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The KISS principle in IELTS writing task 2

Have you ever heard of the KISS principle? There are many different ideas about what this acronym means, and not all of them are very polite (e.g. Keep It Simple, Stupid). My favourite is “Keep It Simple and Straightforward”. The KISS principle is followed by designers, writers, trainers and managers. It’s also a very useful … Continue reading

Is writing task 2 in the academic IELTS really an academic essay?

If you have studied academic writing or composition at university, you are probably going to answer ‘no’ to this question. The type of essay that you write in task 2 of the IELTS is not a typical academic essay. You will NOT collect information to support your main points from different sources. You will NOT … Continue reading