Interpersonal Communication Assignment | Homework for You
In 6 pages, in 12 pt. font, double-spaced, with one inch margins, page numbers, and indented paragraphs. – Review chapters 6, 7, and 8 and respond to all of the following questions/prompts in an essay:
• Chapter 6:
Review Types of Nonverbal Communication on pgs. 178-190 in your textbook. Pick two of the types (Body Movement, Touch, Voice (meaning paralanguage), Distance, Territoriality, Time, Physical Attractiveness, Clothing, and Physical Environment), briefly define the two you pick in your own words, and describe how using these two types of communication have affected your interpersonal communication with another person positively or negatively. Use specific and detailed examples to help make your points and to fully answer this prompt.
• Chapter 7:
Review Recognizing Barriers to Listening on pgs. 202-203 and Avoiding Poor Listening Habits pgs. 203-204 in your textbook. Pick one specific Barrier to Listening or Poor Listening Habit, define it briefly in your own words, explain how the barrier or habit that you chose has negatively affected your interpersonal communication and/or relationship with another person.
Pick a different Barrier to Listening or Poor Listening Habit, define it briefly in your own words, and explain – why does this barrier or habit bother you when people do it to you when you are speaking to them? Use specific and detailed examples to help make your points and to fully answer this prompt.
Review Types of Listening Responses on pgs. 207-221 in your textbook. Pick two different Listening Responses from the eight types listed in this section that you think will be valuable for you in the career you will have after you graduate from college. Briefly define the two Listening Responses that you chose in your own words and explain how you think you will use these two in your future career. Explain and give details to help me understand how these two response types will help you in communication situations you might face.
• Chapter 8:
Review Expressing Emotions Effectively on pgs. 238-244 in your textbook. Pick one of the suggestions for Expressing Emotions Effectively that you think you already do well and one suggestion that you need to work on. Explain briefly what each suggestion means and why you think you do one well and why you need to work on the other. Use detailed examples to help make your point.
Review the term Emotional Intelligence on pg. 228 in your textbook. Define the term in your own words and explain, using a detailed example, one relationship where you have to use your emotional intelligence skills the most. Take the test named “Test Your Emotional Intelligence” by visiting https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/quizzes/ei_quiz
Did the test result agree or disagree with what you thought about your own level of Emotional Intelligence before you took the test? Explain why you answered the that way you did.
• Your Opinion:
What is one thing that you would like to improve about your interpersonal communication (i.e., your communication in two person relationships)? Pick something that you did not already discuss above and explain your answer using (an) example(s) to make your point clear.
When Writing Your Essay Follow These Guidelines –
1. Start writing at the top of the page. Your name and the paper name can appear on the first line on the page (e.g., Jane Doe – Self-Reflection Final Paper). Start writing your introduction on the next line. Do not skip extra lines anywhere in the paper (e.g., indent to signal a new paragraph).
2. The introduction paragraph should be brief (i.e., at maximum a half a page) and do the following things:
a. Attract the reader’s attention (e.g., ask a question, give a relevant quotation, make an observation).
b. Briefly state what the paper will be about.
c. Give the names of the terms and concepts from the book that you will discuss in this paper.
3. To answer the essay questions, first, define the concept briefly in your own words, second, explain your answer with evidence, and third, explain how the evidence fits the concept as you define it.
4. Check your grammar and spellcheck for errors.
5. Body paragraphs need a minimum of four sentences. Start a new paragraph when you shift to different topics or sub areas of your topic (i.e., no two page-long paragraphs and no paragraph-long sentences).
6. The conclusion should briefly rename topics that you discussed in the paper, state what you learned about yourself as a communicator while writing this paper, and briefly state the one way you hope to improve your communication in the future. This paragraph can be three short sentences.
(attached is a pdf to the textbook)