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TOEFL Study Plans and Guides


Whether you’re planning to study for a long time, or you’ve waited until the last minute, it helps to add some structure to your TOEFL study plan to keep you organized and on track. Planning out a study schedule is the key first step in scoring well on the TOEFL. Here are some tips to help you build a study schedule that works for you!


To help take the guesswork out of all of this, we’ve created a couple of schedules to help you get started.

Magoosh TOEFL Study Guides

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GRE + TOEFL Study Schedule

Pro Tip: Before getting started on your study plan, we recommend reading our top tips for making the most of your TOEFL study schedule. And, if you’re looking for a more flexible study plan, try our post on preparing for the TOEFL in 20-30 minutes per day. 🙂

Building Your Own TOEFL Study Schedule

If you want to build your own, customized study schedule, start by asking yourself these questions:

  • Am I ready to start studying for the TOEFL?
  • What score do I need on the TOEFL? How much do I need to improve from where I am today?
  • How long am I going to study? How much time can I study each day or week?
  • Do I want to make a daily schedule that outlines what I need to do each day? Or do I want to make a weekly schedule, that has more room for adjustments?
  • What skills do I need the most help with?
  • What skills do I need the least help with?

Once you’ve answered all of these questions, it’s time to choose the right study materials for you. These book reviews should help, and be sure to check out Magoosh’s TOEFL lessons!

After you have your materials, it’s time to plan out your study schedule. I’d suggest using our one month plan (mentioned above), as a guide, and take it from there.

Happy studying! 🙂

4 Responses to TOEFL Study Plans and Guides

  1. Anamika August 1, 2015 at 3:21 am #

    I have some questions.. How can I contact you to clear all these questions?

    • Lucas Fink
      Lucas Fink August 3, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

      If you have questions for us, you can always email 🙂

  2. Vikram December 10, 2016 at 5:08 am #

    Hi Lucas,

    I have 1 week to study for TOEFL.How can I get best out of it.I want to score 100+.

    Thank you,

    • Magoosh Test Prep Expert
      Magoosh Test Prep Expert December 10, 2016 at 9:30 am #

      Hi Vikram,

      One week isn’t a lot of time to study, but you can definitely use your current knowledge for success on the test. With one week, it doesn’t make sense to work on improving your general English level. Instead, you should focus on learning the strategies and methods you need for the test. I recommend that you look at the 2 week plan to get an idea of what you should focus on in the next week. Make sure that you focus on the best strategy for each question, and take a look at our templates and example responses for the speaking/writing tasks. Explore our blog for ideas of how to answer each type of question and the best methods to use for each section 🙂

      And remember: strategy is only helpful if you can practice it! Take some time to make sure that you are comfortable with these methods and can apply them on test day 🙂

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