Requirements of Project

Requirements of Project

· Each student will either:

· Submit a written paper

· Topic must be related to Linux (using the suggested list or your own topic of interest).

· PAPER: The paper should be between 10 and 15 pages double-spaced, excluding title page, abstract, table of contents, references and appendices.

· The submission should contain only substantive, relevant information.

· Provide at least five (5) references, with at least three (3) published within the last two years, and one (1) retrieved from the NU Library. (Remember, every reference must have at least one citation!)

· Use APA format when appropriate. When used, citations/references must be APA style and clearly specify for the reader what is written material and where it may be found.

· Do not use footnotes.

· Grading will be based on the substance and clarity of the submission, and whether the student has demonstrated the ability to write or speak critically and analytically.

· Late projects may not be accepted – if accepted, a penalty may be applied. Acceptance of late projects and/or application of penalties will be at the sole discretion of the Instructor.

· The following rubric will be used for this Project: (160 Possible Points)

SCORES Exceeds Requirement

 

40 – 35

Meets Requirement

 

34 – 16

Below Requirement

 

15 – 0

TOPIC DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH

(40 possible points)

Sophisticated, exceptional use of examples. Integration of citations is sophisticated and highlights the author’s argument. Subject matter well explored but may show signs of underdevelopment. Competent use of examples.

Citations are integrated into argument.

Some ideas may lack support, elaboration. Lacks sufficient examples, or relevance of examples may be unclear.

Support material may not be clearly incorporated into argument. Possible plagiarism

Score:
ORGANIZATION, DELIVERY STYLE and SENTENCE STRUCTURE

(40 possible points)

Original and fluid organization; all sentences and paragraphs contribute; sophisticated transitions between ideas.

Sentences vary in structure, very few if any mechanical or grammatical errors (no serious errors).

Structure is solid, but an occasional sentence or idea may lack focus. Transitions between ideas occur but may lack originality.

Occasional minor mechanical errors may occur, but do not impede clear understanding of material. No serious mechanical or grammatical errors (fragments, run-ons, comma-splices, etc.)

Organization is difficult to follow.  Lacks logical flow of ideas.

Mechanical errors may at times impede clear understanding of material. A few serious mechanical or grammatical errors, but no recurring errors.

Score:
SUBMISSION STRUCTURE & FORMAT

(40 possible points)

 

Submission met all 5 requirements:

· Paper: 10 -15 pages OR Video: 10 – 15 minutes

· Paper: APA formatted OR Video: Easy to see and understand

· Conclusion that summarizes topic

· APA formatted citations

· APA formatted reference page

Submission met 3-4 of the 5 requirements:

· Paper: 10 -15 pages OR Video: 10 – 15 minutes

· Paper: APA formatted OR Video: Easy to see and understand

· Conclusion that summarizes topic

· APA formatted citations

· APA formatted reference page

Submission met 0-2 of the 5 requirements:

· Paper: 10 -15 pages OR Video: 10 – 15 minutes

· Paper: APA formatted OR Video: Easy to see and understand

· Conclusion that summarizes topic

· APA formatted citations

· APA formatted reference page

Score:
REFERENCES

(40 possible points)

References met all requirements:

· 5 references

· 3 published w/in last 2 years

· 1 retrieved from NU Library

References met 2 of the requirements:

· 5 references

· 3 published w/in last 2 years

· 1 retrieved from NU Library

References met 1 or 0 of the requirements.

· 5 references

· 3 published w/in last 2 years

· 1 retrieved from NU Library

Score:
Total:    


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