How to score 7.0 and above in IELTS Academic/General Writing Task 02
Firstly ,keep in mind that there are no much differences between Academic writing and General writing Tasks(Task2).Now let’s get into the topic .
You know good English , you can write what you have in your mind in English without grammatical errors ,that is not enough to score more than 5.5 in IELTS sadly.
IELTS Writing tasks pay full attention on the following areas of your work :
- Grammatical Accuracy (25%)
- Coherence and cohesion (25%)
- Lexical resources(25%)
- Task achievement(25%)
Key areas of IELTS Academic writing Tasks(1&2) marking scheme are given above.Mostly the people getting ready for IELTS are good in Grammatical Accuracy and Task Achievement ,when they are strong on these two areas they can score up to 5.0/5.5 only . If you score 6.0 and above it means you have started doing good in the other areas too.Thus if you have to go beyond 6.5 and 7.0 always keep in mind you have to play well in all sectors .
Coherence and cohesion
let’s see ,what is Coherence first . There are many synonyms for the word like consistency /unity /rationality . let’s take more appropriate one ,which is “Logic” . You are required to write your essay with proper logics. You have to go with the flow and develop the sentences with logical connection. As you write in a logical(Coherence) manner at the same time your sentences ,phrases and words should have been put in a proper structure .this structure is known as Cohesion . Words like , therefore ,on the other hand, at the same time ,apparently etc.. gives the strength to the physical connection or cohesion . This words are called cohesive devices.