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Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

PROMPT: READ ONLY THE FIRST 4 PAGES OF THE STORY

Here are some guidelines that will help you with this assignment.
1) You should select a particular passage that you find compelling or strange for the way it relates to the text as a whole. This passage should be a few sentences at least but should not be more than 10 lines of prose. It should be consecutive.
2) Begin your assignment with the quoted passage at the top of this page. (This obviously does not count toward the word total you are aiming for).
3) When writing begin (or include somewhere) a brief account of what is happening to set up your reading of it — this should be a sentence or two. In providing this account you want to set up why you think it is significant.
4) Provide a reading of the passage that produces its significance at a particular moment in the text. What does that mean? As the course progresses (hopefully) how you understand the process of analyzing a text will progress as well. But, to get us going, here are some suggestions on how you might approach the text:
a. Why does this passage stand out as exemplary or confusing?
b. What does the passage attempt to do? Does it describe a place? Introduce a character? Galvanize the plot?
c. Does something get repeated? Omitted?
d. Does the tone depart from the rest of the novel?
e. Does a particular metaphor or some figurative language emerge as significant?
5) Your assignment should include, in addition to the proper heading:
a. The quoted text in block format at the top of the page (include page)
b. An analysis as outlined above
c. One or two unresolved (unresolvable) questions for further thought. Imagine these questions as prompts for a future essay.

 

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Writing a political commercial to be used for a fictional presidential candidate running for office.

Writing a political commercial to be used for a fictional presidential candidate running for office. 

 

For this assignment, write a 300-word political commercial to be used for a fictional presidential a candidate running for office. This will be a paid political commercial written as a script that a candidate will read in front of a camera to persuade viewers to vote for him or her. Pretend the candidate is reading the script from the teleprompter to make this commercial (See image of teleprompter). Be sure to include all four:

 

  1. Non sequitur
  2. Circular logic
  3. Hasty generalization
  4. Red herring

Think about the issue you want to discuss in the commercial, and consider how you will persuade the audience to align with your candidate on this issue. Make sure to choose the words, phrases, and ideas that will set a certain tone and play on one or two particular emotions in the audience. Ask yourself the following questions:

 

What will be the central issue of my candidate’s political platform?

What words or ideas can be used to appeal to the emotions of the audience when talking about these issues? 

What is the best way to persuade the audience?

 

Give the fictional candidate a large personality, and feel free to get creative

 

Brief – political commercial

 

 

 

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In what ways do normative values influence compliance (or non-compliance) in terms of international law?

In what ways do normative values influence compliance (or non-compliance) in terms of international law?

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Communications and Media

Communications and Media

 

Read the following:

ML. (2019, October 22). Eight Key Concepts of Media Literacy. Association for Media Literacy. https://aml.ca/resources/eight-key-concepts-media-literacy/

 

Kasten-Mutkus, K. (2021, January 20). Digital composition, storytelling & multimodal literacy: What is digital composition & digital literacy? Stony Brook University Libraries. https://guides.library.stonybrook.edu/digital-storytelling

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Big Think. (2021, March 7). Skepticism: Why critical thinking makes you smarter | Bill Nye, Derren Brown & more | Big Think [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9CcdjEqUag  (14:46)

 

 

1. Who created this message?

 

2. Why is this message being sent?

 

3. How did it get my attention?

 

4. How might someone different understand this message?

 

5. What values, lifestyles, and points of view are represented?

 

6. Which ones are left out?

 

 

 

 

 

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Streets in Bellevue is maintained by Public Works Division; “Street Maintenance.” Public Works administrators are planning the workforce of this division for next year. Labor hour requirements for the next year are 8,000, 14,000, 29,000, and 18,000, for quarters 1 to 4 respectively. Each of the current 15 workers in the workforce can contribute 500 hours per quarter. Overtime is limited to 20 percent of the regular-time capacity in any quarter. Subcontracting is not permitted.

Streets in Bellevue is maintained by Public Works Division; “Street Maintenance.” Public Works administrators are planning the workforce of this division for next year.  Labor hour requirements for the next year are 8,000, 14,000, 29,000, and 18,000, for quarters 1 to 4 respectively. Each of the current 15 workers in the workforce can contribute 500 hours per quarter. Overtime is limited to 20 percent of the regular-time capacity in any quarter. Subcontracting is not permitted.

Payroll costs are $7,000 in wages per worker for regular time worked up to 500 hours, with an overtime pay rate of $21 for each overtime hour. Although unused overtime capacity has no cost, unused regular time is paid at $14 per hour. The cost of hiring a worker is $3,500, and the cost of laying off a worker is $2,800.

 

QUESTION

 

Find a level workforce plan that uses overtime and the minimum amount of undertime (idle time for workers) possible

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