Resources: This essay is a reflection exercise. I have provided you with a template where these questions are already entered. All you need to do is enter your own information by typing it right into the template. Please use the template and answer all questions. Assignments that do not answer all required questions will be rendered incomplete and earn “0” credit.
Activity Instructions:
Complete this assignment based on your first Unit readings for the week. To recognize the potential inaccuracy or incompetence of the “social mirror,” or others’ opinions of you as a person, take a moment to reflect on how the social mirror has affected you. Reflect back on all aspects of your life: personal (dealing with family and friends, roommates, neighbors, significant others), academic (teachers, coaches, classmates), and professional (bosses, co-workers, subordinates, mentors) to examine what influence others have had on your self-image and other areas of importance to you (community, religion, sports, etc.).
Answer the questions in the template in comprehensive, complete sentences. Do not provide brief answers. Instead, compose at least 4-5 full sentences (I.e., a full paragraph) that answer each of the posed questions.
Please remember that your task is to not only write your own assessment, but to show that you are able to draw connections between your readings and your reflection. Use concepts and theories from the appropriate chapters, explain your understanding of their application, and show how they help you understand yourself. Do not forget to tie each answer to personal and professional communciation effectiveness. Finally, remember to cite properly in-text (Author, YEAR) and at the end of your reflection with a fully formatted APA reference.
Integrating and Citing Sources in Essays
Examples of Integrating and Citing Sources in Your EssayExamples of an in-text citation:According to Social Information Processing Theory, senders of the message utilize a variety of options, such as timing, style, and verbiage content to create as favorable interaction environment as possible (Walther, 1992).Social presence spans a variety of contexts, including organizational, instructional, and relational communication encounters (Maguire, Heinemann-Lafave,