Comm 1332 Comprehensive Exam Review

Comm 1332 Comprehensive Exam Review - Comm 1332...

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Comm 1332 Comprehensive Exam Review To thoroughly prepare for your exam, the following review process is recommended: 1. Review lecture notes and powerpoint files for each chapter (copies on webct). 2. Practice OUTLINING (coordinating and subordinating : framing main point/subpoint/sub-subpoint information). 3. Finally, specific knowledge of the following will prove useful: 1. The 3 purposes of public speaking 2. The 9 elements that affect public speaking (sender, receiver, message, medium, etc.) Speaker, purpose, message, medium, setting, listener, response, interference, consequences 3. The different phases of listening (discriminative, comprehensive, empathic, critical, etc. … know what’s involved in each different phase) Discriminitive: hearing…automatic (involuntary detection of sounds) Comprehensive listening: voluntary (finding meaning for sounds); focusing on message; understanding verbal and nonverbal; interpreting within frame of listeners knowledge, experience Empathic listening: the “heart” of listening; encourages speakers by suspending judgement
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Appreciative listening: aesthetic phase, responds to beauty of message, speaker’s eloquence; relevant to ceremonial speaking Critical listening: listeners analyze/evaluate content, inspect resoning, weigh evidence – relevant, representative, recent, reliable, (multiple, independent sources with expert credentials); distinguishes between facts (verifiable), interferences (assumptions, incomplete data), opinions (adding personal judgements) Constructive listening: goes beyond critical listening; searches for value message may have for listeners’ lives; listeners extend meaning, participate in the construction of meaning 4. Disruptions to speech process (interference) … know what the external barriers are to listening, and what the internal barriers are to listening … which are the greater barriers (internal or external)? External: physical noise, message problems (confusing language, jargon, poor organization), presentation problems (nonverbal effects) Internal (GREATER) – inattentiveness (“vacations,” personal
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needs/concerns), bad habits (feigning attention), receiver apprehension, trigger words (positive – values/traditions, negative – ethnicity, sex, religion), attitudes (biases block comprehension) 5. Criteria for evaluating speeches (five general considerations, plus what three specific criteria) A form of feedback Helpful, supportive Emphasizes strengths as well as weaknesses Overall considerations – commitment, adaptation,n purpose, freshness, ethics Substance – worthwhile message Structure – clear, orderly design
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This note was uploaded on 08/11/2008 for the course COMM 1332 taught by Professor Bridges during the Summer '08 term at University of Houston.

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