Read Chapter 8 in the course text, How To Improve Your Interpersonal Communication Skills.


In the digital publication, How To Improve Your Interpersonal Communication Skills, the author identifies 4 different types of listening skills as explained by the communication scholar Stephen B. Lucas in the text The Art of Public Speaking.

Watch the following video Hidden Civil Rights History: Marian Anderson Sings at the Lincoln Memorial:

Identify at least two different types of listening you used in watching the video.

Explain why each type of listening was used. How did each type of listening help you understand the video? Is this video relevant to the current struggle for racial equality? Why? Or Why not?

Remember use quotations from the textbook to support your ideas.

Write at least 3 paragraphs.

Use a textbook citation for each paragraph. (Saba, Chapter 8)

Write in paragraph structure. (5-6 sentences, then start a new paragraph). PLEASE DO NOT WRITE ONE LONG RUN ON PARAGRAPH.

  • Textbook references should come from the chapter(s) specified in the assignment prompt and be clearly connected to your post and the assignment topic.
  • Be sure and include the chapter and page number from the textbook in your posts, for example (chapter 2, 59), just as you would do for any research paper/post!