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Communication and Conflict

Conflict has different causes. Content conflict centers on objects, events, people in the world that are external to the parties involved. For example what movie to go to, who should have won elections, or whether Angelina Jolie will ever marry Brad Pitt. Relational conflict is concerned with the relationships between ind

Four Test of Argument's Worthiness.

Choose an argument and apply the following tests: 1. Test of Truthfulness: The reason is true in each of its premises, explicit and implicit. 2. Test of Logical Strength: If the reason were true, then the conclusion (claim) would be true or very probably true. 3. Test of Relevance: The truth of the claim depends on the truth

Discussion of The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

1.When Pollan went from the question, "What should I eat?" to "What am I eating?" what did he discover about food commonly sold in the supermarket? 2. How do Mexicans differ from Americans in the way they view corn? 3. Where does American corn come from and why is it such a good crop? Section 2 Ch 8-10 1. What does Pol

Tone of voice in argumentative writing

1) You are a student in Professor Jones's class and you find an error in her syllabus. Write her a note describing the error. Use a voice that conveys a tone of condescension and arrogance. 2) Write a response to the first scenario in your normal writing voice. What is the difference? What similarities do you see?

Writing and Literature: Picturing Texts.

Explains how a pattern within the ad works together to create an intended - and perhaps unintended - message for the audience. Please see attached file. Task: You will analyze a one-page advertisement that is currently circulating in a magazine. You will need to keep the original ad in the magazine, so don't tear it out.

Is Wikipedia a Good Source?

Use Wikipedia to find a subject on which you believe you have some level of expertise. You will read it critically and answer the following questions: 1.What sources are used on the entry? Check 2-3 of them. Are they reliable? How did you check their reliability? 2. Did you notice any missing information, or any informatio

Business Issues and Ethics - Sports

Please see the attached file. I need 200 words of notes about the ethical issues in sports in general and in this case, specific. And if you can, give an example of an ethical issue situation that may have happened during the London Olympics 2012.

Visual Aids

Read the VA case study attached below. Please answer these 4 questions: 1. Why are visual aids so important in making presentations? 2. What role should the audience play in p

Key Elements in Online Learning

Organization, time management, and effective communication are key elements to online learning. Discuss how you can use each of these elements toward your professional career.

"A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle

What would you say the main thesis is of Chapters 2-5 of "A New Earth? How is his thesis connected to our shared human society/current events/history? 500 Words.

Communication Analysis.

Language and non-verbals are two channels we use to communicate. They can dramatically affect our listening. Think of a situation where, in communicating with another, the language or non-verbal communication interacted with listening. Perhaps a language barrier negatively affected your ability to understand a message or your

Core of the Ego in Chapter 3 of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle

In Chapter 3 of "A New Earth" by Eckhart Tolle he discusses the core of the ego and how the ego's strategies of complaining and seeking drama are separate from who you really are. From an analytical standpoint, what is he saying exactly and which passage seems the most relevant and profound to sum up his message in this cha

Language Problems and Miscommunication

BACKGROUND: Please read the following article "Language matters" below: 1. Stereotypes are attributions that cover up individual difference and ascribing certain characteristics to an entire group of people. ? What are the problems with this? A person might cancel a trip to New York City when she learns that "those New Yo

Common Listening Errors

Common Listening Errors: 1. Pseudo-listening — nonverbal and verbal cues that you are listening but you really are not. HOW DO YOU MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE YOU'RE LISTENING WHEN YOU'RE NOT? Say "uh huh," nod, smile, or use other encouraging words like "really." 2. Stage-hogging — when one person turns a conversati

Blindside anaylsis

I am trying find some of the epic forms that this movie contains if any, and how they are utilized to define the main character.

Ineffective Communication Styles

I'm working with this scenario: A team member submits his/her part of a paper and it is very poorly done. I need to explain at least 3 obstacles that threaten the effectiveness of the group with ineffective communication styles, processes, and roles. I am having trouble making sense of this and putting it together.

Values and Ethics in "Boiler Room" film

Please see the movie link below and respond: Identify a focused subject or theme. The movies provide numerous examples of values and ethics being used or violated by the characters in the movie. Below you will see a list of values and anti-values that can be used as the basis for analyzing elements of the movie or movie chara

Human communication and perception

PERCEPTION CHECKING -Read each situation below and think about the various perceptions of the event. -Create a three-part perception check that would help you discern whether your perceptions are accurate. Write it as you would actually say it to the other person. -Be sure to include: a. a description of the behavior,

Communication failure resulting in a negative outcome

A paper in which you describe your perception of the nature of the relationship, the communication failure, and the resulting negative outcome. Include detailed answers to the following questions: ? What communication barriers existed in this situation? ? How did the listening habits of both parties negatively affect the i

Technology Etiquette Speech

I need help with a speech for "technology etiquette" for my speech class. I think I want to do one about cell phone use while eating out or eating with other people. I'd like it to be somewhat funny, but to include some serious talking points as well. I need at least 3-4 good points to help get the ball rolling.

Communication process

Looking for 750-1000 words with an introduction and conclusion. A: Describe the fundamentals of your communication process. Briefly discuss and provide examples of the components, principles, and contexts of how you use messages to generate meaning. B: Describe a personal situation in which a message was perceived differe

Effective and ethical communications

1. Effective Communications In 200 words, I need to identify how I can use communication processes to ensure effective communications. What technologies are currently used to enhance the effectiveness of communications today? What causes miscommunications? 2. Ethical Communications In about 200 words, I need to find o

Historical perspecitve in an analytical interpretation

Below is my assigned task of a essay that I need to write. I am having a very hard time getting the topic on paper and interpretating the poems from a Historical Perspective. I understand the paper cannot be written for me, therefore, I need as much assistance/aid as possible with writing my essay. Key points in my essay are the

Professional communications in the workplace

Recently, you were advised by your manager that your employee used the company computer to post some messages to her friends on a social networking site. This is clearly against the company's policy, which states that "no employee will use the company computer for personal activities." You schedule a meeting to speak with the em

Methods of everyday research

Many times we think of research and writing as something we do only in academic settings. Take some time now to think of places where you have engaged in research and write something about your findings in terms of your job or even your everyday life. For instance, one evening, your child awakens at 2:00 a.m. with a serious r

Examining personal ethics

Assignment: Write an essay (2 pages, double spaced) that details a person in your life who has a strong ethos. In order to do well on this assignment, you will want to write well and provide detailed examples of what makes this person ethical and respected. What makes this person so well-regarded? What do they do, say, or

Analysis of a communications case study

How to analyze a communications case study re "Every Word Counts: Business Communications Can Come Back to Haunt You" - Rank issues and relevant information in order of importance - List potential solutions and analyze - List key communication skills and provide a critical analysis of each one - Write a brief critical ana