Writing Correction Service

IELTS writing correction and feedback on your mistakes from an IELTS examiner.

Getting your IELTS writing correction by a trained examiner is one of the effective ways to improve your writing. I will check your writing and give you feedback on errors and ways to improve your writing. My correction service includes task 2 essays, task 1 academic reports, and task1 general letters.

What I will do:

  • I will correct and point-out your English errors and include explanations of the main problems. I will give you tips to make your writing better.
  • I will give scores for the four criteria (Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, and Grammar and I will give you an overall IELTS score
  • I will include some overall advice about your essay and its structure.
Process for correction

1. Make a payment for my IELTS writing correction. Four tasks for $30:


2. Email me your writing task. This can be in the following formats: ms-word, pdf, photo of a handwritten task. I suggest you send your tasks one at a time, so that you can use the feedback from each task to improve the subsequent task.


3. Choosing Tasks. You can select your own task questions or choose them from here:

4. Writing your task: When you do a practice test I suggest you time yourself – 1 hour for the whole writing exam or 40 minutes for an essay and 20 minutes for a Task 1. Part of the reason for doing practice writing tests is to push yourself to complete the task within the required time.

5. I will usually send back your task with corrections and feedback within 24 hours.

6. Review your essay and you are welcome to ask questions if anything is unclear.

Sample of an essay that was submitted for IELTS Writing Correction
Question: Although many benefits may result from space exploration, the costs involved are enormous. There is some debate as to whether this money could be more wisely spent to provide for the basic needs of mankind such as food, clean water, contraception etc. for this reason space exploration should be restricted,
To what extent do you agree?
Student’s Answer:


Feedback from IELTS tutor

Suggested Next Steps:

1. Grammar is a serious issue, you need to work on singular/plural, articles, and verb endings. I suggest you go to my grammar page.

2. Work on connecting more of your simple sentences together to create more compound and complex sentences. An excellent site that explains sentence parts and allows you to do practice quizzes is at http://esl.about.com/od/intermediatewriting/a/cplex_sentence

Criteria Feedback

Task response


 Well structured and addresses all parts of the question.

 Arguments relate well to the question. Logical conclusion based on arguments.

 Over 350 words, write less and use the extra time to check your answer

Cohesion and coherence


 Wide range of connectors used: furthermore, in addition etc. Clear progression of argument.

 However, the high frequency of errors with language interferes with the coherence



 Some level 7 words like: phenomenon,nethertheless, but frequent errors with word choices (e.g. “emergent”)

 Many errors with verb endings



 Too many short simple sentences

 Confusion of singular and plural

 Errors with articles, especially missing out “the”



 You have good arguments to support your point of view and your essay is well structured.

 Some use of high level vocabulary. Nethertheless, High frequency of grammatical and lexical error limit the quality of your response.


More samples of Writing I Corrected

Samples of IELTS writing tasks that I’ve corrected are included here to help your preparation. These include essays, reports, and letters. I have corrected thousands of IELTS tasks. By reading the tasks I have corrected you can understand some of the common errors that are made in the test and also get ideas about how to write essays.

Essay with problems with task response and cohesion and coherence

pdf version

Essay with a contradictory opinion

pdf version


Powerpoint about why you should use my correction service

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16 Responses

  1. sevens

    I used this correction service and found it very useful. The feedback is detailed and given for all four grading criteria. I think it is helpful to have your writing checked by someone who is an examiner.

    1. mahmoudalgohari444

      i have two things
      1- shall i send my essay handwritten or computer written
      2- 30$ package will cover 4 task for each task . which mean total 8 tasks ( 4 letters and 4 essays )
      or will cover only 4 tasks , what ever it is


      1. MikeAdmin

        1. You can handwrite and send photos or type them
        2. Any four tasks…for example 1x task-one 3 x task-two [note that it takes about 20 minutes for me to do ONE task]

  2. Chan Nguyen

    Dear students, I have been studying with Mike for 2 months and his advise is very helpful and I love to study with him. With his speaking session, I see my English completely improve and feel confident to prepare for IELTS

    1. MikeAdmin

      There is no expiry date for sending tasks. Even two years later is OK!. You can also transfer credit to a friend if
      you do not write all your tasks.

  3. mark

    Some people feel that entertainers such as film stars, pop musicians or sports stars are paid too much money.
    Do you agree or disagree?
    Which other types of job should be highly paid?

    There is a belief that celebrities like actors and footballers are overpaid. I disagree with this notion because they give back to society and many offer free mentorship.

    Many celebrities run non-governmental organization like charity organization and welfare groups. They build old people’s homes, gives scholarship and look after the less privileged ones in the society. All these requires funding. Therefore, their pay cheque should be large enough. This will ensure sufficient funds for them and their loved ones and the surplus will be used for their charity work. If they are under paid, they will barely have much for themselves to talk of helping the needy.

    Also, their position as public figure makes people look up to them as role models. They cannot adequately discharge this duty if they are poorly paid. They will be struggling to meet up with their day to day needs. Time for seminars, talk shows and television & radio programs will never be there. High salary package will enable them take time off work periodically to mentor, motivate, advise, and guide their fans that look up to them with great respect and admiration.

    However, there are other disciplines that should equally be lucrative. Medicals personnel’s and security officers should also earn high income. Medicals personnel’s saves lives. Proper healthcare service is imperative for any society that wants a healthy population. Health cannot be compromised thus the saying “health is wealth”. In addition, security officers risk their lives to protect the society. They work when others are sleeping. They are always exempted from public holidays. Many crime-fighting officials have lost their lives while combating crime. Their hard work and dedication to work should adequately be rewarded with a humper salary.

    In conclusion, I disagree that celebrities are overpaid because they give back to the society and many are mentored by them. Furthermore, health and security officers should be adequately take care of because they offer indispensable services to humanity.

    1. MikeAdmin

      1. The introduction of the essay only introduces the first question and not the second one about other types of jobs that also deserve higher salaries.
      2. Paragraph 2 needs to start with a linking phrase such as “the main reason why I believe the huge salaries are justified is because…”
      3. Paragraph 2 has a relatively weak main idea. Some celebrities may be involved in welfare but many aren’t… And I don’t think it’s a great argument that high salaries should be paid so that they can support these charity organisations… People could just pay the money directly to the charities of their choice.
      4. Paragraph 3 doesn’t really have an overly convincing main idea either. Your idea seems to be that they need high salaries so they have time off to do media appearances. This doesn’t seem to be a great reason and also by doing media appearances they would probably be paid millions of dollars to do these anyway!
      5. With regards to question two about other occupations that deserve high salaries, you seem to have a reasonable response to this question.

      Overall I would estimate your score is as follows
      TASK RESPONSE=6: you have responded to the task but your arguments are weak and unconvincing.
      COHESION AND COHERENCE =6: the introduction does not introduce both questions, and paragraph 2 doesn’t have a great topic sentence. Also, I would put it both of your responses to question one and the same paragraph, so that you have one paragraph for each question.
      VOCABULARY = seven: plenty of high-level language such as lucrative, exempted, and adequately discharge. I think where you wrote “humper salaries” you mean “bumper salaries”

      GRAMMAR=7: a good range of sentence structures had been written, but there are a fair few errors with grammar throughout the task.
      Please note: this is just a free assessment to help the student. Paid assessments include corrections of all vocabulary and grammatical mistakes and more feedback on each of the four grading criteria. If you look on the webpage above you can see an example of this.

  4. Raana

    Hi, I am a doctor. I have given ilets twice and each time got 6.5 in writing. I had a very bad experience on paying for online practice and it didn’t work for me at all.
    I am desperately need good guidance for my writing tasks. I have already booked my ielts for 8/july.
    Pleasd guide me..

    1. MikeAdmin

      I understand your situation. I offer a money back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with any of my services.
      I am an IELTS examiner and I have been offering my correction service for five years now. I will send you an email with more details.

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