n general: the paper is 2-3 pages in length. It requires you to find a newspaper article that is related to one of the core concepts (units) listed on the class calendar.
On page 1: you discuss the technical/ theoretical information, and the questions you must answer about the concept you chose. For example; If you write about unemployment you need to answer a series of questions such as: who is an unemployed person? How do we measure unemployment? What are the types of unemployment …) Write this in paragraph form, so it is logical, sequential in its development and to the point. Page 1 is not a glossary, it is to see how you are able to convey the basic information to a reader (your instructor). There is no need to site information you use on page 1 since it is common knowledge in the course. You are not allowed to use quotes. Please use your own words.
On page 2 you analyze the newspaper article. What you write technically, and provide information about on page 1, must be applied on page 2
page 3: Graphs
All graphs must have titles (placed above the graph). The graph required is an economic model graph (i.e. AD& AS, Aggregate Expenditure…) No statistical, bar, or pie graphs.
All axes must be labeled and in correct measurable units.
All curves labeled; all equilibrium points labeled.
The graph should match/ explain what you have written on page 2.
Some topics such as unemployment, inflation and the public debt might not require graphs, but I expect graphs when you are talking about AD,AS, Keynesian economics, fiscal and monetary policies, or the classical theory.
You must include your article or its URL with your paper.
Caution: The graphs required are ones that illustrate the economic theories and the concepts we learned in class, NOT BAR OR PIE GRAPHS DISPLAYING STATISTICAL DATA INCLUDED IN YOUR ARTICLE.