About the TOEFL Writing Section

The writing section is the last part of the TOEFL.

First is the 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 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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