reliable sources

Using reliable sources relates to academic and professional success because it helps us make well-informed decisions rather than uninformed and even misinformed decisions. It also helps us stay connected to people who also value the importance of sound information. I want to rely on reliable people, and I want them to rely on me. This is what makes a team. We rely on each other.  If any team member relies on unreliable information, and all the other team members rely on the unreliable team member, then the team is unrealiable! On the other hand, if we, as individual members of a team take full responsibility for the validity of the sources we rely on, then we become a reliable team!

 

Knowing the importance of relying on realiable information is simple. The hard part is recognizing the many ways of deception being used to make misinformation seem reliable and nonsense seem logical. These are the obstacles that boggle my mind!

Semantics Communication and Understanding

I’m thinking we can understand a lot more about thinking and communication by understanding  semantics.  For example, I am writing an essay about the importance of using reliable sources in academic and professional life.  Reliable is the keyword to this thought.

Using reliable sources relates to academic and professional success because it helps us make well-informed decisions rather than uninformed and even misinformed decisions. It also helps us stay connected to people who also value the importance of sound information. I want to rely on reliable people, and I want them to rely on me. This is what makes a team. If any team member relies on unreliable information, and all the other team members rely on the unreliable team member, then the team is unreliable! On the other hand, , if we, as individual members of a team take full responsibility for the validity of the sources we rely on, then we become a reliable team!

Notice the emphasized words in the last paragraph. They are convey the same semantics but are used grammatically different. Do you think this makes for a clearer or a more vague act of communication.

 

The Challenges of Written Communication

Written communication can present challenges to good communication. For example, the reader cannot see the face nor hear the voice of the writer. Also, the writer cannot see nor feel the facial expressions of the reader. In order to overcome these challenges, we need to develop strategies and skills to assure our messages, as writers, are being clearly understood by the reader, and to assure we, as readers, are clearly understanding the message of the writer.