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The Communication Age- Vantage Digital Option
Connecting and Engaging

Third Edition


October 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2845-8

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The Communication Age, Third Edition by Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards, Shawn T. Wahl, and Scott A. Myers introduces students to the foundational concepts and essential skills of effective communication, with a strong emphasis on the impact of technology in our increasingly interconnected world. The Communication Age – Vantage Digital Option, Third Edition delivers the trusted content from Edwards' text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About The Communication Age, Third Edition

The Communication Age, Third Edition
by Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards, Shawn T. Wahl, and Scott A. Myers introduces students to the foundational concepts and essential skills of effective communication, with a strong emphasis on the impact of technology in our increasingly interconnected world. This edition combines popular media examples with the latest research to show students how to apply foundational communication concepts while incorporating technology, media, and speech communication to foster civic engagement for a better future.

 
1. Communication in the 21st Century
 
2. Perception, Self, and Communication
 
3. Verbal Communication
 
4. Nonverbal Communication
 
5. Listening
 
6. Communication, Culture, and Diversity
 
7. Interpersonal Communication
 
8. Small Group and Team Communication
 
9. Workplace and Organizational Communication
 
10. Communication and New Media
 
11. Selecting and Researching Your Topic and Knowing Your Audience
 
12. Organizing Your Presentation
 
13. Delivering Your Presentations
 
14. Informative Presentations
 
15. Persuasive Presentations
 
Appendix: Interviewing in the Communication Age

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KEY FEATURES OF THE COMMUNICATION AGE, THIRD EDITION

  • The new Chapter 11, “Selecting and Researching Your Topic and Knowing Your Audience”, outlines the steps students should take in planning a presentation, from defining its purpose and type, to determining the audience, conducting credible research and avoiding plagiarism, and putting all of their research together into a cohesive presentation.
  • Updated references throughout keep readers up-to-date with the latest scholarship in the field and its application to everyday life.
  • The re-designed “What You’ve Learned” end-of-chapter pedagogy organizes key terms, review questions, and critical thinking questions according to learning objective.
  • Updated feature boxes incorporate current events and communication issues into the revised text. The “Make a Difference” feature now includes “Questions to Consider.”
  • Communication Unplugged encourages students to put their devices down and offers practical tips for communicating without the assistance of technology when needed.
  • Career Frontier presents examples and suggestions for using communication skills to enhance career development.  
  • Assess Your Communication encourages students to engage in a self-inventory to prepare them for a variety of communication contexts and better material comprehension.
  • Communication How To creatively directs students to apply course content to real life situations, making the information learned more meaningful.
  • Make a Difference promotes student civic engagement and activism connected to chapter content, supporting students to make a difference in their communities.
  • Ethical Connection emphasizes the importance of ethical communication in the Communication Age through the examination of face-to-face and mediated communication.

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