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Rescore writing at top-end

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Does anyone have experience with rescoring at the top end of score range? I scored 117 on my test, dropping 3 points on writing. I know this doesn't sound like much of a hardship, but I need 30 points for writing. I'm really unimpressed with the result and feel it's not correct. In the exam, the speaking section felt odd, and for reading/listening you just don't know what you don't know so I assumed I could well have made a mistake. I scored a perfect 30 for all three. For writing I was VERY happy with my performance. I actively enjoyed typing away (though the keyboard was terrible) and managed to not only cover the subject in the rather obtuse templated approach, but add pacing, alliteration, etc. to make it a more engaging read. I got 27 for my efforts.

I've reviewed the model answers for scoring provided by ETS and feel that my essays were a good deal better. For my feeling the model essays are good, but have many glaring faults that clearly indicate the writer as a non-native English speaker. I know because at work I have to correct non-native speakers' work on a regular basis before it lands on the CEO/CIO's desk; I have been doing so for 20 years.

So, to the question: does anyone have experience with getting remarked at the top end? Is it realistic to hope that my 27 will become a 30? I worry that if I resit, aside from the cost and delay, I will make a simple mistake on reading or listening and miss that score. A rescore seems the best option, but has a 27 ever been upped to a 30?
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Hello, pls i wrote toefl exam last week and had

Reading 30
Listening 29
Speaking 29
Writing 27
Total 115 out of 120

Pls i want to know if you apply for rescore and was your writing increased or reduced? i also need 30 in writing . pls advise if i can apply for rescore.


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Does anyone have experience with rescoring at the top end of score range? I scored 117 on my test, dropping 3 points on writing. I know this doesn't sound like much of a hardship, but I need 30 points for writing. I'm really unimpressed with the result and feel it's not correct. In the exam, the speaking section felt odd, and for reading/listening you just don't know what you don't know so I assumed I could well have made a mistake. I scored a perfect 30 for all three. For writing I was VERY happy with my performance. I actively enjoyed typing away (though the keyboard was terrible) and managed to not only cover the subject in the rather obtuse templated approach, but add pacing, alliteration, etc. to make it a more engaging read. I got 27 for my efforts.

I've reviewed the model answers for scoring provided by ETS and feel that my essays were a good deal better. For my feeling the model essays are good, but have many glaring faults that clearly indicate the writer as a non-native English speaker. I know because at work I have to correct non-native speakers' work on a regular basis before it lands on the CEO/CIO's desk; I have been doing so for 20 years.

So, to the question: does anyone have experience with getting remarked at the top end? Is it realistic to hope that my 27 will become a 30? I worry that if I resit, aside from the cost and delay, I will make a simple mistake on reading or listening and miss that score. A rescore seems the best option, but has a 27 ever been upped to a 30?
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