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Everyday English Skills

Writing

Tutor marked assignment Name:


Estimated time: 30 minutes Date:

What interests you?

T Task

Time for your report

You are studying part-time at college and your tutor has asked you to write a short report of
between 300 and 400 words on a subject that interests you. You need to:

 think about who your audience might be


 put together an outline so that you know what you are going to write about
 organise the report into sections
 avoid jargon and if you use any technical terms explain them
 keep your sentence length down to an average of 15 to 20 words
 check your work once you have finished to make sure it makes sense.

1. Use the ‘Report’ space at the end of this assignment to type your report. It should:

 meet the needs of the reader by answering any questions in their minds
 be aimed at the right level for the audience in terms of how much knowledge they have
of the subject
 have a clear and logical structure and sign-posting to show where ideas are leading
 not make assumptions about the reader’s understanding
 be written in good English, with the correct use of grammar, punctuation and spelling.

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What interests you?

This is a tutor-marked assignment. Have a word with your tutor to agree the best way to pass
on your completed work for marking.

You can use the ‘Notes’ space below to plan what you are going to write. For example, you might
want to:

 define the purpose of the report


 write down questions you need to answer
 make a note of the information you know or have found out about the subject.

Notes

Type your notes in the space below.

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What interests you?

Report

Now use the space below to type your report.

Please tell your tutor that you have completed this assignment.

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