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Ch 3: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Receptive Roles & History of Media

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to learn everything you will need to know about receptive roles and the history of media for the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test. The engaging lessons in this chapter will help you review the subject, while quizzes will give you the extra preparation you need to score well on the exam.

MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test: Receptive Roles & History of Media - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, discover the topics related to receptive roles and the history of media that might come up on the exam. Brief text and video lessons will cover the most essential information about topics like active listening. The following information will be covered:

  • The speaker-centered and the audience-centered communication models
  • Strategies for reducing filters on the flow of information
  • What receptive roles are
  • Techniques for active listening
  • The impact of perception on communication
  • Influences on inter-personal communication
  • Analyzing non-verbal communication

Review these lessons on a computer or mobile device to brush up on your knowledge of receptive roles and the history of media. Find out what kinds of information regarding this topic might show up on the MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary) Test, and take lesson quizzes to prepare for exam day.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTTC Communication Arts (Secondary): Receptive Roles & History of Media
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Components of Speaker-Centered Model of Communication

1. Components of Speaker-Centered Model of Communication

The speaker-centered model of communication is designed for presentations where the presenter is the focus of the communication effort. This lesson will discuss the individual elements of this model, as well as its effectiveness.

Audience-Centered Communication: Description & Effectiveness

2. Audience-Centered Communication: Description & Effectiveness

Audience-centered communication is a type of communication where a speaker analyzes the audience to determine the content, language usage and listener expectations. It allows effective communication because the speaker can tailor messages to the needs of the listener.

Effect of Filters & Screens on Communication

3. Effect of Filters & Screens on Communication

This lesson describes how filtering and screening can impact communication in businesses. It also provides strategies for businesses to use to reduce filtering and increase the quality of communication.

Receptive Roles in Communication Situations

4. Receptive Roles in Communication Situations

A receptive listener is the person receiving the message from the speaker, but it can be a little more complicated than that. Through this lesson, you will learn what defines receptive listening, gain insight into how it develops, and explore some barriers to the practice.

What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

5. What Is Active Listening? - Techniques, Definition & Examples

Have you ever felt that you had been heard but not understood? If so, chances are that the person you were talking with was not actively listening.This lesson defines active listening and provides specific techniques that can be used.

How Perception Influences the Communication Process

6. How Perception Influences the Communication Process

Perception's effect on the communication process is all about how the same message can be interpreted differently by different people. Distortions, such as stereotypes, projections and halo effects, all affect worker relationships and productivity.

How to Analyze Non-Verbal Communication

7. How to Analyze Non-Verbal Communication

There is a lot that a person can say without ever having to speak a single word. Through this lesson, you'll explore some of the more common forms of non-verbal communication and gain insight into the various ways that they can be interpreted.

Factors That Influence Interpersonal Communication

8. Factors That Influence Interpersonal Communication

Communication between human beings is difficult if not impossible to avoid, so understanding the factors that influence communication might prevent hurt feelings or a slap in the face. This lesson will explore some of those factors.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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