The Four Stages of the Listening Process

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In the _____ stage, an individual is gathering the words and sentences in his brain to be used in the next stage of the listening process.

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1. John nods his head along in agreement to a message that Judy is delivering. When Judy completes the delivery of her message, John paraphrases the critical content back to her. John's actions are examples of:

2. When your professor discusses a new theory, it is a good idea to keep this information in your mind in case you need to recall it - perhaps by tying it to an acronym or using some type of mnemonic device. What stage of the listening process do you utilize to store information?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet test your understanding of effective listening. You'll be quizzed on reasons why we listen as well as the four stages in the listening process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be tested on what happens during each stage of the listening process, like:

  • When words and sentences are sent
  • Point at which verbal feedback is given
  • Stage for storing information
  • When the brain receives information and assigns meaning

Skills Practiced

You'll have the chance to utilize the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the related lesson about stages in the listening process
  • Making connections - link your knowledge of listening with your ability to recall information at a later date
  • Information recall - access your knowledge of the motivations behind listening

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to listening, watch the brief lesson, The Four Stages of the Listening Process. This lesson will help you:

  • Define listening
  • Understand what active listening requires
  • Learn what factors help and hurt retention
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