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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Importance Of P.A.C.C

1. Why is it important to apply 'P.A.C.C' when communicating in different social situations?

-It is important to apply 'P.A.C.C' when communicating because different social situations need a different approach.
-For example, if you use an informal tone when talking to your boss, it might not be very polite. And you might lose your job.
-Or another example, if you always use formal speech in instant messaging, it may take a very long time for you to reply and you might inconvenience the person you are holding your conversation with, which is not good at all.

2. If a majority of of your classmates hold a certain point of view about a controversial topic, while you hold an opposing view, how would you convey your thoughts politely?

-I would use a formal tone to convey my thoughts politely.
-For example, if that controversial topic is about religion, I would HAVE to use a polite tone to convey my opinions because religion is a delicate subject, and should be handled in such a way that it should not offend other people.

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

-As stated above, some of the several possible repercussions are:
-Other people taking offense from your views about religion.

-Your boss at work will not be pleased with you.
-Speaking formally at the wrong time may also annoy other people and inconvenience them. 

1 comment:

  1. Answer:

    It is important to apply P.A.C.C when communicating as 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 and Context.
    If I appose a certain view, then I must let the whole class know politely. The Register needs to be formal and the Tone must be firm yet respectful (and not offending or demeaning). For Content, phrases like ‘I beg to differ’, ‘In my humble opinion’ e.t.c may be used. Proper reasons must also be provided. Last but not the least, we also listen to what others have to say.
    If Tone and Register are used wrongly, the end result of the discussion may be disastrous. We need to keep in mind that even though we may hold a different view point 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.