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May 06, 2015
Essay Remarked
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Nathan,

It really just has to be your decision. It's quite possible some people have had their IELTS writing essay remarked and the score increased but nobody can say what could happen in your case.

I can see your score is lower in writing than the others, but it is possible that you made an error in your answering of the question, such as a misunderstanding of the prompt. This could then bring your score down rather than it being an issue with your grammar.

Mar 15, 2016
Whats your re-checking result?
by: Santosh

Hi Nathan,

So finally did you go for re-checking?
what was the feedback?
can u reply me with your feedback?


Apr 19, 2016
Any Feedback?
by: Botes

Hi Nathan,

I found myself in the same position as you and need my writing score adjusted by 0.5.

Have you been successful in getting your test remarked? Sure could do with a success story before forking out more money for the remark.

Apr 19, 2016
by: Nathan

No they took more than 3 weeks to respond back and mentioned the result is the same. It was real bad since I paid so much money for correction.

May 27, 2016
How long can get the result of remark
by: Cathy

Hello Nathan,

Could you tell me how long it took to get the result of remark?? I have submitted the EoR 8 weeks, but there is still not feedback.

Nov 20, 2016
I need your advice
by: Tar

I got L-6.5, R-6 W-6.5, S-5, recently in IELTS exam.

I am sure I did well in speaking since I did the exam 2 times ago with a grade greater than the third time though the last exam is the best.

Should I go for speaking's remark?

Could I got 6 if I am right?

Nov 24, 2016
I need your advice
by: IELTS buddy

Hi Tar,

It's not possible to predict what could happen. If a score does go up it's usually by half a band rather than a band or more (though anything is possible of course).

You didn't say what band you got before. If it was a 6 or more and you are very sure you did just as well this time, you could risk it. But if it does go up you have to be prepared for the fact you could end up with 5.5, there is no way of knowing if it could go up to 6.

Nov 24, 2016
by: Anonymous

I got 6.5 in a previous exam

Apr 07, 2017
Should I opt for a re-mark?
by: Asmita

Today I have got my IELTS test result from British Council and my scores are as below;

L - 7
R - 6.5
W - 6
S - 7

I got 6 in my Writing test. I had completed my essay but it did not meet the 'at least 250 words' criteria. My essay was written within the given word limit of at least 250 words.

Should I go for a recheck in Writing to get an increase in marks by .5? or should I refrain from it?

The thought which is bothering me is that, do the marks reduce in rechecking process?

Kind help. Thank you.

Apr 09, 2017
Should I opt for a re-mark?
by: IELTS buddy

They don't tend to reduce scores so I wouldn't worry about that.

But a remark doesn't sound like a good idea because you say you didn't write enough words. If that is the case then you will have been penalised for it which will be why your score is lower than what you expected.

Jun 19, 2017
EOR Help
by: H. J

I scored L:9, R:8, S:7.5, W:6.5.

I need 0.5 in writing to get CLB 9. Should I go for EOR?

I just have a week to decide? Help plz.

Jun 30, 2017
EOR Help
by: IELTS buddy

Your other scores are quite high so it is possible that there was an error and it could go up, but really it's impossible to predict that.

It may be that your writing is weaker than some of your other skills. Do you know how good your writing normally is? Has someone advised you before or given you a band score when you practiced?

Those are the kinds of things you need to think about for making a decision.

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