Week 6 Assignment: Current Event - Free and Fair Trade or Budgetary Issue

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Week 6 Assignment: Current Event - Free and Fair Trade or Budgetary Issue

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  • Due Sunday by 11:59pm
  • Points 100
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Required Resources
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Instructions
For this assignment, respond to one of the following options:

Option 1: Find a recent article (less than one month old) from a reputable news source concerning a Free and Fair Trade issue between at least two countries.

  • Summarize the article.
  • What is the issue?
  • Explain why this issue is important to the global community.
  • Evaluate the source.
  • What is your opinion?

Option 2: Find a recent article (less than one month old) from a reputable news source concerning a proposed budgetary change.

  • Summarize the article.
  • What is the issue?
  • Explain who is affected most from the change?
  • Evaluate the source.
  • What is your opinion?

Writing Requirements (APA format). Refer to the APA manual.

  • Length: 3 full pages (not including the title or references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double-Spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title and Reference page required
  • APA cite article with link
  • Scan copy of article required

Grading
This activity will be graded based on the Assignment Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 5

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

POLI330 Week 6 Economic Policy Grading Rubric (100 pts)POLI330 Week 6 Economic Policy Grading Rubric (100 pts)CriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentifies local news article5 ptsThe student uses a relevant and timely news article.4 ptsThe student provides a relevant article, but it is not timely.3 ptsThe student did not identify relevant article.2 ptsThe student did not identify a relevant or timely article.0 ptsNo effort5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSummarization25 ptsThe student describes the main points clearly.22 ptsThe student summarizes most of the main points accurately, but has some misunderstanding and may need to re-read the article.19 ptsThe student's description of main points is not clear or is not thorough.15 ptsThe student failed to summarize important information.0 ptsNo effort25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeIdentifies How Affected Option 1: Explain why this issue is important to the global community. Option 2: Explain who benefits and who might be negatively affected most from the change.25 ptsThe student identifies how the issue relates to the nations involved in the global community accurately and in detail. OR The student identifies who benefits and who is affected negatively the most with accuracy and in detail.22 ptsThe student identifies how the issue relates to the nations involved accurately. OR The student identifies who benefits and who is affected negatively the most with accuracy.19 ptsThe student provides some reasoning, but is not clear in explanation.12 ptsThe student does not adequately address an issue and its importance. OR The student does not adequately address who benefits and who is might be most negatively affected from change.0 ptsNo effort25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSource Evaluation15 ptsThe student accurately evaluates the source.13 ptsThe student mostly accurately evaluates the source11 ptsThe student somewhat accurately evaluates the source.9 ptsThe student inaccurately evaluates the source.0 ptsNo effort15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeYour opinon10 ptsThe student provides an opinion based on solid evidence and reasoning.8 ptsThe student provides an opinion based mostly on solid evidence and reasoning.7 ptsStudent provides a reasonable opinion.5 ptsThe student provides an opinion that is refuted by facts.0 ptsNo effort10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA: Citation and Reference Formatting5 ptsSource is properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery APA format.4 ptsSource is cited in the text and reference page. Some minor errors may exist in citation, but it does not interfere with understanding the source of the information.3 ptsSource is cited in the text and reference pazge. Some errors may exist in citation that need to be addressed to clarify the source of information.2 ptsMajor errors in citation. Proper citation is missing from either within the text or on the references pages.0 ptsNo effort5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting15 ptsThe student presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).13 ptsThe student presents information using understandable language, but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).11 ptsThe student presents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).9 ptsThe student presents information that is not clear, logical, professional or organized to the point that the reader has difficulty understanding the message (numerous errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and/or punctuation).0 ptsNo effort15 pts
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