December 19, 2010

5 Tips for Evaluating and Challenging Ideas in IELTS Writing

Hello. Today you're going to read our tips when you encounter IELTS writing (task 2) questions that require you to evaluate and challenge ideas. Read on:

1. When you need to write about two distinct points of view, you should be able to:
- show both views
- assess the merits of each side
- dispute the view that you disagree with and substantiate the ideas you agree with via evidence and examples

2. It should be noted that you don't have to entirely defend one of the views. You could formulate your own view.

3. At all times, you must always state your view clearly, using reasons and examples. This applies whether you agree or disagree with a particular view.

4. If, on the other hand, if you don't entirely agree or disagree with the given views, remember to be explicit as to which parts of the views you agree with and which you disagree with.

5. In other words, always analyze the arguments for and against, then provide support for the views you side with and challenge those you dispute.

That would be all for now for our tips in IELTS writing. Next week a new series of IELTS speaking tips would be shared to you.

Cheers. :)

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