Cm206: Interpersonal Communication Questions for Response Essay

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CM206: Interpersonal Communication Questions for Response

Jan and Ken have been good friends for most of their lives, but because of what she said last week, Ken believes Jan has betrayed their friendship. Ken: Jan, we need to talk. Why did you tell Shannon about what happened between Katie and me? You know, [now] Shannon doesn’t want to talk to me. Jan: Ken, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to tell her. I just kind of slipped out when we were talking. Ken: Sorry? Sorry is not enough. I told you that in private, and you promised that you would keep it just between you and me. Jan: Ken, I told her that long before the two of you even started
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Ken: You know what? Then maybe neither one of us can trust the other. Maybe we shouldn’t tell each other anything that we don’t want broadcast to the world. Jan: Don’t be such a jerk. I’m sorry, ok? Ken: It’s not good enough. You ruined any chance I had with her.
• For this activity, you are answering the questions, not writing a traditional paper. Responses to each question must be logical, well-ordered, and insightful. o Write your answers after each question. o Your answers should be composed in complete sentences and paragraphs. The entire document should be a total of 500 to 600 words, or about 2 pages. o Use 1-inch margins on all sides of the document. o Use a 12-point font such as Times New Roman or Arial. o If you cite references (such as the text), you need to provide the source information in APA formatting and citation style.
• Your document should demonstrate careful proofreading and follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation). Questions for response: 1. Using the chapters on language and emotions to help frame your answer, suggest two ways that Ken could open this conversation more productively, beyond clearly expressing his emotions and using “I” language.
2. How do you perceive Jan’s effort to convince Ken to forgive her? Based on what you have learned in this chapter, suggest two ways she might more effectively

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