CBSE Class 8 English Writing Skills Diary Writing

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Diary Writing

A diary entry is a very personal kind of writing. It is meant to record certain significant events and feelings of the writer.


• Date/day &  Time

• Salutation ‘Dear Diary’

• Heading of the entry

• Contents of the diary entry

• Signature

Points to remember:

• Creativity, imagination and expression in diary writing are tested.

• You should write as if you have really been a part of the situation.

• It is written in the first person.

• One does not write about things experienced on a daily basis. Only matters of some significance are recorded.

• It is a personal record of one’s life, so one can be very honest about one’s feelings and emotions.

Diary Entry Format


Day, date                                                                                        Time

Dear Diary

[Matter in one 1-2 paragraphs to be written in first person]

First name only



1. It’s the best day of your life. You have scored a whopping 98.2% marks in your Board Examinations, but all your friends have gone their way and forgotten to congratulate you on your success. You have mixed feelings about the day and decide to pen down your feelings. Write a diary entry in about 100-120 words.

2. You have been pulled up by the Principal of your school for misbehaving with other students.. You are very upset and decide to write down what you are feeling. Make a diary entry as Jatin/Jahnvi in 100-120 words.

3. You are Aryan/Aranya and happen to meet your star idol on the festive occasion of Diwali and are feeling on top of the world. You cannot contain your joy and decide to inform all your friends, who, too, become excited on hearing the news. Write a diary entry in 100-120 words.

4. You recently watched a movie that has been declared a hit. Make a diary entry discussing why you liked/did not like it. You should include a brief account of the storyline, the music, the acting and so on while discussing your impression of the film. The word limit is 100-120 words. You are Amit/Amita.

 5. Write a diary entry discussing your viewpoint on whether it is better to be an only child or to have brothers and sisters sharing your home and life with you in 100-120 words.


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