Take the Express to TOEFL iBT Success:
Note-taking Skills and Practice

Tammy_LeRoi_2014Tammy LeRoi Gilbert

Co-author of Express to the TOEFL iBT Test

For students hoping to achieve success on the TOEFL iBT, learning how to take quick and efficient notes is one of the most essential skills for nearly all sections of the test. Knowing that students need clear instructions, detailed models, and a great deal of note-taking practice, Express to the TOEFL iBT Test provides students with:

1. A special note-taking section (Note-Taking Skills, pages 87-91) that concisely covers the most useful note-taking guidelines, including how to effectively organize notes and use abbreviations and symbols. Students can use this note-taking section as an ongoing reference.

2.  Note-taking models for the Listening section and for each specific independent and integrated task in the Speaking and Writing sections, plus many more detailed tips such as using signal words and phrases to determine what information is important to note.

3.  And most importantly, lots of note-taking practice, both individually or with a partner.

By using the targeted note-taking strategies in Express to the TOEFL iBT Test, I believe students’ stress levels will be significantly reduced as they gain confidence and are better prepared to meet the challenges of taking the TOEFL iBT.


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