Question : I will be taking a written exam for a police department and part of the test will include incident report writing how do I study for this or do you have any pointers. Unlike the math and reading comprehension I have no Idea about report writing?
Answer : Different departments have different Incident/Offense Reports, so it will be difficult to specify details. However, remember to be thorough, concise, and pay attention to detail. If your report has a narrative section, remember to write the basics; who, what, when, where, and how. Use proper grammar including punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. The narrative must make sense so that a person who has absolutely no knowledge of the incident can read your report and tell exactly what happened. When you proofread your report, put yourself in another person's place who has no knowledge of the incident. Fill in every blank, and answer every question on the report that you possibly can with the knowledge that you have of the incident and the people involved (victim, suspect, witnesses, etc.). If you have had any college level English Composition classes, it will be a great benefit.
Question : For example, if a Bin Ladin were to be captured and its posted on five major tv networks, and then someone captures the news break and manually types up the script and then rewords it to not be exactly the same, how could anyone prove he copied the news? Who would prove that it is or is not copied? Could someone get away with this? I mean if it were an exclusive, then of course, but something is widely broadcasted could be possible?
Answer : Yeah, it is called reporting. Happens all the time actually. Hey look, a local paper cites that 3 men died in Iraq. Another newspaper cites the same story with different words. Everyone gets information from somewhere...Very few live incidents are caught by reporters themselves.
Question : I have to investigate an aspect of the English language. It can be pretty much anything. One example my tutor gave me was that a previous student analysed the language of school reports over the generations using her parents' and grandparents' old school reports...
I have previously taken a study of the language of video games for A-level and a friend did the language of sports commentary.
Now I have to take a similar study for my Access Course. I've had some ideas but I thought I'd ask..
Answer : How about the origin and history of the letters of the alphabet?
Letters which no longer exist and those that have changed from their original form like thorn (which started to look like a 'Y' but was pronounced 'th', hence 'ye olde oak' was pronounced 'the old oak.'
Some European languages don't use our letters, K, W and J are sometimes absent for example. And some have letters with umlauts and cedillas attached.
4000 words - easy as ABC.