Listening Styles

Listening styles

For this assignment, you will identify, explain, and provide examples of the four types of listening styles discussed in the textbook.

Review the four types of listening styles in the textbook and in the learning activities assigned for this module.

Reflect on your own listening style/styles.

Describe a time at work, at school, or in your personal life when your listening style proved effective, or ineffective. How could you have altered your style for that situation to change the outcome?

Write a two- to three-page descriptive essay, not counting the title page and the references page, that defines each of the listening styles and addresses the questions above.

While including cited terms and concepts is important, the bulk of this essay should relate to your own experience.

The use of outside resources is strongly recommended, and all papers must be cited and written in current APA format.

The textbook used for this class is Essentials of Human Communication

By Joseph A. DeVito. The information for listening styles is on page 62. If you need more information from the textbook please don’t hesitate to ask! The listening styles in the book are: active, critical, empathic, and polite.

For reference, I am a 25 year old woman. You can make up a scenario relating to a past job, previous college experience, or some random scenario. I will adjust if needed. Please include the book as one of the references. I included the rubric on the next page for more detail.

Thank you! J

Writing Assignments Rubric (1)

Writing Assignments Rubric (1)
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Ideas
10 pts

Ideas are clear, insightful, thought-provoking, and focused so that they consistently support the topic, thesis and audience for the paper.

8.5 pts

Ideas are clear and focused to support the topic and a clearly-stated central idea, but are not consistently insightful or thought-provoking.

7 pts

Ideas are clear but conventional or general, and support the topic, thesis, and audience for the paper.

5 pts

Ideas are unclear or clichéd and demonstrate a lack of focus in support of the topic or a central idea, which may be vague or missing.

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment Development
10 pts

Development is fresh, with abundant details and examples that arouse audience interest and provide relevant, concrete, specific and insightful evidence in support of sound logic.

8.5 pts

Development is adequate, but may lack depth, with details and examples that arouse audience interest and provide relevant, concrete, specific evidence in support of sound logic.

7 pts

Development is sufficient but general, providing adequate but perhaps not interesting details, examples, and evidence that include no logical fallacies or unsupported claims.

5 pts

Development is insufficient, providing scarce or inappropriate details, evidence, and examples that may include logical fallacies or unsupported claims.

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization
10 pts

Organization is coherent, unified and effective in support of the paper’s purpose/ plan and consistently demonstrates effective and appropriate rhetorical transitions between ideas and paragraphs.

8.5 pts

Organization is coherent, unified and effective in support of the paper’s purpose/ plan and usually demonstrates effective and appropriate rhetorical transitions between ideas and paragraphs

7 pts

Organization is coherent and unified overall in support of the essay’s purpose/ plan, but is ineffective at times and may demonstrate abrupt or weak transitions between ideas or paragraphs.

5 pts

Organization is confused and fragmented in support of the essay’s purpose/ plan and demonstrates a lack of structure or coherence that negatively affects readability.

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle & Mechanics
10 pts

Readable and rhetorically effective in tone, incorporating varied sentence structure, precise word choice and correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. (Mastery of style)

8.5 pts

Style is readable and rhetorically effective in tone, incorporating varied sentence structure, effective word choice, and correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. (Effective style)

7 pts

Style is readable, but unremarkable in tone, sometimes including a lack of sentence variety effective word choice, or some distracting, but not serious, errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation. (Readable but inconsistent style)

5 pts

Style is incoherent or inappropriate in tone, including a lack of sentence variety, ineffective or inappropriate word choice, and serious errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation. (Ineffective style)

10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFormat
10 pts

Format is correct, meets all assignment directions, and works expertly to support the essay’s purpose/plan.

8.5 pts

Format is correct, meets all assignment directions, and works generally to support the essay’s purpose/plan.

7 pts

Format is mostly correct, meets critical aspects of assignment directions, and works mostly to support the essay’s purpose/ plan.

5 pts

Format is faulty, does not meet sufficient aspects of the assignment direction, and does not support the essay’s purpose/ plan.

10 pts
Total Points: 50