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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Importance of PACC by Nikisha ^-^

1) Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
Ans: We have to speak more formally if, for example, we are talking to someone of a higher status than you as compared to when speaking to our friends or parents. This is just an example of using 'PACC' in our everyday lives. We have to adjust the way we speak according to what the context/situation is and who we are speaking to.

2) If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you coney your thoughts politely?
Ans: Scream at them. Just kidding :P I would apply 'PACC' by not raising my voice and by using a select choice of words.

3) What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?
Ans: Others might get confused or get the wrong message, for example, they might think you are happy that your grandfather passed away.



1 comment:

  1. Correct Answer:

    1. It is important to apply PACC when communicating because register (formal/informal) will depend on the audience. Tone depend on purpose and context so, we will not be able to communicate effectively using the right tone and register. If we are unsure of the purpose, audience and context.

    2. If I opposed a certain view then I must let the whole class know in a polite manner. The register needs tobe formal and tone should be firm yet respectful and not offending or demeaning. For content, phrases like "I beg to differ", "In my humble opinion", etc. may be used. Proper reasons should be provided. Last but not least, we must listen to what the others have to say.

    3. If tone and register are used wrongly, then the end result of the discussion may be disastrous. We need to keep in mind that even though we may hold a different viewpoint from the rest of the classmates, we need to be respectful and polite yet firm. We cannot, under any circumstances, hurt or demean others. (In this case, our friends). So the discussion but result in a fight/quarrel which will break relationships.

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