Clarify the question
Decide on your brief: the genre (or format), your audience and the purpose for writing.
- Find the information you need
You'll usually be asked to write about something that you've just read about in the exam, so make notes and highlight any points you can use in your own writing, but don't copy!
- Plan the beginning, middle and end
Get the beginning, middle and end in shape: lead the reader through your argument.
- Plan the paragraphs
Structure the piece to help your…