After your topic has been approved, the next step is to research current articles and publications (within one year) and write an outline. You will need to use at least six credible sources that provide objective, authoritative, and accurate descriptions of your selected macroeconomics topic. Two of your sources must be from academic journals. Your sources can include the following: • Academic journals • Financial and economic publications like the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and industry-specific publications • Newspapers such as the New York Times and the Washington Post • Research databases like ProQuest Use the Hunt Library (Links to an external site.) to conduct your research. Do not use Investopedia or Wikipedia. You may write a formal outline or present your information in paragraph form using current APA formatting. Regardless of the outline format, you must provide the following: • Details that align with your microeconomics topic • List of your sources Two of the sources must be from academic journals. INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACTUAL DRAFT AND PAPER After you have written your outline, you will initiate work on the first draft of your paper. While the draft is not expected to include all of the points that you will have in your final paper, it must provide enough detail so that the general scope and depth of the final paper is clear. Your final paper must be at least 1,800 words and include six or more credible sources. Two of the resources must be from academic journals. Your first draft must include the following four sections: • An introduction that introduces the selected topic and discusses how the analysis was conducted. • A literature review that provides a detailed summary of the economic circumstances and facts that serve as the foundation of the economic analysis. • A narrative body that includes: o An economic analysis that uses the tools developed in the course along with your graphical depiction of the economics applied to your topic. Provide an explanation of the graphical analysis. Don’t leave it to the reader to figure out your intention. The specific analysis will depend on your chosen topic. o Statistics that support your topic and narrative. • Conclusion and a brief summary. Use current APA formatting for your paper including these elements: • Title page • Running head • Page numbers • Headings • Source citations • Reference list An abstract and table of contents are not required. Remember to use the Eaglet and APA resources provided on the Academic Resources page.
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