Anushree O.R:21, L:29, S:26, W:27
DECEMBER 2014 – GRADUATE SCHOOL.
NoteFull is excited to announce our last (but certainly not least!) Student of the Month for 2014! This month’s dedication goes to Aunshree O. all the way from India.
Anushree wanted to continue her graduate school program here in the United States. So, she needed to take the TOEFL to move forward with her career, but she would have to earn a total score of at least 100 to pass.
To score that high, she knew she would need a lot of support in all areas of the test.
With her challenge of scoring at least 100, Anushree began her journey by searching for TOEFL tutorials on YouTube.
Fortunately, she stumbled across NoteFull’s tutorial videos and watched a few of them. She enjoyed the videos and felt that we could give her the help she needed.
The strategies and advice that NoteFull provided her with were different from anything she’d seen before. Anushree knew she had found her TOEFL solution.
She decided to sign up for our Free TOEFL email course. It was a great way to get her feet wet. But she knew she needed to dive in. So, she registered for the Complete TOEFL Mastery program.
The Complete TOEFL Mastery package comes with a complete TOEFL assessment. This is essentially a practice TOEFL with questions just like the ones you’ll see on the actual test. We grade your responses and give you support on weak areas so you know exactly where you need to improve.
Anushree started her Complete TOEFL Mastery program by taking the included Assessment. She was able to score a 22 in the speaking section and a 23 in the writing. Those scores wouldn’t cut it if she wanted to get a 100. But the feedback she received on her answers taught her exactly what she needed to do to improve her scores.
“…the templates for all speaking questions make things more than 50% done. You just have to fill in the blanks. And another thing is practice. I got so many practice questions, and answers on NoteFull.”
She learned that she needed to expand her ideas more and stop pausing during her responses. The assessment gave her the help she needed to do just that.
Anushree planned out a strict study schedule for herself. She would study 4-5 hours every day, 5 days a week. Every week she would spend anywhere from 20-25 hours studying hard. And she stuck to this schedule for 2 months straight.
On Their Way
At the end of those 2 months, Anushree’s hard work paid off! She earned a total score of 103!
“I feel free, one big burden down. When I started studying for TOEFL, I was not sure I would be able to achieve my goal score and that too in first attempt, but now when I achieved it I feel very confident.”
Anushree feels that there are a few vital keys to success on the TOEFL:
- Taking good notes
- Always using colorful pens when taking notes
- Applying NoteFull strategies blindly, just the way they are
- Studying with noise in the background to mimic the testing environment
- And practicing and reviewing as much as possible
If you’re struggling with the TOEFL right now, here is Anushree’s advice for you:
“I would say, please never give up, there were days when I thought I will never be able to speak a single word in speaking section, specially question 1 and 2, but I did pretty good actually. So keep practicing and reviewing. It will not happen in a day, but gradually you will definitely improve. Believe in yourself, believe that you can do it and you will do it.”Reading: 21, Listening: 29, Speaking: 26, Writing: 27
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We’ve helped countless students get their dream TOEFL scores, just like Anushree. And we WILL help you get yours. Have faith, and never give up, because we’ll never give up on you!
You can check out what Anushree used to succeed on the TOEFL below:
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