ielts/ toefl / pte essay: Prompt, Plan, Produce, Proofread

Imagine you are in the examination-hall!!

You are stressed. Writing is the last section of the test, so you are a little tired too…You want to finish it fast and go home.. You want to get out of this claustrophobic room as quickly as possible…

And now you read the essay title..You find it pretty straightforward.. so you read it casually….may be twice..

And then you start your writing… WITHOUT PLANNING…..

It is essential to follow the right steps, every-time you write an essay. You need to understand the main-theme, and the sub-theme of the question… you need to decide.. your line of argument.. your exception paragraph… your introduction… body.. conclusion.. before you write the first line..

Here are the steps you are advised to follow:

1. Prompt: Understand the question.. Do STOP (Scope / Tone / Organization / Purpose) of the question.

2. Make a rough draft of what you want title.

3. Write your essay.. talking about one theme in one paragraph..Follow a template you mastered..

4. Proofread your essay.

Here is one useful way to plan.. try BRAIN DUMP..
Put your thoughts on paper.. quickly.. without judging..without thinking about spellings.. or flow.. just keep writing everything that comes in your mind.. read the topic.. and make sure you address all the keywords in the prompt.

From this dump, you can choose your ideas later. You can discard the ones which do not make sense to you.. and select the ones that you like.

Essay Writing – Use Templates

A  template helps you gain speed and precision. It is a sure shot way of finishing your work on in the given time-span.

Essay Writing – Use Templates

A  template helps you gain speed and precision. It is a sure shot way of finishing your work in the given time-span.

More and more wild animals are on the verge of extinction and others are on the endangered list. What are the reasons for this? What can be done to solve this problem?

The topic of protecting wild-life is the epicenter of discussion in many forums. There are many factors which have contributed to extinction of many species. Immediate and effective measures to reverse this trend are not just desirable, but also essential for our survival. Let us dig deeper to understand this topic holistically.

Comments: For a cause and effect essay.. This introduction can be taken as as a template. In all situations we can use similar verbiage with a little bit tweaking. 

There are several reasons, why these animals are reducing in numbers. One of the primary reasons is epidemic. Extensive hunting and poaching have added fuel to the fire.To quote an example, the population of white elephants in the Amazon has dwindled because of poaching.

Comments: The logical sequence would be talk about the causes first. You can enlist them using the structure shown above. Hunting and epidemics are identified as two causes..

Let us discuss some effective measures to tackle this problem. Government has an important role to play in this regard. It can adopt a two pronged strategy. Firstly, masses should be educated about the importance of preserving bio-diversity. If people are aware of how extinction of animals affect the whole ecosystem, then they will not get involved in killing animals. Secondly, criminals should be punished harshly. This will send the right message to those who try to break the law.

comments: Again while talking about solutions.. we can devote 1 para each to the two causes identified (hunting and epidemics)

Further, steps should be taken to provide a safe habitat to wild animals. Causes behind outbreaks of epidemics need to be understood, preventive measures should be taken. Affected or diseased animals should be quickly identified and treated. These steps can definitely help to a great extent.

To conclude, saving flora-and-fauna is the responsibility of everyone. Governments and citizens need to contribute wholeheartedly towards achieving this worthy goal.

Comments: A short and crisp conclusion is advisable. Two to three sentences are enough.

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