Friday, July 15, 2011

MUET Writing Test Specifications

Candidates are assessed on their ability to write various types of text covering a range of rhetorical styles.

MUET writing test assessment will cover the following:
(i) accuracy

  • using correct spelling and mechanics
  • using correct grammar
  • using correct sentence structures
(ii) appropriacy
  • using varied vocabulary and expressions
  • using clear varied sentences
  • using language appropriate for the intended purpose and audience
  • observing conventions appropriate to a specific situation or text type
(iii) coherence and cohesion
  • developing and organising ideas
  • using appropriate markers and linking devices
  • using anaphora appropriately together with other cohesive devices
(iv) use of language functions
  • defining, describing, explaining
  • comparing and contrasting
  • classifying
  • giving reasons
  • giving opinions
  • expressing relationships
  • making suggestions and recommendations
  • expressing agreement and disagreement
  • persuading
  • interpreting information from non-linear texts
  • drawing conclusions
  • stating and justifying points of view
  • presenting an argument
(v) task fulfillment
  • presenting relevant ideas
  • providing adequate content
  • showing a mature treatment of topic
Possible genres
Report, article, letter, essay

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