Completing any of the tasks in a Cambridge exam can sometimes be daunting. So, when completing the writing tasks for C2 or in any of the Cambridge exams, or any text you ever produce, it is useful to have a checklist to refer to.
Having a checklist handy will be useful to improve your written English. A checklist like the one we have created can be used for any piece of writing that you complete, even as exam practice.
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The checklist we have created relates to the Cambridge English C2 Assessment Scale which Cambridge examiners use when correcting and assessing writing tasks.
You may already know this, but to assess a piece of writing, examiners take into consideration the four so-called subscales:
Cambridge assessment subscales for writing tasks for C2
Content: which assesses all the parts of the task.
Communicative achievement: this subscale assesses for example if the genre is right, for example, are you getting across to the potential reader of that piece?
Organisation: the format of the text you are producing has to match the ones indicated by Cambridge. A report, a review, a letter and the essay all have very different formats. You need to keep them all in mind.
Language: The words and grammar you use, the structures, the phrases and idiomas, all of this graded under this subscale.
So, in order to cover all the areas we just mentioned in writing tasks for C2 there are a few questions that you need to answer. Answering these questions will help you determine whether you have completed the task or need to include/remove any content.
Here are the main questions you need to ask yourself, which also include some questions within each category. These will help you cover all the areas and produce really effective writing pieces.
Take a look at the Cambridge Writing Checklist here.
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