Communication Skills for Community College Students

Non-Fiction - Education
418 Pages
Reviewed on 05/16/2016
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Communication Skills for Community College Students by Linda O'Connor, Thomas Cheesebro, and Francisco Rios is a useful guide that caters to the needs of students enrolled in technical and career-oriented college programs. This book will enable readers to develop their communication skills to ensure their success in their jobs. Every chapter introduces readers to a comprehensive study of oral communication and includes learning objectives, skill building exercises, readable text, self-assessments, discussion questions, and practical applications. The basic topics discussed help to form a strong foundation upon which one can develop advanced skills and concepts.

Reading this book will definitely help one hone their communication skills, thereby leading one to become an effective communicator. The assignments will help students improve on their communication skills. The author covers the topic extensively and helps readers look at communication from all possible angles. The book will also make readers look at communication concepts and how being an effective communicator can enhance relationships with everyone; co-workers, family, and friends. It's a smart book that meets all the requirements for successfully becoming good communicators in today's world.

The author guides readers nicely and all the tips and techniques are insightful and easy to practice. Readers will understand the importance of proper communication, the elements that make up the entire communication process, how the five communication principles mentioned can affect interpersonal relationships, and finally recognize the impact of technology on communication.