(solution) Writing-Intense Sections Only Grading (50 points) You will write

(solution) Writing-Intense Sections Only Grading (50 points) You will write

Writing-Intense Sections Only Grading (50 points)

You will write a short essay (500 words or less; about 2 pages, 12-point, Times New Roman, Double Spaced)) that answers one of the questions below. The audience should be a non-technical business manager — she doesn’t necessarily know economic and research-related jargon. You should write in the 3rd person, active voice and avoid unsubstantiated opinions. The essay will be graded on the following:

  1. Professional presentation and tone; Use of author-date citations and inclusion of a reference list (APA style is fine); meets requirements.
  2. Structured arguments and paragraphs. Make an argument and back it up with research. (I suggest clear, complete, and pertinent first sentences to each paragraph).
  3. Logic and evidence to answer the question assigned to you. 
  4. Your  arguments should be supported by at least 5 academic articles (i.e. not  news articles) published since 2008. Part of your assignment is to  describe how such findings support your argument.
  5. How do businesses avoid laying off workers when minimum wages rise? (Hint: see the Schmitt (2013) paper presented on the website discussion of minimum wages).