thesis identification and persuasive essay draft

Answer the questions below in another Word document to construct a working thesis statement.

  1. What is the problem you will be addressing that is connected to your potential field or major?
  2. State your argument that addresses this problem. Remember, your argument may have changed now that you’ve conducted more research.
  3. What is your first reason or keypoint why your audience should be persuaded by your argument? Can it be supported using the research you’ve conducted so far? Briefly identify the research you will use to support this point.
  4. What is your second reason or keypoint why your audience should be persuaded by your argument? Can it be supported using the research you’ve conducted so far? Briefly identify the research you will use to support this point.
  5. What is your third reason or keypoint why your audience should be persuaded by your argument? Can it be supported using the research you’ve conducted so far? Briefly identify the research you will use to support this point.
  6. Now, combine your answers to questions 2-5 to construct a thesis statement. Your thesis statement should be 1-2 sentences long. Begin by stating the position you will argue, and then go on to list the reasons or major points you will write about in the paper to defend that position.

Prompt: For this milestone, you will submit a draft of your persuasive essay. At this point in the course, you have completed activities that will help you transform essay into a draft. This milestone will help you address critical elements I–III below, which will ultimately inform your final submission of the persuasive essay.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. Introduction

This is where readers will have a chance to get an idea of what your essay will be about and what you will prove throughout. Do not give all of your information away here, but give readers a sample of what is to come. Do not forget to review your writing plan to make sure you are hitting all of the points that you planned out, while also stating your claim.

Provide an overview of the issue you have selected, briefly describing main points and your argument.

Compose an engaging thesis statement that explains the argument that you will prove and support throughout your essay. This statement will give direction to your essay and should be well thought out.

II. Body

The body is your opportunity to describe and support your argument in depth. Make sure your thoughts and evidence are clear and organized in a way that is easy for readers to follow and understand.

Be sure that you write multiple paragraphs that are focused, clearly state their intent, and move logically from one to the other, building the thesis argument as the essay progresses.

Your body paragraphs should support your argument by combining thoughts and ideas with evidence from sources. There is no such thing as a right or wrong argument; the key is how it is supported and the quality of the evidence used.

Address and refute any opposing viewpoints to your argument. This is your chance to discredit any opposing views, thus strengthening your own.

III. Conclusion

Think of the conclusion as a review of your argument. Use this section to restate your argument and remind readers of your supporting evidence. Think of this as your last chance to persuade readers to agree with you.

Review your argument. This section should consist of a review of your main points employed to support your argument. Think of this as your last chance to prove your point or your closing arguments.

Your conclusion should articulate insights about your argument established through your essay. This should follow logically from your essay, referring to key points or quotes used to support your argument.

Guidelines for Submission: Save your work in a Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Then, check your writing for errors.

trade secrets 4

Trade Secrets

The Justice Department has a compiled report that may be beneficial to this assignment located at

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Analyze two (2) issues involved in investigating economic espionage and trade secrets to determine the direct and indirect impact to the organization and the security methods needed to prevent or mitigate the impact of further incidents.
  2. Compare economic espionage to misappropriation of trade secrets to determine which creates a greater damage to the victim. Identify potential remedies.
  3. Describe how the investigation and prosecution of the misappropriation of a trade secret is accomplished without divulging the trade secret.
  4. Describe the complications introduced if the economic espionage or misappropriation of a trade secret involved is a foreign entity.
  5. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow SWS or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Outline the process of investigating crimes and security incidents.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in security assessment and solutions.
  • Write clearly and concisely about topics related to security assessment and solutions using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.

quot international opportunities quot

Before starting this activity, review the Week 7 LEARN (e-Activity) (there are several) and read Chapters 8 & 9 in the course text book. Doing this will give you the “why” to include in your response to the following:

“International Opportunities” Please respond to One (1) of the following:

  1. Determine why, given the advantages of international diversification, some firms choose not to expand internationally. Provide specific examples to support your response. Use current readings and lecture material to support your response.


  1. As firms attempt to internationalize, they may be tempted to locate their facilities where business regulation laws are lax. Discuss the advantages and potential risks of such an approach, using specific examples to support your response. Use current readings and lecture material to support your response.

Book: Strategic Management: Concepts and cases, comptitiveness and Globalization

ansc 401 final short paper 1

The topic is Climate Change and Polar Bear and Seal Population – is it really happening?

3-4 pages

organizational behavior discussion 23

In the Discussion Forum type a 600-word (minimum) paper about the Chapter 11- Communication. What is your understanding of the material covered? Also address in your own words:

  • Describe the functions and processes of communication
  • Contrast downward, upward, and lateral communication through small-group networks and the grapevine.
  • Describe how channel richness underlies the choice of a communication channel
  • Identify common barriers to effective communication

Please cover the questions above in the discussion. Need to write the discussion in APA format, references need to be added and citation needs to add.

write a three page essay that describes the social racial and economic and political complexities of the reconstruction era

ESSAY PROMPT: Write a three-page essay that describes the social, racial, and economic, and political complexities of the Reconstruction Era.

Include footnotes, a bibliography, and a title page.



The student wrote a three-page essay.

The student cited at least three scholarly sources in their three-page essay

The student adequately wrote about the given topic listed

without getting off topic.

The student adequately adhered to writing their three-page essay in Chicago

Style Formatting.

The student adequately created a strong thesis statement.

The student’s grammatical errors are held to a minimum.

The student includes footnotes, a bibliography, and a title page.

The student’s three-page essay is double-spaced.

The student’s three-page essay is professionally written.

The student didn’t use any block quotes.

writing after reading 6

I have uploaded files that has two stories and an example for how to be writing. I need a 3 pages for story#1 and 4 pages for story#2. Writing the main point for each story separately, so the total will be 7 pages. you do not have to write a reference because it will be from these pages.

“No out Sources”

“Do not comping the two stories together”

MLA Style

financial statement analysis 54

Option #2: Financial Statement Analysis: Retail

Financial analysts, investors, lenders, auditors, and many others perform ratio analysis to help review and evaluate a company’s financial statements and financial performance. This analysis allows the stakeholder to gain an understanding of the financial health of the company and gives insights to allow more insightful and, hopefully, more effective decision making.

In this lab, you will access XBRL data to complete data analysis and generate financial ratios to compare the financial performance of several companies. Financial ratios can more easily be calculated using spreadsheets and XBRL. You will (1) select an industry to analyze, (2) create a copy of a spreadsheet template, (3) input ticker symbols from three U.S. public companies, and (4) calculate financial ratios and make observations about the state of the companies using these financial ratios.

The company and competitor you should choose from are:







Home Depot






Under Armour








Best Buy




Christian Dior






Anheuser-Busch inBev


Heineken Holding


1. Open a web browser and go to

2. If you haven’t done so already, sign in to your Google account.

3. Go to You will see a spreadsheet similar to Lab Exhibit 8-3A.

4. Click File > Make a copy. . . as shown in Lab Exhibit 8-3A.

5. Rename your spreadsheet if desired and click OK to save a copy to your Drive. A new tab will open with your copy of the spreadsheet. You may now edit the values and formulas.

6. Referring to Lab Exhibit 8-3B for your industry’s ticker symbols, in the Main Company Ticker field, input the ticker of the company you would like to focus your analysis on and press Enter. In a moment, the value on the spreadsheet will change to Loading. . . and then show your company’s financial figures.

7. In the Most Recent Year field, enter the most recent reporting year. It may be the current year or the previous year.

8. In the Period field, enter either FY for a fiscal year or Q1 for 1st quarter, etc.

9. In the Round to field, choose the rounding amount. 1,000 will round to thousands of dollars; 1,000,000 will round to millions of dollars.

10. In the Comparable 1 Ticker field, input the ticker of a second company you would like to compare with your first company.

11. In the Comparable 2 Ticker field, input the ticker of a third company you would like to compare with your first company.

12. Take a screenshot (label it 8-3A) of your figure with the financial statements of your chosen companies.

13. First, review the Facts sheet (or tab) to determine whether there are any values missing for the companies you are analyzing. Describe what impact (if any) the missing data have on the ratios. Once you have determined whether any data are missing, you have a chance to find some interesting trends and comparisons in the data. You will click through the sheets at the bottom to review the ratios. To aid in this analysis, the template also includes spark lines that provide a mini-graph to help you quickly visualize any significant values or trends.


Submit your Excel file separately. Submit your Word document with the analysis of the ratios and the answer to each of these questions.

Q1. Review the 14 financial ratios and make some conclusions or judgments about the values, trends, or comparisons with the other companies. For example, if one company has a significantly higher debt-to-equity ratio than the other two, what might be driving this.

Q2. Has the company you are analyzing seen any major changes in its ratios in the past three years? Which of the three companies is most liquid in the most current year?

Q3. How has your company managed short-term liabilities over the last three years?

Q4. Analyze liquidity, profitability, financing (leverage), and activity for your company. Where is it strong?

Q5. Consider the DuPont framework to interpret the results and make sure you make a judgment about your company’s financial position based upon the data.

Your well-written paper must be 8 to 10 pages in length, in addition to the title page and reference page. It must contain 6 references (at least 4 of which are scholarly/peer reviewed). The paper should be formatted according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.).

gallery report 2

List: Name, Exhibition Title, Artist, Venue

  1. Why did you choose to write about this exhibition.
  2. DESCRIBE the exhibition: what is the work made from, how is it installed, what scale is the work etc.
  3. What is the work about? Can you determine the content? How did you arrive at your conclusions?


The Pit / The Pit II


Peter Mendenhall Gallery

one for each page

technical writing subject corporate information systems amp amp amp management

Collaboration is a working model that applies to all levels of everyday life. Collaborative communities are becoming obvious in the business world due to the introduction of service-oriented architectures. The architectures enable companies to leave behind tightly coupled systems and accept loosely coupled systems with components furnished by partners. Do you believe collaborative communities are advantageous to a company’s business model? Why? Reinforce your answer by providing examples.


  • Use Microsoft Word to write a 700- to 750-word position paper that describes your findings and recommendations.
  • Follow APA guidelines to write the report and cite your sources as appropriate.
  • Plagiarism is not acceptable.