Session 3: Writing
Writing tasks come in many different forms, from straightforward notes and messages to complicated reports, study assignments and job applications. Each has its own rules of language and layout, but they all involve writing.
It’s a bit like preparing food. Boiling an egg is different from making pizza, but both are cooking tasks.
Recipes reflect this. Fish curry tastes quite different to chocolate mousse but recipes for the two dishes are structured in similar ways:
- Both start with a list of ingredients.
- Both note the equipment needed.
- Both break the method down into a series of steps.
- Both allow you to create a successful dish.
If you are doing this course to prepare for the Functional Skills English Level 2 qualification, remember that writing is an important part of the programme.
The writing assessment consists of two writing tasks, which involve writing a formal letter, email, report or blog. You get marks for your ability to write in the correct style and format, as well as for the accuracy of your spelling, punctuation and grammar.