William James Var and the Unseen

“What is the character of this Universe in which we dwell?”

James emphasizes that contact with the “unseen” often takes place as a non-rational event, experienced principally as feeling (suchness) rather than as purely propositional knowledge (whatness):
It is as if there were in the human consciousness a sense of reality, a feeling of objective presence, a perception of what we may call ‘something there,’ more deep and more general than any of the special and particular ‘senses’ by which the current psychology supposes existent to be originally revealed. (58)

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We may now lay it down as certain that in the distinctively religious sphere of experience, many persons possess the objects of their belief, not in the form of mere conceptions which their intellect accepts as true, but rather in the form of quasi-sensible realities directly apprehended. (64)
[Such experiences] are as convincing to those who have them as any direct sensible experiences can, and they are, as a rule, much more convincing than results established by mere logic ever are. (72)

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Examine this suchness/whatness distinction as discussed in class. Explain how the sense of the ‘unseen’ from the Christian and Stoic perspectives, as we examined them, is representative of these two kinds of experience. How is the process of metanoia central to becoming receptive to the unseen, from the Christian perspective? What role does the logos play in the Stoic model? Why does James ultimately conclude that the Stoic model is the shallower of these two approaches?

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It is clear that for James, religious experience is a psychological phenomenon worthy of study, regardless of its origins. Explain the criteria of immediate luminousness, philosophical reasonableness, and moral helpfulness that James suggests we should employ in assessing the validity of such experiences. Would you agree with these criteria? If not, then by what means do you think such experiences should be assessed? In your opinion, is what James is calling “the religious experience” simply a product of the imagination, or potentially a contact with some kind of order that, for most of us, remains unrecognized? In terms of pragmatic “cash value,” as James calls it, does it even matter?

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In exploring the various dispositions one may have regarding life, James observes that

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Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon. It can often be converted into a bracing and tonic good by a simple change of the sufferer’s inner attitude from one of fear to one of fight; its sting so often departs and turns into a relish when, after vainly seeking to shun it, we agree to face it and bear it cheerfully, that a man is simply bound in honor, with reference to many of the facts that seem at first to disconcert his peace, to adopt this way of escape. Refuse to admit their badness; despise their power; ignore their presence; turn your attention the other way; and so far as you yourself are concerned at any rate, though the facts may still exist, their evil character exists no longer. Since you make them evil or good by your own thoughts about them, it is the ruling of your thoughts which proves to be your principle concern. The deliberate adoption of an optimistic turn of mind thus makes its entrance into philosophy. (88-89)

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While recognizing this healthy-minded perspective as a genuine religious attitude, James nevertheless argues that
… there is no doubt that healthy-mindedness is inadequate as a philosophical doctrine. (163)

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Examine the different varieties of both the healthy-minded and the morbid-minded religious types, as illustrated by James. What kind of religious attitude is cultivated by each type, and why? Which perspective employs a pluralistic view, and which embraces a monistic view, and why? What is it about morbid-mindedness in particular that leads James to conclude that it “ranges over the wider scene of experience”? Specifically, why does he believe that such an “incompletely unified moral and intellectual constitution” (167), as exhibited in the morbid type, is in the best position to cultivate the spiritual life? Would you agree with James on this point? How is it possible that the acknowledgement of life’s difficulties could actually lead to a deeper sense of human well-being? Why not just take a cheerful view of life (see below)? Explore this question.

Assess the Decision-Making Process and Interpret Professional Standards in Education

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This week, please consider a work-related decision that will need to be made soon at your educational organization.

It should not be:

  1. A decision that involves personal, family, confidential, or non-education-related matters.
  2. A decision that only involves a yes/no answer or simple alternatives such as whether to hold next year’s play day outside or in the gymnasium.
  3. A decision that only involves you or very few people.
  4. A decision that can be made quickly.
  5. A decision that is not a major concern and has no consequences or only minimal consequences.

It should be:

  1. A decision you will need to make while working in education or a decision that an acquaintance who works in education will need to make.
  2. A decision where there are multiple options being considered.
  3. A decision that will involve multiple stakeholders like administrators, teachers, parents, the community, etc. These are just suggested stakeholders.
  4. A decision that will take significant time to make successfully.
  5. A decision that is a major concern to all involved because it will have consequences in areas such as staffing, finances, ethics etc. These are just suggested areas.

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As you have learned thus far, professional standards, knowledge, skills, and attitudes will have a direct reflection on your area of specialization. Understanding the intricate details of these in your specialization will help you manage and address specific problems in diverse educational organizations. Does your discipline have a professional organization that sets standards for it? Go online to this organization’s website, Facebook, LinkedIn etc. and find examples of professional standards that apply to your discipline as well as knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Fill in the professional standards chart with your findings. Be sure to cite all the websites that you used in proper APA format. If you are not employed in education, you should use the area of education that an acquaintance works in and look up the professional standards, knowledge, skills, and attitudes for that area using appropriate websites and proper APA style.

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Length: 1 completed decision-making chart and 1 completed professional standards chart. 

References: The decision-making chart does not need references as it is a personal item. The professional standards chart requires you to give a reference for each website, Facebook page, LinkedIn page, etc. where you found information about the standards used in your area of specialization.

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International Entrepreneurial Consulting Course

International Entrepreneurial Consulting Course 

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Assessment .

  • Each assessment should describe the information presented and highlight any points you found interesting, as well the reason why these points peaked your interest.
  • Each assessment should be one page per source.
  • Please use 12 pt font, Times New Roman, Double Spaced formatting.

1. WATCH VIDEO 1: [Korean Culture Series] Japanese colonial policy and its impact on modern Korea.                              2 page

2. WATCH VIDEO 2: [Korean Culture Series] Korea’s long road toward democracy: Modern history of Korea                    2 page

3. WATCH VIDEO 3: [Korean Culture Series] Korea’s economic miracle: From foreign aid recipient to donor                   2 page

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4. READ: GEM REPORT PART III (pgs. 15-27 ONLY) linked below           2 page

5. Read article . ?State of South Korean Entrepreneurship? by Sam Lee,  https://medium.com/vanguard-cmc/the-state-of-south-korean-entrepreneurship-f2cfdacdf470″          answer : In your opinion, how does Korea?s political history influence the entrepreneurial, start-up culture in South Korea?                  1 page

With this report, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has completed fifteen annual cycles. GEM generates relevant primary information on entrepreneurship, providing harmonized measures about the attitudes, activities and characteristics of individuals who participate in various phases of entrepreneurship. GEM also analyzes aspirations that these entrepreneurs hold for their businesses, along with other key features of their ventures. In 2013, more than 197,000 individuals have been surveyed and approximately 3,800 national experts on entrepreneurship participated in the study across 70 economies, collectively representing all global regions of the world and a broad range of economic development levels. The samples in the GEM 2013 study represent an estimated 75% of the world’s population and 90% of the world’s total GDP. In addition to its annual measures of entrepreneurship dynamics, GEM analyzed well-being as a special topic in 2013, With an increasing number of economies participating in the project, GEM groups them into geographic regions: click here to receive assistance in this and other related assignments
sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific/
South Asia, Europe (distinguishing economies that are part of the European Union from those outside the EU),
and North America. GEM additionally considers the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report
classification into three levels: factor-driven, efficiency-driven, and innovation-driven. By using both groupings,
GEM can compare economies across similar development  levels and geographic locations. The table below shows the economies involved in the GEM 2013 assessment by these two dimensions

Climate Change Discussion Essay

Please, read a textbook Climate Change pdf file and slides of Climate Change power point. Then you must respond to discussion statement 1 plus either 2 or 3 below. You can take any of the following positions: “agree,” “disagree,” “strongly agree,” or “strongly disagree” and then provide reasoning why you have this opinion. Be sure to always use facts from the text to demonstrate readings and/or cite your sources. Details matter here!

All must respond to:

1) Climate change is the greatest issue of our time.

Choose one of the following:

2) Nations contributing the most greenhouse gas pollutants must pay reparations to nations where human impacts are most felt.

3) U.S. immigration laws must be amended to allow for climate refugees.

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Global Warming or Climate Change?

Global Warming

➔The increase in overall average temperature of Earth’s climate.

➔BUT, not everywhere is warmer (some places get harsher winters).

Climate Change

➔The long-term change in global or regional climate patterns.

➔More encompassing & less confusing (but sounds less urgent).


Measuring GHGs – GHG stands for Greenhouse Gas.

– In 1938, Guy Callendar concluded that rising GHG concentrations were raising the planet’s temperature.

– Further research by other scientist indicated that most human generated C02 emissions were being absorbed by the world’s oceans but the oceans were nearing capacity. So the assumption is that the rest of the C02 is accumulating in the atmosphere.

Calls for Action – Congress establishes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1970 and a wave of major environmental laws followed.

– By the late 1980s, environmentalist were calling for reductions in fossil fuel use.

Current Situation

Government Action – Environmentalists want Obama to take more action using executive orders

– Environmentalists believe that although Congress is divided, a good first step for the president is to use his authority under the Clean Air Act to finalize carbon pollution limits for new power plant as well as developing limits for existing power plants in order to reduce C02 output

Public Concern – Americans are much less polarized than Congress on climate change.

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– Surveys indicated that Americans think that climate change isn’t an urgent threat to them or their lifestyles, therefore they are only willing to make minor sacrifices to deal with it.

Criminal Justice System and Gangs

Since this class is focused on a variety of different aspects of gangs, your first assignment should generally tap into gangs. For this assignment I want you to discuss gang members and gang membership in a city of your choosing. The only exceptions to your selection of a city is that you cannot use L.A. or Chicago. Using five sources not including the textbook book please respond to the following questions and statements.

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First, outline the number of gang members in your selected city. How does this number compare to figures in Chicago and Los Angeles, the two major hubs for gangs in the United States? Has the number of gang members in your city recently been increasing or decreasing? Second, outline which gangs are present in your city. While you don?t have to name every gang in your city (all the names would be hard to find), please identify the more common ones as well as some that might be unique to the area. As part of this discussion describe the different sections of your city where these gangs are located (be as specific as possible). Third, what type of crimes are the different gangs primarily involved in. If possible, try to highlight crimes committed by a few different gangs (focus on both violent and nonviolent crimes). Click here to receive assistance in this and other related assignments. Fourth, what is the criminal justice system doing to combat gangs in your selected city? This discussion should focus on police, courts, and corrections. Have major operations been recently conducted or have key gang members been incarcerated. Based upon various efforts used or currently in place, I want you to provide recommendations based upon empirical research that would further assistance the criminal justice system and other organizations to reduce as well as prevent gang membership and the associated violence in your selected city. Lastly, provide a summary paragraph at the end of the paper that ties all of this information together.

Urinary tract infections

Respond to at least two of your colleagues in one or more of the following ways:

  • Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
  • Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research.
  • Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.
  • Make a suggestion based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
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Main Discussion Post

            Urinary tract infections (UTI) are characterized by inflammation in the lower or upper urinary tract. Lower UTIs occur in the bladder and is known as acute cystitis. Acute cystitis is the result of bacteria moving from the urethra into the bladder. The bacteria most responsible for UTIs is Eschericia coli, which has type-1 fimbriae that keep it from being excreted during urination. Once in the bladder, the inflammatory process begins. Edema in the bladder wall creates a filling of fullness and small discharge. Urinary urgency, frequency, and dysuria are common symptoms associated with cystitis. Upper UTIs are the result of bacteria moving from the bladder into the ureters and kidneys, which is often diagnosed as pyelonephritis. Like cystitis, E. coli and Pseudomonas are the most common forms of bacterial infections (Huether & McCance, 2017). These microorganisms are responsible for splitting urea into ammonia, which creates an alkaline environment that is conducive to stone formation (Hammer & McPhee, 2014). As these microorganisms ascend through the ureters, they induce the inflammatory process and often disseminate to the blood stream. Inflammation usually affects the renal pelvis, calyces, and medulla and occurs in an irregular fashion. With the influx of white blood cells, renal edema and inflammation occur leading to purulent urine. If infections are left untreated, abscesses may form. Both forms of UTIs have similarities and differences. In many cases, pyelonephritis is the result of untreated cystitis. Symptoms may be similar with urinary frequency, discharge, and pain. However, pyelonephritis differs in severity of symptoms. Patients may experience fever, chills, and flank pain. For both forms of infection, it is important to initiate proper treatment protocols (Huether & McCance, 2017).

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Patient Factors and Treatment

            Genetics plays an important role in the likelihood of acquiring UTIs and suffering from recurrent infections. Researchers have identified genes that control innate immune responses. These genes also control the expression of antibacterial pathways. Alterations to these genetic pathways disrupt the body’s immune response to bacterial infections. If patients are unable to respond appropriately, infections will persist, and chronic episodes of pyelonephritis will occur (Godaly, Ambite, & Svanborg, 2015). Gender is one of the most important risk factors for developing urinary infections. Women have significantly shorter urethra than men, which makes them more prone to infections. Bacteria such as, E. coli has a shorter distance to travel before reaching the bladder. Women are also at risk during sexual intercourse (Huether & McCance, 2017).


Systems-Based Practice

For this week’s Discussion, you identify an issue or process that could be improved and apply knowledge and strategies related to systems theory.

Note: You may find it helpful to view the Assignment instructions and use the same problem for this Discussion.

To prepare:

  • Review the information presented in this week’s Learning Resources on systems theory and the difference between open and closed systems.
  • Reflect on the practices and processes with which you are familiar in your organization. My organization is a hospital. Identify one problematic issue or process that could be improved.
  • Consider the problem from a closed-system perspective. Then think about how the issue or process you selected could be addressed by viewing it from an open-system perspective. How would the transition from a closed- to an open-system view help you and others to address the problem and improve outcomes?

Post a description of the problem that you identified in your selected organization. Explain the problem from a closed-system perspective. Then, describe how the problem could be addressed by viewing it from an open-system perspective, and explain how this modification would help you and others improve health care outcomes.

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As the complexity of health care delivery has increased, it has become essential for physicians to understand how individual practices relate to the larger system of care.1 It is within this context that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) identified systems-based practice (SBP) as one of the six core competencies in which physicians must be proficient to deliver patient care that is safe and high in quality. SBP is challenging to define, incorporate into training and practice, and evaluate. Competency in SBP requires that physicians understand how patient care relates to the health care system as a whole and how to use the system to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Systems thinking is the cornerstone of SBP. Click here to receive assistance in this and other related assignments Fostering the ability to recognize the contribution of the system is important for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. However, current efforts in medical education focus on mastering knowledge of disease, diagnostic skills, and treatment at the level of the physician-patient interaction. As a result, there is a preoccupation with system components, while the system as a whole and its effect on the quality and safety of care remain invisible. To clarify the definition of SBP and to develop effective strategies for teaching and assessing SBP, it is necessary to provide a broad awareness of systems within a context of systems thinking. Patient safety is a good entry point into SBP because the concepts of safety, errors, and harm all place the individual, whether patient or provider, within the framework of a system. Click here to receive assistance in this and other related assignments


Question 1- Need to be 200 words

1-Discuss the health impact of sugar consumption. What are the suggested guidelines for sugar consumption? Do you feel that there should be a tax on foods that are high in sugar? Explain your answer.

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2-Discuss the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Define type 1 diabetes.

In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. The body breaks down the carbohydrates you eat into blood glucose (also called blood sugar), which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells of the body. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives.

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In type 2 diabetes, your body’s cells aren’t able to respond to insulin as well as they should. In later stages of the disease your body may also not produce enough insulin.

Uncontrolled type 2 diabetes can lead to chronically high blood sugar levels, causing several symptoms and potentially leading to serious complications.

What is the difference between the two types?

“Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease — the body’s immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin,” a hormone, says Andjela Drincic, MD, associate professor of internal medicine in the division of diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolism at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The exact cause is not known, but it’s probably a combination of the genes a person is born with and something in the environment that triggers the genes to become active.

“The cause of type 2 diabetes is multifactorial,” says Dr. Drincic. “People inherit genes that make them susceptible to type 2, but lifestyle factors, like obesity and inactivity, are also important. In type 2 diabetes, at least in the early stages, there is enough insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it.” Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include a family history of the disease, a poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity. African-Americans, Latin Americans, and certain Native American groups have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than Caucasian Americans.

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3-List 4 symptoms of diabetes mellitus.

Which are the same for both type 1 and 2?

Which are different?

4- Describe the current dietary recommendations for diabetes mellitus, as presented in either the textbook or by the American Diabetes Association.


5- Choose two articles to read under “In Diabetes Today” at the American Diabetes Association site
Article 1: Record the name of the article and write a brief (few sentences) summary of it.


6- Article 2: Record the name of the article and write a brief (few sentences) summary of it.                                     Click here to receive assistance in this and other related assignments

The Edge of Information technology

This is an term paper assignment for the class called The Edge of Information technology(ITEC-200).

The attachments contain the instruction of this paper, draft you will be working on, and also an example paper.

The background of this term paper assignment is that we are a team consists of 4 members. We are trying to find how the Health Patch technology is helping a company/business. Therefore, a certain company/business should be stated in the business impact part which you will work on.

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please try to find a hospital or others related to hospital as the company which used health patch to solve its problems. It is important that present clearly what kinds of problems the company is facing now, and how the problems can be solved by health patch. Keep in mind that with this Etech project , you are not studying technology in the context of the technology provider. You choose a technology ( in this case health patch ) and find out how this tech can improve biz performance of a company by solving its business problems. In addition, please mention the cost and the market price of health patch in the paper.?

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Over the last six months of 2017, there were 918 data breaches (Graham 2017). In this
context the phrase “data breach” implies that the credit card owner’s name, the credit card’s
number, the credit card’s expiration date, and the security code to identify international
transactions were stolen (Wagstaff 2013). One company that was a victim of a large data breach
was Target. This hack resulted in roughly 40 million customers’ information being stolen. To
resolve this matter, there were two major settlements of $10 million and $18.5 million (Wagstaff
2013). Token has the ability to reduce the impact of breaches.
Token is a technology that secures user credit card information in online transactions by
generating a secondary card made of dummy data that is shared with the merchant. The original
card is never shared with the merchant, so in the case of a data breach the generated information
is stolen while the accurate information remains safe.  The secondary card is only usable at a
specific retailer and can be deactivated at any time by the user. The system requires that a unique
set of secondary information be created for each merchant a user wishes to purchase from. The
original card information is also never stored by the company. As a result, it allows for online
shopping to remain simple while being much more secure than it is currently.
The implementation of Token into Target’s online checkout will allow the company to
secure its payment systems, increase consumer confidence, and grow its revenue. The massive
data breach that was incurred resulted in lost revenue, as well as consumers choosing to shop at
other retailers. This new technology prevents the theft of information shared during online
transactions by making any data stolen useless, discouraging potential attackers from hacking
and making successful hacks useless. Customers will see these security measures and feel better
about shopping at Target, knowing that their information is better protected there in comparison
to other retailers. Increased consumer confidence leads to increased revenues, as more people
will begin to shop online at the retailer. The 2013 breach shocked Target’s internal and external
affairs. During this data breach, the company’s security system was not what failed, it was the
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FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS • 3-4 pages, not including works cited or title pages • Double spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1-inch margins • Works cited page with at least 2 citations (your choice of style manual, but be consistent) • Parenthetical citations if necessary (use any time you are using exact quotes)

OVERVIEW For this writing assignment, you have two options: 1) You may choose a composer or artist and discuss his or her life and contributions to music history, or 2) You may choose a genre of music and discuss the history and style of the genre and notable artists within the genre. Click here to get assistance in this and other relating assignments

PICKING A PAPER TOPIC If you decide to choose a non-classical artist for your paper, it needs to be an artist that has had a somewhat substantial impact on the music industry, meaning the artist must have been around for long enough for him or her to have had an impact (this includes living artists, and even artists who are still active). For instance, if you wanted to pick a rapper, it would be best to pick someone like Tupac or the Wu-Tang Clan, and not someone like Future or Cardi B. As a general rule, only pick artists who have been active for at least 15 years.

Also, if you decide to do your paper on a genre or style of music, you must pick a genre that is narrow enough so that there isn’t too much information to cover, but broad enough so that you have enough to talk about. For instance, don’t just pick “jazz,” as that is much too broad, but instead, you can narrow it down to “bebop.”

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WHEN YOU PICK A PAPER TOPIC Whenever you choose the topic of your paper, submit your topic to the Blackboard Link (by the October 30th deadline) stating the topic of your paper. It is possible that I may decide that your chosen topic is too narrow, too broad, or not substantial enough for the project, in which case I will inform you of your options. NOTE: I will only contact you about your paper topic if I think that it should be revised.


If you are writing a paper on a COMPOSER/ARTIST: • Part 1 (1 page) o For classical composers: An overview of the stylistic concerns of musicians within the composer’s style period (e.g. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or 20th Century) and how the chosen composer’s works represent the style period. o For non-classical artists: An overview of the political, social, or musical context of the time period in which the artist was active, and how that context relates to your chosen artist (in other words, put the artist in the context of the time).
• Part 2 (1-2 pages) – An abridged biography of the composer’s life, which can include (but is not limited to): o How the composer was employed and any important positions held (mostly for Classical composers) o Important musical, personal, or historical events that either affected the composer’s musical career or our perception of the composer o Important works o Influences on the composer’s style o Critical reception of the composer during his or her life o Any other information you deem important to cover • Part 3 (1 page) – A discussion of the styles, genres of music, or other composers in which the composer had (or continues to have) the most influence.

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If you are writing a paper on a GENRE: • Part 1 (1 page) – An overview of the development of the genre (i.e. how did the genre start). As an example, Grunge music didn’t just happen, it started as a musical movement mainly in the Seattle area of Washington and was an outgrowth of 80’s punk rock. This should also include a discussion of the musical features that define the genre. • Part 2 (1-2 pages) – A discussion of the history of the genre, which can include (but is not limited to): o Influential artists that are associated with the genre o Important stylistic or historic milestones that helped define the genre o Any political, social, or musical movement in which the genre is associated o The general reception of or reaction to the genre (good or bad) o Any other information you deem important to cover • Part 3 (1 page) – A discussion of current artists of the genre and where the genre seems to by stylistically heading (some of this can be opinion).
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SUBMITTING A PAPER When you have completed the paper, please upload the finished product as either a PDF (preferred) or a Word Document to the Blackboard link. Please do not upload a file other than PDF or Word. If you are writing your paper in a program other than Word, there is always a way to convert a text document into a PDF.

STATEMENT ON PLAGIARISM Every paper uploaded to Blackboard is automatically checked for plagiarism, and any instance of plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you are found to have plagiarized all or parts of your paper, it will result in the paper being graded as a “0” and could also result in additional consequences. For further information, please refer to the “Academic Integrity Code” section of the syllabus.

GRADING You will be graded on the content of your paper, your ability to concisely discuss said content, and the quality/clarity of the writing. Click here to get assistance in this and other relating assignments