1. Briefly discuss system software, operating system, firmware, and utility programs.
2. Discuss and compare the merits and demerits of assembly languages and high-level languages.
Length: minimum 3-5 pages excluding cover page and references (since a page is about 300 words, this
is approximately 1,200-1,500 words).
Assignment driven Criteria (25 points): Demonstrates clear understanding of the subject and addresses
all key elements of the assignment.
Critical thinking (10 points): Demonstrates mastery conceptualizing the problem. Shows analysis,
synthesis and evaluation of required material.
Scholarly writing (5 points): Demonstrates writing proficiency at the academic level of the course
addressing the learning outcomes of the assignment.
Quality of references (4 points) and assignment organization (3 points): Uses relevant and credible
sources to support assertions. Assignment is well organized and follows the structure of a well written