Computer Hardware and Software Paper Due Apr 03, 1159 PM Not Submitted POINTS

Computer Hardware and Software Paper
Due  Apr 03, 11:59 PM
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Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to understand what basic hardware and software components make up a computer. Students will research hardware components, operating system software, and application software to determine how they work together to process information. Students will use a word processing tool to demonstrate how to correctly format a paper in APA style using skills learned in readings and MindTap simulations.
Assignment Steps
Resources: 
Internet search engine such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing
Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016: Introductory: Module 1: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with a Picture
Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016: Introductory: Module 2: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources
MindTap: Week 1 Tutorials
Create a Microsoft® Word document saved under the following format: Lastname_Course#_W1.doc. 
Research computer hardware and software and how they work together to process user requests. 
Develop a 1,050-word summary describing the role of hardware components and operating system software on a computer: 
Discuss what hardware components should be considered when deciding what applications to install. 
Sum up the key utilities in operating system software allowing users to customize their desktop and keep their PC maintained and optimized.
Include the following in the summary: 
Format paper using APA Guidelines found in the link Writing and Style Guidelines (APA)for 100-299 classes on the lower right side of the Class Home page.
Use what you learned in Word Modules 1 & 2 to insert in-text citations and references using APA style.
Use the Word Bulleted feature to list basic hardware components and define their function.
Insert a picture or image of your PC, or one that you found on the internet. Type the make and model of PC under the picture and apply Word features to bold and highlight. 
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines for 100-299 classes. 
Individual Assignment: Computer Hardware and Software Paper
Purpose of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is for students to understand what basic hardware and software components make up a computer. Students will research hardware components, operating system software, and application software to determine how they work together to process information. Students will use a word processing tool to demonstrate how to correctly format a paper in APA style using skills learned in readings and MindTap simulations.
Resources Required
·       Internet search engine such as Google, Yahoo, or Bing
·       Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016: Introductory: Creating, Formatting, and Editing a Word Document with a Picture Module 1
·       Microsoft Office 365, Office 2016: Introductory: Creating a Research Paper with References and Sources Module 2.
·       MindTap: Office Mix for Office 2016 and Windows 10: Essential Concepts and Skills Module
·       MindTap:Office Mix for Word, Module 2
·       MindTap: Videos for Word, Modules 1 & 2
Grading Guide
Content
Met
Partially Met
Not Met
Comments:
Created a Microsoft® Word® document saved under the following format: Lastname_Course#_W1.doc.
Developed a 1,050-word summary describing the roles of hardware and software on a computer:
·       Discuss what hardware components should be considered when deciding what applications to install. 
·       Sum up the key utilities in operating system software allowing users to customize their desktop and keep their PC maintained and optimized.
Included the following in the summary:
Use what you learned in Word Modules 1 & 2 to insert in-text citations and references using APA style.
Use the Word Bulleted feature to list basic hardware components and define their function.
Insert a picture or image of your PC, or one that you found on the internet. Type the make and model of PC under the picture and apply Word features to bold and highlight.
Total Available
Total Earned
7
#/7
Writing Guidelines
Met
Partially Met
Not Met
Comments:
The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page—is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements.
Research must be properly recognized with in-text citations and a reference page.
Paragraph and sentence transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Rules of grammar and usage are followed including spelling and punctuation.
Total Available
Total Earned
3
#/3
Assignment Total
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10
#/10
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