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Your article summary should include any Macroeconomic topics & concepts covered

Your article summary should include any Macroeconomic topics & concepts covered in the 1st half of the semester.  It should contain the following:  MLA Format Please! I want the Article to be on Wages and Unemployment Macroeconomics Due By Tuesday at 5:00pm Include copy of Article 1)      State your motivation for the topic chosen (it should be related to the course coverage) and the objective of the summary (e.g. what questions you are trying to answer). 2) The main body should include your summaries, analysis, and conclusion. Try to present both sides of views if applicable. Citation of the sources should be evident throughout the paper.   4) Full references of articles cited (see reference sources below).  Expected length & format: The article summary should be typed and it should be 2-3 pages (including any tables, figures & references). Format: Double-spaced, 12 points font size, Times New Roman or Arial.  Remember to insert page number in your WORD document.  For article summary, be sure to hand in hard copy(ies) of the main article(s) you cited as well. Reference Sources   • Scholarly (academic) journal articles (1 point each) – unique SEARCH (not from textbook) will earn higher points, prefer year 2012 onwards, full reference including author(s), article title, journal name, volume, issue, page numbers are all required.  • News articles (1/2 point each) – no number limits, prefer year 2015 onwards, full reference is required including the news source, article title, and date (day-month-year, 0 point for incomplete date).  • Web articles (1/2 point each) – no number limits, prefer year 2015 onwards, must be linkable with proper URLs (0 point for links that are not working), full reference including author(s) (or organization), article title, and exact URL are required. • Avoid using encyclopedia or lecture/tutorial notes found on the websites as most of these information have already been processed, and as such are considered secondary sources.  • Wikipedia is NOT considered a scholarly source (minus 5 points for each citation from Wikipedia), directly or indirectly.  • Consistency of reference style — State which reference style (e.g. APA, MLS) you are using and observe the consistency of style and format. Here is a good reference source: American Psychological Association (2001).  Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition, Washington DC: APA.   Grading criteria for article summary:   (1) Presentation (20%): organization, grammar & punctuations; (2) Content (20%): relevancy of topic to course coverage, updated data, citation of sources, extra efforts; (3) Academic rigor (40%): application of course materials, analysis, synthesis; (4) The extent to which you have adhered to the stated guidelines for paper (10%). (5) Meeting the deadline (10%). (6) Plagiarism – if you cite articles, please paraphrase, you will be penalized for copying from original texts word for word (-10% to -20%), and in the case of extensive plagiarism, you may receive ZERO for the entire summary or face academic suspension or expulsion. The summary must be carefully prepared, typed, and proofread. Drafts that are substandard will be returned ungraded.


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