Project Risk Planning -2February 22, 2021
This week, you will write a draft of your Final Paper, which is a letter of advice. This should be no more than five pages. Before you submit the paper, you must do the following:
In an effort to ensure you are on the right track for the Final Paper, you will be required to create a first draft of your Final Paper. Please note that this paper should be no more than five pages in length. This does not include the one page for the title and one page for the references. Through completing all of the sections on that template, you will create an introduction with a thesis, a conclusion, and address the following learning objectives:
Explain the principles of, and barriers to, effective interpersonal communication. You must include explanations of the two principles and their significance. You must also explain at least two barriers to communication and how to overcome them. It is highly recommended that you use an example to think through at least one principle and barrier.
Analyze the role of communication in developing and maintaining one’s self-concept, self-image, and self-esteem. Be sure to define each term and directly connect each to communication. The best papers will address the links between psychology and communication and the importance of their relationship. You want to explain how ideas of the self-influence how we communication and how our communication exchanges shape how we think conceptualize ourselves.
Differentiate appropriate levels of self-disclosure (and emotional intelligence – optional) in various relationships. To have a conversation about differentiation, you must first define “self-disclosure.” You have not read the section on emotional intelligence yet, so you are only required to define “self-disclosure.” However, if you want feedback on your coverage of emotional intelligence, go ahead and try to discuss it by reading Chapter 8, section 8.2 in Bevan and Sole. Also, to get to the heart of assessing “appropriateness,” explain the importance of disclosure in various contexts. Explain how it can be beneficial and harmful. If you’d like an additional resource to think through this theme, watch the following video on online self-disclosure and think through the idea of “connecting” with others while being alone: Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. You can use this as one of the three required course resources.
Analyze the impact of gender and culture on interpersonal communications. Explain the relationship between gender, culture, and communication, and how acknowledging these elements is central to becoming an effective communicator. Consider the pros and cons of what are often deemed more “masculine” versus “feminine” forms of communication and how various styles can help us in particular contexts. Explain how culture (as transmitted through communication) trains us about gender norms and how these are potentially linked to how we communicate.
Given that this is a preliminary “draft” of your Final Paper, we strongly advise that you review the Final Paper instructions in Week Five. You will see that you will be writing a letter of advice for a couple or group of co-workers, using the first five course learning objectives of this course.
The Final Paper Draft must contain
An introduction with a thesis statement.
Sections on all three learning objectives. Please be sure to support all of your key claims from expert sources. You still must give your instructor a sense of how you plan to cover each objective with course materials, independent academic research, and personal experiences that correlate with your key claims.
A conclusion. The conclusion should restate the overall perspective offered in the paper, with a restatement of the thesis and the central points outlined in the paper.