Category Archives: COM 300 2009

Test 4 Study Guide

The rest of the test will be the usual multiple choice and true/false mix. I have broken the study guide into chapters. This test relies a lot on the notes we took, since some of that information is not the same as the text. Click on Keep Reading for the Study Guide and Take Home Essay!! Continue reading

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Review Questions, test 3

Some questions sent to me:

Ch 14 1. when you ask about when ego involvement is higher or lower: is it high ego = high LR and low ego = high LA??
Ch 14: Ego involvement is how much the issue matters to you. So high ego involvement means the person also has a high latitude of rejection. They are very firm on their position. (Think of someone who feels VERY STRONGLY about something. How hard are they to talk to?) Low ego involvement means the issue doesn’t really matter much to them at all, therefore they have a high latitude of noncommittal. Think about it, if you’re noncommittal on something you really don’t care one way or another.
So….High LR = high ego involvement
High NC = low ego involvement
2. what makes the most persuasive argument?? is that the Boomerang effect
The most persuasive argument is not the boomerang effect. The most persuasive argument is on that falls JUST IN the range of Latitude of acceptance. So you know where the ranges are for a given person—the most persuasive argument is one that is still in the latitude of acceptance but is further from anchor point.
Ch 16 3. what is the goal of the cog dis theory? is it justify internal conflict
Ch 16: the goal of Cog. dis Theory is (like all theories) to predict behavior/attitude in certain situations. Specifically: to explain why people change their attitudes when they do things they don’t believe.
4. what causes post decisions dissonance? is it big decisions
Several things cause post-decision dissonance: A big decision, one that took a long time to make, (the longer it takes, the more dissonance we experience,) One that might have cost us (like buying a house or a car), that it’s an important issue or decision and that it’s something that can’t be (or is hard to) reverse once the decision is made.

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More midterm info and study guide for Test 3

First, if you do the facebook essay, there’s a link to one article right there with the assignment. It’s a good article. You may also refer to your text. Or to THIS . All I am looking for is outside information, is doesn’t all have to be scholarly, I just don’t want a paper that’s 100% your rant without outside info backing you up.

Study guide:DOWNLOAD All you need to be able to do is recognize the definitions of these terms. Not that bad really.

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Midterm options

You have 3 options for the midterm. Your midterm must be TYPED, double-space, 12 point font, approximately 4-5 pages (too short? Make sure you answered ALL the questions of your topic.) DETAILS!!!! Click on Keep Reading to read your options. Midterm is due on March 13th 2009, I require a hard copy.

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Changes to schedule

Because I moved test 2, we’ll be getting rid of the Rhetoric lecture (ch 21) in order to cover everything before test 3.

Test 3 will NOT have an essay, just multiple choice, true false, matching, and short answer. No it’s not made yet. I will also NOT be giving an interpersonal essay, instead you’ll just focus on your midterm paper, which is coming soon. You will be provided some options for that paper.

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Study guide for Com 300, Test 2

I’ll be handing this one out in class tomorrow. I’ll also post it right HERE as soon as I am done with it, but I’m tryint to make it more comprehensive so that on Friday you can bring me all your wonderful questions on it.

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Test 2

Test 2 has moved to Monday February 23rd, 2009. There is a take home essay that is due the day of the exam. Friday, February 20th will be a review day. I’ll expect you to bring in your own questions to ask me and I’ll review ANYTHING you want me to.

Study guide coming soon….

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