Ommunications 110 Midterm Essay Question

Answer in 5 well developed paragraphs.

There are many factors that affect whether listening is effective or ineffective in an interpersonal communication situation. Discuss 3 enablers to a persons ability to be an effective listerner and 3 barriers or habits that hinder effective listening. Focus on listening in a situation where the sender is using a large amount of connotation. What are the steps you would take to improve your listening when these specific barriers are occuring and when the sender is using a large amount of connotation in his or her message? Give specific examples.
Ideas of some enablers Paraphrasing, critical thinking, perception checking, asking clarifying questions…
Ideas of some barriers culture, gender, selective perception, distractions (noise), stereotypes, prejudging…

Quotes are not required in this assignment, however, guard against plagiarism, this instructor uses multiple plagiarism checkers including EVE 2.