Communication Journal

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The journal must be formatted exactly like the example on pp. 8-11 and the "How to Fight a Speeding Ticket" .evenly aligned margins and indents along with proper single- and double-spacing are mandatory.

Content in Part 1 must mirror the example’s Part 1. Same for Part II. Part II must be a minimum of 600 words .

Working the Angle/Rules for Speech Days ....................................... 67 Presentation #2 Instructor’s Critique Sheet.................................69 Informative Speech 2 Example Outline .......................................... 70 MLA Works Cited Example ....................................................... 75 APA Works Cited Example ....................................................... 77 Citing Sources ................................................................ 79 Online College/University Level Writing Style Guides .......................... 80 2 JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT #1 – 100 points 1. Journal Assignment #1 is designed to help you integrate course concepts and the language of communication studies with your personal experiences. Choose five concepts from Chapters 1-4 that best illustrates a particular incident or event in your life (e.g., argument with parents, significant other, misunderstanding due to cultural perceptions, language usage, faulty listening behaviors, etc.). Below are the four fundamental content components and requirements for this assignment: First, list your concept(s): Concept(s) named: Second, define your concept(s): Concept(s) defined: Third (Part I), tell me a brief story about an interaction that contains this/these concept(s): Part I: My Story Fourth (Part II), explain, analyze, and synthesize this interaction with the language & terminology from our text, lectures, class discussions, and group activities: Part II: My Explanation... All Journals Are to Be Typed. Handwritten assignments will be returned ungraded. with a zero without the opportunity for a make-up. Concept(s) Named: Vocabulary term/concept form Chs. 1-4 Concept(s) Defined: Textbook, lecture, or research definition(s) Part I: Your Story This is fairly straightforward: Tell me a story. This story should comprise no more than 20 – 25% of your total writing. Part II: Your Explanation and Analysis of Your Story (using terms/language from text & lecture) – 600 words minimum 3 Two general approaches seem to work best for Part II. First, in your explanation and analysis, give me a highly detailed, thorough discussion that emphasizes or illustrates several dimensions of one particular concept. Show how this concept impacted the communication event in several different ways. For example, was there a misunderstanding? Were feelings hurt? Did cultural or gender differences or perceptions contribute to any misunderstandings? Did either party listen well? How did either or both party’s communication style contribute to the outcome of the event? What degree of communication competence was exhibited? What degree of satisfaction did the parties have with the outcome of this particular communication event? Give me lots of specific examples to help illustrate your chosen concepts. The second general way to do Part II is to give me a detailed discussion of your main concept by supporting it with several other textbook concepts. Show me how these other concepts fit into your story, how and why they illustrate how your main concept influenced communication outcomes from Part I (your story). For example, discuss how the different facets of impression management (perceived self, presenting self, face, facework) and reflected appraisal influence your identity. Please define and explain all textbook terms used! Don’t just drop a bunch of terms and expect me to be impressed. Demonstrate your knowledge of these words by giving me at least a short definition and how these terms explain or shed light on the dynamics of your Story (Part I). 2. Please follow the formats shown on the next page (Item #6) and in the examples on the following pages. Please make sure your work is structured like these examples. Be sure to double space in the appropriate places. 3. Journal Assignment #1 is due at the beginning of class. No late journals will be accepted. No exceptions, no excuses. 4. Journal Assignments are a one-time only, one-shot deal. No revisions* will be accepted. 4 5. “Rule of 13": Grades for Journals with 13 errors of any kind – grammar, punctuation, syntax, format, etc. – will be reduced by 20%. Please proofread and make necessary revisions before turning in your work. If you need help with your composition, get over to English 128 or Lassen Hall 2205 ASAP & get hooked up with a tutor. No whining. Get busy. 6. Formatting Your Journals Please format your journals as shown below. Structuring your work as presented in the example that follows (below and on the next page) allows me to read, assess and evaluate your assignments more much quickly and easily. Making my life easier is far more conducive to better grades for you than otherwise. There’s nothing to it. First, name your term/concept. Second, define your term or concept. Third, tell me a story; describe the scenario/situation in Part I. Fourth, name and define the terms/concepts from our text & class activities, and explain and analyze the communication dynamics in Part II using these terms . Part II – Your Analysis–must be 600 words minimum. Be aware that the words in the title bar “Part II: My explanation of the communication experience using the concept defined above” do not count toward this 600 words minimum. Also, I need you to include a word count either at the beginning or end of your essay. No word count, no grade. Your paper will be handed back to you, and if you choose to include an accurate word count and resubmit your work, there will be a 10% penalty when you hand it back in. In your analysis, when you integrate your concepts into your explanation, please do the following: 1) name the terms/concepts; 2) define them: 5 Concepts Named: Communication Concept #1 Communication Concept #2 Communication Concept #3 Communication Concept #4 Communication Concept #5 Concepts Defined: Definition of Concept #1 Definition of Concept #2 Definition of Concept #3 Definition of Concept #4 Definition of Concept #5 Part I: My observations of the concept functioning in a communication context that I’ve experienced: Describe a communication situation that's a personal experience or something you've seen in a film or on TV that illustrates one of the sub-concepts in the assigned chapter. THE CHAPTER TITLES THEMSELVES ARE MUCH TOO BROAD for this assignment. Choose subheadings or subtopics (in bold print) and develop them thoroughly. Part II: My explanation of the communication experience using the concept I defined above (600 Words Minimum): You need to explain the observations of your communication behaviors in Part I using the technical language, concepts, terminology, examples and/or quotes from your text and lectures. First, name and define the terms/concepts from our text & class activities, then explain and analyze the communication dynamics in Part II using these terms. You need to compare, contrast and/or explain and expand upon ideas about how your communication behaviors in Part I demonstrate your chosen concept. You must explain how your communication impacted the situation you've described in Part I and how your future communication behaviors can be modified to increase the probability of a more desirable relational outcome. Again, use your text, lecture notes, and/or group activities to support your examples, claims and/or assertions. 6 7. Grades have roughly two parts: 1) 20% composition – grammar, usage, syntax, punctuation, mechanics, etc.; 2) 10% format; and 3) 70% substance, content and development/analysis. Please write clearly and coherently, and be sure to double space “Part I” and “Part II.” ASSIGNMENTS NOT FULFILLING THE MINIMUM REQUIRED WORD COUNT WILL BE RETURNED WITH A ZERO. 7 Journal #1 Communication Studies 5 Kimberly Wallace Journal #1 Concepts Named: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) Presenting Self Perception and Culture Face Facework Impression Management Concepts Defined: 1) The public image we present to others in order to fill some type of social need such as acceptance. 2) Culture provides a filter that influences the way we interpret even the simplest events. 3) Erving Goffman’s terms for describing the presenting self; the socially approved identity that a communicator tries to present. 4) Facework describes the verbal and nonverbal ways we act to maintain our own presenting image and the images of others. 5) Verbal and nonverbal strategies communicators use to influence the way others view them. Part I: My observations of the concept functioning in a communication context that I’ve experienced: During one of my trips to Europe, I was invited to a friend’s house for dinner. My friend’s mother prepared a wonderful meal for me and several other guests. During the course of dinner, I committed a cultural faux pas. Asked if I would like something more to eat, I naturally replied “yes” since I was still a little hungry. I also did not want my hosts to think I was not enjoying dinner. Other dinner guests gave me a funny look and muttered to themselves. At the time, I thought nothing of my response since this was considered acceptable behavior in the United States. Only later did I find out what an awful breach of etiquette I’d committed. 8 Part II: My explanation of the communication experience using the concept I defined above: Our text defines the presenting self as “a public image – the way we want to appear to others” (p. 52). In any social interaction, I like to look good, to appear suave, debonaire and somewhat sophisticated. When I can’t look good, in the very least I don’t want to look bad. At my European friend’s home, I accomplished neither. From the beginning of this experience, I was acutely aware of my being from another culture where different standards of behavior are considered acceptable. However, I was unaware of these specific standards in effect at my friend’s family dinner table in Europe. Without thinking, I automatically accepted seconds on the first offer, which many Europeans consider to be gluttonous as well as impolite to the host/ess. Regarding perception and culture, Adler and Rodman assert that it’s challenging enough for people from the same culture to see things similarly, but those difficulties multiply when individuals come from different cultures, “the potential for misunderstandings” becoming much greater (p. 36). For example, it was perceived to be bad form to consent to another plateful even after a second or third offer, entirely contrary to everything I’d ever experienced at my family gatherings. For instance, under normal dining circumstances with friends or family, I’d take the extra helpings even if I didn’t want them, because in my experience, it’s considered a discourtesy not to ask for seconds, let alone refuse the host’s overt invitation to them. Even though I was making a concerted effort “to put my best foot forward,” I ended up “stepping in it” instead. Our textbook states, “...the majority of our communication is strategic, aimed at persuading others to view us as we want to be seen” (p. 58). All I was trying to do was create a socially approved image for myself by playing the role of the gracious guest; hopefully, then, I would be accepted by my friend’s family. But this public image of a gracious, 9 well-mannered guest I was trying to create turned out to be just the opposite of the type of Goffman’s face for which I was striving; instead, I was viewed by my friend’s family as a clueless, low-rent dinner guest of epic proportions. My behaviors were viewed as something they would only do when they were with their families in private, and I’d put money on them having been less offended if I’d passed gas loudly at the table instead. Each culture has its own set of unwritten social rules. Due to the differences between cultures in Europe and the U.S., and due to my clumsy facework I was perceived as acting in an unacceptable manner. Knowing this now, I understand the verbal and nonverbal reactions from the other dinner guests. They probably thought I was acting like a self-centered child who, unaware of social do’s and don’t’s, asks the mother why that person is so fat, of a different color, has such a big nose, etc. My actions were comparable to someone in the United States not covering his/her mouth when coughing, or, almost as bad, belching loudly at the end of a meal – ill-mannered, boorish table-side behaviors. The European guests’ perception of me was definitely affected by their cultural background which caused them to view me as rude. Just like the study about “domination of vision in one eye over the other” where researches used a binocular-like device that projected a different image to each eye (p. 36), this group evaluated my behavior by the only set of cultural rules they had ever known, by the only set of cultural rules they could see: the unspoken guideline that it’s not OK to take hosts up on their offer for more food when dining with guests who aren’t family. Briefly, had I been more aware of some of these different cultural rules of etiquette, I would have approached my impression management – the communication strategies we use to influence how others view us (p. 51) – more conscientiously by not accepting seconds on the first or even second offer, even though I was still hungry. I also feel my hosts 10 were unaware of some of my cultural idiosyncracies, accepting seconds in particular. Again, they behaved as though their way was the only way things were done, but nobody bothered to tell me. Regardless, the next time I was invited to dinner, I made sure I acted in a manner consistent with standards considered acceptable by my European hosts: refusing seconds regardless of the number of offers for more food. Raymonde Carroll states in the sidebar (p. 40, 8th ed.; p. 43, 9th ed.), “When I meet someone from another culture, I behave in the way that is natural to me, while the other behaves in the way that is natural to him or her. The only problem is that our ‘natural’ ways do not coincide.” Based on my European dining experiences, he’ll get no argument from me. Finally, if you’d like to avoid these types of awkward, uncomfortable moments in impression management next time you travel outside the U.S., take it from me about proper behavior in other cultures: do your homework – know before you go. Part II Word Count: 845 11
Chris Turner Communication Studies 4 October 2, 2016 Informative Speech I Topic: How to Fight a Speeding Ticket General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, I want my audience to be able to identify and describe the three simple steps for fighting a speeding ticket successfully: 1) obtaining a speed survey; 2) collecting all pertinent data regarding your speeding ticket; and 3) preparing for your court appearance. Central Idea: You can beat City Hall. I. Introduction A. So there you are again, minding your own business, driving down that all-too-familiar street on your way to picking up your girl- or boyfriend at the old high school. You’ve driven or ridden this route every day for four long years, to and from school. About the only thing that’s changed is everyone’s underwear (you hope). Since you now commute 300 miles a week between your job & school, you figure you’re a pretty good driver and that you're immune to getting a speeding ticket, right? Wrong. Even good drivers have their bad days. B. You hear the siren's single "whooooop," and the inevitable light show immediately follows. You check your rearview mirror just to be sure because, of course, it can't be you that's being pulled over, can it? No way, right? Wrong again. Today it's your lucky day; it's your turn in the barrel, your turn to fulfill Officer Rent-A-Cop's mandatory ticket quota so s/he can fill the necessary coffers at City Hall that got stiffed on last year's municipal budget. Since speeding tickets help supplement the city's budget, you're hosed, right? Wrong yet one more time. Bottom line? You can beat City Hall. C. Today, I'm here to help you get a fair shake when you're issued a speeding ticket. Follow my three simple steps, and that ticket will disappear faster than a college party crowd when the last keg runs dry. First, I'll explain what a "speed survey" is & how you can get one; second, I'll show you how to obtain other necessary data relevant to your speeding ticket; and third, we'll look at my strategy for preparing you for your court appearance. Transition: First, let's explore the "speed survey." II. Getting your hands on a "speed survey" is your first order of business. A. B. A speed survey can help you because it reveals the average speed traveled on a particular street. 1. Cities are bound by law to determine the actual average speed – the statistical "mean" – of traffic on any city street. 2. Traffic engineers survey the speed of 100 cars at a particular time of day to determine how fast people are really driving. 3. (Visual Aid) On this speed survey, you can see clearly that 85% of the cars were doing well over the speed limit. Where do you get a speed survey? At the county courthouse. 1. Since I got my ticket in Solano County, I had to go to the county courthouse in Fairfield. 2. Once you're at the courthouse, go to the Traffic Department and ask to see a copy of the speed survey for the street where you got your ticket. 3. Next, ask the clerk to make a copy of the survey for you. a. You might have to pay a small fee for the copy; a few dollars isn't unusual. b. If the clerk refuses to make a copy for you, you'll have to subpoena the court to get a copy of the speed survey you're seeking (the subpoena process is an entire speech by itself). Transition: Now that you're acquainted with the speed survey and how to get one, let's move on to my next point: obtaining other necessary data relevant to your ticket. III. Getting other data about your ticket can be a little trickier. A. B. C. The first thing you'll need here is pertinent information about the arresting officer. 1. Get the officer's name. 2. Get the officer's badge number. 3. Determine how long s/he's been on the force. 4. Find out how & where you can contact the officer. Next, you'll want to determine what kind of equipment the officer was using. 1. Was s/he using a radar or a radar gun? 2. How recently the radar or radar gun was calibrated? 3. Does the officer provide certification that proves the officer's radar or gun is accurate. a. Radar guns have to be calibrated at routine intervals to ensure accuracy b. Present anecdotal evidence here. Most importantly, you'll want verification that the arresting officer's judgment was accurate. 1. Does the officer wear glasses? 2. Was s/he wearing them the day your ticket was issued? 3. Were there other cars present? 4. Was the ticketing officer traveling in the same direction as you? a. If traveling in the opposite direction as you, this could affect the radar gun’s accuracy b. If stationary, the radar gun could be affected by other vehicle’s movement. c. 4. How far away was the officer from you (approximate distance)? Taking pictures of the "crime scene" is always a good idea a. Judges like visual evidence. b. Just like visual aids in a speech, your photos could be critical or getting your ticket dismissed. Transition: Finally, now that we have our speed survey & all the data relevant to our case, we'll take a look at how to prepare for your court appearance. IV. Being well prepared for your court date is essential. A. A court appearance notification should appear roughly 3-5 weeks after you've been ticketed. B. Request a court date, which will usually be about 2-3 months down the line. C. 1. You can request a court date via phone, internet, snail mail, or by going straight to the courthouse. 2. This gives you plenty of time to gather all the materials we discussed in steps one and two. Now comes your day in court. 1. Dress and groom yourself appropriately for court. a. Save the Mohawk & piercings for some other time. b. You probably don't want to wear your T-shirt that says, "F**k the Police (Powerpoint). 2. Present your material concisely, in an orderly fashion. 3. Never interrupt the arresting officer, the judge, or anyone else who speaks during your hearing. 4. Manners are huge in the courtroom: yes and no “Your Honor" or "Sir" are always a good thing (just ask Martha Stewart who’s spent more time in prison than most “hard core” rappers). Transition: In summary, it looks like you're prepared and ready to go! V. Conclusion A. Today we've briefly covered how to fight a speeding ticket by 1) obtaining a speed survey; 2) collecting all pertinent data regarding your speeding ticket; and 3) preparing for your court appearance. B. So there you are again, assaulted by the siren's "whoooooooop!!" and Officer Rent-A-Cop's "let's intimidate the civilian" strobe-light light show in your rear-view. As that "I'm soooooo busted" feeling washes over you and your bowels get that greazy feeling, your palms begin to sweat as you start to worry about fines, higher insurance rates, and more heat from your parents. C. Fortunately, you suddenly remember that you now know Chris Turner's three basic steps to speeding ticket liberation. As the officer steps up to your window and asks for your license, registration and proof of insurance, your self-confidence blossoms. Then, as you sign the ticket and give the officer's pen back, you smile and say those five simple, those five magic, those five musical words... D. You can beat City Hall!

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Journal #1
Communication Studies
Journal #1
Concepts Named:

Perception and Culture
Presenting Self
Impression Management

Concepts Defined:
1.) Culture influences perception, which becomes challenging when
trying to understand someone else’s point of view through their
culture. In turn, the lack of comprehending other’s culture leads to
faltered communication.
2.) Presenting self involves strategically revealing or hiding one’s
personality to the public so they can perceive them differently as they
3.) Conscious or subconscious effort that influences or controls people’s
perceptions during communication. It is the basis of developing and
maintaining social relationships.
4.) The communication strategies people employ to establish, restore, or
sustain a certain social identity as they attempt in promoting both
other’s and their sense of autonomy and self-esteem in
5.) This concept, mostly applied in intercultural communication, defines
the concept of maintain reputation or dignity while communicating
with others.
Part I: My observations of the concept functioning in a communication context that I have
While visiting China during my vacation, my friend invited me to their house for dinner
as they celebrated Chinese New Year. Unfortunately, I did not pay attention to the time and
arrived thirty minutes late whereby all the guests were waiting for me. In addition to the cultural
faux pas, upon serving the food, I went on to eat before the rest and noticed that the other guests
only ate after the guest of honor and other elders had started eating and gave a signal. Although I
noticed some awkward stares and chuckled mutterings among some guests, I thought nothing of

the issue because arriving late and immediately eating after being served are commonplace in the
United States. It was later that my friend explained of the breach of etiquette that I had
Part II: My explanation of the communication experience using the concept I defined
As most scholars explain, presenting self refers to the process of strategically revealing
or hiding one’s personality to the public so they can perceive them differently as they
communicate. It is a control of how an individual wants the others to perceive them. It is human
nature for everyone to want to appear as sophisticated, well-mannered and suave. However, my
experience at my friend’s home in China made accomplish neither due to some cultural missteps.
Being from the American culture, I was aware of the fact that different cultures and
backgrounds had different standards of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable. However,
since I had not been involved in completely different cultural experiences, I was unaware of
certain etiquette standards in regards to my friend’s dinner party in China. Without putting much
thought into the dinner invitation, I arrived late and immediately started eating before the guest
of honor gave permission to proceed. On the context of perception and culture, Phillips explains
that culture plays a great influence on people’s perception. People from the same culture also
have difficulties in perceiving some issues in the same light. Consequently, these perceptions
become more difficult because of the language factor that makes communication harder. Unlike
my fam...

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