Student Listening Analysis

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Human beings are creatures who must create bonds with one another, we must fashion and establish relationships with each other. It is part of the way we survive as a species, having and keeping contact. Groups are extremely important and we do almost everything in groups—we celebrate in groups, we work and learn in groups, teach and play in groups, we travel in groups. Doing things in groups means that we also use and constantly hone and improve upon our communication skills. With the internet and technology never far from our grasps, today we can communicate with people across oceans without ever leaving our homes using websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. We also use video chatting so that we can experience a more in-person contact.…show more content…
As I took this test, I made sure to think about each question carefully rather than breezing through the test just to finish it in a timely fashion. I have always considered myself a good listener, especially because I have a certain amount of empathy which seems to make people gravitate toward me when they need someone to talk to about what is going on in their lives. This is where nonverbal communication is so important: I show others that I am listening and actively try to stay fully involved in listening to what the person is saying. There are some things which can be improved upon in my listening. As I was taking the inventory, I realized that due to my timid and shy character, I do not go out of my way to ask questions when I do not understand something a person has said. Especially in a classroom setting, this can really be a hindrance to my listening. There is a fear that I will appear unintelligent if I ask a question with an obvious answer. Asking questions will also get rid of my habit of losing interest in a subject when I fail to understand its meaning or the main message of the subject. To improve upon this, I will start reminding myself that there is no such thing as a stupid question and that getting answers and comprehending a topic is much better than not knowing at all. Overcoming that hesitation is something which I have already begun to work
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