Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Initial Post Instructions

Read the lesson for this week. Then, complete the Listening Exercise in the Listen Up! section of this week’s lesson. Use this exercise to evaluate your listening skills. Then, address the following, using the provided headings to format your post:

  • Listening Score
  • Example
    • Using the information from the exercise, describe an instance when you failed to be an effective listener.
    • Also, in this section, include an example of when you found it difficult to listen when communicating with someone from a different culture.
  • Reflections
    • Respond to the following prompt in full sentences, making connections to the ideas contained in the listening chapter assigned for the week as well as including information from an outside source. Explain your thought process and provide examples to give further explanation to your description of why you felt the way you did.
      • Share a time when you experienced a breakdown in the listening process.
      • What do you believe was the reason you failed to listen effectively?
      • Share potential listening barriers that might have been present.
      • What could you have done differently to improve your listening?
  • References
    • Place your two APA citations in this section.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer or the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside scholarly source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references


This activity will be graded using the Discussion Grading Rubric. Please review the following link: