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***PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY ON PRESENTATION DAYS . . .

One student is to sign onto the computer. All students presenting that day should have their power point file loaded onto the desktop prior to the start of class***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation Format - Three Slides are all that is required!

 

 

 

 

 

Slide 3

  • Graph depicting a Curve Shift (graph must be correctly labeled)

  • Reason for Curve Shift (income, preference, price of input, etc.)

 

Slide 2

  • Scanned copy of Newspaper/Journal Article

  • Statement or Summary used to Create graph

 

Slide 1

  • Name

  • Title/Topic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMARY of REQUIREMENTS:

  1. **Please keep in mind*** All graphs that you create for this introductory course in economics are to be drawn depicting the Short Term effect on either the demand OR the supply curve, Cateris Paribus. i.e. Do not over think, do not shift more than one curve on the same graph (unless you are certain you are accurate), and consider all things other than the one thing in which you are graphing to remain the same.

  2. Professional Attire

  3. Professional Presentation (Power point is highly recommended)

  4. Correct usage of Economic concepts

  5. Adequate Preparation (student should have rehearsed presentation prior to presenting)

  6. News article from paper or journal with underlined or selected statement that displays economic impact on a market (student can select any reasonable market) **Article should not be from the internet unless it is from a credible international news source.**

  7. Graph should be students original work and should depict the following:

  • Original supply and demand curves

  • One additional curve (supply OR demand) that has been shifted as result of underlined statement in article

  • All curves and axis are labeled (numbers are not necessary)

  • Market is identified (at top of graph)

  • Original and new equilibrium points are labeled showing effect on price and quantity

  • Statement from article or article is displayed

  • Reasons for the illustrated shift is displayed using economic terminology

  • DO NOT SHIFT MORE THAN ONE CURVE

 

GRAPH PRESENTATION GUIDELINES:

All business professionals should be comfortable speaking to an audience.  As in most any field, economists must be able to effectively communicate their ideas/concepts in order to be successful.  The items below will assist you in developing a professional presentation. Additional help (including examples) can be found on my website http://hull.aug.edu/bschmidt

 

MEDIA CHOICE/USAGE

Power point is Highly Recommended - a professional presentation is required.  Please remember you are not to write a book- only reminders and main points.  Do not use sentences or tiny fonts.  Correct usage of power point is expected and graded.  Further assistance on presentations and the correct usage of PowerPoint can be found on the professor’s website (graph presentation homepage).

 

Two class periods have been designated as Graph Presentation days. 

Students will present their graph to the class. 

The graph should be derived from an actual newspaper article – not one printed from the internet.

This is the students chance to make positive and normative statements and

demonstrate their newly gained knowledge of the workings of the world in which we live. 

Presentations will be graded according to the Graph Presentation Instructions and Rubric available on this site.

*This assignment is Blooms Level 3 & 4 - Application and Analysis

EXAMPLE GRAPH

This graph is depicting an increase in the demand for permits due to ............ (insert your reason based on your article)

 

Possible reasons based off of lecture powerpoints:

1. Decrease in price of related good (hunting liscenses)

2. Increase in nation income (if normal good)

3. Future prices of guns are expected to increase (buy them now)

4. Increase in buyers (due to lower age requirement to purchase guns)