RUBRIC FOR FINAL PAPER COMPARING/CONTRASTING TWO OPERATING SYSTEMS

150 points

Content – 80 points Grammar/spelling/punctuation – 40 points APA style – 30 points

EXCELLENT

80 points

ABOVE AVERAGE

60 points

AVERAGE

30 points

BELOW AVERAGE

0 points

CONTENT Content is thorough and all areas are covered. Content is adequate – all areas are covered, but 1- 2 areas are not covered thoroughly. Content is lacking – 1-2 areas are not covered, or more than 2 areas not covered

thoroughly.

Content is lacking- more than 2 areas are not covered.
EXCELLENT

40 points

ABOVE AVERAGE

30 points

AVERAGE

15 points

BELOW AVERAGE

0 points

GRAMMAR/SPELLING/ PUNCTUATION No errors in

grammar/spelling/ punctuation

1-2 errors 3-5 errors More than 5 errors
EXCELLENT

30 points

ABOVE AVERAGE

20 points

AVERAGE

10 points

BELOW AVERAGE

0 points

APA STYLE With 1-2 minor exceptions, APA style is correctly followed. More than 2 minor errors in APA One major error in APA style (such as not double spacing) OR more than 2 minor errors

in APA sytel

No or little attempt is made to follow APA style