In this week’s Strayer Story you learned how Coach Gibbs developed his own leadership style by observing the styles of leaders he admires

 In this week’s Strayer Story you learned how Coach Gibbs developed his own leadership style by observing the styles of leaders he admires. Now, think of a great leader in your own life. This can be a coach, teacher, mentor, supervisor, family member, etc. How would you describe that person? What would you say were some of their strengths as a leader? Do you feel as though they are an effective leader? Why or why not? Use references from Leadership That Gets Results (JGR100 ebook) to support your response.

Because the policy changes are due the next day, how do you approach this conflict?

For the past two weeks, your department has been developing policy changes. During this time, your colleague was on vacation and did not participate in the process. When he returns, he doesn’t agree with a number of items and wants them changed. Because the policy changes are due the next day, how do you approach this conflict? Select one of the approaches below and thoroughly explain why you selected this option and how you intend to use it.

  1. Accommodation
  2. Avoidance
  3. Collaboration

Remember to answer each part of the question with a minimum of one paragraph that is 5-7 sentences with limited grammatical errors.

What is one thing you learned about collaboration that surprised you, but you find valuable? Why?

The following questions will give you a chance to self-evaluate, to think about what you’ve been learning in this course, and to draw your own conclusions about how you can apply collaboration and your relationship-building skill in your life. Your answers may be used to determine how to improve the program for future students. Your answers will not be used for marketing purposes. Please respond in a paragraph of at least 5–7 sentences to fully address the questions. Be sure to use your own words!

•What is one thing you learned about collaboration that surprised you, but you find valuable? Why?

•What was one challenge you experienced when working toward your common goal with others?

•How did you overcome that challenge?

•How did working on the common goal improve your collaboration skill?

This week’s creative assignment is “Who is the speaker?”

This week’s creative assignment is “Who is the speaker?” Pick one of the three poems (“homage to my hips,” “The Woman Thing,” or “Wild nights – Wild nights!”) and create a 400-word description of the poem’s speaker.  This will require you to use your imagination and develop the character outside of the poem.

Write an epilogue to ” The Cask of Amontillado” in which a case against Montresor comes to trial

Write an epilogue to ” The Cask of Amontillado” in which a case against Montresor comes to trial.  In your epilogue, provide the prosecuting attorney’s closing argument, reminding the jury of any evidence that proves Montresor’s guilt.  Then provide the defense attorney’s closing argument and describe the jury’s final verdict.
Assignment Requirements:

Your submission must:
  • include a minimum of 400 words, written in paragraph form.
  • be written in the third-person point of view (academic voice). You may write in the first-person point of view if you want to pretend you are Montresor.
  • be double spaced.  A title page, running head, and abstract are not required.
  • be submitted as a Microsoft Word attachment on the submission page (click title above).  Assignments not submitted in this way may be returned to you ungraded.
No Research
There is a no-research policy in place for this class. Using any material other than the assigned readings and lectures, even if it is correctly quoted and cited, will result in a failing grade for this assignment. Contact your instructor if you have questions about this policy.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Instructions
Plays are meant to be performed, rather than read. The purpose of dramatic arts often extends far beyond the words written on a page; staging, lighting, costumes intonation, expression, and audience experience are all part of the experience of a theatrical production. To develop your understanding of the cultural role of the dramatic arts, you will view a production of a play this week and write a reflection to explain your viewing experience. Choose a play that you would like to view and find a version online, YouTube, DVD or iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, etc. You can also choose to see a play live if you prefer.

Play Suggestions:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • As You Like It
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • The Tempest
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Macbeth
  • King Lear

If you have another idea, please ask your instructor to approve it.

Then, select and address one of the following options:

Option 1: Write an analysis of the play that you viewed. Include at least one quote from the play. Address the following:

  • Identify the performance that you have selected.
  • Describe the staging, lighting, costumes, and characters of the performance. How do these match or revise the written version of the play? You do not need to read the entire play, but you should skim the text.
  • What type of mood and tone does the performance create? How?
  • What parts of the play are easier to understand through performance? What are some details that stood out through performance?
  • What are your feelings about this performance? What did you take away from viewing it?

Option 2: Find an adaptation or transformation of a play. Choose an adaptation with some significant differences from the original, such as transposed plots and characters into a variety of different settings and historical contexts. Here are some examples:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) or A Midsummer Night’s DREAM (2018)
  • Romeo and Juliet – Romeo + Juliet (1996) or West Side Story (1961) or Romeo Must Die (2000)
  • As You Like It – As You Like It (2006)
  • Taming of the Shrew – 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) or Kiss Me, Kate (1948)
  • Much Ado About Nothing – Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
  • The Comedy of Errors – The Bomb-itty of Errors (2012)
  • King Lear – A Thousand Acres (1997)
  • Othello – O (2001)
  • Hamlet – The Lion King (2019 or 1994) or Hamlet (2000)
  • Twelfth Night – She’s the Man (2006)

If you have another idea, please ask your instructor to approve it.

Watch the original version and the adapted version. Address the following:

  • How is the adaptation the same as the original? Discuss plot, characters, theme, conflict, language, etc.
  • How does the adaptation differ from the original? Discuss setting, time period, characters, plot, language, etc.
  • Does the original story translate well in the adaptation? Why or why not? Did the adaptation work in a different setting, time period, etc. Why or why not?
  • Why do you think Shakespeare’s plays are adapted so often?

Review articles in the CSU Online Library databases and other credible resources to locate six peer-reviewed

For the Unit I assignment, you will use what you learned about research methodologies, primary and secondary sources, and reviewing literature to develop a literature review. This literature review will become part of the final course project due in Unit VII. Please access and utilize the  template for this assignment

Review articles in the CSU Online Library databases and other credible resources to locate six peer-reviewed, scholarly articles that relate to the Sun Coast business problems identified in the Course Project Guidance document. The articles you use should help inform your knowledge about the issues you are trying to solve for Sun Coast. The articles should also be quantitative research articles from primary and secondary sources. Try including words like correlation, regression, t test, and ANOVA in your keyword search criteria.

The article discussion should include the qualifications of the authors, purpose of the studies, research methodologies and designs used, results from the studies, and explanations of how the articles relate to Sun Coast’s problem. Ensure that you also describe how you believe the research made a positive organizational impact.

The title and reference pages do not count toward the page requirement for this assignment. This assignment should be a minimum of two pages in length, follow APA-style formatting and guidelines, and use references and citations as necessary.

write a short paragraph explaining a) how the passage in question relates to the work as a whole, and b) how that work in turn relates to one or more themes shared with other texts we have read

1) identify the author, 2) identify the title of the text, 3) provide the approximate date (within 10 years), and 4) write a short paragraph explaining a) how the passage in question relates to the work as a whole, and b) how that work in turn relates to one or more themes shared with other texts we have read. Please be specific. Points will be awarded as follows: 1 point each for author, title,and date; 7for each short answer.

Write a three-page APA-format essay on the personal sources of identity.

Context

Image of discussion iconWe have explored the sources of personal identity and reflected on the question of a job as a source of identity, or in a broader sense “What am I to do?” Your process of self- conscious reflection allows you to observe the significant persons and circumstances in your life and their impact on your identity.

Description

Write a three-page APA-format essay on the personal sources of identity. In this essay, describe the events, experiences, or persons who bring meaning or significance to your life. How do they impact your sense of purpose, your place in the big scheme of things, your psychological well-being, and your spiritual fulfillment? Which reading (or readings) especially spoke to you as you contemplated questions of personal identity?

Look at Henry David Thoreau’s “Resistance to Civil Government.”

Look at Henry David Thoreau’s “Resistance to Civil Government.”  He claims that it is not just our right as Americans, but it is also our duty to defy unjust laws.  This is a very American idea.  Part of the American identity involves intervening in the face of injustice.  Do you agree with this point?  What boundaries should exist to those interventions?  Support your claims using “Resistance to Civil Government” AND one of the other assigned readings from this week.

  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly and integrated quotations (one from each work) to support your claims.  You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes.  See the Literary Analysis Tools Modules in Weeks 1 and 2 for information about integrating and citation quotes.