Checklist to improve writing at level C1
When writing any text it is useful to have a checklist to refer to. This checklist can be used for any piece of writing, as well as exam practice. This checklist is useful for English learners who have a C1 level of English and it relates to the Cambridge English C1 Assessment Scale, which our examiners use when they assess writing.
To assess a piece of writing, examiners consider these four things, called subscales:
- Content: How well the task has been completed; for example, has all the important information been included in the piece of writing?
- Communicative Achievement: How appropriate the writing is in terms of genre; for example, what sort of text do you have to produce –a letter, a report, a review, an essay? Does the text communicate the ideas appropriately and effectively to the target reader?
- Organisation: The way the text is organised; for example, are the ideas presented coherently and are they connected through the text across sentences and paragraphs?
- Language: Vocabulary and grammar; for example, is there a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures and how accurately are they used?
The detailed checklist can be found here.