Your task is to read the statements below and rate your perception of your commu

Your task is to read the statements below and rate your perception of your communication skills.
How often does this describe me during a conversation/communication? Usually Sometimes Seldom
Writing Skills I know the parts of a proper email, memo, and business letter formatting.
I know the basic parts of formal or informal reports.
I can evaluate a document to determine if it might be successful.
Reading Skills I am familiar with specialized vocabulary in the retail field.
I am willing to look up the meanings of words or concepts I don’t fully understand.
I can get the basic meaning of words I am unfamiliar with by using context clues in the text
I am comfortable reading a text in a variety of mediums (paper, tablet, computer screen, etc)
Listening Skills I do not react to distractions (phone, etc).
I listen to half of the conversation without taking it over.
I can provide proper verbal and nonverbal feedback (nodding).
I can summarize the speaker’s ideas by paraphrasing and asking questions.
Speaking Skills I find it easy and comfortable to talk with friends.
I find it easy and comfortable to talk with coworkers
I am confident when giving a presentation to different audiences
I am confident in pronouncing and using words correctly
After rating your skills, write a short response to the following questions (max 500 words)
What are your strongest and weakest skills?
How do you think this class will help you improve or build upon your current communication skill set?
Part 2
Your task is to write an email to your instructor to introduce yourself. Put your first and last name and the assignment title in the subject line. For example: Maria Ruiz Assignment 1
Your message should address the following:
Reasons for taking this class
Your career goals (short term/long term)
Familiarity with computer technology
A brief discussion of how you view your current communication skill levels. Were there any parts of the quiz that surprised you? What are your strongest and weakest skills?
Is there anything in the class/syllabus that worries you? Any topic you are excited about or have extensive experience with?

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