These types of questions require that you check EACH answer in the passage then decide whether or not that answer should be eliminated. Do these LAST because of their time-consuming nature and easy traps. IF you have time to attempt these, treat them like T/F questions.
Correct the sentence before looking at the answer choices.
Remember to consider context. (Read two sentences before and two sentences after.)
What types of questions will you see in the Improving Paragraphs section of the test?
… here they are… (question types found in the Improving Paragraphs section)
Revise and Combine (only in Improving Paragraphs section) – either comma plus conjunction or semicolon (used to connect two closely related sentences).
Insert or Add – looking for the most suitable answer; must understand relationships between phrases/sentences indicated. (WT or WA? – Working together or working against?)
Organization – plug one answer in at a time checking for context within the paragraph.
Omission – improve the entire paragraph:
Circle sentence numbers (answer choices) in paragraph.
Read the entire paragraph.
Look for the right sentence to eliminate.
Final Reminders! Before the test: If you have not been to the test center before, get directions at least one day before the test. Don’t stay up late cramming or worrying. Day of the test: Get up early and eat a good breakfast the morning of the exam. Get to the test center 15-20 minutes early. Bring your test ticket, identification, calculator w/ charged batteries and three #2 pencils. Bring watch to monitor time and stay on pace. ...continues on next slide
Final Reminders! Day of the test: continued Wear layered clothing so that you can adjust to the temperature of the room. Bring along a few high-energy snacks and some water for the test’s short breaks. (Although “officially” not allowed, some proctors may tolerate it.) Concentrate and stay focused, but don’t get too uptight. Think positively throughout the test. After the test: You should receive your scores from the College Board within 2-4 weeks after the test. The quickest way to get your scores is at the College Board’s web site ( www.collegeboard.org ). Look in your registration bulletin or call 1-800-SAT-SCORE for more details.