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The purpose of an Explanation is to demonstrate or develop understanding of the object of study, and the ability to describe and/or account for its significance.


Dear HilaryWfaP,

I am looking for the assistance to create the program of English Study for me through English Learning by myself. Will you be so kind to help me with your advice how can I check the level of English and how can I prepare the course?


Does the notes we write during the lectures come under this catagory?

Dear animesh0721
I don't think the notes you take in lectures fall into any of the genre categories, because they are not assessed, are they? Normally you take lecture notes to help you remember the main points of a lecture. How much you write depends on how much you already know about the topic, and what you think is important. It doesn't matter what your notes look like, as long as they are useful to you when you read them again.  Nobody else will read them!
Explanations are written for other people to read, so you must make sure that they are clear and complete. Their purpose is to demonstrate how much you know about the topic, so you will probably need to include information from a number of different sources, not just your lecture notes. 
I hope this helps!
The Writing for a Purpose Team