|Due By (Pacific Time)
||11/28/2016 12:00 am
Week One Assignment Instructions
Bevan and Sole (2014) discuss many basic principles of communication, including how communication is a process, the goal of shared meaning, various forms of noise, context, and the functions of interpersonal communication. 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, drawing on Bevan and Sole, you will identify a barrier (or barriers) 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, 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 barrier(s) that caused this miscommunication.
- Explain how that barrier (or those barriers) interrupted the process of successful communication and how they can be overcome based on what youâ€™ve learned in this course.
When youâ€™ve completed the first draft of your paper, use the grading rubric 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
- Must be two double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style. For assistance, visit the Ashford Writing Centerâ€™s APA Essay Checklist for Students.
- Must include a title page with the following: (For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, please refer to the Formatting Instructions for MS Word 2013)
- Title of paper
- Studentâ€™s name
- Course name and number
- Instructorâ€™s name
- Date submitted
- Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. For assistance on writing Introductions and Conclusions as well as Thesis Statements, please refer to the Ashford Writing Center & Library resources tab.
- Must use the textbook as a source. The Integrating Research tutorial will offer further assistance on including supporting information and reasoning.
- Must document any information from a source in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Centerâ€™s In-Text Citation Guide.
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style. See the APA References List guide created by the Ashford Writing Center.