Week 1 Writing Assignment



Read the article: AmazonFresh is Jeff Bezos’ Last Mile Quest for Total Retail Domination 

Amazon has created three elements with how they are approaching the consumer market: fulfillment centers, Amazon Prime, and AmazonFresh. Analyze how Amazon has captured its consumer’s desire for not only less expensive prices, but faster delivery, and how it has created programs that will satisfy these consumer demands. Determine if Amazon will succeed in its quest for same-day delivery, and justify your response.

The paper:

· Must be minimum of three double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style.

· Must include a separate title page with the following:

o Title of paper

o Student’s name

o Course name and number

o Instructor’s name

o Date submitted

· You must use at least three scholarly sources, one of which must be peer reviewed, in addition to the textbook.

· Must document all sources in APA style

Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style 


APA Style Company Selected: AT&T Length: 11 pages Executive Summary portion due: 1/17/2017 Complete paper due: 1/29/2017 Executive portion: An Executive Summary (abstract) is a one-page document that outlines the purpose, process, findings, discus

APA Style

Company Selected: AT&T

Length: 11 pages

Executive Summary portion due: 1/17/2017

Complete paper due: 1/29/2017


Executive portion: An Executive Summary (abstract) is a one-page document that outlines the purpose, process, findings, discussion, and findings of a report submitted to management. CEOs often read and assess an Executive Summary before deciding to read the entire report, so this must be high quality narrative that demonstrates the significance of the work undertaken, the objectivity of research and analysis underpinning the report, and the credibility of the resulting conclusions.


For this Individual Project you will analyze publicly available information about a Fortune 500 Company and develop an assessment of the corporate strategy and its ability to increase competitive advantage.



Your analysis should include an in-depth review of the Company’s most recent SEC Form-10k Annual Report and Form DEF-14A Proxy Statement. These SEC filings can be found at the SEC Edgar Database located at the URL . Pay particular attention to the Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) sections of the SEC Form 10-K and the DEF-14A Proxy statement.  Direct competitors are identified in the “Comparator Group” section of the DEF-14A Proxy Statement. ) These SEC filings also contain information relative to external and industry analysis that will be helpful in your assessment of the Company’s strategy and competitive position.

A thorough analysis requires evaluation of various external stakeholders:CompetitorsIndustryVendorsCustomersGovernmental entitiesCommunities

Internal stakeholders that should be considered in the analysis include:ShareholdersBoard of DirectorsManagementEmployees

A comprehensive SWOT analysis should be performed relative to the Company’s ability to improve its competitive advantage.

The comprehensive analysis should include both qualitative and quantitative elements, leveraging information available in SEC Filings, business databases, and peer-reviewed articles.

Your work should demonstrate your ability to:Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations.Apply principles of quantitative and qualitative research to business cases.Describe the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.Appropriately use effective communication techniques.Apply the standard of APA style to all research and writing tasks.

You will prepare a report presenting the findings of your comprehensive analysis examining the Company’s corporate strategy and its ability to increase competitive advantage. The written report will have a body length of 10-12 pages excluding title, abstract, references and appendices. Quotation limits should be Not more than 10% of the body of the paper can be quotations, all of which must be properly attributed in APA format.


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Question 6. A clear, well-organized description of the problem and explanation of your solutionInclusion of specific supporting details and evidenceDemonstration of a clear purpose and awareness of the audience Effective development of your ideasAppropriate style and tone for a business documentStandard written English grammar, spelling, and punctuation


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eng 215 discussion question

“Compare Two Versions of the Same Article by an Author”  Please respond to the following:Read the two (2) versions of the article titled: “The Objectification of Women. Whose Fault Is it?” by Santi DeRosa in Chapter 8. Identify the thesis statement of each version. Summarize the second or final version. Note any changes between the first and the second version. Indicate if the thesis statement changed. Discuss your agreement or disagreement with DeRosa’s views. 

Identify three (3) changes the writer made between the first and second version. Speculate on reasons the writer made the changes.  


Major Persuasive/Argumentative Essay


Wal-Mart Documentary: Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

Major Persuasive/Argumentative Essay 

In the documentary “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price,” the filmmakers present two perspectives regarding Wal-Mart. First, Wal-Mart executives claim that the retail chain provides stable jobs in a family friendly atmosphere while helping local communities and offering affordable products. 

On the other hand, however, many economists, as well as communities, argue that the retail giant is hurting the economy by putting local shop keepers out of business by purchasing foreign-made products, and by exploiting overseas workers and store employees. 

In a 3-4 page well-developed 5-Paragraph essay (Introduction, three body paragraphs, and conclusion), take a position on the question: “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?” and write a “persuasive” paper addressed to the public detailing how the company is either “good” or “bad” for America. 

This essay must incorporate a minimum of “2-3” secondary “scholarly” sources, follow proper essay structure, and exhibit proper MLA format for formal essays including proper in-text citations, parenthetical notes, and a works cited page. 

To review the Walmart documentary, please go to the following website: and type in the title of the documentary: Walmart:The High Cost of Low Price


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ead it and think about how it works. Consider how it uses the form.  You can look at the juxtapositions, the use of white space or breaks (asterisks, dots, lines or whatever), the movement in the essay, the presence or non-presence of a narrator, the purpose of the essay, and the degree of inter-relatedness of the threads.  This exercise is a way for us as a class to figure out the best way to read a collage essay.  You will share your findings with the class. You will need to summarize the text briefly before you can discuss it (because your classmates will not have read it).  Since this is a presentation, submitting your notes to this assignment folder is sufficient.  What you say to the rest of the class if of primary importance.


Project Deliverable 5: Capstone Final Project and Presentation

This assignment consists of two (2) sections: a final capstone project plan and a closing process PowerPoint presentation. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for.

Section 1: Final Capstone Project Plan  

You are now in the final stage of the capstone project development. All previous documentation should be combined into one (1) document that will serve as the statement of work for the project. Your goal is to have the CEO of your chosen company and his leadership team approve your strategy recommendations. The presentation should be very detailed in order to address potential concerns and provide support your recommendations. However, the executive team is only interested in a thirty (30) minute summation. Therefore, you also must create a compelling executive summary that is supported by your detail that convinces the executive team that it should move forward with your recommendation. Develop a twenty to thirty (20-30) page project plan in which you:


a. Write a two to three (2-3) page executive summary in which you provide a high-level technical overview of your project where you address the following from the case study: 

i. Strategy Development 

ii. Innovation and Competitive Analysis 

iii. Exploiting Innovation 

iv. The Organization’s Response to Change

b. Combine all previous documentation for Project Deliverables 1-4 in which you provide all aspects of the strategic management process into the project plan.


c. Compile all the quality resources from the previous deliverables. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Section 2: Closing Process PowerPoint Presentation

In addition to your detailed executive summary, you must present your findings to the executive team and the venture capital group that along with the executive summary will convince everyone that your solution is optimal.

Your PowerPoint must have speaker notes and these speaker notes must be written as if you were presenting this project to your client. A template is provided for your use. You can modify the template based on your professor’s instructions. Do not omit any information  from the template because the information aligns with the rubric. Note: The template can be found here.   

2.       Prepare a nine to fifteen (9-15) slide presentation in which you:

a.       Include a title slide and a slide in which you provide the purpose and objectives of the presentation.

b.       Examine your chosen company’s competitive environment.

c.       Determine your chosen company’s main strengths and weaknesses.

d.       Determine and evaluate two to three (2-3) strategies to exploit its innovation breakthroughs.

e.       Recommend a strategy for your chosen company.

f.        Advise key strategic implementation approach.

g.      Include a summation slide in which you provide the key takeaways for the CEO.


Your presentation must follow these formatting requirements: Use the PowerPoint presentation template that can be found in the online course shell. Your professor will inform you if the template can be modified. Provide a references slide. The Reference Slide must follow APA format. Create Speaker Notes to accompany each slide that emphasize and embellish the key points to the stakeholders. Please be clear and thorough as if you are actually presenting.  



The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 Demonstrate an understanding of the need for strategy and methods for developing a business strategy within an organization. Apply analytical, technical, and research skills to assess and measure the value of organizations. Examine competitive analysis strategies through the use of frameworks. Determine competitive advantage strategies that fit an organization. Assess methodologies and approaches to adapting organizations for the changing strategic environment. Analyze competitive forces across dynamic and mature environments. Assess value creation strategies by using a framework adaptable to the strategic environment (e.g., vertical integration, global strategy, and multinational corporation) that an organization operates in.  Analyze strategies for exerting the internal leadership needed to drive the implementation of diversification and corporate strategic initiatives in order to improve operating excellence.  Assess external growth strategies and the trends in strategic management in a competitive environment. Use technology and information resources to research issues related to business strategic management. Write clearly and concisely about topics related to business strategic management using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.