The Amazing Catch… or Was It? Writing Assignment 1: Fall 2015

The Amazing Catch… or Was It? Writing Assignment 1: Fall 2015

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Step 1 First, watch the Amazing Ball Girl Video – You will need to watch this video before you complete the assignment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SqJz0NgnnE As you watch, decide whether you think the catch was “real” or “fake.” Step 2 Using the three stages of the Perception process, identify the process you followed to determine whether or not the situation shown in the video could be accomplished by the “Ball Girl.” Be certain you describe each step clearly and thoroughly. You can do this by first explaining the step in the perception process, then explaining how you completed that step while watching the video. 1. Name and define the first stage and identify the information you attended to, or selected, and identify which of the three characteristics of selection you used to focus on the information you chose (identify at least two separate examples). In doing so, please explain both the characteristic of selection as well as how this phenomenon helped you to complete the first step in the perception process. The student provides an explanation of the event(s) but does not explain how he or she selected certain information to attend to; the student may identify selection as a stage or one of the characteristics of selection but does not explain in any clear way how the stage was completed. 6.75 points The student addresses selection, describes the selection stage of the process and identifies at least one stimulus that they attended to; however, the characteristics of selection are not explained or applied to the answer OR a characteristic is addressed but the overall answer lacks evidence. 7.75 points The student clearly explains all of the stimuli that he or she attended to and explains in a clear way how at least one characteristic of selection aided in attending to particular stimuli; some evidence is addressed in the answer. 9 points The student clearly identifies and explains all of the stimuli that he or she attended to and how at least one of the characteristics of selection aided them in attending to the particular stimuli and the explanation of the completion of the stage and the role of the characteristics of selection in the process is clear and articulate and the student provided excellent evidence to skillfully support the explanation. 2. Name and define the second stage, explain how you completed the second stage, and explain which construct(s) you used in accomplishing this stage of the perception process. In doing so, please define the construct(s) and clearly explain how you used the construct(s) in organizing the information you selected. In this part of the paper, explain how stage one helped you to complete stage two. The student addresses how he The student addresses how he The student clearly and The student has not addressed the organization stage. or she organized the stimuli but does not clearly address the organization stage of perception or the explanation is incomplete and/or the student does not identify any of the organizational constructs (role, physical, psychological or interaction). or she organized the information that was selected, addresses the organization stage and explains how he or she used one of the organizational constructs (role, physical, psychological or interaction), though the explanation may be lacking. how he or she organized the information that was selected and explained how he or she used at least one of the organizational constructs (role, physical, psychological or interaction) and explained how the construct(s) was(were) used in the process of organization. Some evidence is addressed in the answer. articulately explained how he or she organized the information that was selected and explained how he or she used at least one of the organizational constructs (role, physical, psychological or interaction) and explained how the construct(s) was (were) used in the process of organization and the student provided excellent evidence to skillfully support his or her explanation. 3. Name and define the third stage, explain how you completed this stage, and explain which of the three factors of experience, knowledge and closeness influenced your conclusion in this stage and why you think they influenced your evaluation of the “realness” or accuracy of the video. In doing so, please define the factor(s) you used and explain how they applied to your interpreted the event in the video. In this part of the paper, explain how completing stages one and two helped you to complete stage three. The student has not addressed the interpretation stage. 5.25 points The student explains his or her interpretation as well as provides their opinion and response to the situation but does not address how any of the factors (experience, knowledge or closeness) influenced the interpretation and/or did not clearly explain how this stage was completed. 6.75 points The student explains his or her interpretation as well as provides their opinion and response to the situation and addresses, in some way, how selection and organization influenced interpretation, and addresses how one of the factors (experience, knowledge or closeness) influenced the interpretation though the explanation may be a bit lacking. 7.75 points The student clearly explains how selection and organization led to the interpretation of the event(s) and to arrive at an opinion and response to the situation and explains how at least one of the factors (experience, knowledge or closeness) influenced the interpretation and the student provides a clear explanation of how all of this information accumulated to form an interpretation of the situation. 9 points The student clearly and articulately explains how selection and organization led to the interpretation of the event(s) and to arrive at an opinion and response to the situation and explains how at least one of the factors (experience, knowledge or closeness) influenced the interpretation and the student provides an articulate, detailed and comprehensive explanation as to how all of this information accumulated to form an interpretation of the situation and the student provides excellent evidence to skillfully support his or her explanation. Points Earned:__________/ 9 Possible Points The following information is provided to assist you in completing this assignment: ? Your paper should be typed, approximately 2-4 pages long, and double spaced. ? The paper should also be proofread, and mistakes in grammar, spelling, sentence structure, The book is interpersonal Communications, second edition, Kory Floyd

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