The CE Success Skill deals with written and verbal communications skills and its subcomponents such as reading, grammar, public speaking and listening skills.
(CE-1) Reads, comprehends, analyzes and evaluates various types of writing and other communications.
- Understands main idea.
- Understands author's intent.
- Analyzes logical development of topic and/or argument.
- Evaluates effectiveness of written document.
(CE-2) Logically organizes, develops and communicates an idea or position.
In any formal communication, spoken or written, the student will include:
- Provides an introduction.
- States main idea (thesis).
- Gives a logical arrangement of subtopics.
- Fully supports and develops each point, using and documenting outside sources when appropriate.
- Includes a conclusion.
(CE-3) Adapts communications to audience, situation and purpose.
- Recognizes differences among audiences in attitudes, beliefs and/or levels of technical knowledge and adapts communication accordingly.
- Recognizes differences in situations such as level of formality required, type of communication needed and adapts communication accordingly.
- Recognizes purpose of communication.
(CE-4) Uses prewriting, drafting, revising and editing techniques.
- Plans before writing by brainstorming, freewriting, mapping, listing, and/or outlining.
- Prepares a preliminary draft.
- Revises draft for organization as noted in A-2.
- Revises draft for completeness of development as noted in A-2.
- Edits draft for language use as noted in A-5.
(CE-5) Uses appropriate vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, spelling and/or syntax.
(CE-6) Writes effective business/ technical communications, including memos, letters and reports.
- Recognizes and adapts to audience, situation and purpose as noted in A-3.
- Formats documents appropriately.
- Uses appropriate reader-centered tone and style.
- Drafts document as noted in A-4.
- Edits document as noted in A-5.
(CE-7) Develops and conveys instructions and procedures clearly.
- Analyzes audience's level of expertise and adapts instructions accordingly.
- Begins instructions by listing tools and/or materials needed.
- Calls special attention to warnings.
- Breaks task into single steps.
- Uses appropriate tone.
(CE-8) Demonstrates public speaking skills.
- Adapts message to audience and purpose as noted in A-3.
- Organizes and develops message as noted in A-2.
- Effectively uses appropriate visual aids to enhance the presentation.
- Speaks in a fluid, confident manner.
- Uses appropriate vocabulary, grammar and syntax.
- Maintains eye contact with audience.
- Uses non-verbal expressions effectively.
(CE-9) Applies effective listening techniques.
- Focuses attention on speaker.
- Asks clarifying questions.
- Can repeat speaker's main points.
- Listens for speaker's feelings in addition to speaker's words.
- Responds appropriately to speaker.
(CE-10) Uses and perceives non-verbal cues.
- Establishes and maintains eye contact.
- Observes and interprets body position and movements of others.
- Respects appropriate boundaries of personal space.
- Aware of and controls own non-verbals to create a positive, confident impression in workplace.