Please note that your final paper in WRTG 394 is a research-
based report. The work you do for
this first writing assignment might lead to an excellent topic on which to write your final paper.
For this assignment,
you are asked to collect real
-life examples of barrier
s (inhibitors) to
communication that occur in your work or community environment. The examples of
communication barriers that you collect can be from documents, conversations (face
digital), email messages, or meetings.
This assignment consists of four parts:
Think about your work or community and
come up with 3
-life examples of barriers
to written and verbal communication
that occur in that environment. The
examples you c
ome up with can be from documents, conversations (face
or digital), emails, or meetings.
write one or two detailed paragraphs of 100-
in which you describ
your workplace or community setting
you have chosen to analyze
the communication barriers in that setting that you are describing
other details you think m
ight be relevant to the context
ypes of communication inhibitors
, and examples of them
, can be found in the four
articles that are available to you through eReserves. These communication barriers
are not limited to the following:
connotative meanings of words
personal censors and filters
noise (real and semantic)
lack of writing purpose, o
rganization, support or clarity
nication structure (or lack of)
direction of communication
y level of technicality
faulty level of formality
After you’ve collected at least 3
and have identified the inhibitors they
efine the inhibitors in a bullet
. The definition you provide should identify the
general characteristics of the inhibitor and how it works
definitions should not
mention your specific work environment.
Please consult the video on this assignment and the two sample student submissions to this
assignment in order to see a demonstration on how this part might be wr
Analyze these 3
-4 communication inhibitors as they apply to your wo
rkplace or community
environment. List them in a table with three columns:
the communication example either as
a direct quote or paraphrase
the name of the inhibitor(s) at work in the sample
a justification of your selection of the inhibitor(s)
Again, please consult the video on this assignment and the two sample student submissions
to this assignment in order to see a demonstration on how this part might be written.
Using a scale of 1 to 100 (with a score of 75 considered
rank your organization’s
. Justify and explain the score you award.
one to two paragraphs, about 175
Please continue to the next page for additional instructions.
to Draw Upon for this Assignment:
For this assignment, you will want to draw on the following reading materials about
in the eReserves area of LEO
“10 Barriers to Communication”
“Physical Barriers in Communication”
“The Barriers to Effective Communication”
The items are available as eReserves in our class in LEO.
You can access the articles by taking the following steps:
select the icon for eReserves in the middle of your page.
in the list of items that appears, locate the articles and download them
Your text should be s
The following page has a template to use in completing this assignment.
f community setting, in
cluding a description of the 3
communication inhibitors that occur in that setting.
of the 3
of the 3
mmunication samples and the inhibitors they represent:
example either as a direct
quote or paraphrase
The name of the inhibitor(s)
that the example represents
A justification of your
selection of the inhibitor
Short paragraph rating the organization’s communication effectiveness on a
scale of 1 to 100 and justifying the ranking: