A REPORT CAN BE WRITTEN FOR A NEWSPAPER OR
A MAGAZINE. IN A REPORT AN EVENT, WHICH CAN
BE A PLANNED ONE, AN ACCIDENT OR A NATURAL
CALAMITY, IS REPORTED.
- Fire in a
1. Classification of report -
2. School based activities
4. Factual description on any object, place or person.
3. Social organization and its activities.
5. Process writing.
ESSENTIALS OF WRITING REPORT -
Appropriate form of language.
Past passive and past tense should be used while
Logical development of ideas.
Factual description and process writing should be in
Report should be brief and clear.
It should have a title,date,place of origin,time and name
of the reporter.
GUIDELINES FOR WRITING AN EFFECTIVE
Give a suitable attention heading (preferably in passive
Under the heading write the reporter’s name/Designation
Write the date and name of the city if you are writing the
report for a newspaper. Begin with – when , what
happened , where
Next give details of the event. Also quote a statement
made by any witness.
Conclude with the reaction of the
Remember to use the correct tense. For an event that is already over, use
the past/past perfect tense. For an event which is still continuing use the
present continuous tense. For situations expected in the future use the
Catchy headlines-expansion of headlines in the first
sentence itself is highlighting what/when/where.
Give reasons, if any.
Details in brief.
Casualties damage etc. (if any)
Action taken, relief measures. (if any)
B) CULTURAL/SPORTS EVENTS -
Chief guest/special invitees.
Objectives and main highlights of the programme.
Message by the chief guest.
Vote of thanks.
Over all response.
Date , Venue, time.
Name of the competition level , topic etc.
Chief Guest, judge etc.
Highlights related to performances, result etc.
Special remarks, if any.
Vote of thanks.
What, by whom, For whom.
Date, Venue, Duration.
Guest speaker, panel of experts.
Chief Guest, invitees.
Aids used - audio-visual, charts, documentary, films etc.
Literary or field activities, if any.
Interactive session including question – answers.
Over all effect.
Duration/Venue, Places covered.
Any display/educational material used. e.g.
Placard, Banner, Pamphlet etc.
Over all success.
F) CAMP/VISIT/EXHIBITION -
Organizer, sponser (if any)
Duration, date etc.
No. of persons/visitors etc.
a) Theme of exhibition, type –
b) Places of sight seeing, food, scenic beauty
c) Purpose of nature of camp, activities.
Over all your own response.