Saturday, January 14, 2017

IELTS Task 1 Peer-Edit Check List

(TESOL Worksheets--IELTS Task 1)

This is a continuation from the self-edit check list previously posted, and stage 2 of the process writing.  Here is the peer-edit check list.
In my class, I used this worksheet to give feedback on the writing assignment from p.25 of IELTS Express Upper Intermediate Second Edition.

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IELTS Task 1 Peer-Editing Checklist

First sentence:
The first sentence should include the information from the diagram description in the question, as well as any other important information from the graph (categories, units of measurements, time period, et cetera).  You should not copy this information directly, but paraphrase and use synonyms wherever possible.  (Although there are some standard words like “chart”, “graph”, “2015” et cetera, which have no paraphrase).

Did your partner have a brief introduction using the information from the question and the heading?

Did your partner cover all the important information?

Did your partner include the categories?  
(Note: For graphs or tables with less than 8 categories, try to include the categories, preferably in brackets.)

Did your partner paraphrase the vocabulary?

Did your partner change the sentence structure?

Your overview can come either directly after the introduction, or at the end of the essay.  It should include all the key features of the graph (usually somewhere between 2 and 5).  The overview is an important part of your score, so make absolutely sure the examiner recognizers your overview by including a key word like “overall” at the beginning.

Did your partner include an overview?

Does your partner’s overview include all the key features of the graph?  
(Note: Normally this will be somewhere between 2 and 5).

Does your partner’s overview begin with a signal word (such as “overall”) to help the examiner recognize that this is an overview?

Dividing your essay into appropriate paragraphs is a key part of your organization score.  Make sure it’s obvious to the examiner that your essay has distinct paragraphs by putting spaces in between the paragraphs.  You should have at least two body paragraphs in addition to your introduction and your overview.

Is your partner’s essay divided into clear paragraphs (with line breaks in between the paragraphs)?

Does your partner have a separate paragraph for their introduction?

Does your partner have at least two separate paragraphs for their body?

Paragraphing Structure:
Each body paragraph should start with a clear topic sentence, which gives the main idea of the paragraph.  Every other sentence in the paragraph should support the topic sentence.  Any sentences in your paragraph that are not on the same subject as your topic sentence should either be deleted, or moved to a separate paragraph.
Typically an IELTS paragraph will follow this structure:
Topic sentence
1st supporting idea
Example of 1st supporting idea
2nd supporting idea
Example of 2nd supporting idea

Does each body paragraph start with a clear topic sentence, which give the main idea of the paragraph?

Does every other sentence in the paragraph relate to the main idea in the topic sentence?

Is the topic sentence supported by supporting ideas and examples?

Go through and check your partner’s essay for grammar mistakes.  Underline any grammar mistakes you see.  You will talk to your partner later about these mistakes.

Do you understand your partner’s essay?  Underline any sections or sentences that you have trouble understanding.  You will talk to your partner later about these sections.

Your name_________________________________________

Your partner’s name_________________________________________

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