Top 10 Writing Tips for the TOEFL iBT® Test

Top 10 TOEFL Writing Tips

1. Make a list of familiar topics – English, baby!’s daily lessons are great examples. Practice planning and writing an essay for each topic. First, think of one main idea or opinion for each topic and then think of a few points that support this idea or opinion. When you first start practicing this, take at least forty-five minutes to plan, write and check each essay. Once you improve, you should be able to do this in half an hour or less.

2. Write out every word in full – never use abbreviations! Although you may want to save time, abbreviations such as u instead of you are not acceptable for TOEFL® writing. Save these abbreviations for the English, baby! chat room.

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