Critical Thinking Assignment

I need an explanation for this Communications question to help me study.


Learning Objective
: In this assignment, you will demonstrate your ability to identify the phases of the transactional communication model and apply this process to a business scenario.

Guidelines: Please make sure that you have completed all of the learning activities and reviewed all of the learning materials in the module before completing this assignment.

To do well in this assignment, you must incorporate communication process model terms. This is critical in demonstrating what you’ve learned in this module. In addition, please include references to materials in the module (e.g. According to Bovee and Thill or According to Professor Donovan’s lecture ….).

Task: Pretend that you work for the “Student Success” department at DCCC. Your department is primarily responsible for helping first year college students adjust to academic life and be successful in their courses.

Your department has been asked to communicate with new students five tips for being a successful college student.

Please answer the questions/prompts below to demonstrate your ability to apply the transactional communication process model. Use the resources in the module to support your answers.

  1. Explain the importance of analyzing your audience prior to preparing, in this case, a presentation and conduct an audience analysis.
  2. Discuss which channels of communication might work best in relaying your message to the audience.
  3. Describe two possible barriers that could interfere with the audience receiving or decoding the message as intended and provide an example of audience feedback.
  4. Describe an example of feedback that the audience might communicate back to the sender during the presentation.

Grading Rubric

Level of Consideration and Effort: Do answers demonstrate serious, college-level consideration and effort for the assignment questions? Does the student demonstrate conscientiousness in addressing each question? Has the student followed the directions outlined in the assignment task?

5 Points

Evidence of Learning: Are the questions answered correctly? Is it clear that the student is able to apply the components of the communication process model, use relevant language, and include references from the learning materials (e.g. text, lecture, articles, websites, etc.)

10 Points

Writing Mechanics: Is writing free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors?

5 Points

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