For this class, you will do a Economics-in-the-News Assignments (or EIN) each week. For these reports, provide prompts from current economic/business events that tie to each week’s readings and lecture material. This can either be a local newspaper, a paper magazine, or you can go online to newspaper website such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, etc. You can also use magazine websites such as Time, USNews, etc. These are considered "credible" websites, so do not mistake other websites to be the same. For instance,http://www.sdcexec.com/ is not a credible website. Neither is Wikipedia.com.
Paragraph 1: Summarize the article in your own words in one paragraph. (two paragraphs long, 5-10 sentences in each paragraph) Include the purpose and main point of the article. Cite the article appropriately, but do not use direct quotes.
Paragraph 2: Based on your review of the materials, tell me your thoughts on the issue (two paragraphs long, 5-10 sentences in each paragraph). For example, tell me why you agree or disagree with the author or his/her points, by supporting your own points with evidence or specifics examples. Explain how each article relates to the chapter material covered in this section. Use terms and concepts covered in this section. This will demonstrate your understanding of the material. Cite the textbook appropriately, but do not use direct quotes.
Bibliography: use APA or MLA style formatting. Failure to do so will result in a zero for the assignment. The library has printed “Study Guides” on paraphrasing, citing, etc., for using either style. Another source is a college composition manual.
Page 3: The article or a copy. Failure to do so will result in a zero for the assignment. Attach the article in a professional manner. Do not tear the article out of the newspaper; cut it neatly. Paste or tape it to a sheet of paper if it is not page-size.