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Independent Writing Review Sample

1.  Each independent writing review you get will include grammar corrections as seen in the image below.

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2.  In addition to grammar corrections, you will get an overall TOEFL score and auto feedback based on a suggestion list decided by the TOEFL teacher grading your review.

Question
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the best teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

User Answer

It is known that our daily behavior reflects our education adquired at home. Some people firmly believes this because it shows the teaching that our parents have given us at home.

I agree with the statement “Parents are the best teachers”, because they have the enough experience to say what is helpful for us or what is not in complex situations. Also I believe in them because in my personal experience as far as I remember my parents have always given me useful advices.

Parents have the maturity to express their point of view when we ask for it. They are the only ones who will understand us because they know us since we were babies. Only they with their experience in life and love for us will be able to help us in whatever situation might be. Thus they will never lie or cheat to us

Everytime I feel confused or stressed I procure to talk with my mother or my father. Sometimes is hard to tell what is really happening to me. I mean there are days when it is hard to express some deep feelings. Anyway, when this happens my mother always guess with a simply look what is bothering me. She knows the exactly words to make me feel better. I trust in them because even they are far away from me they always try to make me feel close to them and comfortable with their words. Their speaking reflects wisdom and love for me.

In these ways I do believe in parents as the best teachers in which you can completely trust. Maybe they haven’t experienced everything in life but their love for their sons and daughters makes a great difference in the art of teaching and learning from others. Since their love is sincere and unique, they are the best teachers someone can ever have. They are the only ones who will look for your hapiness and well being.


Review Feedback


  • The response needs more overall development To get a better score, you need to have more development, or more content overall. If you learn the basic types of TOEFL independent writing question, you can also learn what kind of ideas you can write in the different types of essay. Also make sure that you are trying to answer all parts of the question and include everything you are asked to include.
    Suggested Lessons for Improvement Lesson: Prewriting the independent response


  • The writer doesn’t seem to understand paragraph structure (topic sentence + supporting ideas) You need to make sure you understand and practice basic paragraph structure, including a topic sentence followed by ideas that support that topic sentence.
    Suggested Lessons for Improvement Lesson: Writing the body paragraph of independent writing task


  • The response has main ideas that only weakly support the writer’s position You need to make sure your main ideas support your position or opinion. The main ideas should help the reader understand why you believe what you do.
    Suggested Lessons for Improvement Lesson: Writing the body paragraph of independent writing task


  • The writer needs to give more or clearer reasons for the main ideas or position You need to make sure you are explaining why you believe what you do. Good writing provides clear reasons for the writer’s position or opinion.
    Suggested Lessons for Improvement Lesson: Writing the body paragraph of independent writing task


  • The writer makes mistakes with verbs and verb tenses Be careful with the verbs you use. Make sure you understand the different English verb tenses as well as how to use passive voice correctly.
    No Further Suggestions Necessary
  • The writer makes mistakes with nouns and noun clauses Your essay may include mistakes with nouns (people, places, and things) and noun clauses. Make sure you understand nouns and how they are used as subjects and objects in sentences.
    Suggested Lessons for Improvement Lesson: Countable nouns and uncountable nouns
  • The writer makes mistakes with articles, pronouns, quantifiers, and prepositions You need to make sure you use small grammatical words correctly, including articles – like “a” and “the” – pronouns, quantifiers, and prepositions.
    Suggested Lessons for Improvement Lesson: Use the right article
    Lesson: Pick the right quantifier
  • The writer makes mistakes with conventions of English, including spelling, capitalization, and punctuation Make sure you learn the spelling of new words and understand the basic rules of capitalization and punctuation in English.
    No Further Suggestions Necessary


  • The writer uses inappropriate words that don’t fit the context Some of the words you use are not correct or appropriate for the situation. This can happen because of translation problems, problems understanding your dictionary, or because native speakers would naturally use a different word in the particular context.
    No Further Suggestions Necessary


  • The writer should organize the ideas in better logical order You need to organize your ideas into a better logical order. Make sure you don’t confuse the reader by jumping around too much. Finish one main idea before moving on to the next.
    No Further Suggestions Necessary