If you’re not sure how to structure your essays, these TOEFL Writing templates are for you. 🙂 Our TOEFL expert Lucas created templates for both the Integrated and the Independent essays. You’ll also find sample responses so you can see how these templates can be used. (And for more sample responses, see Magoosh’s complete guide to TOEFL Writing samples.)
How to Use TOEFL Writing Templates
First, a note on the word “template.” You may be looking for a full response that you can memorize, simply adding in small details as you write. Unfortunately, that’s not a good idea. If you memorize whole sentences that other students also memorized and used, you will get a 0 on the writing section. You cannot simply give a whole answer from memory.
But you can use specific words and phrases to structure your essays. If you know a few phrases to start your response, a few to move on to the next idea, and a few to end each thought, then you can better organize your essays. Well organized essays score more highly because they’re easier to understand.
So learn the words and phrases we provide you, and start using them in your TOEFL writing practice. The more you practice using them, the easier they will be to remember and use on test day.
After the key phrases for each task, there is a sample essay that shows one way you could use the phrases. That will help you to understand the overall structure of your answers.