Kai was diagnosed with Lupus at age 25 while living overseas with her Airforce husband and after the birth of her second child. Along with that diagnosis she also received a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis , Fibromyalgia , And Pulmonary Fibrosis She obtained her Associates degree prior. She was told that due to the severity she may not live until the age of 30 . Not only did she bypass 30 but nearly 8 years later she returned to school to live out her dreams. In order to return to school she needs to obtain a scholarship . Tell us why she should receive it and how she can use it on to help others


Please fill out the attached worksheet

Step 1 Choose the first article for your research paper.

Choose one immediate sourcea newspaper article or broadcast media originating within the past 6 months that will explain, illustrate, and help to argue your claim about your local issue.

The San Diego Union Tribune, is a strong source for local issues. The online version of our local newspaper can be found at www.signonsandiego.com.

Link to San Diego Union Tribune:


Just remember that you will enjoy writing your essay so much more if you write about a topic which interests you, especially if it is something that directly affects you.

Step 2 Read and Annotate your Article

Carefully read and annotate your chosen article. Keep your notes, as you will fill out the annotation worksheet for submission.

Step 3 Complete Essay Project 4 Reading Response 1 Worksheet on the article

  • Perform each step as directed in the handout
  • Provide MLA citations as needed


Evaluation of this devotional is graded on a participation only basis. To receive points for the unit devotional, you must write one original post in response to your instructor’s prompt. Content of the posting is not graded.

After reading this week’s devotional, post your personal thoughts on what the Devotional means to you and how you find it applicable in your study right now.

Today, I am so excited to introduce an interesting article to you. I believe you will also enjoy this paper since you are working on your research methodology section.

Have you ever thought of the Bible in terms of research? Could you come up with an example of research from the Bible? No idea? Rieger (2010, p 44) identified four instances of research conducted in the Bible.

  • Gideon in Judges 6 “carefully conducts two simple consecutive empirical tests under identical conditions with startling results that appear to run counter to logic and naturalistic explanation.”
  • The dietary evaluation study is “conducted at the Babylonian court to train young men to serve King Nebuchadnezzar, as recorded in Daniel 1:3-19. Modern evaluation research literature refers to it as an ‘exemplary model for the utilisation of research in making educational policy decisions.’”
  • Luke, who is the writer of the Gospel of Luke, “refers to using primary sources—eye witnesses—in his historical research, as he ‘carefully investigated everything from the beginning…to write an orderly account.’”
  • The author of the book of Ecclesiastes “is engaged in inquiry that approximates what is regarded now as autoethnography; a subcategory of ethnography, which is a form of qualitative research.”

The fourth example, the book of Ecclesiastes, was the focus of this paper and Rieger evaluated trustworthiness of the Solomon’s study: “Methodologically, Solomon endeavours to bring reliability to his data and credibility to their analysis through repeated observations and revisiting of particular experiences, or examining similar situations. An example of this are the data in relation to fatalism referred to in Eccl. 3:1, 8:6–7, 9:12, 10:14. Similarly, ‘wise’ and ‘wisdom’ occur more than fifty times, bridging different parts of the text when it is sometimes difficult to discern a systematic ‘unified flow of thought’” (p. 47).

If Solomon, the King of Wisdom, had made such an effort to guarantee the trustworthiness of his study, what about us? I pray that you wrestling with the research design will be comforted by this Solomon’s case, and further that God will give you wisdom when you elaborate on your design plan as Solomon.

BTW, can you think of any other example of research found in the Bible and identify its methodology?

Rieger, W. (2010). Ecclesiastes as research: Autoethnography through a rear-vision mirror. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 4(2), 44-50.


in 150-250 words. More more than 500 words respond with feedback and other information that might help them with the progress of their work. Use APA format with one text citation.

Good Evening Class,

I think for many doctoral learners understanding and grasping the concept of needing a gap in the research is often a daunting task. It wasn’t until Residency I that fully understood what was needed in order to begin a study. I can recall many of my classmates having a hard time understand why the obvious need isn’t always the need for further research. I believe that the literature that I have analyzed points to the distinctive need to examine my phenomena from a different perspective.

Amidst the lack of diversity among the decision makers and leaders in corporate America. I have found examined reasons for the gap in the underrepresentation of females and minorities in executive leadership. Extensive research has been conducted examining the reasons and explanations for lack of diversity among executive leadership in organizational settings. Barriers such as implicit- leadership bias, racism, discrimination, lack of quality mentoring, exclusion from social and informational networks, voluntary turnover and tokenism have all been cited as barriers to female and minority career progression into executive level positions (Cook & Glass, 2014). My research seeks to assess the phenomenon from the social cognitive perspective of female and minority employees in these organizational settings. I have found evidence which suggest that self-efficacy could play a major role in female and minority appointment into executive leadership. Self-perceptions and outcome expectations are often shaped and reinforced by how an individual views themselves within a given situation or environment.

The purpose of my research is to assess the Career Self-Efficacy of females and minorities employed at Fortune 500 companies. Often referred to as the “Biology of Confidence” prior research points to the need for research and examination of this phenomenon in reference to female and minorities. “Future Studies should examine possible self-selection tendencies by ethnic minorities as a function of their internalization of the pro-white leadership bias (Gündemir et al., 2014).”

“Despite the emerging empirical warrant for the career self-efficacy construct and for social cognitive theory in general, many important issues have yet to be satisfactorily addressed (Hackett & Lent, 1992).” Primary among these issues is the exploration of cultural influences on career self-efficacy (Lent, Brown, & Hackett, 1994).

According to Hackett (1996), Studies on career self-efficacy have failed to investigate race and ethnicity entirely. “Moreover, almost no attention has been focused on the intersection of gender and ethnic influences on career self-efficacy; the special career circumstances of racial and ethnic minority women have yet to be carefully investigated within this literature (Hackett & Lent, 1992).”

In 2011 in the Journal of International Diversity the authors discuss the aspects surrounding career and workplace self-efficacy and state there is a need for leadership to understand that career and workplace self-efficacy from a multidimensional vantage point (Van Der Roest, Kleiner & Kleiner, 2011).


P.S. The pre-residency assignment currently ask for 5 articles…..

Cook, A., & Glass, C. (2014). Women and top leadership positions: Towards an institutional analysis. Gender, Work & Organization, 21(1), 91-103. doi:10.1111/gwao.12018

Gündemir, S., Homan, A. C., de Dreu, C. K. W., van Vugt, M. (2014). Think leader, think white? Capturing and weakening an implicit pro-white leadership bias. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e83915. Retrieved from http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.137… Google Scholar

Hackett, G., & Lent, R. W. (1992). Theoretical advances and current inquiry in career psychology. In S. D. Brown & R. W. Lent (Eds.), Handbook of Counseling Psychology ( 2nd ed., pp. 419–452 ). New York: Wiley.

Hackett, G., & Byars, A. M. (1996). Social Cognitive Theory and the Career Development of African American Women. Career Development Quarterly, 44(4), 322-40

Lent, R. W., Brown, S. D., & Hackett, G. (1994). Toward a unifying social cognitive theory of career and academic interest, choice, and performance [Monograph]. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 45, 79-122.

Van Der Roest, D., Kleiner, K., & Kleiner, B. (2011). Self Efficacy: The Biology Of Confidence. Journal Of International Diversity, (4), 49-56



Here are the directions of the assignment, I will attach the previous week 4 assignment so you can get a better idea.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you.

Create an 8- to 10-slide presentation that should be 5 to 10 minutes in length. Please include detailed speaker notes, based on the Week 4 Persuasive Messages Part I & Part II assignment.

Apply the four aspects of designing business presentations discussed in the textbook to your presentation.

Include at least one visual to support on your slides, for example, using a line chart to show increasing sales. Include the following in presentation slides: 

  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Recommendation
  • Benefits
  • Impact if product or service does not sell as much as expected
  • Conclusion
  • References 

Create a Microsoft® Word summary of no more than 350 words to accompany your project.

Format consistent with APA guidelines.


Write one paragraph summary and one paragraph response for this article.


After I read this article, I totally agree with the author’s point of view video games are works of art because every video game requires the design of characters, plots, background music, sound effects, and even the environment. And these things are all part of art. So, why is the game not art? Furthermore, there is an inalienable connection between games and art. For instance, the movie Warcraft: The Beginning is based on the video game World of Warcraft. Definitely, most of the characters, events, music, plots are based on the game. Therefore, there is a certain answer that video games are works of art.

This is my response, help me fix it.


Hi~ Please help me analyze what is Anna Karenina talking about and use sentences from this book. Please remember must mark which part which chapter you need at the end of the sentence. If you use other paper online please maked them at the end of senteces and work sites.

MLA site is used and need more than 6 pages.

Please use this ebook to mark. http://literatureproject.com/anna-karenina/index.h…

And I know we can search more similarly papers but please please write it by yourself and DO NOT COPY A LOT others. I need pass Turn it in.




a Snail

Center of my grandma’s courtyard

A charming plain tree has grew for years

I spent my whole day, observing 

Beneath its canopy, observing its fears

I was told, curiosity is dream. I was five

I concentrated on a little moving life

Saw it carried a shell, wandering

A step up, in a slow speed

I sit on a bench, quietly pondering

Learning is one of the steps to dreaming. I was eight

By knowing little words, I still would like

To try reading books, they confused me

An English teacher came to help me

He told me, obviously

Dreams need work. I was twelve.

Blood, sweat, and tears

Little snail, carrying a shell, it climbed 

The azure sky is waiting for it, 

Slowly, as if being timed

I was told, snail dreams take time. I was fifteen

Rainstorm, lightning, and snowstorm

A snail is climbing up, using every second of its life

How the shell weighs it down

It deserves the shiniest sky for its strife

Maybe, I thought, dreams take time and work. I was 15. 

Time, as fickle as the heart of man

I work and work, but it seems

As close as I come, 

My dreams are still just dreams

Anyway, the little snail is my courage.

Already tried to do rhyme scheme.


Well that was a close call…Every seasoned Firefighter has a close call…After reviewing Firefighternearmiss.com, (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. it is obvious there are several times across our nation firefighters have faced a close call. Review the different type of close calls firefighters have recently posted. “Click Browse Reports” Select a few different close calls and reflect on preventative measures you as a firefighter could implement to prevent a similar incident in your fire department (or future fire department). What preventative measures can you implement in your fire department to prevent a similar close call from happening in your organization (or future organization)?

Each shift is a ROUND TRIP…meaning you go to work and go back home to your family. While firefighting is inherently dangerous, we can take preventative measures to provide for safe operations. The discussion should help gauge risk vs reward, preventative measures and understanding of the fire ground


A two-page (500-word) paper and answers to exercise questions

Step 1 Write definitions for patterns of organization.

In a two-page (500-word) paper, write a brief definition or description in your own words for each of the following patterns used to structure the flow of information in a speech:

  • Topical Pattern
  • Chronological Pattern
  • Spatial Pattern
  • Causal Pattern
  • Monroe’s Motivated Sequence

Step 2 Read the list below of statements about the topic of friendship.

Determine which of the patterns of organization might be useful to create a logical flow of information for the statements. Select one pattern of organization to use to organize the statements. It can be one of the six that you defined in Step 2 or another one from any of the lesson materials or another source.

Statements About Friendship*

  • We develop an acquaintanceship.
  • Friendship is an interpersonal relationship between two persons that is characterized by mutual positive regard.
  • We meet.
  • In order to understand friendships, we need to see what a friendship is and its stages of development.
  • Friendship is one of the most important of our interpersonal relationships.
  • We develop an intimate friendship.
  • Friendships develop through various stages.
  • Friendships don’t develop full blown but rather go through various stages-from the initial meeting to intimate friendship.
  • We develop a casual friendship.
  • By understanding friendship we will be in a better position to develop and maintain productive and enjoyable friendships.
  • Friendship-an interpersonal relationship characterized by mutual positive regard-is one of our most important assets.
  • We develop a close relationship.
  • Friendship is vital to all of us.

*These statements are from the Organizing a Scrambled Outline activity on the Course Compass website

Step 3 Arrange the statements about friendship.

Arrange the statements to form a logical flow. Modify your arrangement as many times as needed to fit one of the organizational patterns you learned about in the lesson.

Step 4 Write the heading Introduction.

On the top of a sheet of blank paper, write the heading Introduction. Determine which statements you would include in the speech introduction. Then fill in the rest of the components of an introduction.

Step 5 Write the heading Body.

On the top of a second sheet of blank paper, write the heading Body. Determine which statements you would include in the body of the speech.

Step 6 Write the heading Conclusion.

On the top of a third sheet of blank paper, write the heading Conclusion. Determine which statements you would include in the conclusion of the speech. Then fill in the rest of the components of a conclusion.

Step 7 Enter the information.

In your word processing document, enter the headings and associated statements.

Step 8 Answer the questions.

  • Which pattern of organization did you use to structure the flow of statements?
  • Are there any other patterns that you could have potentially used? If so, which one(s)?