The 5 Most Common Mistakes In Writing Of TOEFL And ILETS Test
1- Trying Too Hard Tasks
The First One is the most common one "You're trying too hard" by using big words; lots of idioms and very long and complex sentences with many clauses. in fact, most of the time you are hurting yourself because you are using words incorrectly and improperly, many in the wrong context and wrong usage. when you write very very long sentence, quite often you have wrong sentence, meaning you have two independent clauses in one sentence and no punctuation and no conjunction and the whole sentence means nothing. A lot of people using idioms because actually they are give the actual points but they using them incorrectly or in the wrong context. Short sentence can actually be better, simple is often better than complex. Writing long and complex sentence is a double edged sword, meaning that writing it well give you more points, but every fault decreases your score. if you can use five words, don't use ten.
2 - No Topic Sentence
The second mistake is that the paragraph has no topic sentence; the topic sentence is the main sentence of the paragraph which is on the beginning of it and has the main idea of it
3 - Too Many Ideas
The third mistake is that the paragraph has too many ideas, that actually is a big mistake, meaning the paragraph should concentrate on one main idea. many ideas in the one paragraph is not a bad thing, but you should connect these ideas to express one main idea, meaning to avoid separated ideas. Avoid dis-flowing of ideas
4 - Good Ideas, No Examples
The Fourth Mistake comes when using more and more ideas with no connection between them and with no support, meaning you should support your ideas with concrete examples .
5 - Repeating I think
That is the Fifth Mistake, to repeat "I think" 1,2, 3,4 times in your pargraph; don't use it twice in the introduction and another one in the conclusion, Use it just one. Morever, don't use words like: I, me, my, mine any more. The only time you can repeat personal prounouns if you have a very personal task question,you can use then in this case few times, but even then, you don't need to.