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Unformatted text preview: COMM 1014 Review 1 The test will cover chapters 1-7. Don’t forget the review sessions (announced in class and placed on Blackboard) The test will consist of 42 multiple-choice questions divided among the chapters pretty evenly. Please review the information on Blackboard about the other 3 points; it’s in the syllabus and the research participation sections. Questions will be one of three types: 1. Straight definition 2. Narrative/application (given a story and asked to apply a concept to it) 3. Least accurate/most accurate (given five responses and asked which one is least accurate (UNTRUE, FALSE) or most accurate (TRUE). Treat these as true/false questions, marking each option as T or F. You will find the answer much more quickly. Here are some questions to help guide you in studying. They are NOT the only things you should consider, but they are a good start of melding the lectures and the text. Ch. 1 Concepts and Models • Why is the definition of communication as an “exchange” too limiting? It is too limiting because it does not recognize it is a two-way process, unintended communication, intrapersonal communication. This is an incorrect definition • When we say that communication is a social process, what does that mean? It means that communication involves people and interactions (face- to-face, on-line), two people who act as either senders or receivers. It means it is ongoing and unending. It is dynamic, complex, and continually changing. • What is the difference between a concrete and an abstract symbol? A concrete symbol is something that represents an object. Ex: chair, student, ruler An abstract symbol is something that represents an idea or a thought. Ex: love, romance, joy • How does communication context impact how communication works? Communication context impacts communication because of the speaker’s or receiver’s values, beliefs, backgrounds. The time and place can also change the communication between two people. • Explain the two basic characteristic of a COMM model. Instrumental nature says that communication is goal oriented and always has an intention. Interdisciplinary means that communication is not insular meaning that theories come from different views/people and not solely from COMM majors. • What are the apsects of the Arisotelian model of communication? How does it differ from a cybernetic model? In the Aristotelian model, a speaker, message, and audience are all present. The model is linear and it is a one-way event. The most important aspects are the message and the audience. In a cybernetic model, feedback is present in which a message is sent to the receiver and another one is sent back to the sender. It is not linear....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course COMM 1014 taught by Professor Bmwaggenspack during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '06