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summary is a concise restatement of the paper’s main points, including a conclusion drawn from the information presented. 5 5 Sentence Structure and Paragraph Construction Sentences are complete, have varied structure, and are not burdened with run-on ideas and phrases. Paragraphs start with a main idea and all sentences support it. Paragraphs tie to the central theme and supporting ideas of the introduction. Paragraphs are never one sentence and rarely just two. The flow the paper between sentences and paragraphs is logical and moves smoothly through the summary. 3 3 Content, Development and References Paper fully addresses the assignment within the given length requirements. References are current, from reputable sources and support the central theme and ideas. Research is integrated with practical and relevant personal, professional experience and conclusions. Concepts and ideas are research-based, well developed and properly cited, quoted and referenced. Citations and the reference list are complete and consistent. 6 6 Clarity and Conciseness
UNIX/Linux vs. Mac vs. Windows OS The words, ideas, sentences and paragraphs are clear, easy to understand and concise. There is an economy of words and the structure is efficient. Key words and concepts are fully explained and used properly. There is no unnecessary redundancy or repetition of words or ideas. 1 1 Vocabulary and Word Choice The vocabulary is chosen to fit the subject and the audience. Words are chosen for their strength and economy. Voice is primarily active, not passive. Words are used to provide richness and meaning and to keep the reader’s interest. Any metaphors used are consistent throughout the paper, not mixed. Words and word forms are used consistently. 1 1 Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Style and Format The mechanics of these items are correct, consistent and based on the dictionary and the Greg Reference Manual. The paper shows attention to detail and thorough editing by the writer for spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, word agreement, tense and spacing. Proper APA formats for margins, title, title page, running heads, citations, quotations, reference list, and line spacing. No mixing of font sizes and styles. 2 1.75 Total Score: 18 17.75

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