical rotation.

The material presented in this unit should enable the learner to:

  1. Describe the sequence of steps involved in planning an instructional activity.
  2. Discuss the limitations of objective tests in evaluating performance in the clinical laboratory.
  3. Describe the common errors associated with rating scales.
  4. Design a rating scale for the evaluation of affective skills.
  5. Given an instructional situation, suggest an appropriate evaluation method.
  6. Given an example of a written comment on an evaluation form, suggest ways to make the
    comment more useful.
  7. Discuss the use of peer and self‐ratings in assessing performance.
  8. List the evaluation methods that can be used to assess performance in the cognitive, affective,
    or psychomotor domains.
  9. Identify the required procedures in a competency testing program.
  10. Design a competency assessment program.

Part Two: The Psychology of Evil – 25 points

Part Two: The Psychology of Evil – 25 points

For this part of the assignment, you are to watch this 2008 TEDTalk on the Psychology of Evil with Dr. Philip Zimbardo. Please note that minutes 4:54 through 6:25 show graphic images that are violent or sexual in nature. Feel free to skip to the end of those images (roughly 6:40) if you do not feel comfortable with that content. Then address these questions:

Part Two: The Psychology of Evil – 25 points

  • What are your thoughts on this TEDTalk (i.e., what did you learn or find interesting)?
  • Discuss the similarities in the Stanford prison experiment to those in the prison in Abu Ghraib. Be sure you include the unethical issues found in both.
  • How does Zimbardo’s discussion of “bad apples”, “bad barrel,” and “bad barrel-makers” apply to criminal justice system and its personnel? Explain.
  • At the end of the talk, Zimbardo speaks about 1) perpetrators of evil, 2) the evil of passive inaction, and 3) heroism. Critically think about how these could be applied to researchers and criminal justice system/personnel.

Week 4 Assignment Rubric

Week 4 Assignment Rubric
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart Two: The Psychology of Evil Thoughts – 4 points
Similarities/unethical issues across the two – 8 points (4 points for similarities and 4 points for unethical issues)
Bad apple/barrel/barrel-makers discussion – 5 points
Evil/passive inaction/heroism – 8 points (4 for researcher and 4 for CJS)
25 pts Full Marks 0 pts No Marks25 pts
Total Points: 25

Compare the pros and cons of 3G and 4G technology

Overview: Compare the pros and cons of 3G and 4G technology There are a number of cellular phone  companies, each serving its own unique geographical areas. Likewise,  they each may use different technology to transfer communication.  Research the pros and cons of 3G and 4G technologies and their roles in today’s applications.     

Compare the pros and cons of 3G and 4G technology


Write a fully developed paper in which you: 

  1. Compare the pros and cons of 3G and 4G technology to determine the best uses of 3G and 4G technology in today’s applications.
  2. Describe how an enterprise would use 3G, 4G, WWAN, and WiMAX to  improve business. Explain why they would use one solution over the remaining three.
  3. Analyze the changes in 4G technology since the printing of the textbook in 2013 and identify those of importance for a user of 4G  technology.
  4. Take a position on the following statement, “Wireless application  protocol is a necessity for wireless communication organizations and  their users.” Then, explain your position with supporting evidence.
  5. Use at least three quality resources in this assignment.

Compare the pros and cons of 3G and 4G technology

Quantity Demanded  Quantity Demanded

1. Calculate different costs of production by a firm which makes tires for cars:

Quantity  Total Fixed Cost  Total Variable Cost

0   200 €  0

1    200   55

2   200   75

3   200   95

4   200   145

5   200   205

6   200   365

a. Calculate the following: marginal cost, average total cost average variable cost, average fixed cost, at every level of production.

b. Make a graph all three curves. What is the relationship between the marginal-cost curve and the average-total-cost curve? And between the marginal-cost curve and the average-variable cost curve? Explain in detail.

2. Consider a demand schedule for sandwiches is as follows:

Quantity Demanded  Quantity Demanded

Price  (income  24,000 €)  (income  28,000 €)

8  32    42

10  24  37

12  16  22

14   8  12

16   5 10

a. Calculate price elasticity of demand as the price increases from 8 € to 10 € if your income is 24,000 and your income is $28,000.

b. Calculate income elasticity of demand as income increases from 24,000 € to 28,000 € when the price is 12€ and the price is 16 €.

3. A and B are two food companies. They make cheese and ham. A takes 6 hours to make 1 kg of cheese and 2 hours to make 1 kg of ham. B takes 6 hours to make 1 kg of cheese and 4 hours to make 1 kg of ham.

a. Calculate the opportunity cost of making ham and cheese. Who has the absolute advantage in making ham? Who has the comparative advantage in making cheese?

b. If both trade food with each other, who will trade away cheese in exchange for ham?

c. The price of ham can be expressed in terms of cheese. What is the highest price at which cakes can be traded that would make both companies better off? What is the lowest price? Explain.

4.  Classify the following markets (monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, and perfect competition) for these products? Explain in detail each type of market for every product. 

a. telecommunications

b. copper

c. lipstick

d. movie streaming movies


· Word count = 1000-1500

· Cover, Table of Contents, References and Appendix are excluded of the total word count.

· Font: Arial 12 pts. 

· Text alignment: Justified. 

Critique From The Popular Media PAper

Critique From The Popular Media PAper. In this lesson, you reviewed information about the human sexual response, including arousal and sexual satisfaction. Advice or “tips” for amazing, mind-blowing, life-altering, and awesome sexual encounters are plentiful in the popular media, including magazine articles, websites, and blog posts.

Choose a Source of Information from the Popular Media to Critique

In this assignment, spend some time searching popular media sources for articles offering advice for increasing sexual satisfaction and/or performance. Specifically, look for sources that claim to provide ways to turn-on, arouse, or satisfy a partner. Choose one source that you will perform a critical analysis of based on the lesson material, the textbook, and your own additional research. Scholarly articles are not recommended as the focus of this critique, but may be used as references to support your analysis of the popular media source.

Complete a Written Critique of the Source

Write a 2- to 3-page critique of the source you chose that addresses the following issues:

  • Accuracy: Discuss how accurate the information given in the source is in regards to sexual response.
    • Frame your critique by comparing the suggestions to at least one model of sexual response presented in the lesson (i.e. Masters’ & Johnson’s, Kaplan’s, Basson’s, Dual-Control etc.). Keeping in mind that sexual response has many components, you are also encouraged to address other issues related to accuracy that seem relevant, including physiology, emotions, context, and so on.
  • Tone: Describe the tone of the article as goal/performance-oriented, relationship-oriented, any other tone you may notice and provide illustrative details to support your assessment.
  • Issues of diversity: Describe the extent to which the source recognizes diversity in sexual response and orientation. For example, is there heterosexism present in the article? Does the article assume the person reading the article is sexually active with a member of another sex?
  • Reinforcement of gender role stereotypes and/or sexual gender roles: What gender roles are encouraged by the article? What examples in the text can you find to support your claim?
  • Mutual satisfaction: Critique the article’s effectiveness in addressing and encouraging the satisfaction of both sexual partners.
  • Reflection & Opinion: Describe your personal reaction to and reflection upon the article and any sexual suggestions given. Provide an explanation of why you feel the way you do.

Written Response and Paper Format Directions

  • Prepare your response in a word-processing document.
  • Your complete written assignment should be a minimum of around 2 single-spaced pages (1-inch page margins and 12-point font), excluding your reference list, name, and title; there is no maximum page requirement.
  • Cite ALL references as appropriate using in-text citations as appropriate and include a reference list at the end of your written summary. This includes any of the instructional material included in this lesson or the course. All answers and conclusions must be supported, as appropriate, with evidence and resources/citations using APA. Reference the Writing Resources for assistance.


You must submit your paper to Turnitin, using this drop box. Please be aware that your paper will be checked for plagiarism through Turnitin. Thus, make sure everything is in your own words and that anything you paraphrase has been paraphrased appropriately. Make sure that you submit the correct file(s). Contact the HelpDesk or your instructor if you have questions.