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COMM 2600 Midterm / Sanae This study guide is meant to help you with your midterm preparation. It lists broad topics that you should review as well as some specific concepts and key terms. You should be able to define (in your own words), give original examples of, compare (describe the similarities between), contrast (describe the differences between), critique, and apply. You responsible for material from class and textbook. The test will consist of 30 multiple choice and T/F questions (.5% each), 1 short essay format question (worth 1%) plus one longer essay format question (worth 4%) which totals 20% weight described in your syllabus for the midterm weight. The midterm is Thursday Oct. 18. The longer essay question will ask you to apply concepts and theories to a case study that would be provided to you to read prior to the midterm. The case study will be in CuLearn two days before the midterm. You should download it and read it closely before the midterm exam. During the exam, do not bring your downloaded copy, I will bring a copy of the case study for you to glance at when answering your questions. While reading the case study at home, pay attention to what sort of question might be asked regarding this case study based on concepts we had studied in class and in the textbook and those provided below. During the midterm, you will have 2 questions to answer regarding the case study during your midterm. Chapter 1: Introduction What is communication competency? How can communication be described? I. Communication Competency: Composed of knowledge, sensitivity, skills, and values. Competence arises from interaction of theory, practice, and analysis. A. Some believe that a person is competent if he or she knows what is appropriate in a specific situation, whether or not that behavior actually occurs. A student, for example, who realizes that class participation is required for a high grade may choose not to participate, yet the student can be considered competent because of the knowledge or awareness of the appropriate behavior. Other researchers extend the competency concept beyond knowledge of appropriate behaviors to include actual language performance and the achievement of interpersonal goals. The student, from this perspective, must not only recognize appropriate participation behaviors but also participate so as to demonstrate communication competency. B. Knowledge, Sensitivity, Skills, and Values a. Knowledge Competency: Ability to understand the organizational communication environment. Knowledge competencies are what we come to know about a particular field. Knowledge is the learning of theory and principles. Knowledge competencies are fundamental to support our sensitivity to organizational life, to guide our skill development, and to assist us in understanding the application of ethical standards and our personal values in a variety of organizational settings. It is developed though the exploration of the interactive, process nature of
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