Gethenian concept

Gethenian concept

Gethenian concept

Gethenian concept
Gethenian concept

In addition to the two primary plot threads following Genly Ai and Therem Harth rem ir Estraven, Le Guin includes five Gethenian tales, short stories within the novel (Chapters 2, 4, 9, 12, and 17).  Yet, in the second paragraph of Chapter 1, Genly Ai tells us that “it is all one story.”  Evaluate his assertion and support or reject it. After that answer the questioins below: MLA FORMAT

What do we learn about Estraven in Chapters 2 and 9?

What other information about the foretelling does Chapter 4 foreshadow?

What do we learn about the Gethenian concept of time in 12?

What do we learn about shifgrethor in 17?

What is the quality of the answer that the Foretellers give?

What does the shadow of 17 symbolize?

 

On a separate piece of paper do the assingment below:

In her Introduction, Le Guin tells us that, in her novel, she is describing us:

Gethenian concept

Yes, indeed the people in it are androgynous, but that doesn’t mean that I’m predicting that in a millennium or so we will all be androgynous, or announcing that I think that we damned well ought to be androgynous.  I’m merely observing, in the peculiar, devious, and thought-experimental manner proper to science fiction, that if you look at us at certain odd times of day in certain weathers, we already are. . . .  I am describing certain aspects of psychological reality in the novelist’s way, which is by inventing elaborately circumstantial lies.

Examine the lies she tells to determine what METAPHORICAL times of days and which METAPHORICAL weathers she is talking about.  In what ways is she claiming humans are androgynous?

 

Understand that metaphorical means NON-literal, so she is not talking about time by the clock or weather in the sky.  Weather, in this comparison (metaphor) is circumstances we find ourselves in, such as work/careers, parenthood, interpersonal relationships, and so forth. Times would be specific situations in those contexts.  She is saying that, in certain situations and circumstances, our genders do not matter:  we (re)act as humans, not as men or women.

Gethenian concept

 

You job is to identify what those situations and circumstances might be by identifying parallels in the lives of the people of Gethen.  Name them, and show the parallels.The essay asks you to do either one of two things:

1)       Look for examples of things the Gethenians do which are like the parenthood illustration I used above to prove that she is correct, that there are times when OUR genders don’t matter.  She puts these (re)actions into the form of the androgynous Gethenians to tell a good story, but she is really talking about us.

“Lies” = metaphor.  A metaphor is a comparison (study of SIMILARITIES) between UNLIKE (= DIFFERENT) things.  Its purpose is illustration.  For example, I once heard a student say, “Kissing him was like eating a bowl of spaghetti.”  Literally, this statement is a Lie, but it nevertheless describes and explains what that kiss was like in a short, easy-to-grasp manner.  We are not left in any doubt that she was NOT impressed.

Think of a Time  (in LeGuin’s metaphor) as a specific instance and Weather as general conditions.  It’s sort of like 3 pm on a Rainy afternoon:  the Time is a specific instance, and the general condition is rainy.

Let’s apply that to her theme of psychological reality that tells us that we are sometimes neither male nor female but simply human.

The weather/situation is Parenthood.  The time/instance is an infant crying.  According to LeGuin, the response will be for the parent to go to the infant and try to comfort it.  This response is not linked to male or female:  it’s simply what a human parent would do.

Her Introduction says that she believes there are many such times/weathers when our genders are irrelevant, that we are simply human, not male or female, in our actions/responses.

In order to talk about this conclusion, she could have written a psychology textbook about our common human nature, using all literal facts and figures, OR she could have written a novel, which uses Lies—metaphors in the form of people who are androgynous physically—to illustrate our common human nature.  Being a novelist, she naturally chose to write the novel and fill it examples like the one I used above but set on this other world with androgynous humans living there.

This essay will require analysis.  Don’t bother retelling the story:  your readers have read it.  Instead, take the story apart to see how the pieces interact.  Show us cause-and-effect relationships, the causes being the elements, the effects being the readers’ reactions, and the relationships being the means by which the reactions were evoked.  Identify the general effect in a Thesis Statement (or Statement of the Controlling Idea). 

USE THE “LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS” BY URSULA K. LE GUIN AS YOUR REFERENCE ONLY FOR BOTH ASSINGMENTS. WORD COUNT IS UP TO YOU BUT NOT TO SHORT

MLA FORMAT

The Art and Science of Persuasion

The Art and Science of Persuasion

The Art and Science of Persuasion

The Art and Science of Persuasion
The Art and Science of Persuasion

Read Harnessing the Science of Persuasion (Cialdini, 2001). Consider this source as you complete the Assignment.

Part I: Examples
Assemble advertisements, commercials, or personal experiences/observations that illustrate each of the six fundamental principles identified in Cialdini (2001). Do not use examples from your textbook.
Submit “Part I”, a separate document with the examples you located. Preferably, copy and paste print media examples, along with proper citation information; links are acceptable for broadcast or electronic media (television, internet, etc.). If neither images nor links are available (e.g., in the case of a personal observation or experience), a brief description will suffice. Label your examples clearly and provide a one paragraph explanation for each.
Part II: A Social Psychological Analysis of _______
Explain in-depth how social psychological principles of persuasion are relevant for one of your selected advertisements, citing relevant research. Relate characteristics of the communicator, the message, and the target audience.
Formulate a plan to intentionally enhance persuasiveness. What are various alternative techniques one might employ effectively?
Submit “Part II”, structured as a paper and written in APA style.
The Art and Science of Persuasion

Must include Parts I and II.
Must be 3 to 5 double-spaced pages in length (including Part I, but not including title and references pages from Part II) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
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Title of paper
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Instructor’s name
Date submitted
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must utilize academic voice.
Must address the topic with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis.
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The Art and Science of Persuasion

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Unit 9 Assignment: Monopoly Pricing


General Instructions for all Assignments

 

Insert your answers below, or in the appropriate space provided for in the question. Your answers should follow APA format with citations to your sources and, at the bottom of your last page, a list of references. Your answers should also be in Standard English with correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style (double spaced, in Times New Roman, 12–point, and black font). Respond to questions in a thorough manner, providing specific examples of concepts, topics, definitions, and other elements asked for in the questions.

 

 

Assignment     

 

In this Assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of monopoly pricing, based on different management criteria, the impact of price regulation of monopolies, and provide detailed explanations of how price effect and quantity effect cause marginal revenue to be different from the price.

 

 

Questions

 

  1. The Gulf Sea Turtle Conservation Group (GSTCG), a 501(c) (3) non–profit group of volunteers working to collect data on nesting sea turtles and to promote sea turtle conservation, is considering creating a video to educate people about sea turtle conservation. The cost of duplicating the video on a DVD and mailing the DVD is $6.58. In a GSTCG member meeting, the video plan was discussed. Table 1. shows the expected demand for the DVD at different suggested donation levels, and they can act as a single-price monopolist if they choose to. The receipts will be used to fund GSTCG supplies for their data collection and conservation work. At the end of each sea turtle nesting season, any excess funds are donated by the GSTCG to a local non-profit sea turtle research and rehabilitation facility.
Table 1.
Suggested Donation per DVD Request Anticipated Number of DVD Requests
$19.00 0
$15.00 2
$9.50 4
$7.75 10
$3.00 15
$0.00 20

 

  1. Complete Table 2. by computing the Total Revenue, Marginal Revenue, and Profit columns.
Table 2.
Suggested Donation per DVD Request Anticipated Number of DVD Requests Total Revenue Marginal Revenue PROFIT
$19.00 0
$15.00 2
$9.50 4
$7.75 10
$3.00 15
$0.00 20

 

  1. The President wants the GSTCG to provide videos to generate the most possible donations (Total Revenue). What price is the President of the GSTCG favoring and how many people will receive the DVD if this becomes the price of the suggested donation? Explain your answers.

 

 

  1. The Education Outreach Committee wants the GSTCG to provide videos to the most possible number of people. What price is the Educational Outreach Committee favoring and how many people will receive the DVD if this becomes the price of the suggested donation? Explain your answers.

 

 

  1. The Treasurer of the GSTCG wants the DVD program to be as efficient as possible so that the marginal revenue equals marginal cost. What price is the Treasurer favoring and how many people will receive the DVD if this becomes the price of the suggested donation? Explain your answers.

 

 

  1. The Fund Raising Committee wants the DVD program to generate as much profit in donations as possible. What price is the Fund Raising Committee favoring and how many people will receive the DVD if this becomes the price of the suggested donation? Explain your answers.

 

 

  1. A business has been created to provide needed services to its market. As the only provider of this service, it functions as a monopoly, with the ability to set prices and having the entire market demand schedule as its demand curve. Because the monopoly is newly formed, there is no government intervention into the monopoly’s pricing actions. Examine Diagram 2. and answer each of the following questions with complete explanations:

 

  1. What is quantity (a) and why is it important?

 

 

 

  1. What is the value at point (b) and why is it important?

 

 

 

  1. What is the value at point (c) and why is it important?

 

 

 

  1. What is the value at point (d) and why is it important?

 

 

 

  1. What is the meaning of the green rectangle labeled (e)?

 

 

 

  1. If there were no monopoly and this was a perfectly competitive market, what would quantity at point (f) be and why is it important?

 

 

 

  1. If there were no monopoly and this was a perfectly competitive market, what would point (g) be and why is it important?

 

 

 

  1. For the market in which the monopoly now operates, what does the red triangle labeled (h) mean, and why is it important?

 

 

 

 

 

  1. A governmental regulating agency was created to oversee the monopoly in Question 2’s operations and pricing. Diagram 3. depicts a new price ceiling set by the regulators. Answer each of the following questions with complete explanations:

 

  1. What is quantity (a) and why is it important?

 

  1. What is the value at point (b) and why is it important?

 

  1. At what level was the price ceiling set?

 

  1. What is the value at point (c) and why is it important?

 

  1. At this price ceiling level, will the monopoly make any monopoly profits?

 

  1. At this price ceiling level, will the monopoly cover its costs?

 

  1. At this price ceiling level, will the monopoly continue in business in the long run?

 

 

  1. Diagram 4. depicts a different price ceiling set by the regulators for the monopoly in Question 2. Answer each of the following questions with complete explanations:
  2. What is quantity (a) and why is it important?

 

 

  1. What is the value at point (b) and why is it important?

 

 

  1. At what level was the price ceiling set?

 

 

  1. At this price ceiling level, will the monopoly make any monopoly profits?

 

 

  1. At this price ceiling level, will the monopoly cover its costs?

 

 

  1. At this price ceiling level, will the monopoly continue in business in the long run?

 

 

  1. Explain your understanding of how price effect contributes to the fact that, for a monopoly, marginal revenue is always less than the price.

 

 

 

  1. Explain your understanding of how quantity effect contributes to the fact that, for a monopoly, marginal revenue is always less than the price.

 

 

 

 

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Unit 9 Assignment: Monopoly Pricing Grading Rubric:

Content Percent Possible Points Possible
Full Assignment 100% 40
     
Overall Writing: 20% 8
Correct coversheet information at the top of 1st page 5% 2.00
APA format for answers 3% 1.20
Correct citations 3% 1.20
Standard English no errors 4% 1.60
At least one, or more, references 5% 2.00
     
Answers: provides complete information demonstrating analysis and critical thinking: 80% 32
Individual Questions:    
1. a. Computer TR, MR and Profit 5% 2.00
1. b. Most donations 3% 1.20
1. c. Most people get DVD’s 3% 1.20
1. d. Most efficient price 4% 1.60
1. e. Most profit 3% 1.20
2. a.–h. Evaluate monopoly – no price ceiling 16% 6.40
3. a.–g. Evaluate monopoly – 1st price ceiling 14% 5.60
4. a.–f. Evaluate monopoly – 2nd price ceiling 12% 4.80
5. Explain price effect and MR not equal price 10% 4.00
6. Explain quantity effect and MR not equal price 10% 4.00
Sub-total for Individual Questions: 80% 32