Writing task one: pie charts
Note the tense used.
So be sure you are running version 1. You will also want to install the following plugins from the plugin repository:. You may also at some point wish to create your own personalized version of the lead sheet template, set up your own your custom keyboard shortcuts, or change other program options. But the defaults should work well for most people. In MuseScore, creating a simple lead sheet is every bit as easy as one could hope.
Here is the chart we will be creating in this tutorial. It is a simple bar melody with chord symbols, using just one staff:. Here is the dialog filled in for our example:. The next screen allows you to specify the time signature, the length of a partial measure pickup if needed , and the total number of measures.
Here is that screen filled in:. By the way, you may have noticed that MuseScore now includes a handwritten font called MuseJazz that can be used for titles and other text elements. In previous releases, MuseJazz could only be used for chord symbols. Entering notes for a lead sheet is no different than for any other type of score. But here is a very quick run down. The basic process is: To add a double bar or other special type of barline such as a repeat sign, just drag it from the Barlines palette to the desired measure:.
Entering chords is also very easy in MuseScore. Copied sentences will not be assessed by the examiner and so you waste your time including them. Sentence two and possibly three might sum up the overall trend. Notice the Simple Past tense is used. Here we are talking about what happened in the past. The body of the report will describe the chart or charts in detail.
You will need to decide on the most clear and logical order to present the material. In this case it might be best to work through the charts one by one. Ideally your report should end with one or two sentences which summarise your report or draw a relevant conclusion.
Grammar and vocabulary You will receive a higher mark if your writing uses a range of structures and vocabulary correctly rather than a limited number. Pie charts generally show figures in percentages and your language in writing the report should reflect this.
Make sure that you are confident with comparatives and superlatives used to compare and contrast and the language used to describe pie charts. One syllable Adjectives with one syllable form their comparatives and superlatives like this:. Two syllables Some adjectives with two syllables form their comparatives and superlatives like this:.
Three or more syllables All adjectives with three or more syllables form their comparatives and superlatives like this:. Show Answers - Hide Answers. What is being tested is your ability to: Does the report have a suitable structure? Does it have an introduction, body and conclusion? Does it include connective words to make the writing cohesive within sentences and paragraphs? Does the report use suitable grammar and vocabulary?
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