Final Exam Study Guide
The final has 100 multiple choice/true false questions
The final covers textbook chapters, class lectures, and class discussions.
Major Textbook Chapters: 12, 15, 16
A few questions from chapter 18
Nonverbal communication- definition of and types
What percentage of meaning is conveyed verbally? What percent nonverbally? Theory of nonverbal communication
Cultural differences in nonverbal communication (social distance, touch, understanding of time, social structure)
Impromptu speaking versus extemporaneous speaking (conversational quality and style)
Vocal aspects of delivery (vocalized pause, vocal variety, dialect, etc.)
Speaker’s personal appearance as an element of credibility (movement, gestures, eye contact, etc.)
Summarizing data via charts (visual aids)
What must you consider before using a visual aid?
Guidelines for preparing visual aids
Informative speeches can be about a process, object, or event
What is the point of an informative speech? The speaker serves as a(n) ________
Persuasion- definition and ethical considerations
Mental Dialogue, co-creation, and target audience
Questions of fact, value, and policy- definition of and examples
Monroe’s motivated sequence- steps and examples
Aristotle and ethos, pathos, and logos- what do these terms mean and give examples.
Factors of credibility- competence and character
Common-ground or identification
Reasoning and fallacies- definition and examples of: inductive or reasoning from specific instances, hasty generalizations, reasoning from principle or deductive reasoning (syllogisms and enthymemes), red herring, ad hominem, either-or, bandwagon, slippery slope
SMRC (Source, Message, Receiver, Channel) model of persuasion is very much like the transactional model of communication
Rank’s Model of Persuasion: Intensify and Downplay (Know the steps to each)
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs- How does this relate to persuasion and communication in general?
Packard’s Hidden Needs- Roots and Immortality
Theories of Persuasion
Is persuasion ethical or unethical? Does your response change depending upon the situation?
Effective communication and the powers it has
Meanings of words (connotative vs. denotative) Connotative meaning- the emotions or perceived meaning of a word. Denotative- the dictionary definition of a word (General versus abstract communication)
Aristotle's definition of rhetoric
Improving abilities of interpersonal interaction (assertiveness)
Group cohesion and interpersonal power