Notes On Article Vs Report, Article - Format and Sample - CBSE Class 10 English Writing Skills
                                                                      ARTICLE WRITING

An article is an expression of one’s thought on an issue or a subject logically and coherently written in meaningful paragraphs.Writing an article is a challenging task. It needs creativity, good vocabulary, good knowledge of the subject and skill to organize ideas.

Purpose
To focus on themes like social concern, narrating an event, description of a place, etc.

                                                                          Format

  • Heading/Title- must be catchy and sharp

  • By- name of the author

  • Body

I Para:              Introduction -Start with a slogan, a question, an amazing fact, figure or statement.

II/III Para:         Content -Causes, effects, present state of affairs, etc.

IV Para:            Conclusion -Draw solutions and conclusions


POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Give a title that catches the attention of the reader.
  • Begin with a striking opening sentence which addresses the readers and gets them interested in the topic.
  • Present a strong argument for your ideas supporting it with evidences or elaboration.
  • Use linking devices (however, therefore, although, even though, in order to…) to make the composition appear a whole.
  • Introduce a new point at the beginning of an each paragraph that follows, to strengthen your ideas.
  • Develop your ideas as much as you can to make them interesting and substantial.
  • Conclude with your strongest point.
  • Use passive voice, humor, emotive language, rhetorical questions to provide a specific effect.


                                                                                            REPORT WRITING

A report is a brief account of an event that has already taken place. A Report helps in recording events of importance that occurs in our day to day life. A report attempts to present the first hand information of an incident or event. A report of an event presents a record of events that took place. A report on an event includes one’s ideas, opinions and impressions on the event.



POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Mention the place, date, time and other relevant facts about the event.
  • Include information collected from people around or affected by the event.
  • Write the name of the reporter.
  • Provide a suitable title/heading.
  • Write in past tense.
  • Write in reported speech and use passive form of expression.
  • Develop ideas (causes, reasons, consequences, opinions) logically.
  • Write in a less formal and more descriptive manner while writing a report for a school magazine.
  • Present your ideas and impressions to make the report interesting.   
                                             

                                              Format  
                                     REPORT WRITING

                                                Tittle
                                                         By-------------


     Date;
                                           

                                              CONTENT

Summary

                                                                      ARTICLE WRITING

An article is an expression of one’s thought on an issue or a subject logically and coherently written in meaningful paragraphs.Writing an article is a challenging task. It needs creativity, good vocabulary, good knowledge of the subject and skill to organize ideas.

Purpose
To focus on themes like social concern, narrating an event, description of a place, etc.

                                                                          Format

  • Heading/Title- must be catchy and sharp

  • By- name of the author

  • Body

I Para:              Introduction -Start with a slogan, a question, an amazing fact, figure or statement.

II/III Para:         Content -Causes, effects, present state of affairs, etc.

IV Para:            Conclusion -Draw solutions and conclusions


POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Give a title that catches the attention of the reader.
  • Begin with a striking opening sentence which addresses the readers and gets them interested in the topic.
  • Present a strong argument for your ideas supporting it with evidences or elaboration.
  • Use linking devices (however, therefore, although, even though, in order to…) to make the composition appear a whole.
  • Introduce a new point at the beginning of an each paragraph that follows, to strengthen your ideas.
  • Develop your ideas as much as you can to make them interesting and substantial.
  • Conclude with your strongest point.
  • Use passive voice, humor, emotive language, rhetorical questions to provide a specific effect.


                                                                                            REPORT WRITING

A report is a brief account of an event that has already taken place. A Report helps in recording events of importance that occurs in our day to day life. A report attempts to present the first hand information of an incident or event. A report of an event presents a record of events that took place. A report on an event includes one’s ideas, opinions and impressions on the event.



POINTS TO REMEMBER

  • Mention the place, date, time and other relevant facts about the event.
  • Include information collected from people around or affected by the event.
  • Write the name of the reporter.
  • Provide a suitable title/heading.
  • Write in past tense.
  • Write in reported speech and use passive form of expression.
  • Develop ideas (causes, reasons, consequences, opinions) logically.
  • Write in a less formal and more descriptive manner while writing a report for a school magazine.
  • Present your ideas and impressions to make the report interesting.   
                                             

                                              Format  
                                     REPORT WRITING

                                                Tittle
                                                         By-------------


     Date;
                                           

                                              CONTENT
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