BSCOM/100 Introduction to Communication

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BSCOM/100 Intoduction to Communications Worksheet
bscom/100 week 1 List the positive and negative effects that your medium has had on business and personal communications. You may choose from the following list or come up with your own

BSCOM/100 Week 1

Individual: Introduction to Communication Worksheet

Includes Option#1 - 1,843 words = A+ Work!

Includes Option#2 -    708 words = A+ Work!

Includes Option#3 -    736 words = A+ Work!

Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Introduction to
Communication Worksheet.
Submit your worksheet to the Assignment Files tab.


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 Communication: Principles for a Lifetime (2013), what is the definition of communication? What are the fundamentals of communication? What does communication mean to you personally? Provide an example.
  2. Describe the differences between linear, interactional, and transactional communication.
  3. Why is communication critical to developing self-concept? Provide an example of how communication has helped you to develop your self-concept.

Myth or Reality?

Identify whether each of the following sentences is a myth or a reality. Explain your answers.

  1. You communicate only when you consciously and deliberately choose to communicate.
  2. Words do not mean the same things to the listener as they do to the speaker.
  3. You communicate primarily with words.
  4. Nonverbal communication is not perceived solely through sight.
  5. Communication is not a one-way activity.
  6. The message you send is identical to the message received by the listener.
  7. You can never give someone too much information.


Match the seven contexts of communication with the appropriate definition by placing the letter of the definition in the blank.


Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper giving specific examples on how you can use 5 rhetorical devices. Also explain how you can spot fallacies from other people as well as not falling yourself into mistaken reasoning.

BSCOM/100 Week 2

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Individual: Nonverbal, Interpersonal, and Textual Communication Worksheet

Includes Option#1 - 1,270 words! = A+ Work!

Includes Option#2 - 1,763 words! = A+ Work!

Includes Option#3 - 1,617 words! = A+ Work!

Includes Option#4 - 1,759 words! = A+ Work!
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Nonverbal, Interpersonal, and Textual Communication Worksheet.
Submit your worksheet to the Assignment Files tab.

Part 1

Look at the interactions between the individuals in the following photos and interpret what you think is being expressed through nonverbal communication. Using 50 to 100 words per response, describe the nonverbal cues that lead you to these interpretations.

Part 2

Compose 150- to 200-word responses to each of the following questions:
  1. Which of the images demonstrates an interpersonal communication exchange? How can you tell?
  2. What types of interpersonal communication are being displayed in the images? Why?

Part 3

Textual communication, or content that is read or viewed, also plays a role in communicating with others. Textual information may gain deeper meaning when the text is spoken or viewed in a specific context versus when it is read.

Read the following quotes, and write a 50- to 100-word interpretation of what you think is being expressed. Support your responses. If you wish to include references, format your responses consistent with APA guidelines.


Individual: Interview Activity

2 Options Included! A+ Work!

Choose 5 to 10 of the following interview questions and debate in the discussion thread below about the best response to each.
Develop 2- to 3-sentence responses for each chosen question:
    • Tell me about yourself.
    • What do you know about our organization?
    • Why do you want to work for us?
    • What can you do for us that someone else cannot?
    • Why should we hire you?
    • What important trends do you see in our industry?
    • Why are you leaving your present (or last) job?
    • What do you think are the salary requirements?
    • What are your strengths?
    • What are your weaknesses?
    • Describe a situation in which you had to work with a difficult person and how you

       handled it.
    • What motivates you to put forth your greatest effort?
    • In what kind of work environment are you comfortable?
    • What two or three things are important to you in your job?
    • How well do you work under deadlines and pressure?
    • On your way to work, you experience a frustrating situation. How do you maintain a

       positive attitude and avoid bringing negative emotions into the office?
    • Have you been in a situation where you disagreed with a supervisor's decision or a

       company policy? Describe how you handled the situation.
    • Are you a team player? Provide an example.
    • How do you evaluate success?
    • Tell me about some of your recent achievements.
    • What are your long-term goals?
    • How do you promote team unity?
    • Tell me about your favorite teacher. What characteristics do you admire and why?
    • What motivates you?

Submit your responses in a Microsoft Word document to the Assignment Files tab.




BSCOM/100 Week 3

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Individual: Small Team Experiences Paper

3 Full Papers included in this Tutorial:

Option#1 - 1,283 words!

Option#2 - 1,792 words!

Option#3 - 1,544 words!

Option#4 - 1,000 words

Recall a small team or group of which you have been a part.
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper about your experience. Include the following:
• Provide a brief description of the team or group. How many members did it include? What was its purpose?
• Describe the behaviors the team or group exhibited as it went through each stage of development.
• Describe a problem the team or group encountered. What steps were taken to address and solve the problem? Was the team or group able to generate a successful solution? Why or why not?
• Discuss the influence that leadership-or the lack of leadership--had on the team's or group's ability to solve the problem. What style of leadership did the leader exhibit? What problem-solving steps were taken to resolve the situation? What steps would have produced better results?
• Explain whether the team or group was effective. Support your position by discussing goals, roles, ground rules, norms, and characteristics your team or group displayed. How did these characteristics affect the team's or group's ability to accomplish its purpose and solve the problem it encountered?
• Analyze how communication contributed to cohesiveness. Identify and address how diversity or technology affected the team or group members' ability to communicate with one another to reach a resolution.
• Explain your thoughts on how goals, roles, ground rules, and norms help determine effectiveness. How did these characteristics affect the team's or group's ability to accomplish its purpose and solve the problem?
Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.



BSCOM/100 Week 4

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Difficult Presentations Made Easy

Includes Presentation #1 with Speaker Notes

Includes Presentation #2 with Speaker Notes

Includes Presentation #3 with Speaker Notes

Includes Presentation #4 with Speaker Notes

Watch "Difficult Presentations Made Easy."
Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that outlines techniques to improve your presentation skills.
Develop a presentation that includes information from the video on ways to address anxiety-reducing techniques and improve overall presentation delivery.
Use an informative or persuasive approach to illustrate the importance of mastering key presentation techniques.
Cite at least two references from University Library.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.



Individual Speech Evaluation Form
The best way to learn public speaking--other than actually doing it--is to observe other speakers in action and analyze what factors contributed to the strengths or weaknesses of their presentations.
Watch Randy Pausch's speech.
Prepare a list of reflective thoughts from the video that you can share in a class discussion on the topic of public speaking. In your work life, have you had to give a speech or presentation? What was the topic? How could the speech or presentation have been improved? What worked well?

Support Material

Randy Pausch "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"




BSCOM/100 - Week 5

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Special Issues Paper and Presentation

Includes: Option#1 - Word count: 1,321 words (7 pages)!

Includes: Option#2 - Word count: 1,836 words (9 pages)!

Includes: Option#3 - Word Count: 1,316 words (6 pages)

Includes: Option#4 - Word Count: 1,155 words (6 pages)

Includes: 2 PowerPoint Presentations with FULL Speakers Notes!

Includes: Communication Research Methods Matrix (2 each included)

Includes: Communication Research Methods Activity (2 each included)

• Communication Research Methods Activity.
• Communication & Ethics sections of your textbook
• Information and Communication Technologies from the World Bank


Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on special issues in communication.
Discuss the following in your paper as they relate to communication:
      • Diversity
      • Ethics
      • Technology
Include how these issues relate to each other. For instance: how do gender differences affect communication? How does technology affect communication between different cultures? Does diversity affect ethical decisions? How does technology affect ethical decision making?
Identify the research approach typically used for each issue by filling out the University of Phoenix Material: Communication Research Methods Matrix.
Cite at least three references from University Library.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.


Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on special issues in communication to complement the paper.
Include a summary of the matrix in your presentation.
Submit your paper, presentation, and matrix to the Assignment Files tab.