Assignment #2: Research Activity Paper

Below is the Assignment #2 description and details.

You will choose one of the topics listed below to write a 3–4-page research paper.

Topics for Assignment 1 [Chose just one topic from the list below]

    Market Analysis: The Globalization of Chilean Copper in the World Economy
    Gender Equality and Economic Efficiency: The Key to Developing the Economy in Third World Countries
    Globalization: The Evolution
    Current Greek financial status
    Doing Business in France: a brief overview of French business culture for U.S. firms
    Analysis of Korea-U.S Free Trade Association(KORUS FTA)
    Human Capital Development via Education and International Business
    The United States As a Net Oil Exporter: Effects on Domestic and World Market
    What Businesses Can Gain from Stricter International Labor Standards
    Analysis of Standardization vs. Local Adaptation Method and the Implications of Cultural Color Choice in Successful Adaption to the Local
    The European Debt Crisis
    The Turnaround: Why the United States Became a Net Oil Exporter Again
    Legal Marijuana’s Viability in U.S. Markets: Will it Help Our Economy or Hurt Our Society
    Power Monopoly
    Hollywood and Bollywood: International Film Distribution and Business Strategy
    Radical Rebellions & the Effects on the African Economy
    China’s import petrol distribution and associated economic policies

Research activity paper will be graded according to the following criteria:

    be typed and double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font, with margins no wider than one inch
    be paginated, and have no headers or footers other than page numbers
    be prepared in a word processing program (you may submit assignments only in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format; you may not submit them in PDF or DOCM format)
    contain a cover page with your name, the course name and number, and the title of your project
    Do not include pictures, graphs, or lists in the body of the paper; if you need these to support your facts, place them at the end of your paper as an addendum, referenced in the body of your paper; they will not count toward the length of your paper
    be written in narrative form, not outline (no bullets at all)
    Footnotes of facts are mandatory. Only author name and page number in body of paper for example (Smith, pg. 44). Full footnotes will be at end of paper not at the end of each page.
    Bibliography is mandatory and will include all sources used, which should include, for each entry, the author, title, city and state of publisher, publisher’s name, year, and page number. You may NOT cite Wikipedia or any Wiki… as a source in the papers. Be sure to follow the APA format.
    Paper may be reformatted if not in compliance with formatting rules discussed above to determine true length of paper.


Does Not Meet Standard

Meets Standard

Exceeds Standard


0–4 points

5–8 points

9–10 points

The introduction should name the topic of your paper, state your basic thesis, and summarize the rest of your paper.

The introduction is incomplete and/or lacks an opinion-based and provable thesis.

The introduction specifies the topic, includes an opinion-based and provable thesis, and gives the reader some guidance on the balance of the paper's content.

The introduction clearly states the topic; includes a concise, opinion-based, and provable thesis statement; and outlines the rest of the paper's content.


0 - 20 points

21 - 39 points

40 - 50points

The discussion should examine the subject logically and include material that effectively supports your thesis.

The discussion includes few relevant points that show some support for, but do not adequately prove, the thesis.

The discussion includes logical, relevant points that are supported with facts and help prove the thesis.

The discussion is well-organized and incorporates a logical progression of ideas that help prove the thesis. The relevant points are convincingly supported with facts.


0 - 8 points

9 - 15 points

16 - 20 points

The conclusion should tie the thesis and research together in a succinctly and clearly stated summary.

The conclusion is either minimal or absent.

The conclusion provides a summary of the discussion.

The conclusion references the thesis and includes a brief, convincing summary of what has been discussed.

Format and Mechanics

0 - 8points

9 - 15 points

16 - 20 points

You must 1) use the required number of reference works (at least one) and cite them in the text of your paper in an accepted format, and 2) include a bibliography that is formatted in the same style used for your citations and that contains only those references cited in the text of your paper.

The paper uses fewer than the required number of reference works; many of the citations and/or bibliography entries are missing; and there are formatting inconsistencies in citations and/or the bibliography.

The paper uses the required number of reference works; some material requiring citation is properly cited, and a bibliography is included; there are some formatting inconsistencies.

The paper uses the required number of reference works; all material requiring citation is properly cited in an acceptable format; a properly formatted bibliography is included.