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Note-Taking and Organizing Your Answer in TOEFL Integrated Writing

The TOEFL Integrated Writing Task can be tricky. The passage and the lecture are both fairly complex, and they contradict each other. There’s a lot of important information to be found between the reading and the lecture that challenges parts of the reading. You need to make sure you notice, record, and correctly recall the […]

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How to Score a 5/5 on the TOEFL Essay: Integrated Task

For many students taking the TOEFL, scoring a 5 out of 5 on each of the two TOEFL essays—which would lead to a perfect score of 30 in the writing section—is the ultimate goal. Getting there takes a lot of practice, but it pays off nicely! Scoring so high in one section can counterbalance slightly […]

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TOEFL Integrated Essay Structure

Even though the twenty minutes you have to write the integrated essay will fly by, it’s still worth taking a minute or two to write an outline of your own prior to beginning your response (the test proctor will provide as much scratch paper as you need). Even jotting just a few lines that connect […]

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TOEFL Essay 1: Integrated

Since you’ll still be wearing headphones after the Speaking section, the writing section begins with the integrated task, for which you’ll need to keep your headphones on. The materials you’ll be using to answer the question are a reading passage and a lecture excerpt. Both of these will be longer than the ones you encountered […]

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Common Writing Difficulties

In this post, I’m going to write about some of the problems I see frequently in student essays. I hope that you’ll be able to look out for these pitfalls in your own essays so you don’t make the same mistakes!   Basic punctuation rules The basics can cause trouble if they’re not correct. Names and the […]

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The Topics You’ll Write About on the TOEFL

The writing section will include one opinion question and one integrated question on an academic lecture and a reading passage. Both of the topics will be designed to be appropriate for a variety of people. The independent task will require no cultural knowledge and will only assume experience that almost everyone has, with a tendency […]

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The TOEFL Integrated Writing Task

The integrated writing task is one of the more interesting parts of the TOEFL, because it gives you a chance to draw together information from multiple sources and synthesize it into one clear argument. It’s a more difficult task than the independent essay in most cases, but it’s also more engaging. The independent essay topics […]

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