|Prepare: As you prepare to write your discussion for this topic, take time to do the following:
|Reflect: Based on what you have learned in Chapter 3, think about key elements of your own culture and how it influences both the style and content of your communication. Think about how your culture shapes how you communicate with others, especially those who are from other cultures. Why is culture important in understanding effective communication? How can knowing about your own culture help you build bonds and/or bridge cultural divides? If you are struggling, think about where you live and the consumer goods that surround you. How do these reflect your values and beliefs? How has communication shaped those choices and ideas?|
|Write: Based on what you have learned in class this week,
Thoroughly respond to the discussion elements by writing at least one to two sentences on your definition and then two to three sentences on each of the remaining two elements. Use the course readings, with full APA citations, at least once to help you make your points. Consider copying and pasting all three tasks into a word file and addressing each of them separately.
Your initial response should be 200 to 300 words in length