Scottish 2nd Level Bitesize
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How is a report different from a recount?
A report isn't written in the order that things happen, a recount is.
A report is boring, a recount is interesting.
A report is made up of paragraphs, a recount isn't.
How long should the title of a report be?
What should happen in the first sentence?
The topic should be introduced with a statement
The topic should be introduced with a question
The topic should be introduced with a joke
Which of the following sentences is a fact?
Blue and green are lovely
Red is the best of all the colours
There are seven colours in the rainbow
Which of the following sentences might you find in a non-chronological report?
I wish there were more cake shops in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh is a great place to live.
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland.
Writing in paragraphs helps you to...
Use longer and more complicated words
Organise your writing more clearly, making it easier to read
Shorten your writing so there is less information
The first sentence of a new paragraph will usually be ...
Filled with difficult words
Long-winded and uninteresting
A summary of the information you will find in the paragraph
What should a picture always have with it?
How do sub-headings help the reader?
They help the reader by introducing adjectives.
They help the reader to skim and scan to quickly find the information they are looking for.
They help the reader by introducing the main characters.
What should you do when you've written your report?
Add extra words to make it longer