Ten Components of Effective Listening

Nichols, Ralph G.
January 1955
Education;Jan1955, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p292
Academic Journal
The article discusses the components of effective listening. The first component is previous experience with difficult material. The second component concerns the interest in the topic. The third component is the adjustment made by the listener to the speaker. The fourth component is determined by the physical condition and energy level of the learner. The fifth component is the ability of the listener to adjust to the abnormal listening situation. The sixth is the adjustment of the listener to emotion-laden words. The seventh component is the adjustment to emotion-arousing points. The eight component of effective listening is the recognition of central ideas. The ninth component is skill in the utilization of notes. The last is the concentration in the immediate listening situation.


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