What are the rules for journal entry

Diary - essay

In a diary you write down when something important happened to you on a day, something you don't want to forget or something that seems so important to you that writing it down will make you clearer about it.


The diary


What do you write in a diary?

One writes the diary in the I-form. Example: I got today I experienced something special.

Keeping a diary is thus an autobiography that reports on one's own life in chronological order.


The most famous diary

The most famous diary is the diary of a young girl, Anne Frank (1942-1944). Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis for two years to avoid being murdered by them and Anne Frank kept a diary during this time. This diary is now regarded as a historical document from the time of the Holocaust.

Sometimes, however, diaries are also kept in order to later publish them as a book and to earn money with it. Do this e.g. B. Actors, politicians or athletes.

How do you write a diary? example

There are different ways to keep a diary. It can look like this, for example:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Today I went to the ice cream parlor with Tom and Aslan. We met Tomke and Anna there. We had a great chat. Sure - everyone agreed that we could meet here again. I particularly liked ....
Anna seems to like me. I'll talk to her in the school yard tomorrow, because we have a topic we can talk about: our favorite ice cream parlor.

Diary entry in short form ...


21.10.2014
Been to the ice cream parlor with Tom and Aslan. Tomke and Anna met, really nice.

For an essay on the topic of "diary", diary entries with complete sentences are usually required, as you can see in the first example.

Personal memories

Diary entries are written differently than an essay on a specific topic. In a diary entry you record memories that you are personally very touched by, that you were happy or angry about.


Order of thoughts in the diary

Thoughts are often not sorted in the same way in the diary entry as in another essay. Often one associates different happenings or feelings with certain events. As a result, there are, among other things, temporal jumps.


Inner monologue

In diary entries one often speaks to oneself. This is shown in the following example:

I don't even know what I was thinking. Why did I do that?


Rules for the diary entry

  • Start with the date of the diary entry
  • Write in the first person
  • Write in the correct chronological order
  • What happened?
  • Describe your thoughts on what happened
  • Express your feelings
  • Ask yourself questions (did I get it right?)
  • What did other people say?
  • How did other people react?
  • How did you react to that?
  • Has that changed anything?

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Write a journal entry

An essay is a self-contained text. The subject of the essay and the form is often given by the teacher. Subject, predicate, dative object, accusative object and all parts of the sentence. German active and passive exercises, fables and ballads. The essay can be written in the following form: as a diary entry, as a report or report, as an interesting story.

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