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  1. "Over the past two years, the number of shoppers in Central Plaza has been steadily decreasing while the popularity of skateboarding has increased dramatically. Many Central Plaza store owners believe that the decrease in their business is due to the number of skateboard users in the plaza. There has also been a dramatic increase in the amount of litter and vandalism throughout the plaza. Thus, we recommend that the city prohibit skateboarding in Central Plaza. If skateboarding is prohibited here, we predict that business in Central Plaza will return to its previously high levels." Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the recommendation is likely to have the predicted result. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the recommendation. The following argument is flawed for numerous reasons. Just because there has been an increase number of skateboarders does not mean that is why the sales of Central Plaza have decreased. There are many things that need to be taken in account in order to make this a valid argument. Things change greatly in the result of two years. The assumption that the number of shoppers has decreased in two years because of the skateboarders is too vague. What was the economy like two years ago? The economy might have been better two years ago than it is now, resulting in fewer shoppers. If the shoppers of Central Plaza are not making the same money they were two years ago will decrease their shopping. If, the argument states that the economy has not changed or has gotten better would give this argument more validity. The author made another vague statement discussing the increase of litter and vandalism throughout the plaza. With no evidence to back up this statement does not result in it being the fault of the skateboarders. If the customers are the ones that are littering or vandalizing the plaza, then that is not because of the skateboarders. Also, has the town that the Central Plaza is in, has had increased crime rates? If so, that would be a possible explanation to why there has been an increase in litter and vandalism. By making the assumption that the litter in the plaza is because of the skateboarders and that is resulting in decreased sales, weakens the argument. Also, how much has the number of skateboarders increased? With no statistical data, it does not show how ‘drastic’ the increase of the skateboarders was. If it turned out to not be that big of an increase it would further weaken the argument. Finally, another possibility to take into account is if the demographic has changed in the last two years. Has there been an increase in young residents in the area? If so, that could result in the plaza not having as much business. If the stores within the Central Plaza are not intriguing to the residents, they will not want to shop there. Also, another risk to take into account, is if there have been any new plazas built in the area. With that being said, may result in the shoppers at the Central Plaza to travel to the new shopping plaza. The authors assumption that the increased number of skateboarders is what has caused the decreased number of shoppers at the Central Plaza is too vague and does not provide any support.
  2. Topic: Governments should place few, if any, restrictions on scientific research and development. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position. The government has always had a strong hold on all areas of research and development. But, what if the government had few to no rules on scientific research and development? There are many potential risks and disasters that could result if there are no regulations on scientific research and development. The government needs to focus on the common good and limits in order to protect the societies safety. The government needs to have restrictions on all scientific research and development. If there are no restrictions on scientific research and development the results of the research may not be for the common good. Having no limits on scientific research allows invasive testing on humans. For example, if a scientist wanted to test a new medicine on a person and did not have any regulations to go through in order to test this medicine, it could possibly harm another human greatly. Also, having no restrictions on research could increase the extinction of animals. If there are no rules on how many rabbits or birds a scientist could try chemicals on, that could kill more animals and increase the chances of extinction. There needs to be limits to all scientific research and development in the interest of the common good. How far is too far? A society relies on rules and regulations. If there are no rules how far could a person go? We have seen from time and time again that the world cannot live without rules. There has been no time in history where a society has worked without having any rules or limitations. If the world cannot live without regulations, how can scientific research and development? The government not having any control of scientific research in any capacity could harm the society. It can be said that having no regulations on scientific research and development could allow scientists to discover things quicker. But, finding things quicker does not mean they are ethical. Where do we draw the line? Allowing a scientist to do whatever he or she wants, brings a potential risk to the society. If there are no inspections or rules to follow, how does a scientist know what he or she is doing is safe? For example, is a scientist is researching a chemical and had no rules on how he or she can or cannot practice with this chemical and ends up getting sick and dying or endangering others in the building? There needs to some type of rule in order to make sure everything is safe. In order to live in a safe and secure world there needs to be regulations and rules. It is very important to have these rules in place for the common good. The government needs to have restrictions on all scientific research and development.
  3. Hi! I live in Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas. I am trying to gain as many observation hours as I can before I submit an OT application to TWU. I only have 20 hours from Children's right now. One hospital in Lewisville do not accept observers. Where have you guys contacted for observations? Is it common to find many clinics reject observers? Thanks!
  4. Hi, I recently got a letter from Gwynedd Mercy University saying that I was put on the waiting list. I am pretty disappointed, but I guess I just have to wait a couple more weeks to get a definite answer. I've also been accepted at Dominican College which is the school I have been studying at for close to 6 years. I applied there for a safety net (which definitely came in handy). And I also applied to American International College and was also waitlisted. My question is, at Gwynedd Mercy University, this will be the inaugural class this coming May. How likely is it that someone on the waitlist will get accepted? I know this is a fairly new program, so I'm just curious. Also, has anyone else out there applied to OT schools and got waitlisted too? Thank you!
  5. Hi guys, I had an interview toward the end of January. Anyone in the OT program remember when they found out if they got in or not? Thanks!
  6. Hello I am in need of some advice on what to do to get into an Occupational Therapy program. I am currently an undergraduate student and am graduating soon with a 2.75 GPA. I have taken all my pre req's for OT schools and finishing up some this coming semester. I don't have too many observation hours but am working on it. My question is, if I do not get into an OT program, which would it be better for me to do in order to have higher chances of getting in when I apply again: Option #1. Complete an OTA program, get an associated degree in OTA, and work in the OT field Option #2. Complete a masters program in one of the following (health sciences, public health, behavioral science). Aim so have a better GPA in my masters program and then re apply to OT schools. My only concern with option #1, is that and OTA program give you an associates degree, and I feel like that's taking one step back instead of taking one step forward,--like a masters program. However, I can also see that an OTA program does take you one step closer to the OT field. Would my GPA from the OTA program count and help me, in the decision of getting into an OT program?
  7. I recently received my B.A in psychology, and I would like to pursue a master’s program in Occupational Therapy. Ideally, I would like to begin my graduate studies in Fall of 2017. I read the list of prerequisite coursework in a few programs, and I am missing the following: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Human Development across the Life Span, and Medical Terminology. I plan to relocate to Minneapolis in a few months and I wonder if I can take these courses in time. Does anyone know about a suitable summer or online program for these courses? If possible, I would prefer to take them in the area of Minnesota. Thanks!
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