- 年、月、日都写时，通常以月、日、年为顺序，月份可以缩写，日和年用逗号隔开。例如：December 18, 2003或者Dec. 18, 2003。
- 如果要写星期，星期要紧挨日期，它既可以放在日期前面，也可以放在日期后面，星期也可以省略不写。星期和日期之间不用标点，但要空一格，星期也可缩写。例如：Thursday Dec. 18, 2003或Dec.18，2003 Thursday
- 天气情况必不可少。天气一般用一个形容词如:Sunny, Fine, Rainy, Snowy等表示。天气通常位于日记的右上角。
日期和星期要写在正文的左上角，其顺序多是“星期 + 月、日、年”，也有把星期放在后面的，如“ 2003 年 11 月 22 日，星期一”可写为“ Monday November 22， 2003 或 November 22， 2003 Monday ”。天气情况应写在正文的右上角，如： Fine， Rainy， Cloudy， Windy 等。
正文是关于一天生活的记载，也是日记的主题。在书写正文时要做到： 1 ）要选择当天感受最深刻、最有意义的事件来描述，不要写成简单的流水帐； 2 ）日记的内容多是亲身经历和耳闻目睹的事情，所以要用第一人称来写； 3 ）日记多是在当天晚上来记述当天发生过的事情，因为动词时态常使用过去时，但使用时必须灵活掌握，如景物描写、议论某事、对话引语等要使用现在时态； 4 ）日记应以时间发生的先后顺序来展开，并且要简明扼要，条理清楚，写出真实感。
英语日记 I was very sleepy in the morning, so i didn't go running as usual. I had something for breakfast. My new day has begun. The results would come out today. My classmates all felt very nervous, so did I. Then one of my classmates called me, and invited me to play basketball in the afternoon. I like playing basketball, though I'm really poor at playing it.
i and my parent visited redstart farm last Saturday,there're environment is so good.we're scavenge the hourse,The horse was leaded into the stable and each was put in a stall.Cows and sheep depends forage to feed.this so lifelikeness,we're got a lot of enjoyment from my job. in the end.owner preparative feasted on me.
Though my daily life is extremely monotonous, I try hard to adapt myself to it. Why? Because I intend to be a good student. I wish to render service to my country.
I get up at six o’clock every day. After I wash my face and brush my teeth, I begin to review my lessons. I go to school at seven o’clock.
After school is over, I return home. We usually have supper at seven o’clock.Then I begin to do my homework. I want to finish it before I go to bed.
It was the first day of our winter holiday. All of us were very happy. Why? Because we have one months to do things we love to do. We are free. Although we have some homework. But we can finish them in several days. And the rest time we can make good use of. My god! We have been very tired after hard studying. In winter holidays, I want to have full sleep and eat good food in order to replenish myself.Last but not least, I will have a good rest.
It was the second day of our winter holiday. I felt good. I felt I’m free. I had a lot of time to do things I like. My parents are in Beijing. So I live alone but I don’t feel lonely. But I didn’t do something special. I stayed at home and watched TV. Oh! I wrote an English daily composition. It was my homework. Today, I have slept for 14 hours. I thought I was very tired. It is time for dinner. I must go! I am very hungry.
It was the third day of our winter holiday. Today, there are many business in my mother’s company. So my mother told me to help my uncle who is the manager of my mother’s company. I sat in my mother’s office and help her answer the telephone. While I was free, I was writing my homework. Although I also have a lot of time to do my homework, I still do it. Because in my mother’s office, I had nothing to do. If I did nothing, I was wasting my time and my life. I can’t do the foolish thing. We should take good use of our time.