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How to write Double Action questions

In double action questions you are asked to do more than one action. There is not exact structure for this type of essays, but you can adjust the structure depending on the essay question.

ielts essay writingNormally ,you can easily write an answer for one of the two questions in one sentence. It can be done in the introduction or conclusion paragraph of an essay. When you do so you can dedicate body paragraphs to the other question of your essay.

See this example description:

In order to improve a country’s education system, young students should be allowed to openly criticize their teachers during class time.  What is your opinion?  What are some other ways education systems could be improved?

As you can see there are two questions asked.

  1. What is your opinion?
  2. What are some other ways education systems could be improved?

You can answer the first question in one sentence.

The second question will be developed in your body paragraphs.

In order to improve a country’s education system, young students should be allowed to openly criticize their teachers during class time.  What is your opinion?  What are some other ways education systems could be improved?

Arguments over how to best improve education systems have been going on since the practice of teaching began.  The idea that young students should be allowed to openly criticize their teachers in an effort to better an education system is considered preposterous.  The alternatives of altered school scheduling and teacher monitoring through video will be analyzed for viability.

Firstly, modified school scheduling would promote educational benefits in a way that openly criticizing could not.  For example, many Scandinavian school boards run education systems that take periodic three-week breaks throughout the academic year instead of an extended two-month break at summertime.  Overall, students have just as much holiday time as their peers in traditional school arrangements, but there is not such a long, education-deterring break at summer, and this allows students to mentally retain more of their studies.  This example is clearly a more plausible alternative to the argument that students should be allowed to criticize their teachers.

In addition to this, schools should consider videotaping classes to both monitor teacher performance and student conduct.  For instance, I once taught at a school with this arrangement and this made it easy for the students’ parents to stay attune to both their children’s lessons and conduct during class time.  This sort of educational adjustment would do more for improving a child’s education than open student criticism of instructors.  Thus, the plausibility of this alternative is clear.

It can be concluded that both scheduling and class transparency would be more positive alterations to the current education system than a system of public ridicule.  It is thus hoped these changes gain support in the foreseeable future.

As can be seen, both of the tasks are addressed in the essay, albeit in different sections.  The first question is responded to in the thesis, which is amplified in the concluding sentences of each supporting paragraph and the restatement in the concluding paragraph.  The second question is answered in the supporting paragraphs.

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