COM 212 Writing Assignment 2 The final paper asks you to reflect on the course b

COM 212 Writing Assignment 2
The final paper asks you to reflect on the course by choosing an interpersonal communication phenomenon and describing the research that has been done on it in a 5–7 page paper (excluding references). You may find it easiest to find a peer-reviewed journal article you find interesting and to then find other work which cites the paper or is cited by the paper. The paper should include: an introduction with your definition of the phenomenon and an overview of research on
the topic, sections grouping related research, and a conclusion recapping this research. This paper should use eight peer-reviewed journal articles and/or academic textbooks at a mini
Essay requirements:
· 5-7 pages, excluding references
· APA Format
· 5 Academic level citations (peer-reviewed journal articles or textbooks)
1. Introduction
Introduce some interpersonal communication phenomenon you have observed (e.g. bullying, emotional support, mentorship, emotional contagion, conflict, ect.). Note that I am not looking for a single instance of a phenomenon (i.e. “one time my friend told me that they found out that…”) but a class of phenomenon. You might start by finding an interesting journal article and picking a variable from that article. Use the introduction to define the phenomenon and to give a brief description of how researchers have approached it. Note that your definition will likely have limitations – what are they, and why is this ok for the purposes of your paper?
2. Sections on research areas
Unlike paper 1, the body of this paper is up to you. Try to pick out themes from your research – it could be different theoretical approaches you’ve seen, different groups of researchers who have tackled the topic (for instance, if you see 2-4 authors working together across 2-3 papers), or conflicting findings. I am looking for your ability to find research papers and then to organize your understandings through writing.
3. Conclusion
Overview your findings and provide a brief summary for each section discussed up to this point. Conclude with your final assessment of what research says so far about the phenomenon in question.
4. Bibliography
Must have 8 sources, listed in APA style. I want these to be good quality academic sources like journal articles or textbooks. Bad sources: random web pages, news articles, forums, blogs, reddit, Wikipedia, ect. Note that these ‘bad sources’ are perfectly acceptable for your initial investigation, but not for supporting your findings.
Let me know if you have any questions.

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Y​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​ou will create an infographic showing why a health myth should not be believed.
This is the same health myth you have written about in your argumentative essay and email.
Show the reasons why the health myth is wrong. They are the same ones from your essay.
Use the one course reading and one credible source from your essay. If you need to find a new credible source, conduct a CRAAP test on it first.
You must include one direct quote from the course reading and one direct quote from the outside article.
Correct references must be on the infographic. They should follow APA reference rules. (sources used in the Infographic must be cited in references or a failing mark will be given due to plagiarism).
The three persuasive techniques should be shown o​‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍‌‌‌‌‌‌​n your infographic.
To create an Infographic:
Watch the step-by-step tutorial video then use Canva (free) to create your Infographic
Creating Infographics
You can also use other software of your choice.
Be sure to include the following:
• Elements for creating an effective infographic (images, colour, bullet points, less text, etc.)
• Use of logic, emotion, and credibility to establish a persuasive argument.
• Effective organization of ideas
• Use of evidence from one course reading and one credible article
• Two citations only. One direct quote from a course reading and one quote from a credible article from your argumentative essay.
• APA references. Do not include a reference page.
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inked magazine talking about their latest news and what is about analyzing their

inked magazine talking about their latest news and what is about analyzing their content basically.
Required Elements: Title, introduction of your chosen media text, 2 paragraphs of analysis, conclusion, and works cited.
Title: This can be very boring/descriptive, or feel free to be a bit more creative. Remember, the title is the first thing someone reads, so it can really sort of “set the stage” for what you are writing about.
Paragraph 1, Introduce your media text: Describe the object/example that you have chosen. This is not a place for sharing opinions, just be objective/descriptive. Provide documentation if relevant. Don’t tell us what you think or feel about it— explain what it is, and if needed, give some context as well. Be smart about this section, and highlight in your description the things that you will talk about later in your paper. If you have chosen something longer or more complex, be clear about what specific part you are focusing on. If you have chosen something small and discrete that is part of a larger group (for example, you are discussing one Instagram post from a regular poster, or one ad that is part of a larger campaign) then you can briefly characterize the bigger picture. Paragraph 2 (Reading 1): Use a main idea from one reading from class. Demonstrate that you understand the theoretical concept, and use it to analyze your example– and say something new or interesting about it. How can this theoretical framework help to explain the example, or how does your example illustrate and extend the theory? You should draw on a different reading than you did in your previous paper. No direct

COMPETENCIES 1009.1.3 : Presentation Strategies The graduate utilizes appropriat

1009.1.3 : Presentation Strategies
The graduate utilizes appropriate presentational communication strategies in personal and professional settings.
An effective presentation requires careful preparation. In this task, you will create a plan for an informative or persuasive presentation that addresses a research-based, academic topic. Your preparation will include researching your chosen topic, planning for your intended audience, and creating an outline or other plan for your presentation.
Your submission must be your original work. No more than a combined total of 30% of the submission and no more than a 10% match to any one individual source can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. An originality report is provided when you submit your task that can be used as a guide.
You must use the rubric to direct the creation of your submission because it provides detailed criteria that will be used to evaluate your work. Each requirement below may be evaluated by more than one rubric aspect. The rubric aspect titles may contain hyperlinks to relevant portions of the course.
A. Describe your intended audience and why the topic is important to this audience (suggested length of 2–5 sentences).
B. Create a presentation plan (e.g., outline) for a five- to seven-minute presentation on your chosen topic by including the following parts:
1. An effective introduction that includes the following aspects:
• an attention-getting opening
• a thesis statement
• a preview of the main points of the presentation
Note: For a five- to seven-minute speech, two to three main points are recommended.
2. Supporting evidence (e.g., statistics, published research) for the main points
Note: Avoid using personal opinion, personal research, or personal experience as your supporting evidence.
3. an effective conclusion that includes a summary of the main points and closing comments.
4. a minimum of three credible sources
a. Acknowledge sources within the text for all content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized, and provide a reference list that includes the author, date of publication, title, and location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, website URL) for each source. APA citation style is strongly encouraged.
Note: Refer to the attached APA Guide for Communication Performance Tasks if needed.
C. Attach one visual element (e.g., chart, graph, picture, model) that supports one of the main points with acknowledgement of any source information used.
File Restrictions
File name may contain only letters, numbers, spaces, and these symbols: ! – _ . * ‘ ( )
File size limit: 200 MB
File types allowed: doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, odt, pdf, txt, qt, mov, mpg, avi, mp3, wav, mp4, wma, flv, asf, mpeg, wmv, m4v, svg, tif, tiff, jpeg, jpg, gif, png, zip, rar, tar, 7z

Professional Communication: Content reflects attention to detail and is organized and focused on the main ideas (whether prescribed in tasks or chosen by the student). Terminology is pertinent, used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.
Intended Audience: The description includes the intended audience (e.g., age, gender, occupation, educational level) and why the topic is important to the audience. The descriptions have enough critical detail and specificity to demonstrate the audience’s relevance to the topic.
Introduction: An introduction is provided and includes an opening, a thesis statement, and a preview of the main points. The opening uses an attention-getting strategy (e.g., humor, startling fact, rhetorical question), the thesis statement clearly articulates the specific claim, and the preview is complete and aligns with the main points.
Supporting Evidence: Evidence is provided, is relevant, and is compelling for the main points. Evidence relies on published research, statistics, and other credible source types.
Conclusion: The conclusion is provided and contains both an accurate summary of the main points and closing comments. The closing comments tie back to the introduction and include an effective closing strategy (e.g., call to action, memorable quotation, challenge).
Credible Sources: The submission includes 3 or more credible sources. Sources are from published research, peer-reviewed work, experts on the topic, and other credible source types.
Reference: Acknowledgement of sources within the text is provided for all content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized. A reference list is provided and contains a reference for each of the sources used. Each reference contains the required details (i.e., author, date of publication, title, and location of information).
Visual Element: A visual element is provided that fits the topic and context and fully supports at least 1 main point.

CCT 204 A2 Write-up You are required to answer the highlighted part in the PDF,

CCT 204 A2 Write-up
You are required to answer the highlighted part in the PDF, the design and the guiding question has been settled already,
The image below is is the final design
The guiding question of this one is : How can the tourism site be redesigned to reduce the environmental waste and become environmentally friendly. The design is a new design bench with a plant and it has the Technology function of Decompose garbage. The design image is below
1. Accept situation (50-100 words)
2. Analyze use 2 references on the analysis part (200 words)_ research about the current tourism wast around the world ( provide specific case or data from reference you find)
3. Define (50-100 words)
4. Ideate (300 words) Using the design method listed in the PDF to come up with 3 potential idea related. (MUST connected to the design method listed)
5. Select (50-100) (selected the one that will come out design as the image I gave )
6. Implement (200 words)
7. Evaluate (50 words)

Discussion Topic: Extra Credit Discussion: Overcoming Communication AnxietyExtra

Discussion Topic: Extra Credit Discussion: Overcoming Communication AnxietyExtra Credit Discussion: Overcoming Communication Anxiety
Students will discuss the first chapters on public speaking, focusing on what helps them get in front of others and deliver cultivated information. By discussing our communication anxiety, and things that have helped us in the past, we can help each other for future presentations. As college students, there are likely many presentations in your future. And I have had students tell me that public speaking courses have helped them with leading a group of employees at work, being the lead cook in a kitchen, speaking up in one-on-one conversations and much more.
For this discussion, you’ll assess your own communication anxiety, specifically regarding public speaking. You’ll describe your own communication anxiety, if you have it, and how you’ve tried to cope when having to present in school, at work or at family functions.
Before you begin the initial post, use this link and take the survey, write down the score and consider some of the questions it asked you that might relate to your public speaking anxiety.
And watching this video about ways to overcome communication anxiety
INITIAL POST – 6 points
(due before 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 19)
Based on your readings from chapters 9, 10 and from the end of chapter 1 in your textbook, complete the following tasks with your upcoming Speech: Tell us about your culture in mind. In addition, think about past opportunities you have had to speak publicly, and use those experiences to contribute to your discussion.
First, describe a time when you have felt nervous or anxious in a public speaking situation. For example, you might have had to give the best man speech at your brother’s wedding, or you maybe you had to give a big final presentation in your Anatomy & Physiology class last quarter. Describe how you felt and what you think caused you to feel nervous or anxious. Use your score from the survey above to help explain your nervousness – you do NOT have to share your score but you can talk about it in general terms if that gives us context about your experience with communication anxiety.
Then, explain how you have tried to keep yourself calm when speaking publicly. What do you do before, during and after a speech to keep the nerves at bay?
(For your question to your peers, please refrain from asking what they do to cope with communication anxiety, as that is one of my questions to you in your Initial Post.)
REPLIES – 3 points each
(due before 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 21)
Respond to at least TWO peers’ Initial Posts.
After responding to the post and answering your peers’ questions, consider discussing times others have given you advice for calming communication anxiety, or the video discussed above
In addition, ask your peer a question about their experience.
REPLIES to REPLY Posts – 1 point each (max 3 points)
(due before 11p.m., Tuesday, November 23)
Respond to up to two peers’ Replies made on their own (or others) Initial Posts. Limit 2 Replies to Reply Posts.
Discussion Guidelines
Nov 18 2:05pmManage Discussion
I usually get very anxious and worry a lot about presentations no matter what it is about. I specifically remember my junior year in my Biology class giving a presentation about the evolution of the human species. Ive noticed I worry about presenting more when it is about a topic that I am not interested or confident in. I knew we had to present that day and I spent all day in every class before thinking and reviewing for this presentation. To put this in perspective this wasn’t supposed to be that big of a presentation. It was only required to be 3 minutes long with 10 slides in the powerpoint. I was very anxious all day and once I got into class as time was going by without my teacher calling my name about 30 minutes into my classmates presenting I got super nauseous and started sweating getting dizzy so I ran out of the classroom went to the bathroom and threw up. So it is safe to say that I am not a fan of presenting in front of people.
Something I try to do before presentations is not procrastinate and try to feel as confident as possible about the topic. I try to prepare very early so I don’t feel rushed about the topic.
Reply to post from LAYLA M PEROVICHReply
Nov 18 11:32amManage Discussion
A time that I have felt nervous about public speaking was recently. We had our end of year banquet for the football team and I had to deliver a speech for one of our award winners. I did not want to go first, however as the young buck, I had to go first. I was not extremely nervous, but I was a little tense because I did not want to mess it up.
When I know that I have to prepare a speech like that, I try not to think about it too much. For the most part, I wing it. I feel that if I am constantly overthinking it, that is when I will mess up. It may not work for others, but it works for me because I seem more genuine when I do it that way.
part 2 weekly reflection
Task 5: Group Contract
Start Assignment
Due Sunday by 11:59pm
Points 25
Submitting a website url or a file upload
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Purpose Outcomes Instructions Grades Tips Jump to Submit
This assignment is to help us think about what good group expectations might look like for us, as individuals. Now that we’ve collaborated with peers to develop the group contract further we can refine the details of our contracts and finalize them.
These contracts might serve as a starting point for future groups (bring your contract to a future project and work on it as a team to improve it and make it more appropriate for the new group or team), and help students to practice thinking about what it means to be a productive and happy group member.
While working in a group, we are always working on identity management, interpersonal communication and intercultural communication, in addition to group communication.
By completing this assignment, you will be able to…
Examine values, assumptions and perceptions across cultures, contexts and perspectives to develop self awareness about one’s own communication behaviors
Reflect critically and emphatically on expressions of human experience, across cultures, contexts and perspectives, integrating perception, intellect, emption and imagination.
Use supporting evidence that supports written communication
To complete this assignment…
Review the following Scenario (NOT ACTUALLY WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR CLASS, it’s hypothetical)
(This is a scenario. Students will be working individually for the rest of the quarter. But for the purposes of this assignment, we are pretending we will be working in groups with peers.)
For the purposes of this assignment, imagine you and your (imaginary) group will be working together through the duration of the quarter to complete each quiz and the final project together. (This is only for the purposes of this activity. Students will be completing the rest of the quarter on their own, as INDIVIDUALS.)
You must create a group contract, as if you are one opinion in a group, to ensure there is group cohesion, and to minimize unnecessary disagreements throughout the rest of the quarter.
Review the following document
The University of Washington – Group (Links to an external site.) Contract (Links to an external site.)
Create a Group Contract
This contract is an agreement for the group. Students agree that they will follow these guidelines and rules to ensure the group is successful.
Use this Google Document as an template: Group Contract Template (Links to an external site.)
To save a copy of the Template: open the template, click “File”, click “Save a copy”, then save it in your Google Drive.
In the Google Document, go to the pencil in the upper right hand corner of the page and choose “Editing mode”
Answer the questions in the template with your own preferences when working as a part of a group.
Generally, you would work together as a group synchronously to brainstorm ideas and make final decisions, but here, you’re just getting a feel for what might be included in a group contract.
Consider ideas in the article, and from your chapters on Group Communication and the Additional Learning Materials, to inform your decisions.
Submit a link to your Google document
Getting a link: Share files from Google Drive
to submit here: How do I enter a URL as an assignment submission
Be sure to make the Google link to your assignment viewable by “anyone with the link” or “anyone at Shoreline”
Grading Criteria
Grading Requirements
The Grading Rubric will be used to assign points for this discussion.
This is also where you should show student’s an example of a successful assignment.
Overall, your assignment must meet the requirements stated above in a manner that is clear, concise, and proves you understand the content and assignmet
Task 5: Group Contract
Start Assignment
Due Sunday by 11:59pm
Points 25
Submitting a website url or a file upload
On This Page
Purpose Outcomes Instructions Grades Tips Jump to Submit
This assignment is to help us think about what good group expectations might look like for us, as individuals. Now that we’ve collaborated with peers to develop the group contract further we can refine the details of our contracts and finalize them.
These contracts might serve as a starting point for future groups (bring your contract to a future project and work on it as a team to improve it and make it more appropriate for the new group or team), and help students to practice thinking about what it means to be a productive and happy group member.
While working in a group, we are always working on identity management, interpersonal communication and intercultural communication, in addition to group communication

To show that you can apply concepts and ideas from the theories you learn about

To show that you can apply concepts and ideas from the theories you learn about in class, you will write a paper analyzing a movie using concepts and ideas from one of the theories that we discuss in class. To complete this assignment, you will apply a theory (or concepts from a theory) to situations and/or characters in a movie by doing (or not doing) the following:
Describe the theoretical concepts you are applying to the movie in detail.
Give examples from the movie that illustrate these concepts.
Students approach this in different ways. Some students use specific dialogue to illustrate their points. Other students analyze a specific character or scenes that illustrate a specific concept.
For example, students have analyzed a character’s attachment style, looked for examples of dialectical tensions or uncertainty reduction strategies, and analyzed the ways that nonverbal behaviors are exchanged (e.g., are they reciprocated or not).
The paper SHOULD NOT contain a detailed synopsis, review, or critique of the movie. You will, however, provide a brief preview of the characters, their relationship to one another, and general premise of the movie.
Think analytically about how the theory you are applying describes, predicts, or explains events that happen in the movie. Explain how the theory gave you these insights.
Although not necessary, some students have discussed how things might have played out differently in the movie if characters had done different things (e.g., used a different uncertainty reduction strategy, done a better job balancing rewards and costs in a relationship). This should not be the main focus on your analysis, but it can be part of your paper.
Include references to the theory you are applying and cite that material properly using APA style.
The text of the paper (excluding the title page and reference page) should be 5-7 pages long.
The following specific criteria will be used to grade the advice papers:
How well the theoretical concepts are defined and applied
The degree to which your analysis reflects a good working knowledge of theory and concepts
The clarity and creativity of the writing, including how well the paper is written
An “A” paper demonstrates an outstanding grasp of the material relevant to your selected theory, presents a sophisticated and thoughtful analysis, and is written in a clear and engaging manner with only very minor (if any) typos and grammatical errors.
I have attached notes on Uncertainty Reduction Theory as my chosen theory for this assignment, as well as the textbook used below.
Baxter, L. A., & D. O. Braithwaite. (2008) Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

instructions: In Chapter 4 of Understanding Media Industries, Timothy Havens a

In Chapter 4 of Understanding Media Industries, Timothy Havens and Amanda Lotz introduce us to the regulation of the media industries. We learn about the history of regulation and the present structure of it: who regulates, what is regulated, and how regulation affects the content or products of the media (ie. primarily television programs and radio broadcasts). Regulation refers to the laws, guidelines, and policies that govern how media industries produce, distribute, and exhibit their products.
Select a media product (television show/program, radio broadcast, Instagram photos, book, etc.). Answer the following:
There are three interconnected questions asked in this chapter: “Who regulates?”; “What is regulated?”; “How do regulations affect the products of the media industries?”
With these in mind, state, 1) who regulates the industry that created your chosen product, 2) what exactly is being regulated, 3) What are the consequences on that product of the regulation.
Grading: As the attached grading rubric shows, your post must conform to standard essay writing format, organization, and grammar. Additionally, you must use at least two concepts/terminology described in the chapter, such as “net neutrality,” least objectionable programming,” “copyright,” “antitrust,” etc. Utilize the Quizlet feature for reminders of these terms and their definitions. Highest marks will go to those submissions that exceed these instructions by quoting from other texts, inserting images or links, and, above all else, presenting a sophisticated and well written argument.

Topic Choose a topic that is significant, contemporary, meaningful, and relevant

Choose a topic that is significant, contemporary, meaningful, and relevant to the audience. Analyze the audience, link the topic to them in a way that will gain and hold attention and interest, and agreement.
This outline must be at least 3 pages long and use 12-point font.
Use appropriate coordination and subordination. Use full sentences, including subjects and verbs for the main ideas or main points and the 1st order of subordinate ideas or sub-points. Consistently use either full-sentence or list form for 2nd -order sub-points supporting the same 1st order sub-point. Usually use list form for 3rd order, 4th order, and 5th order sub-points.
Enhance the readability of the outline. Use only one idea per point, only one sentence per point, single-space each point, and double-space vertically between points. Leave a line of white space between each point at every level.
Transitions between major sections and the main points should be provided in the outline. Use transitions to move the audience’s attention from one section to another or from one main point to another.
Use a consistent pattern of indentation. Type main points flush with the left margin. Indent 5 spaces for 1st-order sub-points, 10 spaces for 2nd-order sub-points, 15 spaces for 3rd-order sub-points, 20 spaces for 4th-order sub-points.
Use the following system to label the points in the body:
Main Points: upper case Roman numerals [I, II, III, IV, V]
1st -order sub-points: upper case letters [A, B, C, D, E]
2nd -order sub-points: Arabic numerals [1, 2.3, 4, 5]
3rd -order sub-points: lower-case letters {a, b, c, d, e],
4th -order sub-points: Arabic numerals in parentheses [(1), (2), (3)]
Specific Purpose:
Your specific purpose should consist of the following three parts:
Specific Communication Word (use an infinitive phrase…to inform, to persuade, to explain)
Target Audience (classmates, colleagues, students…)
The Content (how to do something, why one thing is better than the other…)
Thesis (or Central Idea Statement):
This should be one complete sentence that provides an overview of your presentation.
The introduction should gain attention, orient the audience by stating the topic, offer a reason for listening, and preview the body of the speech. The introduction (which may be outlined or written word-for-word) is designed to
gain the attention of the audience;
establish the speaker’s credibility; and
establish rapport, offering a compelling reason for listening; and
orient the audience to your topic/purpose/central idea; and
preview your main points.
Do not say “I will tell the story of ____,” or “I will do X, Y, or Z.” Actually outline or write the story here in the Introduction, such as “Have you ever found yourself repeating mistakes you have made before?” Actually outline or write the question here.
Transitions may link major sections OR main ideas OR subordinate ideas within the body of the speech.
The body must contain 2-5 main points using patterns of organization covered in the textbook; other patterns of organization must have prior approval by the instructor. Each main point must be well supported by 2-5 1st-order sub-points designed to illustrate the main points (examples, illustrations, facts, quotations, etc.) Don’t overload the audience with information. Move from simple to complex ideas. Move from familiar to unfamiliar ideas. Define your terms.
The body develops your ideas, condenses your thinking and research, ensuring that you have done an adequate job of preparation. The entire outline should contain more material than you have time to use in your speech and must be at least 3 pages in length [2 full + 1 partial). You must use two-five (2-5) main ideas and two-five (2-5) subordinate (sub-points) points for each main point or higher-level sub-point.
The conclusion should restate or summarize the main points and communicate a sense of finality (verbally or nonverbally indicate that you have finished talking). You may end with a story or quotation.
The conclusion (which may be outlined or written word-for-word) communicates a sense of finality and should:
signal the end of your speech; and,
recap your main points; and
provide a clincher.
The References reports where you found the information for your speech. There are two general sources of information: your own personal experience and what you have learned from outside sources (reading or interviewing). You must indicate where you obtained your information. You are expected to provide at least five credible sources for this speech.
If some of your information came from your own experience, specify that personal experience in the reference. For example, “I based this speech on water safety totally upon my personal experience as a lifeguard at Norms’ Resort, Cottage Lake, for the seven summers from 1959 until 1965.” Your personal experience will count as only one of five or more sources of information required.
You must include and cite properly (in APA format) at least one source from the Columbia College library database. Do not use Wikipedia as a source of information. However, if you cite electronic sources, provide enough information so that I could duplicate your search. Include at least the author or editor, title, date, publication medium, publisher, and the Universal Resource Locator [URL], which includes protocol, site, path, and file.
This assignment needs to be formated and look like the sample attached. Also please make the topic something that is medical related.