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Joined: 09 Mar 2014
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GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V38

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09 Mar 2014, 00:57
hi everyone, I recently took my TOEFL and the score was 101 (R:30 L:24 S:22 W:25).
Although I was pretty confident that I scored atleast 105, my score was only 101.
Putting aside the Listening section for now, I urgently need everyone's advice on Speaking and Writing section!
I am aiming for 109 so I really need to improve my scoren on these sections.

I was confident that I made no mistake at this section so not much to comment here...
I was trained from the Verbal section of GMAT so the reading section for TOEFL felt comparably easy for me.
Also, I thought I was lucky that I was able to answer all the vocabulary related questions

LISTENING 24

I knew immediately that I flunk this section becase I lost my concentration during this section.
Maintaining my concentration is the key point for my next TOEFL.
Although I lost my concentration and missed around 6 questions, I fet the questions were straight forward and not tricky.
Maybe I need to listen more to the speaker, rather than consistently taking notes.

SPEAKING 22

This is my weakest section.
I spent many hours preparing for this section but somehow the score is not improving....
From the rubric scale I can tell that score of 22 means I got average of 2.83 in Speaking section.
Average of 2.83 means I got point of 2,3,3,3,3,3 for each question, disregarding the order.
I need to learn how I could improve my point from 3 to 4.
Do I need to use template? Or is pronunciation more important? Do I need to use specific examples for question 1 and 2?
Do I need to give 2 examples in question 1? Or can I just give one example and explain in detail?

WRITING 25

This section was the most disappointing section for me, because I was somewhat confident that I scored above 28.
So again, score of 25 means I got average of 4 points out of 5.
In the integrated essay, I wrote exactly 225 words with explaining both the view of passage and speaker in each paragraph.
I took few min. to review my essay so I should have made minimum amount of spelling error.
In the independent essay, I wrote 435 words, without using any template. I used my own words throughout the essay and consisted my essay with 5 paragraphs. I believe my ideas were developed too, with minimum amount of spelling or grammar error.
Although I was confident that I did well on both part of essay, my score was 25.
Is there any key points when I write my essay or advices to improve my score to 28 or above??

I will be taking TOEFL again next week and also 2 times next month.
I hope I can succeed to score more thann 109 by end of Aril...
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