Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Questions on PACC (300113)

1) Why is it important to apply PACC when communicating in different social situations?

PACC helps you to identify suitable tones to use when speaking as you can extract the purpose of the conversation and identify the type of audience you are communicating with. It also helps you to identify when you should speak politely (formal) with a person or speak like a casual chat (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?

Since the purpose is to let my classmates, who are the audience, know about my thoughts about the controversial topic, I can choose to speak informally but also with a polite tone to let them know about what I feel about the topic. I can start with "From my perspective, I feel that....."

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

If the tone and register were used wrongly, for example, when a supposedly formal speech turns out in informal language, the audience that will be listening to the speech would feel that this matter is not taken into account by the speaker and may think that the speaker is not serious about the matter.

Another example is when you talk to a friend using formal language. If it happened to me, I would feel very weird as that was supposed to be a casual conversation and the person should be using a light and casual tone.


1 comment:

  1. Answers:

    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 should be polite, respectful and not offending or demeaning. 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.