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IELTS Writing Task Achievement - Chapter Summary
Use these lessons to learn how to write interesting and factually compelling essays to succeed on the IELTS exam. These lessons provide useful tips that help you develop the skills to:
- Focus your essay on the writing prompt
- Quickly plan and write an effective essay
- Paraphrase information to make a point without plagiarizing
- Distinguish between a descriptive and argumentative prompt and craft an essay for each
Our expert instructors show you how to identify the core questions of a writing prompt and build an essay around them. By understanding different writing techniques and essay goals you prepare yourself to write more engaging and accurate essays. Short multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson let you quickly assess your knowledge.
1. IELTS Academic Writing: Overview & Format
The Writing portion of the IELTS Academic assesses a student's skills with the written word. Read on to learn more about how this part of the test is structured and scored.
2. 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.
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. Paraphrasing Without Plagiarism
There's a difference between paraphrasing and plagiarizing. Watch this lesson to learn how to report information from a source without plagiarizing the author's work.
5. Descriptive Writing: Definition, Techniques & Examples
This lesson will assist you in identifying descriptive writing found in literature and ways you can apply it in your own writing. Learn more about literary style and test your understanding through a quiz.
6. Argumentative Essay Paper: Definition & Examples
Find out what an argumentative essay is, and learn how to write one. Learn about the differences between the argumentative essay and the persuasive essay.
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