How to Prepare for the TOEFL Test: 6 Proven Tips for Success
1. Get to Know the Format of the TOEFL Test
If you want to take the TOEFL, it is very important to first get familiar with the TOEFL format.
2. Know Why You Are Taking the TOEFL Test
More than 9,000 colleges, universities, agencies and institutions accept and require the TOEFL TEST in over 130 countries. To be well prepared, it’s important to know your reasons for taking the test.
3. Have a Minimum Score in Mind
Different goals require different minimum scores. First, be sure you know the minimum score you’ll need to reach your goal. Then, choose what score you’d like to get. This is your ideal (preferred) score. For example, if I want to get into Arizona State University, the minimum score is 500. My ideal score might be higher, though: 530.
4. Create Three Ideal Study Spaces
You can try the 4-7-8 relaxing breathing exercise as well. Count to 4 while breathing in slowing. Then hold your breath for 7 counts. Then exhale slowly counting to 8. Repeat this 3 or 4 times. If you feel frustrated or unable to concentrate during a section, take a few breaths again to calm down. Relax. Get focused.
5. Get Support from a Teacher or Peer
You don’t have to do this alone. You can get support from peers (other students) and teachers.