About This Chapter
PTE Academic Writing Tasks - Chapter Summary
This chapter makes it simple to understand the basics of the writing section of the PTE Academic test while ensuring you are able to complete writing tasks on exam day. Explore entertaining lessons and articles to improve your ability to:
- Discuss the structure and requirements of the writing section of the test
- Restate an idea and summarize information
- Write a great essay in a short period of time
- Respond to an essay prompt and focus your essay
- Develop a thesis statement
- Structure an argument in your essay
- Create an effective conclusion to a paper
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1. Overview of the PTE Academic Writing Section
Arguably one of the more difficult parts of the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, the writing section draws not only on your command of English, but also your ability to synthesize good writing on the spot. Read on to learn further details about the writing portion of the PTE Academic.
2. How to Restate an Idea and Summarize
Understanding how to restate an idea and summarize the information you have read is an important reading skill. In this lesson, you'll learn how to rephrase the main points of an essay, argument, or reading passage into a clear summary.
3. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly
Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.
4. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt
In this video, learn how to ensure that your writing responds directly to your assignment. Then find out how to spot where you may have strayed from the paper's point and how to get back on track.
5. How to Write a Thesis Statement
Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.
6. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay
When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.
7. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements
Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!
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