This assignment is great for students to begin using communication skills with the world at large! I teach dual credit College Communication (students get credit for college if they earn a C or higher) in which students learn about verbal and nonverbal communication, conflict management, and public speaking. This assignment is a great way for students to learn how to analyze and assess someone else's verbal and nonverbal language. It's also a fun writing assignment - many of my students have written about being pleasantly surprised with people's reactions to compliments.
Students will use communication skills in order to compliment 5 strangers, analyze, and write about the experience. Students will write their assignment in APA style and cite information using research from the course textbook (you can also ask them to write in MLA or leave this part out). Rubric and common core standards included.