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Resources to Help you Prepare for the TOEFL Writing Test

The TOEFL Writing section is the last section you’ll complete in TOEFL. Consisting of two tasks, integrated writing task 1 where you'll write a response based on an audio lecture and a reading passage, and independent writing task 2 where you'll write an essay based on your personal experience and opinion. There is no magic formula to scoring high in the TOEFL writing section. You'll need to practice writing and get critical feedback on your essay responses in order for you to improve. However, learning how to write essays is definitely something you can learn from TOEFL lessons and articles.

In this guide, you'll find articles explaining the two writing tasks in detail and teaching you how to write opening, body, and closing paragraphs and high-scoring essays, the best TOEFL writing templates for each task, and how to use common academic words in your writing. 

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The Top 3 TOEFL Writing Templates used by our Students Ron Ross July 20th, 2018 TOEFL Writing Guide

In the TOEFL writing section, you’ll need to be able to structure your thoughts coherently, but that’s easier said than done. Using an effective writing template is a simple, straightforward way to get yourself up to speed on the best techniques for the TOEFL Writing section.

We’ll introduce you to 3 useful TOEFL writing templates, intended to help you clarify, organize, and rationalize your thoughts in writing. First, you’ll need to get acquainted with the distinct kinds of writing tasks you be expected to do in the Writing section.

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Live Feedback for your TOEFL Writing Review Ron Ross July 26th, 2018 TOEFL Writing Guide

All writers need feedback, even professional authors. Feedback on your writing is necessary to improve your score on the Writing section of the TOEFL as well. Without feedback, you may keep making the same mistakes repeatedly without even realizing it. One great way to get feedback is through our writing reviews.

In this short article, you’ll learn more about the importance of feedback to improve your writing for the TOEFL test, as well as suggestions to score a 26 on the writing section with the help writing reviews, and a sample of one of our writing reviews here to see how writing reviews can benefit you on the TOEFL.

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TOEFL Writing Essential Words - Part 2 - disadvantage and disadvantageous Madison Oster July 23rd, 2018 TOEFL Writing Guide

In today’s post, you are going to learn the words disadvantage and disadvantageous. These two words are often used in TOEFL and IELTS exams. In this post, you will learn how to use them with proper prepositions and common collocations.

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TOEFL Writing Essential Words - Part 3 - indicate, indicative, indication, and indicator Madison Oster May 31st, 2018 TOEFL Writing Guide

In today’s post, we are going to look at four important words in TOEFL and IELTS exam. The words we are looking at today are "indicate", "indication", "indicator", and "indicator". We will also look at how to paraphrase sentences using one or another.

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TOEFL Writing Essential Words - Part 1 - advantage and advantageous Madison Oster May 31st, 2018 TOEFL Writing Guide

In today’s post, you are going to learn the words advantage and advantageous.We are going to talk about their meanings, what prepositions to use with them, and common collocations. By the end of this post, you will know how to use them properly in your TOEFL speaking and writing tasks.

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TOEFL Writing Essential Words - Part 6 - dominate and predominate Madison Oster May 31st, 2018 TOEFL Writing Guide

Today’s post is an advanced lesson for a lot of TOEFL and IELTS test takers. During your TOEFL and IELTS preparations, you probably came across the following words: dominate, dominant, dominance, domination, predominate, predominant, predominance, and predominantly.

A lot of students look these words up in the dictionary but still don’t truly understand them. So in today’s post, we are going to look at each of these words and give you various examples to demonstrate how to use them. This way you will understand the difference between them and will be able to use them correctly.

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TOEFL Writing Essential Words - Part 4 - advance and advancement Madison Oster May 31st, 2018 TOEFL Writing Guide

In today’s post, you are going to learn the words advance and advancement. These two words are often used in TOEFL independent essays when the topics are related to the impact of technology.

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TOEFL Writing Essential Words - Part 5 - Words that express the meaning of difference and variety Madison Oster February 22nd, 2018 TOEFL Writing Guide

In this post, we are going to look at words that express the meaning of difference and variety. We are going to look at two groups of words today. The first group of words we will be looking at includes words related to variety, in particular, the words "vary", "varied", "varying", "various", "variety". For the second group of words, we will be looking at words that show the difference and will talk about "differ", "differentiation", "differentiate".

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