The guide states that written task 1 is an 'imaginative piece'. Imagination, however, is not the skill that is assessed when you look at the criteria. In fact there are other 'hard' skills that you can develop in order to do well on the written task 1. For example you will have to write a certain type of text, and so you will want to focus on the conventions for writing in a particular style or genre. Simply developing a relevant idea for written task 1 is in itself a skill that you will want to develop. You can do this by writing written task proposals. Writing the rationale for WT1 also requires certain skills. In this section of the Subject Site, we offer several skill building exercises for written task 1.