I originally write this as a small tutorial for my little sister on how to draft the IELTS Writing Task 2.
1/ Opening & Conclusion
You will not write drafts for opening and conclusion paragraphs. You will write them like a writing machine. I will have a tutorial on the formula to write them later.
2/ Body paragraphs
These paragraphs are what you need to draft. And this is how you will do it:
- Draft your big ideas in key words. Each of these ideas will be presented in a paragraph.
- Each big ideas should be supported by 2 – 3 sub-points. The sub-points need to go with examples (not all of them, but most of them will need). If you have 3 sub-points, 2 examples would be fine enough, 3 are even better.
- Note ALL the vocabularies (related to the topic) that you can think of on the top of the paper. That way, when you’re writing, you won’t have to stop to find a word. And you will not have to go through this frustration:”Oh I thought of that very suitable word when I was doing the draft but now I forget what it is!”
- Note the grammar structures that you want to use in another corner of the paper (for example: Simple Past, Past Perfect, Present Perfect Continuous etc…)
So, in the end, your draft paper will look like this: