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Unformatted text preview: Review for Exam #1 COMM 1010 Exam #1 will consist of 42 objective questions (multiple choice, true/false, and matching each worth 4 points) and 1 essay question (worth 32 points and selected from three options). Introduction to Communication (Human Communication (HC), Ch. 1; Lecture Notes) What are employers looking for? o Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, and Teamwork Skills Communication Defined o Communication is the process which meaning is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs and behaviors. Features of Communication o Process An activity, exchange, or set of behaviors that occur over time o Meaning The shared understanding of the message constructed in the minds of communicators o Symbols Abstract, ambiguous, and arbitrary representations of other things Abstract ex. Burn an American flag, idea is still there Ambiguous ex. Not clearly defined Arbitrary ex. Can agree on calling chairs potatoes and thats how we recognize them Content and Relationship Level of Meaning o The content level of a meaning is the literal message o The relationship level of meaning expresses the relationship between communicators o Symbols are used to create and manage meanings Communication Competence o Ability to effectively exchange meaning through a common system of symbols, signs, or behaviors. o Components of Interpersonal communication competence Personal Motivation Knowledge Skills Perception and Identity (HC, Ch. 2; Lecture Notes) Perception- Selecting, Organizing, and Interpreting o Selecting deciding what to pay attention to...
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- Spring '08