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IELTS Writing - Keys to a high score

IELTS writing examiners love to read clear essays. If you write a clear essay, you make their life easy. When you make their life easy, you make it easy for them to give you a high score.

Self- STUDY TIP: Think like an examiner.

When writing an essay, or reviewing your essay,

THINK

LIKE

AN

EXAMINER!

WHAT IS THE EXAMINER LOOKING FOR?

Task Achievement

  • Do you address all parts of the task?

  • Do you develop your answer with supporting examples or explanations?

  • Are your examples relevant and extended?

  • Do you express a clear opinion throughout?

Coherence and Cohesion

Coherence

✓ Are your ideas organized in a logical way?

Cohesion

✓ Are your ideas linked together effectively?

✓ Do you use a wide range of effective words and expressions to link your ideas?

✓ Do you use proper referencing? ( the use of pronouns and other words to avoid repeating words)

Vocabulary

✓ Do you use higher level academic vocabulary?

✓ Do you use less common vocabulary?

✓ Are there any spelling mistakes?

✓ Are there any mistakes in word use or word formation?

✓ Are there any mistakes with meaning?

✓ Do the above mistakes make your writing confusing?

Grammar

✓ Is there a variety of compound as well as complex sentence structures?

✓ How frequent are grammar mistakes?

✓ Do these mistakes make your writing hard to understand?

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