It’s always a good idea to plan before you write. You can gather your main ideas, list vocabulary you’d like to include and map out your structure in a way that makes writing easier.
Why is it a good idea to plan?
It helps you finish your work quicker
It helps you to structure your writing
It helps you to improve your vocabulary
Which of the following are useful planning strategies?
Mind maps, bullet points and tables
Introductions and conclusions
What is a benefit of mind mapping?
It is useful if you like lists
It is a visual way of gathering your ideas
It is a colourful way of setting out your ideas
What is the advantage of using bullet points to plan?
It is easy to use full sentences in bullet points
It is a visual way of planning out your ideas
Bullet points are a way to connect different ideas
What should you include in your plan?
Everything you know about a topic
Key points you want to make in your writing
A list of sophisticated vocabulary
What is proofreading?
Reading back over your work to amend mistakes and make improvements
Reading the best part of your work to check it will make an impact
Reading a task question correctly
What key things are you checking for?
Punctuation, spelling and a good ending paragraph
Capital letters, punctuation and the best words that you have included from your plan
Capital letters, omissions, punctuation and spelling
How can you improve your work?
By looking at it objectively and thinking what advice you would give to yourself
Making sure that the handwriting is neat enough to read
By getting a friend to look at your work
What should a sentence end with?
A new paragraph
A full stop
When might a table be a useful planning strategy?
When exploring two sides of an argument
When making a one-sided argument
For writing a travel article