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Planning your writing will help you communicate more clearly

By 18 September 2017Test Tips

The writing answer booklet includes some blank space as well as several pages of lined paper.

It’s a good idea to spend a few minutes planning your letter and organising the content of each paragraph once the writing time starts.

Any planning you do in the blank space is not marked.

Things to think about include:

  • what information is most important to your reader? Your paragraphs should start with the most important information.
  • which case notes should be written about together in the same paragraph? Don’t just write about each case note in the order they are written.
  • what information can you omit because it is not relevant to the current condition?

Write your final answer on the lined pages. Remember the word limit is between 180-200 words which means you won’t need to fill all the lines unless you have really large handwriting!