1 discussion must have 150 word and 1 journal
This graded discussion board assignment asks you to take a look at your family. What type of family were you raised in growing up? Was it a nuclear family, extended family, blended family, or single-parent family? What did you find as the advantages and disadvantages of living in that family type?
What type of family are you living in right now? Is it different than the family type in which you were raised?
Finally, after reading the chapter on family communication, what are two strategies you can use to help improve your family communication?
In order to receive full credit, please write your original post of 150 words
1. Journal 3: Challenges in Relationships – examine a specific relationship challenge you are now or have faced in a relationship with a friend/family member/romantic partner.
o Three theories or concepts for analysis**
o 2 single spaced pages in length
o The description section should be no more than 1 page in length
o Use only concepts/theories from Chapter 10 for this entry
Please follow these directions so there is nothing left up to my imagination of what I think you are talking about.
Each entry MUST be organized exactly as outlined below:
Context: Type the context at the top of this section (you will write the context of the interaction – where and when it occurred.) If you are unsure of what we mean by context of interpersonal interactions, read about it online and in the text. Remember, we use theory to explain, not general terms. For the Challenges Entry, your incident will focus on just one challenge from the following: jealousy, termination of a relationship, the impact of distance on a relationship, or deception. See the textbook and online lessons for information about how theories and concepts help us understand challenges in important relationships.
Interaction: Here, write the actual event, giving enough detail of what occurred so the analysis will be easily understood. Most people find it easier to write in a narrative form rather than a dialogue form, but it is your choice. The “Description” portion is about ½ page in length.
Concept/Theory: Begin by writing the name of the theory or concept (USE CAPS AND bold face so it is obvious to me) and write a 1 or 2 sentence explanation of the theory or concept, so it is clear you know what the theory or concept means. The theory or concept you choose should come directly from the chapter applying to the lesson. So, for the conflict journal, the theories and concepts you use to analyze your experience should come from the chapter dealing with conflict.
Application: Now, APPLY the theory or concept to the event you have described above. In this area you will explain why this theory or concept helps us to understand the interaction YOU PROVIDED IN THE “Description.”
NOTE: Short entries will lose points
***NO FLUFF – I want theory application.The bulk of your writing will be in the Analysis portion, not the Description portion. Read and understand the theory or concept, show me you know why and how the theory or concept explains the event you describe. Read the sample provided.
As with all assignments, writing errors will damage your grade. Edit your work carefully; this is a college level course and college level writing is expected. All assignments are accessed through the lessons and submitted there.