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TOEFL iBT Writing Tips:

TOEFL writing section format

On the TOEFL iBT Writing Section you will be given two tasks and 50 minutes to complete both tasks. Grading is between 0-5.

Task 1-First, read a passage on an academic subject and listen to a lecture on the same topic. You will be given 3 minutes to read the passage. You will then be asked to write an essay to discuss the relationship between what you have read and what you have heard on the audio clip. For this, you will be given 20 minutes to write the essay. You have to write between 150-225 words.

Task2-You will be given an essay topic or prompt. You have 30 minutes to write an essay for about 300 words.

TOEFL writing tips:

  • You will be graded on how well you understand a topic. Do not diverge from the topic.
  • Good structure: make your points in a logical manner. Divide your essay into paragraphs.
  • Your opening paragraph should have your topic idea—this will show that you understood your topic well. You then can go on and build your ideas on it and divide it into different paragraphs. Your conclusion passage should again refer to your main topic and your stand on it.This is especially crucial when you have to give an opinion.
  • Stick to your word limit. A very long essay will not necessarily get you more marks.
  • Time yourself.Keep1-2 minutes to jot down your ideas. Then use rest of the time given to write your essay. Again, keep 2 minutes to re-read your essay and make corrections or modifications.
  • Practice writing from essay prompts—this will give you a good idea on how much time you take to write 200-300 words of a well-structured essay.
  • Get feedback on your essay from a teacher or a senior who knows about how to grade and assess an essay.
  • For Task 1, do not put in your ideas but just give a summary of the text and what you have heard. Respond directly to the prompt. For Task 2, you must use your imagination and give a lot of examples and your opinions and ideas to build a good essay.
  • Check for spelling errors and grammatical errors.
  • Re-read your essay at the end, to make sure it makes sense.

 

 

TOEFL IBT writing topics:

Here are how some writing topics will look like on task 1.You would have read a text and then listened to a lecture:

Task 1 writing topics

  • Summarize the main points presented in the reading and explain how the information in the lecture provides a different perpective.You have 20 minutes to write 150-225 words
  • Summarize the main points of the study presented in the reading and use the information in the lecture to explain the results. You have 20 minutes to write 150-225 words.
  • Summarize the points made in the lecture explaining how they cast a doubt on the reading.You have 20 minutes to write 150-225 words.

 

TOEFL writing tips for Task 1:

  • Take down notes from the text, especially the main points. You have 3 minutes to prepare this.
  • Take down notes as you listen to the lecture. You will not be able to hear the lecture again.
  • Do not use your imagination while you write. Summarize the points you have heard in the text.
  • Do not copy exactly from the text. Use your own language to write the main points
  • If there is a conflict between what is in the text and what you have heard, then it is important to express this.
  • Do not overshoot your word limit nor make it too short.
  • Time yourself. Even if you have all your points ready, if you present an incomplete essay, you will get a low score.
  • Remember that the TOEFL iBT is a computer based test.So you have to type on the computer. Make sure your typing speed is good so that you can complete your essay on time.

 

Here are how some writing topics will look like on task 2.

Task 2 writing topics

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The purpose of education should be to teach skills, not values. Support your position with details and examples
  • What are the important qualities of a good teacher? Use specific reasons and examples to explain why these qualities are important.
  • If you could meet one important person during your stay in the United States, which person would you choose and why?

TOEFL writing tips for Task 2:

  • Write the essay, sticking to the topic given in the prompt.
  • Write a well-structured essay: have an introductory passage, 3-4 body passages and a conclusion passage that will summarize your main idea.
  • You must use your imagination and give several examples to support your main point.
  • If you are asked to give an opinion, you must stick to that opinion till the very end of the essay. There is no right stand or wrong stand in an opinion essay. You are graded on how well you can prove your point.
  • You must use the first person to give your opinion: In my view…; in my opinion…;Ithink that…
  • Take about 3-5 minutes to structure and organize your thoughts. Write down the main topic and write a line explaining this topic. This will be your introduction. If you are asked to give examples, write down—example1, example 2, example 3 and a sentence each against each example. If you are asked to give an opinion then, give your opinion in the introductory paragraph and write down reason1, reason 2, reason 3 with a sentence against each reason. These will go in your body paragraphs. Your last paragraph will be the conclusion paragraph that will summarize your entire essay thesis.
  • Practice writing essays with many different essay prompts.
  • Keep within your word limit. Do not write much over the word limit nor write below the minimum word limit.
  • Get feedback on your essay from a teacher or a senior who knows how to grade your essay.
  • Time yourself. Even if you have all your points ready, if you present an incomplete essay, you will get a low score.
  • Remember that the TOEFL iBT is a computer based test.So you have to type on the computer. Make sure your typing speed is good so that you can complete your essay on time.

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November 21, 2017

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