A report is a brief account of an event that has already taken place. It helps in recording events of importance that occur in our day to day life. A report attempts to present the first hand information of an incident or event. A report of an event presents a record of events that took place. It includes one‘s ideas, opinions and impressions on the event.
POINTS TO REMEMBER
• Provide a suitable title/heading
• Write the name of the reporter.
• Mention the place, date, time and other relevant facts about the event. (factual information)
• Include information collected from people around or affected by the event.
• Write in past tense.
• Write in reported speech and use passive form of expression.
• There are five Ws of journalism— When, Where, Why, What and How. So answer all the questions about the event or incident.
• Develop ideas (causes, reasons, consequences, opinions) logically.
• Write in a less formal and more descriptive manner while writing a report for a school magazine.
• Write in a formal and descriptive manner while writing a report for a newspaper.
• Present your ideas and impressions to make the report interesting.
SAMPLE SCHOOL MAGAZINE REPORT
You are Manav/ Mansi, of Loyola High School, Ghaziabad. As a member of the Red Cross Society, you recently attended a First –Aid Training Camp in the School Hospital. Experts from AIIMS and other reputed medical institutes delivered lectures. Practical sessions were very useful. Write a report for your school magazine.
A Successful First- Aid Training Camp
A Report by : Mansi
Loyola High School, Ghaziabad : 2nd May 2017
As a member of the Red Cross Society, I recently received training in First – Aid. A three days’ First – Aid Training Camp was organized by Loyola High School. It provided an excellent opportunity to the trainees to learn techniques to handle emergency situations requiring instant medical care and help. Experts from AIIMS and other reputed medical institutes delivered lectures on health care and provided useful tips to the participants.
The participants were well – instructed in ways of recognizing and treating the early symptoms of the diseases and ailments like heart attack, viral fever, burns, cuts, wounds, fractures, etc., before any medical help could reach the patient. The training comprised of practical sessions in artificial respiration, use of bandages, simple medication through common drugs and ointments. It was a valuable experience.
On the final day of the camp, M.S. Doshi, thanked all the trainers, volunteers and participants for their cooperations and enthusiasm in making the camp a big success.
SAMPLE NEWSPAPER REPORT
Recently Metro Rail was inaugurated in Delhi by the Prime Minister . You, Rajat/Rajni was an eyewitness to the inauguration ceremony of ―Metro Rail – A Dream Come True.‖ Write a report for publication in a newspaper in about 80-100 words, about the event.
Metro Rail – A Dream Come True
New Delhi : 24 December 2002.
On 24th Dec. 2002, Delhi took a giant step towards becoming a modern city , with the inauguration of Metro Rail by the Prime Minister, Shri. Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Being an employee of the Metro Rail, I was able to witness the grand event.
Tis Hazari station had been decorated beautifully. Only V,I,Ps were to travel on the inaugural run of 7 kms between Tis Hazari and Shahdara. The Prime Minister arrived on time. Metro train, brand new and shiny, looked festive with floral decoration. The engine driver Mr.Das, wore a grey-suit and was fully aware of the honour of driving the city‘s first Metro train. A huge crowd had gathered to witness the event.
At 11 a.m. sharp the train was signalled off. The glistening Metro train set out on its smooth ride, much to the pride and happiness of the builders of the system and the citizens of Delhi.
1.You are Benson/ Natasha, of Holy Family Convent School, Mumbai . as a member of the Eco Club of your school, you were a part of the organization committee of the ‗ Tree Plantation Week‘ during the third week of July this year. Write a report, of this event, for your school magazine in 120 words.
2.You are Komal / Devansh. As a member of Greenwood Society, you participated in the ‗Cmpaign, against Polythene bags.‘ Write a report of the campaign for a local newspaper, of your locality in 100- 120 words, giving details about the event.
Please click on below link to download CBSE Class 9 English Report Writing Worksheet