Week One Assignment Instructions
In section 1.4, Bevan and Sole (2014) discuss many principles of communication – taking responsibility for your behavior, shared meaning, acknowledging your view is only one, respecting others and yourself, and practicing being a competent communicator. In this assignment, you will explain two of these basic principles and then think through them with an example of miscommunication from your life or a hypothetical scenario. To close, you will identify a challenge Bevan and Sole address (see Section 1.3 on misperception, long-distance relationships and intergenerational relationship) or some other barrier that disrupted the process of communication and how this can be overcome.
Here is the assignment breakdown:
Drawing on Chapter one in Bevan and Sole (see section 1.4 specifically), explain two basic principles of interpersonal communication.
Describe an instance of miscommunication (it is okay for you to use a hypothetical).
Identify one or more challenge (see Bevan and Sole, Section 1.3) or barrier that caused this miscommunication.
Explain how that challenge or barrier interrupted the process of successful communication and how they can be overcome based on what you’ve learned in this course.
When you’ve completed the first draft of your paper, use the grading rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to assess how you did. If you see weaknesses in any section, spend some additional time with that section.
The Basic Principles of Communication paper