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The individual case analysis will consist of the development of a comprehensive written

The individual case analysis will consist of the development of a comprehensive written

case analysis, for which the expectation is that you

(1) identify all important strategic issues,

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(2) perform whatever analysis and evaluation is appropriate,

(3) propose an ov erall action plan and set of specific recommendations addressing the issues you have identified. In going through the exercise of “Identify-Ev aluate

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-Recommend,” please follow the advice (pp. 8-9) in the handout A Guide to Case Analysis (posted on the course website) as closely as possible. Thus, your case analysis should consist of at least the following three

sections:

1. Identification of Strategic Issues and Problems

2. Analysis and Evaluation

3. Recommendations

The three sections

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of your report should be numbered and presented separately. Please use the headings above (and other subheadings whenever appropriate).
addition to these three main sections, please include an (unnumbered) Introduction and Conclusion.

Use the comprehensiv e case analysis to demonstrate your in-depth understanding of the various strategy tools introduced in the course. At the same time, though, do not try to apply all of the tools.

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Instead, only apply those that are key to ‘solving’ the specific strategy case you have been assigned.

Exceeding the word limit by 10% will be no problem. If you expect your case analysis to be longer than 2200 words, however, please email
your tutor. In general, be as concise as possible.

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Reflect on their employability competencies and career management skills and plan for their future development;

Reflect on their employability competencies and career management skills and plan for their future development;

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Identify and assess the role, characteristics and motivations of high technology entrepreneurs.
Research, assess and defend an intellectual property, commercialization or a business plan for a new technology-based venture?
Evaluate key strategies for successful new venture creation

How to submit your assessment (written assignments)

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•    Your work must be typed and printed using 1.5 line spacing and Arial font size 12
•    All footers must contain your student ID number and page numbering
•    The cover page of the submission must clearly state how many words you have used
•    Your work must be in the correct page order and contain all the required information

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•    Your work must be submitted ONLY via TurnItIn within the CUOnline Module Page
•    Submit your assignment on time and save your digital receipt.
•    Please ensure that you retain a duplicate copy of all work you submit for assessment.

You can access the Turnitin link through the module web and further details will be provided in class.

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GUIDELINES AND BACKGROUND TO THISASSIGNMENT

Task One–Strategy

Produce a 2,000 word individual commercialisation strategy exploring the potential of a hi-tech business idea. You are only allowed to go above or below this word count by 10% otherwise marks may be deducted.  Marks will be awarded as follows:

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Evaluate the extent to which your chosen event impacted the international political economy

The Economy (for Question 1) 1.Evaluate the extent to which your chosen event impacted the international political economy

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(e.g., international and domestic trade, currency exchange system, debt, and capital). Provide relevant examples of such an economic impact—or lack thereof—to support your response.

•Global Finance (for Question 2) 2.Assess the extent to which your chosen event impacted global finance (e.g., GDP, direct investments, fiscal and monetary policies, and the balance of trade). Provide relevant examples of such an economic impact—or lack thereof—to support your response.

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•Inequality (for Question 3) 3.Discuss the role that global inequality and poverty have played in your chosen event. Provide examples of these roles to support your rationale.

•Conclusion (for Question 4) 4.Create recommendations that you believe would aid the main participants in your chosen event in developing policies to prevent a repeat occurrence of your event in the future.

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The Economy (for Question 1) 1.Evaluate the extent to which your chosen event impacted the international political economy (e.g.,

The Economy (for Question 1) 1.Evaluate the extent to which your chosen event impacted the international political economy (e.g., international and domestic trade, currency exchange system, debt, and capital). Provide relevant examples of such an economic impact—or lack thereof—to support your response.

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•Global Finance (for Question 2) 2.Assess the extent to which your chosen event impacted global finance (e.g., GDP, direct investments, fiscal and monetary policies, and the balance of trade). Provide relevant examples of such an economic impact—or lack thereof—to support your response.

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•Inequality (for Question 3) 3.Discuss the role that global inequality and poverty have played in your chosen event. Provide examples of these roles to support your rationale.

•Conclusion (for Question 4) 4.Create recommendations that you believe would aid the main participants in your chosen event in developing policies to prevent a repeat occurrence of your event in the future.

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There are two questions in this assignment: Question 1. About an EHR system, MEDCIN, introduced in Chapter 7

There are two questions in this assignment:
Question 1. About an EHR system, MEDCIN, introduced in Chapter 7 of the text and demonstrated on the publisher’s companion website.

1.1. To watch the demo video, click this link to watch the video directly MEDCIN student edition software demo. http://mediaplayer.pearsoncmg.com/media_flash_ph_gartee2_set.title.Medcin%20Student%20Edition%20Software__/ph/chet/chet_gartee_electronichealthrecords_2/medcin_video/Electronic_Health_Record.flv

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1.2. Learn more about MEDCIN engine at http://www.medicomp.com/, the company that developed it.

1.3. Describe Medicin as an EHR system AND as a nomenclature with the information you get from the demo video, the company website, content in Chapter 7, and other sources you find.

Question 2. About EHR systems.

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2.1., This is a list of open-source healthcare software. Pick two EHR systems from the list or from other sources you find. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-source_healthcare_software

2.2. Read the introduction, watch the demo video and/or run the demo from the product intro website if available.

2.3. Describe what you like and dislike, and/or anything impressive about the two EHR systems you investigated.
Submission requirements:

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1.File type: submit Word document file.
2.Be sure to have your name, class#, due date, and assignment question in your paper.
3.Font etc.: Times New Roman, font size 12, regular document margin, double space.
4.Be sure to cite your sources used in your paper. Use APA style for citation.(3 or more).

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Government Contracting

Government Contracting

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Scenario-based essay. Utilize GAO-14-195 “Defense Health Care: Acquisition Process for TRICARE’s Third Generation Managed Care Support Contracts,” provided separately, to answer United States Congressman Darrell Issa’s questions
Guidance:
– Keep your answers to a 2-3 pages
– 1.5 spacing

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– 11 or 12-pitch font
– Write in executive summary format.

Scenario:

You have been assigned as Director of the recently established Congressional
Office for Defense Contracting Reform Office (CODCRO) along with Civilian contracting Officers and Program Managers.

The CODCRO mission is making specific recommendations to the Congressional

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Office of Defense Personnel Affairs related to improving contracting for military and eligible personnel and family members using the TRICARE system.

Congressman Darrell Issa presented a recent General Accountability Office (GAO) report to you, with the request that you provide him some specific information as follows:

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a) What specific problem or problems are identified in the GAO report?
b) What solutions were identified and by whom?
c) Assess and critique the report’s problem/solution set based on what you’ve learned from Government Contracting course – what do YOU recommend to the TRICARE Managed Care Support Contract team, and to Congressman Darrell Issa moving forward?
To receive full point value, must address ALL THREE elements of the question, and provide supporting rationale – specific examples should be included.

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Carry out a review of business and academic literature to identify key transformation case studies.

Portfolio Management- Research Paper, Case Study and Critique
Task:
Carry out a review of business and academic literature to identify key transformation case studies.

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Describe the approach adopted for selecting and implementing the transformation program, its advantage and disadvantages.
As discussed in class as an Asessement 3 alternative, you my provide by way of evidence of learning.
Your project plan and status report (closout report) for this subject, showing its connection to and relationship with your personal program for the masters course MPM and other personal and career

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programs. You willl also need to demonstrate how these activitiesa nd plans realte to your personal portfolio management , including as evidence your strategic objectives, prioritisation and evaluation methods.
A reflection on changes you may make as result of the benefits realisation from this course should also be included.

Examine what you would have done differently and the lessons learnt

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Paper 4, the Research Paper, requires at least 4 sources: “As a Man

Paper 4, the Research Paper, requires at least 4 sources: “As a Man Thinketh” and three other outside sources. This paper is worth 120 points. 100 points for content and 20 for Works Cited and in-text citations.

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Here you will explore the effect thought has on life as a great determiner for success and happiness. You will take a specific look at how thought needs to be addressed in your life, the changes you need to make and considerations that must be addressed to achieve your goals.

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Be sure to utilize at least two or three of the key topics in the reading: effect of thought on character, purpose, achievement, circumstances, serenity, health and body, vision and ideals. You may, if you wish, use Thick Face Black Heart, and Why We Do What We Do to support your research paper.

How specifically will you change your thoughts regarding the above in achieving your goals in life?

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How specifically will you go about it all? Remember that all the components of an essay must be in place and used properly or you lose points: title, introduction, thesis, body paragraphs or developmental section, conclusion.

MLA Formatting and Works Cited Page

For all papers that require sources (papers 2, 3, and 4), use in-text citations for each source and a Works Cited page according to MLA style. One internet maximum for all papers.

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If you do not follow the directions for Paper #2 and Paper #3, you will lose points accordingly: If you are missing the works cited page, half a grade. If the in-text citations are missing, half a grade. If they are both there but you do a poor job of formatting the works cited page or the in-text citations, half a grade. If you are missing the required number of sources, you lose half a grade.

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For Paper #4 , the Research Paper, you will begin with 20 points. To lose points, do the following: Works Cited page or in-text citations missing, 10 points off for each. Paper not formatted according to MLA style formatting, formatted poorly, 10 points off. If both Works Cited page and in-text citations are there but done poorly, not according to MLA rules, then you lose 5-10 points depending on severity.

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Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Gulf Coast

Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Gulf Coast

Instructions:

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This is a proposed pipeline to link oil sourced from the northern Alberta oil sands to the Gulf Coast refineries in the US. Determine the current proposed route, and how much of it is under construction or approved to be under construction. Determine why the remainder has not been approved, and if/when approval is likely. Describe the physical parameters of the pipeline, e.g., length, diameter, capacity.

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Discuss how the political environment has weighed-in on the decision to construct. Determine what other plans Canada has for selling this oil if they don’t build this pipeline. Determine who owns this pipeline. Determine which states support and which states oppose the pipeline construction. For those in opposition, document their reasons for non-support. Determine the likelihood of approval after the fall presidential election in the US.

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Choose a literary text from the Renaissance period* (1450-1660) and study it. After conducting research on the historical/political/social

Choose a literary text from the Renaissance period* (1450-1660) and study it. After conducting research on the historical/political/social events of the period and region, analyze the text and write about how the text reflects the culture from which it came.

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You will discuss the text itself from a critical perspective – not by summarizing the plot, but analyzing the text as a whole – keeping in mind literary elements (character, setting, theme and symbol) as much as writing style and voice. The paper should be a discussion of culture as well as literature, and this is where your research will come in.

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You may choose to select a text that is included in the C Volume of your anthology, or you may look beyond our textbook. You are free to choose from any region and a variety of genres, as well: poetry, fiction (both long and short), and drama. You will send me a short proposal about 2 weeks before the paper is due, so I will be able to share any concerns with your choice at that time, should there be any.

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Requirements:
• 3-4 pages of solid content, Times or Arial 12-point font
• MLA style throughout, including proper spacing and heading, the use of properly formatted citations and Works Cited page.
• 4 academically sound sources, one of which is the literary text itself (no Internet sources allowed, Galileo sources OK)
Resources:

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To get started, you will want to brush up your MLA and research skills. Here are some great places to go for assistance.
• www.smarthinking.com – This site provides online tutoring in writing.
• http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ – The Purdue OWL is the go-to resource for up-to-date information on MLA formatting. Read the style guide and also view sample citations for various source types.

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The effect of Latino voters had on the GOP change of strategy.

The effect of Latino voters had on the GOP change of strategy.

CAUSE AND EFFECT ANALYSIS You must write an essay which analyzes a problem, condition, or event as to its cause(s) or effect(s) or both. You may also choose to use Cause and Effect Analysis to achieve a solution to a problem. Information and examples of cause and effect analysis may be found in your textbook, TSPR, Chapter 8,

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Cause and Effect Analysis, pp. 289-322. Your essay should be at least 400 words in length but not longer than 500 words. Do not forget that every essay must have a good introductory paragraph; strong, specific, detailed body paragraphs that fully develop the subject; and a good concluding paragraph

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Which method do you prefer: qualitative or quantitative research? Why?

India’s Tata manufactures a car called Nano
1. Chapter 4: India’s Tata manufactures a car called Nano (check via Google). Tata wants to know if there is a market for the car in Libya. Outline a market research strategy that you would recommend to them. Which method do you prefer: qualitative or quantitative research? Why?

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2. Chapter 5: What is customer touch-point? For any business of your choice in Libya, list all the touch-points that the business is likely to have with its customers. Discuss what can be done at each touch-point to enhance customer lifetime value and customer satisfaction.
3. Chapter 6: Consider the buying decision process

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(p. 167). For a customer who is thinking of buying a car, what role can the seller play at each step of the process to sell the car. Which of the following models is most likely to be used by the customer at the purchase decision stage: conjunctive, lexicographic, or elimination by aspect heuristic? Please explain your rationale.

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4. Chapter 7: What is a buying center? Why is it important for the marketer to be aware of the buying center? If Boeing wants to sell airplanes to Libyan Airlines, explain why they must understand the buying center. Please elaborate.
5. Chapter 8: Think of the soft drink market in Libya (Coca Cola, 7-Up etc.). How would you segment the market for soft drinks? Which target would you select and on what basis? If you were introducing a new soft drink in the market, how would you position it? Discuss in details.

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Financial literacy and personal finance education is of critical

Financial literacy and personal finance education is of critical importance in an environment of uncertainty and opportunities. For this assignment, I would like you to reference the articles in the Week 13 folder, your textbook (p. 4-5)

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, and/or other credible Financial Literacy websites (please cite which websites you use) to write a one page response answering the following questions:

1. How confident are you in your Financial Wellness skills? How have you learned about managing finances? Please explain.

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2. By referencing the articles, textbook, and/or other chosen credible websites (please cite, if used), in what areas could you use the most improvement regarding your Financial Wellness? Please explain.

3. Identify 6 realistic Financial Wellness-related goals which would be suitable for you.

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Hunger in America Essay

This essay will be about hunger in America and cite a few facts from outside sources. The main goal of the essay will be to convince the reader or audience of a topic related to this subject. We don’t have to all have the exact same thesis.

 Some possible main ideas are the following: Hunger exists in the United States; we need to take action to stop or reduce hunger in the U.S.; and ordinary people can take steps to help eliminate hunger in the U.S. You may have other ideas.

We can use this space in Discussions to brainstorm ideas and to provide possible points. You will use at least two of the following sources in your paper:

Provide an analysis of his model as well as the challenges to it.

There is little argument that while not perfect, Piaget’s theories have had a profound impact on the field of cognitive development.

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Provide an analysis of his model as well as the challenges to it.

In a two- to three-page paper, please include the following components:

Define the four main stages of Piaget’s theory, along with their age ranges
Discuss the three crucial processes by which children move from one stage to another

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Focusing on the first three stages, describe one significant limitation of children’s thinking in each
Review the findings of either Diamond or Gelman from your course text in regard to how they challenged an aspect of Piaget’s theory

Please use at least two resources in addition to the course text. Your paper should be two to three pages, plus title and reference pages. Please use proper APA formatting.

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ECE 353 Grading Rubric
Assignment: The Piagetian Model
Instructions
There is little argument that while not perfect, Piaget’s theories have had a profound impact on the field of cognitive development. Provide an analysis of his model as well as the challenges to it.
In a two- to three-paper, please include the following components:
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Define the four main stages of Piaget’s theory, along with their age ranges
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Discuss the three crucial processes by which children move from one stage to another
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Focusing on the first three stages, describe one significant limitation of children’s thinking in each
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Review the findings of either Diamond or Gelman from your course text in regard to how they challenged an aspect of Piaget’s theory

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Please use at least two additional resources in addition to the course text. Your paper should be two to three pages, plus title and reference pages. Please use proper APA formatting.
Grading Criteria
The Piagetian Model
8 points possible
Content Criteria

Weight
Defines the four main stages of Piaget’s theory, including age ranges

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Discusses the three crucial processes by which children move from one stage to another

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Describes one limitation of children’s thinking in each of the first three stages

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Reviews the findings of either Diamond or Gelman in regard to how they challenged an aspect of Piaget’s theory

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You have been assigned a career to research. Following are some

Educational preparation

You have been assigned a career to research. Following are some suggestions for your research, but please do not limit yourself to this list.

• Educational preparation
• Branch of government the agency is part of
• Size of the agency
• Where agency derives its funding & how large the budget is
• Primary function of the agency
• When and why the agency came into existence
• Highest ranking officer/official
o Route this person took to obtain this position

• Steps necessary to obtain internships prior to graduation
• Working conditions
• Job duties and activities
• Describe a typical daily or weekly routine in this profession
• Salary
Some places to research…

? Carol Dougherty’s office on the first floor of Bachmann in the hallway where the Business Office and Registrar’s office. She has books and can talk to you about anything you may be interested in – it’s incredible what she knows!
? From the Neumann homepage click on Academics. Click on Career Development then Explore Careers (top left list).

There are lots of link here for your research.
? From the Neumann homepage jump to menu go to the Library. Click on Subject Guides (top left list). Click on Arts & Sciences and scroll down to the Communication & Mass Media database. You’ll find good stuff there too.
? Monster.com and other websites found on the internet with job info – you’ll find them!

Your paper will be 3-5 pages + your bibliography page. It will NOT be written as a list. For instance, you will NOT say,

Salary: $35,000 – $45,000

Instead you’ll write this paper as you would write a story…

Starting salaries for an entry level position in (topic) range from $35,000 to $45,000 depending on education, experience and the (topic) agency. For instance, (particular place)

starts their entry level employees at $40,000, but requires a minimum of 3 years direct experience. (Another place) starts their entry level employees off at $35,000 with no experience; they just require a 4-year degree. The biggest advantage, though, to getting in at (the other place) is that there is the potential to climb in the field……..
Be sure to use APA style documentation both in the text of your paper and on the bibliography page.

If you need a refresher in this area, Google “APA Purdue.”
Clicking on the first result will take you to the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University where you’ll find an example cover page and explanations and examples of in-text citation as well as entries in the bibliography.

The Prentice Hall Reference Guide is a required text in English 101 and English 102. Please refer to this text to help you with APA formatting as well.

History research paper. must be a topic from the U.S. History since 1877

History research paper. must be a topic from the U.S. History since 1877

can focus on a person, historic event, place, movement and idea in american history since 1877

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intro. state clearly what you are going to talk about in the paper. why you decided to write on this topic what others have said or did not say about this topic, state why is it important for the reader to know, how important are your discussions in the history of United States

the body of the essay should focus more on discussing the new information you want your reader to know.

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there should be a clear conclusion. information discovered during research, why you think the information is new. why is it important for your reader

use only footnotes of endnotes. end notes should be on a separate page from the bibliography. name of authors in the footnotes or endnotes should be ex: john doe, the great depression ( new york: new york university press, 1980),p.9

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