When Chinese students ask me the quickest way to improve their IELTS Writing score, I always tell them that personalised feedback is the most important thing. That, and the three Rs: Rewrite, Revise and Read – Rewrite your essays in accordance with the feedback you get; Revise everything that you learn; Read more articles that contain vocabulary that is relevant to the test.
每当中国学生问我有什么方法能最快提高雅思写作分数时，我总是告诉他们，针对性的反馈意见是最重要的。也就是要做到三个R：重写、复习和阅读（Rewrite, Revise & Read）——重写作文，按照你收到的反馈意见写；复习你学到的所有东西；多读文章，有考试相关词汇的文章。
But, as anyone who marks IELTS essays for a living knows, there are also a number of standard terms you use when giving feedback. Some of them can be a bit tricky, so that’s why I’ve created this list of the most common terms I use when correcting Chinese students’ IELTS essays. I have also sorted the terms in this glossary into their respective IELTS Band Descriptors. Enjoy! – Carl