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1 Features of Report Genre writing RecountInterviewNewspaper ReportInterviewBook ReviewSport’s ReviewBalanced ReportUseful WebsitesInformation WritingPower of Persuasion
2 Writing a Recount Present the events in chronological order. Use time connectives like – First, Next, Then, Shortly after, Later and FinallyYou should write in the past tense.Write from your point of view – using the pronoun “I” or if you were with yourclass or friends “we”.Draw a time-line to help you order the events experienced.Give the reader a title that tells the reader what it is about.Break the text into paragraphs to make it easier to read.Start a sentence that sets the scene.Try to include some unusual facts to keep your reader interested.After retelling the events, end with a closing statement.Do not forget to link your paragraphs with words/ideas or phrases.Check it through to make sure you have met all your targets and all the featuresare present.
3 Writing a Newspaper Report Newspaper reports have to grab the reader’s attention. They need to have a punchyHeadline and a gripping first few lines. Also, they must be exciting and make thereader read on..The headline is set in large type and consists of a few words only – just enough toCatch the reader’s eye – you could use alliteration to create interest.The introduction is one or two sentences long and says what the article is about.The paragraphs are arranged under subheadings.The text is broken into short paragraphs.Follow short sentences with longer ones and use active verbs not passive ones.Introduce different pints of view by using quotes from the people involved.Use subheadingsBreak up your story with illustrations – either photos or drawings – andInformative captions.Check it through to make sure you have met all your targets and allthe features are present.
4 Writing a Book ReviewA review is a report in which you give your opinion. How you write will dependon whether you are reviewing a fiction book.Always start with the title of the bookPut the name of the book, the author and the illustrator at the top.Mention your favourite characters (who are they?)Say what you liked about the story.What do you think of the illustrations.Don’t give away the ending. If your review has been successful, the readerWill want to find out for themselves.To write a non-fiction book review you write a summary of the contents.Put the name of the book, the author and the photographer at the top.Say what the book is about and how the contents are organised.Describe photos, charts and diagrams.What did you like about the book and did it have any special features.Check it through to make sure you have met all your targets and all the featuresare present.
5 Writing an InterviewAn interview is a meeting with someone to ask them questions.Write down questions on a notepad to fill in the answers to them when you haveinterviewed your client.Take notes when you’re writing down what your interviewee says or use ICT torecord the interview.Use initials to indicate who is speaking.Begin a new line for each speaker.Make sure you ask interesting questions and this will enable the interviewee togive you interesting replies.Check it through to make sure you have met all your targets and all the featuresare present.
6 Balanced ReportA balanced report presents both sides of an argument and is usually madeup of facts or a mix of fact and opinion. You must make sure you show thereare two sides to an argument and give the reader all the information to makeup their own mind. It must contain true facts and not made-up ones. Perhapsyou may wish to conduct a survey or questionnaire.Begin with an opening statement to tell the reader what the report is about.Use bullet points for each new argument (this will make it easier to read).Use impersonal language and the present tense.List ‘for’ and ‘against’ arguments in separate columns.Write a point in favour of the argument followed by one against.End your report with a statement summing up both arguments or stating whichargument you agree with.Check it through to make sure you have met all your targets and all the featuresare present.
7 Writing a Sport’s Review Keep sentences short and avoid explanatory clauses.Use an active voice – a passive voice will slow down your writing.Use metaphors and similes to build up the mood.Use adjectives for impact.Use powerful verbs.Organise your writing into short paragraphs to make it easier toread and hold the reader’s interest.Use a subheading to introduce a new idea.Use quotes from competitors and spectators to back up your statement.Check it through to make sure you have met all your targets and all the featuresare present.
8 Power of PersuasionWriting that tries to persuade the reader to agree with what is beingsaid is known as exaggerated writing. It is biased – it puts forward onlyOne point of view. It can be used in advertisement posters, brochures andyou need to make it as eye-catching as you can to grab the reader’s attention.Use large and striking pictures.Vary the font size of your text.Write in the present tense to make it sound immediate and urgent.Use positive language that makes the reader think life will be improved.Here are some examples of adjectives to use: wonderful, superb, fantastic,Outstanding, idyllic, coolest, magnificent and one in a million.Back it up with the stamp of approval of so-called experts and use technicalor scientific words that sound authoritative.Check it through to make sure you have met all your targets and all the featuresare present.
9 Information WritingFind out about your chosen subject by researching your topic using booksand the internet. Organise your writing into sections so that all yourInformation is grouped.Start with general information.Use adjectives to describe what you are writing about.Use technical words.Use subheadings to divide up the text.Pick out interesting pieces of factual information and place it in a boxoutside the text if required.Illustrate your text with photos, diagrams, drawings or labelled diagrams.Write a caption underneath each illustration.Check it through to make sure you have met all your targets and all the featuresare present.