Tuesday, 29 January 2013

PACC Questions

1)Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
Ans:The P in PACC means purpose.The A stands for Audience.C stands for context/culture and C stands for content.We must ask these questions to ourselves when having conversations.Who are the audience(Audience)?What is the purpose of this conversation(Purpose)?Why are we stating the purpose(context)?What is the content in the conversation(Content)?In purpose there is tone,It determines how you convey the message.From Audience there is register.In register there is formal and informal.
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?
Consider the Tone in the purpose.Also consider the register in the Audience.I would consider saying it formally(Its from register) as it is not so rude as saying it informally.I would now consider the Tone.I would say it in a welcoming
manner so that they would not get offended.
3)What are the possible repercussion if the tone and register were used wrongly?
People may get offended and it may or may not be the polite way of conveying a message.Like for example,you are supposed to send condolences to a victim's family,the tone should be sad and not be happy

1 comment:

  1. Ans 1)It is important to apply PACC 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.
    Ans 2)If I oppose a certain view then I must let a the class know in a polite manner.The register needs to be formal and tone should polite and respectful and not offending or demeaning.For content,phrases like,"I beg to differ","In my humble opinion",etc.
    Ans 3)If tone and register are used wrongly then the end result of the conversation will be disastrous.We need to keep in mind that even though we hold a different opinion,we need to be polite yet firm.We cannot hurt or demean others, in this case our friends.This in turn will damage relationships.