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. Late essays will not be accepted. The essay is worth 50 points. Students can anticipate feedback and score within 7 days of due date.
The introduction and conclusion are strong.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummary 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 OutcomeIdentification of economic problem/debate /issue and its relation to material studied in class.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeInclusion of economic terms in the article summary.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStudent articulates how article relates to course topics.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeReflection about understanding of article compared to 16 weeks ago
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSources cited within the paper and Works Cited page at the end.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDemonstrates knowledge and use of writing mechanics (sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc) to enhance readability.
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePaper is at least three full pages of text using Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12 point font, and one-inch margins.