T1 2022: ICT201 Computer Organisation and Architecture Assessment 4
Assessment type: Report (2,000 words) – individual assignment
Purpose: This assessment will allow students to demonstrate that they can identify and understand synchronisation and deadlocks. This assessment contributes to Learning Outcomes b and c.
Value: 25% (Report 15%; Presentation 10%)
Due Date: Report Submission via Moodle (Week 9 Sunday 23:59); Presentation (Week 10 – 11)
Submission: Upload the completed report via Moodle.
Assessment Topic: Analysis of an Operating System Process Control.
The report will require an analysis of an operating system process control focusing on the process control block and Process image.
Research the Internet or current literature to analyse and describe the Operating System Process Control. Concerning the Process Control Block and Process Image. The report will require an analysis of an operating system Process Control Structure. The report on the Process Control Structure focuses on “Process Control Block” and “Process
Also, expand the details of these process control structures, compare them and provide enough supporting materials.
Coursebook: Stallings, W. (2018). Operating System: internals and design principles. 9th ed. Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
• You should use other resources like internet resources, books, journals and conferences.
• Your report should be clearly structured.
• Prepare a brief presentation of your report, and present it to the rest of the class. There is no need to submit the presentation as you will present the same submitted report file.
• You must provide references and cite the resources that you consulted for this assignment.
• Harvard referencing is the required method. (APA is acceptable)
• Make sure your resources are timely. For example, notice the date when the research was published. Be sure to validate the authenticity of your sources. Avoid any that might be questionable, such as blogs and publicly edited online (wiki) sources.
Assessment 4 Marking Rubrics - Report:
Criteria Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Effective Excellent Exceptional 15 %
(0 – 49%) Pass (50 – 64%) Credit (65 – 74%) Distinction (75 – 84%) High Distinction (85 – 100%)
Depth of Content The explanation is
sufficiently inaccurate, incomplete, or confusing that the reader gains little information from the report. It appears that little attempt has been made to help the reader understand the material. Some difficulty in reading, structure lacking in some parts Well written, structure not
totally clear Well written and structured. An accurate and complete explanation of key concepts and theories is made, drawing on relevant literature. Enough detail is presented to allow the reader to understand the content and make judgments about it. In addition, applications of theory are included to illuminate issues. Readers gain insights. 3
Accuracy of Content Does not directly answer question Directly answers most of the question Directly answers the question Directly answers the question giving additional insights Information (names, facts, etc.) included in the report is consistently accurate. 3
Purpose No support for the project’s objectives taken in the answer. Provides some support for the project’s objectives taken. The project’s objectives are presented. The motivation for pursuing the project and its relevance are addressed. The discussion is reasonably clear but not compelling. Provides excellent level of support for project’s objectives taken. The project’s objectives are clearly stated. The motivation for pursuing the project
relevance are clearly
and persuasively established by relating the project to current engineering problems. 3
Depth of Analysis No analysis presented Analysis based on some argument Analysis based on sound argument Analysis based on an extensive argument Results are carefully and objectively analysed. Interpretations are made using appropriate equations, models, or theories. 3
Grammar, and Sentence
Structure Very little
knowledge of subject matter demonstrated. Adequate knowledge of subject matter demonstrated. Sound knowledge of subject matter demonstrated. High level of knowledge of subject matter demonstrated. High level of knowledge of subject matter and synthesis with theory demonstrated 3
Marking Rubrics: Presentation (10%)
Criteria Fail (0 – 49%) Pass (50 – 64%) Credit (65 – 74%) Distinction (75 – 84%) High Distinction (85 – 100%) 10%
Visual appeal There are many
errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation, the slides are difficult to read and contain too much text, poor choice of fonts and colours, no or little visual appeal, There are errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Too much text on many slides. Minimal effort made to make slides appealing There may be some errors in spelling,
grammar and punctuation. Too much text on two or more slides.
Significant visual appeal. There are no errors
grammar, and punctuation. Information is clear and concise on each slide.
Visually appealing and engaging. No errors, engagi and professional looking presentati ng
Content The presentation provides a brief look at the topic but many questions are left unanswered. Majority of information is irrelevant and significant points left out. The presentation Is informative but several elements are unanswered. Much of the information
irrelevant, coverage of some of major points. The presentation is a good summary of the topic.
Most important Information covered; little irrelevant information. The presentation is a concise
summary of the topic with all questions answered. Comprehensive and complete coverage of information. Exceptionally good summary of the topic and provides extensiv supportive eleme to aid the ease of understanding of t audience. e
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skills Minimal eye contact focusing on small part of audience. The audience is not engaged.
Spoke too quickly or
quietly making it difficult to understand. Inappropriate/disin terested body language. Focuses on only part of the audience. Sporadic eye contact and the audience is distracted.
Speaker could be heard by only half of the audience.
Body language is distracting. Speaks to majority of the audience; steady eye contact.
The audience is engaged by the presentation. Speaks at a suitable volume with some fidgeting. Regular/constant eye contact, The audience is engaged, and presenter held the audience’s attention. Appropriate speaking volume
& body language. Exceptionally
Good presentatio skills, excellent audience engagement. n 4