Project Milestone

Project Milestone

Assignment: Final Project Milestone 4: Policy Alternative

As an astute social worker and professional policy advocate, once you have selected and identified a social problem, you begin the process of creating and implementing a policy that addresses that social problem. One of the first things you do in the implementation process is an analysis of the social policy you identified. There is always the possibility that the policy created and implemented to address the social problem you identified is not viable for a variety of reasons.

In this case, you must explore a policy alternative.

In Part 4 of your ongoing Social Change Project assignment, you will identify a policy alternative to better alleviate the social problem you identified.

To Prepare:

  • Review the article by McNutt in the Learning Resources this week.
  • Review your previous Final Project Milestone Assignments and your Instructor feedback. Consider the following:
    • Identification of a Social Problem (Week 2)
    • Issue Statement (Week 4)
    • Identification of a Policy (Week 4)
    • Social Advocacy Proposal (Week 6)
  • Based on your work to date, including your insights into the selected social problem, careful analysis of a policy, and goals for advocacy, identify a policy alternative that would work to better alleviate the social problem while mitigating adverse impacts for the relevant populations.
  • Search for and select at least five scholarly articles to support your selection and review of a policy alternative.


a 4-page paper that addresses the following:

  • What is the policy alternative?
  • What, if any, change(s) in the policy alternative are necessary, and where will they need to occur (local or state)?
  • Is this policy alternative congruent with social work values? Explain.
  • What is the feasibility of the alternative policy (political, economic, and administrative)?
  • Does the policy alternative meet the policy goals (e.g., social equality, redistribution of resources, social work values, and ethics)?
  • What are the forces that are for the policy? What are the forces that are against the policy?
  • What policy advocacy skills can be used to support the policy alternative?
  • How does the policy alternative affect clinical social work practice with clients?
  • What changes could be made in the policy to support the needs of clients seeking clinical services?

Be sure to incorporate at least five scholarly articles you found using standard APA format.

Is Social Work Advocacy Worth the Cost? Issues and Barriers to an Economic Analysis of Social Work Political Practice

John McNuttFirst Published October 27, 2010

Political Activities of Social Workers: Addressing Perceived Barriers to Political Participation.

Rocha, C., Poe, B., & Thomas, V. (2010). Political Activities of Social Workers: Addressing Perceived Barriers to Political Participation. Social Work55(4), 317–325.



Outline Of Science And Society Section

Outline Of Science And Society Section

What do you need to do?
* Review the video and link related to writing outlines.

* In your textbook, go to the section titled Science and Society

* Type a rough outline of this section. Use a clear and logical format–introduction, followed by the sub-sections.

* Fill out the outline by recalling the information you have read. When necessary polish by looking back at the text.

* Note that you are just doing one section–not the whole chapter.
* There’s no video included it’s just a video that shows you how to outline.

One effective way to do this is to outline the sections, one at a time, within each chapter.

Instead of reading the whole chapter at once, take it one section at a time. A section is a chunk of information, usually under a heading. Breaking your reading up into chunks makes it much easier to digest the information.

Once you have read a section, close your book and fill in the key points on the outline you made before you started. Working from memory will help make sure you paid attention to what you were reading and helps you recall the information later when studying.

Repeat this process for all of the sections in your assigned reading, until you have a complete set of notes.

Write in the margins or use sticky notes to add extra information to your notes. Write down questions you would like to ask your teacher, key terms and concepts to remember, ideas and connections, and review questions for studying.

Avoid the following:

Writing information from the textbook word-for-word doesn’t encourage you to think about what you have read. Writing down ideas in your own words ensures you understand the information from the textbook.

A common note-taking mistake is writing down every tiny detail from the textbook. Writing too much information in your notes is time-consuming and makes it hard to take away key ideas.

On the other hand, not writing enough detail may not help you remember the information, making studying later on much more difficult. Focus on the key takeaways and make sure to write down important terms or concepts.

The material outlined in this link Chp 1 and 2 is an example keep in mind this is taken from a book organized differently than The Good Earth: dying.


Social Problem

Social Problem

Sociology Paper on a Social Problem

Topical Paper : you are required to write one 4-8-page paper on a social problem of your choice. In short, you need to analyze the problem via the sociological theory you find most compelling and offer a helpful policy suggestion. What constitutes an academic source? Essentially, it must be authored by someone with an advanced degree in a peer-reviewed publication.


You must also cite at least 5 outside sources (i.e., preferably academic/scholarly journals) to support your viewpoint.

APA format

Case Study

 Memo Case Study

Case Requirements:

Petrobras Board of Directors has hired to you to assess the company’s cost of capital and asks you to address the following questions in your memo.

  1. Explain what is meant by the term “Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC)” and why the term should be of importance to the Board.
  2. Explain the difference between “sovereign spread” and “currency risk”. Does the sovereign spread compensate for currency risk?
  3. Explain if the investor perception of Brazil has an impact on the calculation of Petrobras cost of capital. (Explain your answer in relation to the cost of capital from an equity and debt perspective)
  4. Explain if the cost of capital is a relevant factor in the competiveness and strategy of Petrobras. (a simple yes or no is not sufficient – you need to explain your answer


Address your response of the Petrobras Board of Directors. The due date for this case to be submitted as a memo or letter communication to the aforementioned parties.

 Newspaper Article

   Newspaper Article

Introduction to American Government

Short Writing Assignments Instructions

 During the course of the semester, students are required to submit a short writing assignment in which you summarize and analyze a newspaper article on a political issue.  The Short Writing Assignment will be 20% of the course grade.  Students have access to newspapers online through ProQuest on the, including the following major newspapers: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal.

Please Note:

You do not have to use ProQuest if you have other access to newspaper articles.

The writing assignment should be between 1-2 pages double-spaced.  The first half of the paper should be a summary of the newspaper article’s main points.  The second half of the paper should be your analysis of the newspaper article.  Your analysis can take many different forms: Do you agree or disagree with the article’s main points, and why?  How will this political issue affect the United States?  Will a new law make a positive or negative change to American politics?

You also must cite the article you use to get full credit:

Citation Format:

Author’s Last Name, Author’s First Name.  Article Year.  “Title of Article,” Name of

Newspaper, Article Date.

Example of Citation:

Davis, Eric. 2016. “Congress Looks to Pass New Immigration Law,” New York Times,

September 17, 2016.

Note: You just need to cite the article, not provide a link to the article.  Also, a link to the article is not a substitute for the citation.  You must have a citation to get full credit.

The paper should be double-spaced, in Times New Roman font, with 1-inch margins all around.  Papers should be uploaded in PDF or Microsoft Word format to Canvas. You will upload the Short Writing Assignment under the “Assignments” page under “Short Writing Assignment.”

 Additional Instructions:

  1. You do not have to use ProQuest.
  2. You don’t have to use the major newspapers listed above. However, it must be a reputable newspaper, not a blog.
  3. Cite the article you use. You don’t need to use a specific citation format. Just include the  basic information about the article: Author, Title, Date of article, Newspaper.

 A short writing assignment in which you summarize and analyze a newspaper article on a political issue.

– Must be a credible source.

–  Must cite the article you use to get full credit

–  1-2 pages double-spaced




Film Analysis

Film Analysis

Film Analysis : you are required to write a 2-5-page paper on one film. You are expected not only to summarize, but also to analyze the film via relevant sociological theory and concepts.


Film is: Kinsey (2004)


Health Assessment

Health Assessment

Conduct a health history on a family member or friend. You can use the form located in your Health Assessment lab manual book or from Week Two classroom assignment. You do not need to submit the health history form with your paper. Be sure they give you permission. Using the interviewing techniques learned in Module 2, gather the following information. Use your textbook as your guide.

  • Present Health
  • Past Medical Health
  • Family History
  • Review of Systems

While this is only a partial health history, summarize in 3 -5 pages the information you gathered.

Include your answers to the following questions in the summary:

  1. Was the person willing to share the information? If they were not, what did you do to encourage them?
  2. Was there any part of the interview that was more challenging? If so, what part and how did you deal with it?
  3. How comfortable were you taking a health history?
  4. What interviewing techniques did you use? Were there any that were difficult and if so, how did you overcome the difficulty?
  5. Now that you have taken a health history discuss how this information can assist the nurse in determining the health status of a client.


Your assignment needs to be completed in APA format & have accurate spelling and grammar. There is an APA template located in the library.


Patient Safety Culture Pamphlet

 Patient Safety Culture Pamphlet

Create a pamphlet using any type of publisher software you choose to educate clients on a current patient safety issue. Make brochure!! With pictures

For example:

  • How aging adults can care for themselves at home
  • Medication–polypharmacy and how a patient cannot make a self-medication error,
  • Or other appropriate safety issues.

If you have a question about a specific topic, check with your instructor. It is recommended that you save your pamphlet as a PDF for submission.

Your pamphlet must include the following items:

  1. At least five tips for preventive care for the patient.
  2. Information that should be shared with family or caregivers.
  3. Local resources in the community that might be available for this type of safety concern.
  4. At least three APA-formatted references published within the last five years.

Retail Strategy

Retail Strategy


This assignment works best with a whiteboard/paper and a number of markers.

Challenge: Brainstorm a quick list of retailer categories you are familiar with, such as bookstores, convenience stores, after market shops (for customizing cars, coffee shops, pet stores, clothing boutiques, gift shops, etc.). Now choose one retailer category of your choice from that list and come up with your own store. You are tasked to:

  • determine the target customers
  • decide on the three top merchandise categories
  • sketch the layout of the store on a section of the whiteboard/paper
  • develop one free service to add value for customers
  • name your store

Tasks to Complete:

  1. In a minimum of 200 words:
  2. In addition to your response, scan and upload a sketch of your store layout by attaching it as a picture or file.

Strategies And Activities

Strategies And Activities

When teaching students to comprehend and summarize text, teachers can use a variety of activities before, during, and after reading to help students understand elements within a plot. Utilizing appropriate strategies that incorporate summarizing skills helps to increase students’ reading comprehension skills.

Use the “Reading Comprehension Template” to complete this assignment.

Part 1: Strategies

Research and summarize,  a minimum of five strategies for teaching adolescent students with deficits in their reading comprehension skills. Identify the conditions under which the chosen strategies are intended to be delivered (e.g., content area, class setting, required resources, if intended for a specific type of disability).


Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.

Part 2: Activity

Identify a group of 2-3 eighth grade students, using the “Class Profile,” who would benefit from additional instruction on reading comprehension skills.

Identify a text appropriate to use with the small group identified. You may use Appendix B of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards to help you determine an appropriate text for the lesson.

outline summarizing three activities to reinforce reading comprehension and summarizing skills, utilizing the identified text. Incorporate at least three of the strategies from Part 1 into your activities.

Part 3: Rationale

Rationalize your instructional decisions in Part 2 of this assignment. Explain how the identified strategies and activities enhance the language development of adolescents with deficits in their reading comprehension skills. Cite the “Class Profile” where appropriate.


In 250-500 words