Today’s daily academic word is
This is both a useful word and concept for anyone interested in better English. The idea is that any finished piece of writing should go through different stages. IELTS is curious because it is exam writing and you don’t have time to draft and redraft. For that reason alone, it doesn’t really count as academic writing. So, if you’re an academic person, you might need to learn specific writing skills for IELTS.
Note too that this is yet another word with a noun, adjective and verb form. It also has useful meanings for employment, banking and military topics.
Not to be confused with
draught is the stream of cold air you feel when you leave a door or window ajar. Americans spell this draft.
Forms of the word
draft: a verb
draft: a countable noun
draft: an adjective
redraft: a verb [note the re- means again]
Using the word
write/prepare: The first step must be to prepare some draft legislation for the politicians to consider. [adjective]
draft in: Many companies are drafting in highly paid temporary staff and other contractors to fill shortages caused by cutbacks. [phrasal verb]
final/rough/first: This is, however, only a rough draft and the final paper will contain more compelling evidence.
constitution: It may take some time for all parties to approve the draft constitution.
bank: You can pay in cash, with a credit card or by bank draft.