The purpose of this communication journal assignment is to assess your understanding and application off all concepts learned so far this quarter.
This communication journal is taking the place of a mid-term examination. The purpose is to assess your understanding and application off all concepts learned so far this quarter.
Over the next week, you will be required to keep a communication journal. This is NOT an ordinary journal. You are required to observe and report about the nonverbal and verbal content of four SHORT face-to-face conversations, video chats or phone calls.
In addition, I want to remind you that you have already successfully written about each part of this assignment, in prior assignments. The content, discussion and the written assignment you completed in week 1 were all about core values and communication habits. In week 2, we studied channels of communication, which is one part of the communication journal assignment. In week 3, you had to explore then write about perceptions and how our life experiences shape our perceptions and our communications with others. Week 4 was verbal communication; week 5 was tracking nonverbal communication. To accomplish this, you will be testing your active listening skills from week 6.
It would help you to review your past written work (both discussions and written assignments), the samples I provided, and to go into this assignment intending to track SHORT conversations (1 to 2 minutes in length). Those of you that are trying to track all parts of a long extended conversation are making this assignment much more difficult than it needs to be to get a good score.
You have to make at least 4 DETAILED entries from now until Sunday to get full credit. Each entry is worth 25 points!
Each entry should be 1.5 to 2 pages in length.
Please only submit one document with all 4 entries, not 4 different documents.
The journal requires that you use terminology from each chapter when you identify and/or explain the following:
Communication channel (Ch. 1);
Perceptions of both people (Ch. 2)
Verbal and nonverbal communication exchanged just like what was done in the discussion with the video clip from the godfather movie (Ch. 3 & 4).
Poor listening styles and how they impacted the communication (Ch. 5).
You must use terminology from each chapter in the document, but you do not need any specific in-text citations. Do BOLD the terms so that they are easy for me to identify when I go to grade your journal.