The University of Sydney Foundation Program Economics A (Microeconomics)
Research Task Winter Semester 2020 Assessment Notification
Date of Notification: 24/8/20
Weighting: 15% of course assessment
Research an article
- Find an online article concerning a market place which is no older than 12 months where there has been a change in demand and or supply in a product market (goods & services) or factor market (resources/inputs). The article can be concerning any country or countries.
- Submit your article on Study Smart under the Assessment and Revision tile by the Monday 14/9/20 (Week 9)
- Submit the url (web) address and copy of the article.
- Note you can only submit one (1) article for consideration.
- Check your grade on study smart which will be available by Monday 21/9/20 (Week 10).
- Satisfactory means you can proceed to part 2 with this article.
- Not satisfactory means you will need to submit a new article by Wednesday 23/9/20 then check prior to the term break (Friday 25/9/20) that the new article is satisfactory. It is a student’s responsibility to check that their article has passed. Don’t expect teachers to chase you for a new article. Students must also email their class teacher when they submit each new attempt that they have a new article for checking. Failure to do so may result in a zero award for your part 2 submission.
Note for Repeat Students: You cannot resubmit a previously submitted assignment. This is considered self-plagiarism and penalties apply https://www.turnitin.com/blog/is-recycling-your-own-work-plagiarismPART 2:
Answer the following extended response questionUsing economic concepts, diagrams and reference to your article from part 1, explain how and why price, quantity, demand and supply have been effected in this market.
Please note this is not an English comprehension activity. You must apply the economic theory learned in class.
When using diagrams, you can draw them on paper, take photo and paste them into your response.
- Submit your part 2 response on Study Smart under the Assessment and Revision tile at by the
- File type: Microsoft word document
- 500 words (10% +/- allowance).
- Note uploading an assignment is not the same as submitting the assignment. After uploading your assignment, you will be in draft mode where you are able to edit your assignment which you might need to do after viewing your similarity score. When you are ready you MUST then click on the Submit assignment button (see example below).
- Notice also in the example below Turnitin status is queued and no similarity score is available yet. It can take up to 24 hours to generate the report which is why it is a good idea to submit your assignment two days prior to the due date incase changes are needed.
- Also be aware that the similarity score can increase over time as Turnitin will display the existing external database matches prior to the due date; but once the due date passes student papers will also match against each other. If your score increases after you submit, please note this is not the basis for an appeal. To avoid this just don’t plagiarise.
- After clicking the submit assignment button you will then need to tick the certification box to acknowledge your understanding of the academic integrity requirements as per image below.
- If you do not properly submit your assignment and it is left in draft mode it may not be marked.
- Part 2 response not submitted by due date receives a 20% per day penalty up to 3 days then zero award.
- Breach of academic integrity:
- A Turnitin similarity score over 20% will be investigated (which may involve an interview) and receive a possible penalty of up to 50% of the grade received for a first offence (second offence = zero award).
- Any responses suspected of being not of the student’s own work may receive a zero award subject to an interview.