Independent Writing for TOEFL

Strategies to help you write confidently and score 24+ in the TOEFL independent essay

The writing section is the very last part of the TOEFL exam. By the time you get there, you're tired, maybe frustrated, and you just want to go home and relax. But, you still have to write 2 essays under strict time pressure.

Many courses will teach you academic writing or essay writing but this course is different! It will show you how to write effectively and efficiently in the TOEFL exam.

This course will give you strategies to:

  • use your own experience and opinions so you have something to write about
  • focus and think quickly while you're writing
  • quickly write an effective thesis statement
  • build body paragraphs with strong arguments
  • learn where to focus in your writing time

This course will be great for you if you want to learn effective strategies to help you write better. It will also help you if you're confused by all the different advice and templates and you just want to use writing methods that work with your own style of writing, allowing you to write a great independent essay.

Another exciting feature of this course is the comments section. You'll have the chance to add comments and ask questions about what you've learnt. You'll also be able to chat with other students and get support from them.

If you're confused about all the different essay writing advice and you just want clear strategies to get 24+ in independent writing, then you're in the right place! Sign up today and get ready for TOEFL success!

"When I hear you speak about independent writing — you make it seem like it's fun!"

- Meriet, Pharmacist, June 2019

Your Instructor

Jane Birkenhead
Jane Birkenhead

Hello, I’m Jane Birkenhead and I started Birkenhead English to help busy international professionals - like you - who are studying for TOEFL.

I’ve been teaching TOEFL students in online private classes for several years and I’ve developed many techniques and strategies to help students achieve their target scores. I’ve even done the TOEFL exam myself and I certainly learnt a lot from that experience!

Now I’ve developed these self-study courses for students who prefer to set their own learning pace. These courses all use exactly the same methods that students in my private classes follow. These are methods that I know bring TOEFL success.

In all courses I try to explain why you should do something as well as what you should do. I believe that everyone learns better if they understand why.

So, sign in and start getting closer to TOEFL success. Let me know if you have any feedback. I’d love to hear from you!

Best wishes,


Course Curriculum

  Section 1: Welcome and let's get started
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  Three important definitions
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and let us know why.
Will my writing score be 24+ if I do this course?
We do NOT guarantee scores because there are many factors that affect students' performances in the exam. However, the strategies in the course have all been used by successful students who scored 26 - 30 in the writing section of TOEFL.

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