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Do the generic characteristics used impact reader expectations and experiences?

Choose one short story studied in Weeks 3 and 4 and provide a personal and scholarly interpretation of this short story in relation to its literary genre. Your interpretation will consider: • What characteristics of the literary genre are present in the short story? • Is your interpretation of the short story similar to what the author intended? Why or why not? • Do the generic characteristics used impact reader expectations and experiences? • Does the genre shape the meaning of the short story? When interpreting, refer directly to the short story itself (its language, themes, imagery, structure as examples) to better communicate why you have responded to the short story in the way that you have. You want to justify your interpretation by engaging with the literary….

As American society has grown more diverse, the conventional funeral service has become, for many, a thing of the past. Today, to accommodate the greater variety of religions practiced in the United States, funeral directors are offering a wider range of rituals to honor the dead.

As American society has grown more diverse, the conventional funeral service has become, for many, a thing of the past. Today, to accommodate the greater variety of religions practiced in the United States, funeral directors are offering a wider range of rituals to honor the dead. In addition, since there is no longer only one way to deal with the death of a loved one, families are now developing their own uniquely customized funerals. For example, they may choose to play a particular kind of music—classical, rap, folk, rock, or ethnic—during the funeral home’s visitation hours. All types of food and drinks, even alcoholic beverages, are served at the viewing or after the funeral service. Some families display collages of pictures or show a personally created slide show….

Develop a Simulink system that drives this characteristic curve with a sine wave signal and analyze the output signal.

Consider the following characteristic curve:

Develop a Simulink system that drives this characteristic curve with a sine wave signal and analyze the output signal. Experiment with various amplitudes of the sinusoidal input.

Consider the following “family of characteristic curves”:

Using the Lookup Table (2D) block design a Simulink system, which reads out the values at the points (x, x) with x ∈ [−1, 1] from the family of characteristic curves. In doing this, manipulate the family of characteristic curves with a suitably set From Workspace block. Compare the considerations involved in setting the characteristic family block Lookup Table (2D) with the three-dimensional plots in Section 1.2.5.

Is it reasonable to conclude that all protons in today’s universe will be gone by the time the universe is 1040 years old? Explain.

10100Years. Based on current understanding, the final stage in the history of a perpetually expanding universe would come about 10100 years from now. Such a large number is easy to write but difficult to understand. This problem investigates some of the incredible properties of very large numbers. a. The current age of the universe is around 1010 years. How much longer is a trillion years than this current age? How much longer is 1015 years? 1020 years? b. Suppose protons decay with a half-life of 1032 years. When will the number of remaining protons be half its current amount? When will it be a quarter of its current amount? How many half-lives will have gone by when the universe reaches an age of 1034 years? What fraction of the original protons will remain….

The use of games and simulations raises many questions about their use, the role of the teacher, the time and space required, which games are appropriate, evaluation procedures, and the benefits and drawbacks of using games

The use of games and simulations raises many questions about their use, the role of the teacher, the time and space required, which games are appropriate, evaluation procedures, and the benefits and drawbacks of using games. Little research is available on evaluating games and simulations and how teachers can be assisted in making their own games and simulations. a. Develop suggestions for creating new games and simulations for future pedagogical uses that emerge almost naturally from the study and use of existing ones. b. Present an outline of how to evaluate and design games and simulations in the populations of business, finance, and economics.

Use a search engine to discover coding schemes that already exist for ethnic group, family expenditure, industry group, socio-economic class and the like.

Use a search engine to discover coding schemes that already exist for ethnic group, family expenditure, industry group, socio-economic class and the like. To do this you will probably find it best to type the phrase ‘coding ethnic group’ into the search box. a Discuss how credible you think each coding scheme is with a friend. To come to an agreed answer pay particular attention to:

• the organisation (or person) that is responsible for the coding scheme;

• any explanations regarding the coding scheme’s design;

• use of the coding scheme to date.

b Widen your search to include coding schemes that may be of use for your research project. Make a note of the web address of any that are of interest.

To what extent do the indices differ in the changes in share prices they show? Why do you think this is?

With a group of friends, each choose a different share price index. Well-known indices you might choose include the Nasdaq Composite Index, France’s CAC 40, Germany’s Dax, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index (HSI), Japan’s Nikkei Index, the UK’s FTSE 100 and the USA’s Dow Jones Industrial Average Index.

a For each of the indices, find out how it is calculated and note down its daily values for a one-week period.

b Compare your findings regarding the calculation of your chosen index with those for the indices chosen by your friends, noting down similarities and differences.

c To what extent do the indices differ in the changes in share prices they show? Why do you think this is?

How does this compare with the wavelength spread of the theoretical resolved element say at 500 nm?

A spectrometer with a diffraction grating with a ruling of 600 lines mm−1 is used in second order. The grating is illuminated at an angle of 330 and the dispersed spectrum emerges along the direction of the normal to the grating. Calculate the reciprocal linear dispersion (RLD) when a camera of 0·5 m focal length is used. If the grating is 70 mm × 70 mm square, calculate the theoretical spectral resolving power of the instrument. If the system is used to record stellar spectra under atmospheric conditions such that the seeing disc is ∼10 arc sec, estimate the wavelength spread of each resolved spectral element if all the light from the star image is allowed to pass through the system. How does this compare with the wavelength spread of….

Make smooth transitions between the roles of speaker and listener.

Make smooth transitions between the roles of speaker and listener. When you are a student sitting in a lecture hall, you find it relatively easy to get into an effective listening frame of mind. Why? Because communication is essentially one-way: The teacher talks and you listen. But the teacherstudent dyad is not typical. In most work situations, you are continually shifting back and forth between the roles of speaker and listener. The effective listener, therefore, makes transitions smoothly from speaker to listener and back to speaker. From a listening perspective, this means concentrating on what a speaker has to say and practising not thinking about what you are going to say as soon as you get an opportunity.

By rephrasing what the speaker has said in your own words and feeding it back to the speaker, you verify the accuracy of your understanding.

Avoid distracting actions or gestures. The other side of showing interest is avoiding actions that suggest your mind is somewhere else. When listening, don’t look at your watch, shuffle papers, play with your pencil, or engage in similar distractions. They make the speaker feel that you are bored or uninterested. Maybe more important, they indicate that you are not fully attentive and may be missing part of the message that the speaker wants to convey. Paraphrase. Paraphrasing means restating what the speaker has said in your own words. The effective listener uses phrases such as “What I hear you saying is . . .” or “Do you mean . . . ?” Why rephrase what has already been said? Two reasons! First, it’s an excellent control device to check….