What is Written Discourse in PTE ?

PTE Written Discourse is one of the major challenge that aspirants face while attempting PTE examination . No wonder lots of student end up loosing marks on written discourse. SO, to make it easy for reader and aspirants aiming to get maximum score in PTE Englishfirm has presented an easy guide towards getting maximum marks in Written Discourse.

In dictionary words discourse symbolizes expressing one’s opinion in a logical flow and progression.

In the PTE score guide, Written Discourse is explained in following terminology:

‘Written discourse skills are represented in the structure of a written text: entailing its internal coherence, logical development and the range of linguistic resources used to express meaning precisely. Scores for enabling skills are not awarded when responses are inappropriate for the items in either content or form.’

So, in order for students to get high score in written discourse they need to follow a meaningful and logical sequence of content and also the paragraph structure should be coherent making use of appropriate vocabulary and punctuation. Thus, if a student goes off topic or beats around the bush and not included main points in their essay there is a high chance of missing out on written discourse score.

Hence, essay is the biggest contributor that gives marks to written discourse.

How to improve written discourse in PTE ?

Englishfirm has compiled a list of few things that you as a student can do in order to get high score in Written Discourse.

1. Topic understanding and planning out the main points

Always read your question first and take time to understand the topic. Once you understood the question always plan the essay you are going to write. Take time to think about your main point and supporting points for it.

2. Find keyword

PTE Software scans for your keyword. So, make sure to pick the correct keyword and repeat it at least once in each of your paragraph. It is one of the most important to do as missing out on this you can loose marks not only for written discourse but also for content.

3. Be coherent

Always follow a structure for your essay which should include 5 Para structure containing introduction, body 1, body 2, body 3 and finally a conclusion. Englishfirm provides a template to make it easier for student to get good score in writing and to do it in within 20 minutes time.

4. Grammar Accuracy and Lexical Resource

Not only it is important to address essay well and structure paragraph correctly but also it is crucial to use a range of sentence structures, such as compound (sentences which contain 2 independent clauses) and complex sentences (ones which contain an independent clause and a dependent clause). Additionally, it’s important to be familiar with English punctuation rules, including comma usage, colons, semi-colons, and apostrophes.

5. Time Management

In the end your writing depends on how you spend your time because to be perfectly candid, 20 minute time is not enough to write 200-300 words essay following all the grammatical rule, sentence structure and linguistic range. That’s why Englishfirm has made it far simpler for students with one template that fits all question so that you can clear PTE with ease and flying colours.

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