This final thesis statement presents an interpretation of a literary work based on an analysis of its content. Of course, for the essay itself to be successful, you must now present evidence from the novel that will convince the reader of your interpretation.
Why is this thesis weak? Think about what the reader would expect from the essay that follows: most likely a general, appreciative summary of Twain’s novel. But the question did not ask you to summarize; it asked you to analyze. Your professor is probably not interested in your opinion of the novel; instead, she wants you to think about why it’s such a great novel—what do Huck’s adventures tell us about life, about America, about coming of age, about race, etc.? First, the question asks you to pick an aspect of the novel that you think is important to its structure or meaning—for example, the role of storytelling, the contrasting scenes between the shore and the river, or the relationships between adults and children.
At no time do I state that students should use “easy to understand” language. This article is about avoiding learned phrases. This rule applies to all students, even band 9 students.
I also agree that we should use natural and easy-to-understand language. But maybe some examiner thinks some big words in the essay can demonstrate the variety of vocabulary. Actually that’s a superficial habit.
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My concern to you is while writing conclusion in Academic writing Task 2,is it useful to say,”From aforementioned cases and argument,we come to know that…..” in this way is it the right way to express?
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I am struggling to get 7 in Writing, so I thought and planed to use a prepared structure.
my spellings are the worst.
Can you please give your thoughts on that?
Having poor spelling with certainly be a problem for the criteria of vocabulary. You will need to practice writing essays and then review the spelling of all common vocabulary you use. Also consider getting one of my advanced writing task 2 lessons which explain in depth the techniques needed for a high score:
How can i improve my grammer?I m really really struggling with it. Pleaseguide me. I have checked my essay with some tutors. I am cosulting different website. But still problem
You should use a range of tenses. Using second conditionals is something most students should do. You can use prefect tenses, noun phrases, clauses – anything to show your range of grammar and your accuracy as well. See my advanced lessons to learn more about the techniques for a high score:
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I wanted to ask you, in order to get high score on writing, what kind of sentences should i use in Writing Task 2. You said complex sentences, passive voice…and what else? Should i use conditionals? Thanks in advance. Look forward
Idioms are informal and not suitable for writing task 2. So, yes, it would lower your score to use inappropriate language. However, you can use some idiomatic language such as “key to …”
I wanted to ask about the idioms. In 1 of your lessons, u say that idioms are not suitable to use in writing. why is that? what if i use an idiom (a common 1) to increase the word count. Will i be penalized for that?
Thank you for your numerous guidance. Please, may I ask for other alternative phrases for academic writing task 1 in providing an overview. I only know “OVERALL”. Please are there others as overall seems to be used most often by candidates?
All information can be found on the main pages which are accessed through the red bar at the top of the website. Here is the link for the main writing task 2 page: and this is the page for information about the test: . Let me know if this is what you are looking for?