Hi! This is Nana, the team leader of Value English essay-editing team.
For everyone who we have served in the past, thank you very much for your overwhelming and generous comments. We are elated to be part of your success!
For the ones we are currently working with, we would like to commend you for taking the first step toward your goal of passing the EIKEN test.
And, for our future clients, please note that we are just a click away to rescue you from the challenging world of writing!
Writing is a vital skill in academic and professional pursuits. For this reason, writing an essay is one of the major sections in almost all English proficiency tests, like EIKEN. Alas, not everyone is gifted with this ability. Do not fret, though! You can do something to prepare for this! “How, then?” You may ask. Well, just read on as I share a few important points here.
1.Be familiar with the test instructions. This will give you an idea of what the examiners are looking for. For example, EIKEN Pre-1 has this instruction.
Use TWO of the POINTS below to support your answer
Structure: Introduction, main body, and conclusion
Suggested Length: 120-150 words
You are instructed to choose two points from the given 4 choices. Do so. Do not make your own point because that will make your response irrelevant.
2.Know the scoring criteria and satisfy them with what is expected of the level. Let us look at the EIKEN 1 level. You will be scored based on the four criteria: Content-Structure-Grammar-Vocabulary.
In order to get a passing score for the criterion of CONTENT, you need to meet the following:
-The stance is clear.
-The main points are clear and relevant.
-The main points and the supporting details are in line.
-The supporting details are extended with facts or concrete examples. This makes your opinion convincing.
-The supporting details are clear.
-It addresses the task from a variety of perspectives.
For the STRUCTURE, it has to be well-organized, cohesive and coherent. You need to satisfy the following:
-The overall layout of Intro-Body1-Body2- Body 3 – Conclusion is clear.
-The flow and development of the information are logical and easy to understand.
-It uses transitional phrases and cohesive devices effectively.
When it comes to GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY, it is vital to show off your ability to use more complex sentence structures and syntactical variety using a high-ranking vocabulary.
Consider this comparison below:
CEFR Level C2:
Remote working has become increasingly prevalent in recent years, facilitated by advances in technology and changes in work culture. This approach to work offers a range of benefits, including greater flexibility and autonomy, and can be especially advantageous for those with family or other commitments. However, it also requires strong self-discipline and effective communication skills to ensure that work is completed to a high standard.
CEFR Level A2:
More people are working from home these days. It is easier now because of the Internet and new technology. Working from home can be good for people with families or other responsibilities, but it’s important to stay focused and communicate well with your colleagues.
3. Do a lot of practice. There is no other way to “muscle up” your writing aptitude but to train. You may look for past test questions and try to answer them. Research information about the topics you are not familiar with. Be a wide-reader because I believe you cannot write about any topic if you have no knowledge about it.
4. Have someone check your work and learn from the corrections and suggestions.
It is very important to learn from our mistakes. They are the best teacher. Never get discouraged. Remember that victories achieved after many sacrifices are the sweetest!