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Non-Chronological Reports. What Do You Already Know?. Purpose. TO INFORM GIVES FACTUAL INFORMATION ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC THE INFORMATION SHOULD BE EASY TO FIND AND UNDERSTAND. Examples. Non fiction book (e.g. geography) Letter Catalogue Information leaflet Magazine article

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Purpose

  • TO INFORM
  • GIVES FACTUAL INFORMATION ON A SPECIFIC TOPIC
  • THE INFORMATION SHOULD BE EASY TO FIND AND UNDERSTAND
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Examples

  • Non fiction book (e.g. geography)
  • Letter
  • Catalogue
  • Information leaflet
  • Magazine article
  • Topic based school project
  • Tourist guide book
  • Encyclopaedia entry
  • HISTORY – reports on historical figures
  • SCIENCE – characteristics and habitats of plants and animals
  • GEOGRAPHY – reports on different places and geographical features e.g. rivers, mountains
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Structure

  • The title of the report is the subject e.g. Roman Housing.
  • The first paragraph introduces the subject of the whole report.
  • New paragraphs are used for each fact or description, often with sub-headings.
  • It is NOT written in chronological order.
  • It is often written in continuous present tense (although historical reports are written in the past tense).
  • Ends with a paragraph summarising key points.
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Language Features

  • Present tense (except historical reports)
  • Third person
  • Formal tone
  • Subject-specific vocabulary
  • Each paragraph starts with a general statement and then goes on to give more detail
  • Describes
  • References information sources
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Other Features

  • Pictures
  • Diagrams
  • Tables
  • Charts
  • Graphs
  • Glossary
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