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 fixing a car. Changing a tyre is different to rebuilding a starter motor, but both are car-related tasks.
The instructions for these tasks reflect this. Changing a tyre is quite different to rebuilding a starter motor, but the instructions are structured in similar ways:
- Both start with a list of the tools you need.
- Both break the task down into a series of steps.
- Both allow you to fix different parts of the car.
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.