Category: Statistical Report

Section B of the CSEC English A Paper- Expository Writing- 2018 Format

Section B of the English A paper was once Comprehension; however, as of the 2018 sitting of the CSEC English A exam Section B will be Expository Discourse. This means that there are a few different topics that fall under this heading. You must also remember that there will be only one question in this section (a mandatory question). Below we will explore some of the different types of topics that comes under expository discourse:

  1. Outline of Expository Writing
  2. Expository Writing Explained
  3. Business Letter Explained
  4. Statistical Report
  5. Statistical Report Writing

Sample Questions

Letter of Complaint

 

1) Write a letter to the principal detailing a pressing problem facing the school. Explain what makes the issue worthy of attention and suggest possible solutions.

2) Write a letter of complaint to a business that has disappointed you. Explain what dissatisfied you about the product or service offered by that company and what you expect the company to do to remedy the situation.

3) Write a letter complimenting a business or company for its outstanding services or products. Be specific about what you like, and give details on your positive experience with the company.

 

Business Letter- Letter of Request

Imagine that you are keeing a fundraising event for your school. Write a letter to a company of your choice seeking sponsorship for your event.

Your letter should include information about the following:

• Description of the event

• Date of the event

• Time the event will begin

• location of the event

• Statement of how the school will benefit from this venture

• Details of the type of sponsorship you are requesting

 

Business Letter

  1. Letter format- salutation , address,date,body,complimentary close ( 10 marks)
  2. Writing conventions – appropriate use of punctuation marks, capital letters, subject and verb agreement ( 10 marks)
  3. Content – relevance of information and clarity of instructions ( 10 marks)

Choose any ONE of the following topics. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION ABOVE

  1. Write a letter to the Minister of Culture and Sports outlining to him or her how important traditional games or sports are to your community.
  2. Write a letter to the Minister of Culture and Sports outlining to him or her the importance of culture in your community.

How to Write a Statistical Report

Production of four crops in Santo Aripo (in 1000 tonnes)
 

YEAR

CROP
SUGAR BANANA RICE PEAS TOTAL
1997

1998

1999

2000

100

150

200

250

200

150

100

50

11

20

14

18

10

10.1

9.9

10.2

321.0

331.0

323.9

328.2

TOTAL 700 500 63 40.2 1304.2
           
2020

PROJECTED YEAR

500 50 100 10.1 660.1

 

A Report on the Production of Four Crops in Santo Aripo: 1997-2000.

A survey was conducted on the production of sugar, banana, rice and peas in Santo Aripo between 1997-2000 and projections were made for the year 2020. The following results have been obtained:

Sugar

The highest total recorded was 250 in 2000 while the lowest was 100 in 1997. Sugar production was seen to steadily increase by 50 each year. Sugar also registered the highest total production of the four crops over the period -700. In the year 2020, it is anticipated that sugar will be 500, doubling the 250 of 2000.

Banana

Conversely, 1997 was the best year for bananas, when the highest totalled production figure was 200, while the lowest was 50 in 2000, the worst year. Production was seen to steadily decline by 50 each year. Despite this, banana still recorded the second highest total of 500 of the fur crops. In the year 2020, it is expected that banana will remain at the 2000 figure of 50 but it will be demoted to the third highest crop produced.

Rice

The current third highest produced crop, rice, reflects much lower statistics than the other two previously mentioned. The highest total recorded for rice was 20 in 1998 while the lowest was 11 in 1997. Rice production fluctuated over the four years increasing to the third highest total of 63 but an astronomical increase of nearly twice the amount of its whole total (100) is projected for 2020, which will elevate it to the second highest crop produced.

Peas

The final crop, peas, was always the least produced crop and it remained more or less constant 10 (only very marginal increases or decreases were recorded). It is expected to remain unchanged at 10 in 2020.

Totals

Overall, the figure of 1304.2 tonnes of produce was recorded over the survey period. Ranking in descending order- sugar (700), banana (500), rice (63) and peas (40.2). There was no significant change in the total production for each year (which fluctuated marginally between 321.0 and 321.1). However, it is expected that in 2020, total production will double to 660.1.

Enclosed with this analysis is a table for your consideration.

 

Reference Text: Gangadeen, H et al, A Complete English Course for Secondary Schools Book 4, Revised Edition, 2004 , pgs 269-270

 

Write a sample Statistical Report based on the table below

 

Population Trends in St. Patrick by Ethnic Group (X 1000 ) 1995-1999
YEAR CAUCASIAN AFRICAN EAST INDIAN CHINESE
1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

02.0

02.1

02.2

01.9

01.9

41

42

39

41

38

38

43

46

48

50

.05

.045

.06

.051

.048

 

2020

 

02.2

 

41

 

55

 

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Expository Writing on the CSEC 2018-2023 Exam

We have a basic ideas of the types of writing that will be on the CSEC English A exam. We also know what  is Expository Writing. So today, we are going to explore the types of Expository Writing on the January 2018-2023  exam paper. In order to do this, we are going to refer the syllabus (please note that  reference is taken from the updated and original versions of the syllabus).

The syllabus refers to Expository writing as Informative Discourse (pages  13-17 old syllabus) and (pages 8-14 in the updated syllabus).  The topics listed below are based on the activities that are listed on the before mentioned informative discourse pages .

  • Business Letters
  • Report Writing
  • Statistical Report
  • Job Applications
  • Expository Essays
  •  Writing
    • Minutes
    • Notices
    • Emails
  • Completing forms

It is important to not that this post makes reference to Section B of the CSEC English A Paper 2. This section is marked out of 30 marks.

Marks are allocated as follows:

  1. Content- 10 marks
  2. Organization of Content- 10 marks
  3. Language Usage, Mechanics- 10 marks

 

The rubric is as follows:

CSEC SECTION B MARK SCHEME

 

Come back tomorrow as be explore all of the listed expository writing topics and provide sample questions.