TOEFL Writing and Speaking Are a lot like Doing Laundry

Michael Buckhoff’s “7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT

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Upon washing your dirty clothes for the week, you will most likely have the following colors: white, light, and dark. Additionally, you will have pants, shirts, T-shirts, undergarments, and so on. How you put away these clothes may be an indicator of how organized you are. For example, do you take all types of clothes and throw them into the same drawer? Or, do you separate undergarments from dress pants, dress shirts from T-shirts, and then place each type of dress apparel into different drawers? For example, maybe you have one drawer for undergarments, another for socks, a third for pants, and a fourth for T-shirts. A little organization to how you put away your clothes can make it much easier when you are looking for an outfit tomorrow, right?

So, when completing TOEFL iBT speaking and writing tasks, how well do you organize ideas? Do you express ideas randomly or do you try to express ideas in a logical, recognizable order? Of course, if you organize ideas logically, it will make it much easier for the TOEFL iBT human raters to understand what you are saying, which means they will be MORE likely to give you a higher score.

To end this post, I hear echoing words from my mother: “There is a place for everything, and everything has its place.” These words ring true when it comes to TOEFL speaking and writing. Yes, there is place for thesis statements, topic sentences, transitional sentences, and supporting details.

Do you use them?

Do you know where to put them?

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Michael Buckhoff’s “7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT

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