Chapter 8:  Communication

Chapter 8:  Communication

Learning Objectives: After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the steps and characteristics of the ladder of powerful speaking, strategies for mastering public speaking, examples of effective thesis statements, the percentage of communication that’s verbal, the characteristics of the steps to effective writing, and conflict resolution strategies.
  2. Explain strategies for effective listening, what effective “I” messages are, strategies for skilled writers, how you can learn from instructors you may not like, how to display openness when listening, what “questions are not always questions” means, what effective conflict resolution is, and effective ways to say “no.”
  3. Demonstrate ways to restate complaints as requests.
  4. Compare and contrast verbal and nonverbal messages.
  5. Provide examples of effective “I” messages.
  6. Describe characteristics of effective thesis statements.
  7. List strategies for effective communication.
  8. Define “noise” (in regard to communication theory), purpose (in regard to writing), and prejudice

Tasks You Need to Do:  

  • Read the e-Chapter 8
  • Participate in the Discussion Board (BlackBoard).
    • You must post a reply to your instructor.  
    • Pick two classmates, read their posts, and  then leave a comment on their posts.
    • Threaded discussion require a meaningful initial post of at least 250 words and 2 additional posts of at least 100 words each  (See Syllabus)
  • Do all required activities/quiz/assignment on Cengage for the week and be able to submit/complete before but not later than December 22.
  • Do the Everfi Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training for Undergraduate Assignment

The Effects of Means-Tested Social Programs

Discussion: The Effects of Means-Tested Social Programs

What is welfare? When you hear the word “welfare,” do you picture images of individuals who are facing hard times? While there is more than one type of social program available in the United States to those who need it, social welfare programs like TANF provide assistance to families in need through government tax revenues. Programs like these are often referred to as “public assistance” or “means-tested programs.” These programs have eligibility criteria that are based on the individual’s or the family’s household income and assets. Do these types of programs exist in your state or region? If so, what are the criteria? If you encountered a client like Eboni Logan, from the Logan Family video, who soon will become a mother, how might you best assist her in obtaining benefits from these types of programs?

For this Discussion, review this week’s resources, including the Logan Family video case. Consider the means-tested programs that might be available to her in your state or region. Then, think about the likely long-term outcomes for Eboni and her child, if she chooses to parent. Finally, reflect on the state welfare policies that might help her manage the responsibilities of parenthood.

By Day 3

Post a brief explanation of the means-tested programs that might be available to Eboni. Be sure your answer is specific to the means-tested programs available in your state or region. Then, explain the potential long-term outcomes for Eboni and her child, if she chooses to parent. Finally, explain the state public assistance policies that might help Eboni manage the responsibilities of parenthood.

Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references

Implementation Of Global Strategies

Your team attends a trade conference on the subject of globalization. They have attended several seminars both advocating and dismissing implementing a global strategy. You return to the office and share some of what you have learned with the team.

“Globalization is a very interesting topic and can get very heated,” you explain. “There are some countries and companies who are fiercely loyal to their homes and would not consider going global. Others see it as a benefit to the company and their customers. Some people here in the states believe that American-made is best because we are contributing to our home country. But, is it? Is it always best to stay domestic? How does this impact pricing? Are you truly helping?”

As your team ponders these questions, you start to think about your position on the topic. Complete the following:

  • Are you for or against globalization?
  • Is your recommendation for your company to go global? Why or why not?
  • How does globalization impact the marketplace as a whole?
  • Has your opinion changed from the beginning of the course to now?

Computer Science homework help

Strictly NO plagiarism please use your own words as this paper will be submitted to safe assign.

Write an essay of at least 500 words discussing discussing how a blockchain implementation would improve data security in a military, education, or other context.

Do not copy without providing proper attribution. This paper will be evaluated through SafeAssign.

Write in essay format not in outline, bulleted, numbered or other list format.

Use the five paragraph format. Each paragraph must have at least five sentences. Include 3 quotes with quotation marks and cited in-line and in a list of references. Include an interesting meaningful title.

Include at least one quote from each of 3 different articles, place the words you copied (do not alter or paraphrase the words) in quotation marks and cite in-line (as all work copied from another should be handled). The quotes should be full sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporated in your discussion (they do not replace your discussion) to illustrate or emphasize your ideas.

Cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Write in essay format not in bulleted, numbered or other list format.

Materials needed:

(careful: contains bad language and bad humor)

Strictly NO plagiarism

Child Development




Part 1: Compare and contrast two different aspects of cognition. In what ways are they similar and involve similar processes? In what ways are they different, drawing on different aspects of thought?

Part 2: Choose any two of the following: perception, attention, memory, knowledge representation, categorization, language, thinking, reasoning, decision making, academic skills, social cognition, and education. Define each of the two areas and discuss similarities the two share. For example, most involve thinking and processing of information, encoding, and attention. Finally, discuss primary differences between the two areas. This highlights the different aspects of cognition each area focuses on.

Use outside sources to support your writing.

Lecture video:

1. Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

The Famine That Happened In Ukraine 1932-1933 And Southern Sudan 1983-1993

it’s a final paper and I’ve had to work extra hours so I’m behind on getting started. I need it by Wednesday- 20 page paper on The Famine that happened in Ukraine 1932-1933 and southern Sudan 1983-1993.

I am attaching readings and few more documents which will help in writing paper also following are some sources i want you to use.

Week 10 (October 29): Genocide and the State: Famine: Ukraine (1932-33) and Southern Sudan (1983-93).

-Anton Weiss-Wendt, (2010). “The State and Genocide,” in The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies.

– David Marcus (2003). “Famine Crimes in International Law,” The American Journal of International Law 97(2)

-Edward B. Rackley (2000). “Displacement, Conflict, and Socio-Cultural Survival in Southern Sudan,” The Journal of Humanitarian Assistance.


-Timothy Snyder, (2015). Conclusion. Our World,” in The Black Earth.


-James E. Mace (2004). “Soviet Man-Made Famine in Ukraine,” in Century of Genocide.

-Timothy Snyder, (2015). “Hitler’s world may not be so far away.” The Guardian Wednesday Sept.16.