2A report describes what things are like (or what things were like). They are not in time order (non-chronological).
3Types of report writing LettersCatalogueTopic based school projectInformation leafletTourist guide bookMagazine articleEncyclopedia entryNon-fiction book
4Report organisation Simple report You can add more detail if necessary later on.Introduction should include who, what, when and where.Paragraph or Section 1Paragraph or Section2Add more paragraphs or sections if you need to.
5Each ‘spider leg’ will give you one paragraph or sub-heading TopicInformationorganised intocategoriesEach ‘spider leg’ will give youone paragraph or sub-heading
6Comparative report Simple comparison When you have made your grid write a paragraph about each point of comparisoncategories123
7Language features in reports Present tense (except historical reports)‘General’ nounsWritten in the third personFactual descriptionTechnical words and phrasesOften uses formal, impersonal language
8What is the purpose of a report? To organise and write the facts so that they are easy to find and understand.
9Planning a reportMake a note of what you know – find out more detail if you need to.Organise the information into categories.Make a spider diagram.
10Points to remember Read it back to make sure it makes sense Improve wherever possibleCheck your work with a friend