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Week 7 Discussion: Communication Aids


Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source that will be your video (in addition to the textbook/lesson)

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


Initial Post Instructions

Therefore, for our discussion, find a video about one of the following three general topics (Youtube.com Ted Talks is a useful source):

  • Speech anxiety
  • Delivery of a speech
  • Persuasion within a presentation

Once you have found the video, discuss and post about the title, summary, why it was helpful to others, helpful to self, then cite your references (see Week 7 Discussion for details). 


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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