Intro to Comm Worksheet

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Communication Introduction Worksheet
(Week 1 – 5

1.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)

2.Describe the differences between linear, interactional, and transactional communication models Please give an example of each.. (.5 each/1.5 Mechanical composition skills count.)

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)

3.We communicate only when we consciously and deliberately choose to communicate. Myth Reality

4.Words do not mean the same things to the listener as they do to the speaker. Myth Reality

5.We communicate primarily with words.
Myth Reality
Myth Reality

6.Communication is not a one-way activity.
Myth Reality
7.The message we send is identical to the message received by the listener. Myth Reality

8.You can never give someone too much information.
Myth Reality
Match the seven contexts of communication with the appropriate definition. ENTER ANSWERS INTO THE BOX PROVIDED. (1.05/.15 each) My Answer
1. Interpersonal communicationA. Communication with and among people in large, extended environments 2.
2. Intrapersonal communicationB. Communication between and among people with different cultural backgrounds 3.
3. Small group communicationC. Communication with a group of people, usually three to 12 4.
4. Rhetorical/public communicationD. Communication to a large group of people, such as a lecture or sermon 5.
5. Organizational communicationE. Communication with oneself 6.
B. 6. Intercultural communicationF. Communication with a large audience through a mediated channel 7.
7. Mass communicationG. Face-to-face communication, usually between two...
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