Ch 31: MTTC Political Science: Communication & Problem Solving

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter take a look at the communication and problem solving skills needed to be successful on the MTTC Political Science exam. These video lessons and self-assessment quizzes allow you to review the various speaking and writing skills you will need.

MTTC Political Science: Communication & Problem Solving - Chapter Summary

These lessons are designed by our experts to provide a detailed review of the principals of conversation management, the components of a persuasive essay, decision making models, and more - which can help prepare you for the MTTC Political Science exam. After reviewing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain how to give and respond to constructive feedback
  • Understand decision making processes and models
  • Identify types of problems and list problem solving strategies
  • List types of problem solving methods
  • Explain and define collaborative skills

Our instructors give you short, detailed and engaging lessons to help you review these skills at your own pace. Watch the whole chapter at once, or divide it up into individual lessons. Use the quizzes to make sure you are understanding the key aspects of each lesson and the chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 31: MTTC Political Science: Communication & Problem Solving
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Principles of Conversation Management

1. Principles of Conversation Management

Like any skill, the art of conversation takes practice. In order to help hone our dialoguing skills, this lesson offers some principles for conversation management. It specifically highlights some ways to start, maintain and even end conversations.

Giving and Responding to Constructive Feedback

2. Giving and Responding to Constructive Feedback

Giving and receiving feedback in a work environment allows individuals to understand how they are performing in their job. There are suggestions that individuals can follow to better understand how to deal with criticism.

Decision Making: Process & Models

3. Decision Making: Process & Models

Have you noticed that some groups seem to work very well together when making decisions, and others seem unable to make decisions? This lesson discusses the process of making group decisions and various models associated with making decisions.

Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

4. Types of Problems & Problem Solving Strategies

We solve hundreds of small problems everyday. This lesson covers different types of problems, such as routine vs. non-routine, and many of the different problem-solving strategies we use, including algorithms, heuristics, graphic representations and the IDEAL Strategy.

Problem Solving Methods: Definition & Types

5. Problem Solving Methods: Definition & Types

There's more than one way to solve a problem. In this lesson, we'll review the five most common methods: trial and error, difference reduction, means-ends analysis, working backwards, and analogies.

Collaborative Skills: Definition & Explanation

6. Collaborative Skills: Definition & Explanation

Find out what collaborative skills are and learn about different types of collaborative skills in this lesson. You'll receive a few tips for teaching students about collaborative skills, then you can take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

What Is a Persuasive Essay? - Writing & Components

7. What Is a Persuasive Essay? - Writing & Components

Persuasive essays can be powerful tools when making a case for change. In this lesson, we'll examine persuasive essays, including what they are, what makes them different from other essays, and how to write them.

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