Archive for the “TOEFL – Test Tips & Hints” category

Teacher Feature – George – NYC

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Given George’s wealth of teaching experience and test taking skills, it is no surprise that students leave his course feeling enlightened. He has long been seen as a stalwart in the GMAT classroom and in recent years has expanded his (…)

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Achieve Your Highest Possible Score—Getting the Most Out of Your Test Prep Class

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Taking a test prep course may help you get into the university or graduate school of your dreams.  However, if you’re not taking the necessary steps to ensure that you are retaining everything you’ve learned, those classes may be a waste (…)

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TOEFL Independent Speaking and Writing: The Counter-Argument

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Many TOEFL classes do not teach “the counter argument” (otherwise known as the “opposing argument”) for students tackling the independent speaking and writing section.  What is it?  How is it used?  If incorporated into responses effectively, the counter argument for (…)

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Tips on TOEFL: Minimum Score Requirements

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Manhattan Elite Prep offers a variety of TOEFL preparation choices including online live recording library, in-person private tutoring, online tutoring, online courses and classroom courses. It has over 5 years of experience in preparing students for TOEFL around the world (…)

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TOEFL Writing Tips: Count & Noncount Nouns

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As with all tips for the TOEFL writing section, it’s important to keep in mind that while minor errors are acceptable, the frequency of minor errors, particularly combined with larger grammatical problems will undoubtedly detract from your overall score. In (…)

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Toefl Writing Tips: Transitional Words

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Transitional words are crucial for a high score on the TOEFL writing section because raters are looking for smooth transitions from idea to idea and from paragraph to paragraph.  Not only do transitional words help papers read more smoothly, they also (…)

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Toefl Writing Tips: Definite and Indefinite Articles

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Similar to count and noncount nouns, definite and indefinite articles can be a trouble spot for ESL learners.  Rules vary from one language to another in regards to the usage of the definite versus indefinite, so some earnest practice with its (…)

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Toefl Writing Tips: Adverb Clause 101

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We all know the TOEFL writing section can create some widespread anxiety and trigger various questions: Will my writing be good enough?  What exactly are the raters looking for?  How much will grammar and punctuation count for my total score? (…)

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Toefl Writing Tips: Adjective Clauses 101

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The adjective clause is an important aspect of grammar to keep in mind on the TOEFL writing portion.  Unlike the adverbial clause, which is mostly used on the integrated essay for compare/contrast, the adjective clause can be found in both (…)

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TOEFL Integrated Essay Writing: Useful Words Part II

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When writing either your independent or integrated TOEFL essay, keep in mind there are certain words that will make your writing come across as more academic and intelligent.  Coherence is essential for getting a high score on the writing section. (…)

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