Your reader is the most important consideration in the writing test
Follow this handy strategy to keep the reader in the front of your mind:
R is for relevance – make sure you select information which is relevant to the current situation. Anything which is not relevant can be omitted.
E is for explain – make sure you explain the details of the situation logically. Using time expressions can help the reader understand the order of events.
A is for accuracy – to make your letter as clear as possible you need to demonstrate good grammatical accuracy in a range of tenses.
D is for division – make sure you divide your letter into clear paragraphs. Order the paragraphs in terms of how important the information is to the reader.
E is for ending – make sure your reader has a clear understanding at the end of the letter of what action you require from them.
R is for reason – make sure you include the reason for writing at the start (usually provided in the Writing Task). This helps the reader understand the purpose of your letter.