Out of all the sections IELTS Writing and Reading are the sections where most of the aspirants gets stuck or find it difficult to score the best. Some have to repeat the test multiple times just because they didn’t get the desired scores in the Writing Section. People face problems with the Writing section majorly because they don’t know what to put where and what are the things that they need to keep in mind while writing.
If you aren’t able to crack the exam and get the desired score in 1-2 attempts you may think of taking help from the coaching centres near you. I went for a Good IELTS coaching centre in Dwarka and it helped me get good score in Writing. The biggest benefit of taking help of a trainer is that you get to know your mistakes and you are told where are going wrong. Many of the Best study overseas consultants in Delhi run classes for IELTS and TOEFL exams so they can be helpful too as you might seek help from them.
Here are some of the tips which may help you in getting a good writing score.
- Understand the question, think and write: Before you jump to attempting the task understand the question first. Take a minute to think what all points to add in your answer and most importantly plan the ending of the task. The key is to understand what the examiner is looking for in the answer.
- Take care of your words: You are required 150 and 250 words in the tasks, you need to learn how long your paragraph will look in the given word limits this will help to save time in counting the words. You need to also take care of the grammar and spellings as this may result in losing some marks.
- Paragraphs: It is always suggested that you write in paragraphs, many people don’t have a habit of writing in paragraphs but it is highly suggested that you should write in paragraphs and the paragraph should have clear idea of what you are trying to say. An ideal essay has four paragraphs.
- Time management: You should practise time management while preparing for the exam as IELTS is a time bound exam. So, it very important to develop skills to work on time management and finish the tasks on time.
- Write in Formal language: You would have to develop a habit of writing in Formal language as in today’s time we all have a tendency of using short form of words while using SMS or chatting applications. You should try to practise to write in formal language as much as possible.
- Strong Vocabulary: You should develop a strong vocabulary as these fetches great scores. It is definitely not required to use complex words but they should be specific. Also, you need to take care of not repeating words unnecessarily as this creates negative impact on the examiner.
- Do not learn model answers: The papers are checked by trained examiners and they will take no time in recognising that it is a model answer in IELTS and TOFEL test. So, the key is to be real and write your own answer.
- Attempt task 2 first: You should attempt task 2 first as its of more marks and is comparatively easy. Give more time to task 2.
Now pay attention to the Don’ts in Writing section…
- Don’t write in first person.
- Don’t use abbreviations.
- Don’t write off topic.
- Don’t write the question again.
- Don’t use idioms inappropriately.