Communicating effectively requires the ability to tell the difference between fact and opinion. If you identify your opinions when communicating, it sends a clearer message. When opinions are stated as facts, misunderstandings can occur. This assignment measures your ability to differentiate between fact and opinion. It also provides an opportunity for you to explain how distinguishing fact from fiction aids in communicating effectively. Assignment Details: Perform the following tasks: Complete the reading assignment and the interactive lecture before attempting this assignment. To complete the assignment: Research the definition of fact and opinion.

Research 20 statements on the worksheet to determine either an “F” or an “O”, in the blank in front of each statement, using the following guidelines: Mark an “F” if you believe the statement is communicating a Fact Mark an “O” if you believe the statement is communicating an Opinion Describe, in 2 or 3 well-developed This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLabeled 20 statements correctly. 40 pts Full Marks 0 pts No Marks 40 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWrote well-developed statement that describe how being able to tell apart fact from opinion can improve communication. 40 pts Full Marks 0 pts No Marks 40 pts This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAssignment contained no spelling, grammar or mechanical errors. 20 pts Full Marks 0 pts No Marks 20 pts Total Points: 100

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