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COMM 102   ENTIRE COURSE
 
 
WEEK  1

COMM 102 Week 1 Individual Assignment Week 1 Participation - 8 Posts per Week

Instructions: Participate in class discussion.

 

For full participation credit during participation weeks, you are required to contribute a total of eight substantive messages each week in the classroom. The eight messages must occur on at least three different days during the online week to earn full credit. If substantive messages are posted on only two days, you are eligible for only 2/3 credit. If substantive messages are posted on only one day, you are eligible for only 1/3 credit. It is a best practice to run spell check and use Write Point before submitting posts for a grade so that they are grammatically correct. Posts should be between 200 to 300 words long. "I agree" posts are not substantive. If appropriate for the content, include citations and references.

 

COMM 102 Week 1 Individual Assignment Communication Basics and Effective Listening

 

Instructions: Communication can help your career in more ways than any other skill. Being able to verbalize your thoughts is essential; however, how one actively listens is vital. Complete both parts of this assignment. Part 1 For this first part of the assignment, take the time to familiarize yourselves and reflect on the basics of communication in addition to listening and group communication. Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Communications Basics worksheet to help you with Part 2.

Part 2 Read the following scenario: Your workplace has recently experienced issues regarding effective listening. Some employees are not "hearing" what is being communicated by upper management. This is evident in the way projects are being turned in without all tasks completed. In response, your manager has asked you to provide your coworkers with information to help them boost their listening skills. Create a 10- to 15-slide presentation (Note: This is NOT a paper) that answers the following questions:    

  • Why is listening important?
  • Why is listening important in the workplace?
  • What is active listening?
  • How does one show they are an active listener?
  • What are some effective listening strategies?
  • What are some barriers to effective listening?
  • How might you overcome these barriers? Use bullet points and graphics or images on the slides instead of complete sentences (strive for around 40 words per slide), and detailed information in the speaker notes. Note: Review p. 461 of Ch. 14 of Excellence in Business Communication for extra tips.

Cite any sources used and remember to include a title page according to appropriate course-level

APA guidelines. Use spell check. Submit both parts of your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

COMM 102 Week 2 Individual Assignment Week 1 Weekly Summary - Late assignments not accepted

 

Instructions: Post a summary to answer these questions:

- What was learned during the week?     

Note: Do not just summarize the topics for the week since the focus is on critical thinking.

-  Reflect on what was learned. How you will use it in the workplace or personally?

Your responses should be at least 200-300 words each, be substantive, and encompass higher level critical thinking skills. Be sure to use APA format which includes a title sheet. Add citations and references for any directly copied or paraphrased text, as appropriate.

 

It must be submitted by Day 7 for credit since this is part of participation. It cannot be submitted late.

 

To have the summary count as participation, also post it under the assignment and discuss others' posts.

 

WEEK  2

COMM 102 Week 2 Individual Assignment Week 2 Participation - 8 Posts per Week


Instructions: Participate in class discussion.

 

For full participation credit during participation weeks, you are required to contribute a total of eight substantive messages each week in the classroom. The eight messages must occur on at least three different days during the online week to earn full credit. If substantive messages are posted on only two days, you are eligible for only 2/3 credit. If substantive messages are posted on only one day, you are eligible for only 1/3 credit. It is a best practice to run spell check and use Write Point before submitting posts for a grade so that they are grammatically correct. Posts should be between 200 to 300 words long. "I agree" posts are not substantive. If appropriate for the content, include citations and references.

 

COMM 102 Week 2 Individual Assignment   Interpersonal Communication

Instructions: Dealing with diversity, especially in such a diverse marketplace, plays a prominent role in the workplace in terms of management theory and business practice. Accepting and managing cultural diversity correctly creates positivity in the workplace. It is imperative to understand the theories about the conditions under which cultural diversity enhances or detracts from work groups. Search for an online business document, such as a company webpage, blog post, Facebook Info tab, or LinkedIn profile that you believe commits an intercultural communication error--one which fails to consider the needs of at least some of its target readers. For example:   

  • You might come across a website that uses slang or idiomatic language that could cause confusion.
  • The web page might use language that offends some readers as well. Imagine that you are in a human resources department at a company you work for or one for which you would like to work. Write a 700- to 1,050-word e-mail or memo to staff explaining what intercultural communication is, in addition to why you think the web page does not succeed as effective intercultural communication. Include the following:
  • The text you found by providing a link back to the original document
  • A discussion of the relationship between verbal and nonverbal communication, and how the web page, blog, and so forth, that could improve their intercultural communication competence Cite any sources and remember to include a title page according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Include a references pate, introduction, and conclusion Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.


COMM 102 Week 2 Individual Assignment   Week 2 Weekly Summary - Late assignments not accepted

 

Instructions: Post a summary to answer these questions:

- What was learned during the week?      Note: Do not just summarize the topics for the week since the focus is on critical thinking.

-  Reflect on what was learned. How you will use it in the workplace or personally?

Your responses should be at least 200-300 words each, be substantive, and encompass higher level critical thinking skills. Be sure to use APA format which includes a title sheet. Add citations and references for any directly copied or paraphrased text, as appropriate.

 

It must be submitted by Day 7 for credit since this is part of participation. It cannot be submitted late.

 

To have the summary count as participation, also post it under the assignment and discuss others' posts.

 

WEEK  3

COMM 102 Week 3 Individual Assignment Week 3 Participation - 8 Posts per Week

Instructions: Participate in class discussion.

 

For full participation credit during participation weeks, you are required to contribute a total of eight substantive messages each week in the classroom. The eight messages must occur on at least three different days during the online week to earn full credit. If substantive messages are posted on only two days, you are eligible for only 2/3 credit. If substantive messages are posted on only one day, you are eligible for only 1/3 credit. It is a best practice to run spell check and use Write Point before submitting posts for a grade so that they are grammatically correct. Posts should be between 200 to 300 words long. "I agree" posts are not substantive. If appropriate for the content, include citations and references.

 

COMM 102 Week 3 Individual Assignment Employee Morale Proposal

 

Instructions: Having a positive work environment is conducive to maximum productivity and a minimum of employee complaints. Think about those days at work when just about everyone is in a good mood and everyone is willing to work hard to achieve goals--those days at work are the ones that keep employees wanting to go back and to work harder. Imagine you want your company to enact a policy change that will function to increase employee morale. Morale has been low lately because of several negative incidents. You may use one of the following examples or seek approval from your faculty member for a different policy change:    

  • Allowing employees to bring pets to work
  • Increasing the amount of vacation/personal time allotted to employees
  • Allowing employees to telecommute
  • Providing free massages at work
  • Serving free drinks/food Complete both parts of this assignment. Part 1 Research support for your proposal with at least one relevant and credible source that boosts your message. Use the University Library to research. Note: This means that the Internet should not be used for this exercise. Complete and Submit the University of Phoenix Material: Source Evaluation Matrix for two sources that you will use. Part 2 Write a 700- to 1,050-word proposal to the leadership in your organization, suggesting your selected change. Be sure to apply effective writing methods you learned in Ch. 12 of Excellence in Business Communication. Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Support your proposal with at least 2 relevant and credible sources that support your message.

 

Submit your assignment (the APA formatted paper and the Source Evaluation Matrix) to the Assignment Files Tab. Include a title sheet, references page, citations, and references in the paper. They can be placed in one Word file. Review the APA Sample Paper under the CWE for formatting tips.

 

COMM 102 Week 3 Individual Assignment Week 3 Weekly Summary - Late assignments not accepted

 

Instructions: Post a summary to answer these questions:

- What was learned during the week?      Note: Do not just summarize the topics for the week since the focus is on critical thinking.

-  Reflect on what was learned. How you will use it in the workplace or personally?

Your responses should be at least 200-300 words each, be substantive, and encompass higher level critical thinking skills. Be sure to use APA format which includes a title sheet. Add citations and references for any directly copied or paraphrased text, as appropriate.

 

It must be submitted by Day 7 for credit since this is part of participation. It cannot be submitted late.

 

To have the summary count as participation, also post it under the assignment and discuss others' posts.

 

WEEK  4

COMM 102 Week 4 Individual Assignment Week 4 Participation - 8 Posts per Week

Instructions: Participate in class discussion.

 

For full participation credit during participation weeks, you are required to contribute a total of eight substantive messages each week in the classroom. The eight messages must occur on at least three different days during the online week to earn full credit. If substantive messages are posted on only two days, you are eligible for only 2/3 credit. If substantive messages are posted on only one day, you are eligible for only 1/3 credit. It is a best practice to run spell check and use Write Point before submitting posts for a grade so that they are grammatically correct. Posts should be between 200 to 300 words long. "I agree" posts are not substantive. If appropriate for the content, include citations and references

COMM 102 Week 4 Individual Assignment Social Media Policy

 

Instructions: Social media plays a huge role in most of our lives. It has literally changed the way some organizations do business and has definitely changed the way many people conduct themselves both in and out of work. Understanding how social media works in terms of making a workplace better or worse is fundamental in an organization's success. Imagine you work in the public relations department of your company, or one in your chosen field. Your business does not currently have a social media policy to guide its interactions online. Research social media policies at several organizations. For example, Nike, McDonald's, CVS--any organization for which you can find social media policies. This research will help you to create your own policy. Write a 350- to 700-word social media policy for your organization that you will share with upper management. This policy should include the following:   

  • Introduce your policy by explaining the relevance of social media in the workplace and why your organization should adopt the policy you created.
  • Address the appropriate use of social media at your place of business
  • Identify effective communication techniques for communicating electronically Format your introduction as an e-mail to your company leaders. Make sure to use effective communication by taking your audience into consideration. Also consider format in terms of a formal e-mail. Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Include a title sheet and a references page that has citations and references. Submit your assignment (the email and the policy) to the Assignment Files tab. These can be submitted as one-word file.

 

COMM 102 Week 4 Individual Assignment Week 4 Weekly Summary - Late assignments not accepted

 

Instructions: Post a summary to answer these questions:

- What was learned during the week?      Note: Do not just summarize the topics for the week since the focus is on critical thinking.

-  Reflect on what was learned. How you will use it in the workplace or personally?

Your responses should be at least 200-300 words each, be substantive, and encompass higher level critical thinking skills. Be sure to use APA format which includes a title sheet. Add citations and references for any directly copied or paraphrased text, as appropriate.

 

It must be submitted by Day 7 for credit since this is part of participation. It cannot be submitted late.

 

To have the summary count as participation, also post it under the assignment and discuss others' posts.

WEEK  5

COMM 102 Week 5 Individual Assignment Week 5 Participation - 8 Posts per Week

Instructions: Participate in class discussion.

 

For full participation credit during participation weeks, you are required to contribute a total of eight substantive messages each week in the classroom. The eight messages must occur on at least three different days during the online week to earn full credit. If substantive messages are posted on only two days, you are eligible for only 2/3 credit. If substantive messages are posted on only one day, you are eligible for only 1/3 credit. It is a best practice to run spell check and use Write Point before submitting posts for a grade so that they are grammatically correct. Posts should be between 200 to 300 words long. "I agree" posts are not substantive. If appropriate for the content, include citations and references.

 

COMM 102 Week 5 Individual Assignment Effective Presentation Skills Training

Instructions: Public speaking is a fear that many people have--even more so than heights, flying, or creepy animals. Therefore, to make matters easier and smoother, it is important to consider audience, purpose, and format when creating a presentation that will accompany one's verbal communication among a group of colleagues and upper management. Create a 15- to 20-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes that you would use to train coworkers on effective presentation techniques. Refer back to Ch. 14 in Excellence in Business Communication for effective presentation techniques. Include the following:    

  • At least five strategies from this week's readings on effectively developing and delivering a presentation to an audience
  • Tips for overcoming speaking anxiety
  • A description of how using presentations can help enhance the understanding of important information Demonstrate the effective use of visual resources by including at least three images. Note: In creating your presentation, be sure to actively model the effective presentation tips you are teaching your audience. For example, include short, precise, pertinent information on each slide and interesting and easy-to-follow graphics. Use bullets instead of complete sentences. Present your Effective Presentation Skills Training.
  • These are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with detailed speaker notes. In PowerPoint, go to View Notes to add the speaker notes. They can be written in Word and checked for spelling and grammar prior to copying them into the Notes section.
  • Include citations and references. Put the citations on the slides. A separate slide at the end can be used for references. Each citation requires a reference and vice versa.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Include a title slide. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

COMM 102 Week 5 Individual Assignment Week 5 Weekly Summary - Late assignments not accepted

 

Instructions: Post a summary to answer these questions:

- What was learned during the week?      Note: Do not just summarize the topics for the week since the focus is on critical thinking.

-  Reflect on what was learned. How you will use it in the workplace or personally?

Your responses should be at least 200-300 words each, be substantive, and encompass higher level critical thinking skills. Be sure to use APA format which includes a title sheet. Add citations and references for any directly copied or paraphrased text, as appropriate.

 

It must be submitted by Day 7 for credit since this is part of participation. It cannot be submitted late.

 

To have the summary count as participation, also post it under the assignment and discuss others' posts.

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