How to get 8.0 and above from IELTS Writing?

by IDP IELTS — August 6th, 2020

In this article, we will check how to get 8.0 and above from the IELTS Writing.

In order to find the answer to the question ‘What prevents an essay from reaching a score of 8 and above’, it will make our job easier to know the writing evaluation criteria and to examine the Writing Task 2 band score descriptor:

What are the Writing evaluation criteria?

  • Task Response
  • Coherence and Cohesion
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy

First of all, in order to reach 8 band scores and above in the Writing Task 2 section, it is necessary to have an English level of 8 and above and to use this information in combination with IELTS techniques.

        1. Answer the entire question

You should address all the points given in the question and expand your answer with related examples or your own experience and thoughts.

        2. Clear paragraphs

You should write your thoughts in paragraphs in order to be linked to the answer to the question and provide readability. In addition, each of these paragraphs should include a good thesis statement on the subject that can be extended in the development paragraph. You should avoid writing one-sentence paragraphs.

       3. Vocabulary

In the Writing section, you need to show that you have a broad vocabulary, but the important thing is to use these words correctly. It is important to use as many different words as possible to reach a score above 8. When we focus on grammar, you still need to show that you master various complex grammatical structures and use them correctly.

In addition to these, paying attention to the following items will be enough to make the essay you wrote completely different.

  • Reaching the minimum word count (250 words for Task 2)
  • Paying attention to the use of articles such as a / an, is, the
  • Not using memorized patterns and repetitive conjunctions
  • Paying attention to spelling
  • Choosing the right word

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