How to draft a notice
A notice should contain information regarding an event that is going to happen or that has happened.
- It must provide complete information.
- It must have a title which should preferably be a phrase, not a sentence.
- The language should be impersonal – passive voice is preferred.
- The notice should mention the name of the person / body organizing the event.
- The notice must be dated and it must answer the questions: when, where, why, what and how.
Notice Sample 1
You are Gayatri Sharma, Head girl of St. Theresa’s School. Your school is organizing remedial classes for students of classes V to XII after school hours from 1st August. Students who secured less than 60% marks in the first terminal examination are required to attend these classes which will be held from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Lunch will be provided to the students on request. Write a notice for the school notice board informing students about this program. Do not exceed 50 words.
22 July 2015
St. Theresa’s School
Remedial classes for weak students
Compulsory remedial classes for students of classes V to XII who scored less than 60% marks in the first terminal examination will be held after school hours between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm starting August 1. Lunch will be provided on request. For more information contact the undersigned.
Sample notice 2
You are Akshay Dubey, the President of the Subash Nagar Residents’ Welfare Association. You are planning to hold a meeting of your colony members to protest against the water shortage in your locality. Draft a notice in not more than 50 words inviting the residents of your colony to the meeting
Subash Nagar Residents’ Welfare Association
20 February 2016
Water Shortage In The Colony
A meeting of the residents of Subash Nagar will be held in the Town Community Hall on February 25, 2016 to discuss and protest against the water shortage in the colony. All members are requested to attend the meeting. For further details contact: