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NoteFull's Student of the Month for April 2015  back to top

 

    

        


            

 

NoteFull is very excited to introduce the Student of the Month for April 2015: Ilke Celik from Turkey!

 

 

 

Getting started on the TOEFL path

 

 

Having graduated from one of the most prestigious university in Turkey, where all education was delivered in English, Ilke had a strong academic foundation.

 

 

After getting her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English, she still had some difficulties with the language, overall. But she knew that she wanted to go to the USA for her PhD. Not only that, she also had to earn at least an 80 on the TOEFL.

 

 

 

Ilke’s study plan, before NoteFull

 

 

At first, Ilke signed up for a TOEFL preparation course at a local language school. She stated that, “It was really expensive ( one month course was almost equals my one month salary) and took lots of time.”

 

 

Unfortunately, after spending all of that money and at the end of the one month course, she ended up earning a 75. 

 

 

“I was so sad, discouraged and hopeless.”

 

 

Ilke was really discouraged not only because she lost a great deal of money, but also because she didn’t meet her score requirements. 

 

 

After that, Ilke decided to work on her own. She started out with Kaplan and Cambridge TOEFL preparation books. Again, unfortunately, her score did not improve very much, and she ended up earning a 78, twice!

 

 

Ilke stated that, “Because I couldn't find my problems. I was thinking that I understood all the reading and listening parts, but I made lots of mistakes. How was it possible? What was wrong with me?”  

 

 

 

A friend’s helpful advice 

 

 

After struggling for a while, Ilke spoke with a friend who suggested that she take a look at NoteFull. At first, she started by watching NoteFull’s YouTube videos.

 

 

After working through the free practice, however, she felt that she needed more help with the reading. So, Ilke registered for the 3-step Reading system.  

 

 

“It was unbelievable."

 

 

Ilke liked the fact that the package showed her the specific mistakes she was making. Furthermore, she felt that it also taught her how to correct them—which is the key to success! 

 

 

She states, “If anybody told me 'the strategy is important' before, I did not believe it. But, now I realize that strategy is everything for TOEFL, and it is really easy to learn strategies from NoteFull.”

 

 

With this package and with NoteFull’s listening strategies, Ilke’s reading and listening scores increased by 5 points each!

  

 

 

And finally, after just two weeks of studying intensely with NoteFull, and on Ilke’s fourth TOEFL attempt, she got an 88!

 

Now, Ilke is living in Ohio, in the USA, and getting ready to pursue her dreams of earning a PhD! 

        

 

Ilke’s final words to you:

 

 

"I suggest every one not to give up!! The bad score you previously got TOEFL does not indicate your English is bad, or your language skills are not enough. It only indicates you do not know the correct strategy, and learning it is really easy with NoteFull."

    

 

How to Become the Next Student of the Month back to top

 

If you think that you have what it takes to become NoteFull's next Student of the Month, please send us an email with your story of success to SuccessStories@NoteFull.com.

orrect strategy, and learning it is really easy with NoteFull."

 

 

  

How to Become the Next Student of the Month back to top

 

If you think that you have what it takes to become NoteFull's next Student of the Month, please send us an email with your story of success to SuccessStories@NoteFull.com.

 

We look forward to receiving your success story. Whether you're working with an ESL or TOEFL system or through our Free TOEFL Course, we have seen your commitment to greatness and look forward to rewarding you for your hard work next month!

 

Your hard earned reward back to top

 

As Student of the Month, you will be interviewed by NoteFull and profiled on this page.

 

This is a great opportunity for you to inspire others with your story or just brag about your success. And just as you're reading this now, know that your story will continue to inspire others towards success for years to come.

 

Also, every Student of the Month receives a coveted NoteFull t-shirt! Wear it with pride when you get it because you deserve it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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