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Religion and Theology

In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz kin

In the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, Hezekiah son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. He was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem twenty-nine years….He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father David had done….Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast to the Lord and did not cease to follow him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses. And the Lord was with him…… (II Kings 18:1-3; 5-7a)
Manasseh was twelve years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-five years….He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, following the detestable practices of the nations the Lord had driven out before the Israelites….The Lord said through his servants the prophets: “Manasseh king of Judah has committed these detestable sins. He has done more evil than the Amorites who preceded him and has led Judah into sin with his idols. Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel says: I am going to bring such disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle…..” Moreover, Manasseh also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end….
Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years….He did evil in the eyes of the Lord…. (II Kings 21:1-2; 10-12; 16; 19-20a)
Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years….He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left. (II Kings 22:1-2)
In these few verses we have the great grandfather, Hezekiah (faithful); the grandfather, Manasseh (wicked); father, Amon (wicked); and Josiah (faithful), who began to reign when he was 8 years old.
Four different kings following one right after the other – two wicked and two faithful.
With this in mind consider the following question.
Using some of the concepts presented in these chapters, speculate on why, with a wicked father and grandfather, Josiah becomes the “poster child” of faithfulness (and yet his two sons who reign after him “do what is wicked in the eyes of the Lord.”). What other influences may have been in Josiah’s life that pointed him in the direction of being faithful to God rather than wicked and turning away from God?

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Nursing

You are the unit manager of a 50-bed, step-down unit, and it is time for you to

You are the unit manager of a 50-bed, step-down unit, and it is time for you to prepare your annual capital budget. You have seen a significant turnover in your nursing staff in the past three years; a review of exit interviews and patient surveys indicates low nurse satisfaction, poor morale, and complaints of an antiquated and depressing work environment. You have researched the impact of a positive working environment on staff productivity and morale and decided to request a renovation of the nurses’ lounge as the main purchase in your capital budget. You will present your request as a quality improvement investment.
As you prepare to complete this assessment, you may want to think about other related issues to deepen your understanding or broaden your viewpoint.
Prepare a capital budget for a facility renovation. Assemble your budget figures in a table, using a format of your choice. You may use either Microsoft Word or Excel to create your budget table.
You may also use a budget format used in your organization or a format you find in any of the course resources or on the Internet.
Describe the capital acquisition.
Justify the need for the capital acquisition.
Prepare the capital budget.
Describe the process for calculating costs.
Present a plan for budget management.
Explain how the capital acquisition will affect the financial health of the organization.
Present budget data and information clearly and accurately.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 3: Develop a capital budget.
Describe a capital acquisition.
Prepare a capital budget.
Describe the process for calculating costs.
Competency 4: Determine the equipment and services needed to maintain seamless patient or client care.
Justify the need for a capital acquisition.
Competency 5: Apply financial principles to a strategic plan for achieving organizational goals and fiscal success.
Present a plan for budget management.
Explain how a capital acquisition will affect the financial health of the organization.
Competency 6: Communicate effectively with diverse audiences, in an appropriate form and style, consistent with applicable organizational, professional, and scholarly standards.
Present budget data and information clearly and accurately.
Integrate relevant and credible sources of evidence to support your budget data and information, correctly formatting citations and references using APA style.

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Statistics

Problems 5.7; 5.8; 5.9; 5.10; 5.12; 5.13. Please provide YOUR calculations for

Problems 5.7; 5.8; 5.9; 5.10; 5.12; 5.13.
Please provide YOUR calculations for Z score and answers to all problems’ questions. Don’t forget about the overall substantive conclusions.

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American History

The Constitution was created through various compromises, deals, and collaborati

The Constitution was created through various compromises, deals, and collaboration. Choose one example and present your example to your peers explaining what trades were made and how they were accomplished.
Task 1: Create a new discussion topic on or before the required date/time by clicking the ‘**REPLY HERE**’ post. Develop a substantive main thread addressing each part of the prompt in full. Your initial thread should be 2-3 paragraphs in length (200+ words total). Support your points with examples or illustrations from the text. Quotations/citations are not strictly required, but APA style should be used if quoting or paraphrasing from the literature or outside sources. Review the How-To Guide: APA Formatting and Citations page (linked in class) as needed.

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Other

Read the Journal Article- Constructing Crime: Media, Crime, and Popular Culture

Read the Journal Article- Constructing Crime: Media, Crime, and Popular Culture
Answer the following questions below:
1.) When presenting crime stories on the news/newspaper, racial status and gender are two important elements. Why are these elements important?
Explain.
2.) Do you believe the crime news and drama we see through the media, directly contributes to the production of crime and violence? Explain.

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Religion and Theology

NO OUTSIDE SOURCES only use the pdf provided and follow the rubric thoroughly.

NO OUTSIDE SOURCES only use the pdf provided and follow the rubric thoroughly.
GUIDELINES FOR YOUR READING NOTES
Reading notes, regardless of the context or genre of the material you are reading, are always extremely
useful for your critical engagement with a given reading, whether the document you are reading is a
scholarly article or book chapter, whether it is a creative work of literature or a primary historical
source, or whether it is a business document (such as a student loan agreement :)).
Your reading notes, for the purposes of our class, should reflect your own critical reading of a given
article or chapter, as well as your own critical thinking about it and your own critical take-aways from it.
Most of the readings that we will be doing for our course are written in a social science/ humanities
vein. This means they will require an eye for the key arguments the scholar/ author has made, for the
sources of the data they have presented, and for getting a sense of the historical moment and cultural
context when they actually published the reading. You will also want to try to assess what the scholar’s
own goals might be have been for the piece they wrote. It’s also productive to try to assess what is at
stake within their particular disciplinary framework, or for the world in general, with respect to what
they have presented the reader in the reading.
Here are some pragmatic strategies for doing a close reading of an article or book chapter through your
notetaking process:
1) Generally, it is useful to read a text more than once. For our class, I recommend that you do one
thorough/ systematic reading where you take the bulk of you notes, and then go back and do a
quick skim over the reading to revisit the overall pattern of how the scholar/ author has
organized and composed the reading.
2) Take a look at the “Five Methods of Notetaking” handout for a sense of five different strategies
for approaching notetaking. Experiment with these different strategies until you figure out the
approach (or combination of approaches) that works best for you.
3) At the top of your notes, write out the author’s name, the title of the article or book chapter,
and its date of publication.
4) As you do your systematic reading, get the gist of the main themes, theses, and/ or arguments
that the scholar/ author is making and keep track of these—e.g., either via highlighting them
within your notes, or via using key words that you put in a side column alongside your notes.
5) Watch for recurring words or concepts that cue you in to the particular disciplinary/ theoretical
narrative framework that the scholar/ author is using.
6) Watch for indications on the types of data and the disciplinary methodologies that the scholar/
author is relying upon to make their arguments (e.g., textual analysis, primary or secondary
historical documents, primary or secondary ethnographically-based research, media analysis,
etc.).
7) Write down any questions that come up for you as you read the text (either in-text highlighting
or a side column is good for these as well), and then identify any answers to these questions if
and where they might come up in the text later.
8) Write down your own emotional and other critical reactions as you read through the text; you
can also develop your own system of emojis:). (E.g., asterisks for key points; ! for surprise; lol or
; a heart for something you love, etc.)
9) Be attentive to any kind of recurring metaphors or imagery that the scholar/ author is using.
10) Write out any striking quotes from the text and be sure to cite the appropriate page number.
Once you finish the reading, do a quick reflection for yourself on the key problems or issues that the
scholar/author has addressed, on what the author’s own purpose/ goals/ agenda was in writing the
article or book chapter at the historical moment that they wrote it, and on what the implications are for
the author’s findings and key arguments—in other words, on what is a stake for the contributions of
their article or book chapter. Also reflect on how reading the article or book chapter resonates with you:
what perspectives does it give you that you might not have had previously? Did you feel that the
scholar/ author provided convincing arguments and analyses based on the data their work engaged?
Were there any questions that you felt were unanswered or not addressed? What did you particularly
like or dislike about the reading—and why? Jot down your reflections at the end of your notes!
When you can, try to get a sense of the scholar/ author’s background, how this research piece fits into
their overall scholarly work, and how their own positionality (especially nation-state, generation,
theoretical/ disciplinary training, etc.) might have shaped their work. Many scholars also have web-
accessible or published statements concerning other positionality factors that have shaped their
scholarship (e.g., life experiences in general, and/ or their own gender/ sexuality, race/ ethnicity, class
background, disability, etc. statuses).
So, all this may seem like a lot! But this critical reading/ thinking/ notetaking strategy should become
second nature to you once you have done it a couple/few times. You should not have to spend more
than two hours per reading for notetaking.
Note you do not need to take exhaustively detailed notes—for the purposes of our class, focus on the
main ideas and on the points most interesting to you. You should, however, be systematic, so that you
do cover the main ideas for each subsection of the readings. And do be mindful of/ note down the
particulars or historical, geographical, and social context for any specific arguments made by the author.
Most folks use phrases rather than narrative sentences for their notetaking, but you should use
whatever style works best for you. Ultimately, these notes are for your own critical engagement
process, so, within the parameters outlined above, they should reflect the strategy that works best for
your own critical thinking process! And you will want to refer back to your reading notes to inform your
posts for our regular Discussions.
It is fine to either hand-write or to type up your reading notes! If you do choose to hand-write your
notes, though, please do make sure your handwriting is legible :).
With respect to grading, each reading note assignment can potentially earn up to 100 points. Please
refer to the posted rubric for a breakdown of how points are assessed.

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Other

(2) Explain the actual mechanism of injury (3) How does the injury change the

(2) Explain the actual mechanism of injury
(3) How does the injury change the cellular structure
(4) What is the result of chronic cellular change secondary to this mechanism of injury
(5) What interventions are used to reverse or manage these changes

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English

The instructions for my essay and publish are in the files I’ve attached to this o

The instructions for my essay and publish are in the files I’ve attached to this order. The grading rubric is also attached as well.

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History

In Part 3, the five questions you compose will begin your historical investigati

In Part 3, the five questions you compose will begin your historical investigation about the American woman topic selected to study this semester.
Write one question for each of the following historical narrative words:
How (circumstances)
When (date/timeline)
Where (geographical location)
What (event)
Why is this significant in the larger historical context?

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Biology

Define cell cycle. What is the relationship between cell cycle and cancer progre

Define cell cycle. What is the relationship between cell cycle and cancer progression. You may refer to any peer reviewed articles in support of your response.