Message Writing, Learn Format and Important Points

Safalta Expert Published by: Noor Fatima Updated Sat, 22 Oct 2022 10:52 PM IST

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Here is all you need to know about Message Writing. Learn the way to attempt Message Writing. 

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What is the format of message writing? A message is a small and often causal piece of write-up that delivers information received over the phone, in-person, or public address system who was not able to convey the message himself or herself. It can also be possible that you were not able to receive the message when the person reached out to you. Message writing can be formal and informal as well. The way and medium of sending messages have evolved over years. Earlier, people used to send a message through sparrows, telegram, and postcards.

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Now, we send messages through smartphones that reach the concerned person instantly. Message writing is one of the common and frequent types of writing we learn in our schools. At that time, we assumed writing it was a part of our syllabus. However, today we must know the significance of leaving or writing a message for someone. A message can simply be explained as a piece of information containing a specific piece of content that we need to convey to a person when we cannot communicate with that particular person directly at a very specific time. The format of a message includes elements such as the message, date, time, receiver's name, and sender’s name. This blog will help you learn, and understand the way of Message writing. So here we go.

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Table of Content
What is message writing?
Message Writing: Format
Key elements of Message Writing
Key points while writing a message

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What is message writing?

 A message refers to a piece of information that you jot down for a person you cannot communicate or contact at a very specific time. A message can be in form of oral communication or written communication.

Example
Suppose you were out of home for a reason. Your friend made a call and informed your sister about the cancellation after the dinner you planned for the next day. Now, your sister will write a message for you, informing you about your friend’s call, as she has to go out for taking coaching classes.

Messages can be communicated in different mediums. It can be emails, texts, phone calls, and even written notes. However, for school students, a basic form of message writing is comprised of the English curriculum. For this type of writing students need to learn about interpreting and deriving information through a conversation. Afterward, they are taught to write the basic inputs in a well-drafted format.
 

Message Writing: Format

Message Writing is a crucial part of the writing section in the English curriculum for school-going students. Therefore, candidates are advised to go through the format given below to learn and understand how to write a message. Let us go to the basic format for message writing for school-going students-


 

Key elements of Message Writing

You must include certain crucial elements while writing a message for exams.

Heading
The heading is the first element you should begin your message writing with. The MESSAGE should be written in capital letters at the top of the answer sheet.

Date
You need to mention the date on which you are writing the message in expanded form on the left-hand side of your page.

Time
You should mention the time the message was conveyed to you by the person. Write it on the right side after the page.

Body
The body is the main element you are writing the message for.  Here, mention the details you conversed with the person. Keep it short and simple. Do not go beyond 150 words while explaining the scenario.

Sender
After jotting down the necessary information, you had with the person, write the sender’s name at the end of the page on the left side.

Word limit
It is very important for students not to go beyond the word limit while attempting Message writing. Writing within the word limit helps you gain good marks and avoid negative markings.

The standard word limit for message writing set by CBSE is 50 words.Therefore, make sure you are covering all the crucial details within 50 words while attempting Message writing. 
 

Key points while attempting Message Writing 

There are some key points you should keep in mind while attempting a message-writing question. These are as follows-
  • Stick to the word limit
  • Follow the format
  • Be short and simple
  • Do not forget to write the sender's name
Hopefully, we have helped you understand and learn the way to attempt Message Writing.

What is a message writing?

Message writing is one of the common and frequent types of writing we learn in our schools. 

What is a message?

A message refers to a piece of information that you jot down for a person you cannot communicate or contact at a very specific time. 

What are important elements of message writing?

Important Elements of Message Writing are-
  • Heading
  • Date
  • Time
  • Body
  • Sender

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