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    Default Help for TOEFL writing section

    Hi teachers,

    I will have the iBT TOEFL test in a month and still I am not satisfied with my writing skills. What are the best ways of improving my writing skills for TOEFL writing section in this short notice.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Help for TOEFL writing section

    Hi Bahar,

    There are several ways for you to improve your writing skills. One of the best ways is reading; by reading good materials especially related to academic majors you can understand the sequence of the sentences and paragraphs.

    Also there are lots of skills mentioned in different books and websites about writing for TOEFL reading and practicing them will help you either.

    And don't forget to build a very good vocabulary knowledge so that you can use it in the test day. Having a good vocabulary choice will help you a great deal too.

    Good luck!

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    Default Re: Help for TOEFL writing section

    Thank you for your fast response.
    I have read the strategies for TOEFL writing from Barron's book and practiced them a lot but I have no idea how good I am writing. I found a bunch of websites like this forum or testden.com or test-TOEFL.com and read the writing topics and samples that they present but still i feel weak in this area.

    Is there any other good source you suggest for writing?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Help for TOEFL writing section

    I know that Barron's has another book which is only for TOEFL essay section. I recommend you to go through that as well. Also don't forget to read as many good written sources as you can.

    I wish best of luck for you.

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    Arrow Re: Help for TOEFL writing section

    My own exam is next Jan. I use this site for practicing, it's really good.

    Free TOEFL Test Preparation Exercises,Exam Course Examples,Online Material,TEOFL TOFEL TOFL TOFLE TOEFFL CBT Book,School USA Canada

    Regarding the writing, I was told that the most important thing is to start revising the 400 most common words in TOFEL, you can buy the book for this and I will provide you with any link related if I had the chance.

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    Default Re: Help for TOEFL writing section

    There are lots of good online sources available for TOEFL especially for writing section. I encourage test takers to read writing samples as much as they can. You can find some good writing samples and topics here. www.test-toefl.com/index.php/toefl-writing/toefl-writing-topics

    Do your best and believe in yourself guys.
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    Considering you do not have too much time ahead,I think reading high score sample essays will help.

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    Default Re: Help for TOEFL writing section

    Please rate my essay and give me suggestions for correcting me......

    Do you agree or disagree? "For children, it is better to grow up in the country than in the city."

    Despite their being a lot of advantages in children growing up in country i would prefer children should be grown in city.Generally,city is a place where their will be all type of facilities.Below are few points i have made to support my opinion.

    Firstly,Education is very important for the children.If children are grown in a city they will have the chance to attend a good school.Normally schools in the city will have all facilities like that of internet services,highly skilled faculty,hospitals etc.So,It is better is go along with most facilitated one.

    Second in the next,Children learn by seeing around.They follow their parents and people around build.By this culture of living children will learn their behavior .Normally in the city people will be more cultured so, children will be habituated to cultured behavior.
    Which is very important as they grow up.

    Finally,Children should be grown in city side,to get good education and to learn the cultured behavior as they should be in society as they grow up.I think this a good idea which is to be followed by every parent.

    Hope u will reply soon ......

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