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15 Step Checklist for Self-Assessment of Your IELTS Essay

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  • Word count is more than 250 words and up to 300 words (go beyond 300 words ONLY if you assess yourself as an advanced level writer or have already scored 6 or 6.5 band)
  • A fancy introduction is avoided (words like a hotly debated topic or the world is divided into two views etc.)
  • The given statement is rewritten/paraphrased.
  • A thesis statement is written
  • The introduction section contains no more than 3 sentences
  • Each body paragraph is almost (not exactly) written in similar length.
  • The topic sentence of each body paragraph is clear
  • At least one supporting argument is written after the topic statement.
  • An example is used
  • The Example is linked with topic sentence writing a paragraph (concluding line of each body paragraph)
  • The conclusion contains 2-3 sentences maximum
  • The conclusion contains key points that are discussed in the body paragraphs
  • No new ideas are introduced in the conclusion
  • At least one phrasal verb and two linking devices are used in each body paragraph
  • Spelling and grammar errors are minimal (online grammar checkers can be used)
 

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