University of Phoenix Material
Communication Introduction Worksheet
(Week 1 – 5
What is the textbook definition of communication? What does communication mean to you personally? Give an example. (150 words/.35 point/Mechanical composition skills count)
Describe the differences between linear, interactional, and transactional communication models Please give an example of each.. (.5 each/1.5 Mechanical composition skills count.)
MYTH OR REALITY?
Underline or circle the following myths and realities of communication. Explain your answers. Give a brief example from your life. (each .3 x 7 = 2.1)
We communicate only when we consciously and deliberately choose to communicate. Myth Reality
Words do not mean the same things to the listener as they do to the speaker. Myth Reality
We communicate primarily with words.
Communication is not a one-way activity.
The message we send is identical to the message received by the listener. Myth Reality
You can never give someone too much information.
Match the seven contexts of communication with the appropriate definition. ENTER ANSWERS INTO THE BOX PROVIDED. (1.05/.15 each) My Answer
1. Interpersonal communication
A. Communication with and among people in large, extended environments 2.
2. Intrapersonal communication
B. Communication between and among people with different cultural backgrounds 3.
3. Small group communication
C. Communication with a group of people, usually three to 12 4.
4. Rhetorical/public communication
D. Communication to a large group of people, such as a lecture or sermon 5.
5. Organizational communication
E. Communication with oneself 6.
6. Intercultural communication
F. Communication with a large audience through a mediated channel 7.
7. Mass communication
G. Face-to-face communication, usually between two...
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