This is the foundation of an essay but is also just assumed to be something you would have. An essay with just the facts is a C grade essay. However, it is important that your facts be correct and well referenced. Facts that are incorrect hurt an essay a lot, so it is important that you get this right.
The best way to make sure your facts are sound is to make sure that every claim you make is backed up by a reference. Word has an inbuilt referencing tool, but you can use any you’re comfortable with. Most referencing formats will use inline citations that point to your bibliography. The incline citations do count for the word count, the bibliography itself does not.
3) Analysis – This is the single most important aspect
This is the heart of an essay and the quality of your analysis will dictate where on the range of C to A you end up. An essay is an argument, facts are the evidence for your point of view and your analysis is the glue that pulls it all together. The good analysis not only expresses a single perspective, but it also acknowledges possible criticisms and tries to deal with those criticisms
of your stance in advance. Any facts you’ve introduced should be used in support of your argument or acknowledged as a weakness in your perspective.
This could also be called re-writing. Many of us don’t know what we are going to say when we sit down to right an essay and it all kind of comes together as we go. When you are happy with the argument you want to use, the evidence you’ve assembled to make that argument and you are confident that you’ve addressed obvious criticisms of your point of view, it’s time to rewrite the essay so that you say exactly what you mean when you mean to say it. Only during the rewrite should you seriously tackle your introduction and your
An aid to clarity can be headings and subheadings. It prompts the reader to look for that concept in that paragraph, but it can also help you make sure that your essay is following a central thread or narrative that flows clearly from introduction to conclusion.
In economics, graphs can also aid clarity. Graphs should be clear, well labelled and if taken from an external source, credited accordingly right below the image.
1) Outline which macroeconomics responses have been implemented, clearly showing that you understand which are monetary policy responses and which are fiscal policy responses.
2) Discuss how you think these policies are going to help, using your IS/LM and AS/AD models to explain why.
3) Critique these responses. You will find plenty of opinions on whether these responses are too weak, too strong or don’t target the right people online and indeed you may have your own opinions. Keep bringing it back to the models though.
4) A great essay is going to tackle the difference between the supply side and the demand side of the crisis and what that means for different policy responses.
5) You should also address the temporary nature of this crisis or if you think that there are going to be more long-lasting effects and these are relevant to macroeconomic policy feel free to tackle that too.