Sunday, May 11, 2014

Writing a Report - Question 1 Sample (Muet Writing)

Writing a Report - Question 1 (Muet Writing)

Based on the tables below, write a report on the 2010 and 2011 State Spelling Challenge Prizes and the number of participants in the 2010 and 2011 Competition. You are to link the information given. Your report must be 150 – 200 words.

Table 1: State Spelling Challenge Prizes (2010-2011)
Prize
State Spelling Challenge
2010
2011
Primary School
Secondary School
Primary School
Secondary School
1st Prize
RM2,000
RM3,000
RM3,000
RM5,000
2nd Prize
RM1,500
RM2,500
RM2,000
RM4,000
3rd Prize
RM1,000
RM2,000
RM1,000
RM3,000
Overall Best Individual
RM500
RM500
RM500
RM800
Overall Best Group
RM1,300
RM1,800
RM2,600
RM3,600

Table 2: Number of Participants in Secondary Schools
Participating States
No. of participants in Secondary Schools
2010
2011
Melaka
20
36
Pulau Pinang
17
30
Pahang
11
22
Selangor
22
40
Federal Territory
29
54


Note:    1. Write your report in paragraphs.
                2. Provide the following features when writing your report:




SUGGESTED ANSWER

TITLE
State Spelling Challenge Prizes and the Number of Participants (2010-2011)
Extract this from the rubric or titles of the visuals
INTRODUCTION
The visuals illustrate State Challenge Prizes and number of participants in secondary schools in 2010 and 2011.
Introduce both visuals
OVERVIEW/OVERALL TREND
The increase in the prize money for secondary schools in the State Spelling Challenge from 2010 to 2011 might have influenced the increase in the number of participants in 2011.
Show the link between the two visuals
Generally, there was an increase in prize money for all secondary school prizes from 2010 to 2011.
KEY FEATURES (ANALYSIS / SYNTHESIS
In 2010primary and secondary schools’ first prize money was thehighest at RM2,000 and RM3,000respectively and a similar trendwas recorded for both schools in2011.

Highlight significant data/Compare and contrast prize money
Synthesis (comparing 2 prizes,data, 2 schools and 2 years + trend)
However, the lowest prize money went to the overall best individual for both schools at RM500 each in2010.

 Analysis

The third prize for primary school remained unchanged atRM1,000 but there was a rise ofRM1,000 from RM2,000 toRM3,000 for secondary schoolover the two years.
Analysis
(Prize+data+ schools+years+trend)

Both primary and secondaryoverall best group prize moneydoubled from RM1,300 toRM2,600 and from RM1,800 toRM3,600 respectively between2010 and 2011.
Analysis

Secondary school’s second prize money had a higher increase fromRM2,500 (2010) to RM4,000(2011) than primary school’s which increased form RM1,500 toRM2,000 respectively in the two years.
Analysis

Federal Territory recorded the most participants in 2010 and 2011 with 29 and 54 respectively.

Analysis
Meantime, Pahang charted the least with 11 and 22 participants each in 2010 and 2011.
The almost double growth in the number of secondary school participants in all states in 2011 was probably due to the increase in prize money from 2010 to 2011.
Synthesis
CONCLUSION
In conclusion, the increase on prize money from 2010 to 2011 has an effect on the number of participants in secondary schools in 2011.
Summaries main finding / Restate overview
Credits to 
http://gourirabindra.blogspot.com/2014/02/writing-report-question-1-muet-writing.html

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