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COMMUNICATION STUDIES: PREPARING STUDENTS FOR CAPE REVISED EDITION FOR THE NEW SYLLABUS 2011 By Edlin D.

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CONTENTS Preface OVERVIEW i. Background and introduction ii. Rationale for the CAPE Communication Studies iii. Competence in oral communication iv. Oral communication for social adjustment v. Oral communication in the work force vi. Communication MODULE 1: GATHERING AND PROCESSING INFORMATION 1. Oral and written forms of expression 2. Comprehension 3. Research 4. Why a focus on research and data collection skills? 5. Starting your research 6. Research is 7. Research is not 8. The characteristics of research 9. The research process 10. Primary and secondary sources 11. Acknowledging your sources 12. Checklist for choosing your topic 13. Effective Listening 14. Improving your listening skills 15. Tips for your listening comprehension exercise 16. Factors which affect effective listening 17. Different ways of reading 18. Organizational features of written works 19. Data collection 20. Readily available data 21. Choosing the right data collection methods 22. Data collection methods 23. Categories of methods 24. Types of research study 25. Factors to consider when choosing your research method 26. How much information should you collect?

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27. The strengths and weaknesses of research methods 28. Summary chart of data collection methods 29. Portfolio preparation 30. Expository 31. Identifying Issues in your topic 32. Reflective section 33. Examples of genres 34. General Introduction 35. Preface 36. Analytical section 37. Types of writings 38. What is a genre? 39. Different types of genres 40. Levels of comprehension 41. Addressing the requirements of Module One Essay Writers Purpose How audience and focus affect your purpose Purpose and audience 42. Intention and purpose of writing Identifying Organizational strategies 43. Organizational Strategies Some Organizational Strategies found in CAPE Past Papers 44. Language Techniques Literary devices How to analyze the effects of the writers use of examples Identifying the writers purpose or intention 45. Stating the writers purpose or intention Effectiveness of the writers use of strategies and techniques 46. Writers main point or idea Reading for the issue at hand 47. Contexts to which a writer may appeal Effects of the writers persona on the message 48. Reliability 49. Evaluating sources 50. Accuracy SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR MODULE ONE MODULE 2: LANGUAGE and COMMUNITY 51. A language and language 52. Properties or characteristics of language 53. Functions or roles of language 54. Language can also be seen as 55. Language and identity 56. About dialects 57. Standard and non-standard dialects 58. Reasons for a standard dialect 59. Languages are called dialects

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60. Standard English in the Caribbean 61. Characteristics of Standard English 62. Arguments for Standard English as a language 63. Creole and Pidgins 64. Creole in a West Indian context 65. Language experiences in the Caribbean 66. Characteristics or features of Creole languages 67. Arguments against Creole as a language 68. Similar words used in British English, American English and Creole 69. Creoles and their geographical distributions 70. The Creole Continuum 71. Registers 72. Types of Registers 73. Attitudes to language 74. Code-switching 75. Communicative behaviors MODULE 3: SPEAKING and WRITING 76. The Process of Communication 77. Barriers to communications 78. Forms of Communication 79. Non-verbal communication 80. The importance of non-verbal communication 81. Computerized telecommunications 82. Communication tools 83. Internet 84. Auxiliary Products for the computer 85. Advantages of communication media 86. Disadvantages of these communication media 87. Landline versus Cellphones 88. Cell phones 89. Technology then and now 90. Communicating then and now 91. Advantages and Disadvantages of the Internet 92. Social Networking 93. Cultural differences in non-verbal communications 94. Paralanguage 95. Conscious non-verbal communication 96. Subliminal non-verbal communication 97. Interpreting non-verbal communications 98. Non verbal indicators of positive attitudes 99. Non verbal indicators of negative attitudes 100. Audio Visuals 101. Functions or uses of Visual aids 102. Contexts in which Visual aids can be used

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Guidelines for use of Audio Visuals Advertisements Campaigns Proposals Speaking Contexts of communication Oral Presentation skills Tips for improving your presentation skills Study Tips for Success Conclusion

Exhibit A Listening Comprehension exercise with answers Exhibit B sample essay for Module One Exhibit C second sample of Module One Essay Exhibit D two sample essays for Paper 02 Module Two Exhibit E sample answer for Paper 02 Section C Exhibit F Commentary Exhibit G sample Portfolio Exhibit H students Checklist for portfolio Exhibit I format for Cover Page Exhibit J format for the Preface for the reflective piece Exhibit K format for the critical Analysis Bibliography