ELEPHANTS – Example of Report Text

How elephants are described in writing can be an example of report text. It describe the animal or other objects part per part , customs or deed for living creature and usage for materials. Report texts are found in many academic writing. It is not strange as report is written based on a research. Now let’s see another example of  a report text. It is about elephants. A report text explains participants in general so it is not about a specific elephant.

ELEPHANTS – Example of Report Text

report text animal elephant
Elephants described part per part , customs or deed for living creature for report text

An elephant is the largest and strongest of all animals. It is a strange looking animal which it has thick legs, huge sides and backs, large hanging ears, a small tail, little eyes, long white tusks and above all, elephant has a long nose, the trunk. An elephant is commonly seen in a zoo, it has hard found in it natural habitat.

The trunk is the elephant’s peculiar feature. This trunk has various usages. The elephant draws up water by its trunk and can squirt the water all over its body like a shower bath. The elephant’s trunk also lift leaves and put them into its mouth. In fact, the trunk serves the elephant as long arm and hand. An elephant looks very clumsy and heavy and yet an elephant can move very quickly.
 
The elephant is very intelligent animal. Its intelligence combined with its great strength makes an elephant a very useful servant to man. Elephant can be trained to serve in various ways such as carry heavy loads, hunt for tigers and even fight. An elephant is really a smart animal.
Note on Generic Structure of Report Text
Yes after reading a text sample, students should analyze the structure. Now we have an analysis on that structure of that report text about animal elephant.
1. General classification: Stating classification of general aspect of thing; animal, public place, plant, etc which will be discussed in general. From the above text we can see clearly it

An elephant is the largest and strongest of all animals.


2. Description: Describing the thing which will be discussed in detail; part per part , customs or deed for living creature and usage for materials. The text above is describe as follow:

It is a strange looking animal which it has thick legs, huge sides and backs, large hanging ears, a small tail, little eyes, long white tusks.
The trunk is the elephant’s peculiar feature.
The elephant is very intelligent animal.

That’s all about the elephant for the report text sample. Hopefully you get better understanding on what and how a report text is written by the writer.

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