Writing: 1.8 Essay
For this item type you need to write a 200-300 word argumentative essay in response to a prompt.
You have 20 minutes to write your essay.
The Word Count at the bottom of the screen counts the number of words you write. Make sure to write a minimum of 200 words, but no more than 300 words.
There are also cut, copy and paste buttons which you may choose to use while constructing your response.
Cut: Select text from your answer that you wish to remove and left-click “Cut”.
Copy: Select text from your answer that you wish to copy and left-click “Copy”.
Paste: Place the cursor where you wish to paste the cut/copied text and left-click “Paste”.
Start by analyzing the task
Before you write anything, note key words in the prompt. Find out the topic, what key points you should focus on to answer the question and any points of view to present and discuss:
Analyze the essay prompt so you know how to answer
Essay prompts can be written in a number of ways. For example, you may need to discuss whether you agree or disagree with a statement:
You may have to consider how different groups of people might feel about a particular situation: