Texting and Driving
Thesis Statement : Do you know someone that always text while driving? Of course, we
all know someone that does it. I have this one friend who always text and drive, he is
already a reckless driver so one day we was riding down the exp
Copy and paste this page, save it to your computer, type in your answers for #1 and 2, save, and submit
your file in the folder in the Dropbox labeled Exercise 1.A.
Go to the Personal Report of Communication Apprehension on page 29 in the text.
Drumming and chatting is vital healing process as noted "Music may also affect immunity by altering the
level of stress chemicals in the blood"
Indirect Quote to the Second passage
"Music makes us grow", Music soothes the soul an
Being an expert as a mother takes learning and practice to become an expert mother it is not an easy job
because you must learn as you go It is very helpful if you were raised in a caring home so you can pass it
on to your family I am obligated to take ca
Yoder, J. D., Hogue, M. Newman, R., Metz, L. & LaVigne, T. (2003). Exploring moderators of gender
differences: Contextual differences in door-holding behavior. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32,
Recent studies have sought to dete
Imagine that you are standing in a room full of people you dont know, now imagine
that you have to present a huge speech to them even though you HATE public speaking.
State your Topic: Today I will be talking about ways to imp
AMERICAN RED CROSS
a. What is the problem you will be proving in the Need Step?
To persuade my audience to donate blood through the American Red Cross
b. What action(s) will you ask the audience to take to support this organization in its efforts to
In my community we need to encourage people throughout the neighborhood to help solve issues
affecting our environment. Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the
environment. I would like to help clean up our environment becau
This story is about a blind man named Robert. His wife recently just died from cancer and is visiting
family in Connecticut. Robert plans to visit a lady friend who he has kept in touch with for years. The lady
friend is married and she worked f
American Red Cross
Specific Purpose: To persuade audience to donate blood at American Red Cross.
Attention: I know some of you may hate the thought of needles
or think that giving blood wont really help. But, please consider what I say and make a
1. Age range of members 30-65
2. Percent of males -
Percent of females 100%
3. Average level of education High school
4. Cultural background African American
5. What is the identity of this group? - family
What are some of the thin
Subject: texting while driving
Narrowed subject: texting while driving may turn fatal
Controlling idea: Restraining from texting while driving can substantially reduce accidents.
Thesis: Texting while driving has been observed to be one of the major cause
a. Well go see the movie you want. Maybe Ill get a chance to see my movie eventually.
b. Either we see the movie I want to see or Im going home.
c. Lets look at the movie listings and see if we can find a movie that we would both like to see.
d. If we go
1. Describe an experience you have had in completing a group project (does not have to be school
related). Describe the purpose of the group.
In my English class we had groups of 4 to complete our research project at the end of the semester. The
1. Imagine that you have been given a difficult project to complete. Tell us if you would prefer to work
a. by yourself
b. with one other person
c. with a group
2. For BOTH of the options you did NOT choose in your answer to #1, explain a spe
Think of a person whose behavior is creating a problem for you.
Following the formats discussed in Section 1.C. Language, create a defensive message you could say to
this person about the situation.
Then create a supportive message about the same situatio
To help you focus your efforts, answer the following questions about your potential topic. Be as specific
as possible so that your instructor can give feedback. Remember this is a topic that you will research in
order to increase your own knowledge about
Observe a public situation in which a number of people interact. Examples might be a mall, the library, a
restaurant, in the ticket line at the theater. Answer the following questions about the nonverbal
communication normally used in this setting. Note:
You and a friend have always enjoyed going to the movies together. You have called three times recently
and the friend has not been available to go to a movie that both of you have been eager to see.
a. What is your first reaction to this behavior?
Do you have access to a video camera that can record your speeches digitally?
Describe a situation during which you wish you had been able to communicate more effectively. This
could be a situation that involved communication with just one other person
1. I cant stand my English professor. She doesnt like anything I turn in.
Your active listening response:
You are not satisfied with the way your professor is grading your assignments. (paraphrase) I can tell this
is upsetting you. (understanding the feel
1. Fill in your scores here:
Group - 15
Meetings - 20
Dyadic - 12
Public - 14
2. Note: Remember that the scores represent your perception of your level of apprehension for the
different areas. The lower the score, the lower the level of appreh
1. Identify a current interpersonal relationship. Note: there are many kinds of relationships and you do
not have to restrict yourself to the romantic type. No personal information is needed just briefly
describe what role this person plays in your life a
Attention: Who here wants to get high after class
Outcome Statement: At the end of my presentation the class will want to vote to have
Credibility: I have been studying the benefits that marijuana
Narrative (Literacy Narrative)
When I was a child, and before I was able to write, I would watch a lot of T.V. and on the
cartoon shows they would write in squiggles so to me that was how I thought you were supposed
How to make subliminal messages
Intro: According to wisegreek.com subliminal messages are words, images, or sounds
that might appear in television or radio commercials, TV shows or movies, print ads
or recorded mus
Attention Grabber: (Briyona)
Correctional facility groups have been in the U.S. prison system for quite a while; it
has made such a mixture of effects on the life in prison, which fuses hatred,
harshness, and brutality.