What is a Notice?
A notice is a written or printed news announcement or information. A notice may contain news/information about something that has happened or is likely to happen. It may be a formal announcement of public importance or an advance warning meant for compliance and information. A notice can be about a meeting, an event, an excursion/historical trip/a picnic, lost and found, change of name/address/uniform/timings/venue etc.
Notices are effective means of disseminating information related to different issues or occasions. They reach to a large number of persons in a short time. Hence a notice is written in simple and formal language. It is clear, brief and to the point.
School/College Notice Boards.(b)
Public Notice Boards.
Format : It includes the word ‘NOTICE’, date, heading, writer’s name and designation.(b)
Content : It must answer the questions What? When? Where? How? etc.(c)
Expression : It relates to the overall organisation and relevance of the content as well as grammatical accuracy and fluency
Points to Remember:
- the purpose should be to inform
- it should have a heading
- it should be brief and precise
- it should give all the required information, in a simple language
- the name and designation of the issuing authority should be mentioned
- it should be written in the third person
- it should have a date
- it should look attractive and the word limit should be adhered to.
Format of a NoticeExample: Yon are the Secretary of the English Literary Association of Tagore Memorial School, Patna. Write out a notice for notice-board, inviting names of those who would like to participate in the proposed inter-house debate, oratorio! and elocution contest.
English Literary Association
TAGORE MEMORIAL SCHOOL, PATNA
5 Aug. 20XX
The English Literary Association invites participants in the following contests to be held in the school auditorium :
(a) Debate competition : 20 Aug. 20XX at 11.00 a.m.
(b) Oratorial skills : 21 Aug. 20XX at 11.00 a.m.
(c) Elocution contest : 21 Aug. 20XX at 2.00 p.m.
Each house can send a team of two students per item.
Last date for submission of names : 10th August, 20XX