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Communications

  • Course: Introduction to Communication
  • Professor: Alan Chappel
  • School: University of Phoenix, AZ
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Introduction to Communication Worksheet

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Answer the following questions in your own words. Each response must be written as an academic 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.

As explained in Chapt. #01 of Introduction to Communication Theory (2010). Communication is defined by Dr. Stevens in Chapt. 4 as Communication Accommodation Theory. Which is the framework through which relationships, accommodations, and behaviors exist. From pg. 63 of the chapter, “The theory supports a series of specific guesses, or hypotheses that can be tested”. EXAMPLE: These theories are not bounded by the context of the workplace. Whereas it generalizes the communication accommodations in all contexts. By narrowing down to specific areas, it is simpler to figure out the barriers in communications as well the progression. Communication means to personally ascend to the treasures of life. When communicating between people, you are able to receive feedback from them. That can be in a positive light, or a negative one depending on that person’s attitude. Communication comes in many forms from verbal, to non-verbal. An individual may talk with your hands as much as your eyes which is considered “body language”.

2. Describe the differences between linear, interactional, and transactional communication.

Linear communication is where a sender and a receiver of one message. In fact, the breakdown of the linear model of communication goes in order. Created by Shannon and Weaver according to the Website Communication Studies. 1. Sender

2. Encoding
3. Decoding
4. Message
5. Channel
6. Receiver
7. Noise
In addition, the linear model...
Introduction to Communication Worksheet
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University of Phoenix Material
Introduction to Communication Worksheet
Paragraph Questions
Answer the following questions in your own words. Each response must be written as an
academic 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.
As explained in Chapt. #01 of Introduction to Communication Theory (2010).
Communication is defined by Dr. Stevens in Chapt. 4 as Communication Accommodation
Theory. Which is the framework through which relationships, accommodations, and
behaviors exist. From pg. 63 of the chapter, “The theory supports a series of specific
guesses, or hypotheses that can be tested”. EXAMPLE: These theories are not bounded
by the context of the workplace. Whereas it generalizes the communication
accommodations in all contexts. By narrowing down to specific areas, it is simpler to
figure out the barriers in communications as well the progression.
Communication means to personally ascend to the treasures of life. When
communicating between people, you are able to receive feedback from them. That can
be in a positive light, or a negative one depending on that person’s attitude.
Communication comes in many forms from verbal, to non-verbal. An individual may talk
with your hands as much as your eyes which is considered “body language”.
2. Describe the differences between linear, interactional, and transactional communication.
Linear communication is where a sender and a receiver of one message. In fact,
the breakdown of the linear model of communication goes in order. Created by
Shannon and Weaver according to the Website Communication Studies.
1. Sender
2. Encoding
3. Decoding
4. Message
5. Channel
6. Receiver
7. Noise
In addition, the linear model is strongest when used with electronic media such
as in radio and television.
Transactional Model of Communication is different from linear communication in
this regard. Transactional communication recognizes the simultaneous process
which can be interchangeable between the terms “sender”, and “receiver” on to
“communicator”. By this point, you can add the environment into the equation
through physical location. As well add the other dynamic of personal experiences
and cultural backgrounds according to Communication Studies.
Interactional Model of Communication is the means of communication in daily
life. Which serves as coordinate joint activities among participants according to
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