Describe and contextualize the communication breakdown you have selected

Write a four to five-page essay describing  a communication breakdown between yourself and another person. Get specific.  Summarize a particular conversation or detailed series of events where concepts covered related to  listening, nonverbal cues, use of language, technology (devices) channels,  cultural context or any other conceptual areas covered – could be used in explaining why communication was less effective than it could have been.  Explain how you would approach the situation now – being guided by current understandings. 


  1. Introduction
    1. Describe and contextualize the communication breakdown you have selected
    2. Discuss why you have selected the particular situation you will be discussing
    3. Preview the communication areas you will be using in your analysis
      1. Select concepts that you think will best explain what occurred
      2. Offer definitions or descriptions of the most relevant dimensions of either the concept or theory
  2. Body
    1. Divide the body of the essay into four areas.  
    2. First, begin by giving a very specific detailed description of the situation.  
    3. Go into the analysis.  Discuss the situation from three different points of view. (example)
      1. Misunderstanding created by use of texting
      2. Poor listening  
      3. Absence of feedback
  3. Conclusion
    1. Summarize how the concepts you have selected explain the changes in communication that must occur for the relationship to be more effective
    2. Wrap up with an assessment of where the relationship is now, and where it could be with improved communication.