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It's hard for me to wirite an essay in the IELTS exam especially only in 40 minutes. I have no idea about how to structure an article and how to express my views and how to elaborate them in a natural way.I'm looking for your help. :)

Jul 18, 2014 2:30 PM
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If you use a search engine, you can find many good IELTS essay tips from websites such as this:

 

http://www.ieltsbuddy.com/ielts-essay.html

July 18, 2014

    CONCLUSION:

 

  When in doubt, there is a kind of "folksy"  rule that   gets passed around in the United States, and surprisingly, this old rule works when we feel puzzled.  The Rule Goes Like this

(as a  Rule---of---Three).

 

 

#1   Tell people what you are going to tell them.

 

#2   Tell people what you need to tell them.

 

#3  Tell people what you just told them.

 

    That may sound silly, but sometimes, it just works.

 

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[For example, the subject of POLLUTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT would pertain to

Science & Technology which measures it, Moral Questions as to harming living things, Law because many countries have laws against it,

and History because there is a History of mankind's awareness of the problem.]

This shows you how you can have several categories of interest about your subject, and you can have three facts

obtained regarding each category, more or less.

Now you can begin to look at the organization of your facts.

A simple sentence or word is enough to make a reference to some fact.

Now you will be ready to start writing out some details.

Here it may be of help to start with the HISTORY of your subject.

It is easy to find facts about the HISTORY of a subject.

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Books about many subjects are reviewed on websites such as

Amazon.com. This is a wonderful way to find excellent facts about a subject

and to find phrasing that you can use in your own sentences.

From your searches in library books, and magazines and journals,

you should be able to find

excellent quotations from experts on your subject.

Provide the information

about where the quotation is from, just like it is indicated in your source.

(This is a general outline that should help you get started.)

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Step #3 You should begin to have some general ideas about your subject.

Always follow the general search Criteria about:

(a) WHO (b) WHAT (c) WHEN (d) WHERE (e) WHY (f) HOW

Visit a library and find about 10 or more books on your subject

and begin looking them over. Select 5 or 6 that seem to be good.

Continue with some general note-taking.

Visit several websites on the Internet and continue taking some

general notes on your subject. More or less information depends on your judgment

about what you need. At this stage, just take brief notes,

and do not write more than a few sentences as to

(a) WHO (b) WHAT (c) WHEN (d) WHERE (e) WHY (f) HOW

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Step #4 Look for anything written on your subject which informs you about any

conflicts or controversies about your subject in history.

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Step #4 Follow the RULE-----OF-----THREE.

As you begin creating an outline, try to obtain three (3) facts about every

aspect of your subject.

You will begin to see how your subject exists in human experience

as to the Categories:

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(a) Science & Technology

(b) Philosophy (Logic, Moral Questions, Metaphysical Speculation)

(c) Law/ Government/ Politics

(d) Theology (study of God/Spirit)

(e) History

(f) (Arts such as literature, music, painting, dance and performing, etc)

 

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Here is a disciplined method for the construction of an essay.

Step #1 First, you think of your subject in the context of REVERSE ENGINEERING it.

This associates an essay with something you build. Except first, you don't build.

You do the opposite. You start by taking things away from your subject.

So, you are given a topic or you choose one.

Here is how you REVERSE ENGINEER your subject.

Start thinking about subjects that are the opposite of your subject.

(If your subject is an Environmental concern, for example, start thinking of all those things that are the opposite.

Start writing a list of all such things that are opposite.

(In Step #2, you will see the categories for many subjects

and you see which ones have nothing to do with your subject.

This will help to clarify your thinking, by showing what your Subject----Is----Not.)

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Step #2 Find a general domain for your subject.

For example, your subject can be associated with:

(a) Science & Medicine & Technology

(b) Philosophy (Logic, Moral Questions, Metaphysical Speculation)

(c) Law/ Government/ Politics

(d) Theology (study of God/Spirit)

(e) History

(f) (Arts such as literature, music, painting, dance and performing, etc)
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(continued)

July 18, 2014
pangpang4500
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