Summer 2023

Improve TOEFL Writing Scores

English as a Second Language

Are you planning to attend a university in the United States?

Learn reading and writing skills for university-level coursework. 

TOEFL Independent Writing Task

Take Writing Skills for Test-Takers this summer and improve your writing scores.

Only $60

Until August 5, 2023

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Welcome to my website!

I’m Richard Carrigan and I teach academic writing to international students learning English skills. 

If you are a student, feel free to browse and use the material in your studies. If you are a teacher, feel free to use the material in your classes.

Currently, I’m getting ready for the 2023/2024 school year, so I’m adding new material every week. Thanks for stopping by!

Summer Writing courses

Your TOEFL Essay must:

  1. Clearly state your opinion and support the topic.
  2. Contain at least 300 words (About 3 or 4 paragraphs).
  3. Be finished within 30 minutes.
  4. Be well developed and not just a list of information.
  5. Be organized with transitional words to help readers connect ideas.
  6. Use a variety of grammar and vocabulary.
  7. Follow the conventions of spelling, punctuation, and word order.


The Argumentative Essay

The Argumentative Essay The argumentative essay expresses an opinion for or against a controversial issue.  As the writer, you must establish your position and persuade your...

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