Topic: Writing Assignment
EC202. Writing Assignment Information
For this assignment students are to write a “five paragraph” essay on a public policy of their choosing. (If you’re unsure exactly what a “five paragraph” essay is you should visit the CalPoly writing center or its website (https://www.csupomona.edu/~uwc/) for more information.)
Successful completion of the assignment requires the following:
?Picking three articles from a newspaper or magazine on a public policy topic that interests you. (Please refrain from using miscellaneous webpages for your sources. If you must use a website, then you must document the name of the person who wrote the on-line article and their qualifications.)
?Writing your essay. Your essay should summarize the content of the three articles, offer your personal opinion of the public policy, and use some of the economic ideas you’ve learned in class to discuss the likely economic consequences of the policy.
A hardcopy of the essay is due at the beginning of class on the day of the final.
Q: What is a public policy?
A: An action/policy by the government that affects the lives of citizens. The policy can be made by the Federal, State, or local government. In the past, students have written about medical marijuana, social security, immigration, taxation, the war in Iraq.