2 Academic and General Writing:
1. Academic Writing
The IELTS Academic Writing module is designed to test candidates' ability to write clear and formal English, as is commonly required in an academic context. The test consists of two tasks that you must answer in one hour. If you only finish one of them, you don't have any score.
The two tasks usually focus on separate aspects of academic writing, but examiners rate your writings with similar criteria, such as how accurately to address the task, how organized your writing is, range of your vocabulary, and correctness of your grammar.
A high score writing needs you to organize ideas well, write accurately, and use rich vocabulary with correct grammar. Considering that task 1 just contributes 1/3 score to finial writing mark, you should allocate test time accordingly. If wasting too much time on task 1, task 2 may be ruined in a narrow time frame.
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2. General Training Writing
The IELTS General Training writing module tests ability to write about practical issues on common topics of personal interest, everyday life, or campus activity. The tasks usually ask candidates to offer information or suggestions, say likes or dislikes, or present opinions or views.
In the module candidates should finish 2 writing tasks in one hour. Task 1 is a 150 words short letter and just contributes 1/3 points to final writing mark, so you may allocate less time on it accordingly. If wasting time on task 1, means you don't have enough time to complete task 2. Then you won't have chance to get a good mark. Besides, you have to finish both tasks, otherwise you cannot accept writing band.
As similar as Academic writing, examiners assess the General writing tasks is based on the criteria in four aspects: right understanding and response to tasks, organising essay logically, good range of vocabulary, and correct grammar.
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