Academic Writing task 1 | How to provide an overview


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An overview is a general statement which describes what you can see.


In your overview, you should try and do the following:

  • Cover all the categories (in a data question), all the differences (between two maps) or all the stages (in a process).

This does not mean that you need to mention all the categories, differences or stages. Doing this would often take too long.

  • Cover the whole time period given in the task.

​For more details on how to do this for each question type, click the links below:


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