Gordon Rule Paper:
You will be required to complete one paper that is a 1-2 page writing assignment that must be turned in as a Gordon Rule Paper. You will need to submit one document that includes both your article and paper. The article must be at the end of your reference page and must be the full article. No links are allowed for your work or you will lose 30 points. If you do not turn the paper in you will receive a 0/200 as there are no exceptions or extensions. You must also use APA format in your paper to receive credit. What you will be doing is to find an article on any economic topic. You are required to find an article that is relevant to economics and make an argument in your analysis using appropriate economic terminology. Make sure you are referencing all appropriate sources. Please read the Assignment Scoring Rubric to find exactly how you are going to be assessed.
STEPS TO SUCCEED FOR PAPER REQUIREMENTS
1. Pick an article that you find that interests you in macroeconomics(examples includes: gas prices, food prices, housing prices, hybrid cars, supply of corn, ethanol production, elasticities, production possibility curves, fiscal, monetary policy, unemployment rates, GDP, international trade). The best place to find an article is in your local paper, cnn.com, or msnbc.com.
2. Divide your paper into 3-5 paragraphs. First paragraphs should consist of a summary of the article that you are evaluating. Second and third paragraphs should include an evaluation/analysis of the article using appropriate economic terminology that has been presented in the course. It is important to make sure that you are not summarizing in paragraphs 2-3. Paragraphs 4-5 should consist of recommendations of what you think should be done or your position on the topic given the author point of view.
3. To submit the paper, you will need to copy your article into your paper after you bibliography page. Please note that APA is required for your work, which includes both your title page, reference page, and in-text citations. If you are having issues with APA formatting, you will need to contact the Writing Center.
4. Please make sure to plan early as no late work is accepted in the course. You will need to submit one document that includes both your article and paper. I would recommend that you start early to submit your work as you will not be able to submit your work late given the late policy in the course.