Improving Paragraphs on the SAT: Question Types, Samples & Strategy


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1. Which best describes how Improving Paragraph questions are tested on the SAT?

2. What does organization refer to when talking about improving paragraphs on the SAT?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The improving paragraphs portion of the SAT Writing and Language Test has changed, and this quiz will test your knowledge of the new format. You'll have to know terms related to improving paragraphs as well as topics tested on this portion of the SAT.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz checks understanding of the following:

  • How improving paragraphs are tested on the SAT
  • What the terms organization and development refer to when talking about improving paragraphs on the SAT
  • When you should guess on the SAT

Skills Practiced

Students utilizing this quiz and worksheet will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related SAT Prep lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding test-taking strategies that are effective for mastery of this subtest
  • Defining key terms - ensure you can accurately describe the terms development and organization in relation to improving paragraphs on the SAT

Additional Learning

This lesson, called Improving Paragraphs on the SAT: Question Types, Samples & Strategy, contains the following objectives:

  • Understand how the SAT used to be structured
  • Clarify when to guess and when to leave a question blank
  • Distinguish between strict grammar questions and those dealing with paragraph structure