Posts Tagged ‘Essay’

TOEFL iBT Writing Evaluation: ” I read your essay, Bobby.”

Posted in TOEFL Videos & TOEFL ibt Videos on July 19th, 2011 by TOEFL ibt – Be the first to comment Michael Buckhoff, founder of Better TOEFL Scores, reads, evaluates, and scores a TOEFL iBT essay from one of his online students “I am sending an essay. Could you please evaluate. I tried to make corrections, those you mentioned last time. Grammar practice exercises are really cool. In fact, it gives more focus. Thank you so much for that website. Bobby. It has been said, “Not all learning takes place in the classroom.” Compare and contrast knowledge gained from personal experience with knowledge gained from classroom instruction. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why? The world has so many things to learn, classroom does not teach all those knowledge. Every individual has an individual talent, which is gained from outside the classroom. I learned social interaction and English which helps me to communicate with other people from my own experience. Besides, self-esteem and hard work makes me to get enormous appreciation at my work. First of all, social interaction is very important to make many friends to share our feelings. Classroom does not teach how to interact with people. Interaction between people is more than a feeling which is not getting from classrooms. For example, I did not have any friends until I joined the college. When I was doing Bachelors I was staying away from my home, which was forcing me to interact with others. Eventually, I had many friends who helped me to share problems. Besides, I discussed about my

TOEFL Writing 5 – Point by Point Integrated Essay Outline

Posted in TOEFL Videos & TOEFL ibt Videos on June 29th, 2011 by TOEFL ibt – Be the first to comment We write an outline for a real TOEFL iBT Integrated Essay question. We use the Point by Point essay structure. You can view the text of this essay outline at Click “View the Question and Essay Outline” beside Writing Video 5.

TOEFL Essay Evaluation: “Should Students Be Required to Attend Classes?”

Posted in TOEFL Videos & TOEFL ibt Videos on March 31st, 2011 by TOEFL ibt – Be the first to comment Hi, Nadeem, this is Michael Buckhoff of Better TOEFL Scores. I have scored your TOEFL iBT independent essay task according to the ETS rubrics that TOEFL iBT human raters will use to score your essay. This is what you wrote hello sir this is my new assay Some people believe that university student should be required to attend classes. Others believe that going to classes should be optional for students. Which point of view do you agree with? Use specific detail and examples in your answer. To be educated is important for all people to support their family and compete with the society for better life. Some people might think that university classes should be optional because compulsory classes are wastage of time and rather un-necessary. I believe that university classes should be compulsory for all students because classes provide guidance and motivation. A compulsory class provides guidance to all students, so they are ready for hard work in future. Teachers in the university are very well equipped, trained and having degree related to respective subjects so, they can’t be substitute by books. Their guidance constitutes a key factor in success. They got high salaries from the Universities because they are highly qualified and, if we will not attend classes we cannot understand subject vey well. We have to go for tuition privately by paying separate fees, may be vary from 500 to 1000$ per months. For example, if I will not attend the English class

Real ESL Video Lesson #13 – Writing a TOEFL Essay

Posted in TOEFL Videos & TOEFL ibt Videos on March 1st, 2011 by TOEFL ibt – 15 Comments

People spend months writing the perfect TOEFL essay. This video lesson will help you avoid one of the number one mistakes people make – forgetting the details. Make sure you have at least two main points and two details, one for each main point, and you’ll be ahead of most other students. For vocabulary explanation and further essay tips go to Have a great day!

Evaluating a student’s written IELTS essay (part 3 of 8)

Posted in TOEFL Videos & TOEFL ibt Videos on November 9th, 2010 by TOEFL ibt – 5 Comments

Here is the IELTS essay question that I submitted to the student: In many countries, the proportion of older people is steadily increasing. Does this trend have more positive or negative effects on society? And here is the student’s entire essay from start to finish (uncorrected): Today, older people make up an increasing proportion of our population. This is very clear in the government statistics, that, the inhabitants aged 50 and over has grown in the last 3 decades. It is believed that aged people has a negative effects on society. This will be proven by analyzing one of the way that retired people spend their money as they are more likely to be providing unpaid care. On these days, we can see that there are a lots gambling shops that are usually busy of aged people. As older people are retired, the pension money that they normally get are spent in betting shops. This example makes clear where retired people are more interested. Thus, there is an obvious link between aged people and a unhappy society. As funded home care services has fallen, the over 50s/60s probably will not get paid care in the next few years. This is very apparent that the government will not have the money to pay for the health care services. It is obvious that the society will be affected. After analyzing the areas of older people hobbies and the lack of the government funding to pay aged people care, it is clear that the only factor that will be affected and will have negative effects is the

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