Reading Analysis Instructions;
The analysis requires you to respond to several questions that ask to evaluate or apply core concepts about communication raised by specific sections of the Donald Alban Jr. text (Created for Connection). You must reply to every assigned question with answers that deliver the exact type of information required and that satisfy any stipulated word count requirement. The writing must be thorough yet concise. Support thoughts with relevant information from the textbook and other course materials as well as some personal experience if required. First person voice (the use of "I") is allowed, if relevant. Each posting will be evaluated according to how well you:
*Demonstrate understanding of relevant textbook concepts.
*Logically sequence answers.
*Rationally explain your answers.
*Respect conventional grammatical and stylistic principles in your expression.
Format Use APA to format this paper. Present the question you are answering in boldfaced type, and then present your response to the question in regular type.
READING ANALYSIS 1
Read Chapter 1-2 in your Created for Connection text. Then, demonstrate your understanding of this content by composing an MS-Word document in which you provide clearly articulated, well-reasoned, appropriately documented answers to the following questions.
1. Evaluate this chapter’s definition of communication. What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? If you were asked to improve it in one way, by adding, subtracting, or modifying something, what would you change? Present your answer and explain the reasoning that justifies it in a 100-200 word response.
2. Recall an incident in which you or an acquaintance experienced a communication breakdown because of a verbal or non-verbal linguistic barrier. Chronicle this incident in a 100-200 word response.
3. This chapter questions the statement that no people can see the same thing because the statement is self-discrediting. If the statement were true, the person making the statement would have no way of knowing that it is true since, by his or her own admission, he or she could never gain access to what other people see for the purpose of determining this. What do you think? Share your thoughts in a 100-200 word response.
4. This chapter discusses stereotyping as a potential obstacle to communication. Provide five examples of stereotypes and explain, after each, how it can prevent communication from occurring.
1. Words are powerful communicational tools. Consider the following words of wisdom from James 3: 2-10 (NLT)
"If we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way………People can tame all kinds of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish, but no one can tame the tongue. It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison. Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes is curses those who have made in the image of God…….Surely my brothers and sisters, this is not right!"
Drawing from personal experience, write a 100-200 word response in which you describe the power of words to be destructive and to be constructive.
In a paragraph or two, answer the following questions about your use of artifacts to send people information about yourself: a) Which colors do you like to wear? Which do you not like to wear; b) Why do you like or not like them? Which ideas or feelings do or might they communicate to other people?
3. Consider the following statement by Cornelius LaPide, a 17th century Jesuit priest:
"The face, therefore, is the image of the heart, and the eyes are the mirror of the soul and its affections. One finds this principally in tumultuous and vile men who conceal their badness for a long time, but when they are distracted and unaware, it suddenly appears in their face and eyes. Therefore, the face and the eyes indicated the joy or sadness of the soul, its love or hatred; so also, honesty or treachery and hypocrisy."
Write a 100-200 word response that states your agreement, partial agreement, or disagreement with this statement. State your position clearly and succinctly, and back it up with information that supports your position, such as testimonies from experts, illustrations, or examples from your personal experience or that of someone else.
4. Share an example of a strange regional word or expression that you or a friend has encountered during your lifetime. Be sure for each of these to identify your hometown or region where you were when you encountered the strange expression. Who said it? What was his or her home region? What did you think when you first heard the expression? How did you learn the intended meaning of the strange expression? Which term do people from your home region use for the same thing?
*ON THE ONES THAT INCLUDE WORD COUNT PLEASE DON’T GO OVER WORD COUNT*
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