Public Speaking Assignment 1.2:

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This assignment supports the following lesson objectives:

  • 1.2 Describe basic communication and public speaking concepts

Assignment Overview
This writing assignment explores types of communication.


  • A one-page paper (12-point font) written in a word processor, such as MS Word

Assignment Details
In this activity, you will select a comic strip that illustrates two or more of the types of communication listed in Step 1. You will also create a brief written description of the types of communication depicted in the cartoon.

Perform the following tasks:

Step 1: Review the information presented in the lesson about the following types of communication:
Intrapersonal Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Group Communication
Public Communication
Mass CommunicationStep 2: Select a comic strip or cartoon.
Locate and select a comic strip online or in a newspaper or magazine that, at a minimum, illustrates group, public, or mass communication. If you have difficulty locating a comic that illustrates one or more of these types of communication, consider selecting one from the following website: (Links to an external site.)
Speeches Cartoons and Comics – funny pictures from CartoonStock
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Step 3: Describe the communication type(s) included in the comic strip or cartoon.
In a word processor (such as MS Word), write brief descriptions of the types of communication illustrated in the comic strip. Specify the elements within the comic strip that illustrate the corresponding types of communication. In your description, include the purpose that each type of communication serves in communicating the intended message.

Step 4: Incorporate the cartoon or comic strip you selected into the document that includes your explanation of the communication types it illustrates.
If you selected a comic strip or cartoon from the newspaper, scan it and incorporate it into your document. If you found the cartoon online, copy and paste it into your document.

Step 5: Save and submit your document.
When you have completed the assignment, save a copy for yourself in an easily accessible place and submit a copy to your instructor using the drop box

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