Marks deducted for misinterpretation
by Aditya Patkar
In Writing task 1, I misinterpreted one table (in all 2 were given) and wrote my answer based on that interpretation (actually I mistook 'number of potatoes in kg/person' as 'consumption in million tonnes' as the same unit was used in the other table).
Table 2 interpretation is fine and my overall writeup is fine English-wise but the interpretation is wrong. Task 2 went fine and I could get 8/9 in that.
What score could I expect in overall writing?
How much marks are cut if the table/graph is interpreted wrongly?
IELTS Task 1 Data
Dear Ielts Buddy,
What if I misinterpret the data in writing task 1?
If I misinterpret the most important data groups which leads to a misguided general trend statement.
Thank you so much.
Writing Task 1 Inaccurate Data
We were tasked to write about the average class size of schools in the UK as compared to the world average.
I think I did well in writing overall, providing moderate to above average skills in grammar, vocabulary, and cohesion. I also was able to provide an overwiew of my report.
However, I made the mistake of putting percentages (%) numbers I presented (I realized this right after I passed my exam paper. There shouldn't be percentages at all).
How will this affect my overall score?
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