The Power Of Listening

For this assignment, you will write about the relationship between listening and interpersonal communication.

Using the Unit 6 Assignment Template, please address the following:

  • Define listening.
  • Explain the listening types (informational, critical, and empathic) and stages of listening.
  • Discuss the key differences between hearing and listening. Be sure to provide an example of how hearing and listening impact interpersonal communication.
  • Discuss at least two barriers to listening. Be sure to include how these barriers impact interpersonal communication.
  • Identify three verbal cues and three nonverbal cues that demonstrate to others that you are listening.

Writing Requirements and Assignment Guidelines

Your assignment should be a 2-3-page expository essay, not including the Title and Reference pages, and should include the following elements:

  • Title page
  • Body
  • Reference Page: Sources in APA format
  • Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced
  • Use APA Formatting and Citation style
    • If you need assistance with APA style, please visit the Writing Center.

The assignment must be written in Standard English and demonstrate superior organization, including a highly developed viewpoint and purpose. The communication of your thoughts must be highly ordered, logical, and unified, displaying exceptional content, organization, style, and mechanics (including the use of correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure).

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