Thursday, August 1, 2013

(8) Writing Task 1 : home schooled students

The table below describes percentages of home schooled students in SomeCountry in 1999-2004. Write a report for a university lecturer describing the information shown.

You should write at least 150 words.


The table depicts the percentage of home schooled students between 1999 and 2004. Kindergarten, grades 3-4 and grades 7-8 shared similar trend. Each started with 2.4%, 1.6% and 1.6% in 1999. These figures grew steadily over the years (albeit with some stagnant period in between) until reaching 2.9%, 2.2% and 2.5% in the year 2004.

In the other hand, although grades 1-2 and grades 5-6 generally showed steady grow as well, slight fluctuation happened in the beginning. Both started with 1.5% in 1999, however the following year they fell quite sharply to 1.2% and 1.3%, respectively. A year after, grades 1-2 climbed back to 1.3% while grades 5-6 remained stable. These figures then continued to grow until reaching 2.1% and 2.6% in 2004. 

Overall, there was a definite increase for all grades over the years. Kindergarten students hold the highest percentage of homeschooled students every year, while the lowest was grades 1-2.

Wordcount: 152

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