economic issue of current interest to Wall Street Journal readers
This assignment is a longer paper written in the style of a Wall Street 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. Footnotes, titles and other extraneous material are not counted when determining the length of the paper.
Use 12 pt. Arial font in Normal style with 1.25 inch right and left margins and 1 inch top and bottom margins. Double space the paper and left justify.
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?
Tips on WSJ, if you can’t access a article on WSJ, you can just google the title of the article, then click into that page, then you will see the full text.