The Integrated Essay serves four primary educational functions.

What If I Do Not Submit An English Language Score?
Any student can be admitted to Tiffin University without an English language score. Graduate and undergraduate students who do not have a score from an approved proficiency test will take the Accuplacer, integrated essay, and oral interview to determine placement in the ESL program or degree classes.

Below is an example of the reading from an INTEGRATED essay question:

Michael Buckhoff, founder of Better TOEFL Scores, reads and evaluates an integrated writing practice test submitted by one of his online TOEFL iBT students: " Hi, Michael. Thank you for you feedback to my speaking in voxopop. Couldn't you evaluate my integrated essay, please? Your advice and corrections are very valuable for me.
DELTA TEST 3, on page 528, DISK 9 / TRACK 16

The topic of the reading passage discusses special abilities of people to handle problems which require understanding of space, and those abilities are termed as visual-spatial intelligence. The lecture relates to the text by adding information about specific field -- the game of chess as an example of area which expects having these abilities.

In the lecture, the professor mentioned that, an important skill which chess players are supposed to have is being able to predict moves before they are made. According to him this requires having a good sense of visual imagination. This is similar to what is written in the text that visual-spatial intelligence includes the ability to create mental pictures of objects and to transform these images in a mind.

Moreover, the professor gave example of a particular type of chess -- blindfolded chess in which one plays against several others without seeing the chessboard. A blindfolded player is only informed about positions of chess pieces by someone another announcing his or her opponents' moves. The professor implied that playing against different opponents at the same time without directly seeing the chessboards, calls for strong visual memory. This proves the point in the reading that visual-spatial intelligence involves having a good visual memory.

Finally, the lecture claims that, a chess player actually does not call to his or her mind all picture as a whole, as it is in its real form, instead he or she remembers reasons, strategies for specific movements to draw previous positions in his/her mind. This supports the idea in the reading material that visual-spatial memory involves a memory that is abstract rather than pictorial.

Thank you."


Below is an example of the reading from an INTEGRATED essay question:

When writing either your independent or integrated essay, keep in mind there are certain words that will make your writing come across as more academic and intelligent. Coherence is essential for getting a high score on the writing section. Often times there are specific words you can try to incorporate in your essay that will make your essay easier to read.