Q 1

What matters most in the minute your essays are graded


->Word count,

-> structure,

-> the clarity of your content,

-> grammatical strength (specifically with articles, subject-verb agreement, spelling, and punctuation).


That's it. The overwhelming influence of these points on your TOEFL writing score cannot be overemphasized because it's basically the only points graders examine in the minute they take to evaluate your essay.


Now for the fun part, it's time for you to learn NoteFull's tips, tricks, and secrets to apply this knowledge to earn the TOEFL writing score you need and make tremendous improvements in your TOEFL writing skill set.


First, let's review the basics to ensure that you know the essential points to the TOEFL writing if you've never taken the TOEFL before. If you have taken it before, it's time to review to make sure we have those critical basic points clearly understood.


The basics of the TOEFL writing for mastery back to top


As you should already know form our TOEFL overview section, the writing consists of 2 questions. Your writing score will range from 0 to 30 depending on your essays ratings. The ratings will be averaged and converted to a score of 30. 


Developing high scoring word count, structure, and content


We know that we have 2 questions, right? Each is different and requires its own specific strategy, so watch and enjoy the videos below to master them. Don’t forget to take great notes.


TOEFL Writing Question 1 Structure & Strategy back to top



Here are two fast points for this question.


First, it’s all about your notes and understanding. We receive questions often about what to do if you didn’t get all the points from the lecture. Our advice: do your best but you must work on your listening and note-taking skills. If your not sure how to do this, let us know with the form below so we can get you the help you need.


Second, once you have all of the important content in your notes, that’s all you need. 250 words is the number of words you need for a perfect score. If you write more than 250, that's fine but be careful. When we read essays beyond 250 from students that score 24 or below, they are often wordy, repetitive and lack clarity. So, be precise and exact. This doesn't mean to try to write less; it just means stick to your notes and don't write more just to have a higher word count.


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Gayathri. wrote on Sunday October 9, 2016 4:42am
Hi, I have been using your resources and they are very helpful! Thank you! I have one question though, it's regarding question 1 of writing section. Are you allowed to pause the recording to take down notes? I don't have any trouble with writing down notes for listening section, but for writing, since we are expected to write an essay based on the recording, I find it difficult to get detailed notes.