Higher Education

COMM3, 3rd Edition

  • includes CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • Rudolph F. Verderber University of Cincinnati
  • Kathleen S. Verderber Northern Kentucky University
  • Deanna D. Sellnow University of Central Florida
  • ISBN-10: 1285445589  |  ISBN-13: 9781285445588
  • 272 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2009
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
  • Newer Edition Available
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Overview

Created by the continuous feedback of a “student-tested, faculty-approved” process, COMM3 delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards for students and instructors and a consistent online offering with CourseMate that includes an eBook in addition to a set of interactive digital tools all at a value-based price and proven to increase retention and outcomes.

Features and Benefits

  • NEW Chapter on Presentation Aids focuses on effective planning, creating, and using multimodal presentation aids, which have become integral to speech making in the 21st century. Plus, all chapters have been updated throughout to reflect current research in the field and with contemporary examples and new activities.
  • Tear-Out Review Cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor’s Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • Every 4LTR Press solution comes with CourseMate, the interactive digital component that offers a full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles. Quizzes, audio downloads, video podcasts, and more are only a click away.
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Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION.
1. Communication Perspectives.
2. Perception of Self and Others.
3. Intercultural Communication.
4. Verbal Messages.
5. Nonverbal Messages.
6. Listening.
Part II: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIPS.
7. Interpersonal Relationships.
8. Interpersonal Communication.
Part III: GROUP COMMUNICATION.
9. Communicating in Groups.
10. Group Leadership and Problem Solving.
Part IV: PUBLIC SPEAKING.
11. Topic Selection and Development.
12. Organizing Your Speech.
13. Presentational Aids.
14. Language.
15. Delivery.
16. Informative Speaking.
17. Persuasive Speaking.
Appendix: Interviewing.
References.
Index.
Quick Quiz Answers.

What's New

  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.

Learning Resource Bundles

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Print Option: COMM3 + CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305236548  | ISBN-13: 9781305236547

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1285864190 | ISBN-13: 9781285864198)

The password-protected Instructor Companion Website includes Computerized Testing via Cognero®, ready-to-use PowerPoint® presentations (with text, images, and cued videos that can also be customized to suit your course needs), Join In for Turning Point Clicker questions, and an electronic version of the Instructor’s Manual. The Instructor’s Manual contains resources designed to streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation. This helpful manual includes suggestions for developing a course syllabus, chapter outlines, summaries, class-tested activities and exercises, technology resources, test items, and assessment tests. Each chapter includes a chapter outline; a list of key terms with definitions; suggestions for individual, group, and class activities; and true/false, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and essay test items with answer key.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285978447 | ISBN-13: 9781285978444)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero is a flexible, online system that allows you to: Author, edit, and manage test bank content from multiple Cengage Learning solutions. Create multiple test versions in an instant. Deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom or wherever you want.

Student Workbook (on Web Site)  (ISBN-10: 1285445627 | ISBN-13: 9781285445625)

CourseMate with SpeechBuilder Express™ 3.0, InfoTrac®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285445732 | ISBN-13: 9781285445731)

Cengage Learning’s Communication CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Communication CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

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General MindLink CourseMate with SpeechBuilder Express and InfoTrac®, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1305098994 | ISBN-13: 9781305098992)

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General MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305098978 | ISBN-13: 9781305098978)

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Student Supplements

Student Workbook (on Web Site)  (ISBN-10: 1285445627 | ISBN-13: 9781285445625)

List Price = $.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $.00

CourseMate with SpeechBuilder Express™ 3.0, InfoTrac®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285445732 | ISBN-13: 9781285445731)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate.

List Price = $70.95  | CengageBrain Price = $70.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $70.95

General MindLink CourseMate with SpeechBuilder Express and InfoTrac®, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 1305098994 | ISBN-13: 9781305098992)

List Price = $44.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.00

General MindLink for CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305098978 | ISBN-13: 9781305098978)

List Price = $75.95  | CengageBrain Price = $75.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.95

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Rudolph F. Verderber

Rudolph F. Verderber is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Communication Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati and former National Speaker's Association Professor of the Year -- as well as one of the all-time best-selling communication studies authors. The strength of his basic texts lies in his ability to explain and exemplify concepts, theories, and skills to introductory level students. His Cengage Learning texts -- COMMUNICATE!, THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, COMM, and SPEAK -- have a reputation for being student favorites due to their accessible presentation of theory and skills.

Kathleen S. Verderber

Kathleen S. Verderber is Associate Professor of Management Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University. She holds an MA in Speech Communication as well as an MBA and a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Verderber has consulted with various civic, professional, and business organizations. She has published numerous articles in several journals and has presented papers at communication and management conferences. She is a coauthor of COMMUNICATE! THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING IN A DIGITAL AGE, COMM, and SPEAK all with Cengage Learning, and author of INTER-ACT: INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, CONCEPTS, SKILLS, AND CONTEXTS with Oxford University Press.

Deanna D. Sellnow

Deanna D. Sellnow, PhD, is Professor of Strategic Communication in the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida and conducts faculty development workshops on instructional communication pedagogy. Published in regional, national, and international journals, her research focuses on the rhetoric of popular culture, particularly music as communication, and instructional communication as it occurs in conventional and nonconventional classrooms, as well as in risk and crisis contexts. She is co-author of COMMUNICATE!, COMM, SPEAK, and THE CHALLENGE OF EFFECTIVE SPEAKING, all with Cengage.