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OUMH1203 English for Written Communication

OUMH1203 English for Written Communication

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  • 1. Zainal Abidin Sayadi 013 - 7486098
  • 2. LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this topic, you should be able to:  Identify important elements in the communication process;  Describe four models of communication; and  Explain the significance of the roles of signs, symbols, and metaphors to meaning and interpretation.
  • 3.  information is transmitted from a source through a channel to a receiver  the encoding and decoding of information is of primary importance  Noise is interference on the channel or media through which the information is transmitted
  • 4.  contact = medium of communication  code = the language
  • 5.  We write guided by our ideas, beliefs, and motivations  as we write, we explore, discover and learn.  The information we produce triggers us to start thinking of new ideas.  These new ideas influence our beliefs, and so the exploration cycle begins again.
  • 6. a person needs to be actively engaged in the process of knowing,  “tacit dimension”  the fact that we know more than we can say and that we often say more than we realise. A person discovers meaning in an experience or context,  the person writes a text to express and convey the meaning he had gained from the experience.  Someone else reads the text in another context (for instance, by the beach) and derives meaning from it.