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Notice Things to remember 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Write in box. Write the name of the issuing institution.( top centre of the box). Notice below it.(centre) Suitable title below it.(centre) Date on left top. Matter in 50 words only. a) b) c) avoid personal pronouns. use formal language clear and to the point. must answer the questions what?,where?, when? And description where ever necessary.
Things to remember: 1. 2. 3. 4. All classified advertisements are written in box. Language is simple and lucid. Written in short phrase and words. Word economy to be maintained.
Value points for different advertisements: To-Let i. ii. Begin with- available on rent/require for rent Matter contains: location, size, other facilities ,rent, contact
House i. ii. i. ii. Begin with- for sale Matter contains: location, size, salient features, cost, contact Begin with- for sale Matter contains: name of the article, model no./brand, condition, special features if any, cost, contact Begin with- wanted/ required Matter contains: name of the post, eligibility/qualification, experience, job responsibility, emoluments(salary), contact Begin with- available/package available Matter contains: name of the agency, destinations, duration, cost, boarding and lodging, special attraction, contact. Begin with- required bride/ bridegroom Age, height, complexion qualification, employment, details, Details of bride and bridegroom both are given in the same adv. If bride required details of groom is given first and details of the requirements in the prospective bride follows and vice-a-versa Begin with- lost/ found Matter contains: item specified , colour, size, texture and other physical appearance details, place and time, contact, reward. Begin with- name of the institution Matter contains: name, courses offered , eligibility, features, scope, registration details, addresss.
Situation vacant/wanted i. ii.
Travel i. ii.
Matrimonial i. ii. iii. iv.
Lost and found i. ii.
Educational i. ii.
Commercial Things to remember 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. It is for commercial purpose, costing on the basis of space occupied. It should have clear lucid language, Use phrases, catchy slogans, jingles, witty attractive expressions. Must have visual attractive, self explanatory. Use different varieties of fonts. Name of the organization, company, institution, shop etc. Features or details briefly in phrases or as jingles etc. Special attractions, discounts etc. Address of the organization, company, institution, shop etc.
Poster Things to remember 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. Create the poster in a box. Give a suitable title, jingle or phrase. Make it catchy attractive with visual. Use simple drawings, sketches, match stick drawings etc. Use suitable lucid, simple language. Central idea, theme of the poster. Details related to the theme date, time, venue where required. Name of the issuing authority.
Invitation Things to remember 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. There is formal and informal invitation. Formal is made to invite lot of people copies of same invitation sent individually. Informal inviting a specific person individually through personal correspondence. Sentence is in third person in a formal invitation and first person in an informal invitation. Formal is drafted in a box, while informal in a letter format. Content includes who is inviting whom why where and when. Include the name of the guest of honour where necessary. Include the address, and phone number of the host.
Reply to invitation Formal/ Informal 1. 2. 3. 4. Acknowledge and thank Mention acceptance or decline. Use simple, warm language Use clear and specific words.
News report writing Things to remember 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Give a suitable heading / headline By line below it. A news report must begin with date and place of origin of news. Written in past tense except spot reporting where present tense may be used. Must contain all relevant details answering what, where, when, how and who. Facts to be presented in a systematic and logical order. Language simple and lucid. Expression should be objective i.e. no self opinions, suggestions etc. Factual description Things to remember 1. 2. Give a suitable heading. Factual description of event would be in past tense while of place, person, thing or process is in simple present. Facts to be presented in a systematic and logical order. Must contain all relevant details answering what, where, when, how and who in case of event. In case of a person who, physical details like height, complexion, age etc. and traits of the person. In case of a place, name, location, dimension, ambience, physical appearance, special features.
Value points 1. 2. 3. 4.
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In case of a thing name, dimension, colour, brand, model, special features etc. In case of a process material required/ ingredients, step wise description or procedure is to be given. Language simple and lucid. Expression should be objective i.e. no self opinions or suggestions. Letter writing
Things to remember 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Follow the prescribed formal letter format for all the type letters given below. Senders address followed by date, then receivers name and address, salutation and then subject all along the left margin. Then comes the content, max. word limit for which is 150 words. The body is normally divided into introduction, main issue, and conclusion. In the end complimentary close that has the name and designation of the writer. Letter of enquiry Value points 1. 2. 3. Begin with self introduction and reference say advertisement. In case of course Main content has queries about name of the course, eligibility, duration, scope, job prospects, fee structure, and of admission. In case of tour or travel destination, your requirement, facilities they provide. Placing order Value points 1. 2. Begin with self introduction or reference to adv. or previous transaction. Give details of material required in the form of tabular column as follows: S.No. 3. 4. Item Description Quantity
Give the details of mode of payment , dispatch, expected time etc. ask for a prompt and safe delivery in the conclusion in polite but firm words. Complaint of defect of article
Value points 1. 2. 3. In the introduction name of the product, date and place of purchase. In the content state the model, other details and nature of defect. Conclude with the expected action and a polite request for prompt action Complaint to official Value points 1. 2. 3. State the issue to be resolved in the introduction. Write the cause and effect or impact of the issue. Next convey your suggestions and expected solution.
Conclude with a polite request to resolve at the earliest. Letter to editor
Value points 1. 2. 3. 4. The letter begins with self introduction ,and request to publish your views and stating the issue in the first paragraph. Cause of the issue and its consequence/effect/ impact in the 2nd para. Suggestions or opinion in the last para. Organize the content logically and coherently. Job application and bio-data Value points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Begin the application with reference to the source of information. Specify the post applied for . Your objective of applying. End courteously by conveying your hope to be selected. Bio-data must contain name, DOB, fathers name, qualification in tabular form, experience, languages known, salary expected, and reference. ARTICLE Things to remember 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Write a suitable title for the article. Followed by byline. The content of the article is divided into 3 to 4 paragraphs. In the first para introduce the issue next cause and its impacts and in the next solutions and suggestions and end with a suitable conclusion. Word limit is about 200 words.
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