考生在描述小作文中题目所给的信息时，务必含括图表细节并对重点加以评述，如此考官便能清楚明白您了解哪些是极其重要的特点(critically important features)。写作内容若不够详细，那就如同”隔靴搔痒”，让人读起来既不痛快更白费力气。细节亦须加以比较(compare and contrast)并说出时间点(time period)，图表所示之趋势(trends)也须着墨，读者会更易明了您的思路及欲表达之意。以下提供两项考生可应用于小作文中的写作技巧:
1. 如何完整描述信息: 信息的完整性取决于以下三点:
a. 陈述(statement): Computer sales increased dramatically.
b. 数据资料(data): between 2000 and 2005 / from two to three million
c. 评论(comment): a rise of 50% / a significant growth
Between 2000 and 2005, computer sales increased dramatically, from two to three million. This was a rise of 50%, quite a significant growth.
Sales of computers showed a significant growth, rising from two to three million between 2000 and 2005 – an increase of 50%.
a. The number of candidates taking IELTS increased again
b. in 2010 from 355,000 to well over 475,000
c. a rise of 34%
The number of candidates taking IELTS increased again in 2010 from 355,000 to well over 475,000 – a rise of 34%.
考生须引用数据资料(data)作为例子(examples)或用以支持您的论点(support your description)，再下个评论(comment)以示您了解所描述的重点为何。遵从以下步骤即可轻松写出高分句子:
首先，找出图表趋势走向(identify the trend) Computer production increased
并且，含括证据(include evidence) from 1000 to 1250 units
再者，写出时间(include the period) for the first six months of 2012
最后，下评论(include comment) This is a growth of 25%
2. 运用多样词汇: 词汇的多样性能让文章更生动活泼。在描述趋势及重点时，考生可用”形容词+名词”的形式或”动词+副词”的写法:
From 2000 until 2005, there was a gradual increase in computer sales in Canada, from two to three million – a growth of 50%.
From 2000 until 2005, computer sales in Canada increased gradually from two to three million – a growth of 50%.