Economics Reaction paper



Paper Instructions

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/economics/14-772-development-economics-macroeconomics-spring-2013/lecture-videos-and-slides/lecture-7-february-28-2013/ 

A reaction paper is written in response to the video lesson. It is recommended that you take notes during each video lesson. This will help you get the most out of each video lesson and make it easier to write your reaction papers.
Description

Format (5 points)Each paper should be 650 – 900 words. The text should be typed using 12-point

font, double-spaced, and 1-inch margins. Minimum length: 650 words (around two

full pages of writing (i.e. not including title, your name, etc.)).

Content (30 points)

BACKGROUND

Provide a recap of the lesson’s topic.
How does the topic fit into your development and knowledge of finance and 
economics 

OPINIONS & POINTS OF VIEW

What key points were made by the speaker(s) or in the film?
Describe at least 3 key points—be specific!

NEW INFO THAT YOU LEARNED

Describe at least 3 new pieces of information that you learned.
Discuss your personal opinions about the topic and the
reason(s) for your opinions 

Writing (15 points)

Make sure to pay attention to the overall organization and paragraph structure of your essay. Usually, a well-organized essay will begin with an introductory paragraph, continue with at least three body paragraphs, and end with a concluding paragraph. There should be clear structure within each paragraph (i.e. thesis statement first, followed by supporting information, then concluding statement).
Check over your sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Your paper must be in your own words—plagiarism will not be accepted. If you quote a speaker or dialogue from a film, be sure to put the words in quotes to distinguish from your own writing.


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