The text, not including inserted quotes, must be between 350 and 450 words long (include a word count). Papers of less than 350 words will not be graded.
Identify and explain an economic concept found in the article. If the article is about inflation, then you need to show that you understand what inflation actually is.
Use the article just to illustrate the concept.
Keep it simple and stick to economics you know and understand.
Basically you need to be able to analyze the information, not retell it.The more your paper presents a summary of the article, the lower your grade will go.
Adding a graph to your article for further illustration is often very helpful
There are 2 commentaries due this semester(see above for the exact dates).
.You need to provide a copy of the article or a link to it.
You need to cite each source incorrect bibliographic form
If you use the internet to obtain a source, you must find out the date the article was originally published and put it into the correct form listed above, then include the URL afterwards (the address of the page).
You need to choose timely news
You may NOT use reference sources, encyclopedic entries, bank reports, etc.
The article you choose must be within a month or so of the date you write it.
Some of the best choices of articles come from sections of the newspaper other than the business pages—as long as they illustrate principles you have learned in this course.
45-50 points for meeting the above criteria
30- 44 points for retelling the article with little economic discussion
-5 points for not providing copy of the article or workable link to the article.
-5 points for over 450 words
papers of less than 350 words will be returned ungraded.