The paper is
intended to demonstrate the student can perform the following:
Develop and clearly define their ideas through writing.
Ethically integrate sources of various kinds into their writing.
Compose texts through drafting, revising, and completing a finished
Express themselves through their writing by posing questions, making
original claims, and coherently structuring complex ideas.
Revise their writing for greater cogency and clarity.
Utilize adopted communication modes and documentation styles of
specific disciplines (MLA, APA, Chicago, CBE, etc.) For this paper, I
require the students to use the
The paper is due beginning of the class – Week 11 of instruction.
The subject of the paper is:
Explain the Federal Reserve Bank’s response to the “Great
Recession.” Did it work?
This is a large subject. I suggest you narrow your paper to one or two responses
and examine these more thoroughly, rather than a shotgun approach that tries to
examine all the Fed Responses. Note the Fed’s responses are related to the
material covered in the latter portion of the text. You should read ahead when
doing your research.
These are secondary research papers. Consequently, I expect to see at
minimum 10 sources. Acceptable sources include books, journals, periodicals,
and professional websites like the Federal Reserve Bank, and “White-Papers.”
Wikipedia, Bright-Bart, and the Huffington post are not acceptable.
All papers must include proper citations otherwise the material is plagiarized. I
expect that all students at this stage should have a good handle on footnoting
and creating a bibliography.