COMM 1004C Week 1 Application Worksheet

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COMM 1004C Week 1 Application Worksheet

Interpersonal Communication Models and Competency Guidelines

1.            What makes interpersonal communication unique from other forms of communication? As you answer this question, make sure you refer to specific content from pages 11–19 of your textbook. Provide a specific example from your own life, or something you have witnessed, to clarify your explanation. Please write your answer in complete sentences and write at least 100 words.

2.            Describe the difference between content-level meaning and relationship meaning in interpersonal communication. In your answer, provide an original example, NOT one from the book. Please write your answer in complete sentences and write at least 50 words.

3.            Which model of communication (linear, interactional, or transactional) is the most accurate and why?

In your answer, provide an original example, NOT one from the book. Please write your answer in complete sentences and write at least 50 words.

4.            Julia Wood, the author of Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, explains, “Another way in which we seek personal growth is by experimenting with new versions of ourselves. For this, too, we rely on communication” (Wood, 2016, p. 26). Describe how you have seen this to be true in your own life. In your answer, provide an original example, NOT one from the book. Make sure you address how communication was used as you experimented with another version of yourself. Please write your answer in complete sentences and write at least 100 words.

5.            Describe the way or ways you believe you need to most improve your interpersonal communication competence. In your answer, apply specific content from pages 35–39 of your textbook. Then, provide an example of what you will do to improve that aspect of your competence. Please write your answer in complete sentences and write at least 100 words.