The importance of planning… (IELTS Writing)

The importance of planning… (IELTS Writing)

  • By Tony

It is important to plan. My experience of the exam and students of IELTS, is that they complain, “I didn’t have enough time.”

I hear this over and over again and it is my firm belief that “not enough time” is a result of poor planning.

How do I plan?

Planning can take on many guises, but the one I use most is a thing called a “spider diagram” or more commonly “mind map”. This is a good way of marshaling your thoughts before putting pen to paper and although it takes time, you can deliver an essay on time and with little panic.

There is an example of one:

Q) “In some countries young people are encouraged to work or travel for a year between finishing high school and starting university studies”

Discuss advantages and disadvantages for young people who decide to do this.

As you can see, just jotting down a few key ideas into the spider diagram, can organise your thoughts before you begin the essay. The glory of this method is that you can edit your plan quickly and easily without losing precious time.

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