Read Apply: Communication to Persuade, Inform, and Express Oneself Instructions prior to starting this assessment. You only have 1 attempt to complete the assessment.
Mr. Murphy considered organizing his remarks using the timeline of Mr. Menendez’s firing to the present day, recapping what had happened, what role he played, and what he hoped for in the future. This would have been a __________ organizational pattern.
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“All school principals are honest people. Mr. Murphy is a principal; therefore, he is an honest man.” This is an example of _____.
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Carrie had listed arguments as to why Mr. Menendez was fired and then systematically argued against each of these points. What organizational strategy would she have been using?
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As the vice principal and current acting principal, with regard to the administration of PVHS, Thomas Murphy now has which type of power?
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As Marcus Berry says of the board, “I, for one, trust them and will do nothing to undermine them.” He taps his chest and then gestures to Laura Nielson. Which strategy is he using?
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If Carrie had started her remarks with, “I remember the moment I opened the PVHS Facebook page and read the news of Mr. Menendez’s departure. I felt like I had been hit by a train. I had to read the words over and over to let them sink in—my mind going a mile a minute…” she would have been using which strategy?
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In the PVHS town hall, Thomas Murphy is the one in the group who tries to “keep the peace” and ensure that the atmosphere is calm. Mr. Murphy is displaying a _____ role in the group.
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If Marcus Berry had told the audience, “Everyone agrees that our board has been undermined, and everyone knows they need our support.” His statement would have been an example of the _____.
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The PVHS town hall, convened by Thomas Murphy, took place in person. If Mr. Murphy planned for this meeting to happen online, it would have been an example of a _________ group.
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If Carrie had begun her remarks with, “Parents, do you see what’s happening at PVHS? Are you paying attention? Get involved now. I implore you. If you don’t, the future of the school and your children are in peril.” She would have been using what kind of appeal?
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Laura is the leader of the Board; she receives most of the messages from the Board members, and she provides most of the information the members receive. This is an example of a(n) _____ communication network.
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Mr. Murphy’s short speech of introduction to everyone who attended the town hall is an example of a speech to _____.
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For the past few months, Carrie blamed the Board for every frustration she had with PVHS. However, after hearing Marcus and Laura speak at the town hall, Carrie begins to reconsider her opinion about the Board and the role it plays at PVHS. What is Carrie experiencing?
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Mr. Murphy has worked in the administration at PVHS for 20 years and sent both of his children to the school. He often says he “bleeds black and white” (the school colors). Many parents trust him and appreciated that he stayed out of the Facebook fray, did not comment on the recent conflict, and convened the town hall instead. After knowing this, Mr. Murphy has what kind of credibility before he makes his speech?
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At the start of the town hall, the parents, faculty and, students in attendance mingled and exchanged small talk. While the discussion was pleasant, it was somewhat strained and uncomfortable. This group is most likely experiencing _____.
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If Mrs. Italiano had begun her comments saying, “Hello everyone, please pay attention to what I am about to say. I don’t speak publicly often, but this is important…” she would have been using which strategy?
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The parents and stakeholders active in discussion on the PVHS Facebook page sometimes get into heated debates, but they avoided conflict in person at the town hall. Participants raised their hands before speaking, avoided aggressive language, and treated each other civilly and professionally. This would be an example of a group _____.
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Which of the following phrases is an example of how Laura could have better started her speech with attention-getting material?
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Mr. Murphy wants to convince the audience at the town hall that PVHS is strong, safe, and well positioned for the future. This is a proposition of _____.
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The PVHS Board includes 20 people; five of these board members have been selected to search for the next principal by Laura. This is an example of a _____ group.
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