Ow can you explain personal relationships through an economic perspective?
The following format MUST be followed i?? any element not followed will be deducted 1% per element on the i??Instructionsi?? column on the Term Paper rubric.
? Paper must be submitted in either .doc or .pdf formats. Other formats deemed i??not submittedi??
? Title page with course name and section, studenti??s name, professori??s name
? Paper must be stapled in the top left corner, without a report cover such as a plastic cover
? The report must be printed in BLACK, on 20lb bond paper (typical photocopy quality paper)
? Paper must be written in 12 pt, Times New Roman font, double spaced
? Paragraphs either indented or double spaced in between paragraphs
? Research must follow APA referencing style
? Paper MUST be written in 3rd person format
? Two versions of paper (FOL online e-copy AND hardcopy) must be included in order to be deemed submitted
Examples of good papers are posted on FOL. Good papers are also written solely in the 3rd person format and do not include personal experiences or anecdotal evidence. Good papers also are void of colloquial or slang language. Good papers utilize a thesaurus to vary the use of common words (such as i??hugei??, i??nowadaysi??, etc.) for a more interesting and convincing read. Good papers are proof read in advance i?? usually by a trusted individual of the writer. Good papers are not necessarily written quickly, but all are thoughtfully considered by the writer before they are written. Good papers are enjoyable to read and are richly rewarded.
Content (25%): The content element of the rubric will be based upon the studenti??s ability to support their thesis through three or four strong arguments. The bulk of the score will be based upon the studenti??s ability to support their thesis, not necessarily that the support is air-tight and correct. Noting that this course in an introductory economics course, students may argue their points very well, but may be fundamentally incorrect. Arguing well will be worth most of the marks i?? it should be fundamentally correct, but not necessarily absolutely correct.
Organization: (20%): This section shall follow the fundamentals of the WRIT rubric. The paper shall be organized properly, with the major supporting thesis being argued first, the least relevant being last. The paper must have an introductory paragraph, with a brief summary of what are the key argument points. Students are to number their argument points in the introductory paragraph. The body of the paper will detail the each of the arguments in order. Students must number and start each argument by clearly stating what the argument is in either the first sentence of the opening paragraph or as heading title. Each of the following paragraphs should have an introductory sentence, a concluding sentence and a body of sentences supporting the one point it is written about. The first sentence should be the foundation sentence that supports the key argument. The second sentence supports the first; the third supports the second, the forth supports the third, and so on. Finally, the concluding sentence should be a summary of the preceding sentences. Once the student argues all their points they must end their paper with a concluding paragraph, restating the paperi??s thesis and recapping the key arguments and explaining what the student discovered through the paper.
Style (10%): The style marks are completely subjective and are awarded for a clear argument that is enjoyable and easy to read. It is based on fluidity and flow of the work i?? do the transitions work, are they logical.
Mechanics: (10%): Mechanics is specifically about writing within the realm of proper grammar and spelling. Students should be very careful to use spellcheck, but also to have their paper proof read by a third party who can suggest changed to grammar or incorrect word usage (such as then v. than; which v. witch, etc., which would generally not be detected by standard grammar/spellcheck applications on MS-Word.
Instructions (5%): Failure to follow any instructions on this instruction sheet will be penalized 1% per infractions on the term paper rubric. See above section i??FORMATi?? for list of expectations.
Connections (15%): Any connections the student makes must be underlined for easy identification and demonstrated use. Connections are one of the key objective in this assignment. Students are to connect examples of the theory learned in class with real world examples. Every time a student makes this connection, they are to make a literal and obvious statement of the connection in order to get credit for it in this category. For example, it is not sufficient for a student to say demand increased i?? in order to get credit for a connection, literal or obvious statement must be made in a form such as i??this demand increased because of an increase in numbers of buyers increased from 45% of the market to 60% of the marketi?? or i??demand increased because of an expectation of a price rise that was to be imposed in the new yeari??. These statements demonstrate to the instructor that you have made the connection between theory and a real world example. These connection statements
Research Elements (15% ea): Students should read the rubric to understand exactly how the marks will be awarded in these categories. They are completely objective and based on counting correct elements of correct usage. All figures unless estimated opinions of the student MUST be cited. For each fact/figure not cited, a penalty of one level on the rubric will be applied.
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The course is contemporary issues in Economics1019. Please read this (from this mornings NYTimes). This is what my prof hoping the types of discussions I will have in the term paper.