Term paper draft help

For this course, you are required to submit a 10-page critique and personal reflection on the textbook Why Evolution Is True. This draft is worth 3% of you grade. The final draft of this assignment is worth 23% of your grade and APA style is required.

Your paper should allow you to reflect upon each of the themes in the chapters of the book. For example, you should focus on reflections of your growing understanding of what evolution is and what it is not. It should include your personal journey of discovery related to the concept of evolution. It should also include philosophical, theological, and sociological reflections, as well as a demonstration of a scientific understanding of evolution. Additionally, you should critique and evaluate the ideas presented in the book using your scientific understanding of the process of evolution.

The term paper is a major assignment for this course and so ought to evidence the following: Understanding of the relevant science The ability to use relevant literature in support of your conclusions Your individual response to the material and readings. This may involve an assessment of what you found to be particularly compelling and/or problematic; your personal thoughts and/or reactions to what is being considered; consideration of implications implicit in the materials being addressed; an assessment of the strengths and/or shortcomings of particular points; etc.

You should submit a Draft of your paper to the Assignment box by 11:59pm on Sunday.



My topic is earthquake

2. Describe the topic and how it relates to the Course, Course Concepts and/or principles.

3. Analyze the Decision-Making Process (Human) or the Environmental (Ecological) application that is used for your topic

    4. What is the reason for your interest or analysis?

5. What changes or recommendations should be made?

6. Would you try to influence your area of interest? 

Why or why not? How?

Note: The 6-8 page paper must be typed (12-14 point font), with separate reference (scholarly using MLA, APA or Scientific) and title page.


How are Impacts or hazards measured or assessed? i.e. cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, or health/ecological thresholds/indicators.

What are the time frames for decisions? Emergency, Law Enforcement procedures, planning process

Is there an environmental health strategy; Health Education/Promotion, Design with Nature, pollution prevention, or environmental enhancement.

nutrition lab report

Since reproduction plays a large part in the livestock and poultry business, much research and technology has been devoted to improving this aspect. Using the internet select a type of reproductive technology. Types of technology to choose from include: Artificial Insemination, Sexing of Sperm and Embryos, Embryo Production and Transfer, and Cloning. Provide a brief description of the type of technology you choose, an advantage and disadvantage of it, and discuss how it has changed the livestock and/or poultry industry.  Make sure you properly cite all your sources.In addition, please discuss what impact nutrition has on reproduction.


please make sure to make it 1 or 1.5 page.  Rubric

Rubric (1)Rubric (1)CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContentKey issues and questions from the prompt are identified and answered. Incorporates a critical level of thinking. Reflects on course materials (i.e. readings, lectures, lab, etc.) and utilizes factually correct information in order to provide a quality response.7.0 to >5.0 ptsExcellent5.0 to >3.0 ptsAverage3.0 to >0.0 ptsNeeds Improvement0.0 ptsDid Not Complete7.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammarProper sentence structure is used and sentences make sense/flow together. Provides clear, concise comments formatted in an easy to read style. Free of grammatical or spelling errors.2.0 ptsExcellent1.0 ptsAverage0.0 ptsNeeds Improvement2.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormatMust be typed! Minimum of 1 page in length, but does not exceed 3 pages. 1 inch margins, 12 point font, double spaced. Only student name appears at the top.1.0 ptsExcellent0.0 ptsDid Not Follow Format1.0 pts
Total Points: 10.0

Kin 300 Individual Term Assignment

1 dynamic movement skill must involve more than three joints broken into 2 phases only  one concentric and one eccentric joint by joint whole body movement analysis  movement muscle action agonists *SOMETHING SIMILR TO THE FILE ATTACHED BELOW

Chapters 26 and 27


Watch the first  video in the Instructor Insights Section of Week 10:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U  (Watch this one on a big screen if you can!!)

And read about Light Years here:


Respond to the following: What did you learn from the video about the size of our solar system? What did you learn about the size of our galaxy? What did you learn about the size of the known universe? Why do we measure astronomical distances in Light Years?

Please include any reactions you had to the video

The Science of Biology


Living things share 8 characteristics (listed in Chapter 1 of your textbook on page 19). A living thing grows, undergoes metabolism, responds to its environment, reproduces, passes DNA to the next generation, maintains homeostasis, changes over time, and is made up of cells. A non-living thing may seem to do one or more of these things, but to be classified as living; all eight characteristics must be present. Sometimes, you may see something that seems alive but is not. Though you can’t see it, you have likely experienced it; one of those things is a virus.

Answer BOTH of the following questions: Using all 8 of the characteristics that define life, indicate which one(s) viruses have and which one(s) they do not, and explain each difference.  With these results, present an argument that a virus is a living thing. Then, present the opposite argument that viruses are not alive. 

You can fill out a table like this (though this is not required):



(yes, no, maybe, sort of)



Pass along their traits through DNA

Consume energy sources and expel waste products to maintain homeostasis

Respond to their environments

Respond to stimulus

Change over time

Can differ as individuals while still being part of a species

Are made up of cells

Review the following videos to understand what viruses are and how they work: Flu Attack! How a Virus Invades Your Body What is a Virus? How do Viruses Work?

Reading these discussions may help you to form your arguments on the status of viruses: Are Viruses Alive? Are Viruses Alive? Although Viruses Challenge Our Concept of What “Living” Means, They Are Vital Members of the Web of Life

Follow these guidelines for your paper: Utilize at least 1 credible source to support the arguments presented in the paper. Make sure you cite appropriately within your paper, and list the reference(s) in APA format on your Reference page. Your paper should be 1–2 pages in length, not counting the Title page and Reference page.

psyc431 week 8 final essay exam: Phuket Thailand 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami

Phuket Thailand 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami 

The Final Essay Exam is due for submission by 11:55 pm ET Sunday of WEEK 8 of the course to the Week 8 Assignment Link accessed through the Assignments Link on the left of the main course screen. The school Late Policy applies to all course assignments and can be found in the course syllabus.


Each response must be a minimum of 200 words, include APA formatted, in-text citations, and a full reference list at the end of each response.

For assistance and resources on APA formatting style, please see the APUS Writing Center at [email protected]


The total possible points for the Essay Exam is 200; each short essay response is worth 50 points. Please see the assignment rubric for complete point breakdown and contact your professor with additional questions or concerns.  The psychological phases of disaster response provide a useful framework for behavioral health providers and other agency professionals and community members to understand the psychological and emotional transitions throughout the disaster recovery process.  Below, identify and explain, with detail, one disaster response phase.  Select a disaster, either historic or modern day, and describe the selected psychological phase of disaster response exemplified in the chosen disaster.  Individuals present with physical complaints more in the case of chemical or biological events, these are often seen secondary to any psychological symptoms that may be present.  Discuss the phenomenon that is described above (there is a name for it) and how effective disaster behavioral health methods can be used to mitigate the strain on resources in disaster response circumstances when such presentations emerge.  Discuss the roles of risk and protective factors in disaster resilience as they are advanced in resiliency theory. Explain the most notable differences that might be observed in disaster response situations by behavioral health providers applying ideals of resiliency theory. Share your thoughts on whether resiliency theory offers an enhanced approach to disaster recovery for most communities. Social support is a critical element in the disaster recovery process for each affected individual. Indeed, social support serves as a significant protective factor against PTSD and other psychological effects of disaster.  Discuss the concept of the social support network and its importance to the larger community following a disaster event.  How do benefits of the social support network compare to those of the social support seen at the individual level?

fsmt281 week 8 forum and responses

Initiative 15 – Code Enforcement & Sprinklers

It’s no secret that a change for safety takes time.  While seat belts were used in aircraft as early as 1930, the first seat belt in a vehicle was offered in a 1956 Ford, but they were not standard until 1968.  Even though the fire sprinkler code was adopted in 1896, we are still wrestling with the requirement that sprinkler systems be installed in residential homes.  The 15th Initiative addresses both fire prevention code enforcement and promoting residential fire sprinklers.

After reading the required weekly readings, and reviewing the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives section regarding Code Enforcement & Sprinklers on the website Everyone Goes Home, write a post that achieves the following:

1. Please read the Case Study below and answer the following questions:

Case Study:  One night, Engine 265 gets dispatched to a residential fire alarm.  Most of the time these calls do not turn out to be much, but you are surprised to see white smoke from the front door and the family standing outside when you arrive.  The family tells your lieutenant that they were awakened by the fire alarm and that they could see smoke in the kitchen and hear water spraying in the basement as they escaped.  When you make it to the basement, you find a sprinkler head tripped over an office desk and computer.  It looks as though a fire originated in or near the computer, spreading to a bulletin board before it was quickly extinguished.  You place a couple of wedges in the sprinkler head and check the rest of the basement for fire extension.  It never dawned on you that homes in this area had this type of active protection.

     A. How effective is a sprinkler head at stopping the progress of a residential fire?
     B. Is it likely that other homes in the neighborhood are also protected by residential fire sprinklers?
     C. Who made the decision to install it, and why did they decide to do it?

Initiative 16 – Apparatus Design & Safety

Safety is an evolution.  Equipment seems to continue to become safer with each version.  New technologies and innovations are available that can significantly reduce the potential for injuries and deaths related to fire service apparatus and equipment failures or shortcomings.  It is important to understand and explore the technologies and innovations available today.  The 16th initiative ratifies the belief that no firefighter should die in the line-of-duty due to apparatus or equipment related issues.

After reading the required weekly readings, and reviewing the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives section regarding Apparatus Design & Safety on the website Everyone Goes Home, write a post that achieves the following:

1. Please read the Case Study below and answer the following questions:

Case Study:  Your firehouse has been looking forward to the arrival of a brand new Engine 265 for quite some time now.  It was delivered yesterday, and the salesperson is conducting training for all personnel.  Although you are impressed by the new apparatus, some of the more senior members are complaining about the brightly colored chevrons on the rear, the speed governor that keeps the pumper under 60 mph, and the new positive-latch SCBA brackets.

     A. Why were the old designs changed?
     B. Who designed these new safety features to Engine 265?
     C. How high does safety rank in the design of new equipment and apparatus?



A. How effective is a sprinkler head at stopping the progress of a residential fire? 

Sprinkler heads are very effective at stopping the progression of a residential fire. Sprinkler heads are sensitive to temperatures and activate early in the fires growth, as the case scenario describes, damage appears to be limited to the basement computer area.

B. Is it likely that other homes in the neighborhood are also protected by residential fire sprinklers? 

It is likely that other homes in the neighborhood contain sprinkler system since most were probably built around the same time. Most residential areas are constructed by the same company and crew subject to applicable codes at the time. 


C. Who made the decision to install it, and why did they decide to do it? 

State, local, contractor, and owner could have made the decision to install for code requirements, insurance purposes or peace of mind. Installation is relatively cheap using similar plumbing needed for bathrooms and showers and with little maintenance required. The product is not a hard sell for home builder/buyers. 

A. Why were the old designs changed? 

Old designs were changed to incorporate safety initiatives and devices that are developed from lessons learned and engineering data in accordance with other safety codes that could apply, such as the chevrons on the rear of the Engine, IAW ASTM D 4956-06 Standard Specifications Retro-Reflective Sheeting for Traffic Control. The systems and technology already exist, departments only need apply them.


B. Who designed these new safety features to Engine 265? 

The need for changes were identified by the NFFF in  2004 and made recommendations and initiatives based upon the findings. The U.S. Fire Administration released full guidance on how to improve departmental safety and requirements with FA-336: Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative. 


C. How high does safety rank in the design of new equipment and apparatus? 

Safety is now a primary concern for design engineers, buyers and users of the equipment. 


U.S. Fire Administration. (2008). Home Fire Protection: Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems Saves Lives. Emittsburg, Maryland.

U.S. Fire Administration. (2014). FA-336:  Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative. Emittsburg, Maryland.


A. How effective is a sprinkler head at stopping the progress of a residential fire?

I would say they are quite effective.  NFPA (n.d). provides solid data by sharing “If you have a reported fire in your home, the risk of dying decreases by about 85% when sprinklers are present” (Myths vs facts about home fire sprinklers.).

B. Is it likely that other homes in the neighborhood are also protected by residential fire sprinklers?

I would believe that other homes, if not all, would have a residential fire sprinkler system.  This would lead me to go around the neighborhood and find out if my beliefs were true.

C. Who made the decision to install it, and why did they decide to do it?

This could have been the cities decision if they adopted codes such as NFPA that mandated new residential construction to be equipped with sprinklers.  This could have also been a decision by the homeowner themselves if they preferred to have them installed when the home was built.

A. Why were the old designs changed?

Change in the idea of safety.  A conference I attended recently stated that NFPA 1901mandates the installation of chevrons on the rear of the apparatus.  The stripes must be red and either yellow, fluorescent yellow, or fluorescent yellow-green.

B. Who designed these new safety features to Engine 265?

The U.S. Fire Administration who have apparatus engineers that provided the data to the apparatus manufacturer.

C. How high does safety rank in the design of new equipment and apparatus?

Highly.  Recent classes that I have attended show that injuries/deaths of firefighters on apparatus happen due to the lack of using the installed safety devices.  New apparatus are equipped with buzzers that notify the driver/operator of someone not wearing a seat belt.  SCBA clips help with alleviating moving/unsecured objects within the cab.

Myths vs facts about home fire sprinklers. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Staying-safe/Safety-equipment/Home-fire-sprinklers/Fire-Sprinkler-Initiative/Take-action/Free-downloads/Myths-vs-facts

psyc431 week 8 forum responses



During this course, I have learned that psychological first aid is an in-depth process that cannot involve a cookie cutter plan for everyone. Each individual is impacted differently during an incident and treatment must be tailored to suit a myriad of needs. As such, mental health care professionals play a significant role in emergency response and surveillance.

Additionally, I learned that stressors that impact one person may impact another differently, or not at all. Specifically, children and adolescents may be affected by stressors that an adult may not even see; as they have failed to build an understanding of the situation and have underdeveloped coping skills.

Finally, I have learned that people can be impacted by an event, even if they were not personally involved in the event. Through multiple mediums, such as news reporting and social media, people can develop psychological and physiological health problems despite not being personally involved.

This class has afforded me the opportunity to look inward and see how I perceive emergency response and those impacted by the event from a mental health standpoint. Utilizing this information, I will be able to provide better support to victims and other emergency responders and be acutely aware as to why people do what they do during and after response.  As for other courses, I have already used this information to assist in answering public health during an emergency forum questions.

If I could pick just one thing that the world would be well served to better understand about the psychology of disaster, it would be that preparation is key. I chose this because we cannot choose when or where a disasters will strike, nor can we avoid the fact that they are simply a part of life. As such, waiting to see what happens when they do is a monumental failure. Proper education and support can lead to greater mental health resiliency and will do well to avoid many issues altogether as well as give a fighting chance to the unfortunate victims.



The three primary take-aways that added to my understanding of the psychology of disaster would have to include: the perception and personalized response of a traumatic event to different people, the need and importance of critical infrastructure, and the impact on first responders. People perceive events and experiences very differently. As such, they internalize and personalize those experiences and their responses to the event in very different ways. What one person may see, hear, experience, and perceive, could be drastically different than the person standing next to them. This creates the need for tailored responses to disasters, as opposed to a standardized one-size-fits all model that could create secondary trauma. I never really considered the significant importance of critical infrastructure and the role it plays in disaster response. Even when I lived in Florida during multiple hurricanes, I knew the infrastructure could withstand hurricane impacts, but looking at Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria (my week 7 project), I didn’t realize how fragile everyday life truly is and how much we rely on creature comforts. Finally, the impact of disaster response on first responders is something that is personal to me, but having to dig into it during this course provided context and further meaning behind the why and how of this phenomena.

My current position within the NSA and Intelligence community provides me immediate application of this course’s lessons. As I continue in my career to help people who are dealing with disaster-related trauma and similar scenarios, the principles and information I’ve been able to glean from course materials will be invaluable, both educationally and professionally.

If I could pick just one thing that the world would be well served to better understand about the psychology of disaster, it would be the importance of lessons-learned from prior disasters. I chose this because the world has endured many disasters, similar in nature. Having the information and after-action lessons-learned is the first step and is often accomplished, but the application of those lessons sometimes falls short. Governments would do well to set aside their ego(s) and live up to their oath to protect their citizens. Ensuring safe environments to live, work, and thrive are extremely important and can protect against catastrophic loss in the wake of a disaster.



Identify and describe three take-aways from the course that added to your understanding of the psychology of disaster.

Three takeaways from the course that helped me learn and understand the psychology of a disaster are: First Responder PTSD, mental health importance, and the effects of disasters on communities.  First Responders are out law enforcement police officers, paramedics, firefighters and military members who go out and respond to disasters by saving lives. What people don’t realize is that First Responders experience a form of PTSD due to what they witness when saving a life.  Nothing is worse for some First Responders than seeing parents lose their children. It takes a great deal of help from mental health professionals to help them as PTSD ruins marriages, causes aggressive and abusive behavior, etc. The importance of mental health is a double-edged sword.  On one hand, it has become mainstream and take a lot more serious than before.  On the other hand, people have used it as an excuse to commit heinous crimes against others.  Either way, therapists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals owe it to their patients to properly manage their trauma. Disasters can take a large toll on communities, especially in instances such as natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina or Irma.  Due to the damage caused, communities were ravaged and many people were left without homes.

How do you believe you will make use of your new knowledge in future courses and in your present or future career?

I am stationed with a SEAL Team and I think what I’ve learned with this course is perfect timing.  I can now have a deeper understanding of what they may be experiencing when I deploy with them, beyond the level of understanding of a mere deployment on a ship, squadron or SEABEE unit.   These guys are the cream of the crop when it comes to first responders to defend our country and now I can use what I’ve learned to do my part, not as a mental health professional, which I am not, but as a fellow comrade within my troupe, I can be more aware.

As you do in many courses, complete the following sentence to demonstrate the “most” important element of the psychology of disaster.

If I could pick just one thing that the world would be well served to better understand about the psychology of disaster, it would be the long term affects of trauma. I chose this because we tend to focus on the matter at hand and maybe the next few months.  We have become somewhat numb to disasters and moving forward, we need to revisit these disaster areas more frequently, more specifically with things that happen on a regular.  The media has to be more responsible in disseminating the information to the masses, as their personal agenda does little to benefit the survivors.