Journal Entry #1: Intro to Interpersonal Communication
Based on Chapter 1 (Intro to Interpersonal Comm), Lectures: Communication
Process, Interpersonal Communication, Electronically-Mediated Communication,
1. What changes have taken place in your relationship with your Partner? In
what ways have your interpersonal communication skills (or those of your
Partner) changed or improved? How have those changes affected the
relationship? What changes still need to occur in YOUR interpersonal
communication skills to further improve the relationship? How about in your
Partnerâ€™s interpersonal communication skills?
2. Which communication model best describes your typical communication with
your Partner? Analyze a recent interaction (phone conversation, text
message, face-to-face, email interchange, etc.) and apply the elements of the
communication model to it. What insights can you draw from this?
3. How does your relationship with your Partner meet the definition of
interpersonal communication? Why did you choose this relationship over any
other you have? What aspects do you want to focus on for improvement
(yourself and/or the relationship)? How motivated are you to make changes in
yourself and your communication behavior? Why?
4. Analyze the role electronically-mediated communication plays in your
relationship with your Partner. Do you communicate differently based upon
the channel? Has the role of EMC changed as your relationship with your
Partner has progressed? Are there ways you can be more effective using this
Write a paragraph for each question, at least 2-3 pages long. Check out the word doc for the specific requirement.