Your paper should include any Macroeconomic topic & concept covered during the course of
the semester. It should contain the following:
1) State your motivation for the topic chosen (it should be related to the course coverage) and the objective of the paper (e.g. what questions you are trying to answer).
2) The main body should include your introduction, analysis, and conclusion. Try to present both sides of the view points if applicable. Citation of the sources should be evident throughout the paper (e.g. Frank & Bernanke, 2015; or New York Times, June 18, 2018, etc)
3) Tables and figures are optional. DO NOT simply copy and paste any tables/diagrams from the original source(s), instead process the information from the source and create your own tables and figures. If tables/figures are used, they must have respective titles on top and proper sources at the bottom.
4) Full references of articles cited (see reference sources below).
Expected length & format: The paper should be typed and it should be 3-4 pages (including any tables, figures & references but not the title page). Format: Double-spaced, 12 points font size, Times New Roman or Arial. Remember to insert page number in your WORD document.
The paper must be carefully prepared, typed, and proofread. Drafts that are substandard will be returned ungraded. It is highly recommended that students consult the UNCP wiring center when they are working on the final draft of the papper, and that often time improves the quality of the paper and eventually the grade for the paper.
Scholarly (academic) journal articles – unique SEARCH (not from textbook) will earn higher points, prefer year 2018 onwards, full reference including author(s), article title, journal name, volume, issue, page numbers are all required.
News articles – Prefer year 2020 onwards, full reference is required including the news source,article title, and date (day-month-year, 0 point for incomplete date).
Web articles – Prefer year 2020 onwards, must be linkable with proper URLs (0 point for links that are not working), full reference including author(s) (or organization), article title, and exact
URL are required.
NOT credible sources: Avoid using encyclopedia, Investopedia, any -pedia or any Economics help, Economics lecture/tutorial notes, web blogs as most of these information have already been processed, and as such are considered secondary or third-party sources.
Wikipedia and tradingeconmics.com are NOT considered credible scholarly or data sources
(minus 25 points for each such citation, directly or indirectly).
Consistency of reference style — State which reference style (e.g. APA, MLS) you are using and observe the consistency of style and format. Here is a good reference source: American Psychological Association (2001). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition, Washington DC: APA.
Grading criteria for Analysis Paper:
(1) Presentation (20%): organization, grammar & punctuations;
(2) Content (20%): relevancy of topic to course coverage, updated data, citation of sources, extra efforts;
(3) Academic rigor (40%): application of course materials, analysis, synthesis;
(4) An email/note showing evidence of consultation with the Writing Center (5%).
(5) The extent to which you have made revisions based on the instructor’s feedback during and after your presentation (5%)
(6) The extent to which you have adhered to the stated guidelines (5%)
(7) Meeting the deadline (5%). (0% for any 2nd submission passed the original deadline).
(8) Plagiarism — if you cite articles, please paraphrase, you will be penalized for copying from original texts word for word. The acceptable rate for copying is 10%, and in the case of extensive plagiarism (more than 25% of your entire paper), you will automatically receive ZERO for the entire paper, and may also face academic dishonesty charge.
Note: Plagiarism includes copyingyour work you have submitted for credits in another class in previous or current semester.