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current event on free and fair trade

March 2020

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

  • Due Apr 12 by 11:59pm
  • Points 100
  • Submitting a file upload

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

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.
  • What outside influences might help change this issue?
  • 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 benefits most from the change?
  • Who might be negatively affected by this change?
  • 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)

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Identifies local newspaper article

5.0 pts The student uses a relevant and timely newspaper article.

4.0 pts The student provides a relevant article, but it is not timely.

3.0 pts The student did not identify relevant article.

2.0 pts The student did not identify a relevant or timely article.

0.0 pts No effort

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Summarization

25.0 pts The student describes the main points clearly.

22.0 pts The student summarizes most of the main points accurately, but has some misunderstanding and may need to re-read the article.

19.0 pts The student’s description of main points is not clear or is not thorough.

15.0 pts The student failed to summarize important information.

0.0 pts No effort

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Identifies 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.

25.0 pts The 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.

22.0 pts The 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.

19.0 pts The student provides some reasoning, but is not clear in explanation.

12.0 pts The 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.

0.0 pts No effort

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Source Evaluation

15.0 pts The student accurately evaluates the source.

13.0 pts The student mostly accurately evaluates the source

11.0 pts The student somewhat accurately evaluates the source.

9.0 pts The student inaccurately evaluates the source.

0.0 pts No effort

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Your opinon

10.0 pts The student provides an opinion based on solid evidence and reasoning.

8.0 pts The student provides an opinion based mostly on solid evidence and reasoning.

7.0 pts Student provides a reasonable opinion.

5.0 pts The student provides an opinion that is refuted by facts.

0.0 pts No effort

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome APA: Citation and Reference Formatting

5.0 pts Source is properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery APA format.

4.0 pts Source 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.

3.0 pts Source 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.

2.0 pts Major errors in citation. Proper citation is missing from either within the text or on the references pages.

0.0 pts No effort

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Writing

15.0 pts The student presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

13.0 pts The student presents information using understandable language, but is somewhat disorganized (some errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

11.0 pts The student presents information using understandable language but is very disorganized (many errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

9.0 pts The 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).

0.0 pts No effort

15.0 pts

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