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1 ReportsReports

2 A report describes what things are like (or what things were like). They are not in time order (non- chronological).

3 Types of report writing Catalogue Information leaflet Magazine article Non-fiction book Encyclopedia entry Tourist guide book Topic based school project Letters

4 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.

5 Topic Information organised into categories Each spider leg will give you one paragraph or sub- heading

6 Comparative report Simple comparison When you have made your grid write a paragraph about each point of comparison categories 1 2 3

7 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

8 What is the purpose of a report? To organise and write the facts so that they are easy to find and understand.

9 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.

10 Points to remember Read it back to make sure it makes sense Improve wherever possible Check your work with a friend


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