In PTE Academic exam, students are given 20 minutes during which they have to plan, write and revise an essay on a given concept. Other than usual writing skills, sub skills such as stating opinion with supporting details, structured-format, grammar, vocabulary and spellings are tested in PTE Essay Writing.
3- Accurate facts mentioned.
2- Accurate but does not deal with one minor aspect.
1- Major facts missing.
0- Inapt facts mentioned.
2- Length maintained between 200-300.
1- Between 120-199 or 301-380.
0- Less than 120 or more than 380.
|Structure and Coherence||
2- Good development and structure.
1- Less structured, poorly linked.
0- PTE essay writing lacks coherence.
2- Amazing use of grammar. Rare Errors and difficult to spot.
1- High degree of grammatical control with few mistakes.
0- Several basic mistakes.
|General Linguistic Range||
2- Smooth demonstration of thoughts using wide range of language.
1- Sufficient range of language to provide clear descriptions.
0- Basic language that lacks accuracy
2- Broad lexical resource including idioms and expressions.
1- Good range of vocabulary but can lead to use of indirect speeches.
0- Basic vocabulary, unable to define topic.
2- Correct spellings.
1- Omitted one spelling error in PTE essay writing.
0- More than one spelling error.
Tips To Score Well:
#1. Take time to plan your essay – introduction, arguments, conclusion. Think of at least two significant points with supporting examples or details.
#2. Make sure to write within word limit i.e. 200-300. Writing more than this will NOT get you any extra score.
#3. PTE essay writing demands use of wide range of words. Do not just cram but also learn their correct usage in a sentence.
#4. Focus on improving your grammar as your score will increase if you make sure to remember different grammar tenses and use correct punctuation.
#5. Learn how manage time. Devote 3 minutes to planning, 14 minutes on writing and 3 minutes to check spellings, grammar.