Features of the stimuli
FOr Writing paper Question 0ne, you are required to write an article based on the graphical information given. Do note that you need to be precise in describing the information or process and adhere to the word limit which is between 150 to 200 words. there are five features that you need to focus on. they are:
1) the title
2) Introductory sentence
3) Overview or trend
4) key features
5) Concluding sentence
here are some examples on how you need to answer according to the five features.
1) the title: here you write what the graphs or stimuli tell you as a whole. example: based on the tables below, write a report on the 2015 and 2016 State Public Speaking Challenge Prizes and the number of participants in the 2015 and 2016 Competition. you are to link the information given. your report must be about 150 to 200 words.
Table: Number of Participants in Secondary Schools Melaka
Pulau Pinang Pahang
No. of participants in Secondary Schools
30 25 15
19 50 74
Now, let’s write our report with the five features to guide us.
1) The title: (Extract this from the rubric or titles of the stimuli)
the bar graph shows the State Public Speaking Challenge Prize for Primary and Secondary Schools in 2015 and 2016, whilst the table shows the number of participants from secondary schools in 2015 and 2016.
2) Introductory sentence (Now, we need to introduce both stimuli)
3) Overview or the trend (Show the link between the two stimuli)
the increase in the prize money for secondary schools in the State Public Speaking Challenge from 2015 to 2016 might have influenced the increase in the number of participants in 2016. Generally, there was an increase in prize money for all secondary school prizes from 2015 to 2016.
4) Key features (analysis and synthesis)
the third prize for primary school remained unchanged at rM500 but there was a rise of rM1,500 from rM500 to rM2,000 for secondary school over the two years. Secondary school’s second prize money had an increase of more than double from rM1,000 (2015) to rM3,000 (2016) than primary school’s which actually doubled from rM500 to rM1,000 respectively in the two years. the first prize for both schools doubled. the increase in the number of participants from secondary schools in all states in 2016 was probably due to the increase in prize money from 2015 to 2016.