Among the TOEFL modalities, the iBT (Internet-Based Test) is certainly one of the most requested among universities around the world. However, getting a high score on this test is not that easy.
To learn more about this topic, in today's post we will understand what the TOEFL is and see four tips for you to score above 100 on this proficiency test. Let´s go?!
What is TOEFL?
TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language and is the best known and most respected English proficiency exam in the world. It is recognized by more than 9,000 higher education institutions, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries.
In other words: for those who want to study at a university abroad, this is certainly one of the most common tests.
The test assesses the student's ability to understand and apply the English language in an academic context. Thus, the exam comprises four requirements:
- listening (oral interpretation);
- reading (text interpretation);
- writing (writing);
- speaking (fluency and diction).
O TOEFL it's a test done all over the internet, on the computer, in an application center. Registration is done through the TOEFL.org website. The grade ranges from 0 to 120, with 61 being the minimum required.
But don't think this note is enough. Good colleges ask for over 90 points, reaching over 100 when it comes to Harvard, Columbia and Yale.
Also, after taking the TOEFL, remember that the grade is valid for two years.
4 tips to score over 100 on the TOEFL
If you are aiming to score 100 or more on the TOEFL, here are our four tips.
Tip 1: Plot your goal
Knowing exactly what your goal is when taking the TOEFL is the first step in getting organized.
For example, if you have your eye on a specific institution, find out what is the minimum grade that it requires to accept applications or, even, the average grade that the students who entered there had.
Tip 2: Understand the test broadly
To be able to get a 100 on the TOEFL, it is necessary to adopt a strategy. For this, it is essential to know the test in a broad way, as well as its sections and scoring criteria.
Tip 3: Take a specialized TOEFL course
Obviously it is possible to study alone. However, overall, this can take a lot longer and a greater load of effort. When you take an English course specializing in proficiency tests, such as the TOEFL, you can focus your energy much more and get much closer to a 100 grade.
Also, when choosing an English course, check if it offers TOEFL tests.
Tip 4: Have a study routine
This is the biggest tip to get a score of 100 on the TOEFL: study in an organized way. For this, it is necessary to have a study routine, including dividing between the four skills required in the test.