Tuesday, 29 January 2013


  1. Why is it important to apply ‘PACC’ when communicating in different social situations?
  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?
  3. What are the possible repercussions if the tone & register were used wrongly?

        Qn 1.:  It is to ensure that our ideas are not misunderstood by the other party. It is also to ensure a proper tone when communicating with the other party while conveying the proper message.
        Qn 2.:I would listen to their views, then compare their views with mine, then share what is different in my views as compared to theirs and discuss which view is more relevant/reliable.
        Qn 3.: Arguments may occur or the other party may misunderstand. 

1 comment:

  1. 1) It is important to apply 'PACC' because the register (formal/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 my tone should be polite, respectful, not offending or demeaning(look down on somebody/sth) For content, phrases like I beg to differ, in my humble opinion, etc. may be used.
    3) If tone and register are used wrongly, then the end result of the discussion 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.