Task Overview This assessment is designed to test your understanding, application and communication of economic theory. You will be given a newspaper article to read, and you will be required to answer economic questions based on this reading. Detailed information including the article can be found below. You are expected to use graphs to explain your answer. It will be important to write within the word limit outlined for the assignment. No submissions will be accepted after Monday 25th April 2016 9am SA time. In accordance with the Division of Business guidelines, assignments submitted late without permission from the course coordinator/s will attract a penalty of 10% of the total possible marks for the assignment per day for each day late, or part thereof, after the due date. Assignments more than seven days late without an approved extension will not be marked. Assignment 2: Applied Writing See Assignment 2 details below Late assignments that do not have approved extensions will incur a penalty of 10% each day Examination: Weighting: 50% Exam information and Tips for the different sections of the exam can be found on page 11.To obtain a pass grade overall students will normally need to achieve 40% in the final exam. The standards by which the exam will be assessed are consistent with the standards of the benchmark institutions. Given the large student numbers, no resubmission of assignments is possible. For the same reason, no supplementary assessment is available. IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS Assignments are compulsory and must be presented by the due date. Students should stick strictly to the word limit. Penalty marking at the rate of 1% per 100 words (or part thereof) will be imposed on papers that exceed the word limit. Students may add a reasonable amount of material to appendices, but should only use appendices as a way of supplying corroborating evidence for points made in the body of their assignment. Under no circumstances should students use appendices as the main vehicle for carrying their analysis forward. If they do, then such appendices will be included in the word count. References and plagiarism Any work containing plagiarism will score zero marks. (For policy on this issue see the section on academic misconduct and plagiarism in: http://www.unisa.edu.au/policies/manual/default.asp) These assignments are designed to test students understanding of economic theory rather than the ability to research and apply outside sources of information. Students are expected to acknowledge the source of their information including their set texts in a Reference list. One mark will be deducted if this is not adhered to, including for copied diagrams. References that are actually used should be cited. Use the Harvard referencing system. Further information can be found: http://guides.library.unisa.edu.au/c.php?g=169977&p=1118872. Specific information about the Harvard system is available as part of the Referencing styles section. Although use of references from the Internet is encouraged, they must be cited in the body of your work and listed in full in your list of references. For the main part, you are expected to answer questions in your own words. Whilst quotations are acceptable, they should be kept to a reasonable length and put between quotation marks. A student cannot expect to pass an assignment that consists of a series of linked passages copied off the World Wide Web or other source irrespective of whether the source is acknowledged or not. Assignments received more than seven days after the due date will not be marked. You are advised to make a copy of your work prior to submission. Students will also lose marks for not including a reference list.