Like Yehuda, do you need to improve your reading comprehension? Learn effective reading strategies with Michael Buckhoff’s TOEFL Online Course: “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT,” and improve your ability to read reading passages on the speaking, reading, and writing sections of the TOEFL iBT. Reading proficiently, critically, and having a good reading speed is highly important when taking the TOEFL iBT. So with the help of Michael’s reading section, you become familiar with reading question types that will vastly help you during your TOEFL exam like: vocabulary, pronoun referent, paraphrase, details, negative detail, implied detail, infer rhetorical purpose, summary chart, and schematic table questions.
Yehuda’s introductory comments to Michael were as follows:
I know that I have to improve my reading part. Last time it was kind of difficult to take notes, but I need to improve my reading. So when I found your website, I want to register as soon as possible. My scores are: Reading 22, Listening 24, Speaking, 26, and Writing 24. Obviously, I need your help to meet my goal on the reading. Please give me some ideas and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Firstly with Michael’s reading section, Yehuda engaged in critical thinking which better prepared him not only for the reading section, but also for the integrated speaking and writing sections of the TOEFL iBT. For example, by engaging in an extensive reading campaign such as reading news articles and taking notes of the main points of the passage, Yehuda was allowed to interpret the reading task and to express his opinion. Furthermore, Yehuda was recommended to review reading exercises and tests. This helped Yehuda to improve his reading proficiency and speed.
By reviewing over 30 hours of instructional video and completing 70 academic speed reading practice tests, Yehuda improved his ability to read between 100 to 350 words per minute. For example, by reading 45 minutes daily and continuing to regularly read each day until he was comfortable reading from a computer screen at a speed of 250 words per minute with 80% comprehension, thus this helped Yehuda to improve his reading proficiency and speed.
In the end, Yehuda learned effective and critical reading habits such as: by discerning main ideas and details, understanding vocabulary from context, understanding the organization of reading passages including transitions, and having the ability to make inferences. As a result, Yehuda scored 102 on the TOEFL iBT with: Reading 26, Listening 25, Speaking, 26, and Writing 25. Like Yehuda, you too can learn to improve your reading comprehension and ability to read more proficiently, quickly, and critically.