About the TOEFL Writing Section

The writing section is the last part of the TOEFL.

First is the TOEFL integrated essay, where you will read an article and a lecture on the same topic.  The reading will begin by presenting a claim about that specific topic and will continue by presenting three reasons in support of the claim.  The lecture will then cast doubt on the reading by presenting three counter-points. Your essay should explain how the lecture casts doubt on the reading.  You will be given twenty minutes to write your essay. 

Next up is the TOEFL independent essay.  This is a standard four-paragraph essay that asks your opinion on a topic related to a personal, academic or professional issue.  You have thirty minutes to write your essay.

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