Writing a Report (Tips and Sample of Reports)

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Writing a Report (Tips and Sample of Reports)

  1. 1. DIFFERENT TYPES OF REPORTSSociety/School ReportReport to the PrincipalPolice ReportNews ReportBook Report
  2. 2. SPM 2004 - A REPORT TO THE PRINCIPAL &SPM 2009 - A REPORT TO THE PRINCIPALThe Report to the Principal This kind of report is a formal account of an incident which happened in school. The purpose is for the principal as to carry out an investigation and take action. Thus, the report is addressed to the school principal.
  3. 3. FORMATSuggested Format
  4. 4. STEP 1: THE FIRST PART IS AS FOLLOWS (JUST SUGGESTION, NO HARM TO FOLLOW):TO: __________________FROM: ________________SUBJECT: ______________DATE: ________________
  5. 5. STEP 2: ADDRESS THE RECEIVER, WRITE DOWN THE NAME OF PRINCIPAL AND THE SCHOOL AS WELL.
  6. 6. STEP 3: NEXT LINE, WRITE DOWN THE NAME OF THE SENDER
  7. 7. STEP 4: NEXT TWO LINES, THE SUBJECT AND DATE OF THE REPORT.
  8. 8. STEP 5: WRITE YOUR REPORT IN SECTIONS OR PARAGRAPHS.
  9. 9. STEP 6: IT IS MOSTLY WRITTEN IN PAST TENSE. DO REMEMBER THAT, YOU ARE REPORTING.
  10. 10. STEP 7: END YOUR REPORT WITH A CLEAR ENDING, BY MAKING AN INFERENCE/ SUGGESTION.
  11. 11. STEP 8: LASTLY, SIGN YOUR REPORT ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. YOU MAY INCLUDE YOUR POST IF YOU HAVE ONE.
  12. 12. PAST YEAR QUESTIONS - SPM 2009Section A: Directed Writing Many of your schoolmates are not interested in sports. You have carried out a survey on the reasons for their lack of interest. Based on your findings, write a report to the Principal regarding the matter. In your report, give reasons for the lack of interest in sports and provide suggestions to overcome the problem.
  13. 13. USE THE FOLLOWING NOTES TO WRITE YOURREPORT. REASONS Parents FacilitiesStudents Emphasis on academic performance insufficient spots equipment attitude Tuition classes poor condition – field, courts lack of time SuggestionsStress importance Organize more Improve facilities of sports competitive Dialogue with parents Employ qualified trainers Offer attractive prizes When writing the report, you must: - Address your report to the principal - Provide a title - Include your name - Use all the notes given
  14. 14. SUGGESTED ANSWER
  15. 15. BYE… THAT’S ALL FOR OUR REPORT TODAY.SEE YOU AGAIN SOON! With love always… Yours, Po Po Tun

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