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ACSF Writing Level 4 Sample Activities


Personal(expressing identity)

  • Creates a detailed narrative where ideas, details and events relevant to the story-line are developed and described in depth
  • Writes text of personal relevance drawing on varying examples, incidents, opinions and information to support a general theme or provide contrasting viewpoints, e.g. for a company newsletter
  • Applies research skills to obtain specific information using a range of literature and other print media as a major source, then summarises data collected to produce a written report on topic of personal interest 

Cooperative(interacting in groups)

  • Writes clear and detailed instructions organised sequentially for members of a group in order to complete an activity, e.g. writes Standard Operating Procedure for a process involving several work stations, develops detailed flow chart to guide community development project
  • Writes organisational procedures and time frames to take account of different roles and perspectives, e.g. writes a report as a committee member to resolve difficulties about definitions of job responsibilities

Procedural(performing tasks)

  • Prepares data for team/group using graphs to compare production output over a period of time, and includes suggested recommendations for improving production targets
  • Gathers information from a range of sources and rewrites using headings, instructions and layout that meet the needs of the audience and purpose of the text, e.g. operating procedures, job instructions, evacuation instructions

Technical (using tools and technology)

  • Writes a report of the impact of a particular technology for a specific audience, e.g. management committees, tripartite committees
  • Writes instruction manual for new piece of equipment or machinery
  • Uses software to prepare a report or presentation, e.g. PowerPoint, Flash
  • Develops a storyboard

Systems(interacting in organisations)

  • Prepares job application documents, e.g. writes a comprehensive application for a position addressing key selection criteria of a position description
  • Creates a range of formal texts incorporating specific workplace proformas and language and maintains records on a computer, e.g. memos, letters to clients, agendas, minutes, emails, reports
  • Demonstrates understanding of text describing complex interrelationships of events, e.g. writes a letter to a customer apologising for a lost item, prepares a report for the manager detailing problem and steps taken to address the problem

Public(interacting with the wider community)

  • Writes a text drawing on a range of evidence to support a position, e.g. writes a letter to a local authority expressing an opinion on a local issue, providing supporting evidence and making recommendations
  • Develops a text that describes the interrelationships depicted in tabular/graphic form, e.g. report of a survey comparing a range of opinions on a matter of public importance