Click on the Assignment link above, then View Rubric to see the rubric for this assignment. You can also download a copy of these directions by clicking on the blue file link above.To help you learn and understand economics this semester, you will write one Article Critique based on any news media (newspaper, Internet, news magazine, etc) article. The article critique must be current and must be pertinent to a subject covered during our course. You should choose one of the following subjects for your Article Critique:
Article Critique Topics
- MARGINAL ANALYSIS
- PRODUCTION COSTS
- PURE COMPETITION
- MONOPOLISTIC COMPETITION
- PUBLIC CHOICE THEORY
- INCOME INEQUALITY AND POVERTY
- ANTI-TRUST POLICY AND REGULATION
- GOVERNEMNT AND MARKET FAILURES
- PRICE ELASTICITY OF DEMAND
- THE ECONOMICS OF POLLUTION PERMITS
- THE ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE
- THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION
- LABOR MARKETS
Your topic should be chosen from a reputable newspaper, a news magazine, or the Internet. Please verify the applicability of your article with your instructor. You MUST attach the article to the Article Critique!
Article Critique Directions
- The article should be a minimum of two, double spaced, typed pages in WORD format.
- Writing should be free of spelling and grammatical errors.
- The first paragraph should be a summary of the article in your own words. If you are having a problem and must use the author’s words, be sure to use the proper citation. The first paragraph should be one-third of the paper.
- The second paragraph will analyze the topic and “connect” it to the economic subject we have studied in class. In this analysis you will first define and then describe the subject as we have discussed it in class; and then you will show how the article relates to the economic idea. You should use your critical thinking skills here! The second paragraph should be one-third of the paper.
- The third and final paragraph should evaluate one strength and one weakness of the article. It should also tell the reader whether the article exhibits normative or positive economic reasoning. The final paragraph should be one-third of the paper.
- Thoroughly review this set of directions and the Grading Rubric prior to and during completion of this project
- All work MUST be Uploaded to this eCampus course. No emailed submissions will be counted. This is vital to record keeping and proof of completion for subsequent audits.