ACT English Practice: Paragraph Organization


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[1] I was so excited I could barely pack. [2] That all changed the summer after my sophomore year of high school. [3] My dad announced that we were going to Singapore for vacation! [4] Today I've been all over the world, but until I was 15 I had never left the United States.

What is the most logical order for these sentences?

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[1] I got my first taste of travel abroad the summer after my sophomore year of high school. [2] My dad announced that we were going to Singapore for vacation!

The author would like to connect Sentence 1 to Sentence 2. Which of the following revisions to the portion 'high school. My dad announced' would be most effective?

[1] To prepare for the trip, I badgered all my friends with questions about international travel. [2] At the end of June, when the new passport finally came, I was so excited that I slept with it under my pillow for good luck. [3] In May, when I had to get my picture taken for my passport, we all went together and went out for ice cream afterward to celebrate.

What would be the best way to deal with sentence 2?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will help you assess your ability to organize paragraphs in a logical manner. You will be quizzed on the order of sentences, argument flow, transitions, and how to connect sentences for better clarity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet combo will help you:

  • Discover the best way to combine sentence ideas
  • Learn how to rearrange information for logical paragraph order
  • Use questions to determine what content is important for a well-organized paragraph

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about paragraph organization in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve paragraph flow and argument issues
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept to correctly determine how logic and reasoning influence paragraph organization

Additional Learning

To learn more about paragraphs, review the accompanying lesson on paragraph organization. These lessons cover the following objectives:

  • Learn when to start a new paragraph
  • Know how to vary sentence length to create strong, readable paragraphs
  • Discover how to make sure subjects are clear in each paragraph
  • Learn how to include paragraph transitions