In this article, we will explain on what basis and how IELTS examiners assess your Writing Task 2 Essay.
In simple terms, your essay is checked and evaluated on a band scale from 0 to 9 according to IELTS writing band descriptors and on the four IELTS writing marking criteria:
- Task Response
- Coherence and Cohesion
- Lexical Resource
- Grammatical Range and Accuracy
It means that each of these criteria will impact your overall score in Task 2.
Next, we will explain what these marking criteria mean.