Business Plan Outline
Writing a business plan outline is a little different from writing an outline for an essay. You want to make sure that you have all of the parts, but you may not be structuring each part in the same way. That is why we are providing a blank template for a business plan outline. This will help you know what parts you need to include in your business plan outline and make sure that you have included all of the information you need, whether your business plan is being completed for coursework or as part of a business pitch for investors.
I. Executive Summary
B. Company and Management
E. Competitive advantages
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The High Incarceration Rate: A Significant Issue Faced by the Criminal Justice System
This paper examines the problem of the high rate of incarceration in America. This is a major challenge for the criminal justice system, as many people, families and communities suffer as a result of this high rate. It prevents individuals from improving their lives and can lead to the deterioration of families and neighborhoods. The paper discusses some of the policies that have been put in place in recent years to address this issue. It also discusses alternative solutions and how the rate could be brought down by way of decriminalization of drug use and the implementation of diversion programs or restorative justice programs.
The problem of the high incarceration rate is one that affects more than prisoners and the prison population. It affects communities as well as the economics and politics of the nation.…… [Read More]
Customized Theory of Human Learning and Development
The learning environment is characterized by the use of different theories and beliefs on what makes it the best and how people grow and develop. However, theories used by many education professionals are either not well-informed or clearly articulated. This implies that the development and use of a clearly-articulated and well-informed theory is critical toward enhancing the effectiveness of education professionals with respect to improving student learning, growth and development. As an educator, it is increasingly important to develop a customized learning theory for use within the classroom setting or learning environment. This process requires conducting research and implementing ideas that work best in the learning environment. This paper discusses my customized theory of learning and development based on theoretical perspectives of what is the best education from a Christian viewpoint.
Learning Theory and its Importance
As previously indicated, the modern education setting…… [Read More]
Research Paper Outline
Many students find writing an outline challenging. However, once you have mastered writing an outline, you can easily flesh it out to write a quality paper. In this article, we provide a template for a standard five-paragraph academic research paper outline, followed by an example of what the outline would look like for a research paper with a specific topic. Using these tools together, you can easily visualize how a research paper outline should appear.
A. Subtopic 1
B. Subtopic 2
C. Subtopic 3
II. Subtopic 1
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A. Compare and contrast the treatment of minority groups and their responses on the home front during World War II.
For the first time, African Americans began to be taken seriously. The Negro Soldier was released to cinemas during WW2 in an effort to draw blacks into Uncle Sam’s military. The promise of climbing the ranks—i.e., upward mobility—was something they were not used to in America. This appeal to blacks contrasted sharply with the way Germans and Asian Americans were treated during the war: both were heavily suspected as being traitors and spies in the U.S. Asian Americans on the West Coast were rounded up after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor—an attack which allowed Churchill to sleep “the sleep of the saved and thankful” (Chapter 1, n.d., p. 1) because he knew it would mean America would get into the war and save England. The Executive Order…… [Read More]
Hunger and the issue of food security vs. food insecurity represent two distinct issues in America. Hunger is the physical outcome of not having access to food. Food security refers to both the financial and social conditions that limit or restrict access to food for individuals or for a population overall (USDA, 2018). Food insecurity refers to the reduced quality or quantity of food available for all—i.e., quality food scarcity or disrupted diet patterns would qualify as food insecurity (USDA, 2018). The latter are typically due to economic situations, such as personal poverty. As Coleman-Jensen, Rabbit, Gregory and Singh (2018) show, approximately 1 in 8 Americans are food insecure, or roughly 40 million Americans, about a quarter of whom are children. The primary outcome of food insecurity is hunger at the individual level, which weakens one’s physiological condition. Thus, food insecurity is viewed as “a household-level economic and social…… [Read More]
In 2018, there were a total of 113 people who had been killed or injured in school shootings (Katsiyannis, Whitford, & Ennis, 2018). It is indicated that there have been more people who have been injured due to mass shootings in the United States in the past 18 years than those injured in the entire 20th century. This indicates that school shootings are no longer isolated occurrences but rather they form a part of a deadly epidemic that should be addressed. The best way to address this epidemic is to uncover its underlying root causes. There are numerous shootings that take place in American schools and shooting will only become a mass shooting if four or more people are killed. This number does not include the shooter. There has been a steady rise in the number of school shootings since 1979. In the 1980s the overall death toll from the…… [Read More]
Children are highly dependent on their parents because they are their sole providers. Parents' primary responsibility is to provide the basic needs - food, shelter and clothing - of their children. Therefore, parents shape the eating habits of children especially those under the age of 12 years. Generally, children are usually ready to learn how to eat new foods. They also observe the eating behavior of adults around them (Reicks, et al.). However, their eating behaviors evolve as they grow old. Numerous studies have identified factors that influence children eating behavior. They include living condition, access to food, number of caretakers or family members nearby, employment status, age, gender and health condition (Savage, et al.). This paper will estimate the effects that the above factors have on the eating habits of children.
The data for this project was compiled from various internet sources. All the statistical analysis was…… [Read More]
An auction is defined as an economic means that involves allocation of goods and creation of prices for these goods through bidding. Through this process, bidders form the prices of goods based on their individual valuations. However, auctions are designed carefully to encourage bidders to express their valuations for the product while discouraging collusion or cheating in order to maximize revenues. According to McAfee (2017), an auction can be considered as a method of price discovery or determining what an individual will pay for a product and who will get it. Auctions have existed for a long period of time and in different kinds depending on the specific goals of this economic mechanism. This paper examines different kinds of auctions as price discovery mechanisms and their use in different situations.
English and Dutch Auctions vs. Sealed-bid First Price and the Vickery Auctions
There are various kinds of auctions that are…… [Read More]
For decades, paraeducators have been contributing to special education by participating fully with general education teachers in the co-creation of inclusive classrooms. Paraeducators and other paraprofessionals working in education specialize in assistive services that improve the quality, standards, and outcomes of special education. Assistance with instructional design and content helps general education teachers become more adept in making adaptations and accommodations for students with special needs. The use of paraeducators in inclusive classrooms is strongly recommended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). However, the role of the paraeducator is not always clearly defined, leading to workplace conflict. The relationship between paraeducators and general educators may sometimes be strained due to the lack of role clarity and corresponding lack of coherent standards for becoming a paraprofessional in special education. An observation of a paraeducator working with sixth graders provides a case study insight into the roles and functions…… [Read More]
Positive and Negative Punishment
Because of their use related to value judgments, the terms “positive” and “negative” are frequently misconstrued. In the social sciences, the use of “positive” and “negative” often refer to the presence or absence of a variable, respectively. Thus, positive punishment refers to the introduction of a stimulus and negative punishment refers to the removal of a stimulus. Both positive and negative forms of punishment purportedly achieve the same goal of behavioral change: specifically the extinguishing of an undesirable behavior.
Positive punishment refers to the introduction of some adverse or uncomfortable stimulus. The subject chooses either to endure the stimulus and continue the behavior or to avoid the stimulus by ceasing the behavior. With negative punishment, something perceived of as pleasurable is removed or taken away. The subject chooses either to adapt to the absence of the pleasant variable or extinguishes a behavior in order to retrieve…… [Read More]
Private Security and the Law: International Use of Private Security in Support of U.S. Interests Abroad
To support U.S. interests abroad more and more resources have been diverted to private security as American military have been scaled back in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. But is the international use of private security in support of U.S. interests abroad justifiable or lawful? Certainly it is both—but then why the controversy among certain groups? The controversy among some constitutionalists and conservative circles is that private security defense contractors take the place of the military and thus put distance between the American public and the continuation of wars abroad, which the public is under the mistaken belief have ended. As Jennifer Elsea notes, “the use of private security contractors (PSCs) to protect personnel and property in Iraq and Afghanistan has been a subject of debate in the press, in Congress, and…… [Read More]
What exactly does it mean to be a ‘bad feminist?’ Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist is an amazing and insightful collection of numerous essays that cover a various topics. In essence, the essays offer a new and different perspective of the contemporary topic of gender inequality. In this text, I explore what it really means to be a ‘bad feminist’ in the context of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist. In so doing, I first briefly describe the popular notion of feminism and then proceed to provide the academic definition of feminism. This brief description offers the relevant background or basis for an evaluation of the meaning of bad feminism.
From the onset, it is important to note that the idea that most people today have of feminism is far from what Gay projects in Bad Feminist. For a while, the mental notion that most people have of feminism is that…… [Read More]
Why is Army Design Methodology (ADM) important to the operations process? How do you see your role in the ADM process as a future CSM/SGM?
ADM in the operations process
The ADM is a technique involving the application of innovative, critical thinking for understanding, visualizing, and describing new issues and means of resolving them (“ADP 5-0…” 2012). It encompasses interrelated thinking tasks which facilitate abstract planning and making decisions. ADM first frames the operational setting and related issues and, hence, assists staff members and commanders in considering the scenario more thoroughly. Such an understanding helps staff members and commanders come up with a better-informed strategy for dealing with or resolving issues identified. In the course of operations, ADM facilitates organizational learning by means of reframing — or more matured understanding which results in a novel perspective on issues or how to resolve them.
It is vital to identify and solve…… [Read More]
Health Care Data
Situation: A healthcare institution that makes use of an enterprise EHR system having multiple interfaces to other health information platforms.
Part 1: The kinds of data that would be kept in each system
There are various forms or types of data that would in this case be kept in each system. This would include patient management data, clinical data, laboratory data, billing data, etc. In essence, patient management data has got to do with not only the registration as well as admission of patients, but also the relevant discharge or transfer reports/statements and statistics. On the other hand, when it comes the clinical data, of essence would be data relating to clinical decision support. Next, laboratory data would be inclusive of feedback from lab machines. It is important to note that in this case, lab machines could be integrated with orders and billing to further…… [Read More]
Community Assessment: Atlanta
The purpose of this community assessment is to give an overview of the Atlanta community and its people. It provides a sense of the kinds of stores and businesses in the city and discusses the population’s accessibility to health care. The paper focuses mainly on the macro-perspective, thus only a general overview is provided here.
Community assessment is important because it can give a sense of the health and needs of the community (Wright, Williams & Wilkinson, 1998).
Atlanta is a large city—the 40th largest city in the U.S., with a population of over 480,000 people. However, in terms of GDP, it ranks no. 10 out of all U.S. cities with $276 billion revenue per year. And the Atlanta metropolitan area ranks even higher among the list of U.S. metropolitan areas: with 5.6 million people in the Atlanta metropolitan area, it is the 9th largest in the…… [Read More]
As the world has become more and more digitized, more and more young people are turning to the Internet for information, fun and socialization. Social media now serves as the most popular source or platform for young people when it comes to getting news information, sharing ideas, and communicating with others (Doster; Wood, Bukowski and Lis). They create their profiles, their followings, their list of people to follow. They cultivate a public image of themselves and even develop their own personal brands. They view social media as a virtual world to inhabit and develop while meanwhile neglecting their own personal development in the real world. As Sampasa-Kanyinga and Lewis show, teens who use social networking sites lack proper and appropriate psychological functioning: they cannot communicate well in face-to-face communications; they do not understand real world socialization; they become addicted to their mobile devices; and they feel inferior and lack…… [Read More]
Hinduism—Rituals (Life Rituals/Worship)
Dawn and dusk are the two most important times of the day for Hindu rituals. All rituals are concerned with moving from impurity to purity. Water is a common tool used to help wash away impurity during worship. This can be used during a ritualistic bathe, for example. The intention is to purify the body. Prayer at the shrine of a Hindu god is a normal form of worship. Puja (worship) can consist of making an offering to the gods, particularly on special days set aside for the gods. The practitioners will smear sacred ash on their foreheads after making puja to show they have made their devotions to the gods.
In Jainism, there is no God Creator or God Destroyer. There is only the perfect being—i.e., God the Perfect Being. Those who eliminate all their karmas and pass into a state of perfection become the…… [Read More]
The key difference between electronic records and paper health records is that while electronic records are availed to users electronically via a wide range of devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones; paper health records are presented in the traditional hard-copy format. In essence, both have their own downsides and the utilization of either calls for some trade-offs. To begin with, it should be noted that unlike paper health records (PHR), electronic health records (EHRs) come in handy in the further promotion of the confidentiality and safety of patient health information. This is particularly the case when deliberate measures are taken in this regard, i.e. via encryption and decryption as well as the utilization of firewalls (Kruse, Smith, Vanderlinden, and Nealand, 2017). On the other hand, PHR can easily be stolen or misplaced – effectively compromising the confidentiality of sensitive patient information/data. Secondly, in terms of ease of access and…… [Read More]
Outline Template: Social Media in Healthcare Essay
A. Healthcare uses for social media
B. Pros of using social media in healthcare
C. Cons of using social media in healthcare
D. Thesis: To use social media effectively, healthcare organizations need to ensure that information is accurate and useful.
II. First body paragraph: Using social media to inform the public.
A. Public health emergencies
B. Vaccinations and other information.
III. Second body paragraph: Marketing and engagement.
A. Client/patient engagement
B. Increasing compliance
C. Attracting new clients
IV. Third body paragraph: The future of social media in healthcare
A. Future of tele-health and e-medicine
B. Integrating social media with other platforms
C. Helping cut costs and reduce burden
D. Providing access to healthcare even in remote regions
A. Restating thesis: Social media has the potential to improve patient education and healthcare outcomes if it is used correctly.
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Outline Template: Jean Piaget Essay
A. Historical context of Piaget and why it is important to study the theories of Jean Piaget.
B. The importance of cognitive development and the concept of stages of development.
C. How progressing through the stages of development can lead to successful schemas or to pathological constructs that cause mental or behavioral health issues.
II. First body paragraph: Background information
A. Who was Jean Piaget
B. Who influenced Piaget
C. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development
III. Second body paragraph: Childhood cognitive development in stages
A. Sensorimotor stage from birth until age two
B. Preoperational stage from two years old until age seven
C. Concrete operational stage from seven years until age eleven
D. Formal operational stage from age eleven until adulthood.
IV. Third body paragraph: On assimilation and accommodation of new knowledge into the schema
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As Senge (2006) points out, one of the most important aspects of managing effectively is the ability to realize the value of intrinsic motivation. Senge (2006) notes that after writing his book The Fifth Discipline, a copy of it ended up in the hands of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, a world-renowned leader in the quality management revolution back in the 1980s and 1990s. Deming wrote to the author to give his own take on the subject and noted especially that “our prevailing system of management has destroyed our people. People are born with intrinsic motivation, self-respect, dignity, curiosity to learn, joy in learning” (Senge, 2006, p. xii). This motivation is destroyed all throughout the life of the person, with rewards for performance in school and in the workplace—i.e., extrinsic motivators—sapping the strength of intrinsic motivation. Today, managers try to extrinsically motivate when what they should be doing is seeking…… [Read More]
Jazz music objectifies America as it provides a unique way for understanding the American culture (Waja100, 2013). The real power and innovation of this genre of music is it’s demonstration of how a group of people can come together and create improvised art. The context of the creation of jazz music is millions of negotiations between different people in the United States. The dynamics of jazz music range from its roots in the blues as a rich tradition to its own new rules that make it brand new every time. Throughout history, jazz music incorporates different instruments like aerophones, chordophone, idiophones, and membranophones. Examples of these instruments used in jazz music include saxophones, guitar, xylophones, and drums respectively.
In its initial years, jazz music was filled with complex rhythms as slaves were allowed to sing and dance every Sunday in Congo Square. As slaves from West Indies and the Caribbean…… [Read More]
Outline Template: Essay on Ted Bundy
A. Alarming fact about Ted Bundy
B. Ted Bundy in a social and historical context
C. Thesis related to what has been learned from the Ted Bundy case or how the media handled the case
II. Body Paragraph: Biographical overview
A. Ted Bundy upbringing
B. The beginnings of violence
C. Warning signs that can be applied to other cases
III. Body Paragraph: The career of the serial murderer
A. Patterns of crime
B. Responses of law enforcement
IV. Body Paragraph: Ted Bundy in context
A. Media responses
B. Similarity to other cases
C. What can be learned
A. Learning from Ted Bundy
B. Is Ted Bundy a sign of the times?
Example Outline: Essay on Ted Bundy
I. A man who raped and murdered dozens of people becomes a celebrity as the story of Ted Bundy becomes a grim sign…… [Read More]
Outline Template: Essay on the Nursing Shortage
I. Introduction to the topic
A. Facts about the nursing shortage
1. Global statistics
2. Domestic statistics
B. Impacts on patient care and quality of care
C. Thesis: Based on what the evidence suggests, the causes of and solutions to the nursing shortage.
II. First body paragraph related to the nursing shortage
A. Causes of the shortage.
1. Aging population
2. State of nursing education
3. Working conditions
B. Evidence to support statements
III. Second body paragraph
A. What is being done about the nursing shortage.
1. Institution policies
2. State policies
3. Federal policies
B. Barriers to change
1. Complexity of problem
2. Not all areas experience shortage
3. Cost and public policy issues
IV. Third body paragraph
A. Solutions to the problem
1. Public policy
2. Education/higher education
B. Importance for improving patient outcomes
A. Clearly, the nursing shortage…… [Read More]