You can choose a topic from this semester or something you come up with yourself, but your presentation must be about economics and be original (ie not just material we’ve already covered in class or that you have pulled directly from your text/readings or off the internet). You can use charts, graphics and short excerpts from outside sources (as long as you cite those sources!) but primarily I want to see your commentary and analysis, in your own words.
IMPORTANT: Copying the work of others and representing it as your own (ex. copy and paste off of the internet or your text, OR using someone else’s work and just changing a few words) is Plagiarism, a serious academic offense. I have enabled the Turnitin plagiarism checker for this assignment, to help you identify potential areas of plagiarism. Papers that are substantially plagiarized will NOT be accepted for grading.
Although the format is a PowerPoint, I want to emphasize that this is NOT like your typical PowerPoint, which is basically an outline for a live presentation. Your project must be substantially loaded with content and is more akin to a term paper. You must have ALL content on the slides themselves–please DO NOT USE voice-over, speaker notes or animations/special effects.
The first slide should be your Introduction slide, the next 10-15 slides should be informational slides (which includes your Conclusion), the last slide should be the reference slide. Make sure you read and understand the rubrics (guidelines for grading) which you will find below.