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Oral communication (speech)

by: Myesha Johnson-Wheeler

Oral communication (speech)

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Myesha Johnson-Wheeler
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Date Created: 02/23/16
My’esha Johnson­Wheeler  Feb­9­2016    Ch. 1, 2, 3 Study Guide    1. Define  a. Communication­ The collaborative construction and negotiation of meaning  between the self and others as it occurs within cultural contexts  b. Language­ the system of words or signs that people use to express thoughts and  feelings to each other:  c. Critical Perspective­ We question and challenge what we experience, never  taking anything for granted  d. Culture­ Refers to a system of shared meanings and assumptions that draw  people together within a social context of shared power  e. Power­ A productive tension resulting from our different locations within culture  f. Public Advocacy­ We offers ways we might reflect on and take action against the  injustices we encounter  2. Name 3 keys parts of the definition Communication  a. Collaboration  b. negotiation  c. Culture  3. Define the understandings  a. Communication as representation­ Communication is abstract or separate from  our lives and the world around us  b. Communication as constitutive­ Communication helps create us and what we  think of as our realities  4. Describe the features  a. The Rhetorical tradition­ Concerned with how language is effective persuasion  and the way humans use symbols to affect others to shape the world   b. The Elocution era­ Emphasized delivery skills such as voice and movement, that  we even continue to use words  c. The Move of Science­ Allowed researchers and students to take a  communication event and apply a scientific model to see what occurs within a  particular interaction  d. Social Constructionism­ Something static and stationary we can easily examine  e. The Critical/Cultural Turn­ Asking how race, sexism, homophobia is perpetuated  in public communication, such as in the mass media or political speeches  5. Define and name each Canons  a.  Invention­ The content of a message  b.  Arrangement­ The organization of a message  c.  Style­The mode or genre of a message  d.  Memory­ The remembering of a message  e.  Delivery­ The presentation of a message  6. Define each  a. Reflexivity­ A type of reflection and insight that helps each of us understand how  we participate, consciously and unconsciously, in social systems that both help  and harm us  b. Problem posing approach­ To teach and learning that help us develop our sense  of agency  c. Praxis­ As “reflection and action on the world in order to transform it”  d. Critical compassionate listening­ Listening situations where we might check out  or harden ourselves or give someone too much slack  7. Name and define each part of an introduction  a. Thesis­ An integral component to successful communication  b. Voice­ In the form of your word choice, tone, or degree of formality, is an  inevitable function of purpose and audience  c.  Purpose­ Why are you writing this paper  d. Attention getter­ Grab the audience’s attention  8. Name define each part of an conclusion  a. Closing argument  b. Restate all of the main points  c. Thesis­ An integral component to successful communication  d.  Explain the benefit for listening   


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