IELTS Master: Writing - 2016

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Non Award
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 4 weeks
  • Government loans available: None
  • Availability for 2016: Continuous
  • Availability for 2017: Continuous
  • Assessment: Assessment details, including dates, word limits and topics, will be provided in your study materials.

Unit provided by

2016 Fees
Domestic 49.00
International 49.00

This unit will help you to develop and practise the skills and strategies you need to achieve success in the IELTS Writing test. You will learn how to organise your time effectively, analyse and understand the question, plan your answer and check and edit your writing. You will also learn about the assessment criteria that examiners use to assess your writing. This unit offers over 90 interactive activities and extensive feedback. You will also practise your essay writing skills with 12 sample questions and four practice tests. The unit also includes study skills advice to help you in the weeks and days before the IELTS test. It should take you approximately 25 hours of online study to complete the unit materials.

Access Time: 30 days from the date of first login to the unit.

Additional Information: The IELTS Master Writing unit uses Adobe Reader for the Workbook and the printable version of the Study Plan. Many computers already have Adobe Reader installed, but if not, full instructions on how to download this for free are provided within the course.

Suitable for Academic or General Training IELTS exam preparation.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. organise their time effectively
  2. analyse and understand IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2 questions
  3. plan and organise their writing effectively
  4. check and edit their writing.

Because this unit is a non-award unit, there will be no compulsory assignments to be submitted and no final exam.

Assessment details, including dates, word limits and topics, will be provided in your study materials.

You should have at least an intermediate level of English (approximately IELTS Band 5 or TOEFL PBT 520 or iBT 68).

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to writing task 1
2Reading and understanding graphs and tables
3Planning an answer for questions with graphs/table
4Writing your answer for a diagram or table
5Describing a process
6Understanding the assessment criteria
7Language focus for writing task 1
8The writing process for writing task 2
9Analysing writing task 2 questions
10Identifying writing task 2 essay types
11Planning your writing task 2 essay
12Structuring your writing task 2 essay
13Focusing on introductions
14Moving from ideas to paragraphs
15Focusing on conclusions
16Reviewing your essay
17Understanding the assessment criteria
18Language focus for writing task 2
19Improving your range - grammar and vocabulary
20Improving your accuracy - grammar and vocabulary
21Using an academic style
22Writing cohesively and coherently
23Expressing your ideas effectively
24Sample questions for writing task 1 and 2
25Practice tests with model answers
26Study strategies for the IELTS writing test

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • FAQs
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes

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