COMS 100A - Assignments
Survey of Communication Studies

Small Group Communication
Week #9


Lecture Notes

Reflection One

Reflection Two

Instructions for the weeks of Oct. 23 and Oct. 30:

STEP ONE: When you arrive to campus for the midterm exam on Friday, October 23, you need to do the following things:

  1. Get a name tag. Put you first and last name on it.

  2. Find the other members of your small group.

  3. Decide on a place to meet during class time the following week. You can meet on or off campus, depending on what is conveinient and agreeable to all your group members.
  4. Decide on a time and medium (audio conference or chat) for your second meeting.
  5. Pick up the instructions for your first group meeting.

STEP TWO: Prior to meeting with your group, please read Chapter 9 in your text book and read the online lecture notes. You MUST do this reading before attempting Step Three or you will be lost.

STEP THREE: You must meet your group wherever your group decides during class time on Oct. 30. At this meeting you must accomplish two tasks:

First, you are to complete the "Who Should Survive" exercise. I will pass out the instructions during the Oct. 23 exam.

Second, complete the second exercise to be handed out in class during the Oct. 23 exam.

STEP FOUR: SOON after meeting with your group, you need to answer the first set of questions on the Small Group Webform Assignment - Reflection One. Please answer each question thoroughly, providing more than one-word or one-sentences responses. Responses are due no later than Monday, November 2, 5:00 p.m.

STEP FIVE: Meet with your group again, in a non-face-to-face environment (either by audio-conferencing or chatting on-line). Your task in this meeting is the following:

  1. Have a discussion about what each group member wrote in response to the first set of on-line questions. Exchange your responses to each of the questions. Discuss the similarities and differences in your perceptions. Explain why you agree or disagree with one another about what happened in your first group meeting.

  2. Keep in mind that your goal in this discussion is to exchange ideas and learn from one another's perceptions, not to reach consensus. Thus, you can agree to disagree about what happened, but you must be sure you understand why group members might have seen things differently.

STEP SIX: Again, SOON after your second group discussion, answer the second set of questions on the Small Group Webform Assignment - Reflection Two. Again, be sure your responses are thorough, thoughtful and well supported. One word, one sentence responses will not be considered adequate. Responses are due Friday, November 6 by 5:00 p.m.

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