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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Importance of PACC

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

It is important as different situations require different tones and registers. If the wrong tone or register is used, you might appear rude or mad.

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?

Sorry, but I don't agree with your view, I think that...is correct.
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3. What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly?

You might appear rude or mad and the other person would not want to talk to you.

1 comment:

  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 or register if we are unaware of the purpose, audience or context.

    2. If I oppose a certain view then I must let he whole class know in a polite manner. The regis ter needs to be formal and tone should bef irm yet respectful (and not offensive 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 he 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 n 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 circumstance hurt or demean others (in this case our friends) so, the discussion may end in a fight/quarrel which in turn will damage relationships.

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