differentiating between services and goods

Write a 500-750-word paper that identifies the major characteristics of services compared with goods, and describe how technology is changing the customer service and service offerings.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Here is the rubric

Differentiating Between Services and Goods

1
Unsatisfactory
0.00%

2
Less than Satisfactory
65.00%

3
Satisfactory
75.00%

4
Good
85.00%

5
Excellent
100.00%

100.0 %Assignment Criteria

10.0 %Introduction and Conclusion

An introduction and conclusion are not present.

An introduction and conclusion are present, but connections are not made to course objectives.

An introduction and conclusion are present; cursory connections are made to course objectives.

An introduction and conclusion are present. Relevant connections are made to course objectives in a thoughtful manner.

An introduction and conclusion are present. Relevant connections are made to course objectives in a thoughtful and insightful manner. Critical and creative thinking is indicated.

65.0 %Assignment Questions

Discussion is incomplete or omits most of the requirements stated in the assignment criteria.

Discussion is incomplete or omits some requirements stated in the assignment criteria.

Discussion is adequately presented.

Discussion is thoroughly presented.

Discussion is comprehensive, accurate, and persuasive; definitions are clearly stated. Research is adequate, timely, and relevant, and addresses all of the issues stated in the assignment criteria.

10.0 %Thesis Development and Purpose

Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.

Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.

Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.

Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear

5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)

Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.

Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.

Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.

Prose is free of mechanical errors. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English

5.0 %Paper Format (Use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)

Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.

Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.

Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.

Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.

All format elements are correct.

5.0 %Research Citations (In-text citations for paraphrasing and direct quotes, and reference page listing and formatting, as appropriate to assignment and style)

No reference page is included. No citations are used.

Reference page is present. Citations are inconsistently used.

Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented, although some errors may be present.

Reference page is present and fully inclusive of all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct

In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.

100 %Total Weightage