It's a good idea to practise converting basic notes into full sentences. For example, the notes below come from an essay plan for the question about banning mobile phones (which you can see here).
- cigarettes - toxic fumes, passive smoking, health issues
- mobile phones - loud conversations - annoying, not dangerous
- instead of banning, encourage polite behaviour
- e.g. turning phones off in cinema - respect
Let's convert the above notes into full sentences:
- Cigarettes produce toxic fumes which are inhaled by others; this is known as passive smoking, and can lead to serious health issues.
- While loud conversations on mobile phones can be annoying for others, this is not comparable with the dangers of inhaling cigarette smoke.
- Rather than imposing a ban, it is much more sensible to encourage polite mobile phone behaviour.
- In cinemas, for instance, the audience is politely asked to turn phones off during the film, and most people respect this request.
If you can convert notes into sentences, you'll be able to convert an essay plan into a full essay. So practise doing this as much as you can!