Communication Studies for CAPE® Examinations
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Communication Studies for CAPE® Examinations

By Sandra Osborne, Veronica Simon
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Book Description

Communication Studies for CAPE® Examinations has been revised and updated to meet the requirements of the 2011 syllabus.
Students are introduced to the main forms of communication and asked to investigate principle methodologies and their impact on meaning and understanding. The text is written in a concise and focused style and is suitable for students studying CAPE Communication Studies as well as students studying introductory courses in English and Communication at Community Colleges and Universities.

Key features:

• Scope and sequence style contents list mapped to syllabus objectives, with learning objectives clearly stated at the beginning of each chapter
• Investigates language and the way that it is used by all people with some emphasis on Caribbean linguistic diversities and their origins
• Explores how modern technology has affected and continues to affect communication, both positively and negatively
• Comprehensive guide through the processes of different types of writing including speeches and research papers
• CAPE examination practice papers give students the opportunity to review and reinforce what they have learned
• Practice tests and a grammar section allow students to test and check their progress
• Practical activities, definitions, examples and discussions offer clarification on topics and promote learning through investigation

Veronica Simon B.A. English (Hons.), Dip.Ed., M.Phil. Ed, has over 30 years’ experience in education. She has taught English Language and Literature at St Joseph’s Convent (St. Lucia and San Fernando, Trinidad) and English Literature and General Paper at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St. Lucia. She has lectured in the Certificate and Bachelor’s degree in Education programmes at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and is currently Head of the University of the West Indies Open Campus in St. Lucia.

Sandra Osborne B.A. English, Dip.Ed., M.Ed., has worked in education for over 30 years. She taught English at Combermere Secondary School in Barbados and was Head of the English Department. She has taught part-time at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill in the Faculty of Humanities and with the Open Campus. She lectured in the Department of Literatures in English at the Barbados Community College and is presently a Curriculum Development Officer there.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Unit 1 Describing Communication
    • Chapter 1 The Communication Process
      • Introduction
      • 1.1 What is communication?
      • 1.2 Elements of the communication process
      • 1.3 How the process works
        • • Encoding
        • • Selecting medium/channel
        • • Decoding and interpretation
        • • Feedback
        • • Communication barriers and facilitators
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
    • Chapter 2 Forms of Communication
      • Introduction
      • 2.1 Verbal communication
      • 2.2 Non-verbal communication
        • • Body language
        • • Proxemics
        • • Kinesics
        • • Chronemics
        • • Dress
        • • Graphics and symbols
        • • Paralanguage
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
    • Chapter 3 Contexts of Communication
      • Introduction
      • 3.1 Intrapersonal context
      • 3.2 Interpersonal context
      • 3.3 Small group context
        • • The discussion board
      • 3.4 Organisational context
      • 3.5 Academic context
      • 3.6 Intercultural context
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
      • End of unit test 1
  • Unit 2 Understanding Communication in Society
    • Chapter 4 Defining Language
      • Introduction
      • 4.1 Characteristics of language
      • 4.2 Purposes of language
        • • Expressive purposes
        • • Informative purposes
        • • Cognitive purposes
        • • Poetic purposes
        • • Phatic purposes
        • • Metalinguistic purposes
      • 4.3 Language variation
        • • Syntax
        • • Vocabulary
      • 4.4 Creole
        • • Some characteristics of Caribbean Creole
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
    • Chapter 5 Language in Society
      • Introduction
      • 5.1 The modern language situation
      • 5.2 Factors influencing language
        • • Historical factors
        • • Social factors
        • • Cultural factors
        • • Political factors
      • 5.3 Language situation in the Caribbean
      • 5.4 Attitudes to language
      • 5.5 Choice of language
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
    • Chapter 6 Technology, Culture and Communication
      • Introduction
      • 6.1 Culture and communication
      • 6.2 Technology and communication
      • 6.3 Technology and culture
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
      • End of unit test 2
  • Unit 3 Interpreting Communication
    • Chapter 7 Comprehending Information
      • Introduction
      • 7.1 Process of comprehension
        • • Pre-reading/listening
        • • During reading/listening
        • • Post-reading/listening
      • 7.2 Levels of comprehension
        • • Literal level
        • • Interpretive level
        • • Applied level
      • 7.3 Listening
        • • The listening process
        • • Purposes of listening
      • 7.4 Reading
      • 7.5 Applying the levels of comprehension
        • • Responding to argumentative writing
        • • Responding to persuasive writing
      • 7.6 Understanding word meaning
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
    • Chapter 8 Summarising Information
      • Introduction
      • 8.1 Distinguishing main and subsidiary ideas
      • 8.2 Note-making
        • • Linear outlines
        • • Graphic organisers
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
    • Chapter 9 Researching Information
      • Introduction
      • 9.1 Types of research
        • • Types of primary research
      • 9.2 Data/information
      • 9.3 Instruments
      • 9.4 Population
      • 9.5 Reliability and validity
        • • Reliability
        • • Validity
      • 9.6 Evaluating sources
      • 9.7 Acknowledging sources
        • • Direct quotation
        • • Paraphrasing
        • • Précis
        • • Summary
        • • Plagiarism
      • 9.8 References and bibliographies
        • • Citing sources from the Internet
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
      • End of unit test 3
  • Unit 4 Structuring Communication
    • Chapter 10 Speaking
      • Introduction
      • 10.1 Basic speech skills
        • • Articulation
        • • Enunciation
        • • Voice control
        • • Usage
        • • Word choice
        • • Audience–speaker rapport
        • • Dress
      • 10.2 Preparing speeches
      • 10.3 Components of the speech
        • • Introduction
        • • The body
        • • Conclusion
      • 10.4 Types of speech
        • • Informative
        • • Persuasive
        • • Debates
      • 10.5 Delivering your speech
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
    • Chapter 11 Writing
      • Introduction
      • 11.1 The writing process
        • • Pre-writing
        • • Drafting
        • • Revising
        • • Editing and proofreading
      • 11.2 Types of writing
        • • Literary writing
        • • Reflective writing
        • • Expository writing
        • • Persuasive/argumentative writing
      • 11.3 Writing with style
        • • Style problems
      • 11.4 Examination tips
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
    • Chapter 12 Organising Skills
      • Introduction
      • 12.1 Components of academic writing
        • • The introduction
        • • The body
        • • The conclusion
        • • Linkages
        • • Internal cohesion
      • 12.2 Formatting business communication
        • • Memos
        • • The letter
        • • The résumé
        • • The curriculum vitae
        • • Writing reports
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
    • Chapter 13 Applying the Rules
      • Introduction
      • 13.1 Sentence structure
      • 13.2 Fragments
      • 13.3 Run-on sentences
      • 13.4 Dangling or misplaced modifiers
      • 13.5 Verbs
        • • Subject/verb agreement
        • • Tense
        • • Active and passive voice
      • 13.6 Pronouns
        • • Pronoun shifts
      • 13.7 Possessives
      • 13.8 Commonly misused words
      • 13.9 Spelling
      • 13.10 Punctuation
      • Conclusion
      • Evaluation and extension
      • End of unit test 4
  • Practice examination papers
  • Index
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