Essentials of Human Communication (with Study Card)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This best-selling text presents the fundamental skills of interpersonal, small group, and public communication, emphasizing the areas of human communication skills, cultural awareness, listening, critical thinking, power, and ethics. Essentials of Human Communication fills the need for a brief, interesting, but serious text that places a strong focus on skill development. In-text features and the text itself highlight the application of human communication skills to the real world and to the workplace.

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Reviewer Praise for DeVito's Essentials of Human Communication
ldquo;I marvel at the ease with which Professor DeVito synthesizes the communication literature into coherent and easy to read chapters for our undergraduate communication students.rdquo
ldquo;I find the material on culture well integrated into the book at appropriate times...I think this material is extremely relevant in our ever-shrinking world and that students really benefit from its inclusion.rdquo;
ldquo;The strength of this text is a basic, well organized approach to human communication with a clear, concise writing style that flows well and makes for an easy read.rdquo;
ldquo;The mix of theoretical discussion and skill development exercises is appreciated by students as they find it to be a 'friendly' text compared to other college level texts they read
Also, the layout and design of the text encourages students to interact with the work.rdquo;
ldquo;The intercultural thread was one of the original qualities that drew me to the text and I find the updates to be excellent
The full integration of this theme is especially effective and is much preferred to treating the concept in one chapter only.rdquo;
ldquo;I like the attention paid to diversity
My students come from very diverse backgrounds and I am especially sensitive to a text that will include photos and examples of people similar to them
This text accomplished that goal.rdquo;
ldquo;The writing style is excellent, literate without pretension and very well focused
I think that the students, and the lecturers, will find it very accessible, without feeling as if they are being spoon-fed the information.rdquo;
ldquo;I very much like the cultural teachings section
This is essential information, not often covered directly in other texts.rdquo;
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