NOTE: This section has 22 questions.
The following section contains 22 questions.
Each passage below is accompanied by a number of questions. For some questions, you will consider how the passage might be revised to improve the expression of ideas. For other questions, you will consider how the passage might be edited to correct errors in sentence structure, usage, or punctuation. A passage or a question may be accompanied by one or more graphics (such as a table or graph) that you will consider as you make revising
and editing decisions.
Some questions will direct you to an underlined portion of a passage. Other questions will
direct you to a location in a passage or ask you to think about the passage as a whole.
After reading each passage, choose the answer to each question that most effectively
improves the quality of writing in the passage or that makes the passage conform to the conventions of standard written English. Many questions include a“NO CHANGE”option.
Choose that option if you think the best choice is to leave the relevant portion of the
passage as it is.
Which choice provides the most effective transition from the previous paragraph to this one?
Which choice provides accurate information from the table?
Which choice uses information from the table to support the point made later in the sentence?
Which choice best maintains the style and tone of the passage as a whole?
Which choice best maintains the focus of the Paragraph?
Which choice most effectively combines the sentences at the underlined portion?
The writer is considering revising the underlined portion to the following:
a process in which adaptations in
one species trigger adaptations in another,
back and forth over time.
Should the writer make this revision?
Which choice provides the most effective conclusion to the paragraph?