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Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

George Orwell used a lot of different images, motifs, and symbols in 1984. Many of these don’t necessarily affect the plot of the story, but they are important thematically in the novel.State the examples of some of these in the book.

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Short Story by Herman Melville – Bartleby the Scrivener,

Short Story by Herman Melville – Bartleby the Scrivener,  themes and the characters. What is significant about Bartleby saying “I would prefer not to”? Write about how isolation and choices are two themes of this story.

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Middlesex Summary/Response Worksheet

Middlesex Summary/Response Worksheet

a) Introduce new characters and explain their relationship to other characters (particularly to Cal/Calliope) and their significance to Cal’s life

b) Describe events that are important in understanding the story, particularly those that are important to understanding Cal’s life

2. Provide a response to the chapters.
a) Describe any element of the plot that you can connect to a concept related to sex, gender, and sexuality discussed in class/course readings. Be sure to describe the element of the plot, the course concept, and the connection you see between the two. Please provide a citation for the course concept.
b) Do you see any parallels between the characters’ experiences of sex, gender, sexuality in these chapters and your or a family member’s experiences? Briefly explain.

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Analysis of Social Movement

Analysis of Social Movement
1. Background.

The impetus for this project is to make you especially familiar with one particular movement such that you can be one of the class experts on the particularities of that movement as the quarter unfolds. This should be especially helpful as we work through social movement theories and seek evidence to support or refute those theories.

2. The book review.

In writing the review, students should demonstrate a careful reading of the text and consider how their specific case study might be used in order to generalize to the dynamics of social movements in general. The book review, therefore, should be not just an overview of the book, but should discuss, in as much detail as space permits, how this case study relates to the questions raised below. The paper should be written in a standard 12-pt. font with 1-inch margins all around. The review must be between 6-7 pages in length, or approximately 1500-1750 words. It goes without saying that copying or paraphrasing an existing review of the book will be considered plagiarism and treated accordingly; the same goes for collaboration between students in the course, as this is a solo (not collaborative) assignment.

3. Selecting a book.

Munson, Ziad W. 2008. The Making of Pro-Life Activists: How Social Movement Mobilization Works. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
4. Review content.

The review should begin with the bibliographic information and a brief (less than two pages) description of the content of the book. The dominant portion of the review should address the below issues. Since these are broad issues, and one could not possibly address all of these issues in a single review, I leave it up to you to choose the questions that are most relevant to the movement you are studying.

A. How did external factors influence the movement?
-For example, did the movement depend upon another group for support? What role did the state play in facilitating or repressing the movement? Did the movement arise in order to express specific grievances? Did other movements influence this movement? Were there any major historical events that shaped the movement?

B. How important were internal factors for this movement?
– For example, what types of organizational form(s) were most prevalent in the movement and what consequences did this have for the movement? How were leaders chosen in the movement and what power did they have compared to other participants? What significance did class, race, gender, sexual orientation, or other axes of difference have for this movement?

C. To what extent were culture and identity important for this movement?
– For example, were the goals of the movement challenging of the larger culture or supportive of it? What role did cultural or identity factors play in the movement?s attempts to recruit
participants? Did participants have a sense of larger purpose in their participation? Was the movement successful in framing its goals, ideals, and practices to other (outside) groups?

D. Other questions such as: What types of tactics did the movement employ (and were some more successful than others? If so, why)? What was the response of the state and/or other institutions that the movement targeted? Was the movement successful (both in terms of its self-defined goals and also in the opinion of the author)? What were the consequences of the movement?s success or failure for the internal structure of the movement?

All reviews should describe the methodology used by the author in studying this movement. What were their sources: interviews with participants? Participant observation? Newspaper records? Archival data?

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Buildings Architecture

buildings architecture
Study Books Used in Class:
technical Communication 6th eddition by Paul Anderson, Thomas Wadsworth…
1 executive summary
2 introduction
3 discussion of findings
4 recommendations
also should include 1P of summary and table of context


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Executive summary Primal Leadership

Executive summary Primal Leadership
Study Books Used in Class:
Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Goleman, McKee and Boyatzis
Description: Executive summery
First page :a summary of the content
Following page : a paragraph describing why the content of the book or project is important for leaders
Other pages (not less than 5 pages): discuss, apply, analyze, evaluate, integrate and innovate around the content of the book. (It is always better if applications are persona, not abstract. Use “I” application).

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Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Study Books Used in Class:
Wheelan, Susan A. Creating Effective Teams: A Guide for Member and Leaders. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2013. ISBN: 9781452217079.
Description: experiences that requires the learner to interact with new ideas on several levels.

Please use the following format in preparing  Book Reviews:

Summarize what you have read, boiling the book down into 500 words (2 pages). Prove you comprehend the readings by writing a no-nonsense summary. The abstract is not a commentary or listing of topics but rather an objective summary from the reader’s viewpoint. Abstract equals “boiled down.” This section should include a minimum of 2 footnotes to the text being reviewed.

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Short Fiction Story Analysis “I, Robot” by Asimov

Topic: Short Fiction Story Analysis “I, Robot” by Asimov, read Robbie short story from “I, Robot” by Asimov. Write (point of view, symbolism, tone/style , settings, theme, and characters) as a second language writer. That focuses on an epiphany or an initiation.
MLA format and a good conclusion. Show work cited in the last page.

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The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood. 

Write a book review to  The Handmaid’s Tale. Margaret Atwood, New York: Anchor, 1998.

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Analysis of 6 characters from the book The Ugly American. More info in description.

“The Americans I knew in the United States were wonderfully friendly, unassuming and interested in the world. No one who has ever visited America and come to know the country could fail to trust and respect her people.

For some reason, however, the Americans I meet in my country are not the same as the ones I knew in the United States. A mysterious change seems to come over Americans when they go to a foreign land. They isolate themselves socially. They live pretentiously. They’re loud and ostentatious. Perhaps they’re frightened and defensive; or maybe they’re not properly trained and make mistakes out of ignorance.”

William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick’s The Ugly American uses its title to characterize a dual reality for the nature of American influence in Asia, and, by extension, the rest of the developing world during the era of the ‘Cold War’. In an essay of approximately six (6) double-spaced pages, identify and evaluate how six (6) characters from the novel illustrate this dual nature – its intent, its consequences and its implications – for the success of American foreign policy, and the manner that America and Americans have been perceived in the developing world since 1945. Note: In you presentation, be sure to provide demonstration of both sides of this duality in Ugly American, and, in all cases, be sure to provide adequate specific examples to effectively demonstrate and substantiate your analysis and perspective.



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