What One Thing will Improve Your Writing and Life?
Keeping a journal is a simple way that you can improve your score on the writing section of the TOEFL because it allows you to practice writing on a daily basis. Now how does this help your life? Well, in addition to being a place to practice your writing, you can use the journal as a place to record your problems, or daily thoughts, which can lower your stress levels and make you happier in life.
Do you like the idea of a journal but aren’t sure how to begin? Here are three tips to get your started.
Begin writing in whatever language you feel most comfortable using. When you start keeping a journal it’s important that you get used to writing and build confidence in your ability. As you start to feel more confident in your writing skill, switch over to English.
Schedule aside 20 minutes per day to write. Keep this habit up at the same time every day and it will easily become a part of your routine. As you get used to writing, increase the ammount of time spent from 20 to 30, and eventually 50 minutes to mimic the time spent on this section of the TOEFL.
Not sure what to write about? Write down 10 fun topics (such as: movies, happiest memories, or favourite foods), 10 studious topics (like: [test:toefl-idioms-test’ idioms] or verb conjugations), and 10 opinion topics (like Does human activity harm or benefit the earth? or Is it luck or hard work that makes someone successful?) and place them into a container. Draw a writing prompt when you’re out of ideas for what to write about.