Many students have been asking me about cursive handwriting and the best style of handwriting to use in the IELTS test. So, I want to explain to you what the examiner is looking for in your essay and how your handwriting will affect your score.
Can you use cursive script in IELTS writing?
Yes, you can use any style of handwriting you want. It is completely your choice.
Is it better to use cursive writing?
It is neither better nor worse. It makes no difference to your score.
HOWEVER, if your writing is difficult to read, you might lose points. If the examiner can’t read it, he or she won’t be able to give you a high score. Your writing MUST be clear and easy to read at all times!!
More Hand Writing Tips:
See the following link for Tips on Using Pen or Pencil. If you want to learn about practicing your hand writing on the answer sheet for IELTS writing, see this link: Official IELTS Writing Task 2 Paper & Tips.
Should you indent your paragraphs? See this page to learn about indenting or leaving an empty line between paragraphs:
You can find more tips and model essays for writing task 2 on the Main Writing Task 2 Page. All other main pages for other parts of the IELTS test can be found below. For advanced writing task 2 lessons, see my online store: IELTS Liz Store
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