How To Do IELTS Writing Task 2 General And Academic — Part 1/4 — Getting The Basics Right

hello everybody my name’s Tim from IELTS freeway calm and today I’m going to be sharing with you how to do IELTS writing task 2 general and academic I’m going to do this in a four part video series and the four videos are video one basic information that you need to know video 2 question types and structure video 3 how essays are marked and video for the stages of writing so this is video 1 and we’ll be covering all the basic information that you need to know to do I else writing task 2 so let’s make a start the IELTS writing test is 60 minutes long in total and it consists of two parts part one is different depending on if you’re taking the general paper or the academic paper if you’re taking general IELTS part one is a letter writing task if you’re taking the academic IELTS part one is a summary task where you summarize graphs charts or pictures however part two is exactly the same for both papers it’s a formal academic discussion essay there are twice as many marks for task two as there are for task 1 so if you want to improve your band score for your writing it’s particularly important to focus on improving your essay time management is very important for the writing test because you are give them one hour to do both parts so you have to decide how long you spend on each part nobody will tell you when to change from task one to task two it is recommended though that you spend 20 minutes on task 1 and 40 minutes on task 2 in task 1 you need to write 150 words in task 2 you have to write at least 250 words you must write at least 250 if you write less you will lose marks however you won’t get extra marks for writing say 300 words or 350 words but you do need to reach the minimum word count of 250 in a later video I will give you the exact step-by-step process to manage your time effectively to do this essay in the 40 minutes so what topics might you be asked to write about well here are 10 common topics that often come up in the aisles essay tasks have a look at the list we’ve got health environmental issues education government spending globalization public transport criminal justice youth crime technology and development all of these are very common important issues for most people and countries in fact if you make the effort to read your national newspapers you will find that these issues are discussed in depth in them so really reading around these topics is ideal preparation for your task to essays they will give you lots of ideas and vocabularies that you can then write about and apply in your essay so how can you prepare for your IELTS writing task — well first you need to start preparing early plan ahead it sometimes takes people a couple of attempts before they get the band score that they need so you really need to allow yourself enough time especially if you’ve got other important exams to do in the near future like a levels or if you have deadlines for application to universities or for visas for other countries so plan ahead and prepare early this also gives you chance to improve your English to the desired level in my experience it takes a couple of months of dedicated practice to improve your English to get up one band level however you can also improve your score through learning good technique and that is what my website IELTS freeway comm is about so what else can you do to prepare for the exam for the essay part you need to have a plan you need to know how are you going to tackle the questions in a later video like I mentioned you’ll also get a full step-by-step writing process that you can learn and use thirdly you need to practice under pressure in the exam you might be nervous and you have to write at quite a fast pace so you need to practice under timed conditions so time yourself fourthly you need to practice a variety of question types as you’ll discover in my next videos there are three different question types don’t just practice the same type over and over again practice a variety so that whatever type of question you get you feel comfortable that you can answer it fifthly try and get a native speaker to mark your essays maybe a teacher at school or a friend and get some feedback so that you know what is not quite right and then you can work on improving that and finally as I’ve already mentioned you need to read read around these topics so that you have ideas you have already thought about the types of issues that might come up in the exam this will make the planning stage of your writing much easier if you can think of ideas quickly and easily okay so that’s all for this first video about basic information apart from a quick quiz so can you name three common IELTS topics ah well if you quickly flick back to the list you can have health environmental issues education criminal justice youth crime and I let you read through those again at your leisure next question how long in total do you have for the IELTS writing test pause the video and have a think okay so the answer is one hour in total but remember you have 20 minutes for part one and 20 minutes for part 2 question 3 how are academic and general writing tests different well pause the video and have a think hopefully you came up with something like the general writing test part one is a letter but the academic test part one is a summary describing pictures diagrams and charts however task two is identical question 4 how many words do you need to write for a task 2 hopefully you are aware that it’s a minimum of 250 you must write at least 250 words and finally what type of language should you not use in the essay I will think hopefully you came up with things like contractions using words like can’t instead of cannot don’t instead of do not using I too much using phrasal verbs too much and being too emotional in your responses okay that’s all for this video the next video is about question types and structures so if you enjoyed this video please like share and subscribe to this channel and proceed on to video two I’ll see you then

How to Write A Great Mobile App Case Study — Framework

Chicago Tribune had seen their readership numbers declined by X percent and had brought on a new team to try to revamp and bring in new readership I’m Alex Berman and this is agency marketing tear downs where we go through the websites of digital agencies tear down their marketing channels and see what they can improve today we’re looking at a third vision which is Chicago’s premier mobile app development firm or so they call themselves and I want to focus on the thing that I think they’re weakest on which is their portfolio in this video I want to go through a few tips on how you can improve your own agency’s portfolio how either mission can improve theirs so let’s jump into it so let’s start by looking at either visions website strong website and they’ve got testimonials from their clients they’ve got more testimonials all throughout the site but then when you go over to the portfolio page you’ll see these Doc’s here don’t really say anything about the actual individual projects and so I wanted to go over kind of what makes a good case study and give some recommendations so let’s go over to an agency called amp who does a great job with their case studies and let’s jump into one of them this is idly by LogMeIn enterprise-level you open with a big picture of what the app is both the dashboard and then multiple screens here’s a general outline you can use for your case studies one start with a little bit of background on the project similar to how you would do it in a proposal when you outline the opportunity I used to call it the problem when I would write them in proposals but the opportunity is more of an enterprise level way to phrase it and in the opportunity to go over basically what the climate was like at the time so let’s look at Chicago Tribune what’s going on why did Chicago Tribune need a new app no newspapers are failing you can outline you could paint a really good picture about YC cago Tribune needed a new app so basically it’s two paragraphs first paragraph is background on where you are in the world right now in terms of the climate so newspapers are dying Chicago Tribune had seen their readership numbers declined by X and had brought on a new team to try to revamp and bring in new readership maybe even give us some numbers on the market then you give some background on the actual company so for that we can just go over to the Wikipedia page so Chicago Tribune is one of the oldest newspapers in Chicago the eighth largest newspaper in the United States by circulation and they are the most read daily newspaper in the Chicago metropolitan area the ask right that’s the next part of the case study that you need to add so the ask LogMeIn challenged amp to develop an experience as innovative as ively in order to blah blah blah so the three things Chicago Tribune asked ether vision to develop an iPad app that would engage new newspaper readers and allow real-time updates capture a new audience of younger commuters that wouldn’t normally read the Chicago Tribune provide better analytics to advertisers in order to increase advertising rates I don’t know what the actual problems are but those are three pretty good reasons why they might need a new application then once you have that you go into the strategy so the strategy what I really like about this amp case study here is plagued by security breaches and inflexible outdated technology senior IT executives and decision makers desire a partner that provides a trusted flexible impactful solution they’re using enterprise language this wouldn’t look out of place in a request for Proposal you can talk about a little bit what the problems Chicago Tribune had hiring other developer partners so maybe something like Chicago Tribune tried to launch an app in the past with overseas developers and ran into a lot of issues when it came to project management and product quality so they were looking for a developer that would be hands-on and had an in-house team that would take shockabra Tribune through every step of the process hyping up ether vision along the way and giving a lot of good info that potential ether vision clients could use for their own project then we jump into the plan with the ideal venue selected our challenge was even clearer develop an unforgettable experience that showcases Iblees platform while complementing the overall event to us the best way to let’s rate the power of the product was to put it to use in a contextually relevant way so for either vision you could talk a little bit about what went into the Chicago Tribune project in order to make sure the products fit we brought in 10 Sicario Tribune users and showed them several screenshots of what we thought the app should be and collected their feedback this process went on for a few weeks and we actually found these two takeaways one users really liked big type on the screen two users also like having an onboarding experience where they can pick what sort of stories to be shown first thus customizing the newspaper pictures of every single thing in the app especially if you are a company like ether vision and you’re doing research show the work that went into the actual product and finally last thing in the case study is the results the event and program are both extremely successful not only did the program gain popularity at the event but also with experience IOT training number one in Boston the first day of the conference beating out trending topics Tom Brady and hurricane Joaquin that’s huge so Chicago Tribune the results not only was the app featured on new and noteworthy on the day and week of its launch but within six months the number of readers of the Chicago Tribune tripled ad revenue went up by fifteen percent and overall user experience based on surveys is up by double if you can show the results of what you did that is going to win enterprise customers thanks for watching the video hope that gave you some insights for how you can improve 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How To Write a Solid Prose Analysis Essay

okay so I chose the 2003 pros analysis question and the prompt says the following passage is an excerpt from the other Paris a short story by the Canadian writer Mathis Galan read the passage carefully than in a well-written essay explain how the author uses narrative voice and characterization to provide social commentary so right off the bat we know we need to pay attention to narrative voice which is point-of-view tone style diction and characterization which is the qualities of characters and how they’re portrayed and described in the sample so to start reading the sample I went through and I marked up everything that I found was important in answering the question in the prompt so everything in blue has to do with narrative voice and I focused on sarcastic and ironic phrases and words and then everything underlined and circled in red has to do with how the characters are described in characterization so to name a few the unsuitable medical student and the phrase no one implies it this person is a nobody right now but after med school he will actually have money and he would be quite suitable in Carol’s eyes she was under the illusion that in a short time she would be so old no one would ask her again the excerpt says that Carol is 22 even in a couple years she’s still going to be very young and in my eyes she has plenty of time the fact that carol was not in love with Howard Mitchell did not dismay her in the least from a series of helpful College lectures on marriage these lectures were not actually helpful and they instilled a faulty view of marriage into Carol and our views are actually causing her some major problems right now so it’s ironic that the narrator calls them helpful although a serious discussion of religious beliefs would have gravely embarrassed them these societal views in Carol’s time are quite different from today’s views at least my and I at least value discussions like these because it helps provide insight into what this person is like and I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way Howard best of all was sober old enough to know his own mind and absolutely reliable and who had sense enough and these these phrases make it seem as if these qualities alone make Howard a good or suitable partner um so let’s see over here when Howard is described as uncommonly cautious the narrator is saying it’s not normal to be cautious like it’s just expected of him just to jump into this relationship without considering anything else not being cautious at all for characterization this is what everyone expected and she had nearly come to believe it herself and this is right after Carol’s like ideal proposal is described and and she had nearly come to believe in herself or believed it herself kind of implies that she’s gullible she was under the illusion she’s impressionable again the fact that carol was not in love with howard mitchell did not dismay her in the least ties in with the college lectures lectures leading her to believe that love isn’t needed in a marriage and then up here it says Carol with great efficiency nearly at once set with the business of falling in love love required only the right conditions she rated these chances of love and this kind of makes me feel like she’s she’s treating this whole situation like a science project like with enough efficiency and practice and order she can make herself fall in love with Howard when really that’s not how that happens and then Howard not as described in as much detail he is described as uncommonly cautious and lonely so connecting some literary devices to the theme we’ve determined point of view which is third-person omniscient and we know this because the narrative narrator describes the feelings of thoughts of both characters and the tone is sarcastic ironic and has underlying contempt and we know this because of diction use of satire irony characterization and we learned the outlook of the narrator who obviously opposes societal views on proper marriage the narrator uses devices such as satire irony and sarcasm to create a sense of uneasiness toward societal norms lush views on marriage and I’m going to read from a sample essay that scored a nine and this person’s handwriting is kind of horrendous so I’m just gonna read out part of this paragraph right here and it says one of the most important reoccurring themes is that of pressure by society to get married soon and for all the wrong reasons the supreme irony of the entire concept is that a set of criteria none of which have to do with emotional attachment have been developed for successful marriage so I just think that this this sentence kind of ties everything together and connects the literary devices to the theme of societal pressure and marriage so writing a thesis I’m going to use the students thesis as an example we want to make sure that we use strong doing verbs and a what does what format avoid having B verbs and include lit terms and devices as much as you can so I’m going to read what the student wrote for his thesis and he said the entire passage ridicules the awkward and misplaced not to mention ludicrous stress society and culture places on proper marriage and this this thesis follows the what does what format but it doesn’t fully answer the question it doesn’t include how the narrative voice and characterization ridicules this stressed society and cultural places on proper marriage so definitely make sure to include every aspect of the question when you’re when you’re writing this thesis out and then to go to his conclusion I thought he did very well on this and conclusions are probably the weakest parts of my assay so I’m just gonna basically go off of what the student says and he says by illustrating these ironies inversions follies inconsistencies circular logic and downright absurdity gallant succeeds in crafting a delicious mockery of not the institution of marriage but the institution surrounding marriage the exceptional character development and witty biting tone served to blast holes the size of Iowa into that poor misguided institution so here the the student did really well in in pointing out some of the topics he he wrote about previously in his essay but he also did well and not summarizing his essay he introduced a new concept which is really important in writing a conclusion and he just tied it together really well without merely summarizing what he had written before and I think that is it