You will submit a 4-page paper based on a country of your choice (country is on a first come, first serve basis). Country needs to be selected by 1/19/2021. Students will discuss a supply and demand dilemma and how it impacts the economic climate, as well as two of the topics from the following list: real GDP per capita, unemployment, inflation, and the national debt. Students will also state the relevancy of the research as a tourist, future employee/employer in that nation, and/or concerned global citizen.
- Papers should be typed in some reasonable typeface, not to exceed 12 point, with standard margins. Standard margins are approximately 1″ right, left, and bottom and 1.5″ on the top.
- Your paper should have a title page and a bibliography. These are not part of the page count. Neither are tables/graphs/other illustrations.
- Your paper should be at least 4 pages and probably not more than 6
- Your pages must be numbered.
- You may use EITHER footnotes or endnotes. You may NOT use parenthentical citations that appear in the body of the paper. Any paper with parenthetical citations will be returned to you for correction.
- You may use any footnote/bibliography format that you choose, as long as it is consistent.
- See notes below on citations and plagiarism.
- Your paper is graded on (1) content, (2) interest, (3) originality, and (4) technique.
CITATIONS AND PLAGIARISM
- In general, any idea or concept or fact that is not general knowledge and is not original should be cited appropriately.
- Plagiarism is remarkably easy to detect. Violators will, without exception, be talking to the appropriate academic authorities.
- Direct quotes MUST appear in quotation marks, but direct quotes should in general be used sparingly and only when the quote is written so uniquely (and interestingly) that it is not possible to paraphrase.
- Paraphrased ideas/facts from other sources must be cited appropriately.
- “Common knowledge” need not be cited, but you need to consider whether it really is common knowledge, something that most people could be expected to know, or not.
- Web sources must be carefully cited so that I can check them. Again, I don’t care about citation format, but it must be that I can type your link into my computer and immediately find your source. Web pages do change, so it is often a good idea to print out your source pages (and provide them with your paper if you think it necessary)