Once your group meeting is complete, you will analyze your experience in a reaction essay by addressing
the questions below, in an essay. The essay should be 500 – 750 words, Times New Roman font. DO NOT
simply answer the questions. You must write an essay. You MUST BOLD THE WORDS YOU SEE IN
BOLD TYPE BELOW, WITHIN YOUR ESSAY: VERBAL, NONVERBAL, LISTENING, CONFLICT,
Reaction Essay Questions
Verbal AND Nonverbal Analysis – Did each group member contribute to the problem-solving discussion?
How did the group decide who would talk at a time? Did one group member talk more than others? Overall
was the group effective with verbal communication? How did nonverbal messages contribute to the group
Listening Analysis– How effective were the group members at listening to one another? Was there a
member who exhibited good or poor listening skills? Why are listening skills important when working in a
Conflict Analysis – Did your group experience any conflict or differing opinions? What type of conflict:
pseudo conflict, simple conflict, or ego conflict? How did conflict impact the group problem-solving
experience? If conflict was not experienced, how did your group avoid conflict?
What insights did you gain about the interpersonal communication process through working in this problemsolving group?