Consider how the material could be applied to real-world problems or international frameworks or to another area that interests you.

Word count: 300!!
You will choose two course topics and write an informal thoughts post in reaction to the assigned readings for those weeks. The posts may take the form of a brief critical essay; a list of questions, concerns, or criticisms; a research idea inspired by the readings, etc. Quality of writing counts.
Some topics you may present in thoughts posts include the following:
Discuss the most important idea(s) from the readings. How do you disagree? Can you reconcile your point of view with the readings?
State an entrepreneurial or revolutionary idea you took away from the readings. How can this concept suggest a new way to structure political communication or media systems?
Raise a question relevant to the topic but not answered in the readings: “The author ignored this key issue…”
Consider how the material could be applied to real-world problems or international frameworks or to another area that interests you.
Word count: 300

Debate! so basically i will be absent from my groups debate so i have to write a 500 word paper instead arguing my stance.

so basically I will be absent from my groups debate so I have to write a 500 word paper instead arguing my stance.
Question: Is negative campaigning harmful to political participation?
Our stance: NO
To elaborate – it is actually helpful and increases political participation

Negative political ads and their effect on voters: Updated collection of research

What does it look like to be an ethical communicator from a christian perspective?

In 1,250-1,500 words, complete the following:
Part one: Argue for a uniquely Christian communication ethic. What does it look like to be an ethical communicator from a Christian perspective? Support your ideas with scriipture, Christian thinkers, and/or historic counsels and creeds.
Part two: Compare and contrast Christian communication ethics with a classical ethical theory (deontology, utilitarianism, deontology, existentialism, naturalism, stoicism, or postmodernism).
Include at least five scholarly sources, including the Bible.

What makes this an argument and not just any old statement?

Here is an example of an argument: Uniforms should be mandatory in public schools.
What makes this an argument and not just any old statement? Verbs like “should be” and the word “mandatory” are a good start, right? There is no doubt that this claim is taking a stance, a stand, a position.
Try it for yourself— Write making an argument about anything discussed in Jordan’s Report from the Bahamas.


Second Assignment:
Re-thinking Transmission
Your task is first to read Sybille Krämer’s short “Prologue” in which she sets-up her
approach to transmission in communication theory and develops a distinction between
“postal” and “erotic” principles of communication. And second, you will summarize her
key points about communication and link them wherever possible to examples – drawn
from a minimum of three different sources selected from class readings only; if you use
other non-class readings found on the Internet, each citation will result in a 2-mark
deduction). Thus, there are two factors here: comprehension and connective-illustration
or augmentation.
3 pages, typed, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, no title page. No
references/bibliography (all quotes from Krämer and others as below in the name, page
Use proper quotations, 1-inch margins (approximately), no extra space between
paragraphs. Use sub-titles where appropriate. Do not use long, block quotations. Cite
only by author name and page number in brackets in the body of the text (i.e., Krämer
19). Do not include a references section. Your response should be a full 3 pages in length.
Place your name and student number and original title at the head of the first page.
Submit electronically to designated folder.
The second assignment is worth 40 marks.
This is the posted article:
Sybille Kramer, “Prologue,” in Medium, Messenger, Transmission, Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, 2015, pp. 19-25.

This assignment is about comprehension and contextualization of theoretical principles. Read it carefully and grasp the concepts and how they are utilized.
The article begins with some philosophical questions but quickly settles into the issue of errand and messenger: called the ‘primal scene’ of communication.
Two preliminary remarks are advanced: messengers are heteronomous – what does this mean exactly? And, messengers are necessary when communication is not dialogical. Have we discussed an example of this in our class? Yes. Can you place it in Krämer’s approach?
The problem, as stated in the article: can transmission (delivering messages) be creative? This is something we have discussed in class recently with regard to certain distinctions advanced by McLuhan.
After considering the many meanings of communication, the article then launches a major distinction between technical transmission and personal understanding models of communication, and elucidates each of their characteristics. She gives each a name, ‘intentionally ironic’ and ‘obviously exaggerated’: postal vs. erotic. Be sure you grasp of the details of these definitions. Do any of the models we have discussed exemplify these (one or the other)?
The article then tries to conceptualize a shared problem of ‘distance’ within the models that each faces differently. And poses the question about what role media play. Pay attention to what happens to space and time in each and recall McLuhan’s lessons about this. Media enable (postal) but also disable, that is, disturb (erotic).
Krämer then clarifies her purpose with regard to the letter carrier and the concept of transmission: to reflect on the lack of dialogue, and how to bring back perception.
Your goal is to understand the article in terms of its major conceptual claims, and populate your explanation with examples (3 minimally) drawn from class readings. Note that these examples may not fit exactly, the trick will be to make them fit, sometimes snug, sometime loose.

Why or why not?

The objective of this paper is to discuss your analysis of a taped speech assigned to you:

Your paper should be double spaced, 12pt. Times New Roman, black ink, minimum of 3 pages, and written in and paragraph style (not bullet points). Your paper should have introductory and concluding paragraphs. Your introduction should have an attention getter, a thesis statement, and a preview statement (what you will be doing in your paper). Your conclusion should have a transition to your conclusion, a recap of what you did in your paper, and a memorable closing statement. The body of the paper should address each of the question guides below by using the questions associated with each as guide. Not all of the questions will address the particular issues relevant to the speech you watch, and/or you may want to address some issues in addition to these. Your paper should be organized in such a way that the information within each paragraph should be related and you should have transitions between paragraphs. Make sure to write in proper English, check your spelling, and maintain cohesiveness throughout your paper.
Question Guides:
Body Paragraph #1: Organization
-Did this speech sound and look well-rehearsed? Support your answer.
-What kind of evidence did the speaker use within the speech? Statistics? Personal stories? Quotes? Other kinds of evidence?
-Was the speech well organized? Support your answer.
-Were the speaker’s transitions within the speech evident? How did they affect the flow of the speech?
-Was the speaker’s introduction effective? Why or why not?
-Was the speaker’s conclusion effective? Why or why not?
Body Paragraph #2: Delivery
-What did the speaker do to build/increase credibility? Support your answer.
-Do you think the speaker appeared confident and professional? -Why or why not?
-What aspect of the speaker’s vocal delivery did he/she do well?
-What aspects of gesturing and body movement did the speaker do well?
-Do you think the speaker was effective in his/her facial expressions?
-Do you think the speaker was effective in his/her vocal expressions? Why or why not?
Body Paragraph #3: Advice
-What advice would you give the speaker about speech organization? Provide specific examples.
-What advice would you give the speaker regarding the delivery of the speech? Provide specific examples.
-What can the speaker do to improve his/her gesturing, body movement, and facial expressions?
-What can the speaker do differently with his/her vocal delivery?
-What other advice would you give the speaker? Provide specific examples.
Suggestions for a successful paper:
-Make sure you have at least 5 well-developed paragraphs (an intro, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion).
-Make sure you paragraphs are at least 7-10 sentences.
-Make sure you analyze HOW the speaker presents their speech, not WHAT they say in their speech.
-Make sure to use quotes and examples from the speech provided to you to support your answers.

What should be observed to ensure that there is successful persuasion?

Post 2 questions Remember that one of the marking criteria is that students need to “post well before the deadline so that others have sufficient time to respond.” So, do not wait until near the deadline to post questions and join these peer conversations.
Questions below are just examples main topic is
Describing compliance-gaining that should be the main topic for discussion
Persuasion: Integrating Theory, Research w/KHP Content & KHQ
Edition: 5th
ISBN: 9781792446191
Author: Frymier
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
1. Explain the three levels of influence
2. Describe compliance-gaining
3. Compare and contrast the three compliance-gaining typologies presented
4. Describe and provide examples of propaganda tactics
5. Describe and provide examples of sequential request strategies
6. Explain how compliance-gaining, propaganda, and sequential request strategies relate to the levels of influence
This is an example of what the discussion should be plus two questions to ask the class
The Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) of persuasiveness is a fundamental theory about the thinking process that is likely to occur when there is an attempt to change an individual’s attitude through communication. The model explores how humans process differently and the outcomes of the processes resulting in attitude change. It is vital in changing peoples’ attitudes.
The two routes of persuasion are the central route to influence and the peripheral route to persuasion. The peripheral route happens when an individual is persuaded by something other than the message’s content. The central route to persuasion occurs when the content convinces an individual of the message. They play a role in determining whether an individual’s attitude will change. The motivation to process the message and the capability to be keen will determine its route. Low motivation leads to the peripheral route, while high reason leads to the central route.
Some factors affect motivation to process and ability to process. These factors include; activation, persistence, and intensity. Activation initiates a decision to a behavior. Persistence is the extended effort to achieve a goal. Intensity is the concentration that is given to achieve specific goals. The central route to persuasion is best when the target of influence is analytical and willing to engage in processing the information. Attitude is a factor that can affect how an individual takes the info after being presented with impact. Objective data processing is achieved; when the target of influence has processed the data and achieved a reasonable apprehension. Biased processing of data happens when an individual has no objective and has favoritism toward a thing or person. It is perceived as the skewed presentation of information. The commercial advertisements use peripheral cues because there is less elaboration. Persuasion happens when the listener agrees with the message and the strength of the argument.
My questions to the group are as follows:
What should be observed to ensure that there is successful persuasion?
How can we change the listener’s attitude to increase the chances of successful influence?

Why or why not?

These assignments are supposed to be interview information about an individual’s response to the various questions. Instead, you are using his answers to suggest that ALL older adults are like this. Older adults are an extremely diverse group. Mr. K may be this way, but that’s not to say that all older adults are this way. That needs to be clear in your submissions; otherwise, your submissions are perpetuating over-generalizations.
Interview Topics, Sample Questions, and Due Dates
Health (due by noon Nov. 7, refer to Chapter 11)
To explore their own experiences of health, their perceptions of others’ health, or their experiences with the medical community, you could discuss:
Ask them to rate their health on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being healthiest; how do they rate peers on the same scale? Are they healthier than those their age? Why or why not?
Do they regularly see a doctor? More than one doctor? Why or why not?
Do they find that medical professionals listen to them well, answer their questions? Are their doctor appointments “long enough” to get their questions answered or to understand what they are supposed to do?
Have they ever had an acute medical issues (e.g., broken bones, appendicitis, heart attack, stroke, etc.)?
Ever been hospitalized? Ever had physical therapy? How were the conversations with medical professionals?
What do I submit to the assignment folder?
Word documents should be submitted to the assignment folder, and those word documents should contain the details of what you learned in the interview for that topic. Grading will be based on the amount of detail provided. See recommended page limits below. All documents will be submitted to and students should pay careful attention to the originality scores. All interviews should be your own, original work, quoting your interviewee, as needed.
The document submitted could contain:
2-4 doublespaced pages of a paper summarizing what you learned in the interview, including quotations from the person; OR
2-4 doublespaced pages of a transcript of the interview itself; OR
2-4 doublespaced pages of notes you took during the interview

Basically, there is flexibility in how you conduct these interviews, what questions you ask, and how you ask them. The “interview submissions” should be detailed information about what you learned from this person. If they are too short (one page or less), you will not have enough information to complete the final paper or presentation. Since the final paper or presentation will be connecting these interviews to the terminology and research discussed in the textbook and course materials, it would be a great idea to begin those connections when you post information about each interview. This is not, however, required until the final paper or presentation. Each interview submission is worth 10 points; the lowest interview score will be dropped.