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Business

Technical Writing in the Workplace

Technical communications is a branch of business communications which involves several disciplines that work in unison to convey complex information for the purpose of accomplishing a specific goal. Technical communicators are people who study and provide information on technical products or processes then direct the information to the target audience via various media forms. The work of technical writers is not only relevant to industries whose final products are complex in nature; they also assist other industries in design, product support, production, and sales (Larson et al. 88).

To succeed in the field of technical communications, technical writers must appeal to the collaborative nature of the profession. Technical writers work with people from other professions like engineers, quality control, logistics, designers, analysts, sales, and customer service. Upon completion of the data gathering stage, technical writers then deliver the information using a plethora of channels. The media options include but are not limited to printed materials, websites, e-books, social media, presentations, meetings, audio, and video. The choice of media depends on the target demographic. As millennials are commonly tech savvy compared to the earlier generations, they are likely to be reached using social media, e-books, and websites. Older generations read more print media compared to millennials making print media a viable choice for them (Larson et al. 88).

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Nursing

Compilation: The Advanced Practice Nurse

In the United States there are over 267,000 advanced practice registered nurses (APRN”S) representing a dynamic, powerful force in our healthcare system. The advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is a nurse with extended education in post-graduate education in nursing; prepared with advanced clinical and didactic education, skills, knowledge, and scope of practice in nursing. APRN’s play a vital, pivotal role in the future of healthcare as direct care; nurse practitioner’s (NP’s), clinical nurse specialists (CNS’s), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA’s), or certified nurse midwives (CNM’s); and have a master’s, post-masters, or doctoral degree in their nursing specialty. Other APRN roles are; nurse educators (considered as direct care), and nurse informaticists, and nurse administrators (considered as indirect care). At South University, I am enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) RN to MSN program. Here in is a compilation for this course (Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse); a contrast and comparison of the roles of the NP, nurse informaticist, nurse educator, and nurse administrator related to primary care, clinical practice, administration, education, and research; an examination of my specialty NP role with regulatory and legal requirements for the state of Florida and Michigan, professional organizations, required competencies and certification, and a predicated organizational setting of where I will work as a NP; and my determined leadership style, attributes with attainment and evaluation of missing attributes, a health policy issue identified from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with literature review of current policy, needed change and process, and how I would lead the change that would effect healthcare quality (“American Nurses Association, n.d.), (“National Council of State Board of Nursing”, n.d.).

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English

The Sheepish Behavior of Individuals

In an American social context, individualism is clearly praised as one of the highest of all social values. The American Dream itself is constructed on the notion that an individual, unfettered by anyone but him or herself, can achieve desires, the only limitation being personal weakness and failure to seize the opportunities provided by the country. In popular culture, individualism is portrayed as a way of becoming one’s unique and authentic person, branding oneself in a certain way and doing whatever one feels like, as some assertion of the unique “I” that is our true being. Individualism is thus a type of philosophy that immediately sets it against its opposite, some type of conformity, some type of community ultimately, to which the individual stands against. However, the careful reader will note that, perhaps above all in an American context, individualism is one of the most socially dominated and engineered terms we have. This is because this term itself is used to support a system that is both capitalistic and materialistic: it is a term that ultimately itself becomes part of a larger social context, as the individual, thinking individualism is what matters, really is a sheep perpetuating the greater social system at large, and, in particular a capitalist and consumerist ideology that always measures a society in terms of the “I.”

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Other

Business Assignment

PEST Analysis of Apple

The following is an analysis of the external environment of Apple Inc focusing on the political, economic, social and technological factors affecting its operations.

Political Analysis

Apple does not only supply its products around the globe, but it is highly dependent on countries that offer low-cost manufacturing like China. Political unrest and social issues are usually responsible for changing market structures. It may specifically lead to increase in production costs in China affecting Apple’s costs of operation. Political unrest in the United States, where Apple Inc. is based, has been on the rise with calls to cut Chinese imports in a bid to grow American manufacturing industry.

Economic Analysis

Apple is known for its production of higher-end consumer goods to mean the company may be impacted negatively especially now that middle-income earners in the United States and the world across are stagnant. Financial stagnation from users end will make them consider cheaper options to cope with the situation.

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Creative Writing

Creative Writing: My Favorite Painting

The painting was painted in Italy. The painting shows a modern woman who is walking alone in the rain with an umbrella from the back. The woman can be said to be modern due to the type of cloths that she is wearing and the type of shoes in her feet. The woman is wearing a bold red dress and black shoes and carrying a white umbrella.  Red dress is a bold statement showing that one is very confident. The lady in the photo seems very confident as she is wearing a figure hugging short red dress with black high-heeled shoes. She certainly knows and understands how to dress her body. The fact that she is not looking back, shows that she is walking away from something and never going back to it.  The woman also appears to be curvy and not afraid to show those curves to the world. She looks like an empowered woman who understands herself and does not require validation from the world. Her face cannot be seen and this gives the person looking at the photo the freedom to imagine anyone in that position. It gives freedom to the people to be more imaginative.

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Business

The Role of Effective Communications in the Workplace

Communication in the workplace refers to a relay of information between one person and another or groups within the Organization. It is achieved through the use of text messages, verbal communication, notes, memos, voicemails, and regular mails. This paper posits to look into how barriers to communication can impact upon an individual and a team when meeting an organization’s goals and objectives while also taking the strategies available to assist in overcoming them into consideration.

Communication is an important factor of consideration in any organization to achieve success. It has to be effective to meet the required objectives although companies face some barriers in such situations. The majority of the employees in an organization think that communication is simple, but they fail to account for the potential obstacles that make it difficult and frustrating (Genevieve, 2007).

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Other

Microwave vs. Conventional Oven Cooking

The earliest ovens date back to the around 29,000 BC and through centuries of cooking with earth, ceramic, masonry, cast iron, and other materials, today we have two main ovens – the microwave and the conventional oven. The conventional oven was invented in the late 19th century while the microwave oven was not invented until the late 1940s by Percy Spencer. Percy discovered the key to how a microwave works while playing with electricity and accidentally melted a chocolate bar. The microwave became popular in the 1970s.

Both ovens can be used for heating but have very different purposes. The microwave saves time and energy because it cooks food immediately. It is most common in convenience cooking while the conventional oven is better for baking and browning.