Diary Entry

Diary Entry
Language
Grammar
Personal Nouns
Since it is a personal recount, it should involve you
The Simple Present Tense
and the Simple Past Tense
A diary entry is usually about the immediate past and present
Time Connectors
A diary entry recounts how someone's day progresses
Use time connectors to link actions and events.
Contractions
Informal tone
Since a diary entry is personal, contractions are allowed.
Not advisable
Vocabulary
Make the diary entry interesting
Use descriptive words
Style
Content
Personal recount
Personal and Immediate
Personal feelings and private thoughts
Similar to talking to and sharing your feelings with someone.
Allows you to express your feelings
Allows you to think about the events you are writing about.
Features
Commonly begins with a 'Dear Diary'
First statement generally gives an overview of what the entry
would be about.
You may end your entry with 'Love, (your name)', although it
is not unnecessary
Purpose
Keep a record of a day's events
To privately express our feelings about
something.
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