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Comm Reflection Paper

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Moiah Faulkner-Wheeler Comm. 101Dr. Pupchek 14 December 2010Communication Reflection Paper 
I have always known that communication was a very important aspect in everyone’s life,
 but taking this class I have learned that it is not only important but it is everywhere.Communication is not just the way people communicate with each other, it deals with basicallyevery sense (touch, hear, smell, taste, and see) that we have. Many people
know this butcommunication can affect our health, both physically and mentally. It affects both our personaland physical life. After taking this class I learn how important communication is in my life and Iappreciate it more. While I was taking this class, I have notice exactly how communication hasan impact on my life and in this paper I am going to write about events that happen in my life,which relates directly to communication and our class.On August 31
, in my journal I wrote about sending, receiving, and feedback. Sending ishow the sender delivers the message, receiving is how people receive the message, and lastlyfeedback is the reaction of the people who have received the message. In my journal I wroteabout the time my mother (sender) announce to my brother and I that were moving to New York during the summer. Being that my brother and I are two different people (receivers), our feedbacks to her message where completely different. My brother, who was 10 at the time, wasexcited. When he heard the word New York, he thought about the big city, the flashy cars, howcelebrities lives there, and the snow. But my feedback was completely the opposite. I was asophomore in high school; I literally thought my social life was over. But after the move and
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actually living in New York, it taught me many lessons and made me a better person. I also
wrote in my journal that I learn that a person’s feedback can be
different from other people andthat it is rare for two people to actually have the same feedback.On September 14
, I wrote about one of the keys terms in communications, scripts.Scripts are how we are expected to act in a certain situations. In this journal entry I explain howmany people are expected to act a certain but most of the time it never happens that way. Theexample that I have in my journal entry is someone breaking up with someone. When someone breaks up with someone they expect the other person to miserable for the while and not to moveon so quickly. But that is not always the case. There are times where when a person breaks upwith a person and the other person is nonchalant about it and they get over it and move on. Sincethat is not how
the “script” was supposed to go, it can catch a person off guard. Then I wrote
down in my journal how I believe that people should not expect a person to act a certain way incertain reactions because no two people are the same and because no two people are the sameeveryone is going to have a different reaction and my not act the way you expect them to.On September 21
, I wrote about how I learned that it is impossible for everyone to havethe same interpretation in communications. Words have too many different meanings andvalues. As time goes by, the use of a word can be changed. For example the word tight haschange throughout time. The word tight can have two possible meanings. It can be mean firm toone person but to another person it could mean stylish, cool, and having everything together. Inthis entry I concluded that I glad that we have rules that help us regulate our interactions for everyone can have an understanding and a common ground.
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On October 3
, I wrote about the forms of ineffective listening and the skills one musthave to be a great listener.
This was on my favorite topics that we’d learned in class.
First Idescribe the activity that we had participated in class. I explain how I was one of the people whowere having all the forms ineffective listening demonstrated on them. This activity helped merealize how a person can easily feel ignored or like what they have to say is not important. I alsorealized that I actually do three forms of the ineffective listening. Those three forms are pseudo-listening, selective listening, and defensive listening. Pseudo-listening is when I pretend to belistening. I tend to do that a lot especially when I feel like the conversation is boring or when I
don’t like what I am hearing in a conversation. I learn that a person can notice when you’re not
listening to them and that can make them feel insecure or even make them angry. Selectivelistening is a person focus on only particular parts of a conversation. This I am guilty of whenmy parents are giving me a lecture about something I did or when they say I can do somethingthat I want but I tend to block out the part where they say I have to do something for them first. Ilearn from experience that having selective listening can be disrespectful and can get you in a lotof trouble. Lastly, defensive listening is when you perceive a personal attack and get offendedwhen none is there. I tend to do this a lot. I learn that this form is the ineffective listening formthat I need to work on the most. My mother tells me all the time that I get defensive for noreason. I guess it is because I take things to personal and I can get overly sensitive at times. ButI am trying to work on that flaw because participating in our class activity illustrated to me perfectly how that can get annoying. After writing about all the negative things in my entry Iwanted to make a positive turn and talk about what I can do to become a better listener. Theskills I need to become a better is to be mindful, to hear and actually listen, attend in theconversation, perceive and organize the conversation, respond to the conversation, and to

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