Nonverbal Miscommunication between Professors and Students

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Nonverbal miscommunication between professors and students can happen in many different ways, whether it’s nonverbal, verbal, or culturally. Miscommunication is a serious problem no matter who it’s between. When professors and students communicate nonverbally there can be many problems, and one may be misinterpreting what the other person may say or mean which can cause an issue for the two.

Emailing is the most common way to misunderstand what’s being said between professors and students since its being used so much now a days. “Dynamics of Email Communications among University Students throughout a Semester”, written by Shahadat Uddin states,

Email is considered as one of the most widely accepted computer-mediated communication tools among university students. Evidence from the present literature shows that students make a significant amount of their course-related communications (e.g. discuss a topic with peers) using this tool. (p.95)

Nonverbal miscommunication can occur anywhere and everywhere. The seriousness of this issue plays a role on everyone differently. It can be harmful to others, it just depends on the person and how it affects them. Nonverbal miscommunication affects everyone differently. Body language plays an important role in nonverbal miscommunication because you can say one thing and your body language shows the complete opposite. “Body Language: Silent Communicator at the Workplace”, written by Daisy N Kurien states,

The purpose of communication is further enriched when it succeeds in building a win-win situation for all. But just like every coin has two sides, it is interesting to note the powerful tool of communication and at the same time the nefarious role which creates misunderstanding, conflicts,...

... middle of paper ... a note pad with bullets of what you need to address to your professor or student beside you when writing an email can help in making sure you say what you want clearly.

Works Cited

Kurien, D. N. (2010). Body Language: Silent Communicator at the Workplace. IUP Journal Of Soft Skills, 4(1/2), 29-36.
Uddin, S., & Jacobson, M. J. (2013). Dynamics of Email Communications among University Students throughout a Semester. Computers & Education, volume 64 95-103.
Shalini Verma (2009), “Body Language in Interpersonal Communication”, BodyLanguage-Your Success Mantra, pp. 1-10, S. Chand & Co. Ltd., New Delhi.
Text Book (2007), “Introduction to Kinesics”, The Complete Manager, pp. 86-99, IUP, Hyderabad.
Tammy S Gregerson (2008), “Language Learning Beyond Words: Incorporating Body Language into Classroom Activities”, Understanding Body Language, pp. 51-67, IUP, Hyderabad.
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