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TOEFL Tip #6: Time Management For Reading

by Strictly English TOEFL Tutors on January 7, 2009

DON’T BE TRICKED: Many students think that TOEFL gives 20 minutes for each reading passage. It does, BUT: it gives you 20 minutes to answer the first reading passage. After 20 minutes the passage goes away. Then you have 40 minutes to answer the next TWO passages.

HERE’S THE PROBLEM. If you don’t manage your time, you could spend all 40 minutes on the second passage and never get to the third passage. So you have to watch the clock and make sure that you are finished with the second passage after 20 minutes. Then: begin the third passage. This means that TOEFL is not only testing your English, but also your time management skills!


Categories: Reading

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  2. Alana Mcbain

    wrote on March 20, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    I am constantly searching online for tips that can benefit me. Thanks!

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