A table can be useful if you’re writing a piece that covers different points of view, eg in an article where you explore both sides of an argument.
Write a feature article for a newspaper in which you explore the pros and cons of going to music festival.
|Explain what a festival is – refer to Glastonbury, Download and V||Fun, sociable – time with friends||Expensive – too much for teens||Conclude that festivals are worth it||Check spelling – include sophisticated vocabulary|
|Opportunity to relax – especially after stress of exams||Dangerous – big and scary – too many people – alcohol||Include range of punctuation|
|Introduction to new music||Have to camp – smelly, uncomfortable|
|10 minutes||10 minutes||10 minutes||5 minutes||5 minutes|
Note how the writer of this plan has allocated a specific time for each section, and has also included a reminder to leave time to proofread their writing.