Independent Essay Writing for TOEFL
(11/18 12/236 weeks total)
1. The Official Guide to the New TOEFL IBT. International ed. New York: McGraw-Hill,
2. Sharpe, Pamela J. Barron's TOEFL IBT: Internet-based Test. 14th Ed. ; Audio ed.
Hauppauge, NY: Barron's, 2013. Print.
The goal of this course is to prepare students for the Integrated Essay task for the
Writing section of the TOEFL exam. The course will cover the two main types of Integrated
Essay prompts Synthesis of Opposing Ideas and Synthesis of Supporting Ideas. In
addition, the course will also teach how to apply general academic skills (including but not
limited to outlining, note-taking, and paraphrasing) to the exam tasks. For optimal learning
results, this course will require students to participate in class discussion and perform weekly