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Communication Strategies Student Resources: Making Decisions

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Making Decisions

Determine appropriate responses to a situation and apply them to ensure goals are met.

Using this Strategy

As a college student, you will use this strategy when you:

  • Make decisions about the purpose, audience, context and tone of your communication.
  • Decide how to organize your thoughts, respect hierarchy and navigate sociocultural norms.
  • Decide on the accuracy and appropriateness of language and the communications technology you use in a given context.
  • Adapt to wide-ranging standards. levels or ability and expectations from class to class, workplace to workplace.

Key Resources

To learn about critical thinking:

To learn about making decisions about the context of your communication:

To learn about the importance of using appropriate tone in your communication:

To learn about how to communicate your decision-making process:

To learn about how to ask quality questions to make decisions:

To learn about when and how to involve others in making decisions:

To access Live Supports to help you with making decisions: