IELTS Writing Task-2
February 13, 2021
March 8, 2021

Writing module is one of the four modules of IELTS. To score desired bands, it is essential to keep in mind some guidelines. For many, to write an effective writing it is stressful job. Follow the word POWER and score the band score you aim for.

P.O.W.E.R Stands For

P – Plan Your Writing

You are advised not to rush to write the topic as soon as you read it. First of all, plan your topic by thinking of all relevant points.

O - Organise Your Writing

Once you have planned all the possible points, organise data by sorting major points, select synonyms, linking words and understand purpose of writing.

W – Write an Essay

Next step is to draft an essay, keeping in mind the limit of words, major points with relevant explanation and example. Word limit is 250 words, so you are advised to adhere by limit and do not extend it to 350 words.

E – Evaluate your Writing

Proof reading is beneficial as it helps you to rectify your mistakes. While proof reading, take note of words you have repeated and try to replace it with appropriate vocabulary. Count the total words written if words written if words are less than required limit add more points.

R – Revise your Writing

The final step is to revise your writing. Realise your P.O.W.E.R. and score the bands you aspire.


A very common question asked by IELTS candidate is what is the criteria to assess any writing.

1 Task Achievement

Fully developed response which satisfies all the requirements of the task attracts good bands.

2. Coherence and Cohesion

Logical sequence of your ideas is essential for essay writing so that examiner can easily understand your ideas while assessing your task.

3. Lexical Resource

Wide range of vocabulary is another feature examiners look for while assessing IELTS writing.

4. Grammar range and Accuracy

Use of accurate grammar with just minor errors of “s” or “es” helps a candidate to score excellent.