Interpersonal communication

 Relationships do not succeed or fail at random – indeed, the relationships literature is home to decades of research about what makes relationships successful. For this assignment, you will participate in an in-class library workshop at the Downtown Campus Library and work in small groups to identify THREE elements of interpersonal communication that make relationships succeed. You must participate in the library workshop in order to complete this assignment. You will then write an individual paper where you present an argument for what makes relationships work using your group’s research as support. The goal of this assignment is for you to learn how to find, evaluate, and synthesize scholarly research. It will also allow you to take a more in-depth look at concepts that we have been (or will be) covering in class. As part of the library workshop, you will work in small groups to locate at least FIVE academic sources (i.e., journal articles and book chapters) about interpersonal communication and relationships. Your textbook and class readings do NOT count as sources. You will use these sources to identify THREE aspects of interpersonal communication that you think make relationships succeed. Your paper will be written individually and should be based on your group’s research. In your paper, answer the following questions: • Identify what makes relationships successful. What are three aspects of interpersonal communication that make relationships succeed? What makes you think these three aspects contribute to success? • Provide support from the relationships literature. How does your group’s research support your claims? You should cite at least five academic sources as evidence for your argument about what makes relationships succeed. Formatting • The library workshop is mandatory. • Your paper should be 2-4 pages. • Written in essay format with an introduction, body, and conclusion. • Typed, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins. • Include a list of all references using APA format (NOT counted as part of the page requirement). • Grammar, spelling, and punctuation count.