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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Importance of PACC By Ng Wei Jie ^^

1. Why is it important to apply ‘PACC’ when communicating in different social situations?

PACC is an instrument, like a calculator or a beaker to help us in many ways. PACC is for speeches and writing. It is so that you can understand what you are writing.

2. If a majority of my classmates hold a certain view about a controversial topic, which you hold an opposing view?

I would see why they chose that controversial topic, and then try to understand their views. But in both ways, I would try to inform them that they would need more then just one of them.

3. What are the possible repercussions if tone & register are used wrongly?

If they are used wrongly, if you are talking to a principal and accidentally make a mistake in them, you might accidentally seem that you are speaking to a long lost friend. The principal may even be offended. Oops.


  1. 1) It is important 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 comunicate 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 results 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 our 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 or a quarrel which in turn damage relationships.