ENGL 110 AMU Week 8 lesson Reflection Making Writing Relevant American Military university
Weekly Objectives Overview
Below, you will see the weekly lesson objectives that you have been working toward meeting throughout the course. Take a few moments and read each one. Consider where you are with each. What have you mastered? What objectives do you need to improve upon? These objectives will help you throughout your entire degree program and in the work force since, as we have discussed, communication is everywhere.
- Describe the standard logical process for written presentations.
- Apply the writing process to their own preferences and discipline.
- Identify the informative genre of communication.
- Narrow a topic for informative communication.
- Inform an audience.
- Inform an audience in a speech appropriately using outside sources.
- Adapt a topic to be a persuasive argument.
- Write a thesis statement
- Write topic sentences
- Evaluate an argument
- Persuade an audience appropriately using outside sources
- Understand the genre of analytical writing
- Ask analytical questions
- Adapt a topic to be analytical.
- Produce an analytical essay appropriately using outside sources.
- Complete a peer review.
- Reflect on their growth and effectiveness of utilizing the standard logical process for communication and producing substantially error-free prose and presentations.
We have been discussing effective communication throughout the course. There are times when we have all seen ineffective communication. Perhaps it was someone providing us information and not doing so clearly. Perhaps we were talking to a child and didn’t consider our audience and used words that were too big. Or maybe you have seen communication that wasn’t edited (spelling errors in a newspaper) or was not revised and was unclear.
While these headlines may be comical at times, they may be quite upsetting to those involved and also show how poor communication impacts serious topics. It is important to weigh the serious implications of such errors in the workplace. These types of errors are in every work setting and in every field.
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Ineffective Communication (Cont’d)
Consider the effects of poor communication on a business and the many ways where poor communication can be present. From advertising, internal memos, presentations to bosses, instructions from bosses, the list is endless and can have serious implications. Poor communication leads to a loss in efficiency, lower morale, and less innovation (Writing, n.d.).
It can be easy to assume that writing and communication is important in the academic setting but not beyond. However, the skills that you have learned in this course will be prevalent in every interaction you have in and outside of your education, in your home, in your workplace, and every time you need to give or receive information. When we consider how often we actually communicate and the many ways in which we do, it is important to be aware of the steps for effective communication in order to assure that our messages are being sent and received with the intended clarity and information.