Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Education, Science, and Culture, ICIESC 2023, 24 October 2023, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

Writing Essay Smoothly by Using IELTS Strategies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342040,
        author={Morada  Tetty},
        title={Writing Essay Smoothly by Using IELTS Strategies},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation in Education, Science, and Culture, ICIESC 2023, 24 October 2023, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIESC},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={ielts strategies essay writings smoothly standard criteria marking},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342040}
    }
    
  • Morada Tetty
    Year: 2024
    Writing Essay Smoothly by Using IELTS Strategies
    ICIESC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-10-2023.2342040
Morada Tetty1,*
  • 1: English Language Department, Faculty of Languages & Arts, Universitas Negeri Medan. Jalan Willem Iskandar Pasar V Pancing, 20221, Medan, Indonesia.
*Contact email: tettymorada@gmail.com

Abstract

The ability to write an English essay at the level of university must be referred to international standard criteria markings, one of which is IELTS (International English Language Testing System). This research aims at initiating and proposing solution to enhance students’ essay writing smoothly that fit the standard criteria by using IELTS strategies. This research is conducted in one class in the second semester, with the number of students are twenty four, academic year 2022-2023 of the English Department, Universitas Negeri Medan, in their Intermediate English Writing Class. The methodology used is R & D Research Design with the preliminary data obtained by using interview, observation and data exam papers. The methods are started by interviewing the class in order to find out the problems they face in writing essays, followed by observations during the process of their spontaneous essay writings and finally performing the IELTS strategies to see the improvements before and after having those strategies. The primary data are all students’ essay writings either spontaneous (controlled) writings, or free (uncontrolled) ones. The results show there are steady improvements to the students’ essay writings when they are performed with IELTS strategies frequently. These strategies lead to the ability to write essays smoothly and easily.