Two easy tips to improve your writing

Better writing is an important part of doing well in the international exams. There are many things you can do to improve your writing. But here are two small easy tips that have a big impact on your writing score.

I wrote these for an an upcoming video I am making in response to a comment on my YouTube channel. So subscribe to the channel if you want to see it when it goes live.

Oumaima says:


Well thanks for your very kind words.

Improve Your Writing

When it comes to writing essays for international exams, there are two important things that you need to remember.

  1. Read the question
  2. Plan your answer

In my experience for international exams like CAE, CPE, IELTS and TOEFL, there’s normally 3 or 4 points that are mentioned in the questions that you must refer to in your answer. These carry a lot of weight in the grading because they show that you have understood the task.

Its always important to plan you writing, and that is true in any language. Make sure that each paragraph has a theme and that you don’t jump around. Give your work an overall structure with a beginning and a middle and an end. Well I hope that is helpful for the writing.

Improve Your English More and More

For the second part of your question, the best way to improve more and more is to keep practising and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. We learn from our mistakes so the more you make the more you learn.
Thanks for the question Oumaima, and everyone; What kind of writing do you get asked to do and how do you find it? Let me know in the comments below.

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