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Ch 3: PTE Academic Writing Tasks

About This Chapter

Use the articles and lessons in this short chapter to enhance your preparations for the writing section of the PTE Academic test. Feel confident that you know what to expect in this section so you can succeed on the day of the test.

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

Feel free to customize your review of this chapter based on your current writing abilities. Navigate as few or as many of the lessons as you wish, and visit them as often as needed. If you develop questions while reviewing the chapter, be sure to send them to our experts via the Dashboard. These study resources are available 24/7 and can be viewed using any tablet, smartphone or computer.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: PTE Academic Writing Tasks
Overview of the PTE Academic Writing Section

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.

How to Restate an Idea and Summarize

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.

How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

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.

How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

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.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

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.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

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.

How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

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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