TERM PAPER ASSIGNMENT: Your assignment is to write a term paper tied to one of the illustrative examples in the text (see section VII of the syllabus for a partial list of these). While your assignment is to write a paper tied to one of the examples in the text, you will have flexibility in how you approach this. One possibility would be for you to take a closer look at one of these specific examples, possibly either to reiterate or else to contradict the point made in the text (for example is there something missing or overlooked in one of the examples, or perhaps the issues are more complicated than the text suggests, etc.) Another possibility would be for you to find a similar example (or counterexample) based on current events and elaborate on the issues at hand (either to reiterate or else to challenge point of the example that was discussed in the text).
You will need to consult some additional sources for your paper and you will also need to take a much closer look at the issues at stake in the specific example that you choose to examine. You must turn your paper in to Canvas as a turnitin assignment.
DEADLINE: The paper should be uploaded as a word file in Canvas. The deadline for turning in your term paper for full credit is midnight on November 25th, but the paper will still be accepted with a 5 point penalty per day for four additional days. Paper submissions will close permanently on November 29th.
ORIGINALITY: The paper must be your own original work written specifically for this class. Your paper will be checked for originality using turnitin.com.
LENGTH: While the length of your paper must, of course, depend on your chosen topic, your paper should be at least 1600 words exclusive of the title page, any direct quotes, and references.
SPELLING AND GRAMMAR: You must thoroughly check the grammar and the spelling of the paper before you submit it. Grammar, spelling, and the quality of your writing will count for at least 20 points of the total 100 points of the grade of your paper.
CITATIONS & CITATION STYLE: You must cite all your sources and you must cite these sources using one of the following styles: MLA, APA, Harvard, Chicago, Turabian, or the style of the American Economic Review. While you are free to select any of these citation styles, you must follow whichever style you choose to the letter.
PROPER QUOTATIONS: It is OK to paraphrase and not use direct quotes only when your language is completely different from the original, but you must still give proper credit to your sources. It is not OK to just insert a few words of your own into another writers text and then appropriate it without using quotation marks.
All quotations must correspond exactly to the original wording, spelling, and punctuation. Page numbers must be given for each citation. Changes must be clearly indicated: use brackets to identify insertions; use ellipses (…) to show omissions. Also indicate where emphasis has been added.
REFERENCES: The last section of your paper must be a list of references. Your references must correspond to your citations in the text of your paper and must be completely consistent with your citation style. Your reference list should not include any sources other than those that you cite in the text of your paper. The reference list should begin on a new page (i.e., put a page break in front of the reference list).