Current Event Economics

Students are required write a current event essay in which they analyze an article and relate it to course topics. Students will need to find an article (Economist, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, etc.) and write a three-page essay (Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12 point font, and one-inch margins) relating the article to topics discussed in the course. The article must be cited in the essay. NOTE regarding format: Times New Roman is specific to Microsoft Word. If you are using a different word processing system, please select a similar font. If you do not access to Word, Works, Pages, Notes, or any other word processing system, you may directly type into the submission box. Students will be graded on their ability to follow directions and articulate how course topics relate to their article of choice. The introduction and conclusion are strong.Summary of article. At least four supporting details addressing who, what, where, when, why or how of the article information.This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Identification of economic problem/debate /issue and its relation to material studied in class. This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Inclusion of economic terms in the article summary.Student articulates how article relates to course topics.This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Reflection about understanding of article compared to 16 weeks ago.This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Sources cited within the paper and Works Cited page at the end.Demonstrates knowledge and use of writing mechanics (sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc) to enhance readability. This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Paper is at least three full pages of text using Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12 point font, and one-inch margins

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