Reflective Essay


What is Christian compassion and ministry and how does it compare to/contrast with social activism or “making the world a better place”?

7.1: Connections Toolbox Discussion Topic


After looking through all of the materials in the Week 7 Learning Resources pick two of the resources and for each one, do the following: Identify the main argument about the Humanities and/or the human condition in the resource and state why you think this is the main point. Please try to do this is 1-2 sentences. Also, please note that some of the resources, like the “Where the Hell is Matt” videos, may have an implicit argument or point that is trying to be made. List one supportive argument or artistic/creative method used that supports the main point the resource is trying to make about the Humanities and/or the human condition. 

Make sure to cite any of the learning resources you use in your answer in MLA format.

Sample Post Main argument 1: In X resource, the main argument is…… because X…… supportive method/argument Main Argument 2: In X resource, the main argument is…… because X…… supportive method/argument

Citations, as needed. 


social science paper

finish it in 24 hours. all the requirements are in the picture and the file

political science short answer (4questions)

i need it in 6 hours


Gus Van Sant,  My Own Private Idaho

Develop a thesis pertaining to the assigned film text and whether or not it, the film, in your view has the power to transform one’s political sensibilities. Your argument should express your point of view regarding the politics of difference, political sensibilities, and political transformation(s) as related to the film. Remember, you’re writing (developing) an analytical essay. Submit your thesis statement in the box below:

    example 1. In my opinion, the film, My Own Private Idaho, does not have the power to transform one’s political sensibilities because it reinforces negative stereotypes about homosexuality, the characters are not very likable, and the Shakespearian dialogue would be difficult for the average middle-north-american to follow.
 Develop three (3) topic sentences that articulate the major ideas that will comprise the body of your essay. Remember that your topic sentences should clearly state the argument or point to be made in the respective paragraphs. Submit your topic sentences in the box below:

    example 2.  When considering homophobia in the United States, one main factor that stimulates most prejudice is that many associate the gay community with promiscuity. This film not only reinforces this stigma but could also intensify it with the promiscuity that occurs mostly in the form of prostitution. 2. The characters in this film are not portrayed as righteous good-doers, but as deviants of our society. Unlike the depiction of Harvey Milk, from the film, Milk, the protagonists in My Own Private Idaho are not fighting to save lives, they are doing drugs and performing sexual favors in return for money and even though it is possible to feel sympathy for them, it is unlikely that a homophobic person could watch this film and want to relate to these characters. 3. Not only is it difficult to relate to the characters because of their behavior, but also because of the complicated dialogue and artsy nature of the film. Literacy in the United States is not so high that the average person would feel comfortable following along with a Shakespeare play, that was turned into a creative, modern play about prostitution, and then made into a movie, without losing interest in it.
 Identify three (3) scenes from the film that support your thesis statement. Briefly explain:

   example3..  Approx. 22 minutes, Café scene In this scene, some of the male prostitutes are describing their first experience with an exchange of sex for money. They were desperate and were willing to have sex with strangers, not long term partners or significant others out of love. Even though I personally sympathized for their difficult situation and traumatizing experiences, this shows homosexuality with values that are not strict or pure, the way that many generalize for all gays and would continue to after watching this film. 2. Approx. 29 minutes, Hotel Scene In this scene where Bob first appears and arrives to the hotel, many forms of deviance occur, showing questionable morals. Doing drugs, stealing drugs, planning to rob, and being prostitutes, the characters are not the typical protagonists that one would want to root for relate themselves to. 3. Approx. 42 minutes, Dialogue with Scott and Bob Scott and Bob engage in an argument that is difficult to follow, and very Shakespearian in its dialogue, Bob uses many metaphors and other devices. Throughout the play, there are pieces of dialogue like, “Good lord, lads, I know you as well as he that made you- Do you think that I would kill the heir apparent?” which clearly use vocabulary that is unusual for our time.
 Lastly, fully develop your introductory paragraph. Remember that the best possible thesis will answer some specific question about the text. In this case a question related to the film’s power to transform political sensibilities regarding difference:

  example4 .The film, My Own Private Idaho, tells a story of desperation and hardship for young male prostitutes. Many times they are stripped of their innocence and they surround themselves with a hostile environment containing drugs, stealing, and other forms of illegal activity. Although one may come to like the characters and feel sympathy for them, the film is unlikely to appeal to those who are not already open-minded about homosexuality. In my opinion, the film, My Own Private Idaho, does not have the power to transform one’s political sensibilities because it reinforces negative stereotypes about homosexuality, the characters are not very likable, and the Shakespearian dialogue would be difficult for the average middle-north-american to follow.  



Imagine that you have been seeing a client  for 4 months. During treatment, you learn that he has been 5 years sober  but lately has felt an intense sense of anxiety and has requested a  referral to a psychiatrist. Upon returning to his counseling sessions,  you learn that the psychiatrist has prescribed diazepam, a  benzodiazepine. You are aware of the fact that the benzodiazepine  functions similarly to alcohol in the body. You are concerned about a  relapse because of this newly prescribed medication for the anxiety  disorder.

Sometimes the medication a  doctor chooses to treat a client’s symptoms is ineffective or  inappropriate, or it may not create the desired effect without  intolerable side effects. Under what circumstances does it become  necessary for a mental health professional to advocate for an  alternative treatment for a client? What ethical issues associated with  client treatment would mental health professionals need to address? Why  would a release of information be needed?

For  this Assignment, view the media case study titled “Anxiety Disorder  Case Study: Mary.”Assume the role of a mental health professional to  respond to the client call. Review the medication that the psychiatrist  prescribed and explain the expected effects and side effects of its use.  Plan a treatment strategy. By Day 7

In a 2.5, APA-formatted paper, include the following: An explanation of any concerns, ethical or otherwise, you may have regarding the client’s generalized anxiety disorder treatment An explanation of the factors you would take into consideration in  developing a strategy to treat the client’s generalized anxiety disorder An explanation of a treatment strategy for the client’s generalized  anxiety disorder along with a justification for your strategy An explanation of how you would advocate for your treatment strategy

  Lichtblau, L. (2011). Psychopharmacology demystified. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cengage Learning.
Chapter 6, “Anxiolytic-Sedative-Hypnotic Drug Pharmacotherapy” (pp. 77–84)
  Preston, J. D., O’Neal, J. H., & Talaga, M. C. (2017). Handbook of clinical psychopharmacology for therapists (8th ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Chapter 9, “Anxiety Disorders” (pp. 107-122)
Chapter 18, “Antianxiety Medication” (pp. 217-226)

   American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Arlington, VA, American Psychiatric Association, 2013.
  Use the DSM-5 to guide you through your understanding of the diagnostic criteria for mental disorders.

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Highlights of changes from DSM IV-TR to DSM-5. Retrieved from
As you review this document, consider the changes to the diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorders.

Order 407306: Write an analysis of the influence of the internet on American politics. This may include looking at the influence of the blogosphere, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc), YouTube advocacy, fundraising, calls for action, etc.

  Type of paperAssignment SubjectApplication Essay Number of pages4 Format of citationMLA Number of cited resources3 Type of serviceWriting

You are required to utilize at least 3 quality research sources, cited properly via MLA Format. You are highly encouraged to avoid partisan or clearly biased sources. Instead, seek sources that provide thorough, probing, and intellectually honest analysis. You are highly encouraged to seek out high-quality books or articles from the Academic Databases, as these will provide the best level of information. Make sure that all of your online sources (from the general internet via Google searches, etc) meet the requirements as indicated in the lesson on ″Determining the Legitimacy of Online Sources.″ If you do not engage in a sufficient amount of quality research, your paper will lack the intellectual depth to achieve the level of composition and critical thinking necessary for this assignment. Thus it is important to not only seek out excellent sources, but also to give yourself the time necessary to find them, read them, and decide on how to respond to these sources. Quality writing and thinking always begins with a quality research process.

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Does anyone have the all of the short answer questions from this text?  Just the questions, not the answers.  Thanks!

GEN 499 Week 2 Assignment


SAILS Exam – Information Literacy

Prepare: Knowing how to thoroughly research a topic is extremely important while achieving your education. You may be asked to support your information with peer-reviewed scholarly resources, but how can you find this type of resource? The Ashford University Library allows you to search through different avenues to find the requested types of resources. You can narrow your search by the author, year published, title, subject, and by indicating what type of resource you are looking for. You even have access to a librarian if you need some guidance in finding more resources on your topic.

Reflect: Given that you have been in college for awhile, it’s time to reflect on what you have learned through the use of the Ashford University Library in relation to how you learned to acquire new information from a variety of sources.

Write: This week, you will take the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (SAILS) Exam. This exam is not graded, and your results are anonymous. The exam will exit from your screen immediately after completion, and you will not receive feedback or results. This is a nationally-normed, standardized exam for students in universities all over the United States. The results of this assessment will guide Ashford University in developing the best possible library resources and research methodologies training. Results will be published (in aggregate) on Ashford’s assessment website. Your participation is voluntary, so thank you if you choose to participate. Click on the link in your online course to access the SAILS Exam (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

After completing the SAILS Exam, in at least two paragraphs (of five or more sentences each),

· Describe your experiences using resources, including concerns encountered when conducting academic research through the Ashford University Library. Areas of concern may include developing a research strategy, using the search function within a database, or evaluating sources.

· Explain how using the Ashford University Library has improved your experience in conducting research. For example, you could identify and explain how specific tutorials that you have used have helped improve your ability to conduct research.

The Information Literacy Assignment

· Must include at least two paragraphs (of at least five sentences each) that respond to the two prompts, and that are formatted according to APA style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

· Must include a separate title page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. with the following: 

o Title of paper

o Student’s name

o Course name and number

o Instructor’s name

o Date submitted

o Running header with page numbers

· Must have no more than 15% quoted material in the body of your essay based on the Turnitin report.

· A reference page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. must be used when citing specific sections and/or tutorials of the Ashford Writing Center.

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Question 1 of 20

5.0 Points

If a teacher wanted to find out information on health and safety standards, licensure regulations in various states, and standards-based resources for out-of-home care and education settings, he/she should check:


A. the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education.


B. the National Association for the Education of Young Children.


C. the Children’s Defense Fund.


D. Child Protective Services.


Question 2 of 20

5.0 Points

Whether a program receives meals through a contracted meal service, prepares food on site, or serves meals prepared in a home kitchen, it is important to implement guidelines established by which of the following?


A. National Association for the Education of Young Children


B. Hazard and Analysis Critical Control Point system


C. Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act


D. U. S. Department of Agriculture


Question 3 of 20

5.0 Points

Which of the following foods is MOST likely to be contaminated with botulism?


A. Raw eggs


B. Home-canned foods


C. Sushi


D. Potato salad at a picnic


Question 4 of 20

5.0 Points

If ham is sliced on the same slicing machine used to slice cheese, this could put children at risk due to which of the following reasons?


A. If they are allergic to milk, the foods are now cross-contaminated.


B. Ham is more likely to be a food contaminate than cheese.


C. The likelihood of ham and cheese becoming contaminated increases when they are sliced on the same machine.


D. Dangerous bacteria can live on ham but not cheese.


Question 5 of 20

5.0 Points

Which ecological system does the following describe? The teacher of a child with diabetes communicates with the parents about the child’s needs.


A. Microsystems


B. Macrosystems


C. Exosystem


D. Mesosystem


Question 6 of 20

5.0 Points

Which ecological system does the following describe? The state passes a law that addresses health care for children.


A. Microsystems


B. Macrosystems


C. Exosystem


D. Mesosystem


Question 7 of 20

5.0 Points

Which of the following foods requires more careful management than the others because it is considered a more potentially hazardous food?


A. Watermelon


B. Bread


C. Orange slices


D. Lemon slices


Question 8 of 20

5.0 Points

Which of the following is MOST likely determined by lifestyle choices?


A. Health


B. Wellness


C. Acute conditions


D. Congenital conditions


Question 9 of 20

5.0 Points

Impoverished children are more likely to experience all of the following EXCEPT:


A. inadequate immunizations.


B. lower rates of obesity.


C. mental health problems.


D. problems focusing on school activities.


Question 10 of 20

5.0 Points

Learning the skills at a young age that promote wellness:


A. allows children to make their own healthy choices.


B. positively affects children’s lifelong development.


C. is difficult until the primary years.


D. does not affect the possibility of developing obesity or diabetes.


Question 11 of 20

5.0 Points

Protective factors in a child’s life include:


A. being uninsured and having inconsistent health care.


B. a supportive, loving mother and consistently caring and responsible caregivers.


C. biological determinants that impact children.


D. aspects that suggest a child is high risk for disease.


Question 12 of 20

5.0 Points

One method of keeping germs from spreading in classrooms is:


A. outdoor play.


B. hand washing.


C. eating nutritious foods.


D. naps.


Question 13 of 20

5.0 Points

Unpasteurized juice is MOST likely at risk for which of the following?


A. E. coli


B. Botulism


C. Spoilage


D. Contaminants


Question 14 of 20

5.0 Points

Which of the following explains why infants and young children are particularly at risk for hazards posed by contaminated foods?


A. They are exposed to more germs.


B. Their higher body temperatures put them at greater risk.


C. Their bodies produce fewer protective stomach acids.


D. They have not developed good wellness habits yet.


Question 15 of 20

5.0 Points

Which of the following is a chemical agent that can end up in food and pose a health risk?


A. Metal shavings


B. Germs


C. Pesticides


D. Mold


Question 16 of 20

5.0 Points

Differences in the quality of care or quality of health are called:


A. health disparities.


B. prejudices.


C. stereotyping.


D. risk factors.


Question 17 of 20

5.0 Points

Who regulates food safety?


A. Federal agencies


B. State and county agencies


C. Federal and state agencies


D. Federal, state, and county agencies


Question 18 of 20

5.0 Points

Accreditation through The National Association for the Education of Young Children includes:


A. quality assessment in 10 program standards.


B. multiple endorsements for programs that serve children 0–18.


C. one rigorous accreditation certification program.


D. accreditation to meet local standards of quality.


Question 19 of 20

5.0 Points

It is important for teachers to encourage playing actively and getting sufficient sleep because:


A. conditions such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, and mental health problems have their roots in early childhood.


B. if children do not learn these skills in preschool they will not practice them later.


C. most children come from homes that do not practice healthful living.


D. as they age children will develop increased susceptibility to certain infectious diseases.


Question 20 of 20

5.0 Points

Which of the following is included in proper care of an infant’s teeth?


A. Wiping the teeth and gums with a disposable tissue after each feeding.


B. Providing milk after every feeding.


C. Placing toothpaste on the teeth after each feeding.



D. Encouraging an infant to suck on his/her pacifier after each feeding.





 1.       Outline the development of the “epistemological turn” from Descartes through Locke and Berkeley to Hume.  

2. In your own words, reconstruct the basic empirical critique of rationalism.  

3. What is the tabula rasa? What is its significance to Locke’s empiricism? 

4.     Explain the philosophical significance of the question “Does a tree falling in the forest make a sound if no one is there to hear it?” Then answer it as Berkeley would. 

5.      Why is the distinction between impressions and ideas important to Hume’s philosophy? 

6.        Apply the empirical criterion of meaning to an example of your own choosing. 

7. How does Hume’s bundle theory of the self affect his reasoning regarding personal identity and immortality. 

  8.    How does Hume account for the external world?  

9.  Sketch Hume’s analysis of cause and effect. 

10.          Summarize and analyze Hume’s critique of the argument from design. 11.       Construct a Humean analysis of some contemporary moral issue. What are the advantages of Hume’s approach? The disadvantages? 

12.        Why does Hume say “I am ready to throw all my books and papers into the fire, and resolve never more to renounce the pleasures of life for the sake of reasoning and philosophy”?”