List of Terms for Exam II

List of Terms for - List of Terms for Exam II Chapters 4 5 6 8 9 Chapter 4 Define Semantics The language that we use how we use it Semantic

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Chapter 4: Define Semantics The language that we use, how we use it. Semantic problems Bypassing Polarization Allness Signal Responses Stereotyping Time Fixing Using commas in written communication (when?) Generally when there is a pause. In a series, two or more adjectives “General Rules” associated with writing organizational documents (effective written communication: ex. Grammar rules, active voice, avoid words or phrases audience doesn’t know…) Use active voice Keep ideas parallel Avoid repetition of words Avoid sexist language Vary sentence length Use strong verbs Use a conversation style Vary verbs Storytelling in organizations (significance) It is good because people think in terms of stories Email (use of, “rules”) Do not send emails looking for other jobs, i.e. sending your resume Avoid inappropriate websites Avoid sexist language Gossip (Define, good/bad, vs. Grapevine) Rumors, lies, normally bad for a company Grapevine Gossip – Gossip that goes down the line from person to person Swearing and its affect(s) on an organization It is a non-desirable characteristic, People are looked as less for swearing
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course COMM 251 taught by Professor Fritzke during the Spring '08 term at Ball State.

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List of Terms for - List of Terms for Exam II Chapters 4 5 6 8 9 Chapter 4 Define Semantics The language that we use how we use it Semantic

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