Your writing assessments are timed as you would expect in the exam and once submitted, you will receive your feedback within 48 hours.
Our feedback is very detailed; we give you overall comments and we use a correction code to show you where the specific errors are in your writing. We also give you an indication of how well you did on a range of criteria that match the criteria of the test. For IELTS you will get your equivalent test score (i.e. a band score from 1-9).
Our teachers feel strongly that the correction code should be used to show you errors without giving you the answers - it is a good learning process for you to try to work them out yourself! You can always book a tutorial with a teacher to discuss further if you need. For more information: How do I book a tutorial?
You will receive additional comments from the teacher on how to improve each of the writing criteria, then you will receive an overall score and advice about whether you should book a tutorial to practice further.
VIDEO EXPLANATION: Our head of IELTS, Alex, has made a video explaining how our feedback system compares with the real IELTS scoring system. You can watch the video here or access the video by clicking on 'The E2 Feedback System' on your student dashboard, as shown below:
SAMPLE IELTS General Writing Task 1 Assessment with teacher feedback:
Our writing scoring system is based on the official writing criteria used by IELTS examiners to assess your writing:
Task Achievement (Task Response)
Structure and Flow (Coherence and Cohesion)
Vocabulary Range and Precision (Lexical Resource)
Grammatical Range and Precision (Grammatical Range and Accuracy)
The band score for each of the criteria is awarded based on the lowest band score of all sub-criteria - ranging from Band 5 to Band 8+. For example, if you have received a Band 6 for the 'purpose' indicator but Band 8 for the other indicators, you would still get Band 6 for the whole 'Task Achievement' section.
For information on purchasing this assessment, see How do I buy assessments?