Midterm Review Guide

Midterm Review Guide - COMS 130 Spring 2008 Mid-term Study...

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COMS 130 Spring 2008 Mid-term Study Guide The test is designed to see how well you can apply what we have learned in the semester thus far from the readings (including both the book and the handbook), the class lectures and the class activities. For the test, you may be asked to define, use and/or apply the terms and concepts listed below. This is a study guide , and as such you should use this as a way to direct your studies and not as a definitive list. Also, please note that this exam review is 2 pages . Definition of Communication The process of intentionally stimulating meaning in the mind of another Rhetoric The study of how messages affect people The rhetorical situation Situation in which people’s understanding can be changed by messages: Speaker Speech Audience Occasion Thinking critically Not taking everything at face value Being open to new ideas Evaluating ideas with common sense and reason Relating the ideas to what you already know The communication models Transmission Model Interaction/Reaction Model Transaction Model Informative Speaking Strategies o Definition o Reporting-basic o Describing-mental picture o Explaining-why, how
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