Speaking and Writing Strategies for the TOEFL iBT

At the start of each new semester, my TOEFL students always ask me, “What is the trick to getting a high TOEFL iBT score?” Unfortunately, there is no trick. However, there is a strategy that can help you increase your speaking and writing scores and thus increase your TOEFL iBT score. That strategy is called argument mapping.
The idea behind argument mapping is simple: test-takers acquire speaking and writing strategies faster and more proficiently if they can visualize them. Knowing this, I designed the argument map for the TOEFL iBT.