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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

REPORT WRITING MUET 800/4 QUESTION 1

TIPS:
1. WRITE THE TITLE AND UNDERLINE
2. WRITE IN 3 PARAGRAPHS (MINIMUM, BODY CAN BE MORE THAN 1 PARA)
3. 1ST SENTENCE WRITE THE TYPES OF GRAPHS/DIAGRAMS/HEADLINES ETC.
4. 2ND SENTENCE WRITE THE MOST OUTSTANDING POINT
5. BODY - WRITE ONLY INFORMATION THAT IS OUTSTANDING (KEY FEATURES, NOT FEATURES.. FEATURES JUST MEANS EVERY SINGLE POINT, YOU NEED TO BE SELECTIVE IN CHOOSING THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES ONLY)
6. CONCLUSION IS JUST ONE SINGLE SENTENCE AS SUMMARY.
7. ALL WORDS AFTER 200 IS NOT CHECK/READ/EXAMINED. EXAMINERS WILL NOT READ AFTER THAT SO STICK TO THE WORD LIMIT.
8. TRY TO LINK ALL THE INFO AND EXPLAIN IT IN A SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE WAY.
9. TITLES ARE CONSIDERED 1 WORD (BUT I COULD BE WRONG)
10. GOOD LUCK, AND ALWAYS ANSWER THE ESSAY QUESTION FIRST BEFORE TRYING TO WRITE THIS REPORT.



SAMPLE 1:

The Various Types of Cooking Oil Used in the Kitchen

The stimuli present a line graph on 'Global production of cooking oil (2000-2006)', a bar graph on 'Fat content in commonly-used cooking oils' and an article excerpt on the healthiness of oils. In general, palm oil is the most produced oil while the least produced but healthiest option is sunflower oil.

According to the line graph, the highest world oil production is palm oil increasing steadily from 25 million tonnes in 2000/01 to 35.5 million in 2005/06, beating soya oil by a small margin. Among the 5 types of oil, sunflower has the lowest production stabilising at just under 10 million tonnes from 2000 to 2006. Based on the bar graph, the healthiest oil is sunflower because it contains the second lowest fat (12%) content and the highest healthy polyunsaturated fat (71%). This is followed by other healthy oils with lower fat like canola (7%), olive (15%) and soya (16%). The unhealthy oils are very high in fat and very low in polyunsaturated fat such as palm oil (51%) and coconut oil (91%). The article states that we cannot be sure about how healthy the oils we eat are because it may contain too much trans fats leading to heart diseases and cancer.

In conclusion, coconut and palm oil should be avoided because fo the high fat content while the healthiest oils are sunflower, canola, olive and soya.



SAMPLE 2:


Crimes Involving Foreign Workers in Malaysia

The stimuli show a line graph on 'Number of crime cases involving foreign workers (2006-2008)', a bar graph on 'Types of crime committed by foreign workers (2006-2008)' and a newspaper headline on 'Overworked and Underpaid foreign workers'. In general, the number of crimes are increasing steadily from 2006 to 2008 especially petty crimes like robbery and snatch theft by underpaid foreign workers.

According the the line graph, every year the number of crimes increases by about 200 cases which is 1535 in 2006, 1780 in 2007 to 1926 in 2008). These crimes can be divided into petty crimes including robbery and snatch thef and hardcore crimes like rape and murder. Based on the bar graph, the highest incidence of crime is robbery that rose from 65 in 2006 to 75 cases in 2008. This is followed by snatch thefts from 15 in 2006 to 18 cases in 2008. Conversely, rape and murder cases have reduced drastically by 50% or more from 2006 to 2008. The reasons given for the increase of crimes in the headline are that foreign workers are unhappy with their meagre incomes which result in them being overworked and underpaid.

In c onclusion, foreign workers are committing more petty crimes like robbery and snatch theft because they are overworked and underpaid.

69 comments:

  1. this article was very helful...:D

    wish me luck fr Band 4 in muet teacher... :D

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  3. what is the meaning of stimuli??

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    1. means the data in terms of graph, bar chart, tables and the list go on.

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  4. stimuli is anything that is given to stimulate your mind... in this case, they are the graphs/diagrams or headlines etc.

    good luck miss minn n everyone else!

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  5. hi,i would to ask the year "2000" can be write just 2000 instead of put "in the year of "?
    and whatever number,eg:"100,000" will count 1 word?
    thx for answer me..

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  6. thank you so much ms audrey....
    this helps me alot....
    i don't know how to repay your good deeds...
    thanks alot...

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  7. LOL.. you can repay me by getting a high band! :) good luck!

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  8. hi,
    i feel lucky can find ur blog at google.
    ur tips will help me a lot.
    hope i can do well on tomorrow~
    however,thanks a lot!^^

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  9. miss i got band 3 for my recent end year muet 2010.. i have no clue why i got band 3.. can u help me to achieve band 4 for this coming mid year muet 2011. i want to do an exercise for writing. can you give me any questions and would u check my writing? - muhd

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  10. thesis statements are for essays. this is a report so you don't need one.

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  11. Hi! I'm taking my Muet exam on April and I wanted to ask whether there are any hot topics or issues that you've spotted for both the speaking and writing papers? Thanks so much. By the way,is it okay if I exceed the 2 minutes during speaking? Will marks be deducted? As it's difficult to keep track of time and also talk at the same time. Thanks! :)

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  12. hello! I will be sitting for Muet exam starting from 6th of April until 16th of April 2011.
    My question is also like Samanthatee.
    Do you have any topics for speaking and writing that you might expect to come out?
    thank you (:

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  13. wow, this really helps for my exam tmr. thanks for the tips teacher Audrey! ^^

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  14. Thx Audrey for sharing this,i hope i can do well in my exam tomorrow,thx alot ! =D

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  15. thnks alot miss..may god bless wht u've done to help us to achieve our goals...hopefully.

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  16. n may god bless you all this morning.. (16th).. may he guide your pens so you may answer with wisdom. :P

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  18. Thanks Audrey for sharing^^
    I just found this blog..it was indeed helpful to me^

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  19. i think i ruined my point about "gardeners" but, i still made the examiners laugh 2 times coz of my jokes, during the group discussion..any marks for sense of humour?

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  20. thanks for sharing..
    i now what iwant to write later on

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  21. Hye teacher. i would like to ask u. my teacher told me,
    if i make synthesis sentence, there is high possibilities for me to get band 5, and if i use analysis sentence, then i maybe,just get band 3. what do u think regarding this matter?

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  22. cut A. : did your teacher explain the difference between a synthesis and an analysis sentence? i'd like to know.

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  23. yes.in short, analysis sent is when we describe either 1 of graph or etc in 1 sent. in synthesis sent, i used to combine info. from both non-linear txt n there ia relationship btween 2 dta in 1 sent.This is base from what i know n i learn..what do u think?

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  24. i dont think anyone has outlined the exact definition of analysis vs synthesis in the MUET context. whatever you want to call it, you will definitely get higher marks if you can link the ideas between the stimuli and interpret the data in a mature way. the question always asks you to link or integrate the information so just do it to your best ability.

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  25. thank you..
    asking for your permission,
    to copy all of these informations...

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  26. what is the differences between stimuli and stimulus?
    i hope you'll answer me miss ^_^

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  27. stimuli is plural while stimulus is singular.

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  28. halo ms. One doubt>>>
    the number or percentages like 1453 or 5% is counted as one word or how , ms???
    Arigato...

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  29. thanks miss! your article do help me more for tomorrow's test. wish me luck then :)

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  30. okay..it's a good thing i found your blog..thnx for all the infos..my muet is tomorrow..wish me luck!

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  31. thanks a lot,madam!!!!!

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  32. tanx alot,this really help me for my paper later.just find out a simple way to understand yet very useful.tq for sharing the knowledge.only GOD can repay it :)

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  33. one stimulus, many stimuli..
    numbers are counted as one word. no need to count title. and read today's blog about line of argument! :P good luck!

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    1. tq miss.i will fuck u if i get band 4.this penis is only for u.

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    2. the dude above me is a sick bastard. wish me luck miss :D

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  34. Thanks Alot Ms. Audrey ! It helps me alot ! hope I Can do well In tommorrow's paper ! wish me luck ! :D

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  35. thnx..i got band4 after following this new kind of format for report writing..thnx a lot!..its helpingg..:)

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  36. can i know if there the skill for writing on describing tables is same with the one writing based on a graph?
    and sorry for my poor english..
    if you would like to add any comment on my poor languange,i'll very appreciate..
    thanks you =)

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  37. Sorry if I posted at the wrong page..
    I would like to ask about the listening part... Is it the answers provided by the mark scheme are the final answer?
    Example : Answer : flow of traffic in basement
    My answer : traffic flow in basement

    Is it considered correct / wrong? Will the examiners take this strictly?
    I'm having the MUET exam tomorrow and it is so unfortunate for me to discover this blog so late.. I hope I can get the reply as soon as possible.

    And your posts were so great.. It really helps a lot of students, I believe, especially those private candidates like me.

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  38. is it wrong if we do the comparing of the line graph and bar chart in two different paragraph

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  39. hi... MS. Audrey Wiles.. i have a lot problem with BI... i will take exam muet at this july but at school i always get band 1.. i so scare... can you help me how to improve my english..???? please....

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  40. thanks a lot ^^

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  41. Mis Audrey
    this format was a bit different from what i've learned from my Teacher..
    but this kind of format is more easier to understand than what i,ve learned..
    Is there any consequences if i follow your format...

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  42. Hey miss, U share a very useful guidance n example especially to all of the muet candidates.:-) I'm so appreciate your dedication n effort.But one thing get me curious is the words at both of the article are exceed 200++.erm..im not fussy but just wonder about it..hopefully all of us can get good band at muet:-D

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  43. you got the data wrong! the second graft was in percentage (%) not number.

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  44. should we use past or present tense??

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  45. hi would you send me muet past year question because i having my exam now .

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  46. i am in trouble with my muet listening and writing .please.............

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  47. Hello Ms Audrey,
    Your blog has really helped me in finding samples of essays and identifying the formats of writing them. Thank you for willingly to share and teach!

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  48. wheres the underline of the title? just asking

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  49. Hye!! Thank you so much... I am taking for my final exam today~ Wish me luck ya.... =)

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  50. Hello hello miss I have some problem in my essay task 1... Which way to I start introduction the stimuli or the graph shows? Hopefully u can help me.. To solve my problem.
    Can I get your email I want to sent a few essay for you to check my speeding grammar n what error I done..

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  51. hey , i did not write the percentage .. i just write it show an increase ..etc etc

    how much mark will i get?? atmost for TF

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  52. should I write it in past or present tense?

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  53. for general overview, must i state all stimuli or what i see in general?? i still not understand this part,

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  54. i want asking you. For writing task 1, the essay must have the title first and underline it or just write directly to essay.

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  55. I will be having my muet shortly and I really hope I can achieve band 4 and above. I've found this blog very useful and it helps me alot. Thank you. Pray for me and those who are taking muet today :))

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  56. any views abt the essay for nov paper....guidelines to answer that paper

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  57. writing is such a hectic task, you need a study or a guideline to write better. i really appreciate your work.Great work.

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  58. Hi miss =)
    How to analysis graph, bar chart questions as in writing paper (band 6)

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  59. Pack of information. I really love this blog. Now, I know how to write my essay in this section. Thank you very much my dear.

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