Step 6: Target and Improve Your TOEFL Writing Weaknesses

TOEFL Writing Lesson 2
TOEFL Writing Lesson 2

Step 6 – Target and Improve Your Writing Weaknesses

The sixth step to successfully pass the TOEFL iBT Exam is to gain competence in independent and integrated writing skills: decoding the writing task, organizing a coherent response, writing detailed developmental paragraphs, and ending the essay with a conclusion. Without an organized approach to these writing tasks, students often write incoherent essays, and, in the case of the integrated writing tasks, they do not coherently and accurately connect the reading and listening passages together. But this will not happen to you, will it?


“What’s TOEFL Writing Lesson 2 about?”

If you have taken TOEFL Writing Lesson 1 or if you already understand how to use prewriting strategies BEFORE taking an essay examination,  you are ready for TOEFL Writing Lesson 2, a 19 minute video, which demonstrates why writing the introduction and thesis statement are the most important parts of the TOEFL independent writing task.  Additionally, this lesson explains how to write a strong introduction leading toward a sharply-focused thesis.

“So, why are the introduction and thesis the most important part of the essay? I thought the body of the essay was the most important part.”

To illustrate, consider an absurd question,  “Can you live without your head?”  Of course, the answer is no.  Like your head, the introduction and thesis are the head of an essay and will lead your developmental paragraphs in a focused or unfocused direction.  All too often, many TOEFLers write an unclear and unfocused introduction which does NOT organize itself around the writing task. It frustrates me. I know they are good writers and if if make a few small changes in the way they organize their introduction, their essays will score much higher on the TOEFL independent writing task.  You need this lesson so that you can focus your introduction better.  Aren’t you tired of scoring below 24/30 pts on TOEFL writing?  You are better than that!  You can write a well-organized essay by making a few small changes in your writing style.  TOEFL Writing Lesson 2 will show you what those small changes are.

“What’s else do you include in this 19 minute lesson?”

Fair question!   I know that you will not buy this lesson unless you think you NEED this lesson.  So, in this lesson, you will learn…

“How you can create  sharply-focused thesis statements in three simple steps*

*The four characteristics of well-written thesis statements*

*How you can create  strong introductions that will allow you to easily organize  the developmental paragraphs of your essays*

*Six techniques that high-scoring TOEFLers use to write a coherently organized essays*

*Get practice writing introductions and thesis statements based on eleven independent writing prompts*

*Comparing your introductions/thesis statements to some model introductions, so you can make sure you are correctly apply the concepts taught in this lesson*

Trust me.  If your TOEFL writng score is below, 24/30 pts., you NEED TOEFL writing lesson 2.

“Why should I buy from you?”

You can probably tell from reading some of my TOEFL iBT writing posts and videos that I have considerable experience teaching writing. In fact, I am an English professor at California State University, San Bernardino and have been teaching first year and third year writing courses for American students since 1997.   That’s a total of 72 ten week writing classes. In addition, I have taught more than 200 TOEFL classes since 1994.  I have taken my expertise as a compositionist and as a TOEFList to help you learn high-scoring writing techniques not only for TOEFL writing but for your university classes.  And guess what?  You do NOT have to pay expensive college tuition and can get the same instruction I teach my college and TOEFL students for a fraction of the price.   So, since I am qualified to teach you this lesson and  since you can save hundreds if not thousands of dollars by benefiting from my instruction, take this lesson, learn the techniques, and apply them to some practice introductions and thesis statements.  Then you will be ready to take the TOEFL iBT.  Soon enough, your score will be higher than 24/30 pts., and you will move on to bigger and better things in life.

**Once you purchase this lesson, Pay Pal will redirect you to a web page in which you will get your lesson information. The entire buying process is automated.**

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