English, marriage and family, student success

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Create a newsletter using Microsoft Word.You are a member of a charity, and you are tasked monthly to create a newsletter in which you post current events and information related to the charity. The charity can be a real or imagined charity.This assignment will use a table to create the structure of the newsletter.Please read through the remaining directions and information

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1. Change the margins of the document to narrow (.5 inch top, bottom, left and right).

2. You will have a title at the top of the newsletter.You can put in Charity News as the title or create your own title related to the charity.Change the title to be centered and heading one style. Change font color and font name of the title from what is set by default. Font size should be 48 size font.

3.Below the title, you will create a 2 column by 3 row table.In each row, you will have a picture or image in one cell and a brief write up of an event or news you want to share about the charity in the other cell in the row.Adjust the size of the images, so the newsletter fills the page to look like a newsletter.

4. Ensure the table is centered on the page by selecting the table and using the center button. It is optional if you would like to change cell shading in any of the cells of the table.

5.Below the table, put in the words POC Information, your name, any email and phone number.This should all be centered.(POC stands for Point of Contact.)

6.The newsletter will be one page in length.

7. In the footer add in yourLastNameYourFirstInitial

Part 2

Create a PowerPoint presentation on a topic of your choice. It can be on your hobbies, work, or anything you feel passionate about. Each presentation should contain the following:

Five slides

First slide should be the title of the presentation and your name

A title on each slide which is centered


A Design theme

Bullet points on at least two slides

A Design theme

An image on at least one slide

One slide transition applied to all slides

Slide notes in slide 1 include last name and GID number

Slide notes to provide more information for slides 2 through 5

Part 3

In this assignment, you will create a spreadsheet for a business that is providing classes in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.The owner wants to look at sales by class and month for the second quarter of the year and calculate monthly profit on the classes as well as by type of class.Open a spreadsheet and do the following:

Merge cells B1 through D1 and type Software Sales in all caps.Center this in the merged cells. Bold the text as well.

In cell B2, type Apr.In cell C2, type May.In cell D2, type Jun.Center these in their cells and make them bold.

In A3, type Word.In A4, type Excel.In A5, type PowerPoint.These should all be bold as well.

Type in some numbers to represent the sales of each class for each month.Each number should be different.Make sure they all have a dollar sign. You need to do this by formatting the cells as currency with no decimal places.

In A7, type Sales and make it bold and in italics.In cell E2 type Sales and make it bold and in italics

Using the SUM function, calculate the total sales for each month.These results should be in cells B7, C7, and D7.

Using the SUM function, calculate the total sales for each class.These results should be in cells E3, E4, and E5.

In A8, type Average Sales in bold and italics. Best fit column A so the words PowerPoint and Average Sales display fully.

Using the average function, find the average sales for each month.These results should be in cells B8, C8, and D8.

In A9, type Total Profit in bold and italics.

In E9, determine the total profit.Fill this cell with a different color so that it stands out.

In cell A12 enter your first and last name. In cell A13 enter your GIDnumber.

Part 4

This week you will continue to work with the scenario from last week.The owner thinks it will be easier to look at sales and profits if charts are used.The owner also wants to identify the Class which was not creating as much revenue as the others.

Use your spreadsheet from last week.If you did not calculate the sales in column E within the spreadsheet, fill in that column with numbers.

Create a column chart of the monthly sales based on class. Select the range A2:D5 to create the graph.

The months should display in the legend.

Give the chart a title of Monthly Sales.

Give the vertical, y-axis a title of Sales in $.Give the horizontal x axis a title of Months.

Create a pie chart showing the profit for the month of April for all three classes

Give the chart a title of April’s Sales.

The legend should display the three class names.

Create a line chart of monthly sales based on class. Select the range the same range that you used for the column chart.

Give the chart a title of Monthly Sales.

Give the y-axis a title of Sales in $. Give the x axis a title of Months.

Display the legend for both the column and line chart on the right. The legend and months should display if columns and rows are properly selected.

Change the sheet tab name to Sales

Place a comment in cell A1 with your full name and GID number

Save the spreadsheet with the filename CS105_Wk7_YourLastName_YourFirstName_YourGIDNumber

Part 5

1. Discuss the pros and cons of being single. Consider whether there is an optimal length of time or age to be single and discuss the social and personal consequences of remaining single for a lifetime. For example, people who remain single throughout their life may be considered as “having something wrong with them” by others around them. They may be considered “selfish” or unable to find a partner.

2. Discuss the reality of prejudice and discrimination for gay and lesbian youth in America. Here I am not asking you to tale a political or religious position – or to discuss one. This is about the reality of prejudice and/or discrimination. You may choose as part of your answer an academic argument that prejudice and/or discrimination is overstated by the media or other social institutions. You may not, however, say someone is right or wrong if they take any particular position that may differ from yours. Here is an example to consider in your answer – it has been reported that 75% of youth heard homophobic remarks in their school frequently or often, and less than 20% of the youth reported that a faculty or staff member intervened most of the time when present when such remarks were said. Nearly 60% of youth reported feeling not safe in their schools because of sexual orientation. For a full copy of these findings, see the 2013 National School Climate Survey: The experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth in our nation’s schools (http://www.glsen.org/nscs (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.).

3. Discuss changes in family size, childless families, and large families. Address the fact that families used to be much larger and it was a social expectation that married couples would have children. You may post your family size plans, and discuss pronatalist views in society.

Part 6

In this unit, we have read pieces of literature that show us the comparisons of youth and maturity, experience and innocence, and parenting versus being a child that have led to the characters’ experiencing a rite-of-passage or coming-of-age. Write an essay discussing how the coming-of-age or rite-of-passage has affected these characters. Include what part evil, disobedience, and/or lack of respect play in this development. Also, include whether or not the conclusion is positive or negative.

Using these questions, compose a five paragraph essay analyzing the literature. The essay should have an introduction with thesis. The intro should generally discuss what coming of age or rite of passage means IN YOUR OWN WORDS. You may want to discuss what it means to “grow up” and how that experience can change depending on parents or parental role models. You may want to include that age doesn’t matter; one is never too old or too young to gain maturity. The last sentence of the intro should be the thesis. Use the Sample Sentences page in the Intro to Comp II module to help you create a good thesis.

The body paragraphs should analyze the literature itself. Each paragraph should begin with a topic sentence (see the Writing about Literature page in the Intro to Comp II module). No paragraph should be less than 5 sentences. I strongly suggest you go back and read the Intro to Comp II module to see the Writing about Literature page and how to use MLA guidelines. Also, you may want to review pages 452-471 in the textbook for help. Be sure to include direct quotes within the essay that support your opinions. You MUST INCLUDE a direct quote from the short story or poem being discussed in EACH paragraph. In the paragraph about “Where,”you will have a direct quote from the short story AND a direct quote from the secondary source. Therefore, this paragraph will have at least 6 sentences instead of 5. You are using ONLY the literature from this unit and the required secondary source. Please review the Documenting page and the MLA Quick Reference page in the Intro to Comp II module.

Part 7 75-150 words

Failure Happens. Where Do You Go Next?

We don’t always succeed at everything we try, but failure is not necessarily a bad thing. What is really important regarding failure is what we do AFTER we fail.

Sometimes we learn something about ourselves, make changes, try again and succeed… the point is that a failure can be a true learning experience and/or a growth experience.

In this post, you will:

Share a personal experience of a failure which became a lesson or growth experience.

Describe the situation.

Share your feelings at the time of the failure and your feelings at some point after the failure.

Describe how you found the courage/strength/grit to move forward, try again…

Explain what the experience taught you and how you will continue to apply what you learned.

Part 8

Continuing to Work on the Final Project

Express some of the challenges you may be experiencing while trying to complete this assignment, and how you plan to overcome them.

What are some of the benefits you see in completing this project?

Part 9

Where Does the Time Go?

It’s pretty common to hear people say, “I don’t know how I am going to get this all done.” We may think we manage our time well and know how to multitask, but there are always tips and tricks that help us make the most of our time.

For example, every day after school, one mother usually waited for her son 10-15 minutes in the parking lot of the elementary school. She realized that sitting there was simply a waste of her time. She then chose to log in to her online class with her cell phone and read her textbook during this time. At the end of the week, she realized that the time in the car was 50-75 minutes of reading time!

Likewise, a father carried 10 flashcards each day in his pocket. He took 5 minutes on each of his breaks at work to review the cards. He found that he retained so much more information by taking 5 minutes here and there to review concepts. Tips like this help students balance school, work, family, and other life demands.

In this post, you will:

Explain time management in your own words.

Explain how a person truly knows if he or she manages time well. What evidence supports the idea that someone manages time well?

Provide at least two time-saving tips that you use/ have used at school, at work, or in life, and explain how they have helped you.

Explain how “I need” statements can help with time management.

Part 10

In this scenario, you are part of an online class business class which is studying diversity in the workplace and diversity training. The prompt asked about the purpose of diversity initiatives/trainings, and how they can benefit business. A student posted what he experienced at his workplace diversity training not too long ago. A second student replied to his post, but with a very different “take” on the topic.

Here is a copy of the second post:

You got lucky. My job makes us attend these stupid trainings for diversity every year, and they are a complete waste of time. I mean, I am not going to be mean to lazy people who don’t do their work because they come from cultures where people don’t work hard. I know it’s not their fault that they were raised that way, and I guess they do ok for who they are and all, but that doesn’t mean I have to like picking up their slack. But that’s the world today, we have to accept everyone and everything.

Your job is to respond to thesecond post and maintain professionalism while you do. Your response should defuse the situation (rather than make it worse).

Part 11

One aspect of the final project is to anticipate any upcoming events that might delay your progress toward graduation (i.e. a pregnancy, military deployment, planned move, etc.)Discuss how you plan to work around these speed bumps so you can get back on track quickly.

If you cannot think of any planned speed bumps, then discuss the impact of unanticipated circumstances (earning grades of “F” or withdrawing from courses)How will these impact your progress toward graduation, and what can you do to mitigate those circumstances?

Part 12

A Glimpse Into the Future

It is now five-ten years in the future, and you are a Grantham alumnus. Congratulations! You are working in the field you have chosen.

In this post, you will:

Introduce yourself to the class as the person you are in the future.

Describe your workplace and your job title.

Explain one way your life has changed as a result of your college experience at Grantham.

Predict what you will be doing next. (What are your new goals?)

Part 13

1.What motivated you to attend college

2.What factors influenced your decision to come to Grantham University

3.What are some of the things about college that you are looking forward to

4.What are some of the motivators that will keep you going if/when you encounter challenges

5.Your developing relationship with your Student Advisor

6.Your first impression of your instructors

7.Your first impression of your fellow students

8.How you expect your life to change while you are a college student

9.How you expect your life to change once you graduate from college

Your diary/journal entry should be about 500 words (double spaced typing, using a 12 point Times New Roman).Use Microsoft Word to prepare your assignment.

Remember to include the following information at the top of your paper:

Your First and Last Name

GID Number


Today’s Date

Part 14

The first video was Dr. Angela Duckworth explaining her concept of “grit” and the second video was Dr. Carol Dweck explaining her concept of “growth mindset”.

Your assignment is to:

Summarize the Duckworth “Grit” video

Summarize the Dweck “Growth” video

Write a comparison in your own words of how these concepts relate to each other.

Please write a paragraph for each bullet above and use complete sentences. The total length of this assignment is 750 words (double-spaced, using 12 pt. Times New Roman).

Part 15

Victim / Creator

Your assignment this week is to help new employees become successful in their new jobs. You want to tell them how to harness the power of grit, growth, and the creator mindset.

To provide this orientation for new hires, please create a PowerPoint presentation. Use the template to prepare your assignment. Follow the examples for aesthetics (typography, screen design, media, white space, and color pattern) while also including notes for each slide.

Review the Multimedia Screen Design PowerPoint presentation to get some great advice on how to use color, fonts, and page design to create an easy to read, pleasing to view presentation.

These new employees have not heard about these concepts before, so be sure to:

1.Describe each term (grit, growth mindset, victim mindset, creator mindset and others that you may choose to include)

2.Give examples of each concept

3.Suggest ways in which the employee can demonstrate the concepts that will help them be successful

4.Describe what consequences may arise if the employee does not demonstrate the desired concepts

Part 16

Success in College

This week, you are asked to explain to people who are interested in attending Grantham what it will take to be successful as an online college student.Refer to the materials presented in the first four weeks of this course (written lectures, textbooks, videos).

Your paper should start with a statement or a claim about what it takes to be a successful student in an online college.(This is called your argument – refer to Pocket Keys for Writers chapter 3a).

Throughout the rest of the paper, you will support your argument by providing descriptions, explanations or examples of the mindsets, skillsets, and tips for success that you believe to be relevant.

The paper should be 750 words, (using a font such as 12 pt. Times New Roman).

Part 17

Your assignment this week is to have an “I need” conversation with someone close to you (friend or family member).There are two parts to this assignment. First, you need to prepare for your discussion by creating a “conversation plan.” Then, you need to reflect on how the conversation unfolded. You will submit your outline of the conversation plan (part one) on the same page as your reflection (part two).

PART ONE: Here is the outline for your conversation plan.

1.Create a vision of the ideal state (“I want to earn this college degree”)

2.Explain your reasons for setting that goal, be sure to point out what’s in it for your friend/family member (“With a degree, I can earn more money for our family”)

3.Explain what it will take in order for you to achieve that goal (“I need two to three hours of quiet time each night in order to study”)

4.Explain how the other person can help you (“If you can bathe the kids and put them to bed, I will be able to study”)

5.Anticipate any resistance (“I know you are tired by the end of the day, and so it may be a challenge to do that by yourself”)

6.Offer a solution or a compromise (“I can help on the weekends, but I have deadlines on Sundays and Tuesdays”)

7.Remind your friend/family member of the positive outcome (“If we can work this out, then I can graduate in three years and we then will be able to afford that new car we want to buy”)

PART TWO: After you have the “I need” conversation, reflect upon how it went.Then, write a reflection paper that includes the following information

1.Recap your “I need…” conversation. With whom did you have the conversation? Did you cover your main points?Why or why not?

2.Reflect on your emotions. How were you feeling during the conversation?

3.Analyze your friend/family member’s reaction. How did the person respond to your conversation?

4.Anticipated results: Do you believe you will get what you need?Why or why not?

5.If you were to have the “I need” conversation with a second person, would you change anything given your experience with the first conversation?Why or why not?

Part 18

General Education

For this assignment, you will create a tri-fold brochure that explains to your classmates why college students need to complete General Education Courses.

First, go to the Grantham University Catalog and select three general education courses that you feel are significant to a college student’s education.

Then create a tri-fold brochure in which you explain why it is essential that a college student complete each one of these courses.Be creative; use pictures associated with attending college.Your brochure should be a professional document; grammar, spelling, and punctuation are important.

Use the brochure template to develop your tri-fold brochure.NOTE: While this layout does not seem to make sense if you view it as a flat Word document, recall that the final product would be folded.

Here are the guidelines for presenting your information. The pages of the linked template have been labeled to help you organize your brochure.


oThis is the front cover of the brochure.

oCreate an interesting title and include relevant artwork – entice the viewer to open the brochure.


oThis is the first page the viewer sees upon opening the brochure.

oIn your own words, provide an overview of the General Education program.


oList the first general education course

oUse your own words to explain why this course is essential


oList the second general education course

oUse your own words to explain why this course is essential


oList the third general education course.

oUse your own words to explain why this course is essential.


oThis is the back cover of the brochure.

oInclude your name and GID.

  • Feel free to add artwork or other information on this column.

Part 19

You are going to develop an Academic Plan showing the courses you will complete to fulfill your degree program.You can print this out and put it on your refrigerator to track your success as you go through college!

Here are the elements of an Academic Plan:

1.The first column lists the terms you need to complete the degree (usually 10 terms for an Associate’s degree; 20 terms for the Bachelor’s degree; these may vary with each student).

2.The second column lists the month/year of the term – noting if you need to take time off for other commitments (use the * and footnotes to explain)

3.The third column lists the first course you plan to take.

4.The fourth column lists the second course you plan to take.It is suggested, but not required, that you take two courses per term; check with your Financial Aid plan to see if there are requirements on how many courses you can take per term.

The Academic Plan is simply a table that you can create in a Word document.Here is a truncated example:

My Name: Joe Student
My Degree Program: Bachelor of Arts, Strategic Communication
Month/Year of Term Course #1 Course #2
Term 1 Jan 2019 GU101 CS105
Term 2 Mar 2019 CO101 PS101
Term 3 May 2019 MA100 EN100
Term 4 *Aug 2019 MA101 EN261

* I plan to take off the month of July 2019 due to a work trip I have to take but I will come back in August

Use Microsoft Word to prepare your assignment.

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