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Wongoji Writing Rules 원고지 쓰는법

How to write on WONGOJI Paper for TOPIK II Essay

Many students study so hard on the Korean Grammars but still be penalised in TOPIKII Essay writing because they don’t keep Rule No.0: The Wongoji (grid-square paper) Writing Rules. Read below to find out how to write an essay in Korean.

Wongoji Rule no.0

The Wongoji Rules are simpler than grammar rules! Just follow this posting to learn how to write on Wongoji. It’s a pity if you loose marks for something easy but you never taken note of.

Wongoji Writing Rule No.1.
wongoji rule no.1
1. 한 칸에 한 자를 씁니다. 띄어쓰기 할 때는 칸을 비웁니다.
Write one complete Hangeul character in one box. Leave a box blank for spacing!

Writing Rule No.2.
TOPIK Essay Writing rule no.2
2. 숫자는 한 칸에 두 자를 씁니다.
Write 2 digits in one box. You may write only one digit per box if it’s single. If it’s 3 digits (eg:101), write two digits in a box and 1 digit in a box.


Writing Rule No.3.
Wongoji Rule no.3
3. 문장부호는 한 칸에 하나 씁니다.
Write one punctation mark per box.


Writing Rule No.4.
TOPIK Essay Writing rule no.4
4. 온점, 반점, 쌍점, 쌍반점 뒤에는 칸을 비우지 않습니다.
There should be no blank box after a full stop, comma, colon and semicolon


Writing Rule No.5.
TOPIK Essay Writing Rule no.5
5. 물음표, 느낌표 다음에는 한 칸을 비웁니다.
Leave the next box blank after a question mark and exclamation mark.


Writing Rule No.6.
how to write an essay in Korean rule no 6
6. 문장부호를 찍을 칸이 없을 때는 글자와 함께 씁니다.
Write the last character and punctuation mark in the same box together if there is no available box in the same line. No punctation mark should occupy the first box of the line.


Writing Rule No.7.
Korean TOPIK II essay rule no 7
7. 줄임표는 두 칸에 씁니다.
Write the ellipses in two boxes. Fill each box with 3 dots.


Wongoji Writing Rule No.8.
Korean essay rule no 8aTOPIK II Korean essay rule no 8b
8a. 문단이 바뀔 때는 첫 칸을 비웁니다.
Leave the first box blank for every paragraph.
8b. 그리고 모두 첫 칸을 씁니다.
Subsequently, fill in the first box for the rest of the lines of the paragraph with characters (refer to rule no.6).

That’s all! Rules less than the number of your fingers. Knowing how to write on Wongoji is a pre-requisite in TOPIK II Essay writing. Happy writing to you all!
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