Presentation on theme: "ReportsReports. A report describes what things are like (or what things were like). They are not in time order (non- chronological)."— Presentation transcript:
A report describes what things are like (or what things were like). They are not in time order (non- chronological).
Types of report writing Catalogue Information leaflet Magazine article Non-fiction book Encyclopedia entry Tourist guide book Topic based school project Letters
Report organisation Simple report You can add more detail if necessary later on. Introduction should include who, what, when and where. Paragraph or Section 1 Paragraph or Section2 Add more paragraphs or sections if you need to.
Topic Information organised into categories Each spider leg will give you one paragraph or sub- heading
Comparative report Simple comparison When you have made your grid write a paragraph about each point of comparison categories 1 2 3
Language features in reports Present tense (except historical reports) General nouns Written in the third person Factual description Technical words and phrases Often uses formal, impersonal language
What is the purpose of a report? To organise and write the facts so that they are easy to find and understand.
Planning a report Make a note of what you know – find out more detail if you need to. Organise the information into categories. Make a spider diagram.
Points to remember Read it back to make sure it makes sense Improve wherever possible Check your work with a friend