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Purpose

An effective introduction to interpersonal communication course requires you to self-reflect on your own communication as a way to make tangible improvements. Journal entries are a great opportunity to stop and contemplate interpersonal communication concepts and reflect on and evaluate how you currently use them. This in turn allows you to begin to shine a light on areas of your own communication that can be improved. Through the act of self-reflection, you can become a better communicator.

Task

You are required to complete journal entries over the course of the semester. See syllabus and Canvas for due dates.

Content

While these are often self-reflective and casual, you should be writing in complete sentences and using appropriate grammar and spelling. You also are expected to use specific interpersonal communication terminology from class (e.g., “self-disclosure” vs. “we talked about really personal stuff,” “nonverbal communication” vs. “body language”). Each journal entry will correspond to specific course concepts (see journal prompts), so be sure you are using them correctly; don’t just sprinkle in terms. Bold those terms every time you use them in your journals.

Each entry has specific content and page requirements. Some ask you to perform an out of class task, some ask you to read an article or watch a video and then respond, some ask you to take a self-quiz and reflect, and others ask you to reflect on an in-class activity. You can always journal more pages beyond the requirement, but note that your instructor will only read the required limit (usually 1-2 pages). Any private thoughts can be delineated with italics and will not be read.

Format

Each entry should be a .doc or .pdf document titled with the journal number. Single space and include the following in the upper left corner: Your name, date, class and section number, and instructor’s name. Use 1” margins, double-space the body of your paper, and type using times new roman, 12 font, and include page numbers on the bottom right hand corners. Number responses. Entries will be submitted online when they are due.

See example journal formatting below.


Jenny Perez
August 31, 2018
COM 102.1001 Online
Ms. Farrell

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Criteria

See rubric below.

If you are unsure about what is required for a journal, please reach out to your instructor before submitting.

Journal #5 Entry Prompt

Complete the Self-Quiz: How do you Approach Conflict? on Launchpad, and the Conflict Management Worksheet on Canvas (this one will be turned in) to help you understand how you commonly use conflict. (Note: it is easier to complete these self-quizzes if you keep one specific type of relationship in mind, like your romantic relationship, your family relationships, friendships, or even your workplace relationships, because you may find you handle conflict differently in different relationships, which is actually a good thing! You choose.) Journal 1-2 pages discussing your most commonly used approach to interpersonal conflict. Respond to the following:

  1. What is your dominant conflict management style? (If you have more than one, list all). What particular type of relationship does this apply to (romantic, family, friendship, workplace)?
  2. Were you surprised by your results? Why or why not? Cite specific examples from your life.
  3. Discuss some of the disadvantages of your dominant conflict management style. Give specific examples in which you have experienced some of these.
  4. What is another conflict management strategy you’d like to begin utilizing more often and why? When might you try this?

You must submit your completed Conflict Management Worksheet and your Journal response.