PTE backspace in writing

Debunking the “backspace effect” myth in the PTE Academic writing section.

Many students browsing YouTube channels have encountered videos claiming that using the backspace key while typing in the writing section will lead to deductions from their overall score. Some candidates have strongly believed that this was the primary reason for receiving low scores in their writing skills.

As an educator and consultant who collaborated with a skilled web developer to create the top online PTE practice platform and mock tests, I must emphasize that this notion is entirely false. Misspellings, grammatical errors, improper punctuation usage, or its absence can impact your overall writing score, but not the use of the backspace key.

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