Describe the perceived effect of your use of perception-checking

Application Paper Instructions

Course Learning Outcome:

Apply perception-checking as a tool for developing empathy


One of our course objectives is to apply interpersonal communication skills in an actual interaction outside of our class time. I want to make sure that you will have the opportunity to apply perception checking with an individual other than the person involved in your journal/journal synthesis assignment and who is not a member of this class. The interaction may be face-to-face or mediated (using electronic device).

Your paper should:

  1. 1. Define perception-checking with a connotative (personal understanding) and a denotative (lecture or Adler textbook) definition. Cite your reference properly immediately after the denotative definition and at the end of your paper.
  2. Describe the circumstance in which perception-checking was used (who, what, where, when).
  3. Provide an example of how you used perception-checking, employing direct quotation from your interaction.
  4. Describe the perceived effect of your use of perception-checking (what happened as a result).
  5. Analyze the reason you believe perception-checking resulted in the effect you noticed.

Your paper must:

  1. be typed double spaced and with one-inch margins.
  2. use the sample paper format (see sample paper in the Application Paper folder in Canvas)
  3. have at least one full page.
  4. be submitted via Canvas.

Interpersonal Communication

Application Paper Assignment

100 Points

Concept Identified: Perception-Checking

Denotative Meaning: Perception-Checking is

Connotative Meaning: Perception-Checking is Description of the Circumstance: Example of How the Skill Was Used: Describe the Perceived Effect: Analysis of the Reason the Skill Resulted in the Effect: Reference: