Evaluate your communication across multiple contexts and develop a plan for improving your communication
Your Core Assessment is due by Sunday evening of Week Eight at midnight.
Grading: 200 points
Objective: Evaluate your communication across multiple contexts and develop a plan for improving your communication.
Assignment: The core assessment will be a paper (6-10 pages) analyzing your communication efforts across contexts. The paper must include a discussion of small groups, interpersonal and intercultural communication, and public speaking. Each section of your paper must make reference to communication concepts, using the terminology you learned in class throughout this past eight weeks, and should also include examples of real-life communication situations. The public speaking section of the paper should discuss in detail one of the last two speeches you delivered this term (informative or persuasive). The paper should include documentation of at least three different communication situations in a variety of contexts. Documentation may be in the form of reflective journals, letters from others, videos, discussions, etc.
Use one-inch margins and a 10-12 character per inch font. All sources, including your text and journal, should be cited in a “Works Cited” page at the end of the paper.
Follow these guidelines for developing the paper:
Introduction: Begin with an attention-getter and a thesis statement. Evaluate your communication skill overall. Preview your points.
Body: First, explain what you believe to be the characteristics of an effective communicator. If necessary, support with quotes and citations(here is a link to Purdue’s Online Writing Lab to help you with paper format and documentation of sources. Second, describe and analyze your communication—discuss your communication in small groups, interpersonal, intercultural, and public speaking situations. Use many examples and apply the terminology from the course lectures and text. Third, evaluate your communication in each setting and overall. Do you believe you are an effective communicator? Be sure to explain why you feel this way. Fourth, discuss what you can do to improve your communication and what you learned from the course.
Conclusion: Restate the thesis and review. End with something to offer closure.
Remember to edit and proofread. Your paper should be free of grammatical and other errors.
|Academic Level||College (1-2 years: Freshmen, Sophomore)|
|Number of Pages||5 Page(s)/1375 words|
|Paper Format||Chicago / Turabian|