Demonstrate your own economic reasoning. I want to know what you have to say, not what the experts say. But you should cite the experts as you construct your arguments and build to your conclusions. You must use in-text citations e.g. (Author Year) or Author (Year) for each external source used as well as a full end-of-text citation.Please review the rubric prior to starting your paper.
What is most important is your demonstration of accurate economic reasoning. You will want to pick a topic that is appropriate for the task. As regards APA style, what matters most is the use of ‘in-text’ citations for all external material you use e.g. (Author Year) or Author (Year) as well as a complete works cited section (not just we blinks). The other elements of APA style i.e. running header, abstract, etc. are unimportant.
Includes a thesis statement that is introduced in the first paragraph, developed in subsequent paragraphs. A strong conclusion ties up the paper at the end and does not simply restate the introduction.
Writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness; includes thorough details and relevant data and information; extremely well-organized. Uses proper in-text and end-text citation methods.
Goes into depth on one or two topics. Teaches us something new by providing information in support of arguments that requires strong knowledge of the situation analyzed