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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The 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 because we address different people differently and what we say is affected by that.

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 you thoughts politely?
I would not speak with an angry, impatient tone but with a formal and polite tone to explain my perspective after they explain theirs'.

3. What are the possible repercussions if tone and register are used wrongly.
People may misunderstand other people who use tone a register wrongly, for example, using a sad tone when you are actually happy, or talking to a principal with an informal tone.  

1 comment:

  1. Ms Esha's answers
    1. It is important to apply P.A.C.C 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. 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. 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 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.