Review of the week

In this video, Neil looks back at some of the highlights of the week.

Neil mentioned Timur Yarol’s comment on planning from Step 2.8 and you can read that discussion here. He also mentioned Diana Tsoma’s comments on coherence and cohesion, which you can find here, and Lorenzo de Cilladi’s example of a well structured paragraph here.

The POWER writing video that Neil mentions, which describes an easy-to-remember system for planning and checking your writing, can be found here on YouTube.

Finally, Neil mentioned some tools and resources he had shared with learners during the week to help with brainstorming ideas and planning paragraphs and essays:

  • An example of a mind map
  • A complete guide to mind-mapping with links to extra resources.
  • A guide to brainstorming for essays from Purdue Online Writing Lab.
  • An Essay Map from ReadWriteThink to help you plan online, or print out as a PDF. This website uses Flash, so you may need to give it permission to run in your browser.

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Coming up in Week 3

Next week we will be looking at the assessment criteria of Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy, as well as reviewing the content of previous weeks and completing a full IELTS Writing test.

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