Arab Open University
Tutor Marked Assignment
Cut-off Date: May 5, 2016
This TMA is an essay based on chapters 3, 4 and 5 of Economics and Economic Changes text book. It is marked out of 100 and is worth 20% of the overall assessment component. This TMA requires you to apply the course concepts to your own experience and to discuss the economic implications of such an application.
Please read the following article as a sample upon which you are going to structure your essay.
This TMA requires you to write a structured essay of no more than 1200 words, in which you attempt to answer the following questions:
1. Use demand and supply graph to explain and discuss the factors affecting the demand and supply for tobacco products
2. Discuss the different ways or policies that reduce smoking and shift the demand curve for cigarettes and other tobacco products to the left using proper examples.
Guidance notes for TMA:
The above question should be discussed based on what you learned in Ch. 1 and Ch.2 listed in your course materials DD202A. You are going to discuss the different factors that affecting the demand for tobacco using essay structure with a clear-cut layout of an introduction, a body and a conclusion.
In your introduction, you need to explain what determines the quantity of tobacco products that consumers demand. Also, do not forget to explain what determines the quantity of a good that sellers of tobacco products supply. Your introduction, as well as other parts of your TMA, must be based on up-to-date data with complete references. It is probably best to spend no more than 500 words on this part. (30 points)
In the essay’s body, you need to answer question 2 by describing the role of pieces in market economies and then try to discuss the different policies that governments adopt to move the demand curve to the left. Your discussion should be based on clear examples supported with proper data. You will need to use your textbook as a reference and published data and information in order to answer the above two questions. It is expected to provide proper graphs that explain the effect policies on the demand for tobacco products. You may translate your data into diagrams and match the theory with the application you are discussing. This part of your essay has the weightiest part of the TMA and carries the highest proportion of marks. You should spend no more than 500 words on this part of the TMA. (50 points).
Your conclusion should include a summary of what you have discussed in your essay showing how the policy makers may benefit from your analysis. (200 words, 20 points).
The assessment of the quality of your essay will be based on how you convince the reader (grader) about your knowledge and understanding of the topic. Attempt to use your own words and avoid using a copy-paste. Your TMA should be attached with the following PT3form.
Arab Open University
Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA)
Academic Year 2015-2016 Semester : Second
Branch: Program: Business Studies
Course Title: Economics and Economic Change Course Code: DD202A
Student Name: Student ID:
Section Number: Tutor Name:
Total Mark: Awarded Mark:
Allocated Marks Questions Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Total
Weight 30 50 20
deducted Marks Criteria Presentation 5 Referencing 5 Word Count 5 E-Library 5 Total
100 Student’s Total Mark
Notes on plagiarism:
A. According to the Arab Open University By-laws, “the following acts represent cases of cheating and
Verbatim copying of printed material and submitting them as part of TMAs without proper academic acknowledgement and documentation.
Verbatim copying of material from the Internet, including tables and graphics.
Copying other students’ notes or reports.
Using paid or unpaid material prepared for the student by individuals or firms.
B. Penalties for plagiarism ranges from failure in the TMA to expulsion from the university.
Declaration: I hereby declare that the submitted TMA is my own work and I have not copied any other person’s work or plagiarized in any other form as specified above.
Tutor Name: Tutor Signature: Date returned:
حلول جميع الواجبات
موبايل – واتس أب
حلول مضمونة لجميع الواجبات ومشاريع التخرج
حلول الواجبات غير مكررة ونسبة التشابه أقل من 10%