Task 2 – Step 2: Make Notes

When preparing for Task 2, the initial brainstorming stage is crucial. This is where fleeting thoughts and relevant ideas are captured. It’s the time to jot down any thoughts that come to mind which may be pertinent to your essay topic. Later on, you can refine these rough notes, selecting the most compelling ones for your essay.

During this process, candidates often encounter difficulty generating ideas. If you find yourself spending too much time trying to think of what to write, it’s beneficial to simply start writing down any relevant thoughts. This can lead to more ideas and help you remember useful details. It’s a time-saving technique that keeps your writing process flowing smoothly.

Remember, these preliminary notes are for your personal use and won’t be seen by the assessor. Their brevity will aid in keeping your planning stage efficient and focused.

Expressing Personal Views

It’s often pertinent to include your own viewpoint in your essay. If the prompt allows for a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response, don’t hesitate to state your position clearly, which can be done at the beginning in the introduction or at the end in the conclusion of your essay.

Incorporating Supporting Evidence

Backing up your claims with relevant evidence and examples is critical. The strength of your essay lies in how you support the arguments you present. Familiarizing yourself with the sample essays in this guide will provide insight into effectively substantiating your points.

Activity for Sample Questions 5 and 6

Having previously analyzed Sample Questions 5 and 6, now quickly jot down any ideas that come to mind which might be useful in crafting your responses. Be aware that the question may contain multiple parts to address.

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