Screenshot of complete PAT folder structure created using a SmartArt hierarchy layout in Microsoft Word 2016.

Below is a screenshot of a PAT hierarchy diagram created using SmartArt in Microsoft Word. The majority of the PAT marks are awarded for simply following the detailed requirements correctly! The requirement is that you organise your work logically and that you name all your files and folders meaningfully.

In this post:

  1. SmartArt diagram
  2. Screenshot

SmartArt diagram

The screenshot below is of a diagram (a hierarchy created using SmartArt in Microsoft Word) that is required to be added in Phase 1 as an addendum in your Phase 1 Microsoft Word report.

Grade 11 & 12 file and folder organisation diagram


The Grade 12 PAT Learner Guide 2021 (page 34 point 8) reads: “An addendum with a diagram/screenshot of the actual folder structure for Phase 1 is included”. Previously, marks were awarded in the marking rubric for a SmartArt diagram and not a screenshot. To avoid any confusion and to cover all your bases, provide both a SmartArt hierarchy diagram and a screenshot. Show your skills off!

Screenshot of PAT folder structure in File Explorer

The screenshot of Windows File Explorer must display:

  1. the address bar
  2. the expanded folder hierarchy in the navigation pane
  3. the contents of your Phase 1 folder

All of this work can be done in preparation for the PAT before the topic is announced, as can the next step, which is to create your Phase 1 report outline.

You will repeat this process for each Phase of your PAT. In Phase 2, be sure to follow the same instructions, but select, display and screenshot the contents of the Phase 2 folder.

By MisterFoxOnline

CAT Educator

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