Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements
This assignment should be presented as a Journal opinion article. The article should be timely and address an economic issue of current interest to Wall Street Journal readers. Read several articles in the Op Ed section of the Wall Street Journal for reference. Formal footnotes are not required but the article should clearly refer to other contributions in the Journal or elsewhere. Minimum length is 400 words or approximately two pages and maximum length 600 words or approximately three pages. Footnotes, titles and other extraneous material are not counted when determining the length of the paper.
Grading Rubric: Each paper will be evaluated using four criteria
1) Organizational structure – 25 points. Is the paper logically organized? Are ideas cogently presented and explained? Is the writing convincing? Does the writing sustain interest?
2) Writing style – 25 points. Is the writing original and provocative? Does the paper have a professional tone? Does the paper satisfy the requirements in the syllabus?
3) Analysis – 25 points. Does the paper take and support a position? Is the analysis reasonable?
4) Grammar, punctuation, spelling and syntax – 25 points. Is the writing grammatically correct? Are words spelled correctly? Is word choice correct for the context of the sentence?