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You must create a summary for each of your 10 (or more) sources. Summarise the web page, do not answer the question. Ensure that your summaries will enable you to easily fulfil the word-count requirements of the PAT. Don’t forget to save evidence of all of your sources in your Resource Material folder.

Do not copy-paste — plagiarism is dealt with as dishonesty!

If one of your sources is a video or a recording, you must summarise the contents of that source in writing the same as your text sources.

The only real guidance in terms of length is as follows:

Grade 12:

Your report should, as a guide, consist of approximately 1 600- 2 000 words (content only, excluding cover page, table of contents, references and graphics).

The Grade 12 Learner Guide 2021

With this in mind, each summary should eventually result in at least 160 words.

Grade 11:

You need to write a summarised report (1000 – 1500 words, not counting the cover page, table of contents, references and graphics) on your investigation and findings.

The Grade 11 Learner Guide 2021

With this in mind, each summary should eventually result in at least 100 words.


Phase 1 is finished!
Next step: Create your Questionnaire

By MisterFoxOnline

CAT Educator

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