Learning Assessment Essay

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July 8th, 2012 Interpersonal & Small Group Communication Learning Assessment #1 In my first two classes, I learned many things. First of all, I was able to analyze my communication more closely, and was able to monitor my fiancés communication with me. This class is bringing me closer to my family and friends. What I enjoyed in class is that we all got to express our own personal communication skills and how they affect our relationships. I also enjoyed that we did group activities; it reminded me of the basics we learn in our beginner school years, which we usually forget as years go on. I don’t have any questions about anything in class or about communication, just eager to learn more, and evolve myself with the skills we are learning. Group Process is how it feels to be a part of a group. It’s split up into stages that groups as a whole go through while interacting with one another, and slowly opening up to one another over time. I feel our group is in the norming stage since we are all sharing with one another, some more than others. I feel we are somewhat comfortable with one another, not enough to form strong relationships, but enough to self-disclose. Perception is gathering information in different forms, and then applying meaning to it. In my own experience, I have had many instances where I perceive the same situation different from another person. One experience that comes to mind is when I was recently selling something online. I posted that it was first come, first served, but one person whom was interested in my item assumed I meant first person to say they wanted it, got to buy it. My perception was the first person to come get it, gets it. To resolve this perception problem, I communicated to this person in more detailed terms exactly what I meant. The Johari Window is an illustration. It’s a different way to look at the impact of

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