Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 9.2

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Taking Charge (2nd ed.), Chapter 9.2

  1. 1. Communicating Section 9.2: Better Communication for Education Success Taking Charge: Chapter 9 © 2010 TSTC Publishing
  2. 2. Educational Communication <ul><li>The way you approach a faculty member will determine your success or failure at initiating a constructive conversation </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  3. 3. Classroom Communication <ul><li>Keep your conversations on task </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t dominate the classroom discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Do become involved in class discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Save the clowning around for the weekend </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  4. 4. Have a Good Attitude <ul><li>Be on time </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Sit at the front of the class away from windows with eye catching views </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use cell phones or other electronic devices </li></ul><ul><li>Handle disappointments and mistakes maturely </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  5. 5. Group Project Communication <ul><li>Employers are looking for people who can work in a team environment </li></ul><ul><li>This means you must know how to communicate in a group </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  6. 6. Working in Group Projects <ul><li>Make sure everyone in the group feels equally valued </li></ul><ul><li>Listen actively </li></ul><ul><li>Be responsive to each other </li></ul><ul><li>Be curious </li></ul><ul><li>Be dependable </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  7. 7. Additional Group Work Tips <ul><li>Establish clear common goals and roles </li></ul><ul><li>Commit to attend, prepare and be on time for meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Take responsibility </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  8. 8. More Group Work Tips (cont.) <ul><li>Value multiple points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Make group decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Take minutes during group meetings </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  9. 9. Asking About Your Grades or Other Issues <ul><li>Assess responsibility for the situation </li></ul><ul><li>Set an appointment and be on time </li></ul><ul><li>Use polite conversation to set the tone </li></ul><ul><li>Use your “I” messages </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t argue </li></ul><ul><li>Show an attitude of gratitude </li></ul><ul><li>Move through the hierarchy if your instructor doesn’t address the problem </li></ul><ul><li>Document your problem/meetings each step of the way </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  10. 10. Further Reflection <ul><li>Why is it important to have strong communication skills in your major? </li></ul><ul><li>How have you already used communication skills in your education? </li></ul><ul><li>Where do you need improvement? </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing
  11. 11. Additional Resources <ul><li>Reading University </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.reading.ac.uk/a-z / </li></ul><ul><li>HowtoTalkwithConfidence.com http:// www.howtotalkwithconfidence.com </li></ul>© 2010 TSTC Publishing

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