In the Academic Writing module, the tasks encompass the kind of writing that is common in undergraduate and graduate academic settings.
Writing Task 1 • descriptive report based on visual data, or a process or object
Writing Task 2 • essay based on details of an opinion, an argument or a problem
WRITING TASK I
In this task, you are required to transfer visual information such as a chart, graph, table or diagram into text using your own words. For example, you may have to consider a set of statistics presented in a graph or chart, and then summarise it by selecting and reporting the main features. Alternatively, you may have to study a diagram of a device and explain how it works, or you may have to look at a flow chart and describe the main stages in a process.
The target skills in this task are:
- presenting, describing, interpreting, and comparing data
- describing a process or how something works
- using appropriate and accurate language