Writing for competitive exams is different from ‘normal’ writing assignments at school because the writing component for entrance exams:
- Have a time limit imposed e.g. 15 minutes, 20 minutes etc…. You’ll need to write a full piece within that time frame.
- Dictate a certain style. Some exams dictate what style of writing you are to do e.g. analytical, report, creative etc… so students must comply with that
In this section, I’ll post up some great writing and critique others so that you know what examiners are looking for an you’ll have models of great essays to aspire to. Writing also starts with solid foundations, by this I mean things like:
- Good level of spelling and grammar
- Organised and structured writing
- Stylistic effects added.
While these seem simple, getting them all correct in one cohesive writing piece is a bit harder. The best way to improve your writing is to practice and I’ll provide tips along the way on this blog. You can practice here for free using a timer.