The Essay section of the PTE Academic Exam is the most important task that contributes to your writing score. In this post, I’m going to share with your some quick tips on the Essay section that will improve your score and help save time as well.
I recently got a question from a test-taker on the Essay section. He stated,
I face difficulty in completing the Essay section in time. Is there a structure or format that I can use so that I can complete the Essay section in time?
Finishing your Essay in time is a critical aspect of the Essay task. You ideally want to spare 3-5 minutes from the 20 minutes allocated to proofread your Essay for any spelling or grammatical errors.
Writing a good Essay in limited time can be hard if you are not used to doing this. Let’s break down the various tasks you need to do to write an Essay. You need to:
- Think about how you are going to structure your Essay based on the question.
- Come up with Ideas regarding the topic question.
- Organize these ideas and put them into meaningful sentences.
- Organize these sentences into paragraphs
All of these tasks take time. Often more time is spent thinking about these 4 steps than actually writing the Essay. Having a predefined ‘template’ can be useful in saving time in this section as it cuts out some of these tasks. It decreases your mental load as you do not have to think too much about the structure of your Essay during the exam. You simply create a template and fill in the blanks with appropriate content from the question asked.
Want to know the best part?
I’ve created an Essay template to help with this. It’s a 4 paragraph Essay that comes with good vocabulary and can be used for most Essay’s asked in the exam. It has also been created to hit upon all the aspects of the PTE Scoring system. I’ve also included a sample completed Essay so you know what to aim for. All you need to do is fill in the blanks. You can get if free using this link. Check out the video below where I explain how to use it.
But here’s the deal:
Test-takers have been reporting some excellent scores in the writing section after using this template. I might end up charging for this soon, so grab the template for free using the link below if it’s still available.
PTE Academic Essay Writing Template:
Download here: http://bit.ly/PTEEssayTemplate
Some common FAQ’s regarding the template:
Q: Which Essay can I use this template for?
Ans: This template is best suited for essays which ask for your opinion on a topic and for essays that ask you to choose between two viewpoints.
Q: What score can I expect by using this template.
Ans: I have seen scores ranging from 60 to 90. The score you get using the template also depends on how well you fill in the blanks with appropriate content related to the Essay topic asked and take care of other basic aspects like grammar and spellings.
Q : Do you have more Essay templates:
Ans: Yes, I have two more full Essay templates in my full Ebook – ‘Ultimate Guide To The PTE Academic’ which has strategies to nail the PTE Academic Exam. It is available here. It includes the below templates:
2: Problem/Solution Tempate: Best suited for essays where you are asked to describe a problem and/or need to provide a solution.
3. Agree/Disagree Template: Best suited for Agree/Disagree type essays.