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Write a solid introductory paragraph stating your thesis and identifying the critical infrastructure you selected from unit

Write a solid introductory paragraph stating your thesis and identifying the critical infrastructure you selected from Unit
IV’s assignment.
Examine and identify cyber threats (insider, outsider, etc.) that could affect the critical infrastructure.
Create a cyber awareness plan for employees working at the critical infrastructure facility.
Express any legal or ethical issues that may help or prevent cybersecurity.
Create a cybersecurity strategy for protecting the infrastructure.
Explain strategies and policies that managers can implement to increase cybersecurity.

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Are you planning to compare and contrast those arguments with a second book or with one or more of the other sources you have consulted?

Instructions:
For the past two months, you have been researching, annotating, and writing short essays on the ideas and materials that are to become part of your final research paper. This assignment asks you to put together that work in a “messy rough draft” of 3,000-5,000 words. Here are some guidelines for preparing that draft:
Review your Research Project Worksheet, if you have been using it. It’s likely that much of your first draft has already been written right there. Use that material as a starting point for preparing your draft:
*Write an introduction that includes an interesting opening paragraph, along with a description of the topic and your interest in it.
*State your thesis and argument.
*Develop the body of your paper.
The paper requires use of at least one scholarly book. You have been asked to select a book and create an annotation about it in M4 Assignment 1: Annotating a Book. Think now about how that book fits with other sources you have located for prior assignments as well as the Collaborative Bibliography project. Does the book and its author’s arguments play a key role in supporting (or refuting) your argument? Are you planning to compare and contrast those arguments with a second book or with one or more of the other sources you have consulted? Describe the book in more detail than you provided in the annotation as well as how it fits into your overall paper.
Go back to your written assignments from modules 2 and 3. Decide where the writing you did on those assignments fits into the overall project, and incorporate that writing into your draft, adding detail and editing as needed.
Review the annotations in the Collaborative Annotated Bibliography Project. Are there sources your classmates have shared that you would like to consider incorporating into your project? Locate the sources and read them over quickly. Add your notes to your draft, editing as needed.
At this point, you might not have come up with a conclusion or thoughts on further research. Now is the time to begin considering those aspects of the paper. Re-read your notes as well as your draft. Jot down some preliminary ideas and draft a preliminary statement on further research you or others might do as well as a conclusion.
If you have not been using the Research Paper Worksheet, you can still draw on your previous assignments for guidance.
*Think about which of your previous assignments might be useful for the beginning of your essay and which might best comprise the middle.
*Create a new document and place these assignments into that document, one after the other. Save your file and then read all of the work together, taking notes as you go. You might find yourself moving some paragraphs around, and rephrasing some sentences that repeat one another. Be sure to save all the changes you make, as you go forward.
Your drafts should include the following:
*An appropriate title for your project.
*A bibliography at the end of the paper that lists in alphabetical order by author, the sources you used in your paper. You can use a sample paper from the ESC Library that has been formatted in Chicago style as a guide for preparing your bibliography.
*Citations in the paper that indicate precisely the source of the ideas, arguments, and other thoughts you drew on to develop your paper.
A word on length
Keep in mind that the final research paper you submit is to be approximately 4,000 words. This assignment offers a range of 3,000 to 5,000 words as one means of helping you determine how far along in the research and writing process you are.
Do remember to keep your writing tight and succinct. While it is better to have more research material than you might need, it is not better to have more words than you might need to convey your points.
And finally …
Have fun with this assignment. You have worked hard to research the historic roots of a current issue that interests you, and now is the time to prepare the first draft that others will get to review. Research is a shared process, like civic engagement. Your original work is contributing new knowledge that others will want to read.

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Is this a valid assessment of reagan and his presidency?

Discussion #12: Assessing Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, has been described as having had a very engaging personality. Even people who disagreed with his policies, found themselves drawn to his attractive and carefully honed public image. Surrounded by tough, energetic administrators who insulated him from many of the pressures of the office, he seemed to offer general guidance but not make specific decisions. His presidency was also mired in a series of scandals, but the most damaging was the Iran-contra scandal. After a series of investigations and congressional hearings, the White House conceded that it had sold weapons to the revolutionary government in Iran, and used some of the money to illegally aid the Contras in Nicaragua. This was in direct violation of the Boland Amendment.
In order to prepare for this discussion forum:
Review and identify the relevant sections of Chapter 31 that support your discussion.
Review material on this site on the Reagan administration Links to an external site..
After you have completed your readings post your response to only one of the following questions
1. In 1983, Democratic Congresswoman Pat Schroeder described Reagan’s presidency as “Teflon-coated,” because scandals surrounding his presidency seem to have no effect on his individual popularity. Is this a valid assessment of Reagan and his presidency?
2.Should Reagan (or the policies of any past presidents) be credited with the collapse of world communism, or was the end of the Cold War more a result of internal developments within the Soviet Union and the nations it dominated?
In order to earn the full 100 points (100%) for this assignment, you must:
Directly and completely answer at least ONE question. Please make sure that you clearly indicate which question you have chosen to discuss.
Clearly and accurately explain your answer based on factual information contained in the assigned readings. (80 points)
Students must respond to at least one fellow student’s posting explaining the reason(s) for their agreement or disagreement, with the arguments that have been presented, in order to get full credit for the discussion. (20 points)
When posting your response to a fellow student’s comment, please try whenever possible, to select the question that you did not address for your discussion.
Make sure that all statements are supported with facts from the reading selections.

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Evaluate the motivations men had during the civil war to actually engage in battle according to mcpherson.

For Cause and Comrades by James M. McPherson: you have a choice between two different questions. Each question will require you to provide examples from the novel using correct citations in Chicago formatting. You may use other sources in addition to the book, but you MUST use the book to answer your question.
Your work must be a minimum of 500 words in Chicago style and formatting, including a Chicago Manual of Style title page. Keep in mind, 500 words is a minimum, but this may not be enough for you to truly answer the question. Use the Chicago Manual of Style for style and citation. Use “Notes and Bibliography” style citations, with footnotes, not endnotes.
Footnotes need to have pages.
Choice #1: The Civil War was an arduous fight. Men were surrounded by death and lacked basic necessities for long periods of time. Yet, men continued to stay and fight. Discuss the sustaining forces behind the continued service of men during the Civil War. You must have at least 3 examples from the book to support your discussion. (Definition of discuss: to consider or examine by argument, comment, etc.; talk over or write about, especially to explore solutions; debate)
Choice #2: Just because a man has enlisted does not necessarily mean that he is willing to fight and possibly die. Evaluate the motivations men had during the Civil War to actually engage in battle according to McPherson. You must include at least 3 examples from the book to support your evaluation. (Definition of evaluate: to judge or determine the significance, worth, or quality of; assess)

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“intelligence collection and information sharing within the united states.”

This Essay will be answering my question in the following way: explaining the whole historical context as a first main body paragraph, and then later, I was going to relate it to the present in the following paragraph. I was not planning on directly jumping in without giving the detailed history of the First Amendment and the evolution of Freedom of Speech. Justtry to make sure the historical and contemporary analysis relate to eachother.
Sources:
Wright, Lawrence, and George Packer. “The Agent.” The New Yorker, 3 July 2006, https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/07/10/the-agent.
“Unclassified Statement of DCI George Tenet before the Congressional Joint Inquiry on 9/11: June 18, 2002.” Federation of American Scientists Intelligence Resource Program, https://irp.fas.org/congress/2002_hr/061802tenet.html.
“National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States.” Great Seal of the United States, https://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report_Ch11.htm.
Thompson, Larry D. “Intelligence Collection and Information Sharing within the United States.” Brookings, Brookings, 28 July 2016, https://www.brookings.edu/testimonies/intelligence-collection-and-information-sharing-within-the-united-states/.
Attached below is the prospectus that should be used as a guideline to write the essay

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Students must have (8) eight cited sources.

Be able to explain who “you” think is the Greatest President of the 20th Century. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
Students must have (8) Eight Cited Sources.
• Only (2) two sources can be from the Internet.
• (2) two sources have to be Primary Sources.
• (3) three sources have to come from books, text, historical
based, etc.
• (1) Lecture and/or DVD can be used as Source
• Use Chicago Style for sources citation and student must use
Chicago Style
Footnotes

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Questions should be multiple choice with 4 possible answers, no more and no less, and those questions should be based only on the material in the chapters found in the textbook.

Students will compose 5 multiple choice questions based on the information from the weekly reading. Questions should be multiple choice with 4 possible answers, no more and no less, and those questions should be based only on the material in the chapters found in the textbook. As part of this, students must identify the correct answer by highlighting it and they must provide a citation, including the chapter, paragraph, and page number where they found the information to write the question. Your questions MUST reflect content from the entirety of each chapter, you should have no more than one question that asks about dates, and your questions must be appropriately numbered.
https://www.reimaginerpe.org/20years/alexander

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Summarize your thesis and your argument

Essay must answer WHY not simply HOW the Great War lasts for more than four years. This is a broad question that gives a lot of latitude to answer. Must make an argument to defend a thesis, using all legitimate and available resources at disposal.
Structure of Essay:
1. Introduction
a. Thesis
b. Essay Structure
2. Historiography
a. Brief Discussion about sources
3. Background
a. Give Reader an overview of the history, secondary sources, survey the history
4. Interpretation
a. make the argument, prove it with primary sources
b. Demonstrate the thesis to prove your argument
5. Conclusion
a. Summarize your thesis and your argument
Minimum Source Requirements:
– 2 books (it may be Stokesbury)
– 5 scholarly articles (may use those that I have already read and summarized)
– 5 primary sources (BYU website is the best place to get these materials: https://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Main_Page)
I will hire once I get sources approved by insructor. Cannot hire unless they are approved.

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Thesis expresses an opinion

Thesis expresses an opinion
supported by evidence.
Ideas expressed in discussion
posts include original
thought, substantial depth,
and are relevant to the
history described in the
lectures and readings.
Viewpoint shows strong
logical thinking, reasoning,
and analysis with evidence
and examples. Construction
of new meaning and insights
are evident.
Strong, direct connections
are made to course materials
(lectures, media, resources,
etc.) and are clearly stated.
Discussion posts are well
written and clearly
articulated using standard
English, characterized by
elements of a strong writing
style with correct grammar,
punctuation, usage, and
spelling.

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Which group, in your view, was more deeply interested in business, the pilgrims or the puritans?

Which group, in your view, was more deeply interested in business, the Pilgrims or the Puritans? Take a position and defend it. THE LAST SENTENCE OF YOUR FIRST PARAGRAPH MUST BE YOUR THESIS STATEMENT. Then, move to the body of the paper, and explain the background of the group you have chosen to focus on. For example, if you say the Pilgrims were more deeply interested in business than the Puritans, your paper will mainly explain the background of the story of the Pilgrims. Do remember to have a clear focus on dates: Tell when each group had come to North America. All essays should have a succinct conclusion paragraph to end the essay.