Assignment: 1. Select a famous speech to analyze. Please avoid some famous, but “overdone” speeches such as MLK’s “I Have a Dream”. Your choices are a compilation of several collections from American Rhetoric Movie Speeches (see below). American Rhetoric


1. Select a famous speech to analyze. Please avoid some famous, but “overdone” speeches such as MLK’s “I Have a Dream”. Your choices are a compilation of several collections from American Rhetoric Movie Speeches (see below). American Rhetoric is an excellent resource for this assignment and hosts video clips and written transcripts of many popular movies.

2) Analyze your chosen speech as an argument and write an essay for it about the writer’s effectiveness considering the context in which, and audience to which they were delivered. Essay should identify and explain the rhetorical strategies the author deliberately chose while crafting the text. What makes the speech so remarkable? How did the author’s rhetoric evoke a response from the audience? Why are the words still recognized today?

3) Carefully consider the author’s deliberate manipulation of language. The thesis must be arguable and take language into account; it may not merely tout the general importance of the speech or the valiance of the speaker.

4) Stay focused on the speech as an argumentative text. There isn’t ample space in this essay to carefully detail every aspect of the historical context in which this speech falls. It’s critical to know about the events that led up to the speech, so it is probably necessary to include pertinent details. However, it is not useful to delineate, for example the specific events of the entire evolutionary War that preceded George Washington’s Inaugural Speech.

5) You will use at least two rhetorical devices in your body paragraphs to analyze your speech: ethos,pathos, and logos. To develop and support your points, you will need to use specific evidence, in the form of examples and short quotes from your speech.

Think of the rhetorical analysis as shining a spotlight on an important, hidden meaning in your movie speech and how it says something interesting about our culture today. Remember that the goal of this paper is argument and analysis.

Any speech we cover in class is off limits for the papers.


The paper should be a minimum of two pages and follow all MLA standards (i.e. double-space, Times New Roman, 12″ font, etc). Submit the paper to the dropbox  

MLA Research Essay

Synthesizing and Draft 

English – Need in 1 hour 2 paragraphs

Please log on to :

and listen to one of the podcasts on Fraud Or   find an article on white-collar crime or fraud examination techniques.

Write a one or two paragraphs summary of the podcast or article.  




Complete the Video Concert Report using:








Make sure to use the “VIDEO CONCERT REPORT TERMS & DEFINITIONS” page when you need to recall musical terms, definitions, and descriptions of ideas, concepts, instruments, music styles, etc.

This guide follows the general sequence of a concert event from beginning to end, starting with a description of the concert location (the first thing you would notice if you were in physical attendance and not watching a video), and finishing with your opinion of the performer and performance.

Identify all of the music concepts and ideas learned in class that apply to the video you are writing about as they happen or are used during the concert. See the “VIDEO CONCERT REPORT TERMS & DEFINITIONS” if you’re stuck for a descriptive term or use the best term you can think of, but be descriptive! Keep in mind the terms below:

Rhythm, pitch, monophony, polyphony, heterophony, texture, form, ostinato, interlocking, call and response, vocables, clave, raga, tala, drone, improvisation, etc.


#1. Describe the setting of the performance:

Note the geographical location (Philadelphia PA USA, for example)

Describe type of performance space indoor/outdoor, traditional/modern

Describe the visual interior of the performance space

How does the performance space effect the sound of the music?

#2. Discuss the type of performance:

Is it instrumental, vocal, dance, or all three, etc.?

What musical genre or style or style (example: North Indian Sitar or New York Salsa)?

Who is/are the performer/performers?

How many featured performers are there in the performance?

How many songs were performed? Were the songs organized to move smoothly from one to the next?

Were there a variety of speeds and rhythms being sung or played or danced?

Were instruments were featured (solos, melodies, etc.)?

Were there moments where the music was simple and just one, two, or three people performing?

Describe that in detail.  

Were there moments where the music was just sonically overwhelming?

Describe that in detail.

#3. Discuss the various instruments used throughout the performance:

Name all of the instruments by category: Aerophones, Chordophones, etc.

Name all of the instruments by their individual names: trumpet, guitar, voice, congas, etc.

Discuss the musical role of the various instruments in the performance: accompaniment, soloing, etc.

#4. Discuss the groups (if applicable) and the performer’s individual performances:

Discuss how the performers play these instruments? What physical techniques are used?  

This includes vocal artists and dancers….what are the specific physical demands of  singing or dancing in that musical culture, style, etc?

#5. Discuss how all of the performers play with each other: 

Are the performers required to listen closely to each other to fulfill their role in the overall performance?

Do the performer’s play precisely together or is there room for individual expression, interpretation, or nuance?

How do they communicate with each other during a performance (verbal, visual, played musical cues, are all possible)?

#6. Provide your opinion about the lead performer or group of featured performers: 

Does the lead performer stand out from the others? If so in what way? 

Musically? Visually? How? Provide details.

Do the featured performers work as an artistic unit or are they just taking turns as featured individuals?

USE WHAT YOU KNOW (You know more than you think.)



but use clear descriptive language to communicate what you are experiencing. Remember, you are a Music Journalist. 

Didn’t mention it in the guide? Think it is culturally or musically importantant? Hear it. See it. Write about it.  

2nd draft for Identity Theft–Research Paper



The purpose of the second draft is to complete the draft presentation of your argument. The second draft will add Section II (two to three paragraphs), Section III (two to three paragraphs), Section IV and Section V (if needed), and the conclusion. The second draft should include all of the sources you presented in your Annotated Bibliography and may add an image, chart, or graph as appropriate. If you have made changes to your list of references, cite each new reference carefully, both in the text and on the References page. The length of the second draft includes last’s week content and will be seven to ten pages of text, not including the title and References pages.

Reading then answer a questions


need someone read and then answer some questions. 

The answer should be simple and easy.


will upload the metrial 

100% orginial

must meet deadline 11/23 11:00 am eastern

prof avril

 When responding to your peers’ posts, consider the news story article chosen: Is their reasoning clear? Does it make sense to you? Where might there similarly be room for interpretation in your own post, and how might you clarify? 

Kurt post

The article that I chose to complete the rest of this course with is “Climate change will alter half the worlds coast”. This article really stood out to me because it’s a topic that many people would scroll past but its important to the world how the climate can affect 50% of the world’s coastlines.  The article focuses on the research of how global warming could change wave patterns in the future that could affect sea life and even structures near the coastline. The effects of the slow warming climate across the world will change the direction, height, frequency, and in some places, they will increase wave-driven floods.

The reason why I chose this article to use for the rest of this course is because I’m curious on the level of a student as well as a human that’s cautious of global warming and all the effects that it’s going to have on the world. I wanted a topic that I didn’t know much about, this topic is really interesting to me but I literally have 0% knowledge on this topic and I like it this way because I feel like it will help me advance my schoolwork by maybe looking up some other evidence to add on to the points that I have from my article. I would like to learn enough about this topic that I will be able to spread awareness about what global warming is doing to our planet and how we could contribute to hopefully bring everything back to normal levels instead of figuring out how the bad some things could become in the future. I never thought that I would want to learn about waves and how the weather affects the movement of the water but I’m truly excited to dive deep into my article and get all the information I can out of it.

 Marcel post

In my own words, my news story is the study Older adults who get a hearing aid for a newly diagnosed hearing loss have a lower risk of being diagnosed with dementia, depression or anxiety. The study has been made by elderly people over the age of 66 and has concrete evidence in scientific data that these hearing aids can work. My reason for choosing this story is because my mom currently has Alzheimer’s so the story hits home in a very personal way for me. I am hoping my mother will be able to remember and have fun at my wedding that i am having in April with the new treatments she is receiving from doctors.  I am hoping to learn more about both the disease of dementia and Alzheimer’s and cures that help by researching more with the news story, so far I have learned a lot. 


Ashley post


Face-to-face: if you are using a visual aid like a projector than something could malfunction with that or the laptop. There could also be an issue with the microphone. Depending on how larger of an audience without the use of one the message couldn’t be sent. With an audience of multiple people there could be side conversations going on between members in the audience. This means that they aren’t paying their full attention and could possible be distracting other members. Giving way to internal conversation about their actions, further distracting the audience and message. The speaker needs to regain control over the audience. This can be done by pausing the message until things settle or calling attention to the interruption. 

Teleconference: Technology plays such a big role in this format that if something glitches the the message can not be delivered. There could be a bad connection or no connection at all. Being that they could take this call essentially from anyway there could be a lot of interference. Background noise and trying to stay engaged with just a voice. The speaker will need to emote from their voice and ask for more audience participation. I feel like the best way to ensure that your message has been conveyed would be to ask for questions without the option of body language that’s really their own play.

Sharice post


Public Speaking (in-person)

When considering sending messages face-to-face, there are many issues with noise that might impact how the message is received. One of the primary types of noise that might inhibit the delivery of a message is body language. If the conveyor of the message is scowling when giving the message, it could potentially turn the recipient(s) of the message off. The receiver(s) might deem the tone as aggressive even if the conveyor sending the message is speaking on a very passive in nature subject.

In this case, those providing the information can enlist tools like refraining from unnecessary fidgeting, consistent facial expressions unless the messaging requires something different, place inflections on speech where needed…no need to shout unless required.

Public Speaking (phone/video)

In this instance, one issue that immediately comes to mind because I have been witness to this phenomenon is the aggressive tone that one might send to an audience because they are speaking too loudly. Conversely, an audience can also assume that a conveyor of a message has a less than confident temperament if they speak with a soft voice. The interesting thing about teleconferences in general is that the audience has to try and make many different distinctions when listening to those that are conveying the message. For instance, if an audience is listening to several different message conveyors at one time, the audience has to try and decipher voices, authority levels, meaning behind what is being conveyed, intention, etc. This type of noise can also lead to less than successful interactions because the audience is too busy trying to block out the noise.

Researched Argument / Annotated Bibliography ( Topic is Free College )

1) What is a Researched Argument?
A researched argument takes a stand on an issue using researched material to back up its claims. A researched argument is analytical, but it uses information as evidence to support its point, much as a lawyer uses evidence to make their case.

2) Making an Argument
Most likely every paper you have written in college (excluding narrative) has either been an argument or a research paper – Lets put it all together!
Arguments are abundant. Someone, somewhere has debated and argued for most of the material you learn in college, even if it isn’t presented that way.
You will need to select a point of view and provide evidence to develop your own considered argument. 

3) Structure and Purpose
You should examine a variety of sources, including scholarly articles, which discuss a range of perspectives on the issue you are arguing.
These sources should be put into conversation with one another in order to analyze the different perspectives.
As a new member of the discourse you should find where your voice, perspective, and argument fit into the existing conversation.
You should be offering a new perspective on the issue. 

4) Choose something you care about!
I would like for you to choose an issue in your field, although I am not requiring it. This could get you more interested in your field of study and you might even enjoy it just a little.

5) When you find your issue, ask
What are the core controversies at the heart of the issue?
What do I need to define or explain?
What sources should I use? Are there gaps in the info?
What info am I seeking in other sources to fill these gaps?
Do sources agree on an issue? Disagree?
How do I respond to these sources? What do you think?

6) Genre Conventions
These are the rules and guidelines that your sources follow – structure, content, organization, etc.
What kinds of research questions are writers trying to answer?
How do they begin their piece?
How do they use evidence, including summary, paraphrase, quotation, and analysis?
How do they signal they are moving on to another portion of their argument?
How do they show their willingness to listen to and engage with alternative view points?

7)Develop a clear thesis
Demonstrate a range of perspectives on the issue
Analyze and complicate those perspectives (limitations)
Offer new insights on the issue.
5-7 sources must be used.

8) Annotated Bibliography
An annotated bibliography is a list of sources on a particular topic that have each been summarized.
Although it takes extra time, an annotated bibliography can make the writing process 10x easier.
These sources should be the ones you will be using for the researched argument.
Purpose: To collect and organize sources that relate to a common theme, to connect those sources to each other, and your argument to determine their usefulness. 

9) Skills
Researching by using the library, scholarly databases, and the internet for sources.
Gathering sources that pertain to your topic into one list.
Indicating how each source will be used or how it relates to your argument.
Documenting sources using MLA works cited entries
Evaluating sources for credibility and bias.

10) Strategies
Focus on a narrowly defined and arguable topic.
Collect trustworthy sources that are relevant to topic
Organize sources alphabetically by last name
Read and annotate sources carefully
Document all sources using MLA
Summarize each source accurately – only the big ideas/ most important info
Write the annotation paragraphs in a style that is clear and readable.

11) Content
1.) Summary of the text, which includes,
an opening sentence naming author and their background
the thesis/argument/ purpose of the source
a summary of the logical progression of ideas
the best example or evidence provided
the author’s conclusion
Content continued
2.) An evaluation which answers,
is the author a credible source on this topic?
How did the author build ethos?
Was the logos for the argument convincing?
What types of pathos did the author use?
Did any fallacies compromise the info?
Did the author successfully address counterarguments?
Be sure to point out holes in all of the above categories.
Length – 3-7 sentences (1/2 a page each)

Assignment 5: Contract Cost and Documentation for the Navy



Based on the same scenario as in Assignments 1, 2, 3 and 4, you are now considering the final factors needed for your proposal based on RFP #123456789, dated 07/14/2014. 

Additional factors to consider are:The other local competitor has removed their name from consideration and has requested to become your company’s sub-contractor due to your company’s patent on the specialty coating.Your existing floor equipment is dated. However, you have learned that the Navy base has floor equipment which is not currently being used.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:Determine the payment type (i.e., receiving progress payments, performance-based payments, or partial payments) you will use in your bid. Provide a rationale for your response.Determine the approach and the key terms that you would consider in requesting the use of the Navy’s floor equipment. Provide a rationale for your response.Propose the quality control and inspection procedures that you believe should be included in your proposal. Provide a rationale for your response.Determine, because of your company’s private patent on the specialty floor coating, whether the Navy would or would not have a patent infringement objection for the use of the coating. Provide a rationale for your response.Determine the mechanism for contract closeout your company would use with the Navy. Provide a rationale for your response.Use at least three (3) quality references Note: Wikipedia and other related websites do not qualify as academic resources.  

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:Describe the nature of government contracting, including authority, responsibilities, and legal considerations.Outline and explain the process for developing competitive proposals and source selection.Explain the process for administering and evaluating contract performance. Explain the various mechanisms for contract closeout. Use technology and information resources to research issues in federal acquisition and contract management.Write clearly and concisely about federal acquisition and contract management using proper writing mechanics.