Effective TOEFL Writing 3

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Practice Writing TOEFL iBT Independent Tasks

Students enrolled in this course will practice writing 7 TOEFL iBT Independent Writing Tasks.

  • First, they will read a short instructional page about the type of essay.
  • Second, they will have an opportunity to write their answer on the topic question.
  • Then the teacher will score the answer and give them feedback on how they can improve.
  • Finally, students can rewrite their answer a second time.

Before you begin, there are 3 things you need to know about this course.

  • First, this is a teacher-assisted, self-study course. That means you will study on your own, but when you have questions or need help, you can contact your teacher.
  • Second, you will need to score at least 80% to pass to the next lesson. If you score less than 80%, don’t worry, you can take the quiz again.
  • Third, your teacher will grade your responses, and send you feedback on how you can improve. (Please allow 1 to 2 business days for a response). Enjoy the course!

3 examples of typical independent writing topics.

  1. “Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Technology helps students learn faster. Use specific reasons and details in your answer.”
  2. “In general, people are living longer than before. Discuss the reasons why people are living longer. Use specific reasons and details to develop your essay.”
  3. “Some people believe plastic shopping bags are harming the earth. Other people believe plastic shopping bags are making the world a better place. What is your opinion? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Independent Writing Tasks

Each lesson will take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. If you need to take a lesson again, simply click on “Retake the Quiz”.


Before You Write Q1: Descriptive Writing Preview Q2: Opinion Q3: Cause and Effect Q4: Argumentative Q5: Compare and Contrast Q6: Problem-Solution Final Question