1999 (Last updated Spring 2003)
Buthaina Al Othman
2: Writing Reporting Sentences
a topic / topics to create your own reporting sentences.
- Use the
concept of the 5Ws while writing each sentence, to help you include
all the necessary information.
- Use the
from the Graphic
Organizer web page.
- Post your
sentences to our class list on 161 yahoo group, or publish them directly
on your weblog or website, if you have already built one.
THE concept of the 5Ws helps you provide and organize the needed
information, writing them in the right / logical order.
To use passive voice follow this word order:(Recommended for scientific
/ Who / Where / When / Why.
use active voice follow this word order:
/ What / Where / When / Why.
You don't have to answer all the wh
questions in your sentences, especially the Why,
which usually needs further research and investigation to find the right
data on a certain topic.
Al Othman, Buthaina