How to Get a Higher TOEFL Integrated Writing Score!


This is Michael Buckhoff, founder and materials writer for Better TOEFL Scores. Below I have posted a TOEFL or ESL related video to help you to improve your English proficiency. Enjoy!

Michael Buckhoff is the co-founder and author of a TOEFL iBT Blog at (Helpful Insights to Pass the TOEFL iBT) and of TOEFL iBT products at http (Pass the TOEFL iBT in 7 Easy Steps).

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Hi Michael,
How are you???
My name is Mariana. I took a TOEFL test last year and I got the score 78. I needed 79 to apply for MBA.
I tried to study own my on for almost half year. I had less than one month when I found your webside, even though I had studied your lessons for just one month they helped me a lot. I took the TOEFL test one more time last March 27th and I got the score 93. 🙂
Thank you so much for you help! Your lessons were really helpful for me!

I wish the best to you! God bless you!

Mariana Da Silva

Hi Michael,

Today, I received my TOEFL score. My overall score is 100/120. The break up is as follows:

Reading: 22/30

Listening: 25/30

Speaking: 26/30

Writing : 27/30

I want to thank you for helping me. I liked your STEALTH series. I liked your passion about teaching and you want everyone to succeed. I did not have much time to prepare. I was nervous but after watching your lectures, I was confident that I would do fine.

In the end, I want to tell you that you should be proud of yourself that what an incredible teacher you are. I am also a teacher but I teach Microsurgery which is little bit different from English and I commend the efforts you put in your students(including me) with continuous guidance through your newsletters and videos.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions and correct this letter.
Take care,
Syed Gillani, MD


I can say that it’s very important to organize your time efficiently to reach your target score.
my first toefl was 72 and after 3 months I was able to score 84.
Therefore I think it’s important to have strategy in your study, by the way I want to thank you Mr Michael your tips were very helpful to me especially in speaking section because I scored 23.


Hi Michael,

I receieved my scores at TOEFL. My overall score is 106/120. The break up is as follows:

Reading: 26/30

Listening: 26/30

Speaking: 26/30

Writing : 28/30

11 thoughts on “How to Get a Higher TOEFL Integrated Writing Score!”

  1. THis was too hard so I fired up my pc and played Fallout 3 and took the goat instead, I became a tatoo artist….

  2. Thanks for the help, man!
    I have the exam on the 15th (in a week!!!!) and I am panicking… I think that the writing part is gonna be the worst for me. I am terrible at writing essays =(

  3. hi,I’m ahdiya from afghanistan. Thank you so much for your helpful videos. My TOEfl test is on 12th of this month. And I’m getting panic whenever I think about the test day. It’s also my first time and everyone scaring me about it that it’s so hard you can’t do it. Can you please mention some tips about how to synthesize in the speaking and especially in the writing section, I have problem on how to connect the reading and the lecture. Please reply to me as soon as possible.:)

  4. Maverick:

    A lot students, if they made a few small changes in how they approach the integrated writing task, could get huge increases in their TOEFL iBT writing scores.

    I am glad that you enjoyed the video, and I certainly wish you the best of luck on your upcoming TOEFL iBT exam.

    All the best to your TOEFL success!

    Michael Buckhoff

  5. maverick69beckham07

    Your videos are really very helpful Michael ! I would be taking the TOEFL test in a short time from now. Just thought I’ll go through your videos again before leaving for the test center.
    Cheers !

  6. Such a great video, Thanks alot, now I know why I am lossing points in this task.
    Hope for you the best, and keep it up.

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