For assignment 1

  • Explain the purpose of an operating system for a personal computer.
  • Give a brief description of the hardware components of a computer that the OS interfaces with. Motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive, sound controller, power supply, input and output devices, etc.

Submit a one to two page paper in APA format by wed 11:59 PM. You are welcome to submit drafts for the instructor’s comments.

For APA format, include a title page. Include an abstract statement on page two. Add the body on pages 3 & 4. Put  your references on page 5. Use more than one reference for your information. Use Times New Roman 12 point font, double-spaced through the entire document. Indent paragraphs in the body. The abstract is not indented. 

You can use the APA template and References tab in MS Word for easier formatting.

If you are not familiar with APA formatting, please let me know and we can set up a live tutorial via GoToMeeting.

Remember to proofread your paper before submitting. Ideally, also have someone else also proofread it.