Knowledge, Self-Inventory, and Beginning Skills
Application and Analysis
Synthesis and Effective Use
|1. Assesses the success of his/her
own and other’s communication efforts.
||Identifies strengths and
weaknesses in a variety of communications.
Identifies strengths and weaknesses in own
Uses feedback to improve communication.
|· Seeks feedback, specific
help, and clarification to solve communication problems.
· Consciously adapts understanding of effective
communication to new contexts, assesses the results, sets and meets
goals for improvement.
|· Identifies, evaluates, and
values what has been learned about communication while studying at
|2. Interprets and uses visual,
verbal, and non-verbal elements of communication.
||· Shows an understanding of
the basic elements of communication. Can explain them clearly, in
· Identifies examples of strong and weak use of
· Uses elements to create clear, accurate messages
in comparatively simple, controlled situations.
· Uses dictionaries, other reference tools, and
experts to clarify communications.
· Checks understanding of messages whenever
· Creates neat documents in prescribed formats using
|· Analyzes, compares, and
contrasts how the elements are used in many types of
· Consciously uses the elements of communication in
a variety of complex, open situations.
|· Chooses elements that
effectively communicate complex ideas to varied audiences for a
variety of occasions.|
|3. Recognizes and provides
well-organized information to support and develop ideas.
||· Identifies main ideas,
subordinate ideas, and evidence in a variety of communications,
using verbal, visual, and non-verbal cues.
· Identifies examples of strong and weak ideas,
organization, and development in a variety of comparatively simple
· Focuses on ideas and evidence, avoiding
· Creates clear ideas, organization, and support in
relatively simple controlled, communication situations.
|· Creates and executes
· Develops and supports ideas by analyzing and
synthesizing material from several sources.
· Analyzes, compares, and contrasts how
communicators present and support ideas in a variety of open,
complex communication situations.
· Consciously uses principles of unity,
organization, and development to understand and create messages with
|· Communicates complex ideas
to varied audiences, providing strong support.
· Synthesizes complex, multiple sources.
· Designs thorough research processes.
· Chooses sources for reliability.
|4. Recognizes and practices
ethical behavior in communication situations.
||· States ethical concepts
clearly, in own language.
· Notices formal and informal methods of giving
credit to sources.
· Identifies inflammatory and abusive language and
tactics designed to circumvent reasoning.
· Identifies and gives examples of facts,
inferences, and judgments.
· Prepares thoroughly for communication
· Describes, summarizes, and paraphrases simple
· Gives informal credit to any sources
· Uses visual, verbal, and nonverbal cues to
separate own work from sources.
|· Analyzes how others use
· Uses academic documentation systems
· Describes, summarizes, and paraphrases varied
· Analyzes the ethical quality of communications and
refuses to respond to unfair, inflammatory, or inaccurate language
· Identifies, investigates, and/or rejects messages
with insufficient evidence or faulty logic.
|· Synthesizes a clear set of
communications ethics standards and uses those standards in varied,
complex communication situations.
· Evaluates and values the ethical quality of
Clark College graduates will demonstrate the
ability to deliver and understand written, spoken, and visual
communications, clearly and accurately.
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