Learning Goal: I’m working on a communications writing question and need a sample draft to help me learn.
Identify a situation where stereotypes (as a schemata used in organizing perceptions) may be useful and helpful in a communication situation. Next, identify a situation in which that same stereotype becomes unproductive and perhaps damaging. Look for both the useful and necessary aspects of stereotyping, as well as the negative connotations this term often carries. That is, stereotypes allow humans to make predictions about situations and people, and that this is a necessary process so we are not constantly overwhelmed with new information. However, this can be unproductive if we do not continually seek to engage in person-centeredness to distinguish people from the social groups that categorize them. Your response should be a one-page (400-450 words) report that makes informed references from this module’s materials.
Facts, quotes, ideas, etc. that are borrowed from a resource or resources other than personal experiences must be cited in proper APA format in your response. You can access Citation and Writing Assistance: Writing Papers at Carrington (Links to an external site.) for information about sources and APA format and read about Avoid Plagiarism (Links to an external site.) in the Carrington College Library. It is often helpful to submit your work to Tutor.com (Links to an external site.) for assistance with writing.