October 31, 2010

8 Tips for Understanding and Interpreting Data in IELTS Writing

Good day everyone. We're now going to start sharing tips with regard to IELTS writing.

Today, you'll be receiving some pointers whenever you encounter a task 1 question that would require you to understand and interpret data. Read on:

1. When you see graphs, make it a point to understand what the axes are evaluating or computing.

2. When you see bar and pie charts, always find and understand the key which provides you with info about the bars or areas.

3. When you see tables, remember to identify their key features. You do this by carefully browsing through the data supplied in the rows and the columns.

4. An outline would help you organize your thoughts.

5. Please note that you shouldn't spend more than 20 minutes on Task 1.

6. Always cite relevant supporting data.

7. Write at least 150 words.

8. It is recommended that you give yourself a few minutes to check your work.

Next week, some pointers for organizing and selecting data would be posted here.

Cheers. :)

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