What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps

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1. Which of the following is the BEST explanation of a communication channel?

2. Johny is a second-year freshman. He is having some difficulties in understanding his professor because he did not have enough sleep. Why is this an example of noise?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Effective communication is important in the workplace and just about anywhere that requires you to interact with others. This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the steps of the communication process. Key terms like noise and communication channel will also pop up in the assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will assess your comprehension of:

  • The steps of the communication process
  • What a communication channel is
  • How noise is defined
  • What type of noise a headache is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the steps of the communication process
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as noise and communication channel
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a step that doesn't always occur in the communication process

Additional Learning

View examples that help explain the communication process in our lesson entitled What is the Communication Process? - Definition & Steps. The following objectives are covered in the material:

  • Define communication and communication process
  • Identify components of the communication process
  • Define noise
  • Identify and give an example of three types of noise
  • Understand how the components of the communication process work together to create meaning
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