TOEFL Writing Task 2 (Independent)

In this “Independent” portion of the TOEFL Writing section, you’ll be asked to express and support your personal opinion. These articles provide practice, information, help, and advice for TOEFL Writing Task 2.

Examples of Counter-Arguments

In my last post on this subject, I talked about using counter-arguments in TOEFL Independent Writing. As I said before, a counter-argument is an explanation of an argument the writer disagrees with. The writer will acknowledge a counter-argument to argue against it. This is done so that the writer can develop and explain his or […]

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TOEFL Independent Essay Structure

The structure of your independent essay is going to be at least a little different from that of the integrated essay you will have just finished. While your task in the integrated essay was to highlight similarities and contrasts, your task in this essay will be simply to defend your opinion. Because of this difference, […]

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TOEFL Independent Writing Practice: Correcting Disorganized Answers

In my last two posts about the Independent Writing task (Organizing Your Ideas & Fixing a Disorganized Essay in 4 Easy Steps), I described four steps for revising a disorganized essay: make an outline of what you wrote, make notes on problems in the outline, write a new and improved outline, and rewrite your essay […]

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