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Introduction to Communication Worksheet
COM/100 Version 3
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Introduction to communicationTamara Martin08/10/12 Introduction to Communication Worksheet  Paragraph Questions
 Answer the following questions in your own words. Each response must be written as anacademic paragraph of at least 150 words. Be clear and concise, and provide explanations for your answers. Format your sources consistent with APA guidelines.1.According to Introducing Communication Theory 

(2010), what is the definition of 
communication
? What does communication mean to you personally? Provide an example. Communication is a social process in which individuals employsymbols to establish and interpret meaning in their environment.(Introducing Communication Theory, Ch.1, p.5, par 1) To me communication means that we interact with one another in acertain form, whether it be in person, on the telephone, in a letter or on theinternet. I believe that communication is fundamental in the way we guideinterpersonal relationships. For example if a married couple stops talking,touching and feeling with each other, the relationship will surely end indivorce. All lines of communication must remain open in order for anyrelationship to survive, whether it is a personal relationship or a businessagreement.Communication is vital to governments and businesses and when there isa breakdown in communication; things can go horribly wrong, such as thecommunication breakdown within a government. If all parties involved arenot willing to talk and communicate what they are feeling or thinking and Copyright © 2012, 2010, 2008 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.

 
Introduction to Communication Worksheet
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stand divided, then the people will pay the price for their inability to cometogether and compromise with one another through communication. 2.Describe the differences between linear, interactional, and transactional communication. The linear...
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