Tuesday, 29 January 2013


1) Why is it important to apply 'PACC' when communicating in different social situations?
Answer: Using ‘PACC” when communicating is important as it helps to enhance your sentence through different tones and the words you use. Eg: If you are happy and talking to a friend, your register would be informal (using an informal way of speaking and an informal choice of words) and your tone would be either cheerful or sad (depending on the situation).

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?
Answer: I would stand up and try to talk to them about my view using formal language and a formal way of speaking to them and try to make them consider how it makes sense.

3) What are the possible repercussions if the tone and register were used wrongly?
Answer: Using the example in the above question, if I use informal language and an informal way of speaking, my classmates will not listen and if my idea would work, it would be wasted.

1 comment:

  1. 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.
    2) If I oppose a certain view then I must let the class know in a polite manner. The register needs to be formal and tone needs to be polite, respectful and not offending or demeaning. For content, phrases like "I beg to differ, in my humble opinion, etc."
    3)If tone and register are used wrongly, then the end result of the the discussion would 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.