Current Event – Free and Fair Trade or Budgetary Issue

Current Event – Free and Fair Trade or Budgetary Issue
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.
• Evaluate the source.
• 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 is affected most from the change?
• Evaluate the source.
• 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
RUBRIC
Identifies local news article
-The student uses a relevant and timely news article.
Summarization
-The student describes the main points clearly.
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.
-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.
Source Evaluation
-The student accurately evaluates the source.
Your opinion
-The student provides an opinion based on solid evidence and reasoning.
APA: Citation and Reference Formatting
-Source is properly cited in the text and references page demonstrating a mastery APA format.
Writing
-The student presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

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