TOEFL Writing Section: Independent Task Practice


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How long will you have to write on the independent writing task on the TOEFL?

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1. Which of the following will NOT affect your score on the TOEFL independent writing tasks?


Consider the following question:

Should the government start requiring a license to ride a bicycle on city streets?

Imagine that you are writing an essay arguing that people should have to get a license. Which of the following could you use as a reason to support your position?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of the TOEFL writing independent task. Information that you should be familiar with to pass the quiz includes the amount of words there should be in the TOEFL writing task to be effective and factors that do not affect a score on the TOEFL independent writing tasks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessments will gauge your understanding of the following:

  • Things that do not affect the writing score
  • Length the writing piece should be to be effective
  • Time allotted to write the TOEFL independent writing task
  • Example of how a person is scored on spelling and mechanics
  • Example of incorporating reasons into position

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the TOEFL writing independent tasks and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how long a person has to write the TOEFL independent writing task
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how a person is scored on spelling and mechanics

Additional Learning

To strengthen your knowledge of the TOEFL exam, check the related lesson titled TOEFL Writing Section: Independent Task Practice. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify general information about the TOEFL writing test independent tasks
  • Recall all the materials needed to take the TOEFL writing test
  • Review Practice Task 1 and Practice Task 2
  • Learn about how scoring and critique can lead to improvement