1.1.1 To inform means to give facts to
another person.To inform means
to give facts to another person.
18.104.22.168 GAPS: Genre - could be giving instructions, recipes, directions,
manuals, science experiment. Audience - could be anyone
Purpose - to inform - giving unbiased information which is
reliable and factual Style - formal
22.214.171.124.1 Useful techniques When writing to inform, make sure
language is clear, factual and impersonal. Use short
and clear sentences. Break up the writing with
diagrams, illustrations, pictures and subheadings.
2 Explaining gives
reasons for how or why
2.1 explanation is factual, but with more detail
2.1.1 To describe is to give a description of
what something or someone is like.
126.96.36.199 When describing, remember your thoughts and feelings are
important. How does this place make you feel and why? and GAPS
188.8.131.52.1 Useful techniques When writing to describe, use adjectives and adverbs eg "He walked away casually". Use
similes, eg "He is acting like a fool," and metaphors, eg "That girl is a star". Most importantly, appeal to the
readers' senses: What does it look like? What does it feel like? What does it sound like? What does it smell
like? What does it taste like?
3 Describing tries to paint a
vivid picture in the reader's
3.1 description is usually about how
something makes you feel
3.1.1 To explain means to make clear, show the
meaning or to account for.
184.108.40.206 When explaining, you should remember: who you're writing
to why you're writing to them, eg "being fair is a good quality
in a carer because..." and GAPS
220.127.116.11.1 Useful techniques Writing to explain is generally in the
third person and in the past or present tense. Use clear
and factual language. Give a balanced view with evidence
for any points made. Use connectives of comparison, eg
whereas, though, while, unless, equally, however.