This article will explain all the features of Diary Writing in English. Meant for KS2 – KS3 students.
We know that there are numerous features involved when making a diary writing entry. Therefore, I’ll only be covering the major features that you should NEVER miss out on.
The first feature is to try not to indent paragraphs. Some people just indent subconciously and that’s why this is one of the most overlooked features in a diary writing entry. This HAS to be there because in reality diary writing entries and informal and when you have a diary writing it’s meant for yourself so there is no need to indent it.
Secondly, it should be composed of chatty, informal language. Instead of using things like ‘therefore’ and ‘although’ you should aim for less sophisticated connectives/terms such as ‘and then’ or ‘gotta go’. This is perhaps one of the features that will get you more marks so it is vital that this is in there. It never hurts to include your own comments (after all, since it’s a diary writing, it’s technically supposed to be you writing for yourself) such as ‘Ow! I needed an aspirin really bad!’ or something along those lines.
Thirdly, you need to make sure that your entry is in chronological order and is written in first person. After all, it’s you talking about yourself so you should be talking in first person rather than second or third. Each diary entry has to have a date included on top of it too. Of course, you probably knew this already but it’s still vital. Also remember that since your diary writing is an account of past events that have already ocurred, you need to write in past tense. You also need to express your own opinions and expressions, describing how you truly felt. One mistake that you need to avoid is making your diary entry end up as a list of events that ocurred in your day.
In conclusion, these are the main and most vital points that you should follow in order to produce a good work of diary writing. The basic things such as grammar, punctuation, etc. I have left out because it really shouldn’t be necessary to review such basic points. Anyways, I hope that this article has helped you increase the value and quality of your works in the future. Thank you and have a good day.
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