Is it possible to improve one’s TOEFL score from 72 to 90 in 30 days?

TOEFLers,

Ricardo needs to improve his TOEFL score from 72 to 90 in 30 days. Therefore, he sent me an email message asking me whether or not it is possible to make that type of improvement in such a short time span.  There are three ingredients, all of which are important in helping someone improve his academic English language proficiency: time, motivation, and practice.

From our e-mail and FaceBook correspondence, Ricardo seemed to be motivated and willing to practice in order to improve, but he only had a 30-day time frame in which to meet his goal. Is it possible to make this type of improvement in a 30-day time frame?

Here are my comments to him:

Sincerely,

Michael Buckhoff

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