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Directed Writing (points to keep in mind)

Discussion in 'Cambridge O Levels' started by abcde, May 7, 2011.

  1. abcde

    abcde

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    AOA every one!
    There are ten types of Directed Writing Tasks in our syllabus:
    1. Formal letter
    2. Informal letter
    3. General Report
    4. Newspaper Report
    5. Magazine/newspaper article
    6. Account
    7. Statement
    8. Leaflet
    9. Speech
    10. Covering letter
    The following applies for all of them:
    - Always follow formats
    - You are restricted for your expression: limited use of ornate vocabulary and absence of emotions.
    - 3 bullet points are given
    - The detail of each bullet point should have varied length
    - Also focus on the first and last part of the entire question
    - Identify the flexible and fixed information in a question. The flexible part gives writing variation and individuality.
    - Don't make a rough draft.
    - Bullets should not be developed into paras. Make your own paragraphing order.
    Hope this helped :D
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  3. VelaneDeBeaute

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    Thanx abcde....gr8 tips..!! :good: :Bravo:
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    Abcde, from what i've heard, a report and account have the same format?
    To
    From
    Date
    Subject ?
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    Can you tell me the formats of STATEMENT and COVERING LETTER?

    and also how to write them... please.
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    The format for covering letter is the same as that for a formal letter.
    Statements and accounts don't have formats.
    @Rafae: The format you've mentioned is for a general report. As far as I know, an account does not require a format.
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    Is TO OR FORM required anywhere?? I mean cant u just start directly with respected sir or in case of reports directly with a proper heading?? plzzzzzzzz elaborate...
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    Add it just to be on the safe side. The format might be a part of the task fulfillment.
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    In fact the format is a REQUIREMENT. The one for a general report goes like this:
    To: ....
    From: ......
    Subject: ....
    Date: ....

    Body with block format


    Signed off
    (your name) Name
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    Can u plz give a bit of an example... that on any particular topic of report wat is to be written in the to and from section??
    I am good in english mashALLAh but i dont want to loose marks on these small things :S
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    any one plz help with the format of a formal n informal letter
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    AOA!
    In class,we were asked to write a report on this question : "An unfortunate incident occurred on a school outing when an argument arose with the owner of a stall selling drinks by the wayside. As the senior student present, you have been asked to give the Principal a clear picture of what happened. Write your report with numbered paragraphs, with a title, the date and your signature."
    For this, you follow a format of the following kind:
    "(Headline)"
    To: the Principal
    From: (Your Name)
    Subject: Argument between owner of drink stall and a student.
    Date: 24th November 2010.

    Then start off with your (numbered) paragraphs.
    At the end mention your signature and below it your name again.

    I hope this helped. :)
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    can any1 tell me da link for specimen paper ov ENGLISH
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    plz tell that do we always have to follow this format in report????
    To:
    From:
    Subject:
    Date:


    and what abt account?
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    @abcde: Dude if u have studies the oxford progressive english 10, in dat book examiner comments are given and they havent given any comment on the address before the beginning of a letter... What they did consider was that the date shud be written in the first line of the letter/report if u dont write it than u loose marks...!!
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    Follow what you have been taught. I'll follow mine. :)

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