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Manage order and relationships of sentences and paragraphs

Skills needed to score in this band

SKILL 1: Recognize the need for specific examples in order to develop ideas appropriately

SKILL 2: Recognize context beyond the sentence in question in order to make the appropriate correction

SKILL 3: Recognize the function of a piece of text (e.g., adds supporting detail, serves as a transition from one idea to the next or from one paragraph to the next)


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    Recognize context beyond the sentence in question in order to make the appropriate correction


    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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    In context, which of the following is the best way to phrase sentence 6 (reproduced below)?

    Why will Uncle Roger be often labeled as a snob?

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Skills needed to score in the next band

In your reading, be able to recognize coherence, even in paragraphs with a complex development. In your own writing, develop multiple means of elaborating your ideas logically within a paragraph.

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