First Listening Journal

Keeping a listening journal will encourage you to think critically about your listening habits and skills. You will describe and analyze your listening behavior by recording a minimum of three listening experiences in journal form. You should record a variety of listening experiences (professional, personal, academic, social, and so on) in which you listen for various purposes (specifically discriminative and comprehensive) and at various levels. This assignment will include a formal introduction, a minimum of three entries (one discriminative entry and two comprehensive entries) and a concluding summary. These entries should reveal your understanding of the discriminative and comprehensive listening purposes and demonstrate your ability to apply the concepts, principles, and techniques presented in the course. Your entries should be rich with concepts, principles, terminology from the assigned readings (from your course content readings and the readings found in the course discussions).
Remember to incorporate APA citations (in-text and references).
Verbal and nonverbal aspects of each listening experience should be shared.
Before starting your entries, have a formal Introduction to this assignment. The Introduction should gain the reader’s attention, addresses the importance of the topic, and include a preview of what the analysis will cover.
Each journal entry should be a minimum one full page in length, single-spaced, with one-inch margins, and a size 12 Times New Roman font. You may be over the page limit (no more than a page and 3/4 per entry), but not under. There are significant deductions for being under.
Include the following information in an organized manner (using subheadings for each) in each entry:
Date of listening experience
a detailed descriiption of the listening experience (including where, who, what, how, and so on) with an emphasis on the verbal and nonverbal aspects of the episode
your purpose(s) and behavior as a listener (this is where you clearly emphasize your role as a discriminative or a comprehensive listener -keeping in mind that comprehensive listening also involves some discriminative listening, but your entry should primarily focus on the higher listening purpose even if some discriminatory aspects are mentioned)
a descriiptive evaluation, supported by specific examples, of your strengths and weaknesses as a listener
what you learned about your listening -including how you might address your weaknesses
You should submit one discriminative entry and two comprehensive listening entries and a descriiptive 1 page (minimum) concluding summary. This assignment is VERY similar to the listening journal part II, but each focuses on different listening purposes. Write a formal introduction as part of this assignment. Follow up with your journal entries and finish with your concluding summary. Your concluding summary should be an overall evaluation of what you’ve learned about your listening. Reveal both specific details and “the big picture.” Also, include how you will work for improvement in both listening purposes.
Grading Criteria – First Listening Journal
For this first Listening Journal, you must:
fulfill the above requirements in a well-organized manner
entries should be rich with concepts, principles, terminology from the assigned readings (it should be clear that you have read course material and you are able to apply what you have learned)
provide the required subheadings
post your work in the assignment folder by the due date – there is a 10% deduction for submitting your work late and late work is only accepted up to a week after the due date
submit a minimum of three entries from a variety of listening experiences (professional, personal, academic, social, spiritual/religious, and so on)
appropriately represent both discriminative and comprehensive listening purposes in your submission (1 discriminative and 2 comprehensive)
explain your strengths and weaknesses in a clear, descriiptive, and detailed manner
provide a concluding summary of your findings from this experience, including a thorough, sophisticated analysis of your listening behavior as developed in this course (1 page in length, single-spaced)
proofread and edit your work (well-written submission)
Use a size 12 Times New Roman font
single space the entire document (no double spacing)
incorporate APA citations (in-text and reference page)

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