You have been hired by a large company with branch offices around the country to assist with rollout of a new companywide compliance system. While initially the focus was on implementation of the technology, it was found that success will require at least 10 hours of training for all managers across the country on both the use of the new platform as well as a host of new compliance policies being introduced. Of the options discussed, it was generally agreed than the training should be hands-on and conducted in person at a central location. This will obviously require getting organizational buy in as not all managers are going to be willing to commit to taking time out from their normal responsibilities just for some training. In addition, such large scale centralized training has not been done before by this company; therefore, the CEO wants feedback from participants to evaluate the effectiveness of any training sessions. As a result, your manager has given you the responsibility to develop an outline for a proposed project that would meet this upcoming need. Submit a 2- to 3-page memo that does the following: Names the project Briefly describes the project Identifies potential stakeholders directly or indirectly involved Specifies the overall objective and any outcomes for this project Details how success will be evaluated Highlights what is needed to ascertain the measurable organizational value (MOV) of this project. You will need to make some assumptions (it is even encouraged) but the assumptions must be documented.

You have been hired by a large company with branch offices around the country to assist with rollout of a new companywide compliance system. 

While initially the focus was on implementation of the technology, it was found that success will require at least 10 hours of training for all managers across the country on both the use of the new platform as well as a host of new compliance policies being introduced. 

Of the options discussed, it was generally agreed than the training should be hands-on and conducted in person at a central location. This will obviously require getting organizational buy in as not all managers are going to be willing to commit to taking time out from their normal responsibilities just for some training. 

In addition, such large scale centralized training has not been done before by this company; therefore, the CEO wants feedback from participants to evaluate the effectiveness of any training sessions. 

As a result, your manager has given you the responsibility to develop an outline for a proposed project that would meet this upcoming need. 

Submit a 2- to 3-page memo that does the following: 

Names the project
Briefly describes the project
Identifies potential stakeholders directly or indirectly involved
Specifies the overall objective and any outcomes for this project
Details how success will be evaluated
Highlights what is needed to ascertain the measurable organizational value (MOV) of this project. 

You will need to make some assumptions (it is even encouraged) but the assumptions must be documented.

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News media reflect and influence a culture. Select a current global topic in the news. (e.g., climate change, the Israel and Hamas conflict in Gaza, the world economy, nuclear proliferation, etc.) Read the coverage of this topic in a major United States newspaper (e.g., The Washington Post, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, etc.) and in the newspaper of another country (Pravda, International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera, etc.) Identify the issue you chose and discuss how the two newspapers differ in their perception of the issue and how the coverage reflects the culture of the country in which the newspaper is published. NOTE: Online versions of most major U.S. newspapers, along with English versions of many foreign newspapers, are available free on the Web. For foreign newspapers, simply search using the name of the newspaper and the word “English.” Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings by Day 7. (You must create one initial post and at least two responses, for a minimum of three posts for this discussion.)

News media reflect and influence a culture. Select a current global topic in the news. (e.g., climate change, the Israel and Hamas conflict in Gaza, the world economy, nuclear proliferation, etc.) Read the coverage of this topic in a major United States newspaper (e.g., The Washington Post, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, etc.) and in the newspaper of another country (Pravda, International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera, etc.) Identify the issue you chose and discuss how the two newspapers differ in their perception of the issue and how the coverage reflects the culture of the country in which the newspaper is published. NOTE: Online versions of most major U.S. newspapers, along with English versions of many foreign newspapers, are available free on the Web. For foreign newspapers, simply search using the name of the newspaper and the word “English.” Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings by Day 7. (You must create one initial post and at least two responses, for a minimum of three posts for this discussion.)

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Create a fictitious business that offers products or services (be creative) to other businesses (B2B) and/or consumers (B2C). Name your business, identify and describe your product(s) / service(s). Determine an e-commerce (EC) strategy for your organization and develop a supporting web site. Submit a written report outlining the e-commerce strategy and include a hyperlink to the homepage of your EC website. The assignment will be evaluated based on the written report and the actual web site. Assignments will not be accepted late. See instructions for web page development in Blackboard’s Assignment.

Create a fictitious business that offers products or services (be creative) to other businesses (B2B) 
and/or consumers (B2C).  Name your business, identify and describe your product(s) / service(s). 
Determine an e-commerce (EC) strategy for your organization and develop a supporting web site. 
Submit a written report outlining the e-commerce strategy and include a hyperlink to the homepage of your EC website. 

The assignment will be evaluated based on the written report and the actual web site.  Assignments will not be accepted late. See instructions for web page development in Blackboard’s Assignment.

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Question description Identify, how many Americans remain uninsured despite the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), using the most current scholarly resource available. Identify how many Americans are currently signed up for and have paid premium for the PPACA. Discuss the current cost to Americans in subsidies, which are financially supporting the PPACA. What is the current fine charged by the IRS to those without insurance and how much will it increase in 2016? Will this fine increase have a negative or positive impact? Explain why.

Question description

Identify, how many Americans remain uninsured despite the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act), using the most current scholarly resource available.

 

  • Identify how many Americans are currently signed up for and have paid premium for the PPACA.
  • Discuss the current cost to Americans in subsidies, which are financially supporting the PPACA. What is the current fine charged by the IRS to those without insurance and how much will it increase in 2016? Will this fine increase have a negative or positive impact? Explain why.

 

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After studying chapters 3 and 4, do the following assignment and submit it through the Turnitin link below. Questions: 1. What environmental factors would you suggest account for: (a) in-company clinics that deal with employee medical problems, such as established by Toyota, and (b) the success of after-hours clinics and urgent care facilities in many metropolitan areas? 2. Assume you were hired to design a managed care organization targeted to baby boomers in San Antonio, Texas, a city with a large Hispanic population. How would you make this service offering unique to respond to the major trends discussed within this chapter? 3. In recent years, there has been a growing attempt to measure the performance of health care providers. The federal government has published data on how hospitals are compared to acceptable clinical standards with regard to pneumonia. Explain how these data may affect the consumer decision-making process. 4. On what level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs would you place each of the following decisions: (a) buying health insurance, (b) going skiing, (c) following a low-fat diet? 5. A medical group has decided to develop an industrial medicine program for employers. This program would help in the treatment of on-the-job injuries, workers’ compensation requirements, health education, and toxicology analysis. The group has hired a new salesperson to approach a major furniture manufacturer in the community about the program. In preparing for her first call, the salesperson makes a list of the possible members of the buying center. Prepare the list. Take Quiz 2 that covers chapters 3 and 4. This assignment must be sent through the turnitin link shown below. Please, check carefully the originality of your submission. Cite external references to support your answers in both within the text and in the references part as mandated by APA style. The instructor will not accept more than 5% of materials from external sources in the content (main body) of the document; otherwise, your work will be considered invalid. Do not include questions in the document to be submitted through turnitin. Just the answers. As said above, you must cite authors within the text, and in the references as well. The similarity identified from the references will not be taken into consideration for the 5%, just the ones identified in the main body. If you have any question, contact your instructor.

After studying chapters 3 and 4, do the following assignment and submit it through the Turnitin link below.

Questions:

1. What environmental factors would you suggest account for: (a) in-company clinics that deal with employee medical problems, such as established by Toyota, and (b) the success of after-hours clinics and urgent care facilities in many metropolitan areas?

2. Assume you were hired to design a managed care organization targeted to baby boomers in San Antonio, Texas, a city with a large Hispanic population. How would you make this service offering unique to respond to the major trends discussed within this chapter?

3. In recent years, there has been a growing attempt to measure the performance of health care providers. The federal government has published data on how hospitals are compared to acceptable clinical standards with regard to pneumonia. Explain how these data may affect the consumer decision-making process.

4. On what level of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs would you place each of the following decisions: (a) buying health insurance, (b) going skiing, (c) following a low-fat diet?

5. A medical group has decided to develop an industrial medicine program for employers. This program would help in the treatment of on-the-job injuries, workers’ compensation requirements, health education, and toxicology analysis. The group has hired a new salesperson to approach a major furniture manufacturer in the community about the program. In preparing for her first call, the salesperson makes a list of the possible members of the buying center. Prepare the list.

Take Quiz 2 that covers chapters 3 and 4.

This assignment must be sent through the turnitin link shown below. Please, check carefully the originality of your submission. Cite external references to support your answers in both within the text and in the references part as mandated by APA style. The instructor will not accept more than 5% of materials from external sources in the content (main body) of the document; otherwise, your work will be considered invalid.

Do not include questions in the document to be submitted through turnitin. Just the answers.

As said above, you must cite authors within the text, and in the references as well. The similarity identified from the references will not be taken into consideration for the 5%, just the ones identified in the main body. If you have any question, contact your instructor.

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Course Project/Business Plan Block 1 Your Block 1 for your Business Plan will require that you develop the following objectives which will be integrate part of the first five sections of the business plan. As a model and guide use the “table of contents” for “The Daily Perc” Business Plan in pages 50 to 73. (The Chapters related to this Block 1 are 1,2 and 3) 1.0 Executive Summary 1.2 Keys to success 2.0 Mission, Vission and Culture 2.1 Mission 2.2 Vision 2.3 Culture 3.0 Company Summary 3.1 Company Ownership 4.0 Market Analysis Summary 4.3.1 Competition and Buying Patterns 5.0 Strategy and Implementation Summary 5.2 Competitive edge Click on the Link below to submit your work View/Complete Remember to make the necessary changes once you submit your work through “turnitin” in order to make it 95% original.

Course Project/Business Plan Block 1 Your Block 1 for your Business Plan will require that you develop the following objectives which will be integrate part of the first five sections of the business plan. As a model and guide use the “table of contents” for “The Daily Perc” Business Plan in pages 50 to 73.

(The Chapters related to this Block 1 are 1,2 and 3)

1.0 Executive Summary

1.2 Keys to success

2.0 Mission, Vission and Culture

2.1 Mission

2.2 Vision

2.3 Culture

3.0 Company Summary

3.1 Company Ownership

4.0 Market Analysis Summary

4.3.1 Competition and Buying Patterns

5.0 Strategy and Implementation Summary

5.2 Competitive edge

Click on the Link below to submit your work View/Complete

Remember to make the necessary changes once you submit your work through “turnitin” in order to make it 95% original.

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Course Project/Business Plan Block 2 Your Block 2 for your Business Plan will require that you develop the following objectives which will be integrate part of the first five sections of the business plan. As a model and guide use the “table of contents” for “The Daily Perc” Business Plan in pages 50 to 73. (The Chapters related to this Block 2 are 4,5 and 6) 4.0 Market Analysis Summary 4.1 Market Segmentation 4.2 Target Market Segment Strategy 4.3 Industry Analysis 5.0 Strategy and Implementation Summary 5.1 Products 5.2 Competitive Edge 5.3 Marketing Strategy 5.4 Sales Strategy 5.4.1 Sales Forecast Click on the Link below to submit your work View/Complete Remember to make the necessary changes once you submit your work through “turnitin” in order to make it 95% original.

Course Project/Business Plan Block 2 Your Block 2 for your Business Plan will require that you develop the following objectives which will be integrate part of the first five sections of the business plan. As a model and guide use the “table of contents” for “The Daily Perc” Business Plan in pages 50 to 73.

(The Chapters related to this Block 2 are 4,5 and 6)

4.0 Market Analysis Summary

4.1 Market Segmentation

4.2 Target Market Segment Strategy

4.3 Industry Analysis

5.0 Strategy and Implementation Summary

5.1 Products

5.2 Competitive Edge

5.3 Marketing Strategy

5.4 Sales Strategy

5.4.1 Sales Forecast

Click on the Link below to submit your work View/Complete

Remember to make the necessary changes once you submit your work through “turnitin” in order to make it 95% original.

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Purpose of Assignment All products/services go through a life cycle of NPI (new product introduction), growth, maturity and decline. These various stages affect the marketing strategy and promotional efforts. In Week 3, you will incorporate a product strategy that addresses at least 3 areas of the product life cycle. The primary objective of this assignment is to allow the student to demonstrate an understanding of the factors that can affect the launch of a product or service. A secondary objective is to understand the differences in a product launch in the U.S. (domestic market) and an international market. Assignment Steps Generate a minimum 700-word product strategy in Microsoft® Word. Incorporate a product strategy that addresses the following: At least three areas of the product life cycle (NPI-new product introduction, growth, maturity and decline). How you will measure (what metrics will be used to determine success or failure) the marketing activities. Create at least two different types of media methods for the products. One media method must be a print method and one must be non-print. A media method is a media strategy which highlights your product. For example, (this cannot be used in this assignment), a non-print media method would be a Facebook campaign that provides a user a reward for each review, positive or negative, posted about the use/appearance/price/etc. of the product. In your assignment, you should have 2-3 sentences about each media method (i.e. one paragraph of what you would do, not how to do it). Address three elements of the Product and Promotion List (see below). Product and Promotion List: Integrated Marketing Communication Advertising Strategy/Objectives Push and Pull Media Strategy Advertising Execution Direct Marketing Public Relations/Strategies Positioning The plan will be a continuation of your global or multi-regional company you chose in Week 1. This will be incorporated into your overall marketing plan for Week 6. Note: Charts/graphs/tables do not count toward the word count. Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed references. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Must pass Plagiarism Checker

Purpose of Assignment All products/services go through a life cycle of NPI (new product introduction), growth, maturity and decline. These various stages affect the marketing strategy and promotional efforts. In Week 3, you will incorporate a product strategy that addresses at least 3 areas of the product life cycle. The primary objective of this assignment is to allow the student to demonstrate an understanding of the factors that can affect the launch of a product or service. A secondary objective is to understand the differences in a product launch in the U.S. (domestic market) and an international market. Assignment Steps Generate a minimum 700-word product strategy in Microsoft® Word. Incorporate a product strategy that addresses the following: At least three areas of the product life cycle (NPI-new product introduction, growth, maturity and decline). How you will measure (what metrics will be used to determine success or failure) the marketing activities. Create at least two different types of media methods for the products. One media method must be a print method and one must be non-print. A media method is a media strategy which highlights your product. For example, (this cannot be used in this assignment), a non-print media method would be a Facebook campaign that provides a user a reward for each review, positive or negative, posted about the use/appearance/price/etc. of the product. In your assignment, you should have 2-3 sentences about each media method (i.e. one paragraph of what you would do, not how to do it). Address three elements of the Product and Promotion List (see below). Product and Promotion List: Integrated Marketing Communication Advertising Strategy/Objectives Push and Pull Media Strategy Advertising Execution Direct Marketing Public Relations/Strategies Positioning The plan will be a continuation of your global or multi-regional company you chose in Week 1. This will be incorporated into your overall marketing plan for Week 6. Note: Charts/graphs/tables do not count toward the word count. Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed references. Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines. Must pass Plagiarism Checker

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Literature Review When we talk about a “literature review” , we mean a piece of technical writing that surveys the existing scholarly literature on a topic or idea. Other names for this kind of document are “survey” or “prior research.” Many journal articles and conference presentations include a section that does the work of a literature review. For example, download the following article from the ACM Digital Library: Hao, J. and Mendes, E. 2006. Usage-based statistical testing of web applications. In Proceedings of the 6th international Conference on Web Engineering (Palo Alto, California, USA, July 11 – 14, 2006). ICWE ’06, vol. 263. ACM, New York, NY, 17-24. Section 2 of that article is a literature review. Please read that part of the article, Section 2, which covers pages 2 and 3 of the PDF file. (Those same pages are numbered 18 and 19 in the proceedings.) Another example is available on the UIS CSC website, at https://edocs.uis.edu/tmims1/www/mastersprojectfinal/rogerfinal10.pdf . This is from Dr. Roger West’s final project report. In this file, please read pages 9-29 of the PDF file (marked pages 5-24 in the document). In both of these examples, the authors want to solve a problem (in the first, improve the testing of web sites; in the second, develop a software tool). But before describing how they tried to solve their problems (or at least how they tried to make progress on their problems), the authors educate the reader about important existing ideas that are related to the problem, ideas that have already been published. In an earlier lecture, I talked about “standing on the shoulders of giants.” In a literature review, an author describes the “giants” that the author found helpful when thinking about the problem. A good literature review “tells a story” to the reader, the story of a problem or issue, and how previous thinkers have approached this problem. The author of a literature review has studied the problem or issue, and now wants to share some of what s/he has learned. This sharing should be in the author’s own words, and should try to develop an idea or theme that weaves throughout the literature review. The paraphrasing and selection of ideas is the value added of the literature review. A literature review should NOT be merely a string of quotes from previous authors. That would be jarring for the reader because each author quoted has a unique perspective, a unique style, and a unique vocabulary. The author of a good literature review uses his/her own perspective, style, and vocabulary to describe the ideas and results of many previous authors. This gives the review a coherence and readability that can’t happen with a list of quotes. Of course, the author of the review must give credit to the previous authors for their ideas, and this is done by citations to each of the articles reviewed. It is acceptable to have a quote or two in a literature review. Indeed, if one particular author has stated something in a strikingly eloquent way, a single quote or perhaps two in a literature can be entirely appropriate and helpful. However, more than a few quotations, especially long ones, are to be avoided. (Interpretation: if you use too many direct quotes in your literature review assignment, you will lose points.) We need to hear YOUR interpretation of the authors reviewed. The WORST thing to do in a literature review is to copy a previous author’s words and then NOT use quotation marks and NOT use a citation. Doing that is plagiarism, and that is a scholarly crime. When you use someone else’s ideas, then you must also include a citation. When you use someone else’s words, then you must indicate that those words are quoted (using quote marks for relatively short quotes, and using indentation for longer quotes), AND you must also include a citation. Note well: we do not want a bunch of quotations as your literature review; but if you DO use someone else’s words, you MUST use quote marks or indentation, and you MUST cite the quoted works. We assume that you will be using other people’s ideas in the literature review, and that you will give citations for each of those ideas with a citation. In your previous assignment, the annotated bibliography assignment, you gave short summaries of at least 5 papers. Return to your annotated bibliography and those papers. Find a “story” that involves at least 4 of those papers. (You may decide to use more, but may not use less than 4.) This might be an idea, a problem, or an issue that these papers all discussed, either directly or indirectly. Your assignment is to write a literature review on that idea, problem or issue. Somewhere in that literature review, you must mention the contribution of each of those papers to your story, with a citation for each. Naturally, you must READ all of the papers you cite, each one from top to bottom. Only then can you do a thorough job of writing about the story that each of those papers touches in some way. Think up a descriptive title for your literature review. The title of your review should be of the following form: “Literature Review: Z, by W”, where Z is a descriptive phrase that tells us what your “story” is about; and where W is your name. Also include the date after your title and your name. You are not limited to the papers in your annotated bibliography, but you should use at least 4 of the papers in your annotated bibliography in your literature review. You may want to find more recent papers or more “ancient” papers that are important to your theme. Whatever papers you cite must be available in either the ACM Digital Library or the IEEE Digital Library. However, you need to include at least 4 papers from your annotated bibliography in your literature review. Hopefully the work you did on your annotated bibliography will be helpful to you while you are doing the literature review. No matter how many words you use, your literature review should follow this general outline: INTRODUCTION, IMPORTANT IDEAS, CONCLUSION, and REFERENCES. In the introduction, tell us the “big idea” that forms the core of your story. All the papers cited in your review should have relevant information to this big idea: a problem, an idea, or a project. In the IMPORTANT IDEAS section you discuss what each of the papers has to say about this big idea. Aim for at least one paragraph for each paper, and probably two paragraphs for papers that are particularly relevant to your big idea. In your conclusion, wrap things up and compare and contrast what the different papers had to say about your big idea. In the conclusion, you should tell the reader the most important things you learned while researching your big idea. The references section holds the citations of all the papers you cite in the review; this must be in the IEEE style. This literature review assignment is a major assignment for this course. You are NOT allowed to get outside advice on this assignment except from your instructor or from the UIS Center for Teaching and Learning. You may NOT find an existing literature review on a topic and copy or paraphrase that existing work. That would be plagiarism, and if discovered, plagiarism in this course will have dire consequences. You are to write this yourself, using your own words to describe the ideas of others as found in their articles, articles that you cite. This assignment should be turned into the appropriate Blackboard Digital Dropbox by the due date and time, in a single file. The file may be in any of the following formats: .RTF, .DOC or .DOCX. You may also use an Open Office format. The name of your file must be “lastnameHW2.XXX” where “lastname” is replace by your last name according to Blackboard, and “XXX” is replace by .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX, depending on which format you use. For example, I would turn in vespaHW2.RTF. You used the ACM style of citations for your citation graph and for your annotated bibliography. For this assignment, you are required to use an IEEE form of citations. IEEE citation style is described nicely in a website that belongs to Monash University: http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/ieee.html. One of the big differences between the IEEE style and the ACM style is the order of the references section. An ACM reference list is ordered alphabetically by the last name of the first author; but an IEEE reference list is in the order of the first citation in the body of your text. Make sure you use the IEEE order in your literature review. When you look up a citation, even if it is from the IEEE or ACM Digital Library, there is no guarantee that the citation will be in the correct format. You have to make sure that your literature review has correct citations that are consistent with each other and consistent with the IEEE style as described in the link above. Here is the grading rubric that will be used to score your assignment. There are 30 points total for this assignment. GRADING RUBRIC for the Literature Review 1. Was the literature review turned in on time to the proper dropbox? 2. Is the file named correctly? 3. Is the file in one of the formats specified? 4. Did the student include his/her name and the date? 5. Are citations and references correct, consistent, and in the IEEE format? 6. Does the literature review follow the outline given in the specification? 7. Are there spelling, grammar, and formatting problems? 8. Does the paper tell a good story? 9. Is the length appropriate? 10. Are the technical details described precisely? 11. Are all definitions of terms and of acronyms given before the term or acronym is used? 12. Did the author use a quote without using quote marks or indentation? If so, this is a major problem. 13. Did the author use ideas from a source without citing the source? If so, this is a major problem. 14. What is the reader’s overall impression of this literature review?

Literature Review

When we talk about a “literature review” , we mean a piece of technical writing that surveys the existing scholarly literature on a topic or idea. Other names for this kind of document are “survey” or “prior research.” Many journal articles and conference presentations include a section that does the work of a literature review. For example, download the following article from the ACM Digital Library:

Hao, J. and Mendes, E. 2006. Usage-based statistical testing of web applications. In Proceedings of the 6th international Conference on Web Engineering (Palo Alto, California, USA, July 11 – 14, 2006). ICWE ’06, vol. 263. ACM, New York, NY, 17-24.

Section 2 of that article is a literature review. Please read that part of the article, Section 2, which covers pages 2 and 3 of the PDF file. (Those same pages are numbered 18 and 19 in the proceedings.)

Another example is available on the UIS CSC website, at https://edocs.uis.edu/tmims1/www/mastersprojectfinal/rogerfinal10.pdf . This is from Dr. Roger West’s final project report. In this file, please read pages 9-29 of the PDF file (marked pages 5-24 in the document).

In both of these examples, the authors want to solve a problem (in the first, improve the testing of web sites; in the second, develop a software tool). But before describing how they tried to solve their problems (or at least how they tried to make progress on their problems), the authors educate the reader about important existing ideas that are related to the problem, ideas that have already been published. In an earlier lecture, I talked about “standing on the shoulders of giants.” In a literature review, an author describes the “giants” that the author found helpful when thinking about the problem.

A good literature review “tells a story” to the reader, the story of a problem or issue, and how previous thinkers have approached this problem. The author of a literature review has studied the problem or issue, and now wants to share some of what s/he has learned. This sharing should be in the author’s own words, and should try to develop an idea or theme that weaves throughout the literature review. The paraphrasing and selection of ideas is the value added of the literature review.

A literature review should NOT be merely a string of quotes from previous authors. That would be jarring for the reader because each author quoted has a unique perspective, a unique style, and a unique vocabulary. The author of a good literature review uses his/her own perspective, style, and vocabulary to describe the ideas and results of many previous authors. This gives the review a coherence and readability that can’t happen with a list of quotes. Of course, the author of the review must give credit to the previous authors for their ideas, and this is done by citations to each of the articles reviewed.

It is acceptable to have a quote or two in a literature review. Indeed, if one particular author has stated something in a strikingly eloquent way, a single quote or perhaps two in a literature can be entirely appropriate and helpful. However, more than a few quotations, especially long ones, are to be avoided. (Interpretation: if you use too many direct quotes in your literature review assignment, you will lose points.) We need to hear YOUR interpretation of the authors reviewed.

The WORST thing to do in a literature review is to copy a previous author’s words and then NOT use quotation marks and NOT use a citation. Doing that is plagiarism, and that is a scholarly crime. When you use someone else’s ideas, then you must also include a citation. When you use someone else’s words, then you must indicate that those words are quoted (using quote marks for relatively short quotes, and using indentation for longer quotes), AND you must also include a citation. Note well: we do not want a bunch of quotations as your literature review; but if you DO use someone else’s words, you MUST use quote marks or indentation, and you MUST cite the quoted works. We assume that you will be using other people’s ideas in the literature review, and that you will give citations for each of those ideas with a citation.

In your previous assignment, the annotated bibliography assignment, you gave short summaries of at least 5 papers. Return to your annotated bibliography and those papers. Find a “story” that involves at least 4 of those papers. (You may decide to use more, but may not use less than 4.) This might be an idea, a problem, or an issue that these papers all discussed, either directly or indirectly. Your assignment is to write a literature review on that idea, problem or issue. Somewhere in that literature review, you must mention the contribution of each of those papers to your story, with a citation for each.

Naturally, you must READ all of the papers you cite, each one from top to bottom. Only then can you do a thorough job of writing about the story that each of those papers touches in some way.

Think up a descriptive title for your literature review. The title of your review should be of the following form: “Literature Review: Z, by W”, where Z is a descriptive phrase that tells us what your “story” is about; and where W is your name. Also include the date after your title and your name.

You are not limited to the papers in your annotated bibliography, but you should use at least 4 of the papers in your annotated bibliography in your literature review. You may want to find more recent papers or more “ancient” papers that are important to your theme. Whatever papers you cite must be available in either the ACM Digital Library or the IEEE Digital Library. However, you need to include at least 4 papers from your annotated bibliography in your literature review. Hopefully the work you did on your annotated bibliography will be helpful to you while you are doing the literature review.

No matter how many words you use, your literature review should follow this general outline: INTRODUCTION, IMPORTANT IDEAS, CONCLUSION, and REFERENCES. In the introduction, tell us the “big idea” that forms the core of your story. All the papers cited in your review should have relevant information to this big idea: a problem, an idea, or a project. In the IMPORTANT IDEAS section you discuss what each of the papers has to say about this big idea. Aim for at least one paragraph for each paper, and probably two paragraphs for papers that are particularly relevant to your big idea. In your conclusion, wrap things up and compare and contrast what the different papers had to say about your big idea. In the conclusion, you should tell the reader the most important things you learned while researching your big idea. The references section holds the citations of all the papers you cite in the review; this must be in the IEEE style.

This literature review assignment is a major assignment for this course. You are NOT allowed to get outside advice on this assignment except from your instructor or from the UIS Center for Teaching and Learning. You may NOT find an existing literature review on a topic and copy or paraphrase that existing work. That would be plagiarism, and if discovered, plagiarism in this course will have dire consequences. You are to write this yourself, using your own words to describe the ideas of others as found in their articles, articles that you cite.

This assignment should be turned into the appropriate Blackboard Digital Dropbox by the due date and time, in a single file. The file may be in any of the following formats: .RTF, .DOC or .DOCX. You may also use an Open Office format. The name of your file must be “lastnameHW2.XXX” where “lastname” is replace by your last name according to Blackboard, and “XXX” is replace by .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX, depending on which format you use. For example, I would turn in vespaHW2.RTF.

You used the ACM style of citations for your citation graph and for your annotated bibliography. For this assignment, you are required to use an IEEE form of citations. IEEE citation style is described nicely in a website that belongs to Monash University: http://www.lib.monash.edu.au/tutorials/citing/ieee.html. One of the big differences between the IEEE style and the ACM style is the order of the references section. An ACM reference list is ordered alphabetically by the last name of the first author; but an IEEE reference list is in the order of the first citation in the body of your text. Make sure you use the IEEE order in your literature review.

When you look up a citation, even if it is from the IEEE or ACM Digital Library, there is no guarantee that the citation will be in the correct format. You have to make sure that your literature review has correct citations that are consistent with each other and consistent with the IEEE style as described in the link above.

Here is the grading rubric that will be used to score your assignment. There are 30 points total for this assignment.

GRADING RUBRIC for the Literature Review

1. Was the literature review turned in on time to the proper dropbox?

2. Is the file named correctly?

3. Is the file in one of the formats specified?

4. Did the student include his/her name and the date?

5. Are citations and references correct, consistent, and in the IEEE format?

6. Does the literature review follow the outline given in the specification?

7. Are there spelling, grammar, and formatting problems?

8. Does the paper tell a good story?

9. Is the length appropriate?

10. Are the technical details described precisely?

11. Are all definitions of terms and of acronyms given before the term or acronym is used?

12. Did the author use a quote without using quote marks or indentation? If so, this is a major problem.

13. Did the author use ideas from a source without citing the source? If so, this is a major problem.

14. What is the reader’s overall impression of this literature review?

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write a paper of 600-1000 words in length in which you explain the bearing of any of the denoted texts on one of the themes of the course. Your claims should be supported by evidence from the text and you should be able to bring them to together in a coherent way i.e. if you mention several different points you should make sure that those points work together to form a message. It is also possible that you simply point to lots of examples or evidence of the same message but you must say something intelligent about each of those examples, what they mean and how they come together. The text reading I will attach in the file you are to only cite from the material filed. Make sure you cite as much as possible from our reading material I attached. What does this thinker St. Thomas Aquinas have to say about the theme? Belief and Unbelief: In matters of faith we are posed with questions in which we must affirm/assent/act positively or deny/reject/not act. Given that these questions are often questions of great importance what consequent differences result from choosing to affirm or deny?

write a paper of 600-1000 words in length in which you explain the bearing of any of the denoted texts on one of the themes of the course. Your claims should be supported by evidence from the text and you should be able to bring them to together in a coherent way i.e. if you mention several different points you should make sure that those points work together to form a message. It is also possible that you simply point to lots of examples or evidence of the same message but you must say something intelligent about each of those examples, what they mean and how they come together. The text reading I will attach in the file you are to only cite from the material filed. Make sure you cite as much as possible from our reading material I attached.

What does this thinker St. Thomas Aquinas have to say about the theme?

Belief and Unbelief: In matters of faith we are posed with questions in which we must affirm/assent/act positively or deny/reject/not act. Given that these questions are often questions of great importance what consequent differences result from choosing to affirm or deny?

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