Creating a Class Reading Packet
There are two types of graded homework. The first is to find real-life examples that illustrate a topic we are discussing in class. The goal is for you to read the current popular business press (newspapers, magazines, etc.). Do not look for articles in research journals, obscure publications or use a computer search. After finding a good article, create a short (1 page for each example) overview that contains the following four parts. (Use the labels in bold to delineate the sections.)
1) Reference Information. What is your name? Where is the article/story from? Include the name, date so that other students can find this information easily. If the material is not copyrighted and not available online make copies for everyone in the class.
2) Economic Concept. What lecture concept does the article/story explain?
3) Article Summary. Why it is important or interesting for this class?
4) Questions & Answers. Write at least two good quantitative (i.e. with numbers) exam questions based on the article. Do not write qualitative questions. Make sure you include answers to your own questions.