The time you do devote to preparing for Improving Paragraphs
questions is certainly not a waste. Think of it as a tough training
routine for the rest of the Writing section. By the time you can
identify a problem with a series of paragraphs, you will have mastered
the skills you need to beat each of the other question types: Identifying Sentence
Errors, Improving Sentences, and even the Essay. It might be helpful
to think of all four parts of the SAT Writing section as building
blocks that teach you the skills you need to beat each successive
question type. Even though the questions don’t come in this order,
thinking about how they relate can help make your preparation more
cohesive and effective. Understanding how the parts fit together will
give you a greater mastery of the entire section. To sum up:
- Identifying Sentence Errors teaches you
how to improve sentences.
- Improving Sentences teaches you how to improve paragraphs.
- Improving Paragraphs shows you how to write an essay.