Planning your writing

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One-minute video

One-minute video

Why learn to plan your writing?

Simple planning skills can greatly improve your writing.

Quick tips for tutors

Planning your writing includes:

  • Taking account of purpose and audience.
  • The benefits of planning.
  • Planning strategies linked to writing purposes.
  • Using planning techniques to help structure writing.

 

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland.
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