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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION: The Economic Approach Economics and the Problem of Scarcity The Assumption of Rationality The Theory of Incentives Types of Writing Assignments Plan of This Guide Chapter ONE: Writing Economically (with Mireille Jacobson) Overview of the Writing Process Getting Started The Keys to Good Economics Writing An Example from the Literature Achieving Clarity Managing Your Time Chapter TWO: The Language of Economic Analysis Economic Models Hypothesis Testing Regression: An Example Improving the Fit Applying the Tools Chapter THREE: Finding and Researching Your Topic Finding a Topic for a Term Paper Finding and Using Sources Doing a Periodical Search Taking and Organizing Notes Chapter FOUR: The Term Paper Outlining Your Paper Writing Your Literature Review Presenting Your Hypothesis Presenting Your Results (by Christopher Foote) Discussing Your Results Chapter FIVE: Formatting and Documentation (by Kerry Walk) Placing Citations in Your Paper Listing Your References Sample Entries Appendices Appendix A: Fields in Economics Appendix B: Economics on the Internet B1: Economics Links B2: Statistical Sources Appendix C: Electronic Indices to Periodical Literature
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English language -- Rhetoric -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Economics -- Authorship -- Problems, exercises, etc.
Academic writing -- Problems, exercises, etc.