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Notice writing

The notice is a colourful and arresting (interesting) information put up on the notice board to attract the attention of a particular target group. It must convey all relevant information.


The idea of writing a notice is to draw attention to something or some event that would take place. All the required information must be given in a simple, concise, attractive manner so that people notice it.
A notice conveys information in a comprehensive manner. It is usually an advance information about.


notice is written in order to inform people or pupils (in a school) about an event or an activity.
It could be about a competition, an exhibition or inauguration to take place in near future. Or any other activity especially in school like an excursion, a meeting or a show.
Though the following article gives emphasis on the CBSE pattern, students from other boards may also borrow important points from this as the underlying idea of notice writing remains the same.

Format of Notice writing

  • Date of issue (to the left)
  • Heading (should contain the key point and draw attention)
  • The matter, including date details
  • Signature (to the left)
  • Designation (to the left)
  • Stick to word limit
  • If any of the above points are missing upto 2 marks can be deducted.

Features

A good notice should have following features
1) Briefà a notice should provide information in minimum number of words .About 40 to 50 words are enough. Sentences should be short. No repletion; No introduction; only to the point information.

2) CompleteàNotice should provide complete information. If you are writing notice about sports competition, it should tell about participation criteria like age limit, fees if any, Date, venue, chief guest, prize etc.

3) Authority  à Notice must include name of authority who is issuing the notice. It can be you (as in the case of watch lost in school playground), teacher, principal, manager of bank, secretary of departments etc.

4) ClarityàThere should not be any ambiguity in the information. Message should be straight forward.
Thus brevity, completeness and clarity are the main ingredients of a good notice.
Examples    

Q1) you are siddhart, head boy of KGIL international school. Your school is publishing annual magazine next month. Write a notice for your school notice board and invite write ups from the student.

Ans)

Notice – Annual Magazine

Our school is publishing annual magazine next month. Interested students can submit their articles, stories, essays, poems, jokes, etc to the undersigned in room no 205, in 4thperiod before 15th of this month. Mention your name, class, roll no, and also submit one photograph. Write up should be original. In choosing content decision of selection committee will be final.

Siddhart
Head boy –
KGIL international school




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