TOEFL Unveils MyBest Scores
PrepAdviser | TOEFL
by Valentin Vassilev
4y ago
ETS has announced the addition of MyBest scores to TOEFL iBT score reports, allowing schools to see the combination of an applicant’s best scores for each test section from all of their valid TOEFL scores in the last two years. MyBest scores — sometimes generically called superscores — came into force at the beginning of August 2019. Check out: The TOEFL Is Now 30 Minutes Shorter ETS, the administrator of the TOEFL exam, claims MyBest scores allow schools to see applicants’ best test performance when evaluating their English proficiency, which will help them select the best international app ..read more
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ETS Scraps 12-Day TOEFL Waiting Period for Retest
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by Valentin Vassilev
4y ago
Educational Testing Service (ETS) has announced new rules, including the removal of the 12-day TOEFL waiting period for retaking the test and the introduction of afternoon testing sessions. Beginning immediately, students can register for afternoon testing sessions on select dates, a shift that effectively doubles the testing capacity of participating test centers on those dates. In addition, students can test on consecutive weekends as available dates permit — a significant improvement to the previous 12-day retest waiting period. There is no limit to the number of times examinees can take ..read more
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Test Prep Strategies that Suit Your Personality
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by Zornitsa Licheva
4y ago
Are you about to start your preparation for one of the well-known admissions tests for international MBA and Master’s programs? Whether you are studying for GMAT, GRE, IELTS, or TOEFL, there are different test prep strategies to rely on depending on your specific personality type. Check our selection below for a smooth start of your exam practice and don’t forget that you can always combine the ones that work best for you. Self-study for the highly organized This method of studying is especially suitable for people who are disciplined and know how to manage their time. If you already have a ..read more
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The TOEFL Is Now 30 Minutes Shorter
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by Valentin Vassilev
4y ago
The duration of the TOEFL exam was cut by 30 minutes to just three hours on 1 August, 2019. The overall test format or question types does not change, but there are fewer questions in the Reading, Listening, and Speaking sections. Here is a summary of the test changes: Test Section Before 1 August, 2019 After 1 August, 2019   Reading   3–4 reading passages 12–14 questions each 60–80 minutes   3–4 reading passages 10 questions each 54–72 minutes   Listening   4–6 lectures, 6 questions each 2–3 conversations, 5 questions each 60–90 minutes   3–4 lectures, 6 questions each 2–3 conversa ..read more
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Top Free TOEFL Preparation Resources
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by Valentin Vassilev
5y ago
  TOEFL is one of the major standardized tests that measure the English language proficiency of non-native speakers targeting English-taught programs. PrepAdviser has therefore compiled a list of free TOEFL preparation resources to help those of you who want to pass the exam with flying colors. Before you go down the list, we would like to remind you that as of 1 August 2019, the TOEFL exam will be shortened. In addition, there will be changes to its prep materials and scoring system. Bearing this in mind, make sure that all the resources you use reflect the new exam format. Prepadviser Have ..read more
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What Is Your Best TOEFL Score for Graduate School
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by Iliana Bobova
5y ago
Your best TOEFL score for graduate school application can be calculated in two ways. Both of them are to your advantage, but even though the actual score is the same, their interpretation may differ. Here is what you should know in order to plan your TOEFL preparation and test taking strategy. Many admissions offices have it as their policy to accept their applicants’ best score if they have sat a test more than once. But the most advantageous scenario for applicants is when the admissions teams accept a combined best score. This means that they consider the highest score on each section fro ..read more
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The TOEFL Test to Be Shortened by 30 Minutes
PrepAdviser | TOEFL
by Valentin Vassilev
5y ago
  The duration of the TOEFL exam will be cut by 30 minutes to just three hours from 1 August, 2019, ETS, the organization that administers the test, announced. The overall test format or question types will not change, but there will be fewer questions in the Reading, Listening, and Speaking sections. Combining test takers’ best scores In addition, the new MyBest scores feature will combine test takers’ best scores for each section from all valid TOEFL iBT scores from the previous two years. MyBest scores allow test takers to show their best overall test performance to institutions making imp ..read more
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7 TOEFL Reading Tips and Strategies for Preparation and Test Taking
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by Aurelien Theuret
5y ago
  TOEFL is one of the most commonly used standardized English proficiency tests required for admission to graduate programs taught in English around the globe. We have selected seven TOEFL reading tips that can improve your preparation, as well as your actual performance during the test. Before the exam Read for speed During the reading section of the TOEFL test, you will be confronted with 36-56 questions on three or four texts and you will have 60 to 80 minutes to answer them. Good timing and the ability to pace yourself will be the key factors to optimize your score. Let’s say you have 56 q ..read more
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TOEFL Tips: How to Crack the Test (Quick Reads)
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by Ina Iontcheva
5y ago
Even though you might be submitting a high GMAT score to your dream school, if you are not a native speaker, you will also need to prove your English proficiency. Asian Scientist shares some practical TOEFL tips you can use when preparing for the test. Helpful for: TOEFL Test Takers Read Time: 6 minutes Quick Facts: •  The TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) is gaining popularity, compared to the computer and paper based versions of the TOEFL. •  The TOEFL iBT has four sections: reading, listening, speaking and writing, each scored from 0-30 adding up to a total score of 0-120. •  The reading se ..read more
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What English Proficiency Tests Are Required at Top B-Schools?
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by Valentin Vassilev
5y ago
  Gaining admission to top business schools has never been easy, especially for international students. In addition to all the required steps required in order to apply, they also have to pass English proficiency tests with flying colors. Business schools want MBA aspirants to have a strong command of the language for a good reason. Most programs are based on immersive learning that encourage public speaking, group discussions, and active class participation. To succeed, students must be able to express their ideas. PrepAdviser has examined the English proficiency requirements of some of the ..read more
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