Assessment 2: Individual Assignment, 30% of Module Weighting 1.0)
RELEVANT MODULE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Analyse a range of current economic issues and problems.
Develop and communicate economic arguments in a variety of forms. C.
Be able to make effective presentations of economic arguments. D-J The nature of this assignment is such that students will analyse a particular newspaper article and, depending on the subject matter, will respond to one or more of the remaining outcomes. 1.1)
EMBEDDED SKILLS INCLUDE:
The ability to conduct research.
The ability to analyse data and information.
The ability to think and read critically.
Assignment Submission: All assignment copies are to be handed in to lecturers on the specific due date agreed upon.
Assignment Brief: Working individually, you will either search through and find OR be allocated by your lecturer ONE (1) newspaper article published no earlier than February 1, 2013 that is relevant to the economics concepts discussed in class. Either way, the chosen article has to be approved by your Lecturer. Once this is confirmed, your task is to write an essay of 1,100 words that summarises the key facts of the article and, more importantly, analyses, explains, and communicates how the article relates to the economic concepts and models studied in the Economics 1 module.
The article must fulfill the following requirements:
It must concern news events which you may consider include events relating to inflationary economy, recessionary economy, fiscal policy, monetary policy, demand/supply concepts, price elasticity as well as market structure.
More marks will be awarded for reports which provide more detailed discussion and indepth analysis with adequate referencing to the economic concepts and models.
The essay should be presented as follows:
Introduction - Outline your reasons for selecting...