ESSAYS- Your general topic should be something involving Macroeconomics. You might wish to go through the table of contents or index of our textbook early in the course and identify a general topic that interests you. For essay two focus on material learned in the second part of the term such as fiscal and monetary policy and/or macroeconomic stabilization. It might help to examine some issues found in reputable newspapers or other publications. Reading to familiarize yourselves with economic issues might help you develop an interest in a topic.
After you have selected a topic find one or two articles on that topic. Articles that appear in economic journals are valuable sources of research as they have rich bibliographies. You may also search for articles in periodicals such as Businessweek, The Economist, Fortune, or others. Good newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor are also good sources for current event articles. The quality of your sources is part of your grade. Investopedia, The Balance, Chron.com and EconomicsHelp are encyclopedic sources that should NOT be used for this assignment. The basic idea of this exercise is to allow you to read, think and write on this topic. The essays should summarize the articles and relate them to the material learned in class. A suggestion of how to present the papers follows.
After you have identified your topic of interest and selected the articles you are going to review follow these guidelines. The essays are not research papers. They ask you to read current articles related to Macroeconomics, summarize the content of the articles, and link them to the material you have been learning in class. Each essay should have a minimum of 1,000 words and should not exceed 1,500 words. It should be completed in .doc, docx or .rtf format using MLA Format.