Successful Essay Writing for IELTS, TOEFL or University
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Successful Essay Writing for IELTS, TOEFL or University

Learn how to write flawless essays that give the examiners what they want. Pass any exam or assessment to a high Level.
3.3 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
47 students enrolled
Created by Victor Martins
Last updated 1/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write essays to a high level and pass any essay writing assessment
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  • All you need to get started is a willingness to improve.
  • Sample essay questions and model essays are included.

This course will guide you through all the requirements of a clear, well-written essay. Many people find writing difficult or struggle to get through formal assessments simply because they were never shown the correct format for expressing their thoughts and ideas through writing.

- Learn how to plan an essay within 4 minutes or less

- Learn the correct structure for an essay.

- Learn what the examiners need to see to award a high grade.

- The most common mistakes that you should NEVER make.

- See examples of well written essays.

If writing is an important part of your career or academic studies, then this course is for you. Follow the steps and organise your ideas and you will see an immediate difference. Watch each videos as many times as you feel is necessary. Ask me any questions by submitting through the software and get all the advice you need.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone planning to take the IELTS or TOEFL exams and any who needs to improve the quality of their essays for scholl, university or even as a part of the job.
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Writing TOEFL and IELTS Task 2 essays
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Writing well structured essays requires planning and practice. This lecture details what you should do and what you should try to avoid doing.

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The first rule of answering any IELTS question is to give the examiner what they want. One problem in doing that is there are different types of IELTS essay questions asking for different things. This video takes you through the main types of essay questions and shows you how to identify what they are asking for.

A question of style

A well-written introduction will convince the readers that you know what you're talking about and make them want to carry on reading. It should:

- Show that you understand and are going to answer the question.

- Indicating the structure of your answer.

- Be concise.

Writing good introductions

The main body of your essay needs to give specific explanations of your points so that you're not feeding your reader vague, unjustified ideas, but rather, clear, well-supported points.

The main body

This video will clearly explain how to write logical, flowing body paragraphs in your essays. By creating well-developed body paragraphs, your essays will be cleaner, sharper and score higher.
Preview 04:34

If you are aiming for a high band score, it is not simply enough not to make mistakes, you also need to show that you can use a number of different grammatical constructions. This video will explain several key grammatical structures that you ought to be comfortable using.

Using advanced grammatical structures

Introductions and conclusions can be the most difficult parts of papers to write. They should frame your thoughts and bridge your ideas for the reader. This video will explain the functions of conclusions and show you how to write more effective ones.

Writing your conclusion

Proofreading is the skill of being able to check your writing and make any necessary adjustments. By beating the examiner 'to the punch', you reduce the likelihood that they will be able to deduct any points from your work. This video will demonstrate how you can improve your ability to proofread and stop missing out on the grades you deserve.

Proofreading your own work
Writing IELTS Task 1 essays
3 Lectures 19:26

In Academic Task 1 of the Writing module, you are expected to write a short descriptive report based on visual information or data. This video will prepare you to meet all the requirements that the examiner needs to see in order to award a high grade.

IELTS Academic Task 1 essays

When you are describing graphs and charts in task 1, you need a range of English expressions, verbs, adverbs and nouns, all with the correct collocation of prepositions. In this video, I provide a variety of alternative phrases and sentences which will help you to diversify your vocabulary.

Describing trends

This video will guide you through the process of writing the letter for the General Training Task 1 question. Learn what to do and what to avoid doing. Practice answering the questions in the attachment.

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About the Instructor
Victor Martins
3.9 Average rating
23 Reviews
329 Students
2 Courses
IELTS Instructor, EFL Teacher

Hi, I run an online English language school teaching ESL, Business English, Writing skills and conversational English. I have successfully trained several students to pass the IELTS exam, TOEFL, TOEIC and Cambridge: First (FCE).

My classes use interactive PowerPoint presentations as visual aids and are proven to take elementary level students to a competent, conversational level in less than 6 months. For more advanced students, we utilize Google Docs to practice writing and Skype to work on improving conversation skills.

I have a bachelor's degree from the University of London and more than five years of experience teaching both online and in classrooms.