TOEFL Writing Strategy – Prefer Questions

There are five types of independent writing questions on the TOEFL. We learned what they are a few weeks ago. We have discussed some strategies to answering these questions. In the future I will list each type of question here and outline the possible ways to answer the questions. It is important that you try to practice and memorize the possible strategies before writing TOEFL.

Prefer Questions: (ie. Which do you prefer A or B)

1. Method One: I prefer A (or B)- All topics support

Thesis: I prefer A
Topic 1: One reason I prefer A is….
Topic 2: Another reason I prefer A is…
Topic 3: The final reason I prefer A is…
Conclusion: The reasons I prefer A are …

** You may include a topic like:  Although I prefer A (or B), one negative point about A (or B) is that…

2. Method Two: I don’t prefer A or B – some topics to support A and some to support B.

Thesis: I neither prefer A or B.
Topic 1: One reason A is better is because…
Topic 2: One reason B is better is because…
Topic 3: Another reason A (or B) is better is because…
Conclusion: I neither prefer A or B because …

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