Writing Skills for Test-Takers

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TOEFL Independent Writing Tasks

Instructor: Richard Carrigan, MSE

This course is for students on the CEFR B2 level who need practice to improve their TOEFL Independent Writing scores.

Writing Skills for Test-Takers prepares students for standardized testing, such as the TOEFL.

In this course, you will learn the steps in writing effective responses to six types of Independent Writing tasks.

After you complete each response, your teacher will score and give you feedback on how you can improve your writing skills.

Writing Skills is a self-paced, online course. It will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks to complete all the assignments.


1. Descriptive Writing

2. Opinion Writing

3. Cause and Effect Writing

4. Argumentative Writing

5. Compare and Contrast Writing

6. Problem-Solution Writing

7. Final Writing