-TOEFL Exam basics-

Studying for the TOEFL exam can be scary, difficult, and confusing. Like thousands of other students around the world, you probably have so many questions:

Where do I start?

What do I need to know?

How do I know when I'm ready?

Which books do I use?

How do I register?


Getting a high score on the TOEFL iBT is not just a matter of luck. Success on the TOEFL depends on three elements: your knowledge, skills, and attitude.

The basics of starting with a TOEFL exam preparations are to look for sources. Those can be the immediate ones around you or online based that you need to sign up for or, etc.

Here are some of the questions you should ask yourself when you wish to prepare yourself for the exam:

How can I study?

Where can I study?

With who can I study?

Where or what is my study material?

Well firstly, to study for the TOEFL IBT, you need to see if you can enlist in a language school that provides TOEFL lessons with a qualified staff that has experience. Even better are people who took the exam themselves, as they can share the personal insights and anxieties they faced when they were taking the exam. Second thing you should do is to check out every available book and research material that you can look up yourself besides a lesson. The more options you have available for yourself, the bigger the chances on preparing yourself for the exam. Most of the bookstores with foreign literature and imported books have TOEFL based material (most popular research materials are Barron's, Kaplan, Manhattan etc.).

Last but not least, when undertaking the preparation for the TOEFL exam, you should bare in mind that the process on getting prepared for it is solely on the person undertaking it. How much time you need to get ready and how good you get ready is based solely on how well you know English language and how well you know the limits of your learning capacities. Hard work, patience and diligence are keys to any success.

Good luck!