Unit1: Week 1 - Writing Assignment 1
Writing assignment #1: Business Memo with Documented Research
Grade: 50 points (5%)
Format: Use the memo format entitled Locker Appendix A Fig A.9 Memo Format located in
the Doc Sharing area of the course.
Length: 2 pa
Unit 1: Week 1 - Project 1
Project #1: All-Weather Case 2.19 Audience Analysis Memo
Grade: 50 points (5%)
Format: Use the memo format in the Doc Sharing area titled Locker Appendix A Fig
A.9 Memo Format.
Length: 1-2 pages, not including attachments
Renewable flow resources
Such as solar, wave, wind and geothermal energy.
These energy flow resources are non-depletable.
Renewable stock resources
living organisms: fish, cattle and forests, with a
natural capacity for gro
1. (2) The operating leverage factor is calculated as follows:
total profit / sales revenue.
contribution margin per unit / selling price per unit.
contribution margin / net profit.
contribution margin / total fixed costs.
2. (2) The contribution margin r
28 "The study of history places too much emphasis on individuals. The
most significant events and trends in history were made possible not by
the famous few, but by groups of people whose identities have long been
There are two sides to every
30 "In order to improve the quality of instruction at the college and
university level, all faculty should be required to spend time working
outside the academic world in professions relevant to the courses they
Though I fundamentally agree t
31 "Education will be truly effective only when it is specifically designed to
meet the individual needs and interests of each student."
The disscussion of the issue asserts that the education desighed to meet
individual standard, based on their needs and
36"Governments should focus more on solving the immediate problems of
today rather than trying to solve the anticipated problems of the future."
227.It is more important to allocate money for immediate, existing social
problems than to spen
39. "Too much emphasis is placed on role models. Instead of copying
others, people should learn to think and act independently and thus make
the choices that are best for them."
In today's technological advanced world, the ability of thinking and acting
192"If a goal is worthy, then any means taken to attain it is justifiable."
The speaker asserts that if a goal is worthy then any means of attaining
that goal is justifiable. In my view this extreme position misses the point
entirely. Whether certain mean
49 "Government should place few, if any, restrictions on scientific research
Scientific research and development have played a crucial role in the
evolution of human society and this tread has become more and more
manifest. The discussion
50"In any professionbusiness, politics, education, governmentthose in
power should step down after five years. The surest path to success for
any enterprise is revitalization through new leadership."
With the development of human society, the controversy
54 "The most effective way to communicate an idea or value to large
groups of people is through the use of images, not language."
Nowadays, images and language are two important tools for people
communicating with each other. When it comes to the point th
Government should preserve publicly owned wilderness areas in their
natural state, even though these areas are often extremely remote and
thus accessible to only a few people.
The speaker asserts that it is the obligation of
67. "In any field of inquiry, the beginner is more likely than the expert to
make important discoveries."
With the development of human society, the controversy rose from the gap
between the beginners and the experts attract more and more attentions in
68 "Technologies not only influence but actually determine social customs
Since the Industrial Revolution, series of technologies have a major impact
on human lives. The statement above alleges that technologies not only
influence but actuall
73 "The concept of 'individual responsibility' is a necessary fiction.
Although societies must hold individuals accountable for their own actions,
people's behavior is largely determined by forces not of their own making."
I agree with the speakers first
27"Society does not place enough emphasis on the intellectthat is, on
reasoning and other cognitive skills."
In today's technological advanced world, the ability of reasoning and
cognition has been regarded as one of the fundamental ability for most
23 To be an effective leader, a public official must maintain the highest
ethical and moral standards."
In most fields of our daily life, people always tend to judge whether a public
official is an effective leader by the highest ethical and mora
21 Such nonmainstream areas of inquiry as astrology, fortune-telling, and
psychic and paranormal pursuits play a vital role in society by satisfying
human needs that are not addressed by mainstream science. 
I fundamentally agree with the assertion
201 "The chief benefit of the study of history is to break down the illusion
that people in one period of time are significantly different from people who
lived at any other time in history."
I concede that basic human nature has not changed over recorded
206 "People are mistaken when they assume that the problems they
confront are more complex and challenging than the problems faced by
their predecessors. This illusion is eventually dispelled with increased
knowledge and experience."
228."No field of study can advance significantly unless outsiders bring their
knowledge and experience to that field of study."
Outsider: a person does not belong to a particular group
In today's complex and rapidly changing society, cooperation between
229 "A nation should require all its students to study the same national
curriculum until they enter college rather than allow schools in different
parts of the nation to determine which academic courses to offer."
The discussion of the issue assert that
231The video camera provides such an accurate and convincing record of
contemporary life that it has become a more important form of
documentation than written records. 
The discussion of the issue asserts that the video camera has bring us a