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Tuesday, 29 January 2013


1) Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different situation?
ANS: Without PACC, people would not understand what the other person is talking or writing about as the point would not be there.

2)If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view how would you convey your thoughts politely?
ANS: I would use a polite tone to tell them my thoughts.

3)What are the possible repercussion if tone and register are used wrongly?
ANS: The audience might not understand what the the person is writing or speaking about. Or the audience might find it weird or might be angry as the tone would make all of it sound fierce or offensive.


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

    2) If i oppose a certain view then I must let the whole class know in a polite manner. The register needs to be 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 the tone and register are used wrongly then the end result of the discussion may be disastrous. We need to keep in mind even though we may hold our different viewpoints from the rest of the classmates, we need to be respectful, polite yet firm. We cannot under any circumstances hurt or demean others ( in this case our friends). So, the discussion may end in a fight/quarrel which in turn will damage relationships.