GDP & Shadow Economy Essay Writing Assignment
|# OF SOURCES||4|
|# OF PAGES & WORD COUNT||4 ≈ 1100 WORDS|
Click on Resources – Library – type the title of the article in the Search window and Read the articles. You can also use pdf. files with the articles posted in Content – Week 1 – Articles for Discussion week 1 area.
In your initial response to the topic you have to answer all questions:
1. What does the term ‘shadow economy’ mean?
2. How does the shadow economy affect GDP in different countries?
3. What are the main factors influencing the shadow economy?
4. Why is the shadow economy a challenge for the governments?
5. Reflection – the students also should include a paragraph in the initial response in their own words, using macroeconomic terminology, reflecting on specifically what they learned from the assignment and how they think they could apply what they learned in the workplace or in everyday life.
Please also note that your answers should be written in your own words. Don’t use quotes from the articles.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Please review the rubric before you commence writing your essay.
|Excellent (4)||Good (3)||Needs Improvement (2)||Poor (1)|
|Essay has no spelling or punctuation errors and very few grammatical errors. Very well written and excellent use of academic language.||Essay has a few punctuation or spelling errors. Few grammatical errors that don’t affect meaning. Well written and use of academic language is acceptable.||Essay has some punctuation or spelling errors. Some grammatical errors but generally don’t affect meaning. Language is satisfactory overall but use of more appropriate academic language is required.||Essay has numerous punctuation or spelling errors. Numerous grammatical errors that affect meaning. Language used is unprofessional and not appropriate for academic use.|
|Essay Organization and Formatting||Relevant sections are included, and each is organized effectively. Formatting is professional and consistent and includes all required elements.||Relevant sections are included but could be a little better organized. Formatting is acceptable and/or one or two required elements are missing.||Relevant sections are included but organization could be improved. Formatting is inconsistent and/or many elements are missing or not formatted appropriately.||Sections are missing and/or poorly organized. Formatting is messy and unprofessional.|
|Essay content//relevance/Thinking||Essay content is relevant, comprehensive and detailed. Thinking and ideas are presented clearly, are engaging and thorough.||Essay content is relevant and sufficient. Thinking and ideas are clear but could be expanded to be more thorough.||Essay content is slightly relevant is fairly basic and/or thinking and ideas lack some clarity and depth.||Essay content is irrelevant, very basic and thinking and ideas are superficial and lack clarity.|