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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 that’s 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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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course COMM 1010 taught by Professor Andersonkarenann during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.
- Spring '08