Here are the official directions for Improving Paragraphs:
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 making your decisions, follow the conventions of standard written
English. In choosing answers, follow the requirements of standard
Here’s a quick translation of what these directions mean:
Improving Paragraphs questions present you with a rough draft of
an essay. Some questions will ask you to fix or combine individual
sentences, and some will address the essay as a whole. Note again
the SAT’s emphasis on standard written English.