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Manage order and relationships of sentences and paragraphs

Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Recognize coherence between sentences and fill in gaps when needed

SKILL 2: Recognize the need for transition words to link sentences in a paragraph

 

  1. 1

    Recognize coherence between sentences and fill in gaps when needed

    Example

    The following passage is an early draft of an essay. Some parts of the passage need to be rewritten. Read the passage and select the best answers for the questions that follow. Some questions are about particular sentences or parts of sentences and ask you to improve sentence structure or word choice. Other questions ask you to consider organization and development. In choosing answers, follow the requirements of standard written English.

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    Which of the following sentences is best to insert between sentences 1 and 2?

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  2. 2

    Recognize the need for transition words to link sentences in a paragraph

    Example

    The following passage is an early draft of an essay. Some parts of the passage need to be rewritten. Read the passage and select the best answers for the questions that follow. Some questions are about particular sentences or parts of sentences and ask you to improve sentence structure or word choice. Other questions ask you to consider organization and development. In choosing answers, follow the requirements of standard written English.

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    The slam—a talent show for poets—was going to be anything but dull.

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Skills needed to score in the next band

There are no specific suggestions for improvement for this skill group in this particular score band. However, we encourage you to review the suggestions and examples in other score bands.

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