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Activity 6:

Reporting on research

[lo 4.2, 5.2]

  • You are planning a get-together with your friends and would like to serve snacks, hotdogs and cooldrink.
  • Find out what each of the following items cost at:

A .A corner cafe

B . A supermarket.

    • 1 x 750g bottle of tomato sauce
    • 2 x 150g packets of chips (Try to price the same brands)
    • 1 kg Vienna sausages
    • 12 hotdog rolls
    • 2 x 2 litre bottles of Coke
  • Calculate the total cost for shop A and shop B.
  • Write a short report using the headings below as a guide.
  • Title of Report:
  • Aim (What you wanted to find out)
  • Procedure (What you did to gather your information)
  • Findings (What you found out)
  • Conclusion (What you think about what you have found out)
  • Recommendations
  • Signature :
  • Date:

Activity 7:

Argumentative / discursive essay

[lo 4.4]

  • [You will need approximately 4 - 5 lined pages for the following exercise.]

We started looking at the differences between argumentative and discursive writing. You should by now have a good idea of the differences between these two types of writing and be ready to decide which type best suits your way of thinking and style of writing.

Here are some topics. You need to choose ONE of them for an essay of 250 – 300 words . You can decide which type of essay you are going to write: argumentative or discursive.

Once you have chosen a topic, BRAINSTORM with a partner who has chosen the same topic as you have.

From your brainstorming notes, draw up an outline or MINDMAP of your essay, grouping ideas and making sure that they are ordered in a logical way to reflect the development of your discussion/argument.

Choose a suitable, attention-grabbing title and write the FIRST DRAFT of your essay according to the mind map you have compiled.

Pay particular attention to PARAGRAPHING . Remember that each paragraph should contain only one main idea. Also try to LINK your paragraphs so that one flows logically to the next.

Make sure that your INTRODUCTION is effective: it must spur someone on to read further.

Your CONCLUSION also needs attention: it is your last chance to make an impact on a reader!

Carefully edit your first draft/ask a partner to do it while you check his/hers. Use the EDITING CHECKLIST.

You should now be ready to pen the perfect essay. Go ahead. Enjoy!


  • your brainstorming notes
  • mind map / outline
  • first draft and checklist
  • final essay containing: the topic, genre (discursive or argumentative)
  • the number of words you have used.
Spelling and punctuation corrected
Formal English used throughout
Introduction has impact
One main idea per paragraph
All ideas are focused on the topic


Learning outcomes(LOs)

LO 1 Listening

The learner will be able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond situations.appropriately and critically in a wide range of

Assessment standards(ASs)

We know this when the learner:

listens actively and carefully for specific information and main ideas, and responds appropriately.

LO 3 Reading and Viewing

The learner will be able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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