Learn the rules that affect writing

Writing amounts to 18% of your term mark. Writing corresponds to 12% of the 60% percentage assigned to exams + 6% for the work you do to prepare for exams.

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Reflection questions in the LD are counted separately, as reflection gold stars. Each question you justify gives you three gold stars. The questions that award you the gold stars are highlighted yellow in the template (max. 25 per term).


Writing work per term

  • All the textbook exams will include a composition - 70% of your writing mark
  • You will write one composition per lesson in the wiki (two or three every term) and correct it in the LD - 30% of your writing mark
    • Compositions you do in the wiki
      You do not get a mark for the compositions you do in the wiki until the end of the term. The mark you get considers
      1. Have you done your first draft?
      2. Have you done your second draft?
      3. Have you made at least three comments per composition to your classmates?

        Tip: The deadline to complete this work is the end of the term, but you should complete it before every exam. If you do that, the chances that you get a better mark in the exam increase a lot!

    • Compositions correction summary in the LD
      You do not get a mark for the compositions you do in the wiki until the end of the term. The mark you get considers:


      1. Have you completed the Did I follow composition instructions chart?
      2. Have you completed the Grammar, words and expressions that I learned in my first draft chart?
      3. Have you completed the Grammar, words and expressions that I learned in my second draft chart?

        Tip: The deadline to complete this work is the end of the term, but you should complete it before every exam. If you do that, the chances that you get a better mark in the exam increase a lot!

    • Yellow questions in the LD
      • 3 goldstars per reasoned answer (up to a maximum of 25 gold stars)


But what about learning to write?

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1- Write your first draft in the wiki


Before writing:
  • read the instructions carefully
  • brainstorm ideas and vocabulary
  • plan content and structure

While writing:
  • make sure the text has a logical progression
  • use devices to keep the reader informed and interested
  • make sure everything is relevant
  • use a consistent register
  • use a range of structures and vocabulary

After writing:
  • check that all relevant information is included
  • check for repetition of vocabulary and structures
  • attempt to improve the text
  • check spelling


2 - Write a second draft

  • Read your Teacher's Comments carefully



  • Error Feedback is of four different types:
  1. Highlighting errors which the teacher assumes you can solve for yourselves, using a pink background like that.
  2. Capital letters to include words or letters that are needed. LIKE THAT
  3. Crossing out some words like that
  4. Written side comments giving clues so that you can find the solution of their problem with the help of group members.

Remember, the teacher will correct your errors to help you improve your level. The number of errors has nothing to do with how happy the teacher is with you. What makes you a good student of English is your capacity to measure how much you can try new things and make progress, whatever your level is.

Remember: If you do not upload your composition before the deadline, your teacher will not correct it.

  • Consider your classmates corrections


After the teacher gives you feedback, the members of your group will also give you feedback. Every member of the group has to provide at least three comments to other members in his or her group.

Your teacher will confirm if your classmates corrections are correct, even if you handed your composition after the deadline
Write a second draft of your composition under your first draft, correcting the errors that have been spotted. Do not write your second draft as a comment


3 - You are now prepared to succeed in your writing exam!



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