How do you answer MUET Report Writing for “RANKING” question? I will try to explain as simple as possible.
There are so many types of report writing questions and most of the times, the format used is the same as well; maybe needs a bit of tweaking. Again, the tweaking part is essential, depending on the type of question you receive.
I once wrote about how to answer report writing question back in 2014. You can do a quick search in my blog. Now, since I have my free time, I think I want to share about one of type of questions i.e RANKING.
Let say I just take a screenshot of the image shown below.
Take a look at the above stimuli and then answer these questions.
1. Identify the key features(s)
2. What are the suitable trend words to be used?
3. Any linkers involved?
4. Is there any connection between the 2 stimuli?
5. Which is the suitable data to focus on?
So Cik Abang & Cik Adik? Can you provide the necessary info based on the above-mentioned question? If you are not so sure, well, check again. We need the information so that we can insert them in our report later. If you are still not sure, please refer to my previous blog post.
Ok now, let’s write a report. Stay with me on this okay. *wink*
Instruction: Using only the information given, analyse the World Airline Ranking and compare the World Airline Awards received by the Airlines. In your answer, you are to link the information given in the visuals. you should write 150 to 200 words.
Firstly, the TITLE. Just copy what’s in the instruction. “2011 World Airline Ranking & Award”. Or maybe you rephrase the idea like this “World Airline Ranking and award in 2011”.
Let’s focus on the introduction then. Just take the ideas of the title in table 1 and table 2. Here it goes..
OVERVIEW / GENERAL TREND / OVERALL TREND
What about the overview or overall trend or general trend? The are several “keywords” that you can use to show the connection between the 2 stimuli like “influenced”, “influenced by”, “affected”, “affected by”, “correlation”, “corresponded” or “correlated”. Now, say if you want to write a general trend based on the stimuli above, please start the sentence with “Generally” or “In general”. However, based on the question, we can see that the 2 visuals don’t link at all, ya.
Now, lets give it a try:-
Can we use “influenced“, “influenced by“, “affected“, “affected by” as well? In my point of view, those words are not suitable to show linkage between the two ideas as well probably because the ranking placement does not portray the “Best” award. If you have different thoughts, drop’em in the comment section down below.
Before we proceed, have you identified the KEY FEATURES, DATA and TREND? Take a good look..
Bear in mind, we are dealing with Ranking question. As such, the keyword “rank” or rank-alike (i.e ranking or ranked) should be in the analyses and syntheses. Same goes to question about Rating, the word “rate” or rate-alike should be there.
There’s a formula for writing an analysis and synthesis
(Key Features + Trend Word + Data + Time or Year)
Qatar Airways rank increased from 3rd (2010) to top rank (1st ) in 2011.
Qatar Airways took the lead (1st ) in 2011 world airline ranking.
Thai Airways rank improved from 9th in 2010 to 5th in 2011.
Emirates Airline was ranked the lowest 10th (2011) whereas Turkish Airline was ranked the 10th in 2010.
Cathay Pacific was ranked the same for both years (2010 and 2011) at 4th.
Asiana Airlines was awarded Best Cabin Staff and Best Economy Class in 2011 even though it ranked 3rd.
Although Emirates ranked the lowest 2011, it was awarded the Best Inflight Entertainment.
1. Use bracket “( )” for the Year or Data
2. Don’t use descriptive word like surpass / consistent / achieved / compared. Instead, just use trend words given above.
3. Don’t write or use “flowery language” as this is not an essay question.
Lastly, the conclusion. This part is a lil bit straight forward if you ask me. What I can say is that, the conclusion should mimic the overview/general trend. Start the sentence by using the word “Overall” or “In Conclusion”. Refer to the example below.
That’s it folks. One of the ways for you to answer MUET Report Writing question for RANKING ya..
Goodluck for the upcoming MUET examination.