Ignore the directions, just recognize and remember:
- Read passage quickly for main idea
- 6 Qs: Refer to parts of 1 passage
- Each sentence numbered
- Improve structure & word choice
Typical Question Types
- Best version of the underlined portion of a sentence
- Combining sentences
- Replacing words
- Major revision to the entire passage
- Try all of the options before you decide on your answer. Sometimes more than one choice will work, but you must choose the best one.
- Make sure that your answer about a particular sentence or sentences makes sense in the context of the preceding and following sentences, and of the passage as a whole. Your choice affects the whole passage.
- Read more slowly than you usually do. This is to help you pay close attention. ONLY applies to QUESTIONED parts of passage.
- Context is always key, even when a question only asks about a specific sentence.
- Make sure meaning doesn't change; use correct conjunctions to combine sentences when necessary (or, and, but, etc.)
- Author's tone must stay consistent.
- You can't replace words without knowing context! Read preceding & following sentences.
- Conclusions should summarize entire passage, not just part.
- Major Revision = most difficult Q type for Improving Paragraphs. Know author's Main Point & stick close to it.