World Economic Systems
World Geography 10
Essay #1: Economic Systems
Prompt: The governments of the world generally have economic systems that can be classified as capitalist, socialist, or mixed economies. Write a formal essay including ALL of the topics below (not in any particular order):
1) Definition of each economic system.
2) Explanation of each system’s basic tenets.
3) Who founded/developed each system, if applicable.
4) Explain advantages and disadvantages of each system.
5) Compare/contrast each system.
6) Be sure to provide examples of each system.
7) Which system do YOU think is the best? Be sure to explain WHY
Due Date: The essay will be due on Monday, October 16 to turnitinin.com. Paper copies will not be accepted.
- All essays must be a minimum of 2 pages long, but no more than 4 pages (2-4 pages).
- Students must use rules of English, with correct grammar and spelling. The paper is to be in MLA format with 1 inch margins, 12 pt. font, double spaced, and using Times New Roman. For help with MLA formatting, visit: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
- The essays must be in paragraph format (does not have to be 5 paragraphs, could be 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc.) with an introduction, a body, and a conclusion; moving from general at the beginning of the essay, to specific in the body of the essay, and back to general at the end of the essay.
- Students must use at least 3 scholarly sources (NOT Wikipedia, About.com, yahoo answers, etc.) throughout the paper and include them in their works cited page. Students are NOT allowed to use direct quotations from their sources.
- They must paraphrase and then give credit to (cite) the work and/or author they paraphrased from. Plagiarism of any kind will not be tolerated.
- All essays will be due on Turnitin.comby the assigned deadline. If the paper is not turned in by the deadline, the student will receive a grade of zero. NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED (unless absent)! No paper/hard-copy submissions will be accepted.
- Each essay will count as one test grade.
- Each essay will be graded using the following rubric:
Content/Answering Prompt 30 points
Correct Formatting (MLA style) 25 points
Use of research articles/works cited 15 points
Length/Organization/Flow/Creativity 20 points
Grammar and Spelling 10 points