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REMINDER: THIS PAPER COUNTS FOR 25% OF YOUR FINAL GRADE.

TOPIC: Ethnocentric influences upon consumer demand. 
This paper builds upon the data assembled and the research done thus far in ECO 336.

IMPORTANT NOTE: ALL PAPERS MUST BE STAPLED.  PAPERS  THAT ARE NOT STAPLED WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC GRADE OF “F”.

STYLE: USE APA STYLE.  Visit Avoid Academic Theft on www.johntlambert.com for help with APA style
(HINT - MS Word has spell check and grammar check.  Set your writing preference to FORMAL.) There are several versons of APA style, which contain slight differences between and among themselves. Be certain to use the  APA resources on the
Avoid Academic Theft of www.johntlambert.com, as this contains the APA resources that will be used to evaluate APA compliance in your paper.

ASSISTANCE: USM WRITING CENTER See: http://www.usm.edu/writingcenter/mission.html
Students who feel that their writing skills are such that they need coaching to complete this assignment are encouraged to make an appointment (or appointments) to use the resources of the USM Writing Center.

PRELIMINARY REVIEW.
Students have the opportunity to have their papers undergo preliminary review by Dr. Lambert during office hours. This preliminary review, using the QEP rubric, gives students an evaluation of their papers, and improvements, if any, are suggested.

REVIEW RUBRIC: The rubric used for both the preliminary and final review of your paper is based upon the standard USM QEP rubric. Click here to download a copy.

Minimum requirements for all papers:
• Format: Minimum 8 pages double-spaced. 1" margins all around, 12 pt. Times or Times Roman font
• 10 internet or library references and minimum of one quote from each., APA style.
• Reference page (in addition to 8 minimum pages of text)  APA style
• Cover page (in addition to 8 minimum pages of text) with your name, class name and time, and the subject of your report.

Wikipedia is not acceptable as a resource.

READ CAREFULLY! GRADING of PAPERS :
Grading: The “WRITTEN COMMUNICATION RUBRIC” will be used, and the following totals will indicate your grade for the assignment:

Rubric              Grade          Letter
Score               Points           Grade
22-24               90-100            A
18-21               80-89              B
15-17               70-79              C
12-14                60-69              D
11 and below    0-60                 F

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: PLAGIARISM WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.  YOU MUST PROPERLY CITE YOUR REFERENCES.  ACTS OF ACADEMIC THEFT WILL BE REPORTED TO THE DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND CAMPUS AUTHORITIES.  I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REDUCE YOUR FINAL GRADE FOR ECO 336 TO “F” IN THE EVENT OF CHEATING OR PLAGIARISM OF ANY KIND.
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Economics 336 - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Spring 2008   PAPER
DEADLINE: Thursday APRIL 17, 2008 WHEN YOU WALK INTO CLASS.
PLAN AHEAD. THE PAPER MUST BE ON TIME.
ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSES WHATSOEVER WILL BE ACCEPTED. 
The grade for papers which fail to meet this deadline is ZERO (0).
NO EXCUSES.        NO EXCEPTIONS.