Three days ago I was talking to a very intelligent student called Nirmal, he’s studying medicine in Egypt but he is from India (not Egypt as I thought!).
Nirmal took the test twice before but was preparing for the writing by just looking at sample essays.
This approach isn’t wise -it’s like learning to ride a bike by watching TV.
Writing is a skill that needs to be practiced, especially academic writing.
And this is when Nirmal started to see improvements. He practiced daily, writing essays, getting feedback and BOOM!
He jumps from 6.5 to 7 and is now looking for bursaries in the UK.
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