Month: January 2018


Principles and good practices of communication

In any business communication, there must be some set principles that govern it.  These principles ensure that the message is delivered in the manner that the recipient fully understands the intentions of the sender. The following essay shows the principles used in writing a good business email.

While writing the email set principles and good practices that guide business communication were followed as discussed in the module. From the introduction, the email was clear about a topic that was to be addressed with the recipient and made it clear that the email was to discuss the job offered. The email is also conscious and objective. It is brief and direct to the issue under discussion as it uses short sentences and simple words. It focuses on the purpose and remains objective to the focus until the end.  The email is also consistent with tone and content remain the same throughout the email. There are no instances where there is humor in one paragraph and the other paragraph discusses serious issue of the job.

The email is relevant. The explanation in it relates to the advertisement on the website cited. The email also shows knowledge of the audience in the discussion as one paragraph in it discusses the knowledge that the author has in the organization of interest. By showing the knowledge it makes the recipient take interest in the content and the write of the email and reply. Finally, the email shows completeness. Each paragraph shows the discussion of a given issue exhaustively and after reading the entire email one is not left wondering if there was something else that should have been included but was omitted.

As shown in the essay, following the principles of communication is necessary to pass messages. It ensures that the sender explains him/herself clearly to the recipient and gives the best chance of a reply answering the queries.

Public Opinion

In the United States, many people have different views on things such as same-sex marriage, health care, capital punishment or gun control. These views are learned through political socialization. Political socialization is the process of where people develop political attitudes, values, behaviors, opinion, and beliefs that are essential to becoming good citizens of their nation. According to Kallio, the process occurs throughout a lifetime as people meet other people. Importantly, it is a one-way process where young people understand the political world by interacting with the adults or the media. The agents of political socialization include family, media, peer groups, school, church, and gender.

Historically, family and teachers serve as the primary agents of political socialization because they are the first groups that a person comes into contact with. However, the media is beginning to displace these two main agents of political socialization as people spend more time on internet and televisions. Resultantly, it is much easier for information to reach a large number of individuals if broadcasted through the media. Importantly, young people can use the internet to search for information negates or validates the opinions they come across in their day-to-day interactions. The family remains one of the main agents of political socialization; young people learn about politics from their parents through communication and receptivity.

The school is another agent of political socialization both at the elementary and high school level. Through education, system students learn about civic duties and how political system works. Moreover, the understanding of how political system works is known as political efficacy. For instance, students may learn political process through voting and develop a sense of political trust. On the contrary, different schools impact differently on children. However, they both expose the student to broader concepts regarding politic and authority. Further, peer groups.