Comm exam #1 study guide

Comm exam #1 study guide - COM100 Thought Questions for...

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COM100 Thought Questions for Study: Exam #1 Fall 2010 NOTE: The exam will cover all notes/slides, book chapters, and class discussions thus far. The questions are intended to provide you with some guidance as to the key material (e.g., theories, concepts, etc.) that you will be tested on next week. The questions focus primarily on the book chapters, although some of the answers can also be located in the class notes. THIS GUIDE IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND DOES NOT COVER ALL OF THE MATERIAL TO BE INCLUDED ON THE EXAM. With exception of question 1 (for every chapter), the questions are in the order in which the material appears in each chapter. Chapter 1: Introduction to human communication 1. Define the key terms. 2. Why is it important to study communication? a. To develop satisfying relationships b. Terminate poor ones c. Define, redefine relationships d. Establish how we are perceived e. Influence the quality of our lives 3. Myths of Communication. a. More is better b. Clarity and accuracy solve communication problems c. Communication solves everything d. We must talk about everything e. Emotion have no place in a logical discussion f. More skilled communication is better 4. What is the difference between the relationship and content meaning of messages? a. Content is the surface level, the verbal and literal translation. Relationship is the underlying meaning. 5. Know the components of human communication. a. Participants b. Setting/social c. Message d. Channels- verbal vs. nonverbal e. Noise f. feedback 6. Compare and contrast the different models of human communication discussed in the chapter. What does each model add to the preceding one? a. Linear- oldest, stressed clarity, based on telecommunications, radio b. Interactive- sender/receiver role, stressed feedback, acknowledge communicator background c. Transactional- feedback always present, notes ongoing nature, include identity
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Nakayama during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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