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Week 2 Discussion: Listening Analysis


Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 4, review Chapter 5
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook/lesson)
  • Can use also the chamberlain university library for books

EBOOK: McLean Scott, (2018). Exploring Interpersonal Communication (2nd ed.) Boston, MA: Flatworld


Initial Post Instructions

Read the lesson for this week. Then, complete the Listening Exercise in the Listen Up! section of this week's lesson. Use this exercise to evaluate your listening skills. Then, address the following, using the provided headings to format your post:

  • Listening Score
    • State the results of the exercise and what surprised you with the questions and results.
    • Consider how your listening strategy changes when you are interacting with a different culture, then share your reflection with the class.
  • Example
    • Using the information from the exercise, describe an instance when you failed to be an effective listener.
    • Also, in this section, include an example of when you found it difficult to listen when communicating with someone from a different culture.
  • Reflections
    • Respond to the following prompt in full sentences, making connections to the ideas contained in the listening chapter assigned for the week as well as including information from an outside source. Explain your thought process and provide examples to give further explanation to your description of why you felt the way you did.
      • Share a time when you experienced a breakdown in the listening process.
      • What do you believe was the reason you failed to listen effectively?
      • Share potential listening barriers that might have been present.
      • What could you have done differently to improve your listening?
  • References
    • Place your two APA citations in this section.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer or the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


Criteria

Initial Post Content: Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s), applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all weekly concepts.

Evidence & Sources: Integrates evidence to support discussion from assigned readings** OR online lessons, AND at least one outside scholarly source.*** Sources are credited.*

Professional Communication: Presents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).


Notes

*Credited means stating where the information came from (specific article, text, or lesson). Examples: our text discusses...., The information from our lesson states..., Smith (2010) claimed that..., Mary Manners (personal communication, November 2017)...

**Assigned readings are those listed on the syllabus or assignments page as required reading. This may include text readings, required articles, or required websites.

***Scholarly source - per APA Guidelines, only scholarly sources should be used in assignments. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. Wikipedia, Wikis, .com websites or blogs should not be used as anyone can add information to these sites. For the discussions, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (.gov) and respected organizations (.org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Outside sources do not include assigned required readings.

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