UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2011/2012
YEAR 1 EXAMINATION FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
BIT 1104 BUSINESS COMUNIATION SKILLS
DATE: APRIL 2012 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One and Any other Two Questions
a) Show five flows of information within an organization using any relevant examples. (5 Marks)
b) Illustrate and explain the stages of the communication process. (10Marks)
c) Explain the roles of the Chairperson in a meeting. (5Marks)
Write a paraphrase of the following paragraph.
“Since the middle of this century, women around the world have been seeking greater independence
and recognition. No longer content with their traditional roles as housewives and mothers, women have
joined together to create the women’s liberation movement. While the forces behind this international
movement vary from culture to culture and from individual to individual, the basic causes in the
United States can be traced to three events: the development of effective birth control methods, the
invention of labour -saving devices for the home, and the advent of World War 11.”
Oshima, A. & Hogue, A. (1991). Writing academic English. New York: Pearson Education.
liberation – to be free, to have freedom
vary – to change
devices – equipment
advent – beginning
content – to be happy, satisfied
recognition – to be noticed, identified
equate – to treat as equal, to believe they are the same
assume – to believe
inherent – a quality you are born with, a natural ability
a) What reasons may cause an interviewing committee to be pick the wrong candidate for a job?
b) Define at least five forms of nonverbal communication and show at least an example of effective
use of each in the workplace. (10Marks)
c) Show the advantages of using visuals while giving a talk. (5Marks)
a) Explain the relevance of the parts of a short formal report: (10Marks)
b) Write an informative memo to all students on the barriers of listening. (10Marks)
a) Write an essay on the positive and negative effects of the use of IT in an institution of higher
b) i) Give any three examples of methods that can be used in Public Relations communication.
ii) Also explain any three contexts which may require the use of a press release in an institution of
higher learning. (3Marks)
c) Explain two advantages and disadvantages of the notice as a means of communication. (4Marks)
a) Explain the following terms and their relevance to academic study.
b) Explain personal qualities a speaker should observe when giving a talk (5Marks)
c) Explain the following forms of communication.
i) Social communication
ii) Organizational communication
v) graphical communication