learning team written assignment grading rubric week 4

Riordan Centralized/Distributed Server Model Comparison Paper


Subject Matter

Key elements of assignments covered

500-600 words in length

Compares and contrasts the centralized versus distributed server model as an in-house implementation by describing the technical, operational, and strategic benefits/strengths and risks/weaknesses of each

From each of the business support tool perspectives (ERP, SCM, CRM, etc.), describe the pros and cons of both server models as they pertain specifically to Riordan s needs

Determines and compares the overall viability of each model from distinct business support tool perspectives as they apply to Riordan by discussing how each addresses specifically the operational and strategic issues and concerns cited in the case by Riordan executives to understand keeping IS/IT functions in-house

Content is comprehensive/accurate/persuasive

Displays an understanding of relevant theory

Major points supported by specific details/examples

Research is adequate/timely

Writer has gone beyond textbook for resources

3 Points

Higher-Order Thinking

Writer compares/contrasts/integrates theory/subject matter with work environment/experience

At an appropriate level, the writer analyzes and synthesizes theory/practice to develop new ideas and ways of conceptualizing and performing



The introduction provides a sufficient background on the topic and previews major points

Central theme/purpose is immediately clear

Structure is clear, logical, and easy to follow

Subsequent sections develop/support the central theme

Conclusion/recommendations follow logically from the body of the paper

.5 Points



Citations/reference page follow guidelines

Properly cites ideas/info from other sources

Paper is laid out effectively–uses, heading and other reader-friendly tools

Paper is neat/shows attention to detail


Rules of grammar, usage, punctuation are followed

Spelling is correct


Sentences are complete, clear, and concise

Sentences are well-constructed with consistently strong, varied structure

Transitions between sentences/paragraphs/sections help maintain the flow of thought

Words used are precise and unambiguous

The tone is appropriate to the audience, content, and assignment

.5 Points

Possible Late Penalty

10% / day

Possible Points Earned