Ways of Managing the Time When
Writing an Essay in the TOEFL Test
The TOEFL Test being a test to judge the competency
level of the English language in a person, it is
highly challenging and needs plenty of hours of
practice especially in the case of a non-native
speaker of English. But as mentioned, hours of
practice is what makes the person perfect in the
language and enable the person to communicate and
interact freely in English. This ability is very
essential when you are intending to go in for higher
studies in universities located in nation where
English is the spoken language is the main medium of
instruction. But even with hours of practice some
students find it difficult to complete the essay
section which is the last section in the Internet
based test as well as the paper based test.
Therefore effective plans must be put in place for
an efficient time management program so that you as
a test taker should be able to manage your time when
attempting the TOEFL Essay questions.
Right from the time you plan to take up the TOEFL
Test, ensure that you have an action plan in place.
This can not only result in a rewarding result but
also make it simpler and hassle free for you.
Firstly attempt a mock test available on the
internet or a TOEFL Practice Book and judge for
yourself where you stand. By this you can also judge
the areas you need to give more practice. One of the
benefits of practice is that you become familiar
with the instructions, the procedures and the format
of the test so in the actual test you are prepared
as you know what to expect.
For the actual test one simple way to save up on
precious minutes is to do away with reading the
instruction as the practice you have put in makes it
familiar for you. These minutes can be effectively
used to review you essays and add up to its quality
with regards to the vocabulary or its grammar
Before you start on the integrated section ensure
you have your paper and pencil ready in hand to jot
down as you read or listen. This note making will be
helpful when answering the questions. Do the
listening part first so that what you have heard
remains fresh in your memory. Some times when
reading the passage, some points might come back to
you as they are of the same subject. So then you can
always correct it if needed.
In the independent part, plan out what you what to
say using the Spiderís Web method and write out your
essay accordingly. But before you start you need to
fill in a few spaces to write your essay. Note down
the point you are going to talk about in a
particular paragraph and also the example you are
going to quote. Planning ahead makes it very easy to
be ahead of the deadline.