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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Importance of PACC by Liying

1. Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
It is important to apply 'PACC' as there must be a purpose when you communicate with someone
Without a purpose, you will not know what you are talking about.

2. If a majority of your classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would convey your thoughts politely?
I would be calm and gentle instead of being angry and impatient. I would  say, "Are you sure this is correct? Let me share with you my view." 

3. What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?
If they were used wrongly, people may get the wrong idea and misunderstand you and have a bad impression of you.


  1. 1. It is important to apply PACC when communicating because the register (formal or 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 are unaware of the purpose, audience and context.

  2. 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 the least, we must listen to what the others have to say.

  3. 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, 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.