Writing an essay or composition is not the quick instant exercise of putting words together until you count up to the minimum words required.
Writing something is a presentation of a topic, which needs an Introduction, later on some developed arguments or opinions, and a final conclusion or brief summary of the ideas exposed. After all, you are exposing what you know or what you think, and you want people to understand your view...
This is a thing which you cannot face in a test for the first time. Just as like in other parts of the language, YOU CAN LEARN TO WRITE WELL.
Here you will find some TIPS, an exercise based on the process suggested and then some models for the different types of texts you will practise.
We will all try to build up a text following the steps... We will write down all the ideas we can think of, find a connection between these ideas, put them together and start by designing the paragraphs.
TOPIC SENTENCES are important as they give you a more accurate idea of what this part of the text refers to and help readers to follow the exposition of arguments smoothly.
CONNECTORS are very useful as they prepare the reader to receive the right type of information. We notice if the arguments exposed are going to be of the same kind; or maybe not, they might be just the opposite. We notice if this part refers to the cause, or the result of other events mentioned.