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Week 4 (Sept. 17 and 19) MLG 205. ● Use your planner to write down your study plans for this week ● September 24 ● Note-taking Journal 2 due ● Introduce.

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1 Week 4 (Sept. 17 and 19) MLG 205

2 ● Use your planner to write down your study plans for this week ● September 24 ● Note-taking Journal 2 due ● Introduce new study/good student skill ● APA Workshop: Reference Page ● Culture and Communication ● September 26 ● Portfolio Section 1 Due ● APA Workshop: Summarizing and Plagiarism ● Culture and Communication Cont’d ● Assignments ● September 26: ● Portfolio Section 1 Due ● Bring a Textbook to class Agenda: Get ORGANIZED

3 Wayzgoose Press. (2013). Fifty ways to be a better student: Tips for college and university students. Smashwords.com. ● Last Week: ● Ask for help ● Did you try it? What happened? ● This Week: ● Know the Rules: ● Never Cheat on Tests or Quizzes (includes studying old tests or giving your answers to others.) ● Be careful with second-hand materials: erase it or block the answers out. ● Don’t Plagiarize ● Know the grading breakdown ● Know the work parameters (when is it okay to work with others?) Good Student Skill

4 ● What issues did you have? ● What are your goals to overcome these issues? Note-taking Journal 2 Due

5 ● What is a reference page? ● Ask for help ● Did you try it? What happened? ● How do you write a reference? ● Get out your textbook ● Practice: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/ https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/ ● How do you set up a reference page? ● Microsoft Word ● 1 inch margins (with 1/2in header/running head) ● Times New Roman ● 12 point font ● Center the title “References” ● Alphabetical order by author’s last name ● Hanging indent ● Double space ● If you have yours with you, let’s peer edit. APA Workshop: Reference Page

6 Martin, J. N., & Nakayama, T. K. (2011). Experiencing intercultural communication: An introduction (4th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. ● Context and Power ● What is Context? ● “the physical or social situation in which communication occurs” (p. 51) ● “classroom, a bar, or a church” (p. 51). ● “physical characteristics…influence the communication” (p. 51) ● How does Context influence communication? ● Social Context: Using adolescents in underwear ads ● Political Context: Animal rights activist throw blood on people who wear fur ● Historical Context: African Americans and Whites in the US vs. Whites and Blacks in Europe (legacy of slavery influences interaction) Culture and Communication

7 ● Assignments ● September Bring a Textbook to class 2. Portfolio Section 1 Due Homework

8 ● September 26 ● Portfolio Section 1 Due ● APA Workshop: Summarizing and Plagiarism ● Culture and Communication Cont’d ● Assignments ● September 26: ● Portfolio Section 1 Due ● Bring a Textbook to class Agenda: Get ORGANIZED

9 ● Summarizing ● What is it? ● How do you do it? ● https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/01/ https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/01/ ● Original: Overall, the first two quarters of 2008 have been profitable to the company. Nineteen of twenty departments report cutting costs at least twenty percent, and sales from fifteen departments have risen five percent, or about $5 million. Despite these positive developments, most department heads believe that they will not be able to maintain these levels for the remainder of the year. ● Summary: The company has driven profits from January to June of 2008, but the rest of the year is not expected to be as good. APA Workshop: In-text Citations

10 ● In-text Citations ● Use quotations, paraphrases, summaries in your research ● Practice: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/ https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05/ ● Practice: Use your textbook; choose one paragraph ● Write one quotation ● Write a paraphrase of the quotation ● Write a summary of the paragraph ● Use in-text citatons ● How to do it Microsoft Word ● Plagiarism APA Workshop: In-text Citations

11 Culture and Communication Martin, J. N., & Nakayama, T. K. (2011). Experiencing intercultural communication: An introduction (4th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. ● What is “Power” in Communication? ● “in every society, a social hierarchy exists that gives some groups more power and privilege than others” (p. 52) ● Male vs. female / disabled vs. non-disabled / majority vs. minority ● “Those in power, consciously or unconsciously, create communication systems that reflect … their own ways of thinking” (p. 52). ● Group-related Power ● Involuntary groups: age, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, race ● Voluntary groups: educational background, geographic location, marital status, and socioeconomic status

12 Culture and Communication Martin, J. N., & Nakayama, T. K. (2011). Experiencing intercultural communication: An introduction (4th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. ● Barriers to Intercultural Communication ● Ethnocentrism: “the belief that one’s own cultural group (nationality) is superior to all other cultural groups” (p. 54) ● “prevents people from even trying to see another’s point of view” (p. 55) ● Stereotyping: Categorizing people ● “widely held beliefs about a groups of people” ● Can be positive: ● Attractive people are social ● Muslims are devoted ● Asians are smart ● Americans are free ● Can be negative: ● Muslims are sexist (ignore women) and violent ● Asians are poor ● Americans are rude ● Developed from our experiences and Media portrayal

13 Culture and Communication Martin, J. N., & Nakayama, T. K. (2011). Experiencing intercultural communication: An introduction (4th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. ● Prejudice ● “a negative attitude toward a cultural group based on little or no experience” (p. 57) ● Should we be “color-blind”? ● It’s not possible. We do notice color. ● Discourages meaningful conversations about race relations ● Allows people to continue to ignore the problem ● Discrimination ● “behavior that results from stereotyping or prejudice—overt actions to exclude, avoid, or distance oneself from other groups” (p. 60) ● Can be subtle: lack of eye contact, excluding someone from a conversation ● Can be obvious: verbal insults, exclusions from jobs or economic opportunities, physical violence, systematic elimination of the group, genocide.

14 Culture and Communication Martin, J. N., & Nakayama, T. K. (2011). Experiencing intercultural communication: An introduction (4th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. ● Activity ● Identify the various cultural groups you belong to, both voluntary and involuntary. Choose two of these groups, and think about each group and your membership in that group. ● Try to describe how belonging to that group influences your perceptions. For example, how is your worldview influenced by belonging to your family? By being a female or male? By being an international student? ● Describe how your communication with others is influenced by your membership in these two groups.


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