COMM 200 - Week 1 Assignment

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Running Head: WEEK 1 - ARTICLE CRITIQUEWeek 1 - Article Critique: Masking Poor CommunicationKaryn Lenhardt-BettsCOMM 200 - Interpersonal CommunicationInstructor Joan GoldingSeptember 9, 20131WEEK 1 - ARTICLE CRITIQUE2Week 1 - Article Critique: Masking Poor CommunicationCommunication is an important part of our everyday lives. Effective communication isessential and is the difference between shared understanding and confusion. It is a commonmisconception that people who share close relationships have better communication skills ascompared to those of acquaintances or perfect strangers.Communication is defined as a process by which we share ideas or information withother people (Sole, 2011). Communication can be accomplished in many ways, but a fewexamples could be through verbal words, gestures, facial expressions or a mutual understanding.Regardless of the type of communication you use it is imperative to use effectivecommunication.Effective communication is meaning that is shared with others so that all parties come toa mutual understanding about what the words mean (Sole, 2011). To attain a shared meaning, itis imperative to listen carefully to what others say, ask questions to ensure that we understandwhat the words mean to the other person, and provide feedback to confirm that we understandthe other person correctly. (Sole, 2011) Learning effective communication skills is useful inavoiding arguments and miscommunication.In the

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