1. Choose a topic of interest to you dealing with macroeconomic issues. For example, students in the past have written about the merits of the minimum wage; trade deficit issues; relationship between war, uncertainty and the economy; benefits of free trade; the Fed and the interest rates, etc. If in doubt, do not hesitate to ask me for advice. Ensure that the topic you write about interests you, since you will have to research the topic and provide a bibliography of your sources. It is a lot easier to read about topics that have some interest to you than those in which you have no interest. 2. The school library comes with access to Proquest and to Infotrac, which are databases of articles from newspapers and periodicals. There, you will be able to find articles from the Economist, Forbes, Money Magazine, Business Week, etc. Call the library to find out how you can access the databases online. You will need a password. Do a key word search for the topic that interests you and then narrow it down by adding other key words to your key word search. Read as much on the topic as possible as this will make it easier for you to avoid writer’s block. 3. The paper should consist of the following: Title Page Body of the Paper (5 to 7 double-spaced typed pages) Reference page where you list your sources (3-5 sources) The paper should address the major points of your various sources. Feel free to add your own opinions to the analysis of your sources. Don’t be shy about expressing your opinions. Remember, in economics, everyone has an opinion. 4. This is very important: Do not be tempted to use other people’s material as your own. Give credit where credit is due and list them in your Bibliography. It is fine to paraphrase as long as you acknowledge the author. As a reminder, plagiarism will result in a failing grade and be referred for further action. 5. Good luck and have fun with the paper!