I've developed a web based essay simulator with the following features: random essay topic, countdown clock, wordcounter, sample essay for the essay you practiced.
This is a more advanced version of my "random essay script (Random essay topic script)"
More detailed description:
- Get a random topic from a pool of 182 topics (official list from the toefl bulletin) by pressing a button.
- Countdown of 30 minutes starts running as soon as you get your random topic
- When the time is up there is an alert and the words of your essay are counted.
- On the press of another button you can see a sample essay (from the list provided by riz1983; in this post (ESSAYS in the range of 5.0-6.0 from TestMagic)) on the same topic. I have started putting more essays in either from the essay list here on TestMagic or from posts on the forum. Supposedly all 5+ essays. For the following essay topics I have not found a scored essay (at least not 5 or higher):
1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 9; 10;11; 12;28; 29; 30;31; 32; 33; 40;132; 133;135; 136; 137; 138;140;141; 142; 143; 144; 145; 146; 147; 148; 149; 150;
151; 152; 153; 154;156; 157; 158; 159; 160;161; 162; 163; 164; 165; 166; 167; 168; 169; 170;171; 172; 173; 174; 175; 176; 177; 178; 179; 180;181; 182;
If you have a good essay on one of these topics send it to me by email. If not, WRITE one and send it to me by email.
I will try to integrate as many as possible into the program.
If you think one of the sample essays is not any good, please send me a better one or a corrected version.
Finally, if you find a bug or have any suggestions to improve the program, let me know.
All you will have to do is download the attachment and unzip it. Open the index.html and you will find further instructions.
The zipfile contains the files to run the simulator and the official topic list from the toefl bulletin in pdf format.
I hope the simulator is helpful and I'd be happy to get some feedback on it.